Interview with Affiliate Queen Missy Ward


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  1. Missy Ward says:

    It was great being interviewed by someone who I have such great respect for. Thank you so much for the opportunity, Rae!

  2. Shawn Collins says:

    That was like eavesdropping on the two of you – fun interview to read by two of my favorites.

    Except for that Jets crack… hater! I’m off to buy an infant sized Mark Sanchez jersey. What’s your address? :p

  3. Rae Hoffman-Dolan says:

    Shawn, that would be awesome! It can be the inaugural kindling for my new fire pit. [runs]

  4. Joe Sousa says:

    Great interview Rae and Missy. It is always encouraging hearing from people like you Missy who have built a strong business without gimmicks or tricks but through hard work and determination. And to see how that overflows into your charitable work is awesome!

  5. Brian Littleton says:

    Great writeup – and always good to hear about what Missy is up to… she is definitely someone that inspires all of us to want to do more and be better!

    Rae – if you are skipping my Think Tank, can I assume we’ll see you at ASE 11? We’ve got a pretty fun party planned … I think we may need those cowboy hats from Toby Keith’s bar again….

  6. Missy Ward says:

    Thanks for that Joe!

  7. Lucretia Pruitt says:

    What a great job of capturing some of the awesome that is Missy! Her amazing brilliance & drive shows through and given how much of that there is? It’s hard to imagine anything expressing fully in writing just how amazing she is – but this is pretty darn close!! :)

  8. Deborah Carney says:

    A great article by two women I truly admire. I’m excited to be part of the building of the forum, getting people talking to each other is something I seem to be good at :) The reason the people listed above (Rae, Missy, Shawn, Connie and Brian) are successful is they all listen to their audience and supply what their audience wanted/wants. They don’t just do things “their way” they add in what the people they cater too need, in a way that is good for everyone.

  9. Tammy Nozawa says:

    Thanks so much for posting this article. I am still a small fry in this industry- I’ve been an AM for 2 years and a very unsuccessful affiliate for 1 year. I’ve been reading blogs, tweets, articles and books by all sorts of affiliate industry super- stars, like Missy, Sean, Geno, Rae, etc, and wondering how someday I can become like them. I don’t know if they know it, but a lot of people really look up to them as Internet mentors and take to heart the advice they post for people like me to learn and grow from.

  10. Sheldon says:

    Wow! Missy Ward is quite a lady and inspiration to any online affiliate marketer. Thanks the interview gas given me several Ideas for a business.

  11. Thank you Ms. Hoffman and Ms. Ward for an enlightening interview and sharing your perspectives. I’ve only been at affiliate marketing for a year or so and every once in a while I have doubts but reading stories like yours which shows that you can make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own family is inspiring and motivating. Reading this interview has made my day and I look forward to the successful day I expect to have tomorrow. Thanks for inviting a newbie like myself into your busy and successful world.

    Wishing you blessings, health and prosperity!


  12. WinnerGirl says:

    Your article had my interest until the comment “Brian Littleton, the CEO of ShareASale is also someone that I look up to. He runs a very clean affiliate network, putting his affiliates first over short-term financial gains.” That’s a laugh, ShareASale is the only company to treat me bad, and when I contacted the merchants I was with through SAS, to see if they where were with other companies I could link with, I think only one was even still with SAS, so that tells you something right there.

  13. Web Jeremy says:

    Nice read….she’s obviously very successful as an affiliate marketer. Her point about becoming a lone-wolf is far too easy in this line of business, primarily because it’s a niche profession. I too find that stepping away from the PC keeps one positive and balanced. Nice to read about her charity work too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Rae Hoffman-Dolan says:

    WinnerGirl – we’ve had different experiences then. I’ve been using ShareASale for a long time (in addition to all the other bigger networks) and have always had an awesome experience with them. My two cents.

  15. Alex Aguilar says:

    This was a fascinating insight into the mind of a successful affiliate marketer. I unfortunately suffer from the lone wolf syndrome when it comes to the online marketing biz; it’s just too hard to find someone who is competent enough or dedicated enough to stick with it for any length of time.

  16. Since when is any industry you’re in ‘male dominated’?

  17. karen young says:

    Wow what an encouraging interview for us ladies Rae, thanks so much for doing it. I am one of those “lone wolves” as an article writer but have gradually made friends with many of the folks I work for who are successful internet marketers, network marketers and SEOs like yourself. They give me tremendous help and encouragement – and occasionally tell me an idea stinks.

    I am a lot older than you or Missy but I still have great hopes for success and I will certainly be taking a good look at some of the links in this article. I love learning new stuff every day and there’s never a dull moment in this business. As an aside, did you see the crap about Google – oops – YouTube taking down thousands of videos in the Home Business sector 2 days ago?

    If you are ever down in Tampa get in touch – this place needs livening up, cowboy boots an’ all y’all! – Karen

  18. Zach Milne says:

    The Lone wolf syndrome is hard to cure indeed. I find myself calling business contacts in California and Washington (from the east coast) just to throw around some ideas and get feedback on things. It’s also very challenging to find a good mentor and develop a relationship with them since the online community is so dispersed…

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