Affiliate marketing in June isn’t all about Dads and Grads. Although the lazy days of the summer ‘sales slump’ are just about upon us come June, don’t give up your affiliate marketing efforts too soon. June is the time to pick up revenue from other holidays besides Father’s Day and graduations. Holiday Observances in June […]
Affiliate marketing is a revenue-sharing arrangement between online merchants and distributors (affiliates) in which the affiliate earns a commission.
Affiliate Agreements: Make Sure You READ Them!
Affiliate agreements are typically long-winded legal documents, often making them tedious and difficult to read, let alone understand (without multiple reads). But as affiliate marketers, we must read and understand those agreements! Case in point… One afternoon about a year ago, I spent a couple of hours logging into affiliate accounts to look for products […]
Affiliate Marketing Mistake #10: Not Paying Attention to Affiliate Program Emails
Over the past almost 20 years, I’ve used a multitude of different email addresses to sign up for affiliate programs and affiliate networks. In 1997, I used the address linked to my first Internet service provider, which became unusable when I left Prince George, B.C. a couple of years later and signed up with a […]
Affiliate Marketing Mistake #8: Copyright Infringement
I’m SO glad that readers as me about acceptable use policies so they can avoid getting into legal issues over copyright infringement! Thankfully, I learned the most important lesson about copyright infringement very early in my Internet marketing career. I’d pulled a picture of a very good-looking young man from a dating site (like Match.com) […]
Fake Reviews: Affiliate Marketing Mistake #7
I hate having to sort through fake reviews to find honest reviews, don’t you? Here’s a real-life example… While playing my daily $20 allotment of video poker and quaffing a complimentary Heineken in the hotel nearest the RV park where we staying in Vegas a few nights ago, I asked the bartender, Tom, what he […]
Affiliate Marketing Mistake #5: Affiliate Links on Merchant Sites
Do you check your merchant’s product pages to see if they post affiliate links on their site? If you don’t, you’ll start after reading this post! A new product showed up on my radar recently that looked like it could be of real benefit to my audience of affiliate marketing entrepreneurs and webmasters, so I […]
Affiliate Marketing Mistake #4: Not Owning It
When you have don’t have much to invest in your new online business, it may seem prudent to build your business on a site like WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Weebly or some other service that offers free domains and websites. However, choosing a free domain or hosting is a HUGE affiliate marketing mistake. While I’m all for […]
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