• 10 Steps to Monetize Your Blog with Affiliate Marketing

    Affiliate marketing is a great way to increase your revenue stream as a blogger, but in order to do it effectively, you need to do it right. There are specific steps any blogger needs to take in order to successfully monetize their blog using the affiliate channel, but taking these steps ensures you’ll be set

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  • Tunnel Vision Hurts You in the Affiliate Space

    When I work with wedding bloggers, I often hear “I want to work with wedding-related companies and well-known retailers who sell wedding stuff.” Honey, of course you do. That’s obvious. But you might also want to work with sports memorabilia retailerssteak suppliers and meal delivery services. Why? Because they’ll still be relevant to your audience: 

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  • Why You Should Always Read Program Terms

    While I don’t claim to be old hat at affiliate marketing, I do feel as though I know my fair share about it. I always read the T’s & C’s for programs, because I’ve seen some funky things (like not being able to use images from a merchant’s site or not being allowed to post about the merchant on social unless it leads back to my blog). But this is the first time I have seen an affiliate marketing program require exclusivity among its affiliates. And the whole concept has my head spinning.

     

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  • Will You Be at #ASE15? Come Join the Party!

    I will be attending my fourth Affiliate Summit, and second in NYC, this August. And I’ll be speaking. This will mark my third Summit in a row up in the hot seat, and first time with a solo session. Y’all, I’m pumped. What will I be speaking about, you ask? Well, bring your flask because

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  • Know Your Shizz

    One of the harder things when you’re getting started in affiliate marketing is keeping your shit straight — and by your shit, I mean the terminology. It’s all affiliate marketing, but who is the affiliate? And who is the advertiser? And what in the what is a PPC (or is it PCP)? So, yeah. Let’s

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