Basically, if a link on an affiliate brings us money (through a sale), we will pay the affiliate a 10% commission, this is known as Pay-per-sale (also called cost-per-sale).
Pay-per-sale (also called cost-per-sale): Amazon.com’s affiliate program is an example of a pay-per-sale arrangement.
In this arrangement, the merchant site pays an affiliate when the affiliate sends them a customer who purchases something.
Some merchant Web sites, like Amazon.com, pay the affiliate a percentage of the sale and others pay a fixed amount per sale.
Why do we have a affiliate program? Recruiting affiliates is an excellent way for us to boost sales online, it is an effective marketing strategy; it’s a good way to get the word out about our products.