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Of course you can create individual accounts with each of these stores. But that has some downsides. There are thousands of companies, and you will only bother to register with a small number of them. So when writing content, you may be tempted to link to the sites you have a relationship with, rather than picking sites with your visitors interests in mind.
By registering with an affiliate aggregator like Viglink, you give up some percentage of your commission. But in return, now you only need sign up with one company. Any link to a company that offers an affiliate arrangement will automatically become an affiliate link. Since most reputable companies have affiliate plans, you can now forget that you are an affiliate. Spend your efforts on making good and valuable content for your readers.
Once you are signed up with VigLink, all you need to do is paste a short snippet of code into your website template and you are done. (You will want to use your key and not mine. Otherwise you will be sending me your commissions) :