What Is An Affiliate Program?

So, what is an affiliate program? An affiliate program is a program, run by a company or a third party for the company, that allows other companies, or individuals, to advertise and market the company's products or services for a commission fee per item sold. The incentives offered by these programs encourage new and experienced internet marketers to sign-up as affiliates.

By understanding what is an affiliate program, it should be easy to imagine that just about any product or service can be marketed and sold through an affiliate program. Books and Art, Travel, Dating, and Health and Beauty are some of the more popular affiliate program categories.

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