I started affiliate marketing in the 90’s. Back then, none of us knew what we were doing and mistakes could happen. Affiliate Managers – when there was one designated at all – fumbled their way through with trial and error. Terms and conditions for joining affiliate programs were inconsistent at best, completely unreasonable at worst. […]
If you have an affiliate program for your business, you’ll be working with the affiliate marketers who join. I’ve been affiliate marketing and managing affiliate programs for more than a couple of decades, so I know these tips will prevent a lot of headaches and ensure you gain maximum exposure from your partners. Treat them […]
I’m a Canadian affiliate marketing veteran, having started in the late 90’s. That means I was there when huge affiliate networks like Commission Junction, Linkshare/Rakuten and Clickbank were born in 1997 & 1998, and I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many other well-known networks. I was one of the first members of many of […]
Most aspects of affiliate marketing are the same no matter what country you live in. There are unique challenges that Canadians face, however. Actually finding Canadian brands and businesses with affiliate programs is one of them.
When you advertise for affiliates, your reputation can ride on theirs and vice versa. It’s important to be confident in their ability to serve your ideal customer with integrity and reliability. Their products or services should be exceptional. But how do you vet them?
You can find digital marketing definitions for most online business terms with a quick search. The toughest part about finding definitions that are specific to affiliate marketing, is the same words can have different meanings depending on what you’re talking about. This glossary will ensure beginners have the right definitions from an affiliate marketer’s perspective.
The most powerful, effective, efficient and economical way to market your Canadian products or services online is through an affiliate program (also known as Associate Programs or Partner Programs). Affiliate programs are based on performance, allowing you to advertise on countless websites around the world, yet only pay for it when a sale is made.
After joining an affiliate program (also known as a referral program or partner program), affiliate marketers usually begin by placing an ad on their website. Visitors to the website click on the text link or display ad, which takes them to the advertiser’s site via an affiliate tracking link. If the visitor makes a purchase […]
Finding the best affiliate program network in Canada is serious business that can have a major impact on your online income. There are so many networks, each with their own terms and conditions, and it’s common for individual affiliate programs to have their own rules on top of that. Some networks have a higher payout […]
Long before anyone had heard of a blog, savvy affiliate marketers used content to make affiliate sales. When I first started affiliate marketing in the 90s, affiliate text links were primarily placed in website articles or newsletter articles. It’s just as effective in today’s blog content and even more critical, as banner ad blockers become […]