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What is Affiliate Marketing – Beginners Guide to Start Affiliate Marketing

Hello, In this post we will learn about how to start Affiliate Marketing. Well, there are many ways to earn money from your blog online. Such as advertising, providing services, selling something, etc. But the method we are going to talk about today is considered to be the best way to earn the most. The name of that method is Affiliate Marketing.

In this post we will cover these things:-

  • What is Affiliate Marketing?
  • How does Affiliate Marketing work?
  • Definitions related to Affiliate Marketing.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Related to Affiliate Marketing

So let us understand all these in detail one by one.

What is Affiliate Marketing? 

Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners 

Affiliate marketing is a method of marketing in which a person promotes or recommends the products of another company or organization through one of his sources, such as a blog or website. In return, that company or organization gives some commission to that person. There is a different commission according to different products. This commission can be a percentage of the sale or even a certain amount. These products can be anything, from web hosting to clothing or electronics.

How does Affiliate Marketing work and How to Start Affiliate Marketing?

The company or organization that wants to promote its products, it offers its Affiliate Program. Now any other person like a blog or website owner joins that program, then the company or organization gives him any banner or link etc. to promote their products on his blog or website. Now in the next step, that person puts that link or banner on his blog or website in different ways. Now many visitors come to that person’s blog or website. When a visitor clicks on that link or banner and reaches the website of the company or organization offering the affiliate program and buys something or signs up for a service, then that company or organization commissions him in return.

Definitions related to Affiliate Marketing:

To understand this topic deeply, know these definitions.

  • Affiliates: Affiliates are called those who join an affiliate program, promote their products on their sources such as blog or website.
  • Affiliate Marketplace: There are some companies that offer Affiliate Programs in different subjects, they are called Affiliate Marketplace.
  • Affiliate ID: A unique ID is given to each Affiliate by Affiliate Programs, which helps in collecting information in sales.
  • Affiliate link: Some links are provided to each affiliate for the promotion of different products, by clicking on which visitors reach another website, where they can buy a product. Through these links, only those with Affiliate program track the sales.
  • Commission: The amount, which is given to the affiliate according to each sale. It can be a percentage of the sale or a pre-determined amount.
  • Link Clocking: Most affiliate links are long and strange in appearance. To shorten such links using URL shorteners.
  • Affiliate Manager: Some people are appointed by some Affiliate programs to help Affiliates and to give them tips, they are called Affiliate Managers.
  • Payment Mode: This means that the medium through which you will be given your commission. Different affiliates offer different modes. Such as check, wire transfer, PayPal etc.
  • Payment Threshold: The minimum amount that when you earn, you will be paid your dues. The payment threshold amount of different programs is different.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to how to start Affiliate Marketing?

So, after knowing so much about Affiliate Marketing, let us know the answers to some such questions which can often come in your mind regarding Affiliate Marketing.

Can Affiliate Marketing and Ad Networks such as Adsense be used on the same website or website?

Yes, Affiliate Marketing and Ad Networks can be used together. For many people, Affiliate Marketing is a better source of earning than ad networks.

Is it necessary to have a blog or website for Affiliate Marketing?

It is not necessary, but still the best source of earning money from Affiliate Marketing is blog or website.

Which companies or organizations offer affiliate programs?

See, not every company or organization offers affiliate programs. You have to find out which companies or organizations offer these programs.

So how to find out which companies or organizations offer these programs?

When Google Search will come in handy, simply search the name of that company with the word ‘Affiliate’. In this way you will be able to know whether that company offers Affiliate Program or not. Anyway, there are many blogs on the Internet, where you can find out which companies or organizations offer this program and even you can read full reviews about them.

Learn Affiliate Marketing

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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