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Anne Kadet thinks affiliate marketing is so easy that dogs can do it

by Missy Ward in Affiliate Marketing   &  , , , , , ,   10 Comments

Anne Kadet, senior writer for Smart Money just wrote an article that appears in the May issue (p.110) ferociously entitled “A Penny For Your Clicks? Affiliate marketing: so easy even our dog can do it.”

To count the innacuracies in her article would be a very time-consuming task. Instead, I'll get back to being one of those“dogs”, or rather one of those “regular folks who work from home, posting online ads and promotional-text links for thousands of brands…” and “earning less than $100 a month.”

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Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

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1 Zac Johnson May 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Funny video. If affiliate marketing was soo easy, Anne Kadet could leave her current job and make millions a week online doing nothing… or, her dogs could do it for her?

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2 Carsten Cumbrowski May 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Nice video Missy and much easier to digest than my 3,000+ words long post at ReveNews.com today (Shawn did the count, not me hehe) .

http://www.revenews.com/carstencumbrowski/some-dollars-for-your-referred-business/

Good idea pointing her to the AS videos. I pointed her to the keynote video only and some other resources. She was not showing the best of her journalistic side in the article, but I hope that she remedies this when it comes to the feedback and response to the comments she got slammed with today.

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3 admin May 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Mike Allen feels the same as I do. Check out what he has to say about Anne Kadet’s scathing article: http://www.revenews.com/mikeallen/a-reply-to-anne-kadets-a-penny-for-your-clicks/

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4 Judi May 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm

I love that she feels superior to affiliate marketers for these convoluted reasons:

1. So easy her dog can do it
2. She couldn’t manage to do it
3. She’s dumber than her dog, but smarter than us, so we couldn’t possibly be doing it.

Good position to be an authority from! WTG Anne!

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5 Jim Kukral May 1, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Yeah, Anne has to be fooling pretty foolish by now.

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6 admin May 1, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Greg & TrishaLyn — I’m a Forbes and Fortune girl myself. Occasionally, I’ve purchased Smart Money and have found it valuable. I don’t know what happened here because the article completely comes across as written by someone who didn’t actually attend the conference, had their mind made up before they went and just did a little Google digging for some content instead of verifying facts.

If I was the editor of Smart Money, this would be the time when I’d be getting my apologies and corrections in order for the next issue.

Shawn Collins pretty much thinks the same: http://blog.affiliatetip.com/archives/anne-kadet-cant-figure-out-affiliate-marketing/

Hopefully, Anne is not ignorant enough to believe that she knows everything about affiliate marketing at this point and she decides to stick around and actually get a better understanding of it — like Jason Calacanis did. Jason was classy like that.

I have a bad feeling that Anne knows as much about class as she does about affiliate marketing.

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7 TrishaLyn Fawver May 1, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Dogs: Cute? Yes. Affiliate Marketers? No.

As an aside… I’ve never read Smart Money magazine… definitely not likely to read it now either.

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8 Greg Hoffman May 1, 2008 at 3:17 pm

All the reason not to read Smart Money magazine. Thank you for the heads up on poor journalism regarding our industry.

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