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					Affiliate marketing has become one of the top ways for people to make money on the
Internet. In affiliate marketing is an agreement between a merchant and a website
owner to sell the merchant product. When a sale is made, a website owner earns a
commission.

There are several benefits to affiliate marketing and in this article we're going to talk
about a few of those.

1. Mutually Beneficial

Affiliate marketing is mutually beneficial meaning that both sides benefit when a sale
is made. This is great because it encourages the merchants to provide top products and
high commissions.

It's excellent for the website owner is well, because they don't make any money unless
they make a sale. Therefore both sides benefit when a sale is made and both sites have
an incentive to do a good job.

2. Everyone Can Join

There are numerous success stories of people who had no background in affiliate
marketing gone on to become full-time Internet marketers selling other people's
products.

The fact you do not have to have any experience attracts a large crowd of people, of
which a few of them will do very well. The majority will not achieve success because
affiliate marketing is hard work, but that is not the fault of the industry or the
merchants who provide products.

3. Low Overhead

It does not take much money to start an affiliate marketing business. From the
merchant standpoint they really have nothing to lose because they are not hiring
hourly employees or salaried employees to work for them. They pay out commissions
when a sale is made.

From the affiliate standpoint they really do not have a lot of overhead because all they
need is a computer with Internet access, and they can be in business. They do not have
to go out and buy a bunch of tools or equipment to start their business.

4. Marketing Material Provided

A top quality affiliate program is going to provide all the marketing materials that
their affiliates need to be successful. This is excellent for the merchant because they
just have to create these marketing materials one time. And then they can concentrate
on recruiting affiliates to sell the products.

It's great for the affiliate because they do not have to go out and create banners, email
marketing campaigns, websites, classified ads, and so on. The affiliate concentrates on
getting traffic to the website for the various marketing materials that are provided for
them.

In summary there are many more benefits, including unlimited income potential,
joint-venture possibilities, and other things, that come from affiliate marketing. It is
all good for both the merchant and the affiliate marketer.

				
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