Affiliate Marketing News December 2017

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December 31, 2017: Happy New Year.

December 30, 2017:

How To Feel More Energy At Work

“The afternoon energy slump is a common experience. You might feel it on a Tuesday afternoon when you have a presentation to cap off your day, or in the homestretch on a Friday when you’re struggling to make it through the last few hours of your work week…

What’s Next For Affiliate Marketing Attribution?

“Looking back over the years and recognizing the role affiliate partners play and attribution.
The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
It’s fair to say that those who don’t learn from the past are also doomed to repeat it — an aphorism that applies to attribution in affiliate marketing.

December 29, 2017:

eCommerce Vs Bricks And Mortar

“While many people believe brick-and-mortar shops are doomed in today’s tech-driven world, there are still a number of people who prefer this hands-on method over shopping online. In fact, offline sales are 10 times bigger than online sales in the U.S. But online shopping is growing at a significant rate. Researchers predicted a 15 percent growth in U.S. sales and total value for online shopping between 2016 and 2017, while offline only saw a 4.5 percent increase…

How To Expand Your Marketing Efforts This Year

“Every marketer has his or her own favorite methods and tools. But branching out can sometimes be beneficial. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn what strategies are working well for other entrepreneurs. Here are some insights from members of the online small business community to help you create a marketing plan for your own business in 2018...”

December 28, 2017:

49 Ways To Make More Money In 2018

“Okay. You’re looking to make more money this year. Great. You’ve set some goals and now you need to take action. Where do you turn? What do you do first? Do you tackle passive income, money-getting activities, or do you go after something that could put cash in your pocket right now. In a few hours, even?…

How To Monetize Your Blog

“Blogs are capable of generating quite a bit of money as long as the developer puts in the effort to create engaging content. Perhaps the best way to do this is to use systems that don’t require a lot of input to maintain. This frees up time to concentrate on developing the material. The best part is that virtually any web hosting platform is capable of generating revenue to some degree. While some methods are more productive than others, something that allows a blogger to concentrate on what he or she does best may be more ideal...”

December 27, 2017:

Marketing Strategies Everyone Can Afford

“Do your products sell themselves? Having a great product is essential, but that alone isn’t enough to make your startup successful. Aside from your fantastic product, you’ll also need a stellar marketing strategy to grow your startup. But for many entrepreneurs, it’s simply not realistic to spend a lot of money to acquire new business…

Fifty Awesome Wisdom Nuggets

“From value to valuation, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 50 gems and insights from the week of December 18-24 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights...”

December 26, 2017:

High Paying Work At Home Jobs

“There was a time when working from home was a pipe dream. Thanks to technology like Slack, there’s been a surge of legit jobs you can do from home.
Whether that’s working remotely for a company or starting your own business there’s no shortage of work-at-home opportunities. Here are 50 work from home jobs that most make above the average American salary…

Most eCommerce Traffic Is Direct

“In its annual ecommerce study, SEMrush found that 42.2% of traffic to ecommerce websites was as a result of direct traffic, more than from search (40.1%) or referal (8.6%). Paid traffic accounted for 6.2% and just 3% from social media...”

December 25, 2017:

How Tai Lopez Banks On Social Media

“Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool to reach thousands—even millions—of qualified customers?…

15 Top Affiliate Programs For 2018

“It’d be nice to make more money off of your blog, right? After all the effort it takes to make a blog successful. And the continued effort that content requires every single week, without fail, for your blog to continue being successful… You need to start making some kind of…

December 24, 2017:

Seventeen Powerful Quotes To Help You Kickstart The New Year

“During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, particularly when we don’t get the results we want. However, the mere act of trying is a massive step forward. After all, change is an ongoing process, not a light switch…

What Will The Impact Of The Net Neutrality Repeal Be On Affiliate Marketing?

“As the two headlines from Ad Age six months apart can attest, it’s hard to say what exactly will happen with the end of Net Neutrality that has been making headlines for the last few months. Now that it’s officially happened, everyone is wondering what will become of the internet as we know it...”

December 23, 2017:

The Key To Unwavering Focus

“There are some common culprits that people use as excuses for their lack of commitment — time of the year, the economy, what others may think. If you continue to dwell on these excuses, they begin to control your actions and keep you from being successful. The most successful people focus on what they can control rather than trying to deal with the things they can’t control. When you focus on the things you do have control over, magic happens…

What You Need To Know About FTC Disclosures On Your Sites

“No affiliate marketing program is the same. The terms and conditions may vary from one program to the next. But there’s one rule that remains the same across the industry: You must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s affiliate disclosure guidelines…”

December 22, 2017:

How To Stop The Hustle And Start Banking

“I’m an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of time with my family. Considering that many of us work 80-hour weeks to avoid the restraints of the regular 40-hour work weeks, I know this may sound blasphemous…

Marketing Hacks On A Budget

“Contemporary startup ecosystem may seem like a “schizophrenic” jungle – overflowing with creative juices in one part, only to be bordered by cash-starved deserts of reality in the neighboring one. The reason for this are varied, chief among them being tight budgets that run out of steam before a business idea manages to grow some roots...”

December 21, 2017:

Three More Predictions For Affiliate Marketing In 2018

“Having been forecasted to reach $6.8 billion by 2020, affiliate marketing is a rapidly growing channel that advertisers and publishers are increasingly using to get in front of the right audience and monetize their content. As consumers add more devices and their shopping experiences become more digitally-led, we will continue to see a great deal of innovation in affiliate to keep pace with evolving habits and behaviors. Here are three ways I predict it will evolve in 2018…

Sixteen Marketing Skills Your Should Learn In 2018


December 20, 2017:

Chrome Extensions That Will Rock Your eCommerce

“One of the best routes any entrepreneur can take to grow is by utilizing the right tools. If you can speed up your processes or obtain a deeper understanding of your customer base through data analysis, your business will benefit — and your investment in those tools will have been a worthwhile endeavor…

The Coolest Places To Go In 2018

“The world keeps getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know says their wish list grows longer, not shorter, every time they dip into a new region or hear about where someone else has been.
So how to decide? What’s newly (or still) safe or newly uncovered? What’s hovering between charming sleepiness and overdeveloped soullessness? What must we see before it changes forever? Which places will transform us? And where can we get away from it all and finally get to breathe?..”

December 19, 2017:

How To Survive Over 100 Rejections

“Sam Sisakhti had a great idea. He wanted to start a company that would sell clothes designed by independent fashion designers all over the world — effectively breaking down the big barriers that many talented upstarts face when trying to get their clothes to market. In his head, he was thinking: This is the next Amazon…

Ecommerce Penetration In Malaysia

“E-commerce penetration rate in Malaysia is expected to reach 4% to 5% of the total retail market in 2018, according to online marketplace 11street. 11street is Malaysia’s second largest online marketplace. The company has predicted four key trends that will up the ante for e-commerce industry in the country: rise of diversified payment methods, evolvement of the check-out process, greater transparency on product delivery, and dynamism of the e-commerce market for brand players…”

December 18, 2017:

How To Get Unstuck

“A video.

Are Bots Stealing All The Christmas Deals?

“Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? Holiday bots are stealing Christmas. ‘Toy bots’ are scooping up the hottest toys this holiday season and selling them on secondary websites at higher prices. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking retailers to crack down on these cyber scammers and wrote a letter to the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association suggesting they investigate the bot issue on their members’ websites—in an attempt to ensure parents get fair access to popular merchandise for their kids…”

December 17, 2017:

How To Make $100K+ A Year From Authoring A Book

“Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool to reach thousands—even millions—of qualified customers?…

Brilliant Marketing From 2017

“Ah, 2017. What a year! There were certainly some pretty massive brand flops, but on the other hand, many others took a stand and got political. There were also brands that had an all-around awesome year, even though the country certainly didn’t...”

December 16, 2017:

The Best eCommerce Sites Of The Year

“There’s no doubt about it — we are living in the digital age, and we aren’t going back. Truth be told, you’re living decades in the past if your business doesn’t have a solid online presence, particularly if you’re a retail-based brand…

Techs To Watch Next Year

“73% of marketing executives see AI or a technology dependent on AI as critical to the future of marketing. 20% think that bots, chatbots, or smart assistants are core. And 63.5% believe that big data will (finally) be transformative for marketers in 2018, according to a report I just completed. (Full disclosure: I consult for TUNE as a Mobile Economist.)..”

December 15, 2017:

18 Ways To Make Money Right Now

“Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there’s a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it comes to generating that income online. The best part? ..

Why Partner Marketing Is Golden

“Many years ago, when I started PC Care Support, we were trying to market with Adwords and mass media marketing. We thought it was going to be hard to compete in a robust market, so we looked for potential alliances, with resounding success. What was first born out of necessity for my startup became a strong business model that I still practice today with Simplus…”

December 14, 2017:

Having A Digital Edge

“Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool to reach thousands—even millions—of qualified customers?…

Ten High Priced Affiliate Goods To Sell Online

“Which are the High Priced Best Selling Products for Affiliate Marketing? If you want to earn lots of money, look out for the best-selling and products in the affiliate market. You might have watched a YouTube video or visited some blogs, and you might have come across an affiliate link…”

December 13, 2017:

What Makes A Great Leader

“A slideshow

The State Of The Luxury Industry

“Today, the independent and objective Luxury Institute released the 2018 State of the Luxury Industry report, based on surveys of 4,300 affluent consumers from the world’s seven richest industrialized nations, and Mexico. Respondents from the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, Germany, Japan and China, detailed year-ahead luxury spending plans, shopping channel preferences, views on luxury sales professionals, opinions of specific luxury brands, and categories where they anticipate significant increases or decreases in spending…”

December 12, 2017:

How To Avoid The Fate Of The Box Stores

“How is it that we have come to live in a world where esteemed companies like Sears and Macy’s, once synonymous with “retail,” are closing countless locations just to stay in business, while Amazon, the pioneering patriarch of ecommerce, is spending money to open storefront shops?…

What Is The Jabberwork Of Affiliate Marketing?

“For Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, jaws that bite and claws that catch meant the fearsome beast called the Jabberwock. But for affiliate marketeers, the Jabberwock is federal and state regulators—and they’re after you. The recent increase in their enforcement actions reveal some new trends that spell trouble for the affiliate marketing industry…”

December 11, 2017:

Is Hard Work All Its Cracked Up To Be?

“From a young age, we’re raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as we work hard enough to achieve it. And, for the most part, that makes sense, at least intuitively. If you study for three hours while your roommate studies for one, you’ll probably do better on the test…

The Coming Bot Marketing Army

“With the rise of conversational experiences, just about every business function—from marketing to commerce to support—must be redesigned to be conversational. The greatest impact felt due to conversational marketing is that businesses interact with far more consumer prospects than they do with those paying customers. Each one of us will soon be experiencing this as a target, if we aren’t already…”

December 10, 2017:

More Marketing Trends For 2018

“Marketing could finally shake off its ‘colouring-in department’ moniker for good in 2018, as the profession proves how its commercially-savvy business decisions are having a tangible effect on the bottom line…

Publishers Are Embracing The Affiliate Model

“Shopify recently began working with BuzzFeed to increase visibility of its merchants, marking BuzzFeed’s biggest step into affiliate marketing to date.
The structure is simple, BuzzFeed will include links back to Shopify in some of its articles and receive a commission on any sales conversions made from those links. Unsurprisingly, BuzzFeed is getting a massive cut-10 to 25 percent per sale…”

December 9, 2017:

Twenty-Two Entrepreneurs On What Motivates Them

“There is no one right way to get inspiration. It is deeply personal and derives from what is important to and what drives you. But no matter where you find it, it is often an integral part of what keeps you going when times get tough. We asked 22 entrepreneurs to open up about the things, actions and people that make them engaged and wanting to make a difference…

Eleven Hot Low-Comp Online Marketing Niches


December 8, 2017:

Why You Need Both A Done List And A To-Do List

“In 2005, Christene Barberich and her co-founders Philippe von Borries, Justin Stefano and Piera Gelardi launched Refinery 29 in a kitchen in Brooklyn. The team wanted the site to be a guide to New York with an emphasis on fashion. They wanted to help likeminded users find the most unique independent boutiques around the city…

Marketing Trends For The Coming Year

“There is much change in marketing on an everyday basis, and marketers seem to be constantly on the move to conjure up the next adrenaline high. Consumers’ stimulation levels have gone up significantly, and brands across sectors are seeking and creating newer ways to build the “experience” for the customer like they did in 2017. In 2018 and ahead, this metamorphosis will only become stronger, deeper, and faster…”

December 7, 2017:

More Marketing Trends Coming In 2018

“As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on how well your marketing initiatives performed this year. In that context, we can all name some huge trends that we expected to explode — but simply didn’t…

How This Blogger Makes $100k+ Per Month

“After earning two undergraduate degrees and a Master’s in finance, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner had racked up $38,000 worth of student loan debt. She managed to pay it all off in just seven months, thanks largely to one key strategy: She shifted her focus to earning…”

December 6, 2017:

Productivity Tips For Working From Home

“Working from home is no longer taboo. In fact, it’s become extremely common for millions of people – thanks in part to technology that’s made it possible to communicate and collaborate with anyone around the world. While working from home can be a blessing, it can also be curse if you’re not prepared. That’s understandable if you’re new to this lifestyle..

How To Master Affiliate Marketing

“5 awesome tips…”

December 5, 2017:

4 Steps To Sell Anything To Anyone

“Influence is described as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.” However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as they appear in both verbal and non-verbal cues, the ability to have influence over someone, especially in the area of sales, can quite literally transform your business and your finances…

How To Monetize Even A Small List

“Social media seems to be growing by leaps and bounds every day. And with it come viable opportunities for individuals and business too. Just the sheer number of active users on social media can make your jaw drop. Facebook has over 2 billion, Instagram has 800 million and Twitter has about 330 million monthly active users…”

December 4, 2017:

Successful Marketing Strategy For The New Year

“With only a few weeks remaining before we bid 2017 goodbye, now is the time to finalize marketing strategies for the coming year. It’s time to identify which parts of your old strategy worked and which ones you’ll need to throw out. Also, are there any new techniques to replace them with?..

eCommerce Changes Coming In 2018

“For 2018 trends, we asked an expert on what entrepreneurs can expect this coming year in e-commerce. For merchants and retailers, ecommerce automation has started to become a huge deal, and companies leveraging it have a massive competitive advantage. Give it a little bit of time, but it will soon become table stakes…”

December 3, 2017:

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Marketing?

“Virtual Reality (VR) has taken a prominent place over the past few years redefining the way we are experiencing the things that we see. Technological innovations continue to impact the digital marketing sphere, and one of the most exciting tools to enter the landscape is virtual reality. Although the use of VR in digital marketing hasn’t gone mainstream yet, some brands are experimenting with this technology to create engaging and more personalized experiences for their customers…

Is Your Marketing Smart-Device Ready?

“Each December, Fjord nails its colors to the mast with a report detailing what we predict will be important in the year ahead. Our new 2018 Trends report (out on Dec. 12), includes a focus on why forward-thinking organizations are blending digital with physical—and why those who aren’t should be. But what does this mean for the marketing sector?..”

December 2, 2017:

Want To Know The Morning Habits Of The Rich And Successful?

“Lately so many people have been asking me about how to make more money. In fact, three of my top six episodes are about money. Another three of my top ten episodes are about habits. This got me thinking that there really is a correlation between money and habits. I decided to address this for all of you, and teach you what I’ve learned studying all of the wealthy people around me…

What Marketers Expect With The Coming AI Revolution

“Artificial intelligence has already affected the marketing industry in significant ways, but marketers themselves will tell you that what we’ve seen so far is just the beginning.
“We’re still at the dawn of AI adoption,” said Jean-Luc Chatelain, chief technology officer at Accenture Analytics. “Brands have yet to fully understand all the ways in which AI will change the marketing game. The practical applications we already see today in precision targeting, dynamic ad creation [and] marketing automation … are just the tip of the iceberg…”

December 1, 2017:

Why You Should Think In 3’s

“In the world of signatures, there are really two standouts: John Hancock, founding father of the United States of America, and Tom Gonser founder of DocuSign. In 2003, Gonser thought he had a pretty good idea with “e-signatures…

This Year’s Tech Trends And What’s Coming In 2018

“The technology trends of 2017 were big and impactful, with artificial intelligence (AI) topping the charts, along with on-demand workforce platforms and designing for the human experience. In 2018, technology is set to shift an even bigger focus on the internet of things (IoT), AI and machine learning…”

The Power Of Storytelling In Your Marketing

“Traditionally, you raised money from friends and family, bootstrapped, lost money for one to three years and then you became profitable and got acquired or went public. That was the cadence of entrepreneurship…

Basic Marketing Strategy Revealed

“Imagine you’ve developed a product that the entire world would love to buy. However, you spend no effort or resources promoting or marketing it. What’s the likely consequence? Nobody will probably find out that it exists, and it might as well never have been developed. Talk about a waste of time, effort, and resources, right?..”

Tips For A Great Home Page Web Design

“When you’re looking for the shortest explanation of what any business does, the home page is where you go. Of course, pou probably already know this. But what you may not be familiar with is how to use your home page to convert visitors to leads (and maybe even rabid fans)…

Just Eat Marketing Boss Warns Of Impending AI

“”You’ve got to be careful that marketers are not just run by spreadsheets and robots and data,” Ben Carter told a Campaign breakfast briefing, called Profiting from AI: The Business Opportunity, in association with M&A firm Results International. Carter emphasised that AI has many benefits but he said: “As a marketer, this conversation terrifies me.”
He explained: “Data is massively important. But you’ve got to balance data with human gut feeling. In terms of AI running marketing, that’s an absolutely terrifying prospect…”

Monthly Income Report By Matthew Woodward

“This is the 61st income report as part of the zero backlink experiment. Every month I will publish a post like this one that shows you how this blog is progressing and everything I have done across the month to get it there. These reports will help me track my own progress while teaching you what to do and more importantly what not to do...”