"Purely promotional offers and articles designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your articles identified as overly promotional:
including more than 2 links to any one domain keyword stuffed: repeatedly emphasizes words or phrases (often times with bold or italics) short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site solely promotes a product, site, program, organization, or service excessive Amazon Capsules including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your article
Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.)."
I'm aware of that section, however what that prohibits is Hubs which are designed SOLELY to promote those links. If you've written a useful article and you are recommending the product you're linking to, it is permitted, following the same rules as for Amazon (which is an affiliate link too, of course).
Remember, there is a box to tick when you're creating a link, asking you to indicate whether it's an affiliate link (so it can be marked "no follow"). If it wasn't allowed, why would that even be mentioned?
Yes, of course I know SELF-promotion is not allowed.
Adding an affiliate link to a company (not your own) is not SELF-promotion.
As Psycheskinner says, affiliate links are not blanket-banned. A few dubious affiliate companies (like Clickbank) are blacklisted. Affiliate links that lead to spammy single-product websites aren't allowed either. But a useful link to a product that's affiliated through a reputable merchant or network (like ShareASale, for instance), is allowed.
As for getting paid - you get paid either by the supplier, if you're a direct affiliate, or by the network if it's through a network. The affiliate provider doesn't need to have any relationship with HubPages because they don't need to do anything on HubPages itself. The special affiliate code enables the merchant to identify and track the reader arriving at their website.
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