Today, we are talking with the real Lisa Picarille, and really are talking about this year in Affiliate Marketing and why we LOVE Affiliate Marketing.

This is a unique format for our Affiliate Strategies Sessions Podcast.  We are reviewing the year, and discuss a TON of developments since our last real podcast.

And, since we genuinely LOVE this industry, we discuss some of the people who make — and have made — this industry what it is.


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Links to the stuff we talked about, in order of appearance!

The worst of Affiliate Thing
Shawn and Lisa sounded so young!  What a great blast from the past.

MyContentPro – Free Membership
Lisa and I are building out a site dedicated to helping you make your content rock.  Get a free membership now.

Tools and Resources for Affiliates
These are the things that we endorse for affiliates to make their business more effective, efficient and fill a need.

University of San Francisco
I’m teaching some classes here.  I love it!

Attention This Book Will Make you Money
Wait — Jim Kukral wrote a book?!?

Impact Radius
Todd Crawford and Lisa Riolo founded this new platform

Affiliate Summit
If you can attend only 1 conference this year – this is the one you need.  Please let us know if you’ll be there, so we can connect in person!

Affiliate Tax
Want to know where things stand with the Ad Tax?  The PMA keeps us informed.

Performance Marketing Association
Support our industry with a membership to the PMA.
AOL Sold this company to a well-respected UK Firm.

Schaaf Partnercentric
Brook Shaaf bought PartnerCentric to become a HUGE Agency / OPM Firm.
Not only does our friend Melissa Salas provide awesome video content at TV, but they were bought buy LinkShare.

Thesis Theme
I use Thesis Theme on almost ALL of my sites.

Feedfront Issue #12
Read Lisa Picarille’s article in this issue!

ShareaSale RoadShow
If you lived in Texas this year, I hope you had a chance to meet up with Jason from ShareASale during his roadshow.

Affiliate Marketers give back
They raised a TON of money for breast cancer!  Plus, they keep raising money for other charities.  This is yet another reason why I love this industry so much.

Suze Orman “Approves” Missy Ward
Missy gets some love from the famous Suze Orman, as a result of her exceptional fund raising efforts.
Shawn Collins and Missy Ward’s podcast network.

Velocity NYC
Shawn Collins and Missy Ward’s publishing company

Jim Kukral’s Keynote Speech
Jim gave a very inspirational keynote at Affiliate Summit East 2010.  Watch this.

Affiliate SuperFriends
Karen Garcia of GTO Management hooked us up for Jim’s Keynote!

Jim’s Controversial Video
Jim Kukral got some “Attention” for this promo.

Interview with Jim Kukral
This is a video of me asking you to join to get Jim’s interview.  (embarrassing!)

Peter Shankman’s HARO Acquired
Great idea, great speaker at Affiliate Summit.

Linkshare Symposium
Linkshare’s annual event.

CJ’s annual event.

Great technology for helping publishers implement affiliate marketing in their sites – and so much more.

If you’re looking for an affiliate network with the highest of integrity, great people, and an impressive roster of merchants and affiliates — you need to work with ShareASale.  I have nothing but love for ShareASale and their Founder / CEO, Brian Littleton.  (Seriously, amazing people.)

Tim Storm, finalist for Entreprenewur of 2010
Couldn’t have happened to a better guy…

Fatwallet is a great place to work
Great work, Fatwallet!

Affiliates Indicted for Cookie Stuffing
Every industry has bad actors, and Kelly Stevens discusses her investigation of ours.

Affiliate FairPlay / Kelly Stevens
If you want to know the “inside scoop” on best practices in our industry — Kelly Stevens is your woman.

ShareASale Think Tank
I know you’re jealous.  Being invited to the ShareASale ThinkTank is a huge honor, and is one of the best events for affiliate marketers of the year.

ABC’s Plus
Deb Carney’s new, great forum for Affiliates and Merchants alike.

Affiliate Summit UnConference