Most questions asked about Affiliate Marketing

We work with potential clients, early-stage clients who have just started an affiliate program, and some of our long-term clients who have seen the channel in action and know it works here at Martexy. Every day, we get thousands of questions from all three.


There is a huge amount of information on affiliate marketing available on the internet. I decided it would be a good idea to create a complete list of some of the most often asked questions and respond to them as simply and clearly as possible.

Take a look at the 15 most frequently asked questions below.

  1. What is Affiliate Marketing?


There are people who make money mostly from the internet. Affiliate marketing is a powerful way to create a passive income online, among the numerous ways to make money online, such as selling on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or establishing an online business.


Affiliate marketing is a business strategy in which people (affiliates) are paid to promote the products and services of others. The affiliate is paid a commission when a sale is made. Affiliate marketing is an online sales strategy that allows a business to increase sales by allowing others to market to the same audience in exchange for a commission for promoting the product to others. At the same time, it allows affiliates to profit from product sales without having to create any of their own.

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  1. What is an Affiliate Program?

An affiliate program is a comprehensive package for your product or service that you build and provide to potential publishers. It should contain information about the product, its retail value, commission rates, and promotional materials.

An agency, such as Martexy can manage your affiliate program on your behalf, and we work with all of the affiliate networks to ensure that you have access to all of the best – and only the most productive – affiliates that can help your business grow.

That brings me to my next question…

  1. What is an Affiliate Network?

Affiliate networks act as a bridge between publishers and advertisers. We collaborate with all of the main companies. ShareASale, CJ Affiliate (previously Commission Junction), Awin, Rakuten Marketing, and Pepperjam are a few examples you may be familiar with.

The networks make money by charging fees to the merchants with whom they collaborate. These fees are normally negotiated upon with each advertiser and paid as a percentage of each sale made. Because we know we are giving them a lot of business, Martexy negotiates the best deals with the networks.

  1. How can Affiliate Marketing help my business?

The following are some ways that affiliate marketing might help you develop your business:

  • It allows you to save time and money on marketing, allowing you to focus on and invest in other aspects of your business.

It connects you with expert marketers (affiliates/publishers).

It allows your team of publishers to promote your items to new consumers, introducing them to new audiences (affiliates)

  • It is cost-effective and provides an unmatched ROI. 
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  1. Where to start Affiliate Marketing?

An affiliate business can be started in a variety of ways. It all depends on how serious you are about learning this business, how much success you want to achieve, and how much time you are ready to devote to it. Some people are using YouTube, social media, blogs, podcasts and more to do affiliate marketing. Each of these, in my opinion and experience, is a component or a piece of the puzzle that must be put together to make successful affiliate marketing.

  1. How does Affiliate Marketing work alongside other marketing channels?

Hiring an affiliate marketing agency that works with all of the networks is the best method to deal with qualified affiliate publishers. Affiliates are provided access to the networks after they have been carefully examined and have completed a long application process.


Rather than working with only one network, let us handle affiliate recruitment. We have years of data and experience on our side, making it much easier for us to match you with the correct affiliates rather than having to guess.

  1. What is the difference between Affiliate Marketing and Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a method of managing an internet store without having to keep inventory on hand. You advertise the products as if you own them, but when someone orders, you duplicate the order with the company at a lower price. The distributor handles the shipping and packaging for you.


When a customer buys through an affiliate link, the affiliate does not have to handle any money because the customer is sent directly to the merchant’s site to finish the purchase. Cookies are used to track the sale, and the referring affiliate receives a commission. The primary distinction is that in affiliate marketing, the affiliate does not have to handle the sales process or customer service. Even though you don’t handle any inventory as a dropshipper, you are still responsible for the selling process.

  1. Are Affiliate Marketing and Performance Marketing the same thing?

Performance marketing is a type of marketing that includes a variety of pricing systems based on how well an ad performs. The number of times a product is viewed or clicked, or the number of times a sale is made, are examples. Pay-per-click and display advertising are examples of this type of advertising.


Affiliate marketing is a type of performance marketing in which commissions are paid based on the performance, which are usually when a sale is made.

      How do I find qualified publishers?

Hiring an affiliate marketing agency that works with all the networks is the best method to deal with qualified affiliate publishers. Affiliates are given access to the networks after they have been properly checked and have gone through a long application process.


Leave affiliate recruiting to us instead of working with only one network. We have years of data and knowledge on our side, so instead of guessing, we’ll be able to match you with the correct affiliates much faster.

  1. What is a Super Affiliate?

When compared to other affiliate partners in the program, a super affiliate has created a strong and prominent affiliate business and consistently drives a large proportion of sales from any program they represent. Affiliate marketing provides them with a significant income, typically in the five to six figures.

  1. Which Affiliate Network to choose?

Affiliate networks are marketplaces where you may purchase things to sell to clients. Top affiliate marketers provide free registration, so you can get started right away.


Before you choose an affiliate network, look at how much money they’ve paid out to their affiliates. Clickbank and Commission Junction are two major affiliate networks that I will recommend. Clickbank has paid out more than $2 billion to its affiliates. It is apparent that this network is genuine, and you can rely on it to provide you with a long-term income. Furthermore, Clickbank is extremely user-friendly, and you can get started right away without having to pay any upfront fees. As a result, you must ensure that your affiliate network sends you pay checks on a regular basis.

  1. How can I choose a Product?

Of course! To make money with affiliate marketing you are going to sell products to your potential customers. And a customer will only buy your product when it is good enough to solve his or her problems. If you think that customers who are online will buy any junk from you then I am sorry you are mistaken. They will only buy a genuine product that can relate to their problems.

Hence how to choose a product? Well! My simple answer would be please do some research about the product that you will be choosing from affiliate networks. So firstly examine the quality of the product. Try to find out whether it offers solution that is comprehensive and latest. Sell products to others only if you personally like it.

  1. Do I need a website for Affiliate Marketing?

Yes and No might be the answer. If you don’t have any money to start your business as an affiliate marketer, you don’t need a website because domain registration and hosting will cost you money.


If you have a free blogger blog, however, you can begin your internet business without spending any money. To promote your products to a large number of individuals who are online, you’ll need a blog or a website. You must publish great posts of 400 to 500 words every day in order to reach out to them.

  1.  How Much Money Can I Make?

This is a difficult question to answer. However, let me confidently state that affiliate marketing is not a “get-rich-quick” plan. It is not a lottery that will make you wealthy overnight. Of course, you can make a lot of money with it, but you’ll need to learn a few tricks of the trade.


You must improve your writing skills in order to persuade clients to buy your products. When you sell a product, you make money.


Affiliate marketers today earn anything from $10,000 to $50,000 per month. However, you must work hard for years and quickly adapt to the situation. There is a lot of money involved, but don’t expect returns right now. As a result, be prepared for a long journey.

  1. Can you consider Affiliate Marketing as a career?

This is a fascinating question, and the answer is yes, because there are a lot of great affiliate marketers who make thousands of dollars online. I know a lot of full-time bloggers and affiliate marketers who make hundreds of thousands of dollars online. However, it depends on your objectives and financial requirements. With affiliate marketing, achieving long-term success and passing money takes time and there is a learning curve.


In conclusion, I would only recommend that you ask yourself these questions before diving into affiliate marketing.


Please contact us at if you have any more questions that we haven’t addressed. I’d like to speak with you further to see if we can get those questions answered. Good luck with your endeavors!

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