[Updated 11/6/2019 to further clarify FTC and Amazon Associates requirements around disclosure]
[Updated 10/3/2018 after Amazon consolidated US/CA/EU Associates Programs Operating Agreements]
You’ve just had an awesome month. You’ve been putting in the hours, your clicks keep growing and you hit a new record for the most affiliate commissions in a month! Life is feeling pretty good and you feel like you’re really starting getting the hang of this Amazon affiliate thing!
Then it happens. What appears to be a regular email (maybe to congratulate you?), ends up being the exact opposite:
If you’ve found yourself reading this blog post, you’re likely thinking about entering the world of affiliate marketing. Or perhaps you’ve hit a roadblock and are wondering if you should continue to push on with your affiliate site. As with many hobbies or professions, getting started can be challenging when building a business in affiliate marketing, especially without guidance. Luckily, our friend Dom Wells of OnFolio joined us for an interview and shared his experience as a self-starter in the affiliate space.
Earlier this month (October 2019), the Amazon.com Associates team sent out a note to affiliate publishers and influencers about the necessity of being clear to their community about the use of affiliate links through multiple disclosures.
We interviewed 30+ of the industry’s leading affiliate marketers. After reviewing their interviews, I was going to write a post on the myriad of tools and software they use to succeed in affiliate marketing.
It wouldn’t have been a very good post.
Because nine out of ten affiliate marketers recommended similar tools to do the very same thing – generate more SEO traffic.
There’s a lot of competition when it comes to WordPress plugins for Amazon Associates. From time to time we at Geniuslink like to endorse solutions that are complementary to our service and just plain useful. We’re here today to tell you all about AmaLinks Pro, a stellar WordPress plugin that Amazon Associates can use to generate informative, highly customizable ads—all without leaving the WordPress editor.
Let’s get right into it.
I’m Daniel and I’m the founder of the credit card rewards and travel blog, UponArriving.com. I’m a former attorney who turned my hobby into a side hustle and then eventually into a full-time business over the span of a few years. I’m regularly pumping out credit card-related content on a daily basis and also just jumped on YouTube.
I’m John Holloway, and I am a co-founder of NoExam.com. I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing since 2007 when I got started creating websites after the poker boom.
My current project started as a life insurance brokerage, but with companies going direct to consumer and cutting out the agents, we decided it was time to pivot to affiliate marketing. Instead of selling life insurance to the consumer and being paid a commission from the insurance companies, we now recommend companies to our visitors and are paid a commission from the companies if they become a lead.
This is Tommo from https://foodfuntravel.com
I’ve been a full time digital nomad since April 2013. But prior to that I had jobs which took me to destinations all over the world, including working on cruise ships for 3 years. So, in 2012, when i decided I wanted a little more control over travel and work, I thought I would try my hand at the travel blogging industry.