Simply put, an affiliate program allows you to grow your list and make more sales at the same time. When other people join your affiliate program, they agree to promote you, your products or services on their own time and using their own resources. In exchange, you offer them a commission on any sales that result from their efforts. Each and every affiliate partner will have their own list of clients they can promote you to.
Affiliate marketing has another side of the coin: You can join other people’s programs and sell their products – but here’s one important step: don’t just settle for a sale, always make sure you get the buyer to your own list as well, so you can continue to market to them!
There are several options for you to set up your own affiliate program. I use and recommend 1ShoppingCart. You are also invited to join my affiliate program and make 10%-50% commission, even on services!