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How Affiliate Marketing Works

What Is Affiliate Marketing

In this article, I will be discussing how Affiliate marketing works. Affiliate is a great way of making money online. In basic terms, you earn a commission by promoting other people’s or company’s products. You advertise or promote their products on your blog or Youtube Channel.

There are different platforms that allow you to sign up with different affiliates. You may also contact any company you wish and find out about their affiliate programs.

Here is a list of Affiliate Platforms

  • – Sign up here.
  • adMarula – Sign up here.
  • Affiliatenetwork – Sign up here.
  • Gainrock – Sign up here.
  • Share-a-Sale – Sign up here.

How do I get paid?

Some of these companies pay directly into your South African bank account while others may pay via PayPal. See How To Withdraw PayPal Funds In South Africa


Deciding on which affiliate program to use is the easiest step. Building a website around the products you are going to sell or refer is the hardest part. But as I explained in How To Create A Blog In 5 Easy Steps – by this time you would have decided on a niche. So once you have signed up with the affiliate networks above, browse the products on offers and see what best suits your website or blog!

Affiliate Marketing Alternatives

Adsense is a great alternative to mainstream affiliate marketing and, if done correctly, can be highly lucrative! Sign up here. Be sure to read my article How To Create A Blog In 5 Easy Steps to shed some light on Adsense.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. I hope it has shed some light on the subject and that it has given you a better understand of how affiliate marketing works.

If you have any questions or would like me to write an article discussing a subject, please do not hesitate to contact me!


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