Empower Network defines affiliate marketing and explains the difference between affiliate marketing and network marketing
Many of you may read our previous blog where we described and defined network marketing. We thought we’d continue to down a path of knowledge and explain the difference between network marketing and affiliate marketing.
At Empower Network, we bring the best of both affiliate marketing and network marketing together.
Once you read this blog post, you’ll be able to see what we’ve taken from each business model to create our own crazy unique business style.
Network marketing is a type of direct sales business model that generally consists of a company offering a direct sales business opportunity in exchange for an upfront investment.
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing that involves a business rewarding affiliates for each customer brought through the affiliate’s marketing efforts.
To break it down for you, network marketers are in essence, running a simple and easier to enter franchise of a larger business whereas true affiliate marketers are more of an advertising and referral marketing team for a large business.
Affiliate marketers are not actually directly selling a product.
They use websites, social media and other techniques to refer people to their affiliated company’s products and where the products can be purchased. Affiliate marketers earn money when someone they refer to the business’s website purchases something.
Another key difference between affiliates and network marketers is affiliates get paid the same amount of money, generally a percentage of the sale, for each referral they get. They may be given a bonus if they recruit other affiliates, and it’s worked out when the affiliate signs on with the company.
In affiliate marketing, you don’t have to buy anything from the company you are affiliated with, whereas, as we mentioned previously, if you decide to become a part of a network marketing team, or start your own team, there is an upfront investment associated with joining.
In affiliate marketing, there is no team building.
Network marketing revolves heavily around networking and building a strong team, and can be done online or offline. The success of a network marketer often depends on his or her interpersonal skills.
As you can probably tell from reading this blog post, Empower Network operates similarly to an affiliate marketing company by rewarding our affiliates via a network marketing company structure.
What style do you think is the best fit for you?
Or do you think our mashup of the two styles works best?
Let us know in the comments below.
The income examples shown are extraordinary. The income claims presented are not intended to serve as a guarantee of income. Instead, they’re designed to give consumers an idea of what’s possible. Success in this business, as with anything, requires leadership, hard work and dedication. Since Empower Network wants to help consumers make an informed decision, it’s gone above and beyond with its income disclosure document. To see the average earnings, please see the Full Income Disclosure.