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Pass This Info on to an Affiliate Manager

by Shawn_Collins in Affiliate Marketing   &  ,   1 Comment

 

There is one thing that a lot of affiliate managers don’t know how to do, and that is to be an affiliate.

This kid knows more about affiliate marketing than you

While it is not a requirement for most affiliate manager positions, I think it ought to be.

How better to understand and assist affiliates with the many pitfalls and challenges that come with being an affiliate?

So let’s get started, affiliate manager. I’ll take you through the steps I go through to create an affiliate site myself:

You probably noticed there is no mention of applying to affiliate programs, putting up links, etc. That’s because you have to provide some unique value proposition and build an audience before you can monetize.

Get working on that and the affiliate part of it comes next.

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Shawn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Affiliate Summit, the leading industry conference for affiliate marketing, which regularly sells out and features the biggest names in performance marketing. He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine and Founder of GeekCast.fm, a marketing podcast network where he hosts the weekly 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven show. Find out more about Shawn by visiting his blog, AffiliateTip.com

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1 Rosalind Gardner July 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Shawn,

This post is bang on! I’ll have to create my own version of it, adding:

* check your site for ‘bleeding links’
* check you site to see if MY links are protected
* if you’re a Clickbank merchant, make sure your product actually pays, or is just listed in the MarketPlace
* AND that it passes my Super Affiliate Testl 🙂
http://bit.ly/pSPsq6

Cheers,
Ros

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