It’s Monday morning… You’re at work. It’s not too bad, but you can’t wait to race home.
Not because you hate your job and not because you don’t like your coworkers (in fact, you love them!) But all for one reason – your Amazon affiliate site has started to bring in some real ‘cash-money’!
If you’d like to learn more about the changes we’ve made to make GDPR compliance easier for you and us you can find that in our recently published blog post – GDPR, Geniuslink & You. And if you are really curious about how we foresee GDPR affecting intelligent link management as a whole then I’d encourage you to check out another recent blog post – GDPR + Intelligent Link Management – What You Need to Know.
First, we see roughly 35% of our clients, and 55% of the clicks we process, coming from Europe so it’s very important that we pay attention to GDPR and be in compliance.
Second, one of the key elements of our original thesis is that a global perspective is key to maximizing revenue so paying attention to major updates in international compliance is an important piece to that.
In the bigger picture, we are actually big fans of what GDPR is trying to do, at least the underlying theory. However, the ambiguity makes preparing for it more of a challenge than we’d like to admit. But at the end of the day, we agree that your personal information should belong to you and companies should respect that and step up when you give them consent to collect it. Read More
Are you tired of hearing about GDPR yet? How many emails did you get over the past couple of weeks with GDPR in the subject? How many new Privacy Policies or Terms of Service have you been alerted to?
But do you really understand what’s going on and how these are going to directly affect you?
You’ve probably heard the gist that it’s Europe’s fault and that it all has to do with “harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe” and “making privacy a human right”. But really, if you are being honest with yourself, you get the sense that it’s going to make your job, as a marketer, a whole lot harder (if you even choose to pay attention). However, you’ve also heard that you really probably should be paying attention because the fines are crazy! Something like 4% of gross revenue or was it $20M? …Is this the end of digital marketing in Europe? Is MarTech doomed?
Don’t worry, you aren’t alone — GDPR is confusing as F&%K! — but definitely not impossible. Read More
With link localization tools like Geniuslink, earning international commissions can often seem like the easy part. It’s actually getting those international commissions into your bank account that can often become the real challenge! Unlike the iTunes affiliate program, getting money from some international affiliate programs requires a bit of extra work. For example, Amazon’s international Associates programs sometimes pay commissions in a local currency paper checks and sometimes they will only direct deposit to a local bank!
This post is dedicated to all of you that have spent too long waiting at your bank to deposit your foreign currency checks (and to find out the fees were ridiculous)!
Earning commissions from around the world, with the numerous international Amazon affiliate programs, can sometimes seem like the easy part. It’s the process of actually getting those commission payments into your own bank account that can often become the real challenge! Amazon’s international Associates programs sometimes pay out commissions by mailing a local currency paper check but often they will only direct deposit to a regional bank which leaves your commissions stuck.
After having faced this challenge in its various forms and trying multiple solutions for nearly a decade we are super excited to have watched Payoneer expand into the nearly perfect solution for affiliate marketers to collect their commissions from most any currency or place in the world and then have that money seamlessly deposited into their local bank account no matter where in the world that that might be.
As an affiliate marketer, being successful often comes down to playing a numbers game. Checking reports, comparing results, and refocusing your efforts to drive up your click-through rate (CTR) and earnings per click (EPC). That’s why it’s often so important to make sure you’re getting as much data as you can to drive your decisions and measure your success. Today, the data points that you can capture seem unlimited, but did you know that you can take things a step further and also curate data points from the clicks on a link?
We came across this article by Coach Bru on National High Five Day. High-fives are staples in the Geniuslink office, so when we saw this, we couldn’t help but ask Coach Bru if we could repost this piece on our blog. So, here’s to high-fives. May they be present and abundant, not just on National High Five Day, but every day.
Last month, we sat down with YouTuber and entrepreneur, Kraig Adams to talk about best monetization and growth practices on the video-sharing platform, along with how he got started in the first place, what he’s learned and where he’s headed.
At Geniuslink, we finally have an employee with an awesome voice for video – our Master of Customer Success Andy. He also has a great face for video, but we’re saving that for later.
So, Andy has started to create some videos to show you how to better use Geniuslink. Our first one shows you how to use our software to build Amazon Associates affiliate links that work globally! Get an overview of our Link Creator tool, and learn how little of the Amazon Product URL you actually need to use.
When you’re done watching, we’d love to hear what you think. In particular, what other topics should we make videos about?