AffPlan Podcast – Affplan Strategies Session #8

Welcome to another episode of the AffPlan Strategies Session, a podcast where industry leaders share their expert advice to help you with all aspects of creating and refining your affiliate marketing plan.

Thankfully, the talented Lisa Picarille moderated this episode about Affiliate Marketers and the Value of Blogging.

Joining Lisa, were Rosalind Gardner and Shawn Collins.

In previous episodes, we’ve focused exclusively on Merchants, Advertisers and Outsourced Program Managers. But not today.

Effective immediately, starting with this episode, we’re breaking out and expanding AffPlan, by covering the “Affiliate Side of Affiliate Marketing“.

…And this podcast is an impressive first “Affiliate Focused” episode of the Affplan Strategies Session. Listen now for some serious tips for profitable, efficient affiliate marketing with Blogs.

Rosalind Gardner has been a leader in the affiliate marketing industry since 1998 and is recognized best through her “Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People’s Stuff Online”, the NetProfitsToday blog for webmasters and her many articles as a columnist for Revenue magazine.  As a speaker, consultant and prolific blogger, Rosalind teaches affiliates how to build sustainable online businesses and merchants learn how to structure their affiliate programs to attract and retain loyal Super Affiliates like herself.

Shawn Collins has been an affiliate marketer since 1997. He’s the co-founder of the Affiliate Summit conference.  He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine and the Founder of podcasting network  His book, ‘Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants‘ is the best selling book in the space, and it is considered to be required reading by affiliate managers. He publishes the annual AffStat Report, a research, analysis, and benchmarking report for the affiliate marketing industry. The data in the AffStat series is widely quoted by trade publications, including Internet Retailer and Jupitermedia properties. Shawn writes a daily blog on affiliate marketing news and opinion at his Affiliate Tip site, and posts regularly to his Affiliate Tip TV channel on YouTube.

The discussion kicked off with talk about the benefits of blogging (additional traffic, automation); how to write copy for your audience; where to get free content; do to come up with ideas for posts; the best ways to monetize; what common mistakes affiliates are making when it comes to blogging; personal versus professional blogs and more.

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