Affiliate Networks Explained - Webmasters Get Paid Today!
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An affiliate network is exactly what it sounds like, a network of affiliate programs. Affiliate networks work by having merchant’s signup and submit there commission offer which can come in the form of pay per sale, pay per lead or pay per click. Therefore other webmasters pay you to display there link or banner on your website.
Once choosing the affiliate program that best fits your website tracking is then accomplished by having each affiliate given its own unique affiliate link. This affiliate link tracks when visitors to your website click to the merchant’s website. All you have to do is place this link or banner on your website in some prime real estate so it gets some attention.
Three different types of programs exist, the first of the three being pay per sale. Pay per sale can be a flat rate fee or a percentage of the total sale. I personally prefer a flat rate per sale so I know how much to expect from each sale. The second type of program is pay per lead or action. (more…)