Affiliate Programs are promotional programs, policies and/or strategies employed by companies to drive sales and/or reward customers for repeat patronage, purchases and support.
Sometimes, an affiliation-fee may be charged by a company, for the permission to represent, sell, support or display that company's products/services.
Sometimes, an affiliation-bonus may be paid out by a company, in gratitude (in return for) representing, selling, supporting or displaying a company's products/services.
Web Affiliate Programs
On the web, Affiliate Programs are particularly designed to drive traffic and create new customer acquisitions.
- Microsoft Affiliates: http://store.microsoft.com/affiliates
- Apple Store Affiliate Program: http://www.apple.com/storeaffiliates/
- iTunes Affiliate: http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/
- Google AdSense: https://www.google.com/adsense
- Yahoo! Small Business Affiliate Program: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/partners/affiliate
- Affiliate Program: http://www.valuecommerce.com/affiliate/
- Affiliate Program: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
- WebServices: http://aws.amazon.com
- ECS: http://aws.amazon.com/ec2
- MechanicalTurk: https://www.mturk.com/
- eBay Partner Network: https://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com
- eBay Developer API: http://developer.ebay.com/
- Commission Junction (CJ) - Affiliate Network: http://cj.com
- Training on how to use CJ: http://www.cj.com/resources/training/publishers.html
- SabbyApple - clothing/jewelry: http://www.shabbyapple.com/t-affiliate.aspx
- HasOffers - Affiliate Network SaaS provider: http://www.hasoffers.com/ (build/manage your own Affiliate Network)
- Top Affiliate Networks (infographic): http://zacjohnson.com/top-affiliate-networks-infographic/
- Affiliate Program Tutorial: http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/188/1/Affiliate-Program-Tutorial/
- How to Really Make Money on the Internet With an Amazon.com Affiliate Site: http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/homebasedbusiness/ht/amazonaffiliate.htm
- Canadian Tire closes their online affiliate program – will CanadianTire.ca survive ?: http://www.robinmajumdar.com/2010/07/07/canadian-tire-closes-their-online-affiliate-program-will-canadiantire-ca-survive/
- Yahoo Puts Shopping API on the Clearance Rack: http://blog.programmableweb.com/2010/01/11/yahoo-puts-shopping-api-on-the-clearance-rack/
- Why Would Anyone Be An Apple Store Affiliate?: http://www.affiliateconfession.com/2007/11/27/why-would-anyone-be-an-apple-store-affiliate/
- Twitter And Facebook Turn Everyone Into An Affiliate Marketer: http://techcrunch.com/2009/11/15/twitter-facebook-amazon-affiliate-marketing/
- Commission Junction SmartZones - Do They Work?: http://www.inyourweb.com/2009/05/commission-junction-smartzones-do-they.html
- Mahalo - How Does Commission Junction work?: http://www.mahalo.com/answers/how-does-commision-junction-work