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Difference between an affiliate and an Internet marketer

kallayprasanth05
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Difference between an affiliate and an Internet marketer

I think there is not much of a difference between an affiliate marketer and an Internet marketer. What do you think about it? These two terms can be interchanged I suppose. Internet marketer may have his or her own business whereas an affiliate marketer does not. Any other difference?
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Hi kallayprasanth05,

An affiliate marketer can be an internet marketer, but an internet marketer is not necessarily an affiliate marketer. An internet marketer is one who markets, advertises, or promote a business or product using various methods online, usually for a set fee.

An affiliate marketer promotes a product of another company for a commission. Each product sold through the affiliate marketer's link earns him a commission, unlike an internet marketer.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Thanks for the very good reply Cecille. It is quite often possible that both of them meet at the same platform.
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Frequently the phrases internet marketing and affiliate marketing are being used interchangeably. In other words, all online internet marketing is affiliate marketing, yet not all affiliate marketing is internet marketing.

Affiliate marketing is only one component of Internet marketing some point out the more rewarding, though a lot is dependent on the particular individual as well as the topic matter.

That's my two cents worth have a wonderful day.
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Great point valic2. I actually have advertised multiple affiliate offers offline by publishing offline ads with domains that redirect to my affiliate links. However, I do quite a bit of Internet marketing which does not necessarily involve affiliate marketing as the intent is not on generating a commission. For example, I've done quite a bit of Internet marketing such as email marketing, social media marketing and SEM for a non-profit organization and there is no affiliate component to it.
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I also agree with valic2.

Internet marketing has far more coverage than affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is more focused industry while internet marketing covers a lot of aspects online- email marketing, PPC, SEO, and of course affiliate marketing, etc.

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Good point Mary, but I think email marketing is applicable to affiliate marketing as well. I only wonder why many affiliate programs do not allow email marketing as one of the promotion options!
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kallayprasanth05 wrote:Good point Mary, but I think email marketing is applicable to affiliate marketing as well. I only wonder why many affiliate programs do not allow email marketing as one of the promotion options!


Yes, email marketing is also used in promoting affiliate products. It is one way to build your own list and if successful, you may have a stable income from email marketing alone.

However, I am now aware that there are affiliate programs who don't allow email marketing as one way to promote their products.

I think email marketing is very useful and effective in promoting affiliate products. I do not see why they do not like this marketing strategy.

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I only wonder why many affiliate programs do not allow email marketing as one of the promotion options!


There are some that don't allow it and maybe it's because the product is not the kind that sells well through emails. One way to get around this is to refer your list to a landing page with information about the product.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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I only wonder why many affiliate programs do not allow email marketing as one of the promotion options!


I also wonder if these companies do not want to be associated with anything that might be seen as spamming.

Even if an affiliate has a legitimate list that they mail to, if somebody receives an unwanted email about a particular product it's possible they will complain to the product owner, rather than the actual sender of the email. Or they may have negative thoughts about that product or company, even though it wasn't them sending the email but an affiliate.

The company has no control over the email list or the affiliate's activities (eg, whether the affiliate is using a mailing system that respects unsubscribe requests), so all they can really do is disallow that kind of marketing.
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I also wonder if these companies do not want to be associated with anything that might be seen as spamming.


I think this could be the driving reason why some affiliate networks don't allow email marketing. I remember this wonderful post Jonathan made about the email delivery system and spam: Please compare MailChimp Vs AWeber

As email autoresponders do not wish to be associated with spam, so do product owners/vendors/merchants.

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i know with markethealth you can only email market if you have a proven history of not being a spammer..
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I guess you could severely use mailers, news, words etc for affiliate marketing without using internet marketing not certain how good quality it would be though. You can have internet marketing without affiliate marketing I am immediately not certain you can do affiliate marketing exclusive of internet marketing.
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