So, the simple answer is - An affiliate website makes money by selling other peoples stuff and, in turn, making commissions off those sales. Your affiliate website is like a middle man - you don’t have inventory, you are not responsible for order processing or customer service - all you do is create a small websites that drives traffic to the product you are promoting. If the visitor buys something, you make money.
How Are My Commissions Tracked So That My Affiliate Website Gets Credit For My Sales?
This question seems confusing at first, but again, let me resort to very simple language to explain. When you sign up as an affiliate for a program of product, you are given special links to use on your affiliate website. When someone clicks your special link, the customer is tracked with a special code that credits you for the ending sale.