Affiliate Marketing Basic Concepts: Guest Post

There are different methods of online marketing. A product, website, service, etc., available online can be marketed in different ways, one of which is Affiliate Marketing. The term affiliate marketing is self-explanatory. An affiliate means a partner, associate, member, colleague, or a contact, who promotes one’s website, product or service on his/her own marketing efforts. Such affiliates are rewarded for every new client they get in. The reward could be in cash or in kind, depending on the organization’s policies. In web marketing, the concept of affiliate marketing works very well. However, we see the same, in our day-to-day life. We see people recommending some particular store or brand to someone; we see people engaging in chain marketing and getting new people in the business, etc.; all this is affiliate marketing. The same concept applies to different websites providing different services or information, like sample resumes, resume writing, online resume services, online shopping, etc.

This terminology in online business can be simply put forth as the act of promoting a business, and in turn getting rewarded for the same. The best way of promoting a business through affiliate marketing is through your blogs. When you as a writer or publisher, promote some product or service on your blog, and your followers pay attention to the same, your half task is done. For further action, your writing should be such that the readers not only read your blog, and look at the website you have mentioned, but also buy something, or avail of their services, in case of resume websites uses their resumes, etc. Thus, for every client or user that you add to the promoted website, you get paid or rewarded.

Besides buying, when you refer a particular website to someone, and that particular person registers on that website, provides a phone number or email address, and takes up a survey, you get points, or monetary rewards for the same.  In terms of commission, the percentage is usually fixed, and the person referring others will get commission based on the number of referrals he/she generates.

Get started, and use affiliate marketing for promoting shopping websites, sample resume websites, resume cover letter websites, online surveys, etc., and get paid or rewarded in turn.


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  1. I’m new to affiliate marketing. So this is useful info. In life as we know it, I find myself recommending stuff to people all the time. Of course, I only recommend what I love and use. This habit of mine should translate well into the online world. Looking forward to it. Cheers!

  2. Hi Arion, another good way to do affiliate marketing is to build a list of targeted customers, and market the affiliate program to them, perhaps over a series of messages if that’s possible. Regards from Julieanne

  3. From my experience, the best online shopping sites to promote are and If you are planning to promote on these good shopping sites, one of the best things to do is to promote those products that are in demand nowadays or simply those that are considered Bestsellers.

  4. Andy,
    your guest poster, Arion, did a nice job. I didn’t know that there were some affiliate programs that gave you points instead of money just when people fill out forms and surveys. I know some educational sites actually pay money for the leads you generate for them with their affiliate link on your site.

    When you do review a product which you are selling through your affiliate link, it’s important to give a fair, unbiased review, or you will lose credibility with your audience!


    – Jupiter Jim

  5. Affiliate Marketing is a great way for bloggers and online marketers to generate an income when they don’t have products of their own to promote.

    Some people make a living off of affiliate marketing so it’s definitely the real deal.

    It takes time to make tons of money though. Definitely not a get rich quick type of thing.

  6. Well i think when you do review a product which you are selling through your affiliate link, it’s important to give a fair, unbiased review, or you will lose credibility with your audience, thanks for the post, keep sharing.

    • Chris,

      I could not agree with you more! It is ok to sell products through a review as long as you do not sugar-coat and exaggerate.


  7. Hi,

    My name is Alia and I am a writer and a blogger. I’m just getting in touch to ask if you’re open to reviewing content from freelance. If so, I’d love to put together a high-quality article written specifically for the site.
    here is absolutely no charge for this and no strings attached; the only thing I would ask in return is that I’m able to include two do follow links to the sites of my choosing within the article – nothing shady or unethical, just one of the professional businesses I freelance for and I have some ideas that I think your readers would love:
    1.5 Tech Rules Entrepreneurs Should Live By
    2.Stay away from bad customers:Discover which customers add the most value to your business
    3.Here’s an insider’s guide to 4 of the best startup resources for entrepreneurs
    Do let me know if you’re interested, and if so I can write something for you over the course of the next few days.

  8. Everything posted was very logical. However, what about this?
    what if you wrote a catchier post title? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added a title that grabbed people’s attention? I mean Affiliate Marketing Basic Concepts: Guest Post | is kinda boring. You might peek at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create post headlines to grab people to click. You might add a video or a picture or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it could make your blog a little bit more interesting.

    • Check some other blog posts before you get to into this title idea of yours. This was a great guest post. If you have a better title than I challenge you to send me a blog post that fits the guidelines with a catchy title.

  9. I really enjoyed your article about the meaning of Affiliate
    Marketing.It is fact that nowadays it is the most advanced part of
    Internet Marketing.It is an outstanding method to create an income
    from the internet advertising, apart from of the size of your company.

    • Sarah,

      Affiliate marketing is a tremendous asset to any business. Definitely something for any business to consider.