The internet has become the most popular means of communication. It enables connections between people from the most remote corners of the world. The internet develops more and more with every year. The internet marketing and the affiliate marketing appeared as an internet development.Internet marketing is one of the many services provided by the internet. It is a selling buying business, above the average of its kind in magnitude. Entrepreneurial individuals leave their office places of work in favor of a personal business in the privacy of their homes. These businesses can sell anything to internet users, starting from clothes and jewelry and finishing with houses and cars. In order to work, these internet marketing businesses use elaborate websites.The website is the mirror of the business. It presents the items, details about them, information regarding delivery conditions, payment methods and refunds.The more attracting and informative a website, the more effective it is. As for the traffic rate, the more visitors, the higher. The businesses depend on their traffic rates. One method to increase it is the use of keywords. Numerous search engines provide the internet users links to the best websites. In order to receive a high placement in these search engines, a good keyword is required. This is the place where the affiliate marketing companies appear on stage.The affiliate marketing also appeared as an effect of the internet development. It is another very profitable business, living on the back of internet marketing businesses. These affiliate marketing companies, unlike the internet marketing ones, only provide services. Their services are designed to improve an internet marketing business. Always informed about the latest technologies, methods and strategies, these companies basically create the proper keyword for a website.The keyword is created according to the business’s profile, the target of customers and last but not least, the competition. However, it is not the only service at the disposal of the internet marketing companies. Affiliate marketers also do research, they find out which the best offers are, what new competitors appeared and the newest items in the domain of the internet marketer they are working for.The conclusion is that the internet marketing companies don’t work against affiliate marketing companies. They work for each other. The relationship between them is semi parasitic. They live for each other and through each other.The methods of payment for affiliate companies are different. Some contracts are signed per click. That is, with every new click brought to the internet marketing website, the affiliate marketer receives a sum of money. Other contracts are signed per performance; for every new customer, the affiliate marketer receives a sum of money.Competition is fierce in the online environment. If you are an entrepreneur of marketing on the internet, do not hesitate to use the services of an affiliate marketer. If you run an affiliate marketing business, make sure that you provide the best service available, by being always informed and with one step forward ahead the others.Good luck at making money!