For those of you that dabble in the pay for performance world of affiliate marketing, I am sure this article title grabs your attention. That sounds crazy but the latest Comscore press release states that the first 32 days of holiday spending online was over $20 billion. If we assume all of those sales were referred by someone (assumption) and the average payout is 5% (which is another assumption), then the total paid out to affiliates would be $1 billion in just 32 days. Not a bad haul.
The numbers quoted above just to make a point. The point is that online spending is growing year after year and it would not be a stretch to assume that affiliate payouts are higher than ever. If you have ever wanted to begin earning online you may want to take a look at networks like CJ and Linkshare which allow you to get started in affiliate marketing. Creating a website has never been easier. From hosting to domains you can get setup quickly. Once you have your own site just add the affiliate deals you wish to promote and that is all there is to it.
Here are all the stats on the Comscore site for the first 32 days of the November – December 2012 holiday season: U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion for First 32 Days of the November-December Shopping Season, up 14 Percent vs. Last Year