Horyzon Media Clics est une société indépendante commercialement, mais utilise la technologie fiable et reconnue de TradeDoubler pour administrer ses campagnes. Son activité principale est le CPC (Cost Per Click) mais Horyzon Clics propose également des programmes d’affiliation avec des programmes au lead (inscription à des formulaires ou autres) et des programmes de paiements à la vente. Horyzon Media Clics a 8500 sites paternaires, 4 millions de clics par mois et 2 milliards d’affichages par mois.
A relative newcomer to the affiliate space, MaxBounty was founded in 2004 in Ottawa, Canada. MaxBounty claims to be the only affiliate network built specifically for affiliates. MaxBounty is exclusively a CPA (Cost Per Action/Acquisition) company that doesn’t deal with ad banners or the like, just customer links that the publisher (blogger) chooses where to place on their website.
The only difference with the offline middleman and affiliate business program is that the online affiliate does not need to get hold of the actual product to earn revenue. He doesn’t need to shell out money to buy the product that he has to sell. All he has to do is create a site that markets the products of the producer. Every time he makes a sale, the producer will take over to send the actual products, receive payments and extend customer support, when necessary. A special web-based script records this process and thus the affiliate is paid for every successful sale he makes.