What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is the process by which a person or company called an “affiliate” earns a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s products. Affiliates are “commissioned” independent sales people that simply search for products they like or enjoy, then promote that product and for their promotion earn a piece of the profit from each sale they make.  Sales made by affiliates are tracked via something called “affiliate links” from one website to another.