Affiliate marketing has now invaded Hollywood? We know it invaded US politics in Washington as some politicians (current and retired) are silent affiliate marketers or in MLM. Maybe we can look forward to hearing in the next few years about more celebrities going from actors and actresses to home-based affiliate marketers. Wouldn’t that be something?
Affiliate marketing currently lacks industry standards for training and certification. There are some training courses and seminars that result in certifications; however, the acceptance of such certifications is mostly due to the reputation of the individual or company issuing the certification. Affiliate marketing is not commonly taught in universities, and only a few college instructors work with Internet marketers to introduce the subject to students majoring in marketing.[41]
Some advertisers offer multi-tier programs that distribute commission into a hierarchical referral network of sign-ups and sub-partners. In practical terms, publisher "A" signs up to the program with an advertiser and gets rewarded for the agreed activity conducted by a referred visitor. If publisher "A" attracts publishers "B" and "C" to sign up for the same program using his sign-up code, all future activities performed by publishers "B" and "C" will result in additional commission (at a lower rate) for publisher "A".
I’d stick with Amazon if I were you. All of my Amazon sites only have Amazon affiliate links. If you use Google Adsense display ads on your site, you’re literally taking people away from your site for the sake of just a few cents with these type of ads. If you direct them just to Amazon, then you have a greater chance of earning more money from that click.

Products are now put in a category. The commission will be based on the category each product has been placed in whether or not the category is correct. For instance, I had a sale for a child riding toy tractor. Instead of it being in toys category which would have only earned me 3%, it was actually placed in lawn and garden category which I then actually earned 8% instead.
Présentement, je suis éditeur (affilié) de l’annonceur (marchand) Amazon.ca et Amazon.fr. Lorsque je désire faire la promotion d’un produit de Amazon.ca sur mon blogue, j’ouvre tout simplement une session sur Amazon.ca et je recherche le produit que je souhaite promouvoir. Lorsque j’ai trouvé le produit, Amazon génère un lien unique que j’utilise sur mon blogue. Par exemple, dans ce présent billet, je mentionne le logiciel Antidote . Si vous survolez le lien avec votre curseur de souris, vous pourrez voir le lien unique. Si vous cliquiez sur le lien, vous seriez transporté vers le site internet d’Amazon, sur la page du produit en question. Si vous décidiez d’acheter le livre, Amazon me récompenserait en me donnant une commission (autour de 4-5% du prix de vente du bien).
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