How do affiliates earn money?
Each merchant decides when joining an affiliate network how much commission they are willing to pay affiliates.
The most common form of commission structure is based on the CPS (or commission per sale) model.
Some markets which are extremely competitive will offer higher commissions than less competitive industries.
Affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme and does take hard work and dedication. Most affiliates will have to work hard for at least 12 months before being able to replace their main income source.
How do I know if I visited an affiliate site?
Affiliate networks give their affiliates special links which the affiliate uses to refer the visitors from their site to the merchants website.
Looking for these URL's as you hover over banners or text links will help you identify if visitors are going directly to the merchant's website or via an affiliate's links.
Example network links
The following are examples of the most common affiliate networks:
Affiliate Future - http://scripts.affiliatefuture.com/AFClick.asp?affiliateID=XXXX
Affiliate Window - http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?&id=XXXX
MoreNiche - http://track.moreniche.com/hit.php?w=XXXXXX&s=XXX
How does visiting an affiliate site affect me?
Due to the nature of affiliate marketing you will be directed to the merchant's own website when you click on an affiliate link. This means that regardless if you visit the website directly or via an affiliate, you will see the same result.
You will pay the same purchase price for goods/services, therefore passing through an affiliate site will have no direct impact on your purchase.
All of our affiliates operate in accordance with our best practice framework and therefore we ensure a strict degree of consumer transparency.
If however, you feel that you are being misled by an affiliate website please contact us
Look out for the Affiliate Disclosure badge
MoreNiche affiliates are required to implement this on their websites in the interest of consumer transparency.
This requirement is the result of undertakings between MoreNiche and the Office of Fair Trading and comprises the best practice framework for all their active affiliates.