We all know Amazon.com as the retailing giants of the internet, but one of the reasons they are so big is that they employ a sales force of webmasters worldwide. By joining their affiliate programme, Amazon Associates, you too can get in on the action and promote whatever products they have for sale and earn a commission for every sale generated from your web-site. This programme allows you to sell anything from an individual book, ebook, dvd or any other item from the site right up to having your own store featuring a wide range of products related to your site, or it can be as simple as just including a banner advert which directs your visitors to the Amazon.com website and leaves them to search for what they want. You generally get better commissions for dedicated referrals (i.e. those where you link to a particular product) than you do for a generic banner ad which links to the front page.