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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Affiliate Programs

Affiliate advertising is a popular blog monetization method. Many companies pay bloggers to become their affiliates. Affiliate advertising programs also link online publishers, such as bloggers, with a wide variety of companies looking for affiliates.
 
In simplest terms, bloggers can become affiliates of one or more companies and place ads for those companies on their blogs. When a visitor clicks on one of those ads and completes a predetermined action (for example, makes a purchase), the blogger is paid a percentage of the sale or a predetermined fee. Companies of all sizes use affiliates to advertise their products across the web.
 
While some affiliate programs have participation requirements related to your blog’s traffic, ...

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