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20 Ways to Motivate Stagnant Affiliates to Activate

Stagnant affiliates are a common problem. It isn’t unusual to see affiliate programs in which at best about 10 percent of affiliates are responsible for 90 percent of all activity in the program. I would go as far as to say that 99% of all affiliate programs experience this problem at one …

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Infographic: 4 Ways to Facilitate Affiliate Activation

Stagnant affiliates are an ongoing problem of the vast majority of affiliate programs out there. Not that the inactive affiliates themselves pose the problem. It is the very fact that they are aboard the program, but not doing much that makes many CMOs and CEOs scratch their heads. There is also …

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5 Keys to Building High-Impact Relationships in Affiliate Marketing

Earlier this week I participated on an exciting Affiliate Summit East 2012 panel [announced earlier here] where Eva Klein, Tony Pantano, Brook Schaaf, and yours truly discussed the importance of building high-impact relationships in affiliate marketing. Tony was looking at things from an affiliate standpoint, Brook was focusing more on …

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Motivation by Threat Never Works – Especially with Affiliates!

Every email sent to an affiliate threatening them with “termination” unless they do something (and here it doesn’t matter what the affiliate manager is asking for — putting up links, traffic referrals, or lead/sale generation) is a big thick nail in the coffin of the affiliate program. Even in traditional …

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Puma Affiliate Manager's Follow-Up Email Does Not Help

Remember my Puma Affiliate Program Manager Doesn’t Get It post on 1/7/2011? Well, checking my affiliate account’s email box today I’ve found a follow-up message which reads as follows (highlighting mine): At first, when I just started reading it, I thought: “Awesome!! They finally get it!”… but as I read …

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Set Achievable Goals and Look Beyond Extrinsic Rewards

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 — …

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Motivation by Money Versus Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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 …

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Become a Better Motivator by Appealing to Deep Seated Needs

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 …

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