Affiliate marketing has come out to be an effective way which blog owners and website owners can earn money online. When you sign up for such program then you allow related website to promote their products on their website. For instance, if your website is related to weight loss and you maintain information about it then you can sign up for a related affiliate program. Under this the companies who sell weight loss products can advertise their products through your website. The links are placed on your website and when people click on it then they get to the advertised website. This helps them to get traffic and you get to earn revenue for diverting the traffic to it.
When you sign up for such programs then the company maintains and manages the links and they help you to keep a track of it. Some of these programs offer monthly statements also where you can keep a check on the income and know how much commission you have earned through the different links. Advertisers find it to be useful as well because it helps them to get relevant traffic at their website and promote their products better. It increases traffic and helps in promoting the online business.