How Affiliate Marketing Works

In the dictionary, affiliate marketing is defined as “a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals”. In layman terms, an affiliate marketing program is a performance-based marketing method often used by merchants to promote the products and/or services offered by their businesses. In turn, the affiliate (basically, the middleman who is doing the promoting) gets financial rewards through commissions, calculated based on the extra traffic and sales he/she brings to the merchant’s business.

So what is it that makes affiliate marketing attractive?

The answer: Anyone can be an affiliate – an affiliate doesn’t have to own or have a share in the business that’s being promoted.

Now, we get to the juicy bit: how do affiliates make money?

With get88*, the process has been made quick and simple. As long as you have a website that’s all set up and running, all you will need to do is include get88* commission-earning links on your website’s content and drive traffic to your website. These links are specific to your affiliate account and will allow us to record the sales you help generate and most importantly, track your earned commissions. Links can be added as text hyperlinks within articles, or even as images and banners. Now, you might be worried that the latter might require some graphic design on your part, but don’t worry, because we’ve already done the hard parts for you! The get88* team has created a readily available library of marketing tools and resources that you can embed onto your website whenever and wherever you like.

For example, the image below shows a basic affiliate website, with an embedded banner that promotes the get88* brand. The idea is to pique the interest of your visitors and prompt them to click on that banner. Let’s say, for instance, that a visitor is interested in learning more about get88* and clicks on that banner.

The banner, using your unique affiliate link, will redirect that visitor to the get88* website. If the visitor decides to sign up and purchase our site’s products and services, you will receive an affiliate commission (depending on the agreed upon commission structure).


Of course, this is a simplified example of how affiliate marketing works to generate an income, but you get the idea. Once you’ve gotten the hang of how an affiliate marketing program works, there are many creative techniques and methods that you can use to earn steady commissions!

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