The average commission is about 15 percent to 20 percent. For example, with Amazon books you receive a 10 percent commission for every product that is sold through your affiliate link.
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Remember, the name of the game here is to drive traffic to your site so that as many people as possible see and act upon the advertisements. The best way to increase traffic is to make your Web site or blog as interesting and attractive as possible.