Note: This page received it's last major ated October 9th, Recent ates are only to fix HTML issues. I was going to delete this page as the information for the most part is very outdated. That being said I see that it still gets a lot of visitors so for that reason I have left it available online. What is affiliate marketing? The simple answer is: a system of revenue sharing between one web site the affiliate merchant, you which features an ad or content designed to drive traffic to another web site the advertiser. The affiliate will receive a fee based on the amount of traffic generated, items sold or memberships created.