September 2012

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Affiliate management professionals are constantly testing out new theories and strategies to improve current recruitment practices and achieve greater efficiency in their efforts. Unfortunately, many affiliate managers may be doing more bad than good with these efforts, while others might simply be adhering to standards of recruitment that are counterproductive to their goals.

Affiliate Management MistakesWith that in mind, here are five common mistakes that affiliate managers make.  By recognizing the potential for your own management practices to fall into one of these ruts, you can take a proactive approach toward steering your management in the right direction — and getting more economy out of your recruiting efforts. [click to continue…]

Need help getting yourself to Affiliate Summit West 2013? We will be sponsoring up to fifty Affiliate Summit Scholarships for affiliates to attend the conference for the first time.

Affiliate Summit Scholarship

The goal of the scholarships is to make the education and networking experience of Affiliate Summit available to affiliates who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Each recipient of the Affiliate Summit Pay it Forward Scholarships will be awarded one VIP Pass (a $1,249 value) to Affiliate Summit West 2013, taking place at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on January 13-15, 2013.

VIP Passes include breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday; admission to the Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, all educational sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; participation in the Newcomer program; access to all recorded session videos; and PowerPoint presentations.

Applicants will be considered based on current participation in and future contribution to the affiliate marketing industry. All applicants must also have valid US addresses to qualify.

Interested candidates will answer one of these three questions in essay form in 300 words or less:

  • What is something broken in affiliate marketing and how can we fix it?
  • What do you hope to accomplish in affiliate marketing?
  • My idea for an affiliate site is to…

All applications will be reviewed by the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board, and winners of the scholarships will be notified by Monday, November 13, 2012.

In order to be considered for an Affiliate Summit Pay It Forward Scholarship, please complete the online application. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 2, 2012.

So what exactly is Affiliate Summit?

Find out what happens at this premier affiliate marketing conference and tradeshow, from the affiliate marketers who've attended to continually build their business.

Affiliate Summit Review from Affiliate Marketers

Affiliate Summit was founded by myself and Shawn Collins in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.

The 22nd Affiliate Summit will be taking place on January 13-15, 2013 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

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