Welcome again to CTCDC’s Blogs. Today, I will take you through the world of ‘Affiliate Marketing’. If you are new to this concept or trying to enhance your knowledge in Affiliate Marketing, then this blog is a must-read for you. So, let’s get started.
Over many years, there has been tremendous growth in the Online Marketing Industry. There has been a constant increase in the number of sources from which one can earn through Online Marketing business. One of the most popular and important models of Online Marketing is Affiliate Marketing. Before going forward, let us first understand what is actually meant by this term.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a way of bringing the merchant and the marketer together wherein both of them agree to invest their money and time to market the merchant’s products. If the marketer is successful in selling the merchant’s products, he gets paid for the same. On the contrary, if he is unable to sell the products, then he is not paid anything by the merchant. The parties involved in Affiliate Marketing are Advertiser, Publisher and the Customer.
Now let us understand the role of each of these players.
Key Players of Affiliate Marketing:
- Advertisers: Advertisers are also known as Merchants. They have the potential business and offer income in return to the sales of their products. They are liable to pay only if sales happen.
- Publisher: Publishers are the Marketers that invest their time to advertise and sell the products of the Advertisers. The more is their sales; the more is their income from affiliate marketing.
- Customer: Customer is the person who is buying the products being offered by the Advertiser and advertised by the Publisher under Affiliate Marketing.
Types of Affiliates:
There are many types of affiliates that one can work with. This can be decided based upon the scale of business and the product being offered. Let’s take a look at the different types of options available.
- Webmasters: These are the type of affiliates who have or are willing to have a domain of their own. Anyone can contact them for a tie-up with them for a partnership and advertise their products on a sharing basis.
- Search Affiliates: Search Affiliates are those affiliates that invest a lot of their time and money in optimizing the search engine, social media platforms, and other online marketing channels. With the optimization strategies & SEO Services, they generate income for themselves as well as for the affiliates.
- Bloggers: Bloggers are the kind of affiliates who review the product of the advertiser and post the review and information for the same. The Advertiser can touch base with any of the bloggers, send him his products and ask him to share the reviews online. They play an important role in bringing traffic to the website.
- Coupon Sites: Coupon Sites are the sites that contain the offer coupons of a variety of products and companies. The customer automatically gets driven to these sites to avail of the benefits being offered by these sites. The best part of these sites is that these generate organic traffic for the Advertiser.
- Review Sites: These affiliates build a dedicated website to review the products of several companies under a common niche area. Then they post their reviews on their products. These affiliates earn a handsome income for the sales that get generated through their reviews.
- Email Marketing: This is one of the oldest forms of affiliate marketing. An Advertiser can tie-up with few numbers of email vendors who do email marketing for the Advertiser and get paid in return to the sales that are generated out of the email marketing campaigns.
- Traditional Media: This is one of the oldest forms of affiliate marketing. An Advertiser can tie-up with different media channels like TV, Radio and Print Media. An Advertiser can make a proposal for affiliate marketing to these channels individually.
Benefits of Affiliate Marketing:
- Opportunity for Partnerships: With the help of Affiliate Marketing, an Advertiser can get an opportunity to go for many partnerships and alliances. This can be an added advantage in the growth of the business.
- Cost-Effective: Affiliate Marketing is one of the most cost-effective methods of online marketing. The Advertiser needs to pay only when the sales are done and else not.
- Generates Traffic: Affiliate Marketing not only helps in increasing the sales of the business but also diverts the traffic to the website of the Advertiser and the Publisher.
- Increased Sales: Affiliate Marketing definitely helps in increasing sales as many hands work at the same time to achieve a common goal.
- Increases Customer Base: Affiliate Marketing keeps automatically generating and adding new customers to the system on an ongoing basis.
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