Affiliate marketing opens up the possibilities of generating revenue from the internet. The phrase ‘affiliate marketing’ describes the activity of one individual or organisation rewarding another for leads resulting in sales.
Amazon were the first to start the affiliate ball rolling with their ‘associates’ scheme set up in July 96, you could and still can register to display ads on your site which click through to Amazon, you can earn up to 15% revenue of sales made via leads generated from your website.
If you have an non trading site this may be a way to recoups some of your costs, who hasn’t been to a blog and seen a rack of ad sense (google ads) on the site?
One of our customers specialises in making and selling maps for expedition trips to places like Alaska and the Galapagos Islands. As a result of targeting their site and search engine traffic they also now sell cruises and travel books and get commission as a result.