Why Affiliates Are The Hardest Working People In The Industry

Why Affiliates Are The Hardest Working People In The Industry

No matter what our role is within the industry,  we all rely on affiliates.  Most of us fail to understand the vital role affiliates play in the grand scheme of things, the rest of us take it for granted. Most network employees, (Biz Devs, Affiliate Managers, Techs and Accounting) understand the role of affiliates to the extent that they ” Run Traffic” BUT do they really understand what is going on behind the scenes and how much work and effort is required to “Run Traffic”? I mean it can’t be that hard, right?  They take some offer links and plug them into their current website and Voila!  In other cases they setup an email creative, turn on their mail client and BOOM!  Media buying is by far the most simple, they just make up an ad, throw in some offer links and buy traffic.. How hard can it be?...
The Importance of Click Trackers  – Why Data is LIFE

The Importance of Click Trackers – Why Data is LIFE

Many of you might consider this blog post to be redundant but using this essential tool in the online game isn’t as obvious as you might think. The Reality: A very small percentage of Affiliate Marketers understand the importance of Click Trackers and effectively use them. We have all been told that less than 1% of Affiliate Marketers are successful and approx 1% of those achieve ‘Baller’ Status.   I would say 99.9% of those who achieve ‘Baller’ status use Click Trackers.  If you are currently making money online and don’t use a click tracker, you are missing the most important aspect of the game.  Using a Click tracker could mean the difference between 4 figures a month and 6 figures a month.  For some of you, using a Click Tracker could mean the difference between you failing and making a profit. What is a Click Tracker? A Click...
Marketing 101:  What Time Should I Post On Social Media?

Marketing 101: What Time Should I Post On Social Media?

Trying to grow your social media following?  First things first – are you putting valuable content out there?  We’re talking posts, graphics or videos that your followers find useful – content that solves their problems, satisfies a need, answers a question or entertains.  Your followers want quality, NOT quantity.  They want to be engaged! Once you’ve developed a strategy and style for your content, the next step is to figure out the best time to post.  Each social media platform has their own audience analytics page – find those insights and see what time the largest quantity of your followers are online.  In addition, cross reference that data with the information collected by Microsoft below – which identifies the target audiences and optimal sharing times on email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and...
21 Ways To Get Re-inspired.

21 Ways To Get Re-inspired.

Inspiration.  It can be as abundant as fireworks on the 4th of July.  It can also be as elusive as…Bigfoot.  For those of you who work from home, sometimes breaking out of a slump can be even more challenging than if you worked in an office – surrounded by other churning brains.  The next time you find yourself staring at the wall completely void of inspiration, remember this Entrepreneur Magazine infographic.  Maybe one of the ideas below will pull you out of your...
By The Numbers: Why Video Advertising Will Rule 2016.

By The Numbers: Why Video Advertising Will Rule 2016.

Babies snuggling with puppies.  Parrots singing Let the Bodies Hit the Floor.  Step-by-step, how to make the best party dip…ever.  Have you noticed?  Video advertising content is everywhere these days – and you should only expect it’s presence to increase in the future.  One reason for the upward trend is due to you guessed it…Facebook.  They recently modified their news stream algorithm to favor videos – boosting chances of  those posts being seen by followers. Another reason?  Video content engages customers so much more than static photos, increasing chances of developing a more active and loyal potential customer pool.  Check out these eye opening numbers from 2015 – they speak volumes: 1. 500 million people are watching Facebook videos every day. 2. Facebook viewers now watch 100 million hours of video every day. 3. The average viewer is watching 12 minutes of video a day. 4. 80 million people now have access to Facebook Lite – a smaller bandwidth feature that improves...