Affiliate Marketing is the promotion and sale of company's product(s) in exchange for a commission, provided certain conditions are met. It's a Cost Per Action (CPA) marketing method: you make money only if clients buy from your links.
Since affiliate marketing involves the embedding of links
, html and/or javascript codes in a website, which requires access to a website source code, a privilege reserved exclusively for webmasters or website owners, most companies won't entertain an affiliate relationship with you unless you own a top domain website (, for instance, instead of a sub-domain such as If you are serious about your affiliate marketing business, in addition to the free content-publishing platform, you need to possess your very own platform, id es your website to promote your affiliate products.
Most companies, however, allow you to embed their affiliates links in sites you don't own, provided they (websites) are not sleazy; because no companies want to associate their positive images with disreputable websites.
If you are interested in affiliate marketing, checkout the following affiliate marketing networks:
·         Konga
·         Jumia
·         Club080
·         Market Health
I don't want to bore you with a long list of affiliate networks, just cling to the ones that have proven themselves over the years. I am an affiliate to all four listed above. You can joined them through the banners on my blog (please do me a favour).
It is always a good policy, as an affiliate marketer, to disclose to your readers that you (we) may earn compensation from transactions conducted through your affiliatelinks (which we've just disclosed), specially if you extol the virtues of, tout, endorse or write reviews about the products you are promoting.
As you can see, affiliate marketing is a relatively trouble-free way for bloggers and other website owners to earn money. In fact, these days, even social media sites can become lucrative platforms for affiliate marketing campaigns.
Because affiliate marketing doesn’t require affiliates to offer their own products or services for purchase, but only to place promotions on their sites for other merchants’ products, it frees affiliates from many of the responsibilities and complications of traditional sales models.
Affiliate marketing programs typically work by having the merchant handle all the logistics involved in selling products or services, processing customer orders and payments, and shipping merchandise—all while the affiliate sits back andcollects a commission for each agreed-upon action completed by the visitors the affiliate sends to the merchant’s website via an affiliate link. As long as the affiliate has done her homework and chosen a trustworthy affiliate program, she needn’t worry about non-payment.
Affiliate networks administer programs for individual merchants, handling all the work involved, while generally providing tracking and reporting capabilities to their affiliates to help them keep tabs on their revenues and determine which products or services are producing the best returns. These tools can be helpful to an affiliate in fine-tuning the line of products she decides to promote on her site and, ideally, increasing revenues as a result.

However, all affiliate programs are not created equal. Which are the most popular programs available today? Join one now.