How Affiliate Marketing Works



What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing involves a merchant paying online entities outside of their company, known as affiliates, for referring new business. Affiliate marketing is performance-based, so affiliates only receive commissions on successful transactions


Affiliates range from an everyday social media user to content sites that specialize in a specific industry.

The affiliate's goal is to introduce people to the merchant's brand. This can be through promotions, coupons, and much more. If people make it to the merchant's website via the affiliate then the affiliate receives commission.

Why it Works

Affiliate marketing is a performance based industry so affiliates are incentivized to send traffic to your sites. As you expand your online marketing efforts with affiliate marketing the advertising will pay for itself.

Where does LinkTrust come in?

As your advertising efforts grow and you begin to have a large number of affiliates involved in multiple transactions, payments start to become more complicated. That is where we come in. LinkTrust is an Affiliate Marketing Software designed to make this process as easy as possible for you. LinkTrust will turn out to be the cheapest employee by automating mundane processes and allowing you to manage all affiliates with ease.


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