Because 2Checkout exclusively sells software and digital products, it is best suited for established influencers whose target audience is interested in buying products in this niche. But while you won’t find any physical products for sale, 2Checkout is probably the market leader in selling software of every type, including very specific use case items (like software that can convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF, for instance).
Tradedoubler was founded in 1999 by two young Swedish entrepreneurs. They have offices in the UK and multiple countries throughout Europe, including Sweden, Germany, France, Poland and Spain. Their focus has always been to provide smarter results for both clients and affiliates through technology. In 18 years, they’ve amassed an army of 180,000 active publishers, connecting them to over 2,000 merchants in Europe and the UK. Many of these merchants are household names.
On parle aussi parfois de sites de niche : des sites sur une thématique très précise, dont le but est d’une part d’informer les visiteurs sur cette thématique, et d’autre part de générer un revenu sympathique (notamment via des mécanismes d’affiliation, comme vous le verrez ci-dessous). Par exemple, j’ai trouvé un site spécialisé sur les hoverboards. C’est l’exemple parfait d’un site de niche: une thématique bien précise, des guides d’achat, des comparateurs et de l’affiliation Amazon.

On parle aussi parfois de sites de niche : des sites sur une thématique très précise, dont le but est d’une part d’informer les visiteurs sur cette thématique, et d’autre part de générer un revenu sympathique (notamment via des mécanismes d’affiliation, comme vous le verrez ci-dessous). Par exemple, j’ai trouvé un site spécialisé sur les hoverboards. C’est l’exemple parfait d’un site de niche: une thématique bien précise, des guides d’achat, des comparateurs et de l’affiliation Amazon.


In February 2000, Amazon announced that it had been granted a patent[18] on components of an affiliate program. The patent application was submitted in June 1997, which predates most affiliate programs, but not PC Flowers & Gifts.com (October 1994), AutoWeb.com (October 1995), Kbkids.com/BrainPlay.com (January 1996), EPage (April 1996), and several others.[13]
The only difference with the offline middleman and affiliate business program is that the online affiliate does not need to get hold of the actual product to earn revenue. He doesn’t need to shell out money to buy the product that he has to sell. All he has to do is create a site that markets the products of the producer. Every time he makes a sale, the producer will take over to send the actual products, receive payments and extend customer support, when necessary. A special web-based script records this process and thus the affiliate is paid for every successful sale he makes.
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