The idea behind affiliate marketing is to earn passive income by promoting other people’s products. You promote a particular product in your affiliate network and persuade people to buy it or subscribe. If someone makes a purchase via your recommendation (secured by your personal and unique affiliate link given to you by the company), the company whose product you are marketing pays you a reward or a commission for the purchase.
Affiliate marketing in the simplest of terms can be defined as gaining a commission by simply promoting products from other companies. The deal is simple; when you see a product that you find interest in it, all you have to do is promote it and any sale you make, you get some profit. It is not all about promoting that makes you an affiliate marketer. Truth is that you can be the marketer of the product and at the same time the creator of the product and this is going to be a double gain for you.