There is no arguing the fact that Affiliate Marketing is the best way to make money online. It holds that regard, not only because it provides a way for literally anyone to make money, but also because there is really no limit to how much money they can make.
Every day there are Billions of products and services being sold on the Internet, and those who are responsible for those transactions, the Affiliates, are earning a good living as a result.
To look at the scope of this phenomenon, regarding its size and growth, one only has to look at the company who started it all, Amazon.com. Amazon’s annual sales total in 2010 was about 34 Billion Dollars, up from 24 Billion in 2009, and 19 Billion in 2008. Statistics show that about 40% of their revenue is derived from third party sellers know as Amazon Associates, or Affiliates.
This means that in 2010 around 13 Billion of the total sales revenue was a result of Affiliate Marketers who earned well over a billion in commissions. Definitely not chump-change! The fact that this company is only a small fraction of the total number of companies who offer affiliate programs, can certainly bring into focus the magnitude of Affiliate Marketing.
To learn about the four key players, and how each one benefits, visit our page titled “What Is Affiliate Marketing.”