Podemos conseguir leads a través de las diferentes acciones que vayamos planeando, pero no todos estos leads estarán igual de “preparados” para terminar adquiriendo nuestro producto o servicio. El proceso de generación de leads, en el que un desconocido termina convirtiéndose en un cliente dispuesto a comprar, como norma general, tiene que atravesar las siguientes fases:
In 2006, the most active sectors for affiliate marketing were the adult gambling, retail industries and file-sharing services.:149–150 The three sectors expected to experience the greatest growth are the mobile phone, finance, and travel sectors. Soon after these sectors came the entertainment (particularly gaming) and Internet-related services (particularly broadband) sectors. Also several of the affiliate solution providers expect to see increased interest from business-to-business marketers and advertisers in using affiliate marketing as part of their mix.:149–150
This relationship can take multiple forms. You may partner with a brand launching a specific product and receive a percentage of the revenue generated by your referrals. Or, if you work with websites like Amazon, you receive a percentage of whatever purchase a follower makes through your referral links, even if they don't buy the product you were specifically recommending.