Anyone involved in affiliate marketing knows that you can’t gain new affiliates, business partners or industry knowledge without plenty of interaction — and that means occasionally abandoning your computer chair for genuine, person-to-person networking. You’ll find a veritable feast of major networking opportunities throughout 2014, including Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas, Affiliate Summit East in New York City, Affiliate Management Days in San Francisco, and Performance Marketing Insights Europe in Berlin. But if you don’t network by nature, you might not know how to do it effectively — you might even fear it. Let’s examine some networking dos and don’ts that will help you work the room like a pro.
Do come prepared. Bring more business cards than you could ever imagine needing, because you’ll need them. Supplemental materials such as brochures may impart more information, but they take up more space in the swag bag and they might prove harder for your new friends to scan or store when they go back home.
Don’t throw business cards at everybody in sight. If someone walks up to you and shoves a business card into your hand unbidden, do you feel a strong urge to keep that card or → Continue Reading
As an entrepreneur I am constantly looking for new ways to make money. One of the best ways to learn different ways to make money online is to surround yourself with other people who are trying to do the same thing. Our PeerFly office is full of creative people, I get the opportunity to work with hundreds (sometimes thousands) of great affiliates every month, and my Skype is literally filled with people who want nothing more than to make their next dollar online right now. So, it should come as no surprise that I am always getting ideas for new ways to make my next dollar. Well, a few months ago my buddy Brian Johnson introduced me to my new favorite source of revenue, Teespring.
Brian and I are in a small Facebook Page mastermind group where we discuss Facebook Pages and ways to build and monetize them. When he first showed me Teespring I knew right away he had found a winner, but until I had launched my first shirt campaign I had not believed it would be as amazing as it is.
What is Teespring?
Teespring is a cool service that allows you to create “campaigns” for a → Continue Reading
A few months ago I had a representative from the USA Network message my Phil Dunphy Quotes Facebook Page praising me for building such a large community around the TV show Modern Family. They had started their own Facebook Page for their new Modern Family community called MOFY Nation. They offered to mail me a shirt if I would share one of the posts from their official Page on my Facebook Page. I took them up on their offer and within a few days received my MOFY Nation shirt in the mail. Pretty cool! It was great to be recognized for all my hard work because I had built my Phil Dunphy community to over 300,000 Likes.
Well, a few weeks ago I got another message from them inviting me to an event they were hosting called the Modern Family Fan Appreciation Day in Los Angeles. They offered to pay for my flight, hotel, and transportation while I was there. I happily accepted their offer. I got back earlier this week from my trip and it was one of the most fun trips I have been on! So, I thought I would share some of the highlights and pictures with → Continue Reading
Okay, the title is a bit silly coming from a guy that has a job working at an office from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, but this post is not about me, it’s about my buddy Jay Wessman’s new video series course called Screw95.
I do not usually recommend the “courses” that internet marketing “gurus” put out, but Jay isn’t an internet marketing guru and when he emailed me about Screw95 I was intrigued. Jay and I had spoken a few times on Skype and he is an active member of AffiliateFix and The Dojo. His blog is also listed on affposts and I had read some of his articles on there. Well, he emailed me a login to check out his Screw95 course and when I finally did I was really impressed!
Jay is a “Stoner”
Before I go into what Screw95 is all about and what I learned from it, I should explain a few things about it’s creator, Jay Wessman. Jay is a self proclaimed “stoner” and has branded himself as such. His blog is even called Lazy Ass Stoner. His approach and brand are unique. It’s not the type of branding I would recommend, but he’s pulled it → Continue Reading