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Building a Simple Affiliate System in PHP/MySQL

Setting up an affiliate system on your website can be very lucrative. While there are a lot of details involved, it need not be overly complicated. This article walks you through the steps of creating and setting up a basic affiliate system.

  1. Building a Simple Affiliate System in PHP/MySQL
  2. Building The Database
  3. Being Common
  4. Your Index Page
  5. Letting Affiliates Log in
  6. Adding Affiliate Code to Your Site
By: Roger Stringer
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November 10, 2005

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  • Intro
  • Building the Database
  • Setting Your Settings
  • Being Common
  • Look And Feel
  • Your Index Page
  • Letting Affiliates Join
  • Letting Affiliates Login
  • Adding Affiliate Code to your Site
  • Managing Affiliates
  • Paying Your Affiliates
  • In Conclusion


Today, we're going to discuss building a simple Affiliate System. Affiliate Systems are useful for people who want to have affiliates on their sites to help boost sales.

Affiliates sign up and are given a link that they can use to redirect visitors to your site. The script will track clicks from each affiliate and also record any sales that come out of those clicks.

What am I going to show you? Here's a brief overview.

We're going to build a simple affiliate system that can be used on sites. You add a script to your site then allows people to sign up as affiliates and sell your products.

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