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Internet Marketing And Affiliate Marketing: They Are Not The Same

By Michelle L Published 11/29/2009 | Internet

I am sure you must have heard about internet marketing (or I-marketing) and affiliate marketing but did you know that these two terms are not exactly the same? This is because affiliate marketing is a kind of internet marketing but not all kinds of internet marketing is not affiliate marketing.  The term internet marketing is actually a very broad term and it includes all the efforts taken by people to earn some money from the internet.

There are different kinds of marketing that is included in internet marketing and some of these are web site flipping, e-mail marketing, selling physical products, membership sites and search engine marketing. Now, affiliate marketing is actually one kind of internet marketing where a person promotes the products sold by the affiliate merchants. For the efforts undertaken, the merchant or the producer of the products or services will pay commission to the marketer. This is the kind of marketing that has attracted the attention of many people because it is a lucrative online business. However, this does not mean that it is a very simple task because affiliate marketing requires you to spend your time and effort if you wish to earn money online.

Internet marketing is an effort taken by people in the hope that they will be able to make money online. If you do some research, you will find that the number of internet marketers have increased tremendously over the years. With the world economy not doing well, it is normal for people to want to earn some extra money online and this is where the importance of internet marketing is felt. Out of these people who wish to make money from the internet, a large portion of them choose affiliate marketing.

The reason why both internet marketing and Affiliate marketing are increasing in popularity is because of the fact that they are not expensive and it is possible for online businesses to target their customers effectively through this kind of work. This is probably the reasons why online firms are making use of internet marketing to market their products or services. Through this kind of marketing, it is possible for companies to reach out to a large number of people and give their business the exposure that it deserves.

So if you are thinking about internet marketing for your business, you need to first determine what kind of I-marketing are you going to choose. It can be affiliate marketing, search engine marketing, etc, to name a few.