The affiliate system consists of you recommending a product or service, and you receive a commission each time someone buys thanks to you. The commission is usually around 6% but it depends on the company you use.
To let the company know which users have purchased with your help, an ‘affiliate link’ is used. The mechanism is simple:
- When you sign up for an affiliate system, the company provides you with an affiliate link that belongs only to you.
- So, when a user of yours clicks on that link, the company already knows it’s coming from you.
- If you buy the product or service, you get the commission.
In short: the affiliate link is the one that sends here. Without that link, the company will not be able to know if that purchase has come from your referral and you will not make any money. That’s why you have to study well where to put those links and in what way.
The system as you can see is very simple: