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What Industry is Affiliate Marketing? - [Discover]

What industry is affiliate marketing
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What Industry is Affiliate Marketing?:

Affiliate marketing is primarily considered part of the digital marketing industry. It is expected to reach $17 billion by 2026 (Source: @hafizaderemi/Twitter).

In fact, it's important to understand that affiliate marketing can be applied to virtually any industry.

It's a successful business model [via affiliate program] that has been adopted by companies across various sectors, including e-commerce, finance, education, health and wellness, travel, SaaS, B2C, B2B, and many more.

One of the major benefits of affiliate marketing is that it is a low-risk and cost-effective way for businesses to increase their sales and brand exposure.

Affiliates also benefit by earning commissions without having to create their own products or services.

This industry has evolved significantly with the rise of the internet, social media, and e-commerce.

The process of affiliate marketing involves three key players:

  • the merchant (the company selling the product or service),

  • the affiliate (the person promoting the product or service), and

  • the consumer (the person purchasing the product or service).

The merchant [company, business, or brand] creates an affiliate program and offers commissions to affiliates who promote their products or services.

The affiliate then promotes the products or services through various means such as social media, blogs, websites, email marketing, and more.

The consumer then clicks on the affiliate’s link [trackable] and makes a purchase, which results in a commission for the affiliate.

Affiliate marketing has become so popular that there are now numerous affiliate networks and platforms that connect merchants with affiliates.

Some popular affiliate networks include Amazon Associates, ClickBank, Digistore24, JVZoo, WarriorPlus, CJ Affiliate, eBay, and ShareASale.

“Affiliate Marketing Tracking Software Market is growing at a High CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2029. The increasing interest of the individuals in this industry is that the major reason for the expansion of this market” - DesignerWomen, June 23, 2022

Furthermore, the AI revolution is seen as a pivotal force propelling affiliate marketing forward, as it empowers affiliate marketers to tackle content generation tasks [easily in no time], that were once labor-intensive and time-consuming.

In summary, though affiliate marketing is mainly part of the digital marketing industry, as a versatile business model, it can also be applied to any industry where there's a potential for sales or lead generation.

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