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Published on November 16th, 2010 | by Janine Popick

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Affiliate Marketing – An Easy way to Earn Extra Cash

Screen shot 2010-11-16 at 11.13.29 AMIf you’re not familiar with Affiliate Marketing, let us demystify it for you. Basically, you have  an Affiliate (your business) that helps promote another company (a Merchant). Basically you get paid every time you send the other company a new customer.

The “promotion” can take place in Screen shot 2010-11-16 at 11.13.52 AMa variety of forms, including banners ads on your site, text links, search engine marketing, and, of course, email marketing. You can even include ads for other companies in the emails you already send and make money  doing it. When someone clicks on one of the ads and buys something, you get paid from the other company.  It may sound complicated, but it’s pretty simple in practice.

Becoming an affiliate is easy and FREE. There are several websites out there that are dedicated to Affiliate Marketing and take care of all the tracking to make sure you get paid correctly. Three of the larger sites out there are Commission Junction, Linkshare, and Buy.at.

Did you know VerticalResponse has an Affiliate program? We do! We’ve had a thriving affiliate program since 2003. As a VerticalResponse affiliate, you will have access to your choice of ads and trackable links that can be placed on your website, social site or emails.Screen shot 2010-11-16 at 11.13.59 AM  When your site visitors or referrals click though these links and purchase – you get paid! Join our program free today by selecting the affiliate network of your choice.

Our affiliate program is the same in all three networks, so it’s really just a matter of preference. Not only can you earn top dollar for your referrals as a VerticalResponse affiliate, but we’re also giving away a couple of Gold passes to the Affiliate Summit this coming January 9th-11th in Las Vegas. The Affiliate Summit is one of the largest gatherings of merchants and affiliates each year and a great way to meet new potential business partners.  To enter, contact our affiliate programs manager with your affiliate ID number. 

Two winners will be randomly selected on Wednesday November 24, 2010! If you have any questions about the VerticalResponse affiliate program or if you are having problems getting approved, please contact Bonnie D’Amico at bdamico@verticalresponse.com for more information.

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One Response to Affiliate Marketing – An Easy way to Earn Extra Cash

  1. Affiliate programs says:

    Not as easy as its supposed to be 😉

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