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How do I generate revenue in affiliate marketing?

As a publisher (also known as an affiliate), you may enter into an agreement with an advertiser(s) to become eligible to earn commissions for your efforts in generating sales or other actions (such as leads or software trials) on the advertiser's website. Once you have been accepted into an advertiser's affiliate program, you will have access to special coded affiliate links and banners that you can place on your website, blog, social media, or in emails. When a visitor clicks on your affiliate link, they will be directed to a page on the advertiser's website. Advertisers pay a commission for each qualifying purchase or action you generate for them.

For example, if a visitor clicks an affiliate link on your website and is directed to the advertiser's website or on to a product page, and makes a purchase of that product (or any other product that is commissionable) within a specified time frame and according to other details of your agreement with the advertiser, you will earn a commission for that sale.

To understand the specifics of an advertiser's commission offer, how commissions are paid, and the qualifying actions, you should review the advertiser's terms and conditions and offer details carefully.

Rakuten Advertising acts as the trusted third-party that brings together advertisers and publishers and provides reporting and payment services.

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