affiliate marketing

In this next step of our case study on getting started with affiliate marketing, we will examine how to automate the process of adding affiliate products from LinkShare to our site. Merchandiser Data Feed Program LinkShare offers a service that they refer to as the Merchandiser Data Feed Program that allows publishers to maintain a […]


Whether you are building an affiliate store or simply want to include affiliate products in a post, one of the first decisions that has to be made is how to actually add the affiliate product links. There are three basic methods: Manually add product links (which can be extremely time consuming) Create your own script […]


Lately we have had a fair amount of discussion surrounding affiliate marketing and how we can leverage affiliate links to increase our bottom line. During all of this conversation, we’ve even been fortunate enough to receive a few comments from top affiliate marketers such as the one and only “ghetto affiliate” and Garry “He Called […]


Speedlinking – Affiliate Marketing

by derek on January 12, 2009 · 49 comments

Affiliate marketing – two words that can make your heart race and your head hurt, all at the same time. As you strive to make money online, you will undoubtedly come to the realization – if you haven’t already – that you need to learn and experiment with affiliate marketing. Not too long ago, we […]


Shortly before the holidays, you likely noticed a healthy dose of controversy regarding sponsored posts that a handful of prominent bloggers published. The posts were sponsored by Kmart and were opportunities made available as part of the SocialSpark service. Personally, I don’t have an issue with these people – or anyone else – writing sponsored […]


Scrooge :: eBay Partner Network

by derek on December 24, 2008 · 16 comments

In an effort to make money online, there is one thing that is crucial to your success and we have talked about it numerous times on this blog. What is that one thing? Or maybe I should say three things. Test. Test. Test. Test new tools – think about how many people put AdSense ads […]


There are many of us that are trying to learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. As we discussed last week after I shared what not to do when it comes to affiliate marketing, success often comes down to sharing relevant products and/or promoting products that you personally recommend. One of the affiliate programs […]


Affiliate Marketing :: What Not To Do

by derek on December 12, 2008 · 36 comments

In the recent Thursday Tidbits, I mentioned the topic of affiliate sales and how my recent efforts have been less than encouraging. One of the primary problems with my initial efforts regarding affiliate marketing is that I have attempted to simply add affiliate banners (typically of the 125×125 banner variety) to my blogs in the […]


Thursday Tidbits :: It's All Good

by derek on December 11, 2008 · 23 comments

On a Thursday evening that finds me grimacing through the pain of listening to the terrible NFL Network announcers calling the game between my Beloved Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints, I thought it would be a good time to give you a collection of random tidbits. Syte Black Winner As part of my […]


Syte Black :: Can It Make You Money?

by derek on December 10, 2008 · 20 comments

Last week I received a note from a friend on twitter asking me if I had heard anything about a new product called Syte Black. Since I had not heard anything about it, I asked a few questions and was intrigued by the concept. What Is Syte Black? In a nutshell, Syte Black is an […]