The Difference Between Influencer and Affiliate Marketing

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In the field of digital marketing, we often hear about influencers and affiliate marketers. Some often say that both are very similar in terms of getting businesses the traffic they need. Others say they are different when you look at certain aspects of how they operate.

Here are the key differences when it comes to influencers and affiliate marketers:

Definition

When you talk about influencer marketing, it refers to a mechanism in which a business works with an “influencer” or a Celebrity who can support by promoting the goods/services to their followers.

Meanwhile, affiliate marketing is where the marketer writes content showcasing a product or service on their website and gets paid when the leads enable a sale for the business.

Purpose

Businesses often use influencer marketing to help reach out to more people and let them know about your products. Meanwhile, brands use affiliate marketing to help create leads…

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