affiliate marketing

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In electronic commerce, means of achieving greater market penetration through websites who target specific groups of internet users. For example, (which sells books, electronics, pharmaceuticals, toys, and many other items) has thousands of affiliated interest specific websites from where the visitors can reach products offered by Amazon. The entire sales transaction takes place at Amazon's website which is equipped to handle the complete online payment acceptance process. Amazon passes on a percentage of the sold item's price as commission to the affiliate website from where the sale originated.
See also affiliate model.

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You can pay an affiliate marketing agency to go out and find new customers for you to grow your business faster.
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Sometimes you can pay an affiliate marketing firm to go out and find new customers for you to grow your customer base faster.
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Many websites now use affiliate marketing to broaden the scope of their marketing efforts by partnering up with other companies to cross-promote their business.
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9 Ways to Develop Consistant Revenue Streams (9 of 9)
"9. Affiliate Marketing - There are thousands of companies out there that will pay you for referrals for their product or service. Maximize the traffic to your site by referring visitors to companies of similar but noncompetitive products/services. This could be web hosting, maybe a printer such as vistaprint or shutterfly?"
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