7 Reasons Why People (and Companies) Fail at Affiliate Marketing

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Quality is never an accident …it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution –William A. Foster If you’ve attended Affiliate Summit West 2012 (or are subscribed to the magazine) you have a copy of the latest FeedFront. For those of you who don’t have it, I’d like to Read More …

Affiliate Marketing Isn’t Just Alive and Well… It’s Thriving!

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I’m sure that in the past you have come across blog posts about affiliate marketing being “dead”, “dying”, too crowded, too risky, too dependent on this or that, and so on, and so forth… However, over the past few days I have witnessed a few signs that point in a completely opposite direction — namely, Read More …

How To Make Money Online in Affiliate Marketing: 10 Free Resources

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While every once in a while I do blog about things that are useful for affiliates, my blog is more advertiser/merchant- and affiliate program manager-oriented. However, nearly every day I have people contacting me for “affiliate marketing tips” and “advice” on how to make money as an affiliate. Since the start of this week (i.e. Read More …

What Investment is Required to Launch Affiliate Program?

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On Tuesday (October 18, 2011) the newest issue of FeedFront, the official magazine of Affiliate Summit, has become available for online viewing and download. In it, on page 18, you will find my new article, which answers the question in the title of this blog post — what money should an advertiser/merchant should be prepared Read More …

How To Detect and Fight Affiliate Fraud

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Over the past few days I’ve been talking with a new client whose affiliate program’s budget (let me stress: one of the top programs on a popular affiliate network) is being routinely cannibalized by trademark violators, pseudocouponers, and other types of unethical affiliates. In close to 5 years of the existence of this affiliate program Read More …

3 Types of Bloggers & Online Content Publishers

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A new issue of FeedFront Magazine has come out last week, and on page 62 of it I talk of the three main types of content publishers (bloggers certainly included): 1. Reporters — love to write about breakthrough ideas and technologies, new studies, and fresh statistical data. They love to announce, analyze, and draw conclusions 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 …

4 Cornerstones of Effective Affiliate Marketing Education

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The June issue of FeedFront, the official Affiliate Summit’s magazine, is going to be hitting mailboxes very soon. On page 10 of this issue you may find my newest article. In it I write about the desperate need for education that is present in the affiliate marketing circles. You may download this newest issue of Read More …