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Affiliate Marketing – Can anyone make money from it?

Firstly, let’s look at what affiliate marketing is.


An affiliate is a set of programs that generate leads, which then turn in to sales for other websites. Commission is then paid to those sites that host their services/products.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based marketing sector in which a business rewards its affiliates for each customer it gains the company via their marketing efforts.

You could say that affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods in their campaign to get those all important leads. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (often paid for), and e-mail marketing. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Another approach used by some affiliates is to offer customers free gifts in exchange for referrals to their site/services, but I will tell you more about that later on. This is an area in which I have been working for the past 3 years, and an area in which I have been able to earn a fairly considerable amount of money in a fairly short period of time. I would now say that I am pretty much an expert in this area and I am beginning to find new ways to make money from this type of affiliate marketing and find new ways to get those all important referrals. This is the area which I am going to explain to you in detail and give you all the information you need on how to make money from this sector of marketing yourself.


These types of sites are often referred to as “Freebie Sites” and many people are immediately put off them simply because they believe that nothing in life is for free. This is completely untrue and is where a lot of people are losing out. People who are lucky enough to stumble across these sites, but then decide not to give it a go, are making a very big mistake. I was once this type of person. I accidentally stumbled across the freebie scene just over 3 years ago when I found a site similar to this one: Free Consoles, and I originally thought that it was too good to be true. I made this assumption based on an idea that many people share, “Things that seem too good to be true often are”. This statement is correct in many cases, but not in this one.

This type of affiliate marketing has been around for a fair few years now in America, and there are several huge companies who have shipped out millions of dollars worth of free gifts (e.g. iPods, iPhones, HDTVs and games consoles). However, the story in the UK is slightly different. Affiliate marketing of this kind only really took off on a large scale approximately 3 years ago. People who had heard of the success in America decided to set up their own freebie sites and tried to emulate the success that some of the American sites have had. Many of these sites have gone on to be extremely successful and the appropriately named “Freebie referrals.

So how does this work? How can sites give away Community” has exploded in size over the past 2 years, and this has seen a tremendous increase in customer service and general easy of use of these sites when earning freebies. There are now several well established sites which people are using on a daily basis to earn freebies just from gaining the site new top brand products for free?