The core idea is to have people put links to things on their websites, using my affiliate number so I can paid when people click and buy. Here’s the concept: Create nice little packages (various visual sizes) of a link that people could put on their web site. One of things the link can do is purchase something on another website using my affiliate id. Here’s an example: On my website, I might have a link to a song. My little link package might consist of the song title, a thumbnail of the album cover, a little play icon to play online, a little buy icon to purchase it, and a little question mark to provide more info (also reachable by clicking on the title or the album cover). The more info could be a popup or a new window which gives song lyrics, a review of the song, a description, some thumbnails of the cover etc, and a link to buy the song from somewhere that has an affiliate program and which includes my affiliate id. What I want is an easy way for someone to click on my site and move my little link package over to their website (perhaps I could even host that little code packet) and webpage. They could replace my affiliate id with their own if they are an affiliate in their own right. The end result is providing value for other people, and moving my affiliate id around. The necessary item here is having people find my website in the first place. Adrienne’s Bollywood website is a natural. Note that this isn’t terribly different from what happens when you sign up for an affiliate id as the site usually has some sample links for you to use. An extension of this idea would be to gather all of these affiliate items together in one place. It could be a database searchable by topic, category, tag, keyword (let people add tag’s and keywords), thus becoming this kind of affiliate reselling resource as well as a source for nice, informative links for blogs and websites. Possibly a spider could gather and sort (and eliminate duplicates) of all of these items.
25 Jan 2006