Beginners Guide: What Is Affiliate Marketing Commissions?

What should you know about affiliate marketing commissions? First and foremost, you earn a commission when you sell a product. If you are promoting an eBook that sells for $40, you would earn a percentage of the sale, as outlined in the affiliate agreement, each time you make a sale. 🙂

Affiliate marketing commissions vary by product, by the company, and by selling price. I’ve found that most commissions range from 20% to 50% of the selling price. In my opinion, the industry average is about 40%. I earn between 25% and 40% commission on the different affiliate products I promote on this website. So, that is a real world example. 😀

If you are new to affiliate marketing, you need to educate yourself. I’ll give you a brief overview below, but you should spend some additional time surfing the internet, learning the ropes of affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. Source Wikipedia

Affiliate Marketing Commissions

What Is Affiliate Marketing Commissions?

Affiliate marketing is when someone creates a product, such as an eBook, DVD, seminar or MLM Training course, and allows someone else to sell the product for them, in exchange for a portion of the selling price. Countless companies such as Amazon, eBay, and Site Build It use affiliate marketing Program to grow their companies and increase their market share. 🙂

Advantages of Affiliate Marketing Commissions

The biggest advantage of affiliate marketing is that it allows you to have hundreds (or thousands) of people growing your business Opportunity for you. And you only pay them when they make a sale. Best of all, these affiliates are independent contractors, so you don’t have to pay payroll taxes, health insurance, unemployment taxes, or any other traditional costs associated with employees. 😛

Affiliates are people who agree to promote a certain product or website, for a commission. They normally sign an affiliate agreement with the parent company. The agreement outlines the terms and conditions, rules and policies. It also explains how affiliate marketing commissions are paid and when they will be paid. Most companies send payments once each month, through PayPal or check. 😀 😛

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The Brutal Truth

You’ll find that most affiliates don’t earn anything at all, but some do. Your success really comes down to how many qualified prospects you can send to your affiliate link. Since selling is a numbers game, you must work the numbers. Obviously, you won’t make much money by putting affiliate links on a website that only gets 100 visitors a day. You might get a sale or two a month, maybe. But if you have a high traffic website with relevant, high-quality affiliate links, you can earn a small fortune. 😛

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, affiliate marketing commissions are commissions paid to affiliates when they sell an affiliate product. This is an extremely popular business concept that continues to grow each year. Whether you are an affiliate marketer or affiliate company, you can earn a significant income online with affiliate marketing. Thank You 🙂 

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Muhammad Tabish

Mohammad Tabish is an addicted Blogger and a Professional web developer. He is from Pakistan. He started his first blog (SEO Tech) in 2012 and then, he never look back. He is managing lots of blogs.

9 thoughts on “Beginners Guide: What Is Affiliate Marketing Commissions?

  1. Saurabh Deswal

    Hey! I am newbie to this topic and found this blog really informative. I love to read your blog.Thanks for sharing such an informative post. Keep writing your blogs. I learn a lot from them.

    1. Muhammad TabishMuhammad Tabish Post author

      @Saurabh Deswal,
      Firstly, Thanks a lot for appreciating in such a way that we loved every piece of your feedback. And secondly, Yeah! we will keep it updated time to time with great stuff.
      Keep visiting and enjoy learning

    1. Muhammad TabishMuhammad Tabish Post author

      Hello, Francis
      Glad to know that from such a loyal reader.
      Affiliate marketing is really a fantastic game of earning nice amount with honest help work.

  2. Lesly Federici

    Another informative post! Affiliate marketing is the absolute best. If it didn’t work, why are so many businesses doing it? I promote a company that’s been around since 1959 and it’s success was and is dependent on word of mouth/referrals . You do raise a good point though and that’s the marketing and promotion side of things. But I think if you develop a strong “KLT” factor and a following it helps.

    1. SY Abuzar

      @Lesly Federici
      Exactly! You make a very right point. If you like to enfold content marketing and make its use growing your business, it really makes huge sense to do it properly by giving the strategy the right rate of attention and focus. Hight Quality content that engages your target audience may take a little bit time, but you know the results will speak for themselves.
      We have to develop “Know, Like, and Trust” factor and should strong as possible.
      And, Thank you so much for appreciating as ever.

  3. Priyam Baksi

    Your post is really helpful for newbie blogger. Many bloggers mistake in affiliate marketing which leads them to no earning, this article will surely help them.

    Thanks for sharing this great piece.


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