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What is an associate program?
An associate program is another
name for an affiliate program, a business arrangement in which a
merchant web site pays someone a commission for referring customers to
the merchant's site.
I prefer the word "associate" because it sounds more businesslike - more like a business partner - than "affiliate".
Associate programs are also known as referral programs and bounty programs.
Amazon.com, one of the pioneers in affiliate marketing, has an "associateS program".
For newcomers to Internet marketing joining an associate program is an excellent opportunity - a way to earn money without producing your own product.
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