Affiliate Summit West – Day 3 Mini-Recap

Affiliate Summit

Hey, affiliate kids. I'm about to head to the airport to start my trek back to the East Coast, but first, let’s recap Day 3 of Affiliate Summit, shall we? Sadly, due to my flight and this silly little thing called "lunch" that the speakers ...
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Affiliate Summit West – Day 2 Recap

Affiliate Summit

...And we're back with another day of blog coverage for Affiliate Summit West. If you missed Day 1, feel free to go check it out. Otherwise let’s get on with today’s big takeaways. This blogger hasn’t eaten since last night’s French fries ...
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Affiliate Summit West – Day 1 Recap

Affiliate Summit

Hey, kids. Now that I've been an affiliate marketer for almost a whole week, Rae sent me to Vegas to attend Affiliate Summit West to pick up some skillz and report back to her what I learned. And since liveblogging is punishable by death in the ...
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Examples in Affiliate Branding

Affiliate Branding

About 18 months ago, I wrote what I consider to be the best post I've ever written on the topic of affiliate marketing, how to survive the affiliate evolution. When I say that I wrote out my business plan and posted it on my blog in that post, I'm ...
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Five Suggestions for Pepperjam Network

Suggestion Box

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”

SEO Rockstar

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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