How they do it: Airbnb offers an affiliate program for the acquisition of customers as well as new hosts. Websites who feature an Airbnb listing get a commission for every booking that they drive through their audience. Same goes for affiliates who showcase Airbnb hosting opportunities.
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How they do it: In 2014, Spotify discontinued its affiliate program. It allowed users to refer their friends to the service. After five of their friends signed up to Spotify, the referring user received a free month of Spotify.
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How they do it: Dollar Shave Club offers websites the possibility to earn a commission through every subscription which is sold through an individualized link which tracks through which websites the customer comes to the Dollar Shave Club store.
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How they do it: Marriott offers an affiliate program, allowing certified affiliates to earn money from every stay or vacation package which is booked through their website. Affiliates can be for example travel blogs. As an affiliate one also gets access to special offers as well as support from the Marriott Affiliate team which helps you to market your online offering.
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How they do it: Amazon uses the affiliate model to both promote products of 3rd party vendors as well as their own products through paying promoters who advertise their products. Through individually trackable links, Amazon can track every website visitor to its source and hence has transparency how much sales are driven by affiliates.
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