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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

 

MM61: The Thin Green Line Between Being Rich and Wealthy with Paul Sullivan

Posted by site_master on July 15, 2017  /   Posted in Blog, Business, Podcast, Uncategorized
What can the super wealthy teach us about having a secure financial future?The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy by Paul Sullivan. “Wealth Matters” columnist for The New York Times reveals the decisions, behaviors, and worldviews that lead to true wealth. For the better part of the past decade, Paul has written about and lived among some of the wealthiest people in America. He has learned how they save, spend, and invest their money; how they work and rest; how they use their wealth to give their children educational advantages, but not strip them of motivation. He has also seen how they make horrendous mistakes.Paul Sullivan, Author, Thin Green LineFirsthand, Paul knows why some people, even “rich” people, never find true wealth, and why other people, even those who have far less, are far better off financially. His book shows how others can make better financial decisions—and come to terms with what money means to them. It lays out how to avoid the pitfalls around saving, spending, and giving money away and think differently about wealth to lead a more secure and less stressful life. An essential complement to all of the financial advice available, this “timely…smart” (Publishers Weekly) guide is a welcome antidote to the idea that wealth is a number on a bank statement.Paul and I discuss;
  • The thin green and the distinction between being rich and wealthy
  • Why it was important for readers to understand the difference?
  • The meeting he talks about in the beginning of his book with Tiger 21 members.
  • How the wealthy use debt strategically
  • The misconception on how the wealthy view taxes
  • The wealthy’s spending philosophy
  • How the wealthy teach financial literacy to their kids
  • and much more!
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM61: The Thin Green Line Between Being Rich and Wealthy with Paul Sullivan
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Sponsor/PartnershipNamecheap is a domain name registrar and web hosting company.Paul brought up teaching his young children how to save by using the Money Savvy Piggy Bank. Get yours here TODAY.Business Insider article on money secrets of the wealthy

MM60: Nice Guy Climbing up the Amazon Book Charts with Author Doug Sandler (Replay)

Posted by site_master on July 09, 2017  /   Posted in Blog, Business, Marketing, Podcast, Uncategorized
Doug Sandler, top ranked Amazon author of Nice Guys Finish First, and co-host of the Nice Guys on Business podcast. Doug launched his Nice Guys Finish First concept in a world where too many companies think of their customers as just a number.He is passionate about his message and when you see him speak it is easy to see why Nice Guys Finish First. Since 1984 Doug has been entertaining group sizes from 10 to 10,000. As Doug started his career in the DJ business he always kept an eye on the importance of exceptional customer service. It really wasn’t until a career changing performance in 1992 that Doug truly understood the importance of exceeding customer service expectations. Since then, Doug has performed in front of nearly half a million people and has won awards and recognition all over the country for his amazing ability to keep a crowd engaged. His programs involve a combination of audience interaction, 100% participation and unique style.We covered;
  • How we should have genuine relationships in such a technology connected doug sandler nice guys podcastworld?
  • How we should inspire clients and not sell to them?
  • Choosing not to be a part of a dog eat dog world
  • How Zappos is getting it right
  • And more…!
To learn more about Doug, check out his site at dougsandler.com and on Twitter @DJDoug.
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM60: Nice Guy Climbing up the Amazon Book Charts with Author Doug Sandler (Replay)
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Why Go For Shopping Directories?

Posted by site_master on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Blog, Business, Uncategorized
Affiliate Management Agency: Why Go for Shopping Directories?Image result for Shopping Directories, affiliate marketingAre 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 Site Unlike 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.

MM34: Creating a Successful Webinar Business and Award Winning Podcast with Omar Zenhom

Posted by site_master on October 09, 2016  /   Posted in Blog, Business, Podcast, Uncategorized
Awarded as an iTunes Best of 2014 podcast, The $100 MBA Show is a new kind of business podcast where you simply get better at business with our daily 10 minute business lessons for the real world. These no fluff, 10-minute episodes are packed with only the pure business building training you want.omar-zenhomOmar Zenhom, co-founder of Webinar Ninja. Omar and his partner and wife Nicole used their years of education experience to develop software and training resources for webinars. Omar also hosts the $100 MBA show, a top-ranked podcast with over 50,000 downloads per day.In this episode, Omar and I discuss;
  • His start in teaching High School in Dubai
  • Webinar Ninja and it’s benefits
  • How to create a buzz for your podcast
  • Ignoring the competition
  • Thoughts on having a college degree
  • Thoughts on “internet stardom”
  • and much more
Missions & Marketplace Podcast by Priest Willis, Sr MM34: Creating a Successful Webinar Business and Award Winning Podcast with Omar Zenhom
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Clues to Finding the Right Business Partners

Posted by site_master on July 14, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Business, Marketing, Uncategorized
Affiliate Management Agency: Clues to Finding the Right PartnersDoing business online brings a lot of good things and unexpected possibilities. This is true especially to those who can see their potentials and who are eager to succeed in their ventures. Does “affiliate marketing” ring a bell? Well, this online scheme expands a business’ reach and offers countless rewards. It has been going around for quite some time yet many people still don’t know how this marketing scheme works.Are you an existing online business owner who still wants to earn extra money as an affiliate marketer? You’d better think about your plans first. Do your research and learn expert tips before you join the current craze. For Affiliates OnlyThere’s nothing wrong if you want to market other people’s services or sell their products—as long as it does not hurt your own business.How will you know if affiliate marketing is right for the kind of business you own or operate? Go through the following hints:
  • You partner with a trusted brand. With almost any business offering an affiliate program, it is wise to team up with a company or person who has a good reputation. So make sure you market the ones you know and trust.
  • You do not market a business that is (or somewhat) similar with what you offer. This sounds awkward but it happens. If you are a blogger who earns a living out of freelance writing, you should not promote other writer’s services. This could hurt your main source of income. Further, this may lead people to think that you are not loyal about your profession. In this case, you may opt to recommend certain books displayed on Amazon.
  • You do not promote rivals or contrasting products at the same time. Does your site contain two or more banners depicting products from industry rivals or products from companies with entirely opposing philosophies? This isn’t a good idea and a clear violation of agreement. You don’t want this to happen, do you? So be careful and choose the right product to promote.
Doing business online exposes you to problems and frauds. Hence, it is wise if you think things through before you join any program. In the end, good choices can lead you to safe activities online.Let a professional affiliate program management agency help you and your merchant with your affiliate program needs! Contact Affiliate Mission now!

Shopping Directory vs. Price Comparison Site

Posted by site_master on June 28, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Business, Marketing, Uncategorized

Affiliate Management Agency: Why Go for Shopping Directories?

Are 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 website offers a one-stop shop for customers looking for various products or services to purchase online. While most shopping directories simply collect websites 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 Site Unlike 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 a 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.

Posted by site_master on May 30, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Business, Uncategorized

Affiliate Management Agency: Why Go for Shopping Directories?

Are 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 website offers a one-stop shop for customers looking for various products or services to purchase online. While most shopping directories simply collect websites 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 Site Unlike 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 a 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.

How to Find the Best Affiliate Marketing Programs

Posted by site_master on May 26, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Business, Uncategorized
Affiliate Management Agency: Clues to Finding the Right PartnersDoing business online brings a lot of good things and unexpected possibilities. This is true especially to those who can see their potentials and who are eager to succeed in their ventures. Does “affiliate marketing” ring a bell? Well, this online scheme expands a business’ reach and offers countless rewards. It has been going around for quite some time yet many people still don’t know how this marketing scheme works.Are you an existing online business owner who still wants to earn extra money as an affiliate marketer? You’d better think about your plans first. Do your research and learn expert tips before you join the current craze. For Affiliates OnlyThere’s nothing wrong if you want to market other people’s services or sell their products—as long as it does not hurt your own business.How will you know if affiliate marketing is right for the kind of business you own or operate? Go through the following hints:
  • You partner with a trusted brand. With almost any business offering an affiliate program, it is wise to team up with a company or person who has a good reputation. So make sure you market the ones you know and trust.
  • You do not market a business that is (or somewhat) similar to what you offer. This sounds awkward but it happens. If you are a blogger who earns a living out of freelance writing, you should not promote other writer’s services. This could hurt your main source of income. Further, this may lead people to think that you are not loyal to your profession. In this case, you may opt to recommend certain books displayed on Amazon.
  • You do not promote rivals or contrasting products at the same time. Does your site contain two or more banners depicting products from industry rivals or products from companies with entirely opposing philosophies? This isn’t a good idea and a clear violation of an agreement. You don’t want this to happen, do you? So be careful and choose the right product to promote.
Doing business online exposes you to problems and frauds. Hence, it is wise if you think things through before you join any program. In the end, good choices can lead you to safe activities online.Let a professional affiliate program management agency help you and your merchant with your affiliate program needs! Contact Affiliate Mission now!

The Do’s And Don’ts When Launching an Affiliate Program

Posted by site_master on May 05, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Business, Marketing, Uncategorized

Affiliate Program Management: Promotion Dos and Don’ts

Since 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.
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