• The Advantages of Micro-Influencers and Their Relevance for Both Brands and Affiliates
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Influencers Comments
    // The word "influencer” for online marketing campaigns is no longer a buzzword. With the rise of social media relevancy for online marketing, there is a growing need for companies, brands, and retailers to harness the power of social media to impact consumers’ buying decisions. Whether you have a large or small number of followings on Instagram or Pinterest and whether you do or don’t have a blog, you still have influence. Brands and affiliate networks understand that and recognize the importance of working with influencers with a wide range of audience sizes. Who is a micro...
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  • Create Your Online Affiliate Marketing E-Commerce Store
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Shop Tab Comments
    // How To Help Your Audience Save Your Affiliate Products For Later Shopping Put yourself in the shoes of your followers…they just saw a nice fitness suit that you shared or a useful kitchen appliance or great hotel that you recommended with an affiliate link on your blog. You may have also shared it on Instagram, referring to your blog and hoping that your affiliate link will be clicked. Whatever the value you create for your readers, while they may appreciate it, they do not necessarily want or feel able to make a spontaneous decision to purchase your recommended product...
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  • The Legal Side of Affiliate Marketing: What Do You Need To Know About GDPR?
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Best Practices Comments
    // Let me start by saying that this post does not constitute legal advice! This is for informational purposes only and you should seek your own legal counsel about your responsibilities under GDPR. What is GDPR? As of May 25, 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there is one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the European Union (EU), also referred to as the European Economic Area (EEA), regardless of where they are based. These rules aim to improve consumer data protection, allowing cons...
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  • The Legal Side of Affiliate Marketing: What Are FTC Regulations and How To Comply?
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Best Practices Comments
    // The American Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires advertisers and endorsers (i.e. publishers, bloggers and influencers) to disclose their relationships when promoting any affiliate content, or receiving something in exchange for their promotion method, such as: Receiving commission if someone uses your affiliate link. Receiving a product or compensation in exchange for writing a post on your blog or on your social media (sponsored content). If you are one of those who aren’t sure about using affiliate marketing because you fear scaring people away by co...
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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Blog Like a Business
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Bloggers Comments
    // It doesn’t matter whether you started your blog recently or have been blogging for a while! It doesn’t even matter why you started blogging in the first place…was it as creative outlet to share your passion or as a means to make money online and quit your day job? Or were you looking for a stress-free-life or the flexibility to stay home with your kids? No matter what your motivation, treating your blog like a business is one of the first things you need to do. Let’s start by understanding what it actually means to relate to your blog as a business and then we’ll di...
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  • Why You Need a Strategy Before You Start Using Affiliate Marketing
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Affiliate Marketing Guides Comments
    // If you are new to affiliate marketing, you can familiarize yourself by reading the Basics of Affiliate Marketing, When Is the Right Time To Start Using Affiliate Marketing, and the Best Affiliate Networks for Beginners. Our Affiliate Marketing Guides should help you better understand the advantages of affiliate marketing and get you started. Why is now the time to use affiliate marketing? Although it’s been around for over 20 years, there are a few reasons why affiliate marketing is flourishing today. E-commerce is constantly growing and s...
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  • The Best Affiliate Marketing Tools for Monetizing Your Blog, Pinterest, and Instagram in 2020
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: How To Monetize Comments
    // Presentation tools are of great importance when evaluating which affiliate network to join, especially in niches where images are a major factor in converting readers into customers. Although, for digital products, you can get by with only incorporating affiliate links into text, that is not the case for lifestyle-related items (clothing, hotels, food, accessories, beauty, wellness and fitness).  A picture is worth a thousand words, so you should take advantage of images wherever possible.  The incorporation of image-related tools, such as Shop the Post widget...
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  • How To Make Affiliate Marketing Work and Succeed as an Affiliate in Any Niche
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Affiliate Marketing Guides Comments
    // Here is what Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income says are the two most important rules for affiliate marketing:  1. I only recommend products as an affiliate that I’m extremely very familiar with—preferably products that I’ve used before and have helped me achieve something. If I’m not confident in the product and I don’t feel it will positively help people, I will not promote it. 2. I never directly tell anyone to buy a product. I always recommend products based on my experience and in the context of what I’ve done or what I’m doing. While this...
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  • Affiliate Marketing – Best Practices: Are You Ready To Join?
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Best Practices Comments
    // Affiliate marketing has been chosen as one of the top two revenue generators for publishers. To learn more about the Basics of Affiliate Marketing, When Is the Right Time To Start Using Affiliate Marketing and the Best Affiliate Networks for Beginners check out our Affiliate Marketing Guides.  Here are some general guidelines to help you evaluate if you are ready to join: If you have a blog or a website with established high-quality content and constant traffic, then you will probably have no problem being accepted to any affiliate network you apply to and any pro...
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  • How To Find, Evaluate and Choose Which Affiliate Programs To Join
    By VENNDY Last Update: November 25th, 2020 To: Affiliate Marketing Guides Comments
    // There are thousands of affiliate programs available online, and most of them include many products. As there are more influencers, more businesses, and more understanding of the importance of affiliate marketing for online sales, the number of affiliate programs is likely to keep on growing. In our downloadable free Affiliate Marketing Strategy Cheat Sheet you can follow the steps for creating your own Affiliate Marketing Strategy Map to help you get started and master the monetization of your content. In this post we relate to how to find, evaluate, and join a...
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