Set Achievable Goals and Look Beyond Extrinsic Rewards

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Those who follow my blog, magazine articles, and conference presentations know how fascinated I am with the subject of motivation, especially when it comes to effective motivation of such a unique “workforce” as affiliates. Needless to say why a post published on Econsultancy.com yesterday has immediately drawn my attention — right upon spotting its title Read More …

Motivation by Money Versus Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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A speech given by Dan Pink at the RSA and later animated by Cognitive Media was uploaded to YouTube last month, and has already received close to 400,000 views, and a storm of accolades from marketing and management professionals around the world. No wonder why. Dan talks one of the most fascinating subjects in the Read More …

Become a Better Motivator by Appealing to Deep Seated Needs

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Have you ever wondered if there are any other motivators available to affiliate program managers besides cash bonuses, prizes, and other extrinsic means of affiliate motivation? There are! It has also been proven that the more cash bonuses you give out, the more the per-bonus amount is expected to increase to create the same drive Read More …

Nicholson’s Motivation Method & Affiliate Context

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Today I’ve read an good article by Nigel Nicholson in the Harvard Business Review 81 (1) of 2003. In it, the author looks into the question of motivating “problem people.” Looking at manager-employee relationship in the traditional management context, he described his recipe for working with employees that are neither showing progress, nor benefiting the Read More …

Managing Culturally Diverse Affiliates

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Almost a month ago I stated that the ultimate goal of every affiliate manager should be in making his/her affiliate intrinsically motivated [see the full post here]. I’ve been reading more about motivating people, specifically in culturally diverse contexts (and the affiliate marketing context is certainly a good example of one), and I’ve come to Read More …

Intrinsic Motivation – Ultimate Goal of Affiliate Manager

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I was researching more on motivation in the course of the day today, and at one point while I was reading Frederick Herzberg’s article “One More Time. How Do You Motivate Employees” (Harvard Business Review, Jan. 2003) I realized that making all things go right within any given affiliate program — having a 100% affiliate-friendly Read More …