Unfortunately, the 2Checkout dashboard is a bit limited in scope, making it difficult to get any metrics on conversion rates or even sorting by commission payouts. The workaround is to go to the Avangate store, which does list their best-selling products, and then search for these on the affiliate dashboard. That being said, 2Checkout does offer products from more than 4,000 different vendors, making it the leading affiliate network for software and digital products.
En France, il existe deux sites pour cela: Foule Factory (mais qui n’accepte plus les nouvelles inscriptions, victime de son succès) et Clickworker. Foule Factory annonce des gains possibles de 15 € par heure, mais j’ai un peu de mal à y croire 😉 Quant à Clickworker, ils proposent une app IPhone, pratique pour faire quelques tâches lorsque vous attendez dans la queue à la boulangerie.
De plus en plus fatigués du tourisme de masse, beaucoup sont à la recherche d’un tourisme différent, fait d’expériences différentes et originales. Finies les visites de musée à en vomir, vous pouvez proposer une vision différente : par exemple “Les canaux de Paris la nuit” ou “Les alentours d’Aix en Provence chers à Paul Cézanne” ou encore “Baladez-vous en montagne en 2CV”. Les gens sont friands de ces expériences pour ainsi dire uniques. Faites-les rêver.
In 2006, the most active sectors for affiliate marketing were the adult gambling, retail industries and file-sharing services.:149–150 The three sectors expected to experience the greatest growth are the mobile phone, finance, and travel sectors. Soon after these sectors came the entertainment (particularly gaming) and Internet-related services (particularly broadband) sectors. Also several of the affiliate solution providers expect to see increased interest from business-to-business marketers and advertisers in using affiliate marketing as part of their mix.:149–150
Since the emergence of affiliate marketing, there has been little control over affiliate activity. Unscrupulous affiliates have used spam, false advertising, forced clicks (to get tracking cookies set on users' computers), adware, and other methods to drive traffic to their sponsors. Although many affiliate programs have terms of service that contain rules against spam, this marketing method has historically proven to attract abuse from spammers.
Affiliate marketing has grown quickly since its inception. The e-commerce website, viewed as a marketing toy in the early days of the Internet, became an integrated part of the overall business plan and in some cases grew to a bigger business than the existing offline business. According to one report, the total sales amount generated through affiliate networks in 2006 was £2.16 billion in the United Kingdom alone. The estimates were £1.35 billion in sales in 2005. MarketingSherpa's research team estimated that, in 2006, affiliates worldwide earned US$6.5 billion in bounty and commissions from a variety of sources in retail, personal finance, gaming and gambling, travel, telecom, education, publishing, and forms of lead generation other than contextual advertising programs.
Aujourd’hui, les biens les plus vendus à l’aide des plateformes d’affiliations sont les produits électroniques (logiciels, livrels, etc) et les livres, mais je crois que dans le futur, nous verrons de plus en plus de publicités pour des produits physiques (exemple: un vélo, un ordinateur, des outils, etc). Je dirais même que les lecteurs d’un blogue sur la course à pied auraient un avantage à être exposé à des pubs de chaussures et de vêtements sport, plutôt qu’à une annonce du ebook : “Comment faire de l’argent sur internet”.
Some commentators originally suggested that affiliate links work best in the context of the information contained within the website itself. For instance, if a website contains information pertaining to publishing a website, an affiliate link leading to a merchant's internet service provider (ISP) within that website's content would be appropriate. If a website contains information pertaining to sports, an affiliate link leading to a sporting goods website may work well within the context of the articles and information about sports. The goal, in this case, is to publish quality information on the website and provide context-oriented links to related merchant's websites.
In the case of cost per mille/click, the publisher is not concerned about whether a visitor is a member of the audience that the advertiser tries to attract and is able to convert, because at this point the publisher has already earned his commission. This leaves the greater, and, in case of cost per mille, the full risk and loss (if the visitor cannot be converted) to the advertiser.
Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC – Pay Per Click), e-mail marketing, content marketing, and (in some sense) display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.
Another difference is that with affiliate marketing business, an affiliate can sell different products all at the same time. His selling potential is limitless. Even if the products are not related to one another, he can still do affiliate marketing. He only needs to create a separate website to market different products. Unlike with offline middleman marketing, a middleman must only sell related products to maintain his credibility, for who would take a salesman seriously who sells cars and baby products at the same time?