Affiliate News October 2017

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October 31, 2017:

Happy Halloween




October 30, 2017:

Marketing Tips From HubSpot

“If you’re a marketer, you can’t help but hear about HubSpot’s massive growth. The company was founded in 2006 and grew from zero to $271 million revenue in 10 years.

Moreover, HubSpot has a#5 traffic ranking worldwide in the online marketing tech space and has built an audience of several million people between their blog visitors, Twitter followers, Facebook fans and LinkedIn connections (according to their most recent Annual Investors Report)…”

How To Envision Your Own Success

“Following and eventually living your dreams is inspiring. What else are we here for if not to live our dreams? This is the question I have asked myself for years. It’s what has fueled me through dark times and huge successes…”

October 29, 2017:

New Firearms Affiliate Program Launched

“JK Ventures LLC announced today our Affiliate Program designed to help enthusiastic customers monetize their recommendations. If you are looking to build a firearms related site, monetize your existing site or take your affiliate revenues to the next level, we can help take you there…”

How To Create The Perfect Social Media Content

“A slideshow…”

October 28, 2017:

The Coming Phase Of Digital Maturity

“In an era when “digital first” is table stakes for organizational survival, data-savvy companies are refocusing digital-transformation efforts on a new goal: cognitve transformation. Cognitive transformation is a term academics Gary Klein and Holly Baxter coined in the early 2000s to define the objectives needed to fill the gap between the knowledge a person has and the knowledge he or she still needs to perform a task...”

What Super Affiliates Expect From Networks –

“Large “super affiliates” have a particular set of needs. Rather than relying on only click-to-access links and network reporting interfaces, larger affiliates with proprietary technology platforms need data instead of tools. As Wickfire has integrated with more than a dozen affiliate networks, we’ve learned what networks should provide and what agencies and advertisers should look for when choosing a network or tracking technology...”

October 27, 2017:

Trends Coming In Social Media For 2018

“The field of digital content marketing is maturing, and companies need to make sure that their content campaigns and strategies are keeping up.

Above all else, it’s important to remember that good content is good content. It doesn’t matter what kind of technology you implement: If your branded content doesn’t resonate with your targeted audience, you have failed…”

Eight Killer Dream Cars For Entrepreneurs In 2018 –

“Your ride says a lot about who you are: I’m a scrappy bootstrapper who doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles. I’m a pioneer who is not afraid to take on the unknown. I’m a style maven who is always up on the latest in tech. Whatever it is, your wheels send a message to the world about who you are and what you value…”

October 26, 2017:

How To Travel For Next To Nothing

“Elona Karafin is a 24-year-old cancer survivor who is not letting anything hold her back. This business analyst in a large New York City firm spends her free time helping underprivileged kids with cancer through a charity that she founded, is starting a new project where she take survivors on “dream-come-true” trips around the world and just launched a travel-themed jewelry line called Nula Jewelry...”

The Skinny On Paypal’s New Marketing Tool –

“According to the announcement, the newly-released shopping insights tools will include aggregated and anonymous data tracking the behaviors and preferences of PayPal users.

“This includes things like how many shoppers are mobile shoppers; how many shop for big-ticket versus small-ticket items; how a particular merchant site attracts customers compared to other similar sites,” writes PayPal in its release announcing the rollout…”

October 25, 2017:

Seven Ways To Monetize Your Blog Content

“Content creation and the power of the internet has completely changed the way bloggers, brands and businesses communicate with their audiences. With more than a billion active websites now online, there is more content overloaded the online search and social web space than ever before. While most of these sites are creating content to provide value to their audience, many of them are also generating revenue in the process...”

What Is Bitcoin Affiliate Marketing? –

“On a Cost Per Action offer, you are rewarded when a user sent by you does a specific action on the offer. For example: You will receive a certain amount of Bitcoin when a user registers on a website, download an app or buy a certain service. This type of offer will pay only once per user – when the user has made the action. Usually, CPA offers are used for user acquisition and the payout is high. For example, if a user deposits $100 on a CFD trading website, the affiliate will be rewarded with $700...”

October 24, 2017:

What This Dude Learned From Spending $10Mil On Influencer Marketing –

“Influencer marketing is quickly becoming a key strategy for brands interested in tapping into new audiences via social networks. According to a recent study, over 90 percent of marketers who are engaged in some form of influencer marketing believe it is effective...”

How To Move Up On The Blogging Ladder –

“Moving up in blogging circles opens you up to prospering opportunities. You can expect traffic surges, increased profits and an overall expanded online presence when you make friends with successful bloggers. But you need to know how to network with blogging big dawgs to move up in blogging circles…”

October 23, 2017:

The £12billion State Of Affiliate Marketing 2017 –

“For over 20 years the affiliate industry has quietly evolved and grown into an essential component of the modern marketer’s digital arsenal. Following the launch of The Awin Report, co-author and Content Analyst at Awin Robert Davinson shares his insight into the current state of affiliate marketing across the globe...”

Amazon May Score 50% Of eCommerce Sales This Year –

“For online retailers, Amazon is becoming even more daunting. Amazon will own a bigger piece of e-commerce sales this year owning about 44 cents out of every e-commerce dollar spent in the U.S., up from 38 cents the previous year, according to new estimates on public companies from research firm eMarketer…”

October 22, 2017:

The Top 10 SEO Mistakes By Beginners –

“Affiliate marketing can be really powerful when SEO and affiliate goals all push in the same direction.

Yet it’s also painfully clear that many affiliate marketers are missing out on substantial, sustainable growth by ignoring SEO – or making mistakes that hurt the effectiveness of their affiliate campaigns…”

How To Excel At Content Marketing –

“Content is king, and nowhere is that more true than in content marketing. Content marketing, which bridges the divide between marketing and storytelling, is vital to attracting and keeping e-commerce customers.

“Content marketing is the practice of sharing information your target audience will find helpful and valuable with the intention of creating a profitable customer relationship,” said Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions…”

October 21, 2017:

10 Time Management Tips That Work –

“An infographic...”

Just The Video Marketing Segment Is A $135 Billion Industry –

“The rise of video isn’t slowing down. From producing videos to distributing and promoting them, the U.S. digital video marketing industry is expected to reach $135 billion this year, according to a new study by mobile video platform Magisto...”

October 20, 2017:

How To Be Super-Productive Working From Home –

“Working from home is treated as a luxury by many people. Mostly by those who have to wake up early and commute to work every day.

Some people, though, prefer to work in a company office, with co-workers and colleagues, and perpetuate their daily routine. It helps separating between work life and life, no doubt…”

Improve Your Retention With These Awesome Brain Hacks –

“Considering how a great number of people has smartphones, and is constantly online, it is easy to understand why concentration and focus problems have started to appear more commonly lately. There are so many distractions that you can find either on your phone, online, or simply in your surroundings, so this focus struggle is becoming more ubiquitous with each passing day…

October 19, 2017:

Hopping On Trends Via Ecommerce –

“Customer expectations are changing fast. More than ever, they’re looking for shopping experiences targeted directly at them.

As Erik Bullen, CEO at MageMail explained to me, “The megatrend is about hyper-personalization and the ability to buy ‘anywhere, anytime’ by applying modern technologies’..”

Tech That Will Change Digital Marketing Forever –

“If you are a professional marketer, you understand that throwing all of your resources at a new, trendy social network as soon as it comes on the market is a bad investment. Imagine being the marketing team that took a real shot at Yik Yak as it became the biggest craze on college campuses a couple years ago, only to see it completely defunct now...”

October 18, 2017:

Ways AI Will Change The Marketing Landscape –

“Do you remember when Siri first spoke to you? It was impressive and a little bit scary. But mostly it was entertaining. We all figured out Siri’s limitations within a few minutes of messing around with her artificial intelligence (AI) functionality…”

Always Disclose Influencer Relationships –

“Disclosing an influencer-brand relationship in blog posts, social media posts or other types of content isn’t just a good idea — it’s an actual requirement. Small Business Trends caught up with Rachel Honoway, CEO of Performance Marketing Association at the recent Influencer Marketing Days conference in New York City’s Times Square. The Performance Marketing Association is a trade association for the performance marketing industry, which includes things like affiliate marketing and influencer marketing…”

October 17, 2017:

What Is HOQU All About? –

“By 2020, internet marketing is expected to be a 335-billion-dollar industry. One of the major branches of internet marketing is affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, an affiliate works to promote a product and is paid according to the result of their campaign, in terms of sales or some other metric…”

Should You Choose Shopify Or BigCommerce? –

“In this article, we will address the burning question that aspiring eCommerce business owners have to ask themselves every single time they consider launching a new online shop.

And that question is: “Which eCommerce platform should I use, BigCommerce or Shopify?” When it comes to all-in-one e-commerce solutions, both BigCommerce and Shopify are the crème de la crème. They are the go-to platforms that both seasoned and budding e-commerce business owners use because of their exceptional reputation of being the best in the industry. It’s exactly because of this that people are having a hard time deciding which platform to go for…”

October 16, 2017:

Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer On His Key To Success –

“Entrepreneurs don’t have time for fluff and sugar-coated advice that makes them feel good but doesn’t help them move their business forward.

And neither does Jon Taffer. As the host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, in which he helps entrepreneurs turn around their failing bars and restaurants, Taffer offers up straight up, no- holds barred advice — with a lot of yelling…”

Marketing In The Anxiety Age –

“I recently had a conversation with a friend who admitted to seeming a bit more anxious than usual lately. She’s not alone. I’ve had the same conversation with several others over the last little while.

That’s because our phones are constantly buzzing with news apps and social-media status updates about natural disasters, the threat of nuclear war and the fracturing political landscape south of the border…”

October 15, 2017:

How To Turn A Side Hustle Into Millions –

“When people ask me, “Adam, how did you become successful?” I know that they’re really asking, “How can I become successful?” I also know that they’re usually hoping for some magic formula that will get them there quickly. Some are even naïve enough to think the right “formula” will get them there with little or no effort. But, as every successful person I’ve ever met has confirmed, there is no formula like that…”

AirBnB Has Big Plans For New Affiliate Program –

“While Expedia and Priceline roll out ways to encroach on Airbnb’s space with their own private home listings for travellers, the $31 billion venture-backed Airbnb is also looking at new ways to boost its own traffic and bookings. Airbnb is now rolling out a new call for affiliate partners, where high-traffic sites with over 1 million visitors can embed Airbnb property listings and make commissions when they are booked...”

October 14, 2017:

Fourteen Free Stock Photo Sites –

“As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge $20 or more for a single photo. Even when you can find free stock photos, most are low resolution, watermarked, blurry and, at best, uninspired…”

How To Get Leaders In Your Niche To Share Your Content –

“After you publish content, it’s important to be creative in the way you market to different people and channels. If you don’t have a network of relevant authority bloggers, then it can be hard to gain traction quickly. We have to keep in mind social media is an awesome marketing channel because you can funnel thousands of people to your blog within seconds...”

October 13, 2017:

Elon Musk’s View On The Future –

“The businesses under Elon Musk’s belt, from Tesla to SpaceX to SolarCity, incubate some of the most progressive ideas in their fields, and Musk is not shy to show his confidence in the at-first seemingly outlandish ventures. Yet Musk has proven his entrepreneurial prowess and foresight time and again…”

What Is Millisecond Marketing –

“Nowadays, it’s a scene you’ll pretty much see only in movies: Stock traders in brightly colored jackets frantically shouting and flashing symbols on exchange floors. But this was how stocks were bought and sold for most of Wall Street’s history...”

October 12, 2017:

How To Become A Master At Networking –

“The whole process of “professional development” can be quite complex and intimidating. For introverts and newbies without professional connections, it can feel downright unfair..”

Marketing In The Age Of Assistance –

“For the first time in decades, consumers are ahead of brands and marketers — yet the role of marketing is becoming more important, not less. The balance of power has shifted away from traditional broadcasting and branding and toward an era of consumer empowerment...”

October 11, 2017:

Roadblocks To Your Content Marketing Success –

“They say that content marketing is king. Personally, I feel like it’s more of a benevolent dictator because in reality, if you are running a business without a content marketing strategy, it’s doomed to fail…”

Are You Thinking About Your 2018 Marketing Yet? –

“Once a year, marketers around the country stop their day-to-day activities and plan for the year ahead. It’s a time to not only take a step back and think about the future but also to ask for more resources to grow market share. I think of it like a football game: All of the teams in your category are watching replays of past years’ games and coming up with new plays to win during the upcoming season. Rather than using players on a sports field, we are playing with dollars that we spend on various marketing channels including social media, TV and SEO...”

October 10, 2017:

Ways To Boost Your Energy At Work –

“Whether you work late nights or wake up early to head to the office — we all see our energy levels dip throughout the day. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can give yourself a boost…”

Why You Should Pay Attention To The Rise Of Virtual Reality In Marketing –

“Technological innovations continue to impact digital marketing, and one of the most intriguing tools to enter the landscape in the past few years is virtual reality (VR).

VR refers to an artificial, computer-generated environment that uses high-end graphics, as well as audio and aural sensations, to make users feel as if they are in a real world where they can interact with – and sometimes manipulate – what’s around them. Most VR experiences are generated through the use of specialized headsets that fully immerse a person in the virtual world…”

October 9, 2017:

Marketing Hacks To Quickly Build Your Audience –

“Without customers, you have no business. Plain and simple. But finding those people willing to pay for your product and creating a loyal tribe, doesn’t just happen. It takes you, as an entrepreneur or side hustler, researching your target demographic, building a relationship with them, maintaining their loyalty and continually remain top of mind. It takes marketing…”

Blogging Lessons Learned in Costa Rica –

“Costa Rica. 3 miles away from civilization. Intense. Beautiful. Brutal. Fun. Enlightening. My wife Kelli and I saw toucans, Mealy Amazon parrots, sloths, monkeys, bullet ants, army ants and poison dart frogs. 7 scorpions and 8 bats lived inside the hut with us…”

October 8, 2017:

Generating Leads With Pinterest –

“Pinterest is one of the most underrated social networks for lead generation and customer acquisition. But, in fact, Pinterest is one of the largest social media networks in the world. Used by 175 million people, it’s growing at a rate that’s doubling and tripling in some international markets…”

How To Survive The AI Marketing Movement –

“Artificial Intelligence (AI), the buzzword of the year, is becoming a growing influence in the marketing industry. And for better or worse, it’s poised to change your career. Today’s marketers need to prepare for the AI revolution and understand how they can use it to enhance customer experiences in our increasingly digital world…”

October 7, 2017:

What’s Up With The Shopify Situation? –

“Let’s take a look at the current situation to see if the Canadian company deserves to be in your portfolio today. Bad press..

Shopify took a hit in recent days after a well-known short seller, Citron Research, announced it was shorting the popular e-commerce company’s stock…”

Why You Should Be Blogging –

“Oh boy, there are so many reasons why you should be blogging. Just type in ‘blogging reasons’ in a search machine and you will find thousands of articles telling you why you should be blogging. Rather than being original this week, I want to create an ultimate list for you, so you do not have to read all those articles. If you are an entrepreneur and you have not started blogging for your business yet, this ultimate list should persuade you, even if you are a bit afraid of starting...”

October 6, 2017:

Why Some Of The Best Business Ideas Were Initially Rejected –

“Some of the most successful ideas in history started with rejection. However, we don’t often hear about these rocky starts of mega-successes. We mostly see the glamour, flashy money, press and smiles…”

How To Start Tracking Your Marketing Effectively –

“Marketers are quick to espouse the importance of what they do, but few can back their claims. A 2015 Forbes Insights Report indicates as much, noting that only 22% of marketer shave data-driven initiatives achieving significant results.…”

October 5, 2017:

How To Sell More Online –

“The simplest way to sell more products or services is to scale out your marketing budget. The bigger your marketing budget the easier it is to sell more products and services. But you know what? That’s not realistic for most people.

The first thing you need to do is check out affiliate marketing…”

Why Blogging Can Rock Your Business And Your Income –

“Did you know there are now more than a billion active websites on the internet today? It’s true, and more than 300 million of them are blogs. This means there are over a billion sites out there actively creating content for you to compete against.

With such massive numbers pit against you, how is anyone supposed to compete in such a competitive world? The answer lies within blogging…”

October 4, 2017:

This Investor Believes Shopify Is A Get Rich Quick Scheme –

“Whether you work late nights or wake up early to head to the office — we all see our energy levels dip throughout the day. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can give yourself a boost…”

What To Avoid As An Affiliate Marketer –

“This digital world is amazing. It has already created numerous opportunities in such short time and a lot still to offer in the future. Out of the many incredible things that it has produced, affiliate marketing is the one which is fascinating. This is a method of online earning just by promoting other’s products. It is as simple as liking any product, start promoting it and if anyone buys it through your promotion, then you will get your piece from it...”

October 3, 2017:

How To Overcome A Slow Startup –

“Since the 1970s, Silicon Valley has been a place of innovation and promise where driven individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit could realize their visions, even if those visions emerged from their parents’ basement or humble garage. Apple and Microsoft were amng the earliest of these companies with humble beginnings. And, since then, giants like Google and Amazon have followed in their wake, also rising to global prominence…”

How To Self-Publish Your Own Book –

“I write to get a deeper understanding of something. I have yet to collect my writings into a book but I am always on the lookout for different ways to go about that.

Deciding to avoid traditional publishing outlets and get your completed works out to the masses all on your own is a decision that promises to bring with it a sense of pride and potential financial returns that simply cannot be matched, but never underestimate just how difficult such an endeavor can be…”

October 2, 2017:

Why Digital Marketing Is The Next Big Career Opp –

“India’s digital growth story is both interesting and surprising. The country has embraced digitization so rapidly that it has created a large opportunity for online marketing.

On August 15th, 1995, VSNL introduced public internet access in India. In 2000, only 0.5 percent of the Indian population had access to internet facilities. After 16 years, the figure climbed to 28 percent with 373 million internet users…”

Social Media Trends To Watch For In 2018 –

“The end of the year is quickly approaching — the holiday season is right around the corner and 2018 is just a few months away. Social media gives your brand an incredible opportunity to attract attention to your brand, provided you do it right. You either take full advantage of the opportunity or your competitors will…”

October 1, 2017:

Fifty Online Marketing Mistakes To Avoid –

“In affiliate marketing, you as a person, join a big network and promote their products to potential clients by means of internet. But it’s not that easy to earn a steady income from affiliate marketing, there are tons of factors involved to grow your niche website to four-figure income…”

Five Simple Skills To Succeed At Digital Marketing

“As the CEO of a marketing company actively hiring, I’ve had to inform many people that they have not been selected for an interview. Every “rejection” email I’ve sent has forced me to identify what it really takes to succeed in digital marketing…”

How To Maximize Engagement With Your Fall Marketing –

“The fall is the time when small business owners see a spike in sales. Business owners want to get as much done before the end of the year. Also, the fall is packed with holidays that make people want to buy and shop. So whether you are a business to business company or a business to consumer company, you want to capitalize on what people already are doing in October, November, and December. Using your social media is the best way to turn those “I think I should …” into “I have to buy now.” TrafficBox and other digital marketing companies are available to assist you to maximize your use of social media during this critical time…”

Dead Broke To Millionaire Because He Refused To Quit –

“What’s tattooed, goateed and can be seen in more than 200 countries? Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud.Now in its fifth season, Fast N’ Loud follows Rawlings as he scours the country for beat-up classic cars, negotiates the hell of their sale price, then brings them back to his Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas to restore, and more importantly, flip them for a profit…”

The Crossroads Of Affiliate Marketing And Influencing –

“The crossroads of affiliate marketing and influencer marketing is here. Merchants are testing ways to merge the channels to create sales. The word “influencer” was mentioned in a dozen session titles under consideration for the upcoming Affiliate Summit West 2018 conference. Affiliate marketing is a proven channel, driven by data and quantifiable results. The question for merchants now is how to make influencer marketing as cost-efficient and profitable as affiliate marketing…”

Why Your Guest Posts Aren’t As Effective As They Should Be –

“I see more than my fair share of guest posting pitches on Blogging From Paradise. After a quick email alerting these folks that guest posting is permanently closed on BFP I think through their approaches. Even if I did accept guest posts, 90% of these pitches would not make the cut for these very 2 reasons…”

Why Affiliate Marketing Is Great For SMB’s –

“Unless you’re one of those startups that is backed by investors with bottomless pockets so you don’t really have to do anything (you know, like Juicero), you probably have a budget… and a tight one at that.

Marketing can be expensive and often you just don’t see results, especially if your SMB runs CPM or CPC campaigns. Paying for eyeballs and clicks have their place, but there’s no better way to spend a limited marketing budget than to pay only when a sale is made…”

Where Influencers And Affiliate Marketing Meet –

“The crossroads of affiliate marketing and influencer marketing is here. Merchants are testing ways to merge the channels to create sales.

The word “influencer” was mentioned in a dozen session titles under consideration for the upcoming Affiliate Summit West 2018 conference. Affiliate marketing is a proven channel, driven by data and quantifiable results. The question for merchants now is how to make influencer marketing as cost-efficient and profitable as affiliate marketing…”

Do You Need Emotional Intelligence In Order To Be Super Successful? –

“We often think of one type of intelligence when we talk about “smarts.” However, book learning isn’t everything. Being smart intellectually isn’t going to be the only thing that allows you to be successful as a business owner.

While it helps to be a good learner and smart in many ways, many of us forget about emotional intelligence. If you want long-lasting success, you need to develop emotional intelligence as you do other skills…”