Affiliate marketing is the Internet equivalent of a salesperson working on commission. In this practice, a business offers affiliate marketers a certain percentage of sales profit based on site visits or customer purchases. These site visits and purchases are tracked through the use of affiliate links which are unique to each affiliate marketer and each product.
Affiliate Link Guidelines
You may include affiliate links that originate at a top-level domain which you own in your articles. These affiliate links are transparent and build trust between author and reader, and they also increase the credibility of the author's brand and their status as an expert.
It is not permissible to link to the top level domain of an affiliate product and then instruct the reader to use your affiliate code when purchasing the product. This practice misleads the reader by not preserving transparency and destroys your credibility as an expert author.
Acceptable affiliate link:
Affiliate links that will NOT be accepted: