What is Affiliate Marketing?

What is Affiliate Marketing_ 1200x628

Affiliate marketing is taking over the Internet.

According to HostingTribunal, the Affiliate Marketing industry is worth $12 billion and it’s growing fast.

Companies like Peerfly and Awin handle billions in revenue for countless clients by providing affiliate publishing services and top affiliate programs including Clickbank, Amazon Affiliates, eBay Partner Network and Rakuten Linkshare. Even if you’ve never heard of these affiliate programs, odds are your friends, family or favorite influencer has either made or spent money through an affiliate link. 

This blog will answer the question, “What is affiliate marketing?” by giving a full overview of the history and current state of the AM industry.

The History of Affiliate Marketing

Any marketing program that uses a third party (affiliate) to reach customers is using affiliate marketing. Instead of paying the affiliate up front for spreading their message, companies will pay a percentage to the affiliate after each transaction. This exchange is low risk and high reward for both sides. 

The business does not have to go through the effort of creating engaging advertisements and delivering them to viewers. Instead, they can outsource the job to influencers and content creators who already have the attention and trust of their target audience. 

For the affiliate, they are getting paid to deliver authentic reviews and advertisements of products they are already passionate about. They can make the ads non invasive and low maintenance while still turning a huge profit via passive income. 

According to SkimLinks, Modern affiliate marketing was the creation of William J. Tobin in 1989, whose PC Flowers and Gifts went on to make $6 million in 1991. Other affiliate programs evolved throughout the 90’s as technology developed. CDNow and Refer-It were successful in the late 1990’s and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission published its first guidelines for Internet Marketing to begin regulating the rapidly growing industry.

The Current State of The AM Industry

Popular markets including Fashion, Retail, Media, Finance, Travel and Leisure are all heavily involved in the current AM industry. Large and small retailers and businesses will reach new clients with offers through micro or macro influencers for no up front costs.

Why is Affiliate Marketing so Effective?

The science behind AM’s success is simple. 

Every customer and owner knows that word of mouth is the most powerful form of advertisement. But affiliate marketing is even more powerful than word of mouth.

The Internet has made it possible for customers to review and rate every business on the planet. The networking effect that makes social media addictive and causes memes to go viral also applies in AM. When you connect all those factors, you have a powerful formula for reaching customers with valuable products and services at scale. And that sounds like every business owner’s dream. 

Even if you don’t own a business that needs to advertise with affiliates, you can create passive income by becoming an affiliate yourself. If you have a small following on social media, a respected podcast in your niche community, or a topic you are passionate about, you can find an affiliate product that leverages your skills into passive income.

Are You Ready To Make Money Through Affiliate Marketing? Contact EMoneyPeeps

It’s way easier than you think! 

Make money from multiple income streams from home, set your own hours, and achieve your goals at your own pace through affiliate marketing.Join our supportive online community of experts, affiliates and happy customers to get the best resources for your business’ growth including Website Hosting, Content Marketing, CRMs, Testimonials and Memes

We provide simple and detailed video instructions for starting, creating, and marketing your business online. Become an EMoneyPeep today and join the #1 affiliate marketers in the world with tens of thousands of affiliates by clicking HERE now!

We really hope this article has been extremely helpful to you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments section below or just say hello 🙂

Sincerely,
Your Friends And Partners
Richard And John Weberg

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Table of Contents

Get Our Content Automagically!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Most Popular

Richard And John Weberg in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the infinity pool
Get More

Related Posts

3 Top Digital Marketing Tips 1200x628

3 Top Digital Marketing Tips

The Internet is filled with digital marketing tips. But not all advice is good advice. Since every business operates differently, when it comes to marketing, not every rule is universal.  Whether you are branding a

how to get more leads

3 Easy Ways to Get More Online Marketing Leads

Every website marketer wants to know how to get more leads. Leads live up to their name by leading to more sales. If you break your sales process into parts, you can collect leads that

UX Design for Websites_ Where to Start 1200x628

UX Design for Websites: Where to Start

Creating the right user experience (UX) for customers is the most important part of building your business’ website. In this digital age, customers will prioritize companies that make their lives easier, and a well-designed website

How To Start and Grow a Profitable Online Business Today!

Learn How We Make Over $667 Daily From Affiliate Marketing & How You Can Too

Richard And John Weberg in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the infinity pool