In Affiliate marketing model, They are three main persons play a role on affiliate marketing model they are merchant, affiliate, and customer. Merchant who is the owner of the product, where affiliate is users(who want to make money on product from merchant) and customer who buys the product. Affiliates create relationship with merchant(business) and then advertise their products by using websites. If customer likes your website content about the product and if they purchase your products and services then you will get a commission from that particular product.
How we create relationship with merchant?
we have different affiliate programs or partner programs online like Amazon, eBay, blue host, Hostgator, Shopify, Fiverr, and so many programs are there in the market. you can sign-up with a single merchant (company or product owner) or multiple to promote their products. There are no fees to sign-up with any of these merchants.
once you sign-up the merchant reviews your account and the details you submitted. The merchant(s) typically vet your account to identify if, you have the expertise or the basic know-how to promote, market, and sell their products. And do you have a steady source of traffic coming into your platform?
How to promote the products?
They are different methods and channels to promote the product. For example blogs, courses, vlogs(video tutorials), ebooks, PPC ads(pay-per-click ads), etc.
Once the merchant approved they give a unique ID for you which will be added to your links. These links are called Affiliate Links. when a customer clicks on your affiliate links, the merchant recognizes the customer, as someone referred from your links.
In addition to the single merchant(company), there are more complex Affiliate networks such as JVZoo, Rakuten, ClickBank, and ShareASale. In these affiliate networks, you can find a range of products that you may consider signing up with and promoting.