What is my interest to create an affiliate website ?
An affiliate website could be a very simple and first step to start a business online. It could be the beginning of an online shop, without managing the payment, the storage, the shippment, the refund, ... Just a selection of products leading to other shops. Then, as the traffic grows, you can turn it step by step into your own online shop.
An affiliate website is as well a way to redirect a niche group of people to a specific page of your main website. If your affiliate website covers everything people want to know for a specific niche, it might become a reference and generate some traffic by ranking well on search engines.
Learning is always a good motive, becoming an expert in online marketing is a very good argument and a safe investment as it is becoming the best way to reach out to potential customers. If you wanna be successful with a project or a business you need to understand at least the basics of online marketing.
What is the interest for the society ?
You might wonder what would be the interest for the society to have so many affiliate websites out there. Well, there are millions of companies offering products and services that are willing to pay a lot of money for their makerting campaigns. An affiliate website is a very efficiant way to connect the customers and the companies. Instead of paying for very intrusive banners that might degrade a website, a webmaster or website owner could select the products or services and display them the way he or she wants.
A user takes the initiative to visite an affiliate website and will get the information he needs to make a decision according to who he is. One can be interested to try a specific recipe and will be interested to find a website with the instruction given by an expert plus a list of ingredients and utensils that can be bought online.