15 Things to do before you launch an affiliate program

On the surface launching an affiliate program looks like one of the simplest and cheapest ways to get your brand out in front of consumers and buyers. After all how hard can it be? Sign up with one of many of the cheap affiliate networks ( or even for free on a revenue share only basis ) , add a script to your check out page, throw up a few banners, then sit back and let the sales roll in….and 14 or so years ago it was that easy, though cheap networks were rather rare at that time. Back to Read More…

When should you work with multiple affiliate networks.

Earlier this week Adam Riemer put out a great article on whether a merchant should launch their Affiliate Program on multiple Affiliate Networks. He considered a wide range of view points, along with some positive and negative impact items. The overall view point offered was, that it generally isn’t a good idea to do so. Should You Launch Your Affiliate Program on Multiple Networks? Launching Affiliate Programs on multiple Affiliate Networks? A common question for Merchants who are new to Affiliate Marketing is “Should I launch my Affiliate Program on multiple Affiliate Networks?”. There are many reasons why Merchants may Read More…

Preparing for Holidays with EachBuyer

I don’t believe you can ever start preparing too early for a holiday, making bookings, planning trips, getting visas sorted out and all that goes with it. The same is pretty much true for affiliate marketing and preparing for holidays or events online. You need to have a good idea of what you are going to promote, where the traffic to promote that item is going to come from, where you are going to send that traffic to see it converted into sales. This can mean a wide range of conversion tests being done as well as negotiating with merchants Read More…

Affiliate Marketing Ideas for Merchants

The year might have started but it’s never too late to look at new ideas and tips on ways to improve your affiliate program. So here are a selection of ideas from the AMWSO team that we believe you’ll find interesting and useful. Customer Feedback :: Customers can provide a never ending supply of useful information, not only about your own site, but about sites they like that may be related to your site. Doing a survey that includes questions regarding your customers other favorite sites, especially those related to your business in some way, can provide you with a Read More…

The Five Best things in 2013

Not in order and, not all related to affiliate marketing, some things were just unbeatable no matter what they were compared to! The AMWSO Site Got Exploited : A good thing I hear you say! Yes a good thing, because it finally forced me to get the site updated. The old site had done us proud for 5 or 6 years, but it was getting a bit dated. The change was forced on us due to some one exploiting our wild card setup for the sub domain settings, causing our site to suddenly replicate itself masses of times and for Read More…