Affiliate marketing is a form of Internet marketing where advertisers reward their partners (affiliates) for the generated sales or leads (such as memberships – subscriptions) that the affiliate has provided.
Affiliates can achieve this by, among other things, placing advertiser ads on their website. If a sale or lead follows from referring customers to the advertisers, the affiliate will receive a fee from the advertiser.
You can also pay by click or per pageview. Examples of typical affiliate concepts include comparison sites, cashback sites or newsletters.
Affiliate marketing can also be used for entrepreneurs as an additional product.