Integrity – Affiliate Manager’s Most Admired Characteristic

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A frequent mistake that leaders, and managers of all kinds (including affiliate program managers), commit is failing to admit mistakes. It is a very destructive path to follow. The main reason being that it┬ácompromises your integrity, which is, actually, the most important characteristic for any leader. Addressing this problem in January 2010 at Affiliate Summit Read More …

Lesson of Happy Life from Steve Jobs

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Yesterday we’ve lost an American genius, an inspiration to so many of us (especially in the computer- and business-related worlds)… the great Steve Jobs. And today — while there’s no lack of blog posts [hundreds of millions have already been posted!] and articles on who he was and what impact he has made — I Read More …

Small Business Influencer 2011 Awards – Vote for Me

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I believe this is the first year they’re running these, and here’s how the official website describes the awards: “Small Business Influencer 2011” produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology and brought to you by Blackberry. Small Business Influencer 2011 honors companies, organizations and people who have made a significant impact on the Read More …

Free Affiliate Tracking Software

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Many people come to my blog searching for “free affiliate tracking software”. There are a number of free (and inexpensive) scripts that merchants can install on their server to start an affiliate program. Here’s just a brief list: Affiliate Program Script Cosmic AffiliateClick SimpleAffiliate TigerTom’s Affiliate Program Software TWSC Affiliate Lite Additionally, some shopping carts Read More …

Honesty is Most Important Quality for Affiliate Program Manager

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The August 2009 issue of the FeedFront Magazine, one that is also going to be distributed at the upcoming Affiliate Summit East in NYC (where I’m speaking), is already out, and available in its entirety at Scribd.com. I have an article in this issue too. It is entitled “4 Characteristics of Successful Affiliate Program Managers” Read More …

3 Ways to Be a Happier Affiliate Program Manager

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Having read through one of Harvard Business Publishing’s management tips of the day, I have decided to elaborate on the same topic but in a more narrow context — that of affiliate program management. Are you managing your affiliate program(s) staying continuously motivated and happy? Here are my 3 tips on how to be a Read More …

Where Management, Leadership and Transformational Leadership Overlap

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I’ve blogged about the differences between leaders and managers. I have also written about transformational leadership, and how it can be applied in the context of affiliate marketing. But today I have found an interesting diagram that shows how and when management, leadership, and transformational leadership can overlap (in traditional business environments). Here it is: Read More …