Did you know that well over 42.1 billion in affiliate marketing fees were paid to website and blog owners in 2008 alone? Staggering right? This study was conducted by Jupiter Research, which also confirms what many Internet-savvy marketers have known for quite some time. There's absolutely no doubt that affiliate marketing has become one of the leading online business opportunities to make money. Start-up costs are minimal, and you can generate mind-blowing revenues. Affiliate marketing is when you use your website to drive your traffic to someone else's website to buy their services or products. For each sale initiated from the link on your website, you receive a percentage called an affiliate sales commission. You can do affiliate marketing part-time, and many have enjoyed great success such that they've resorted to making it full-time. As exciting as it sounds, you can enter the game within just a couple of hours. But your level of success will depend on the amount of effort and time you devote. The following chapters will discuss how you can make money online with affiliate marketing.