Affiliate Programs / Networks are companies that provide other website owners the ability to create advertising campaigns.
This expands website owners advertising reach and increases their browser popularity.
In return for this, Advertisers / Merchants are willing to share a percentage with Affiliates / Publishers.
Affiliate Programs / Networks also allow Affiliates / Publishers the ability to place links on their website, as a form of
a contingency based advertising service.
Basically, if you have a website that sells something, you can use text or banners to place your link to your site on other
websites if you are willing to share.
If you have a website and would like to profit from it, you can place other links on your site from other websites that are
willing to share.
NOTE: When signing up as an Affiliate / Publisher, it is helpful to request Advertisers / Merchants that are related to the
content of your website. This helps establish relevance and credibility.