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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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Affiliate Marketing

Your network may also generate revenue from affiliate sales. If your community has interests in products or services beyond the ones your company or organization already provides, you may be able to increase your revenue with referral fees from other companies seeking your target market.
Affiliate marketers will pay either a commission or a fee per lead for those names that you provide to them. For example, if you talk about books on your network, you might want to have an affiliate link with an online bookseller like Amazon or Barnes & Noble. When members of your community click that link to make a purchase, the retailer gives you a commission based on the size of the member’s purchase. Alternatively, you might have members ...

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