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An automated marketing program where a web advertiser or merchant recruits web masters to place the merchants banner ads or buttons on their own web site. Webmaster will receive a referral fee or commission from sales when the customer has clicked the affiliate link to get to the merchants web site to perform the desired action, usually make a purchase or fill out a contact form. Ex. Pay per click, pay per lead, pay per sale

Affiliate marketing


Affiliate marketing

More commonly used to earn a commission on the sale of products, but the model can be used to receive payment for other user actions such as requesting a demo, downloading a white paper, or filling out a contact form
Ex. Amazon


CPA (cost per action)

A fixed commission is paid for each action (purchase, download, etc)


CPL (cost per lead)

A few paid for each sales lead provided


Revenue share

A percentage of the sale value is provided; often tier based


Affiliate marketing examples (7)

Personal websites, content and niche sites, email lists, loyalty sites (points or cash back or charitable donations), coupon and promotions sites, comparison shopping (see also PPC advertising), search affiliates



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What does an affiliate do

Refer potential customers to a merchants website or other offsite destination (such as Facebook tab)