In simple terms, affiliate marketing is the promotion of products and/or services to earn commissions through an affiliate program. An affiliate program is a program that facilitates the relationship between online merchants and their affiliates — allowing the affiliate to promote that company’s products or services for a commission. Affiliate programs may also be referred […]
WordPress Plugins and How I Use Them (2019)
WordPress plugins enhance the capabilities of your WordPress blog. There are literally tens of thousands of WordPress plugins from which to choose, but I’ll make this easy on you. Below is a list of my most frequently used WordPress plugins, along with descriptions of how I use them. Each of these plugins can be accessed […]
Is Your Blog GDPR Compliant?
GDPR, which stands for General Data Protection Regulation, is a law covering data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and also the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. Although the GDPR regulation was implemented on May 25th, 2018, I’ve seen many […]
WPForms: A Better Contact Form
I was more than tired of seeing the ‘configuration errors detected’ on my Contact 7 contact form. It didn’t matter what I did to try and fix the errors, I still got the notification. Granted, the form actually worked, but the error notice bugged me. So, I decided to find a new plugin and the […]
Super Affiliate Handbook Updated for 2019
A lot has changed since I started affiliate marketing in 1999 and wrote the first edition of the Super Affiliate Handbook in 2003. Back then, there were no blogs and no Google. I coded every bit of my first web site in Notepad. Dancing babies, spinning globes and the whole nine yards of ugly elements. […]
Is Your Blog Showing a “Not Secure” Warning in Google Chrome?
Have you noticed that your blog is showing a “Not Secure” warning in Chrome browsers? Mine was. I was concerned about what that “Not Secure” warning label meant and how visitors would perceive my site by result, so I started doing a little research to find out why that was happening and what I could […]
My Dog Knows How to Make Money on YouTube
When YouTube changed its Partnership Program eligibility requirements in January 2018, and I received the dreaded email confirming that I’d been kicked out of their program, I figured that I would no longer make money on YouTube, or more accurately, through Google Adsense. Here is a portion of that dreaded email… “Under the new eligibility […]