Affiliate Marketing

The affiliate marketing category contains all posts from MissyWard.com related to affiliate marketing and performance marketing.

I cover:

Affiliate Marketing Tips
Affiliate Marketing News
Affiliate Marketing Conferences
Affiliate Marketing Books
Affiliate Marketing Related Legislation

Below are my most current affiliate marketing related posts:

Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

The 28th issue of FeedFront is headed to the printer and copies will be going out to approximately 43,000 subscribers in early October.

feedfront-28-coverIssue 27 of FeedFront will also be distributed at ShareASale ThinkTank in October and State of Search in November.

This issue of FeedFront Magazine includes 3 Business Benefits for Mediocre Athletes by Shawn Collins, I Received an FTC CID – Now What? by Rachel Hirsch, and Multi-Channel Affiliate Marketing Strategies You Shouldn’t Overlook by Missy Ward. [click to continue…]

Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

adhd_highway_to_hey_look_a_squirrel_tshirt[1]What do Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Airlines), Paul Orfalea (founder of Kinkos), David Neeleman (founder of JetBlue Airways), and Ingvar Kamprad (founder of IKEA) have in common?

Well, besides the undisputed fact that they are incredibly successful entrepreneurs, all of them have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

I have the latter.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADHD is classified as a disability. It is also one of the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorders, yet scientists still don’t understand its cause.

Unfortunately, 40+ years ago when I was in elementary school, ADD and ADHD did not exist. In fact, it wasn’t until 1980 that ADD and ADHD were officially introduced into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. If parents, teachers and doctors were as in tune with it as they are today, life would have probably been a whole lot easier for me and millions of other children.

All through my childhood, even though I was labeled as an “achiever”, and received straight A’s, I was always in trouble with my teachers for talking too much, being absent-minded, daydreaming, annoying classmates with my bouncing leg and my inability to stay in my seat, not being able to finish assigned projects, work on a team, keep my desk clean, or follow instructions. [click to continue…]

Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

As a blogger or new media professional or a company that works with these individuals, it is important to make sure that you stay within the guidelines established by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) with regards to disclosure. These guidelines have been in place for years for other media such as television and print ads, and they help protect the consumer and maintain quality.

Recently, the FTC released guidelines on how they expect bloggers and new media professionals to disclose paid relationships. The Performance Marketing Association (“The PMA”) Compliance Council has developed the “Blogging and New Media Disclosure Information” document to help PMA Members wade through the legal language and provide real life examples to help you stay within the guidelines.

To receive a copy of this document, you need to be a Performance Marketing Association Member.

PMA Annual membership dues are as follows:

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Performance Marketing Association Blogging and New Media Disclosure Information