How to Put an Affiliate ID on a Website

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For those website owners looking to make money online, affiliate marketing is one way to make it happen. Affiliate Marketing is an arrangement where a product owner pays a commission to the affiliate marketer on the sales generated by the affiliate. If you want to make money online without having to create your own product, affiliate marketing is the quickest way to do it. When you sign up as an affiliate, you receive a unique identifier called an "Affiliate Link." Every time someone clicks on a link with your affiliate identification embedded within it and purchases the product, you get a commission. Promote as many products as you want, in as many markets as you want.

  • Open an affiliate account. Choose the company and the products you would like to represent and sign up as an affiliate. In most cases, the sign-up is done directly from the company's website through the "Affiliates" page. Join a plethora of affiliate programs through affiliate networks such as Commission Junction, ClickBank and LinkShare. Each site requires you to choose a user name and password for accessing your affiliate account.

  • Obtain your login details and sign in into your affiliate account. Choose the product you want to promote on your website. Follow the instructions given and copy your affiliate link for the product. Many product owners also provide affiliate banner images. If you'd like to use the product banner image on your website, right-click the banner image and select "Save As" and save the image to a folder on your computer.

  • Log in to your Web host's "Control Panel." Click on "Upload" if you are also using an affiliate banner image. Browse and find the image where you saved it on your computer. Click on "Upload" again to finish uploading the banner image to your Web host.

  • Select the "File Directory" link within your "Control Panel."

  • Select the "Edit" option for the page in which you to insert the affiliate link or product URL. The page's HTML editor will open.

  • Put the affiliate URL in the HTML editor. Use the following HTML code to insert the affiliate link.

    <a href="Product">http://www.productwebsite.com/id=yourAff_ID">Product name or enter text here</a>. This tells your website visitor what he is clicking on.</a>

    Use the following code to insert a banner image.

    <a href="&lt;img">http://www.productwebsite.com/id=yourAff_ID">&lt;img src="&lt;/a">http://www.productwebsite.com/bannerimage.jpg">&lt;/a>

  • Click "Save" and then "Publish" to save and reflect the changes you made to your website.

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