How Do Affiliate Marketing Programs Work?

Have you ever wondered how do affiliate marketing programs work? I bet you do.

If you want to read more about affiliate marketing programs, here’s a good article to start with: What is an affiliate marketing program?

What you need to know (as a start) is that affiliate marketing is a great way to start making money. And I seriously mean a massive amount of money!

To give you an idea on how much you can probably earn, here’s a screenshot of my earnings with a company I am currently working with:


Now, that’s a good amount of passive income, isn’t it?

If you are wondering how you can make money through affiliate marketing, here are some quick tips:

  • Find a niche
  • Leverage social media accounts
  • Start a blog (even if you hate it)
  • Write posts and upload videos
  • Constantly perform marketing on social media

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How does affiliate marketing programs work?

Let’s put it in a very simple explanation. Brands engage in affiliate marketing simply because they can:

  • Reduce manpower
  • Increase sales
  • Have a wider range of ‘influencers’

Now let’s take an example of buying a GoPro (these are purely assumptions but they are important for you to understand the concept).

  • Selling price of one GoPro: USD $100
  • Commission for affiliate marketers (like you) upon successful sale: USD 15
  • Nett profit for the brand: USD 85 (100 minus 15)
  • Nett profit for the affiliate marketer: USD 15

Now, take a moment to think about this. From the standpoint of the brand, a fee of USD 15 is relatively small to pay a seller simply because there is no fixed cost. The brand does not need to pay the influencer monthly just like a full-time salesperson. Instead, they are only required to pay once a sale is completed.

How about the affiliate marketer point of view? It is also a win-win situation because he or she would probably just need to spend a few minutes a day (or in a week) and have a good chance of closing a sale.

You might think that USD 15 is a relatively small profit for the marketer but do your math with the assumption that the marketer is able to sell 100 pieces of GoPro in a month. Not only that the affiliate marketer is able to make USD 1,500 easily, the company may even increase his commission rate!



If you are a blogger or looking for some work-from-home opportunities, affiliate marketing is the best way you can earn some decent money legitly.

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