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Is Affiliate Marketing real business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by imnot, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. imnot

    imnot Newbie

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    Just wondering whether its real business as we are just acting as a broker here but we don't have customers here whom we have to support right? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    What are you talking about???
    Of course it is a business...
    You can either hire affiliates as part of your company or hire them as independent contractors... either way, they are providing work for your company by generating leads; these leads bring money both to the affiliate and the network and of course great benefits to the advertisers.
    How can it not be a business?
     
  3. PerformanceMarketing

    PerformanceMarketing Newbie

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    Yes it is.

    The vast majority of traffic is not coming from single affiliates in their bedrooms etc.

    We have companies pushing well over $300million/year in our space, and guys floated on public stock markets.

    The affiliate business, is any traffic bought on a performance basis.

    This encompasses a huge amount of business.
     
  4. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    Business is:

    if

    [Client Need] => [Supplier Inventory]

    Then

    [Supplier Inventory-1] = [Client Need Filled]

    This can be in the form of widgets of any kind, ads, affiliates, monkeys, and more recently in china cans of fresh air.

    Of course the methods of delivery, the inventory, and the payment, is entirely upto you.
     
  5. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    Yes, definitely. An affiliate business could even be considered a "Web Asset" company. So your business could be owning the advertising properties and websites, and your service is selling the space to the product owners / manufacturers.
     
  6. ttavid

    ttavid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes it is a business. I kind of like selling a sales service.