An Affiliate is someone who is involved in Affiliate Marketing, through an Affiliate Program. Affiliate programs are extension of online merchant’s marketing and promotions, where they pay only on a Cost-Per Performance Basis.
This usually means that you are only paid when someone buys a product, such as the Amazon Associates program, or when someone signs up for a program. However, there are many other type of Affiliate Programs out there, including those that pay when someone fills out a form (Cost-Per-Lead) or those that pay when someone Downloads a product or game. (Cost-Per Download)
While there are many, many different types of Affiliate Programs, we highly recommend that you look at our CPA Affiliate Network Reviews and find a great company to work with.