Affiliate programs are becoming increasingly popular in the digital world as businesses try and gain a majority share of their industry. Creating affiliate sites using WordPress has become a niche industry which – for some – is extremely financially rewarding. However, like everything in the digital world, affiliate marketing with WordPress isn’t for everyone. Is it worth it for you?
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Basically, affiliate marketing involves you promoting someone else’s products or services and receiving a commission on every sale or conversion that you make. Affiliate marketing has existed for decades in the physical world, but it’s very different in the digital space.
On the internet, affiliate marketing can be completed by pretty much anyone. For example:
- Owners of existing websites might choose to include affiliate banners or affiliate links throughout their website, making the most of space that they would have been using anyway.
- High-profile social media influencers use affiliate marketing regularly, promoting certain products or services in order to make a profit.
- Dedicated affiliate marketers create affiliate-based websites designed to generate affiliate income.
For the rest of this article, we will be assuming that you want to create a dedicated affiliate website with WordPress.