Affiliate Marketing News May 2017

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May 31, 2017:

Industries Poised To Explode In The Next Ten Years  chivas.com

“Everyone’s looking toward the future, eagerly anticipating what promises to be a long line of innovations due to rapidly evolving technology. Consumers know these inventions will change the way they work and play. Not only will they make some aspects of life easier, they could quite possibly empower people to do more with less money...”

One Simple Trick To Make You Better Than Nearly All CEOs  entrepreneur.com

“It is my experience that the worst failure you can make as a human being is to be closed off to feedback from others, and that failure is made worse when you’re at the head of a company. I’ve seen countless leaders in upper management brush off feedback, or get defensive, making what should be one of their most valuable tools into a difficult time for not only them, but their colleagues and employees as well….”

May 30, 2017:

How To Maximize Your Exposure Online  bloggingtips.com

‘“Ryan, do you sleep?” I get asked this question frequently these days.

Between my guest posting, blog commenting and forum blitz I have created the illusion of being in a bunch of places at once in the blogging tips niche. Rest assured it is an illusion. I am no demi-god. Nor do I work myself to the bone. I get 8-10 hours of sleep per night. I promise…”

Don’t Sweat Others Opinions  entrepreneur.com

“video..”

May 29, 2017:

The Key To Content Marketing Success  digitaljournal.com

““What is copy?” My wife asked me this a few days ago.

I had been going on and on at dinner, hands gesturing, spittle flying, talking about something work-related. She waited patiently until I was finished to ask. Her question jarred me. It had been a while since I’d thought about what “copy” is. And in that moment, my immediate reaction was to remember how I used to hate the word…”

Instagram Marketing Gaining Traction  marketingdive.com

“Upwork put together a list of the 20 most in-demand skills from marketing freelancers with Asana work training, Instagram marketing, A/B testing, brand strategy and Marketo marketing automation leading the way, per a blog post from Upwork Senior VP, Marketing, Rich Pearson, made available to Marketing Dive…”

May 28, 2017:

A Definitive Affiliate Marketing Guide  forbes.com

“The ubiquitous rise of the internet has had a profound effect on mankind, dramatically altering both how we live and work. Yet, in our on-demand society replete with endless conveniences, one of the single most resonating benefits has been the ability to digitally earn an income from virtually anywhere on this planet...”

Ten Cool Free Marketing Tools  entrepreneur.com

“If you’re an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to reach your chosen audience at the right time. To help you do this cheaply, without compromising the quality of your marketing efforts, I’ve put together a list of the top 10 free marketing tools every entrepreneur should know…”

May 27, 2017:

What Super Successful People Have In Common  entrepreneur.com

An infographic..

Thoughts On The Future Of Affiliate Marketing  biv.com

“As more employees push to work from home, Citrix Canada’s Michael Murphy discusses how companies can balance accommodating telecommuting with computer security concerns.

Author and marketing expert Robert Glazer discusses trends in affiliate marketing, and the industry’s exciting future...”

May 26, 2017:

Is BuyWeedOnline.ca’s Affiliate Program Legit?  digitaljournal.com

“In just a couple short weeks from initial launch, Budding Media Corp has successfully filled its first affiliate marketing positions for BuyWeedOnline.ca. The company is now looking at further expansion and targeting bloggers and social media experts to join its program...”

How To Scale Your Business  inc.com

“During my 20-year career in B2B, I’ve witnessed a disjointed sales and marketing team be the cause of limited growth within an organization I was a part of far too many times. As a result of these shortcomings, I’ve become passionate about finding solutions that ensure they work collaboratively…”

May 25, 2017:

Keeping Your SEO Focus Where It Should Be  entrepreneur.com

“If you ask Google the best way to do SEO, it will tell you to focus on the user and everything else will follow. Today, SEO is all about creating great, unique content that delights customers...”

Online Marketing Influencers To Watch  forbes.com

“An increasing number of consumers now use social media and Google to conduct preliminary product and price research before making purchasing decisions. Hence, most businesses today use online marketing to build trust with prospects and customers, build their brand reputation and increase revenue…”

May 24, 2017:

Seven Keys To Creating A Marketing Strategy  entrepreneur.com

“Starting a new marketing strategy is exciting. You’ll get to come up with creative new ideas, see your brand applied in new contexts and in new ways, and hopefully see a positive ROI that makes all your peers and supervisors happy...”

Is Marketing Law Broken?  abovethelaw.com

“Marketing in the law is broken. Across the legal field, lawyers, expert witnesses, litigation finance firms, and a variety of other related parties all struggle with that fundamental part of the business…”

May 23, 2017:

Online Marketing Tips To Keep You Motivated  josic.com

“Most people begin in Affiliate Marketing to earn some extra money, it’s sold as an easy way to make money, and some people even quote that you can make money for doing nothing. I feel I should tell you that this is not true, it is hard work, and you do need to put some hours in, however this is mostly in the beginning and as you become more experienced it becomes easier and easier and you will be Putting less hours in and making more money...”

What Is Cornerstone Content In WordPress?  yoast.com

“Cornerstone content pieces are those articles on your website you’re most proud of. They reflect your business, communicate your mission and are extremely well written. These are the articles you would like to rank high in the search engines…”

May 22, 2017:

Fifteen Marketing Tools To Help You Dominate  entrepreneur.com

“Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest solutions to track, analyze and personalize their marketing efforts.

For those that need some help determing the best tools to help their businesses excel, here are 50 of my favorites…”

Marketing Lessons From The Beatles Sgt. Pepper  forbes.com

“I read the news today, oh boy. The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, all kinds of behind the scenes stories are coming out about the making of this creative masterpiece. As a Beatles nut, I have been soaking them all up. But as a marketing nut, I’ve noticed a few that are profoundly relevant to the creative process, if not to branding itself…”

May 21, 2017:

Marketing In China  emarketer.com

“Dirk Eschenbacher is the founding partner and chief creative officer of Zanadu, a travel service that offers luxury experiences to outbound tourists from China. He spoke with eMarketer’s David Green about the interplay between digital and physical content in brand building, being ahead of the times with a virtual reality (VR) store and how the recent development of outbound travel in China has influenced the company’s approach...”

Keys To Setting Up Your Online Store  entrepreneur.com

“Consumers have come to expect the speed, ease and convenience of ordering online; they seem to like  sitting back and waiting for their merchandise to be delivered. What’s more, they don’t seem concerned about the fees they have to pay for shipping, either. Less stress in exchange for a token charge doesn’t strike them as such a bad deal...”

May 20, 2017:

Eye-Opening Digital Marketing Stats From This Week  adweek.com

“It’s been another interesting week in interactive marketing statistics and figures. Here are the seven that particularly caught our eye...”

How To Make A Social Impact  entrepreneur.com

“These days, it seems like every startup is trying to figure out how to launch a social impact or “.org” arm. They see it helps build the brand, boost loyalty and even drive revenue. But, many aren’t sure how to start...”

May 19, 2017:

Is Your Website’s Speed Important?  entrepreneur.com

“When you imagine your website’s visitors, what do you see? Small business owners? Local homeowners? Impatient clickers?

If your visitors are anything like other people on the web, they’re almost certainly in that third group: the impatient crowd. These folks expect your site to load in the blink of an eye. If it doesn’t, they’re gone — maybe never to return…”

How To Get More Creative On Social Media  entrepreneur.com

“Leave it to a dating app to demonstrate the instant success a creative social media marketing approach can bring to a new business.

Tinder, the location-based dating service that facilitates matchups between interested parties, used a tactic best described as word-of-mouth advertising in a digital format to successfully launch its app…”

May 18, 2017:

Moore’s Law On Behavioral Marketing  martechtoday.com

“In 2003, I wrote my first analytics package. I had the same problem all marketers had: I could do almost anything with digital marketing. I could easily create ads, pages and emails with any text, any font, any image. I could add video, animations, and even make aliens dance to sell car insurance. But how could I know which would work best for me?…”

How To Use Marketing Psychology To Improve Your Bottom Line  entrepreneur.com

“Small changes can make a huge difference.

We often underestimate the value of the little things: a sentence, a button, a color. Those who’ve spent any time conducting A/B split tests know, though, that small changes can lead to surprising results…”

May 17, 2017:

Analyzing The 2017 Marketing Technology Landscape  customerthink.com

Today, technology has infiltrated every facet of the marketing world. From content marketing to email marketing to the customer experience, technology is playing a central role.

For the uninitiated, John Koetsier, mobile economist at Tune, provides a simple but effective definition of martech during his discussion with AdAge: “Every piece of technology a marketer uses to reach a potential customer is martech”...”

Crowdfunding Marketing Campaign 101  smallbiztrends.com

“Can you remember the story of Robert the Bruce and the Spider? In our childhood, we have read some stories that have given us some vital life lessons. You might be thinking what’s the link between the story and the present article you are reading. Wait a while! Just close your eyes and imagine how many times you have failed as an entrepreneur...”

May 16, 2017:

Lessons From Eric Wu  portent.com

“This is cheesy but true. It takes a village of phenomenal people to “raise” and train good digital and search marketers.

As SEOs, Product Managers, and Social Media strategists, our work is not created alone in a vacuum. We don’t simply apply a static set of best practices and hope for the best. We need to go out and meet people. Exchange stories with our peers. Sit down for learning sessions with our Jedi masters…”

How To Get Affiliate Marketing Traffic  fxdailyreport.com

“There are quite a few different ways you can drive targeted, qualified visitors to your affiliate offers. Some traffic generation methods cost money, while others only take time and effort...”

May 15, 2017:

How To Stress Less And Focus More  entrepreneur.com

“You want to build a career that supports your life. And build a life that supports your career. And hope that both ultimately support your happiness.

That’s what I’m after, anyway. I think that’s what most of us want…”

Limiting Beliefs Killing Your Blogging Profits  bloggingtips.com

“Earlier today I read a comment from a blogger. Said comment exposed a common, damaging limiting belief that holds back blogging profits. The blogger explained how they had not made much money through their blog. But this was okay. Because they would rather blog in their authentic voice, from a genuine space, versus being dishonest and making money…”

May 14, 2017:

Entrepreneurial Lessons From Metallica  entrepreneur.com

“Unless you’ve been living under a rock (no pun intended!) for the past 36 years, you’ve probably heard of Metallica, a heavy metal band that is one of the “Big Four” credited with bringing heavy, thrash metal music to the forefront of the music industry…”

When Will Virtual Reality Infiltrate Marketing  forbes.com

“Virtual reality (VR) has been promised as one of the most revolutionary technology of the 2010s, and its implications for marketing and advertising are supposed to be enormous...”

May 13, 2017:

Check This Cool New Networking App  entrepreneur.com

“Almost every successful entrepreneur has one thing in common: they had help. Whether that came in the form of a dedicated co-founder, a dynamite sales director, or a dynamic mentor, there is virtually no entrepreneur that has built a company alone...”

5 Online Learning Sources  entrepreneur.com

“There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet has become a veritable treasure trove of information on how to run a successful company...”

May 12, 2017:

Use Creative Storytelling To Build Your Following  entrepreneur.com

“In order to establish a credible personal brand that people trust you need great content that speaks directly to them. Without this you will not be successful in your lead generation and conversion rates...”

How To Cash In On Instagram  yourstory.com

“With brands these days focusing most of their marketing efforts on social media sites, new avenues of income are opening up online. Instagram, for one, with its 600 million plus active users and an engagement rate unmatched by rival social media sites, has become a key platform for individuals who want to make money online...”

May 11, 2017:

The Skinny On Product Reviews  digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk

“Surveys show 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Couple this with the fact that 72% of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a business more and it’s clear – product reviews matter! So you should be using them as part of your affiliate marketing strategy...”

Are Simple Ideas The Most Profitable?  entrepreneur.com

“Does the licensing lifestyle sound too good to be true? It might. But, if you’re creative and you hustle, you can pitch and rent out your ideas for consumer products to companies with global distribution. In fact, I can tout the power of open innovation because I’ve practiced it myself...”

May 10, 2017:

How To Handle Explosive Growth  entrepreneur.com

“Your business is booming. Sales are up and profits have never been higher. Those greener pastures you have been tirelessly working towards are finally starting to come into view. The rapid growth stage is one of the most exciting times for any company...”

Lexli Announces New Affiliate Program  benzinga.com

“Lexli International, the premier line of aloe-based skin care, today announces the launch of its first affiliate program. Targeted to Lexli customers who already recommend the line to their friends, as well as bloggers and social media influencers who are familiar with the line, the Lexli Affiliate Program offers one of the skin care industry’s highest commission rates...”

May 9, 2017:

Cool Office Desk Hacks To Help You Get More Done  entrepreneur.com

“Sitting at a desk all day long can get tiring. However, if you set up your space just right, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, a few small changes can make major differences in maximizing performance and productivity...”

How To Boost Your Productivity Every Day  entrepreneur.com

“When your circadian rhythm is out of whack, your work life can get off kilter as well. It is almost impossible to have a high-performance work day, every day, when you are sleep deprived and your 24-hour cycle is chaotic...”

May 8, 2017:

How To Choose The Right Marketing Software – forbes.com

“To effectively and efficiently manage your businesses growth, it is imperative to have a marketing software platform that has at least these seven marketing software features. I have developed this list of features while working on my company’s marketing platform; they are critical to generating the thousands of leads for our organization on a monthly basis...”

Why Instagram Is A Marketing-Must Now – entrepreneur.com

“Is your business active on Instagram? Are you leveraging it to build your personal brand? While it was once one of many possible social media platforms to market your product or service, you now need to allocate a large percentage of your social media effort toward it. Instagram is no longer an option — it’s a necessity...”

May 7, 2017:

The Account-Based Guide To Marketing – marketingland.com

“As a B2B Marketer, you spend a lot of your time coming up with new ways to reach the right prospect, at the right time, with the right message. Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is a tried-and-true strategy to help you do all three. By treating each account as a market of one, you can deepen your relationships with individuals at key accounts and ultimately increase revenue..”

Want To Become A Strong Copywriter?  copyblogger.com

“Copywriting is not writing. It is assembling. The best copywriters collect the varied parts of their research and assemble those parts into a true story that resonates with the particular worldview of an audience. Then that story is tested, tweaked, and deployed again. A story that enters the conversation an audience is already having, can be a story that travels…”

May 6, 2017:

What To Do When Starting A New Blog – bloggingtips.com

“The concept of starting a blog is nothing new, and it’s actually something that is easily accomplished even for the average person. There is no longer a need to hire a site designer, programmer or even invest a few hundred dollars into a fancy and professional site design...”

Common Mistake New Bloggers Make – bloggingtips.com

“You can’t earn a fortune online penny by penny. You can’t even earn a steady online income penny by penny. Even the most skilled, popular, dazzling blogger cannot earn a rich income penny by penny…”

May 5, 2017:

How To Boost Your Organic Traffic – marketingprofs.com

“Many business owners understand both the benefits of SEO and the sheer potential for transforming organic visitors into long-term paying customers. But the issue isn’t so much realizing that there is a benefit as much as it is finding strategies that work...”

Pink Jeep Tours Jumps Into The Affiliate Marketing Arena  benzinga.com

“Pink Jeep Tours, the most trusted tour company in the American Southwest, is proud to announce their new affiliate program. Launched in January 2017, the program has already allowed Pink Jeep Tours to share its growing success with enrolled publishers...”

May 4, 2017:

Simple Strategies For Business Growth – chicago.cbslocal.com

“As a small business owner, you could have the best product or service on the market, but if nobody knows about it, your business won’t grow. Although there are more marketing tools available, people are inundated with messages on a daily basis. Finding the right marketing strategy for your business is essential for building a strong customer base. Try these proven strategies to take your business to new levels...”

How To Use The Cloud To Speed Up Your Website  entrepreneur.com

“If you’re looking for a way to boost your website’s page speed and stop losing potential conversions, you should consider a cloud server. Cloud servers can help your site load faster by using high-performing servers, lightning-fast processors and high-quality solid-state drive (SSD) storage…”

May 3, 2017:

Marketing Lessons From The Fyre Festival Disaster – cnet.com

“The disastrous festival was created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland (who were brought together by a “mutual interest in technology, the ocean, and rap music”). But when Instagram influencers, music acts and the rich and famous descended on The Bahamas to attend the festival, they found disaster-relief tents, deconstructed cheese sandwiches and a cancelled festival...”

How To Make Awesome Marketing Videos  smallbiztrends.com

“In recent years, videos have been making inroads in digital marketing, emerging as a powerful promotional tool for businesses to promote their wares in an exciting and engaging way. Though when it comes to video marketing, there’s some pretty definitive ‘rules’ businesses should stick to in order to get their videos right. Get them wrong and marketing videos can be more hindering to a company than profiting...”

May 2, 2017:

Is Affiliate Marketing Right For Every Brand? – elitebusinessmagazine.co.uk

“Affiliate marketing – sometimes known as performance marketing – was one of the first digital channels to emerge, yet it remains poorly understood and under-utilised.

The concept is simple: companies – sometimes known as merchants – pay others –sometimes known as publishers – a commission for driving sales. The publishers don’t need to buy inventory from the merchants, handle shipping or deal with complaints; they simply link to the merchant site. For example, Amazon is a merchant…”

Are You Ready For The Internet Of Things?  entrepreneur.com

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating increasing amounts of interest and is rapidly making its way into our personal and professional lives. However, there’s still some confusion about what it can really achieve...”

May 1, 2017:

How To Pull In A Million A Year From Only One Affiliate Network – johnchow.com

“Today (April 28) is a very special day. Not only did I break the $300K commission mark in MOBE in only 118 days, but if you add up the payout and the pending payout, it works out to $2,745 per day. Why is that amount important? Because $2,745 per day = $1 million per year!..”

How To Track Social Media Results  entrepreneur.com

“You need three things to create good campaigns and engage with fans on social media: good content, a steady stream of good content, content intelligence.

Every minute, we see a heavy downpour of social media messages, like millions of construction workers pouring concrete down the cement mixer, but instead of it being constructive, we find messy roads and a lot of noise…”

Internet Marketing Truth Or Dare – adage.com

“The world of online marketing now resembles a tremendous game of advertising truth or dare. For a long time, marketers took the dare, by purchasing ads without knowing where their ad would run or why it would run there. The dare then: risk sitting out online advertising or jump in while your brand had no real control over where and when your ads ran...”

How To Identify The Right Marketing Guru  forbes.com

“Finding any kind of service provider for your startup can be a challenge. But finding a skilled and trustworthy SEO has an added challenge – the wrong one can potentially tank your company.

Without the proper research, you could be throwing your money at someone who is using shady SEO techniques; meaning you’re not just wasting your money, you’re in danger of being blacklisted by Google…”

How To Power Past Feelings Of Inadequacy  bloggingtips.com

“It happens to even the best entrepreneurs. You get a killer business idea or turn a passion into profit and start working for yourself.

You find out that running a business may or may not turn out to be what you thought it would be but it is rewarding after you put in lots of effort and countless hours of work…”

The Key To Effective Long-Term Branding  entrepreneur.com

“We’re all familiar with slogans like “Just Do It,” “Live Más” (Spanish for “more”) and “Because You’re Worth It.” These slogans have become synonymous with the brands they represent, so it’s natural that small business owners would associate the notion of branding only with big corporations...”

Four Of The Most Common Internet Marketing Mistakes  socialbarrel.com

“The field of online marketing is still relatively young. Inevitably, online marketers, especially those who are new to the field, will make mistakes as they go along. That said, the best way to move forward is to identify common mistakes and work towards solving them.

Need help with your online marketing? Sherwood Integrated Solutions offers services from corporate barter to digital marketing consulting. If you’re looking for ways to boost your online marketing, here are solutions to some of the most common online marketing mistakes…”

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