Because that's what affiliate marketing is. You tell people about a product you like. They go and buy that product, mention to the vendors that you suggested it and presto! the merchants pay you a commission. And it's sometimes up to half the value of the product. Shock horror
Pretty freaky but it made sense
So I looked around for affiliate programs for a couple of things I really like. Things I rave to my friends about.
One was my laptop. I loved my laptop. I could go on for hours talking about the reasons why this one laptop is the best on the market.
Anyway after a few minutes searching for an affiliate program for my particular brand and then a further few hours of website building and.... I was an affiliate marketer for my particular brand of laptop. Still promoting it.
The upside is I can go on and on to my hearts content about the merits of this product. And the people reading my content are actually interested in what I am saying. No more eyes glazing over from my audience
And you get a pay check!!
So perhaps affiliate marketing is not exactly money for nothing. But it certainly is a great way of earning a living