January 2011

Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

The Affiliate Summit forum is now accepting free job postings for jobs for affiliate marketers.

We get lots of inquiries from companies looking to hire an affiliate manager, as well as folks looking to move on to a new affiliate marketing job.

Now you’ve all got a central location to list and find affiliate marketing jobs.

Submit your affiliate marketing job listings or look for a job in the Online Meet Market section of the Affiliate Summit forum.

Jim Kukral was on the scene at Affiliate Summit West 2011, which took place January 9-11, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV to talk to people about the opportunities in the affiliate marketing industry and the Affiliate Summit conference.

If you're looking for a place to point people that want a quick understanding of affiliate marketing, point them to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdZyAfuVeRs.

Thanks to Jim Kukral, Kim Riedell, Chris Brogan, Rosalind Gardner, and Todd Farmer!

Video: What is Affiliate Marketing?

A guest post by Shawn Collins, my fellow co-founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm and a bunch of other stuff 🙂  Follow him @affiliatetip and check out his blog.

Affiliate Summit for eight years now, and it’s been a passion project from the start. I share that passion for everything about Affiliate Summit with my partner, Missy Ward.

Last year, we started talking about getting tattoos with our logo during Blogworld in Las Vegas and ad-tech in NYC, but we didn’t get around to it.

That changed the day before Affiliate Summit West 2011, when we took a quick trip to Club Tattoo at the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. Missy got the Affiliate Summit logo on her foot and I got inked on my calf.

Missy Ward and Shawn Collins get Affiliate Summit tattoos

Lots of folks doubted that we’d gotten real tattoos, because… who does that with their logo/brand?

Well, we are those people. Affiliate Summit has been a significant part of our lives for 8 years – 20% of my life! Such a long chapter deserves a little tat tribute to me.

And we’re not alone. Shortly after we got our tattoos, Jason Rubacky of ShareASale got one of his own for a brand he’s building: #GetSome

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There are, at least, two other people who were at Affiliate Summit with tattoos of their brand.

Rae Hoffman has one of her Sugarrae logo, and Greg Hoffman has some Internet Marketing Gorilla ink.

Would you bleed for your brand?