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The Different Types of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a broad term that refers to a sort of on-line revenue share scheme, involving advertising and selling. It dates back to late 1994, when many e-commerce sites started employing the system and finding that it produces fantastic results. Currently, affiliate marketing is actually a serious player within e-commerce strategy.

When an affiliate joins in with an e-commerce merchant of some sort (be it a subscription service, a shopping site etc?) payment is received through referrals done from the affiliate`s website ? done through the following methods

1)Pay-per click systems basically, the affiliate displays adverts on their site and is paid when a customer or internet user clicks on that website

2)RSS feeds or blogs ? even personal sites can sit under this category. Blogging is fast becoming a staple form of marketing and promotion, and affiliate marketing partners well with this form of online communication

3)Comparison sites and shopping directories ? such as review sites or legit advertising sites

4)Loyalty sites ? this is when a reward system is in place via a cash back or points back system (or charitable donations)

5)Coupon sites that focus strictly on marketing and promotions

6)Email lists ? legit email lists to subscribers of the affiliate`s website etc ? NOT spam

7)A registration path ? when a person registers with a specific site, be it for a newsletter or subscription, offers from other companies are represented and advertised

8)Networks ? there are many affiliate marketing networks. Some even function on a multi-tier or multi-level marketing sort of set up.

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Category: Affiliate