9 Quick Tips to Increase Affiliate Income on Your Blog

Increasing Revenue

So you've got a blog and you're doing affiliate marketing - with either no success, little success or great success (high five!) - but hey, you're always looking for ways to make more. Below are 9 things I've done over the years - with success - to ...
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Link Building with the Experts – 2013 Edition

Link Experts Interview

It's tiiiiime! Once again I've gathered some of the best minds on link building to have an in depth discussion on the state of link building in 2013. I've been doing this series since 2007 - you can check out the past editions below: Link ...
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My Week Without Any Social Media – Except for Google+

Social Lockdown

Last week, my husband and I were talking about Google+ - mainly the multiple statements made by Google about where they hope to take Google+ as far as how they'd ideally (and eventually) like to roll it into being an algo factor. I'm a HEAVY user ...
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It’s Time for Facebook to Start Assuming More Social Responsibilty

Social networks and social responsibility

This is a personal rant I feel compelled to share. This morning I came across an Amber Alert on Facebook that was shared by someone I'm connected to in my newsfeed. It was a heartbreaking notice of a (local to me) 18 month old child who was ...
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The 2013 Sugarrae Reader Survey

Sugarrae survey 2013

It's time for the (now) annual reader survey. This is your chance to tell me a little about you, what you like about the blog, what you don't like about the blog and what you'd like to see more of (both on the Sugarrae site and on its social ...
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Content Marketing is the “Escort” of Online Marketing

Content Marketing Escort

Content Marketing. It's the new buzz word flowing around the Internet marketing community for the last year or so. I've been doing this online marketing "thing" for over a decade. When I first heard the phrase "content marketing" I was a little ...
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Women, Tech Conferences and the BullSh!t Surrounding It

Amanda Repelling

Damn it. I try so hard these days to resist doing things that don't make me money. I really do. But sometimes I make an exception and today is going to be one of those days. Today Debra Mastaler tweeted a link to an article in The Atlantic about ...
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11 Things My Son Taught Me about Life & Business

CJ Hoffman

Yesterday I came across the Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck by Julien. I found myself nodding in agreement with each point he made. These were lessons I learned long ago thanks to the most courageous person I've ever known - my son ...
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What I’ve Learned about Landing and Speaking on Conference Panels


I've been speaking on search and affiliate conference panels for almost 8 years now. In the early days, landing a speaking slot wasn't super hard because the pond was much smaller. In fact, I ended up on my first panel completely by chance. I was ...
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Search Engine Submission Services? DON’T – Here’s Why…


This is a short post - and a very basic post - but a needed one. Think of this like a PSA that is attempting to pay it forward to new marketers everywhere. In doing some keyword research today, I was a little startled to see tens of thousands of ...
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