Affiliate Marketing

MM62: Adam Klein on American Underground and Changing the Face of Startup Hubs (Replay)

Posted by site_master on July 23, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Business, Podcast

The Affiliate Mission team spent over a year in American Underground, a startup (co-working) hub in Raleigh-Durham and our experience was awesome and one I would recommend to any new business looking to connect and build with other entrepreneurs.

American Underground is setting trends to become the most diverse startup hub around and that effort is led by Chief Strategist and all around good guy, Adam Klein. Adam Klein of American UndergroundCompanies like Google has seen something special in this hub and sponsored them in their efforts. CNBC even visited AU late last year to cover how it’s sparking a business revival in what once known as ‘Black Wall Street.

Adam and I sat down and discussed;

  • Why co-working space is important for a startup business
  • What Silicon Valley is missing with diversity in the startup community
  • How to get involved with a local incubator
  • Business resurgence in NC
  • And more….
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM62: Adam Klein on American Underground and Changing the Face of Startup Hubs (Replay)
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Useful links:

American Underground
Is a Different Kind of Silicon Valley Possible? By The Atlantic

 

MM53: Blogging without Borders: Travel and Blog Talk with Oneika The Traveller (Replay)

Posted by site_master on May 22, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Podcast
Oneika, a serial expat and travel junkie who has travelled to 70 countries on 6 continents. She has taught and traveled all over the world. Travel for her just isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.  She writes about all of her fun adventures at Oneika the Traveller and talks travel on the Huffington Post.We discussed;
  • Some of her favorite places of travel
  • The sites she uses to monitor flight deals (Secretflying.com, Airfarewatchdog.com and Theflightdeal.com)
  • The biggest lessons learned on her travels
  • How has race and or gender has affected her travels (spoliler: it hasn’t).
  • And more…
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM53: Blogging without Borders: Travel and Blog Talk with Oneika The Traveller (Replay)
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MM46: Jon Acuff on Punching Fear in The Face and Starting, Quitting and Doing it Over! (Replay)

Posted by site_master on April 02, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Podcast

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.For 18 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. New York Times Best Seller Jon AcuffFeatured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.
  • Jon and I had a great discussion and I really enjoyed his transparency. We discuss;
  • His books Quitter, Start and Do Over!
  • Being afraid to succeed
  • How an entrepreneur can get over what I call “comparisonitis
  • Is there really such a thing as work/life balance?
  • And much more…!
   
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM46: Jon Acuff on Punching Fear in The Face and Starting, Quitting and Doing it Over! (Replay)
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MM44: Making Horizontal Money with Affiliate Marketing

Posted by site_master on March 19, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Podcast
I’ve been in the affiliate marketing space for over 15yrs and have done well both as an affiliate and an affiliate manager. I created sites early on (late 90’s) when I just has Amazon banner up and even as recent as November, 2016 I sold a subscription box affiliate website. I’ve managed small to large multi-million dollar affiliate programs (Buyseasons, Lenovo, etc…), sit on the board of Affiliate Summit the largest affiliate marketing conference. We get emails, calls, FB messages weekly on people starting out and wanting to learn. Some confused by there being so much information out there, I thought I would share what I know. affiliate marketing with matt tranI’m starting with an interview I did last year, 2016 on Matt Tran’s Engineered Truth Channel. A channel dedicated to giving career advice and I was honored that he had me on to discuss my journey and what I know about the business today. Although this space changes a lot, some things stay the same. I hope there’s something you can take from this.This year my team and I will be doing a video on starting an affiliate site from start to finish and everything in between. I want you to see real-time how it’s done. I purchased the domain name Iwanttobeanaffiliate.com to have a live Google hangout (no cost) and document the journey. Would that?If you have business or affiliate questions, click here, leave a recording and if we use your question live on the podcast, you’ll get a FREE shirt! Who doesn’t like free…or shirts? You should see my shirt drawer. It’s shameful.Enjoy!!
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM44: Making Horizontal Money with Affiliate Marketing
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Easy Ways To Make Money Online| Affiliate Marketing

Posted by site_master on March 17, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Four Ways to Earn Money Online through Affiliate MarketingThey say the easiest method to earn money online is through affiliate marketing. But have you ever wondered how publishers or affiliates make money from this? If you want to become an affiliate, make sure you know how affiliate marketing works. Here are the four most common types of payment methods used today by merchants, publishers, and affiliate managers:
  1. Pay per Click (PPC)
This is perhaps the most famous and the easiest way affiliates with small web sites earn money online. With PPC, the merchant pays its affiliate for every click that a visitor makes on his/her page’s or web site’s ad. Fees for PPC programs are usually small and don’t exceed a dollar for each click.
  1. Pay per Lead (PPL)
Insurance, finance, and other firms often use this method to get more customer leads. The merchant pays its affiliate only when the referred visitor signs up or fills up a form from the merchant’s web site. Fees for PPL programs range from $2 to $20 or more.
  1. Pay per Sale (PPS)
This method is probably the most lucrative way to earn money among other payment schemes. However, it is also highly competitive and time consuming. With PPS, the merchant pays its affiliate every time a visitor clicks on the affiliate link and buys something from the merchant’s web site. They pay their affiliates monthly and on a commission basis.
  1. Pay per Impression (PPI)
This method is often called cost-per-mille (CPM) or cost per thousand impressions. PPI generates revenue based on the number of times people view the ads. The pay for this method tends to be low and often requires large amounts of traffic to gain a generous income.Which Is Best for You?To choose the right payment method, you will need to consider the type of content you have and the amount of time you can put into your online marketing efforts. If you have less time to put into marketing and more time into content creation, PPC or PPI ads can be an ideal choice. But if you want to focus on the marketing side rather than the content, PPL or PPS can be a great option.Need a more sound and expert advice? Turn to AffiliateMission, an agency that offers affiliate marketing and management services. Aside from recruitment and relationship management, we can also assess your business and suggest the affiliate program that suits your needs best. For further details about our services, you can call us at (888) 876-1702 or send us an e-mail at hello@affiliatemission.com.

Here Are 5 Comparison Shopping Sites For You

Posted by site_master on March 15, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Comparison Shopping Sites and the Use of Affiliate MarketingDo you own a comparison shopping website or are you still planning to build one? Know what these sites are and how you can capitalize on your profit and decrease your expenses with the help of an affiliate marketing service.What Are Comparison Shopping Sites?Comparison shopping sites, a.k.a. shopbots or comparison shopping engines, are web sites that shoppers use to filter and compare products. They display the price of almost any product from various online retailers, making it easy for buyers to see which stores offer the best prices. Shopping engines compare products and services using distinct features such as price, quality, payment means, and name of retailer. Shoppers can browse the site’s database of products, each of which links back to the retailer’s web site for the deal to happen. Here are the top comparison shopping sites.1) ShopzillaShopzilla offers commonly used searches right on the front page, next to the hottest sellers. You can filter the results, too, by price, cost of shopping, and brand.2) ShopGoodwill.comShopGoodwill compiles items from hundreds of Goodwill stores from around the world. You can find a handful of serious bargains here.3) Google ShoppingGoogle Shopping links you to thousands of products with its vast database. You can sort this overload of results by price, brand, category, store, and related searches you can find on the left side of the page.4) PriceGrabberPriceGrabber offers a wide range of products, from appliances to video games. They feature seasonal gift guides, how-to videos, and a “deal of the day.” 5) CarsDirectCarsDirect compares prices of any car make and model. Enter the name, specifications, and your zip code to find the perfect place to buy your dream car. We offer both affiliate marketing and management services to make your tasks easier. With our roster of partner merchants and affiliate networks, we will take care of the hard work for you. We can manage both your merchants and networks and give you real-time custom reports. For further details on our services, contact us at hello@affiliatemission.com.

Dos & Don’ts for Successful Affiliate Marketing | Affiliate Mission

Posted by site_master on March 10, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Affiliate Program Management: Promotion Dos and Don’tsImage result for Affiliate Program Management: Promotion Dos and Don’tsSince no general guidelines rule online activities, most web sites include a “terms and conditions” page to serve as contract between the site owner and its online visitors. Yet, every user’s duty is to practice proper manners even in the virtual world.As in other web-based schemes, an affiliate program has its own set of guidelines. Why is this segment of online commerce a huge hit nowadays?Joining an affiliate program remains one decent means to earn extra money. Thus, to a few marketers, it serves as an excellent source of revenue. Still a handful of people use this scheme erroneously.What to PracticeAs affiliate marketers, they expect you to pledge to the contract or agreement you signed. In the same manner, when you promote someone else’s product, remember to support a few important methods of practice.
  • Try and trust the product or service you market. Speak of its usefulness to your clients. Finally, you will see that promoting something you use or are confident of need no hard selling tactic.
  • Make a proficient and accessible web site to engage many online users. If you blog or are involved in freelance writing, you should keep good online accounts and pages. They will attract both merchants and buyers.
  • Extract the most out of the tips and resources given by merchants. They may offer clues on how you can promote their products in the best methods possible. Banners alone may be insufficient. So ask the merchant for keywords to use in boosting the business’ online presence.
  • Define the most practical selling techniques and apply them. Study how your rivals or other affiliate marketers promote their merchants’ products and services.
What to AvoidAvoid a few terrible practices to guarantee your success in this form of online marketing system.
  • Shun negative marketing. Avoid hinting to your clients that the product is “not a scam.” This approach is wrong. Fend off talking “why this stuff is not a scam.” Shoppers may suppose you are being defensive on the issue when no one says any of that sort as regards the product.
  • Keep yourself from offering any product or service you or your merchants cannot deliver. Instead, why not offer stuff counted in as a part of the client’s purchase.
  • Refrain from promoting products or services far different from what you own or run online.
  • Never sell products traded by industry rivals or companies having different philosophies.
Allow our team to assist you with your affiliate program management needs! We are an expert affiliate marketing agency.

The Kinds of Publishers in Affiliate Marketing

Posted by site_master on March 08, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Affiliate Manager Lists 5 Common Types of PublisherRelated imageAre you a merchant looking for affiliates or publishers to market your product or service? What are your requirements and how do you choose them?Though it is easy to find affiliates these days with the Internet’s help, it is still wise to pick the best partners that can help you tap more potential customers and promote your business legally. Not all affiliates can market your product in the same way as the others, too, so it helps if you assess each type and figure out those who can help you reach your business goal. Below are the five most common types of publisher:
  1. PPC Partners- These are the ones who can spend their own bucks in driving traffic to your site via a pay per click (PPC) engine. Though they can be a wise choice as partners, their strategies can also be subject to abuse due to the increase of bot traffic or incentivized human traffic. Thus, make sure you screen your affiliates well, design a system that can block unlawful PPC practices, and work only with legitimate affiliates who can drive quality traffic to your site.
  2. Social Media Partners- These partners are very flexible and adept in using various online networking platforms. They know the right strategies to use, in particular, how to create social media accounts and provide ‘likes,’ ‘tweets,’ ‘retweets,’ ‘good reviews,’ and ‘video content’ among others.
  3. Coupon-focused Partners- They attract buyers with great deals—vouchers and discount coupons. They may post an ad or send e-mails to target clients, often savvy online buyers.
  4. Content-based Partner Sites- Blogs are the best example of this type. As we all know it, bloggers have a fair share in generating traffic as they can create targeted contents. Blogs that talk about your product (using a good set of keywords) will surely drive traffic to your site.
  5. Shopping Comparison Sites- Just like a huge one-stop shopping mall, these types of affiliate collect various types of products and put them on a single web site. They make use of marketer data feeds in posting the items. They display results based on user’s search and link each item directly to its respective merchant’s web site.
Are you new to affiliate marketing? Are you still yet to grasp the best practices that can help you reach business success? Do not just rely on gut feelings and fickle trial-and-error marketing practices. Seek help from an experienced affiliate management agency. Visit www.affiliatemission.com now to get a free consultation!

The 7 Best Podcasts For Q1 2017

Posted by site_master on March 01, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized

We’ve been doing a lot of podcasts to share our knowledge about doing business, side hustles or what we call “horizontal money” and affiliate marketing but we’re like anyone else and have a vast range of podcasts that we listen to and enjoy and not everyone deals directly with business but it sure does help the time go by!

We want to share to you other podcasts that we’ve enjoyed for the past couple months and it’s our goal to bring you more each quarter. Please share us yours!

Here are our BEST podcasts to listen to start the month of March with!

1. I’ll Name This Podcast Later – By Joe BuddenJoe Budden and his friends Rory & Mal sit down every week to discuss life, music, sex, and more. Tune in and follow along the crazy adventures of these very random friends.2. How I Built This – by NPRHow I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.3. Sword and Scale – Sword and ScaleThe Sword and Scale true-crime podcast is an immersive audio experience covering the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions, proving that the worst monsters are very real. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.4. PTI – ESPN Pardon the Interruption is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, BT Sport ESPN, XM, and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon face off on the day’s hottest topics.Real Time with Bill Maher 5.  Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO PodcastsReal Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher.Couple Money Podcast: Build Up Your Marriage and Net Worth | Financial Independence6. Couple Money Podcast – Elle MartinezElle Martinez and Couple Money Podcast tackles how to build up your marriage and net worth. Whether it’s comparing Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball versus an avalanche, investing smarter, and automating savings à la Ramit Sethi, or using principles from Tim Ferriss and others to hack an efficient and effective financial system, this podcast is about helping the two of you to master your money together.7. Missions & Marketplace Podcast  – Priest WillisMissions & Marketplace Podcast: Online Business | Marketing | Finance | LifestyleMissions & Marketplace talks with business and thought leaders to discuss their passions in and outside of business and how it drives them to give and be citizens of goodwill. Missions & Marketplace Podcast is brought to you by Affiliate Mission. Affiliate Mission is a premier affiliate marketing and management agency dedicated to your needs and the needs of your business. We realize that your time is valuable and your success is crucial; we offer one of the most comprehensive arrays of affiliate management services in the industry, designed to maximize your profits and ensure your continued success in the affiliate marketing world.

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Affiliate Mission 101: The Rise Of Shopping Directories

Posted by site_master on February 28, 2017  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Uncategorized
Affiliate Management Agency: Why Go for Shopping Directories?Image result for Affiliate Management Agency Sheds Light on Shopping DirectoriesAre you searching for new affiliate marketing strategies to promote your business and further your presence online?One of the many tactics that most merchants cash in on these days is a shopping portal or directory. Similar to “yellow pages”, this web site offers a one-stop shop for customers looking for various products or services to purchase online. While most shopping directories simply collect web sites and links and group them into categories, some also feature key products or introduce new items for clients to try.If you are the merchant, would you list your products to any of these shopping portals? What will you consider when choosing the right affiliate program or publisher for your business?Shopping Directory vs. Price Comparison SiteUnlike a “comparison shopping site,” a shopping portal does not contain features that help buyers filter and compare products based on various factors or criteria. Comparison sites combine data from merchants in order to come up with results that buyers can use as guide.Amazon and eBay—two popular sites—are good examples of a shopping portal.Steps to Get ListedIf you want to get your products listed on shopping directories, you have to read through the site’s content and follow their respective registration processes.Joining Amazon, for instance, will require you to follow three steps to get started. First, you must decide on which items or stuff you want to sell. Then, you must choose a selling plan that’s right for your business. Finally, you need to get ready to set up your account. Registering has a certain cost, though, one way for this site to earn money from merchants like you.Meanwhile, you can also choose between two types of shopping portal. You may opt for a site that lists many different products or go for the one that exclusively markets products from a certain industry.Pros and ConsChoosing to advertise via shopping portals is but a good move. Through it, you can reach a wide scope of potential buyers all over the world. Moreover, these directories can help increase your brand exposure and boost your sales. As they connect with a large number of affiliates and often enjoy high search engine rankings, you’re sure to gain from the countless benefits these sites give.Though it is easy to partner with any shopping directory sites on the Web, you will need to be careful in choosing the right one for your business. You must be familiar with the sites that most of your target customers go to and those that will give you the best online exposure. Do you need help setting up your business in top shopping directories or portals? Let an expert affiliate management agency assist you with your affiliate program needs! Visit www.affiliatemission.com for more details.
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