Affiliate Marketing Explained

What is Affiliate Marketing ?

Affiliate Marketing can be described, in simple terms, as selling products or services through a web site and receiving a commission on each purchase or lead. There are a very large number of merchants (or advertisers) in the UK who are actively encouraging affiliates (or publishers) to promote their products and services through the affiliate’s web sites.

Getting started in Affiliate Marketing can be done quite simply.

1) You will need a web site
2) You will need to join affiliate networks
3) You will need to add some text links or some banners to your web site from merchants
4) If any of your visitors click through from your site to the merchant site and make a purchase or complete a lead you will be credited with the commission.

Some of the biggest brands in the UK have affiliate marketing programmes, including Marks and Spencers, John Lewis, BT, Vodafone, Barclays, HSBC, British Airways and Virgin as do many more large and small companies. Joining all of the affiliate networks will give you access to these programmes. is updated daily with details of all the new affiliate programs that join the major UK networks.