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Affiliate Marketing News 12-6-2017
Thanks for checking out this week’s edition of affiliate marketing news roundup! I’ve collected some interesting and timely affiliate marketing news pieces and blog posts from around the interwebs.
The text that accompanies each article is a quote from the respective article/post.
As always, if you have an affiliate marketing news story that you’d like us to share, there is a submission link at the bottom of this post.
“With Q4 being the busiest season, our system pulls in thousands of deals and coupons each day for the holidays. Our data engineer team works overtime to keep up with with the workload and still validate each offer to provide quality data to publishers. As a result, there can be a delay with longer processing times so we’ve created an enhancement for our premium merchants to further expedite deal processing.”
“One concern I hear often from my community is how out of control life can feel sometimes when working from home. While we have grand thoughts of how in charge we will be of our lives once we are able to control our schedules and work for ourselves, that rarely ever happens. Does it? We often find even more demands are placed on us as at-home professionals.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to work-life balance, I have some great ideas for how to organize your life – professionally and personally.”
Source: The Work at Home Wife
“We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Type-A Parent to bring you this fantastic giveaway! Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a Type-A Parent Mastermind session for FREE! Mastermind sessions have been known to inspire game changing business ideas and provide the tools you need to see your ideas through to fruition.
To top it off, every entry will receive a coupon code for $150 off a ticket to the Type-A Parent Mastermind in Las Vegas, January 5 – 7, 2018.”
Source: Fresh Press Media
“It’s time marketers in North America took Singles Day seriously. The holiday continues to grow in popularity around the world. Although it isn’t yet as big a deal in the United States as it is abroad, especially in Asia, research shows that it’s picking up steam in North American markets, too.”
Source: Marketing Land
“Reading has been noted as one of the primary habits of ultra-successful people, with magnates like Warren Buffett reading hundreds of pages each day and Bill Gates consuming numerous books each year.
Scientific evidence also points to reading as a way to significantly improve in terms of health and wellness factors such as mental acuity, stress levels, sleep quality, empathy, and positivity. Over the past year I’ve made it a habit of continual reading. Whether it be books on this list who I’ve come to love and admire or new books that I’ve gotten a sneak peak, each one will help you grow.
Pick up some great business books to ensure that 2018 starts correctly and stays successful. Here are 28 business books to add to your tablet or nightstand:”
“Every day, there are more web, mobile, and desktop apps, as well as gadgets, designed to help remote workers and the self-employed—and they’re getting better all the time. Technology changes so fast, but some things remain the same. You’ll always need fast internet, communication tools, and a handful of other apps to stay productive.
Here are the categories of apps and tools you’ll likely need, with some recommendations based on popular tools I (as a tech reviewer and telecommuter for over 15 years) and my fellow remote workers use. For more options, you can check out our regularly updated app roundups for each category, as available, linked in each section.
Let’s find your next productivity tool for your virtual office arsenal.”
“This issue of FeedFront Magazine includes GDPR Cross-Border Data Transfer – Knowing the Boundaries by Micky Khanna, Getting the Most from a Remote Workforce by Anna Tumadóttir, and the Affiliate Summit West 2018 agenda and speakers.
Also coverage of affiliate marketing software, b2b lead funnels, company culture, conference meetings, the continuity model, email marketing, growing a mature affiliate program, influencers, industry prejudice, spotting suspicious affiliates, writing better product descriptions, and more.”
Source: Affiliate Summit
“This installment of ‘Affiliate Marketing Report Card’ reviews WP Engine, a global WordPress hosting platform. WP Engine has a powerhouse affiliate program listed at number 38 in the ShareASale Top 100 Power Rank. WP Engine’s program is exclusive to the ShareASale network.
According to a ShareASale representative, the WP Engine program is in the top 1 percent on that network, with more than 21,000 approved publishers. The program gained popularity by offering minimum payouts to affiliates of at least $200 per sale or 100 percent of the first month’s payment, whichever is higher. The single highest commission to date is $11,000.”
“Affiliates come in all types and niches. Content bloggers, coupon sites, review sites, lifestyle, craft, parenting, and even influencers. Each operates differently, but they all have one thing in common – they are affiliate marketers. To run a successful program, these are three common characteristics of successful affiliates:”
“2017 was a fun year of digital marketing with everything from ‘Fred’ and quality updates to the idea of mobile first indexing. There were new algorithms added for social media channels providing huge opportunities for affiliates as well as new technologies and advancements in how consumers and content users absorb information. All of these provide new niches to make money in and opened the door to established markets for someone new to take over.
If I was planning on moving into something new for 2018, here are the niches and markets I would begin building a presence for.”
Source: Adam Riemer
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