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What is Affiliate Marketing ? And how does it work?

by | Aug 22, 2018

If you are interested in Affiliate marketing and you are unsure how it works?

I am going to go through the affiliate marketing process step by step. It is an extremely easy concept and a completely viable business. Many people earn a living from just affiliate marketing and nothing else and it is a pretty much “hands-free” business once it is set up, but many people have never heard of it. So if you are interested in affiliate marketing and you are unsure how it works?

The Dictionary defines Affiliate marketing as…. 

What is Affiliate Marketing ? And how does it work?

Basically, all well-known companies online use or have used Affiliate marketing. Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Airbnb, etc…. All grew their business with Affiliates. This is how it works, step by step…..

Pick A Product or Service

A person such as you or me – Also known as an Affiliate, recommends a product or service online.

The Customer Buys The Product Or Service

If that person buys that shampoo, then you receive a commission from that company. Note, that they MUST purchase it for you to receive a commission. 

You Receive a Commission

You get sent money for your recommendation. Depending on how the account is set up, you could get paid, daily, weekly or monthly or per sale.

Its a win-win with all the large companies as they only pay a commission if they get a sale. No sale, No commision. All companies that use affiliate marketing, have their own setup. You normally need to contact them and request to be an affiliate, so they can check that you meet their criteria. Once you’re approved, you get your link details. You could advertise your affiliate links through a website, a blog, Youtube, Pinterest and many more online channels….. Its all about being creative 🙂


The Amazing thing about Affiliate Marketing and how it works!


Once you have set up your blog, vlog, website etc…. It keeps working for you again and again and again, with very little effort from you. So you could class it as a remote business, so while you are sitting on a beach, eating, drinking or sleeping – you can earn money.

We were lucky enough to join the SFM who teach you Step by Step how to learn affiliate marketing and you can also resell their products for very high commissions, Thousands of dollars per sale depending on what membership you join. They offer a FREE TRIAL to learn Affiliate Marketing step by step. They can explain what affiliate marketing is and how it works. You can even set up to become one of their affiliates. With the FREE 30 day trial, what have you got to lose, or more importantly, what have you got to gain? 

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