Affiliate Marketing News September 2017

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September 30, 2017:

10 Tips To Overhaul Your Online Marketing –

“You know all of the basic ways to market a business online: create content, use social media, buy online ads. But your competitors know all of those methods too. So you need to step up your efforts if you want to stand out. Here are some new ways to update your online marketing from members of the online small business community…”

Winning Holiday Marketing Strategies –

“The holidays are just around the corner and will be in full force before we know it. Columnist Adam Weiss outlines key strategies to help you prepare and get your affiliate marketing on track this season…”

September 29, 2017:

A $13Bil Story You Should Hear –

“Adapting and shaping to regional vagaries, the affiliate channel has often lacked a consistent message that tells a global story. But that may be set to change as a series of themes converge, creating a narrative for this $13bn performance-based industry…”

Entrepreneurial Myths To Ignore –

“We’ve all heard the numbers about how hard it is to build a long-lasting business. While there are many factors at play to get there, without effective marketing and sales a business cannot survive…”

September 28, 2017:

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…”

How A Simple Social Media Idea Turned Into A $1Bil –

“For every fashion blogger who’s ever wondered, “Can I make money from this?” Amber Venz Box says yes. This one-time personal shopper and millennial is a disruptor in every sense of the word with her Dallas-based company, RewardStyle…”

September 27, 2017:

A Clever Way To Increase Your Blog Traffic –

“Facebook Groups do not have to be a link graveyard. As we dive deeper into our how to increase blog traffic series I want to share a neat way to drive traffic through Facebook. Most Facebook Groups are link dropping points. Paste your link and run. These groups are not communities, but fear-based collectives that are all but worthless…”

What To Do When You Feel Like Quitting –

“A video…”

September 26, 2017:

A Clever Way To Increase Your Blog Traffic –

“Facebook Groups do not have to be a link graveyard. As we dive deeper into our how to increase blog traffic series I want to share a neat way to drive traffic through Facebook. Most Facebook Groups are link dropping points. Paste your link and run. These groups are not communities, but fear-based collectives that are all but worthless…”

How Much Money Should You Be Spending On Your Marketing? –

“At just about every business event I’ve been to this year, one theme keeps coming up. That theme is the notion that as a business owner, you probably aren’t marketing your business enough. I’ve also seen several colleagues posting about this. I was recently perusing my Facebook feed when one of my friends (and amazing business person) posted the following, “He who spends the most money on marketing gets the most business…”

September 25, 2017:

Are You Being Robbed By Bot Traffic? –

“1,298 impressions on your landing page… But 0 people clicked on your CTA? Wtf ? Surely at least a few people would click.  Even people clicking by mistake. Are you that bad at creating landing pages? Probably not…… More likely your site is getting slammed by bot traffic…”

Is A Stressful Home Environment Affecting Your Business? –

“We’ve all been there. You leave the house after another fight with your significant other. You try to keep the fight out of your mind, but it hangs over your head, drawing your attention and emotional energy away from being present for the work tasks at hand. So, you do your best to compartmentalize, but your mind rebels, rehashing the conflict as soon as your concentration wavers…”

September 24, 2017:

Why You Need To Understand What Affiliate Marketing Is – Straight From The FTC –

“Many of the ads you see online are created by marketers who are paid each time you click on their ad. And if that click takes you to a website where you sign up to try a product or you make a purchase, the marketer may get paid even more…”

How To Effectivley Market To Baby Boomers –

“Generational marketing is a key issue in the field of senior in-home care because our target market is the senior population and their adult children caregivers or guardians. The baby boomer generation, which encompasses people between the ages of 53 and 71, fits both generations…”

September 23, 2017:

Influencer Marketing On Instagram –

“The evolving nature of the marketing landscape can be tough to keep up with. Every week, it feels like there is a new strategy to follow. And even then, it can be challenging to discern which trends are “real” and here to stay from the fads that will wear off quickly…”

What Nobody Will Tell You About Small Biz Marketing –

When it comes to marketing your brand, the sexiest answers – like running ads – aren’t often the best answers. And though you may claim to have “tried them all,” my guess you’ve been thinking about some things incorrectly…”

What’s Your Perfect Side Hustle? –

“Need some extra cash? Try pursuing a side gig. Side businesses are not only great for the extra income, but they can also be a way to pursue your passions or share your expertise. Of course, figuring out which type of side business to pursue can be a challenge…”

September 22, 2017:

How Affiliate Marketing Works – Straight From The FTC –

“An infographic…”

Five Ways To Monetize Your Site –

“Content is everywhere on the internet today. And honestly, we are simply getting overloaded with more of it every single day. Statistics show that there are currently more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today. — all of which are generating new content and flooding the internet with more information than ever before…”

September 21, 2017:

Secrets To Marketing Your Small Business –

When it comes to marketing your brand, the sexiest answers – like running ads – aren’t often the best answers. And though you may claim to have ‘tried them all,’ my guess you’ve been thinking about some things incorrectly…”

How To Be Resilient –

“Resilience is not a trait you inherit at birth. Instead, it’s something you can learn, and even practice, every day. Resilience is the choice — in the face of adverse events — to persevere. However, it is not to be mistaken for innate toughness or even inner strength…”

September 20, 2017:

Today’s B2B Marketing Landscape –

“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…”

Why You Should Raise Your Prices –

“It’s natural and tempting to think that lower prices will attract more clients, offer better value for your customers, and make your buyers happy. But what if you were actually doing your clients a disservice by not charging what you’re truly worth?…”

September 19, 2017:

How Much Money Can You Make As A Blogger? –

“How much do bloggers make? It’s a common question that many people think about or even ask before getting into the world of blogging and starting a site of their own. To best answer this question we are going to have to dive into a few different niche markets and break down the process of blogging, while also how to create the best content for your audience…”

How To Speed Up Your Research Efforts –

“In the content-marketing world, the most successful businesses are those that produce the highest-value content — which is almost antithetical to the popular notion that quantity is what really matters…”

September 18, 2017:

Why Digital Marketing Is Going To Continue To Explode –

“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…”

Why The Vikings Just Hired An 18 YO  Marketing Guru –

“The Vikings have hired 18-year-old Gen Z guru Jonah Stillman as a consultant. 

According to, Stillman — who with his father authored the book “Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace” — has been brought into the organization to consult on “marketing, digital media content and strategy, as well as STEM education opportunities and workplace culture at the team’s new headquarters, which is expected to open in March 2018…”

September 17, 2017:

Content Marketing Collaboration –

“Some companies employ a single person responsible for their content marketing campaigns. There are some advantages to this, including maintaining absolute control and mastering a singular voice and vision. But if only one person is working on the content, you’ll miss out on the benefits of collaboration…”

Creative Sales Techniques That Increase Conversions –

“There are a lot of articles on how a business owner can learn to close more deals or sell more product. These articles range from tried and true sales techniques that have been taught for years to more in-depth psychological principles that you can use to subtly influence a negotiation in your direction…”

September 16, 2017:

Strategy: Essential Marketing Elements –

“Do you sometimes get the feeling that your marketing strategy is missing something? Maybe sales leads just aren’t closing, even though you have a great product. Or perhaps your top-of-funnel efforts simply aren’t generating enough leads in the first place…”

Twenty Outside-The-Box Ways To Get More Sleep –

“When you don’t sleep enough, your mood, focus and overall productivity suffer. How can you innovate if you can barely keep your eyes open? If you have trouble winding down at the end of the day, we’ve assembled 20 tips to help you get the rest you need. These go beyond taking your devices out of your bedroom, because hopefully by now, we all understand that staring at an illuminated smartphone or tablet will not get us asleep faster…”

September 15, 2017:

How To Improve Your Retention And Sharpen Your Focus –

“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…”

How To Fail Your Way Forward –

“Teachers described him as “too stupid to learn anything.” He got fired from two jobs because he was “non-productive…”

September 14, 2017:

How Virtual Reality Will Impact Marketing Forever –

“How is marketing going to evolve over the next ten years as a result of technological innovation? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world…”

When Buying Stuff Is 100% Automated –

“It’s a chilly October evening in Englewood, Colorado. The year is 2036. Caitlin, 26, gets home from work to find a box at her door containing a pair of sneakers she bought online three days ago. They were an inexpensive impulse purchase—only $29 with free shipping—great for running on the weekends. The shoes, one of the 3,812 pairs for sale in the women’s department of, were made in a Chinese factory back in July…”

The Ten Key Laws Of Marketing On Social Media –

“Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging…”

September 13, 2017:

How Grow Your Business With Empty Pockets –

“Every small business is probably currently devising different marketing strategies to combat the recent downfall of the economy. This is if you are lucky enough to still have your front doors open. In fact, some small businesses have had to shut down due to the economic downfall. What all that being said, any small business would love to jump right into Internet marketing, but most of them run into problems when it comes to their budget…”

Four Reasons To Start Blogging Now If Your Aren’t Already –

“Blogging is still very much alive and it’s already turning out to be one of the best ways to build a profitable business online. Starting a blog is now easier than ever. However, people are still skeptical about whether it’s worth the investment. Maybe you’re still not sure whether you’re cut out to be a blogger or perhaps you’re unaware of the many benefits of starting a blog…”

September 12, 2017:

How To Funnel Traffic To Your Affiliate Site –

“Is your affiliate site struggling to make money? It’s frustrating to put countless hours of work into your website, only to see little or no return for your effort…”

Your Guide To Personalization Marketing –

“Having the right tools in your martech stack is essential for personalization in marketing. But columnist Nick Iyengar says be sure you don’t overlook some non-technical factors that will improve your organization’s personalization efforts…”

September 11, 2017:

Online Marketing Trends You Need To Drive More Traffic Now –

“As innovation continues to bloom in the tech world, digital marketers must continue to adapt and innovate to meet client needs. The message is clear: stay on top of these trends (and changes) or risk being left behind!…”

Brand Online Safety And The High Stakes Involved –

“Earlier this year, Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer of one of the world’s largest brands, Procter & Gamble, Marc Pritchard, famously gave a very harsh and stern warning to agencies and in fact all of digital marketing: “The days of giving digital a pass are over. It’s time to grow up. It’s time for action...”

September 10, 2017:

How To Engage The Senses Of Your Audience –

“I know many of you are reading the title and have questions about what exactly I am referring to. When discussing the “senses” factors, I’m talking about sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. It’s awesome how all of these factors can be applied to your content marketing to increase engagement building brand awareness…”

Keys To Getting Traffic To Your Blog –

“If you’re looking to start a blog, or you’re already knee-deep in blogging, you’ve likely scoured the ends of the earth searching for ways you can make money blogging. While there are plenty of options, to really make money blogging, you have to ensure that you hold steadfast and true to a certain set of criteria....”

September 9, 2017:

Solid eCommerce Marketing Tips –

“Content marketing is one of the best ways that you can bring new customers to your eCommerce store. Eighty-two percent of consumers report developing a positive opinion on a company after reading content produced by them…”

How To Crush It On Social Media For Around Thirty Bucks –

“Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called “Pajamas and Nick Drake.” That 30-second clip was the very first cat video ever uploaded to the video-sharing site, according to The BBC, marking the beginning of a bona fide digital phenomenon that eventually spawned a handful of feline celebrities…

September 8, 2017:

Does Online Marketing Need A Facelift? –

“On LinkedIn earlier this year, one of the hot topics dominating the marketing groups was Coca-Cola’s decision to scrap the role of CMO, or chief marketing officer…”

Avoid These Five Common Online Marketing Mistakes –

“We all know that digital marketing moves fast, and because of that, there’s a tendency to always look towards the next best thing and focus less on the lessons of the past. But developing an awareness and understanding of past mistakes is one of the best ways to pave a path to future success...”

September 7, 2017:

Where To Get Affiliate Traffic Today –

“Where to get high-quality traffic? This is an eternal problem in affiliate marketing both for new players and experienced marketers. Here Dmitrii Zotov, co-founder of Affise Performance Marketing Platform, takes a look at the best ways and places to get the traffic you need…”

Get Creative With Influencer Marketing –

“YouTube is increasingly recognized by brands as an effective marketing option, particularly due to its successful reach of millennial and Gen Z shoppers. YouTube influencers engage their audiences using authentic voices and approaches to provide personal viewpoints about products. But in March 2017, influencers took a hit when more than 250 brands, including AT&T, Pepsi, Verizon and Starbucks, boycotted YouTube when their ads were inadvertently placed next to videos containing hate speech and other offensive material...”

September 6, 2017:

A Common Blog Question Answered –

“How can you make money blogging?” This is one of the common questions I get from new or even established bloggers who have yet to crack the income code…”

“Elevator Pitch” Is Entrepreneurs Brilliant New Show –

“The first 60 seconds of a business pitch can be the difference between achieving your highest dreams or falling flat on your face when seeking venture capital. Entrepreneur magazine teamed up with a group of real investors to put entrepreneurs to the ultimate pitch test for an exciting new streaming show debuting September 20 on”

September 5, 2017:

7 Websites To Keep You Updated On Trends –

“There’s a particular type of entrepreneur that loves a good side-hustle. The options are well-established: eBay flipping, Dropshipping, and affiliate marketing through a niche website are all practically tropes. But to get a foothold, you’ll need to pick a trend that people care about. And given the fickle nature of internet trends, you’ll eventually need a new one…”

Very Cool Free Stock Photo Sites –

“If you’ve ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be.

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…”

September 4, 2017:

Why Video Marketing Is Vital To Your Business –

“When I wrote about the value of using video in marketing back in 2015, little did I know I’d look back on that post as the seeds of something that’s snowballed into something much bigger…”

Can You Market With Chatbots? –

“Chatbots have evolved significantly in recent times, thanks to the artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) that powers them. They’re now extremely sophisticated and versatile tools that can help you automate a number of your business processes…”

September 3, 2017:

Content Marketing World 2017 Is Upon Us –

“Content Marketing World 2017 is upon us. It’s the world’s biggest and best gathering of content marketing thinkers, vendors, and practitioners.

Last year, I had the great fortune of being selected as one of the 50 featured speakers. The opportunity led to coverage ranging from pre-conference press mentions to invitations for on-site interviews and even “Can I please get a selfie with you?” requests…”

Need Help? Who To Ask? –

“In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner FounderMade sits down with Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown talks about why she enjoys networking with other entrepreneurs and founders in the beauty space, why running a business can be a lot like parenting and why you don’t have to choose between your business and your personal life…”

September 2, 2017:

New Rules For Affiliate Marketing –

“Affiliate marketing, the low-budget cousin of the retail industry, has had a long and somewhat checkered past, often associated with black-hat SEO and get-rich-quick courses that promise untold wealth from selling other companies’ goods and services. At its most basic definition, affiliate marketing takes retail, strips out all of the fulfillment and product development aspects of it, and leaves us with marketing only, delegating the operational side to other people...”

How To Turn A Million Followers Into A Mountain Of Cash –

“Something Navy blogger Arielle Charnas already has one million followers watching her every move on Instagram. And yes, it’s mainly due to her careful curation of fashion’s current trends, classic style and the inside look at all the access she receives as a prominent influencer. But, Charnas wouldn’t have such a loyal following if it wasn’t for her authenticity and transparency…”

When And When Not To Use Affiliate Marketing

“Can you really “get rich quick” with affiliate marketing? That’s literally the million-dollar question. Bloggers and gurus might tell you that you can. But I’m going to be honest with you. Affiliate marketing can work extremely well when done correctly…”

September 1, 2017:

How This Dude Is Helping His Students Make Millions In eCommerce –

“Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a window cleaner. Just kidding...”

How To Build Your First Mobile App –

“Why do you want to build a mobile app? Do you want to ride the wave of other entrepreneurs, or did you come across a problem that you feel you can resolve? The answer to this question will determine whether your app will be successful or not...”

How The Internet Of Things Will Forever Change Marketing

“Content fuels the engine of modern-day marketing and driven by a focused sales strategy. The purpose of marketing is to deliver a valuable message to the right customer, at the right time, so they have a higher likelihood to purchase a given product or service.

As companies continue to find ways to make their marketing dollars more efficient and increase their marketing efforts, many businesses are looking to networking and algorithms to drive their future marketing strategies. As the online environment becomes faster, companies will need real-time data about their customers to help them create more relevant ads to increase sales and boost conversions…”

Will The Digital Age Replace Humans In Marketing?

“If you even casually read about digital technology and transformation, you will see it promises everything. From insights to cost savings to efficiency to labor reductions, digital is the future and transforming to it is a mandate for almost every organization…

Motivational Quotes From Sports Legends

“A slideshow...”

How To Work With Difficult People

“Conflict at work isn’t always avoidable. But those conflicts could go more easily if you consider how your colleagues see themselves, according to a recent study from the University of Notre Dame...”

Can AI Predict Influencer Campaigns?

“Influencer marketing has traditionally been viewed as a way to increase awareness and drive engagement around a brand. It can be really effective too when campaigns and influencers are utilised well..”

Why You Should Build A Digital Marketing Organization

“Companies are spending more on digital marketing. The most recent CMO Survey reports that companies will spend 13% more on digital marketing compared to an 8.9% increase in overall marketing spend in the next year. However, marketing leaders report only average or below average contributions of mobile and social investments to company performance…”

How To Put A Value On Your Business

“Q:I am looking into trying to buy an existing teashop. The owner said to make him on offer, but I’m not sure of the best way to determine the worth of the business. Do I ask to see his books or do I value it based on the existing clientele? What kind of time frames do I need to have to make this a reality? Once I have an offer and it is accepted, where do I go from there?..”

Will AI Marketing Meet All Of The Hype?

“When people hear artificial intelligence, they usually think about Terminator or Westworld. When they hear influencer marketing, they often picture Kylie Jenner promoting hair vitamins. What could Westworld and Kylie Jenner possibly have in common? Truthfully? Not much, if anything at all….”