Affiliate programs allow regular people to sell content that they didn't create, and earn a percentage of the sale. Much of the products that are sold by affiliates are in the form of ebooks. This is due to the fact that ebooks don't have to be shipped or produced from any physical materials. Affiliates who market ebooks generally just have to use their own website to provide a link to the website that sells the ebook. When a user clicks on the affiliate's link and purchases that ebook, then the affiliate gets a percentage of that sale. Some programs that set up this arrangement include companies called ClickBank and Commission Junction.
If you have your own website, you can become an affiliate and start selling ebooks. All you have to do is make a link from your website to the website that sells the product. Most of the time, affiliates will also provide some information about the product. You can write reviews of the product that attempt to sell it to readers. You can also put your links into newsletters or other emails that you sent out on a regular basis.
Some products that are sold by affiliates have been accused of being scams. Some of the ebooks are sold with the promise of teaching you how to make money online. The ebook's method of doing this is to teach you how to sell that very same book. The affiliate then creates a new website that sells the ebook, which promises to teach others how to make money online. All of this only makes money for the person who wrote the ebook in the first place, because the ebook tricks everyone else into selling it for them.
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