Affiliate marketing is an online marketing practice in which a business rewards their affiliates for each visitor brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts. In other words, affiliate marketing is a way to get someone else selling or marketing your product or company and hence, you can save money as you will only need to pay for results.
Furthermore, there are different types of affiliate web sites available on the Internet. These sites, most of the time, are categorised by affiliate advertisers or merchants and affiliate networks.
Here are different types of affiliate websites that you can find on the web.
You will find affiliates and affiliate merchants using pay per click search engines, as this helps them to promote advertisers offers. Then there are comparison shopping websites, or shopping directories that help with pay per sale.
You will come across many loyalty sites as these are an important part of an affiliate network. Usually, these sites are characterised by providing a reward system for purchases through discount, points back, or cash back.
You can also find coupon and rebate web sites that focus on sales promotions, content sites, and niche market websites that include product review sites.
Moreover, a number of affiliates utilise blog sites or weblogs, as these are free, to sell and promote advertisers websites. Some use their personal paid web site, and promote affiliate merchants as sponsors. But, the majority of them use weblog to promote a link.
Next you will find e-mail list affiliates, that is, owners of big opt-in mail lists that normally use e-mail drip marketing technique, and newsletter list affiliates that are in general more content-heavy.
Then there are registration path or co-registration affiliates who take in offers from other merchants during the registration process on their personal web site. Furthermore, there exists cost per action networks, that is, top tier affiliates that expose proposals from the advertiser with which they are affiliated to their personal network of affiliates.