Five Suggestions for Pepperjam Network

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Recently a new merchant we're working with made the move over to Pepperjam Network (they're an affiliate network and yes, that's an affiliate link), which forced us to get familiar with them. After a few days of working with their backend a bit, I ...
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#5: Only Wanting the “Thrill of the Chase”

Thrill of the Chase

While last in the list of reasons you fail at affiliate marketing from this week, it is the most common plague I see new affiliates suffer from. When you're building a new affiliate website, you're usually filled with motivation. From design, to ...
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#4: Falling Victim to Analysis Paralysis

analysis Paralysis

Whenever I get an email from a newer affiliate asking for advice on a site, it usually contains a 14 paragraph, in depth explanation of what they were thinking of doing and why no matter what route they take, it might be the wrong route because ...
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#3: Looking for the Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

I twittered a few weeks back that affiliate marketing (or any Internet marketing for that matter) is a lot like weight loss. Tons of people has it as a goal, the majority won't do the work it takes to achieve it and those who are in shape often ...
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#2: Playing the “Fame Game”

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I'm going to keep this post short since I'm sick of constantly rehashing the topic. Unfortunately though, it could not be ignored as a top five reason for failure in the affiliate marketing industry. "What is fame? The advantage of being known ...
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#1: Working Soft and Playing Hard

Working Soft, Playing Hard

When compiling a list of the top five mistakes would be marketers make, you definitely have to put working soft and playing hard at the top of that list. I don't know where it originated from, but the first time I ever hard "work hard, play hard" ...
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Reasons You Fail at Affiliate Marketing

Why Do You Fail?

With all the recent discussions about finding your drive to get what you want in life, I figured it might be a good, constructive idea to follow up with some practical advice on how to avoid getting distracted and downright derailed from your ...
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Affiliate Marketing vs Adsense

Affiliate marketing vs. Adsense

Before I leave, I wanted to get something off my chest. The alternate title for this post was: "Why you shouldn't depend on webmaster welfare". For those out of the loop, "webmaster welfare" is a term used to describe Adsense that apparently can be ...
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How to Survive the Affiliate Evolution


I've been wanting to blog about this for a while. If you're new or just starting out in affiliate marketing, this post is not for you. I understand that you won't neccessarily have the resources to pull this strategy off in it's entirety. If you're ...
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How Not to Increase Sales from Affiliates


There is a good rule in the affiliate space that you should leave your top affiliates be to do what they do best and if they need help they’ll ask for it. And common sense would tell you that if they ask for it, with top ranks in Google for your ...
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