Business Writing

Affiliate marketing – Ten tips to lose blog readers and buyers

Many bloggers who are focused on social media issues have joined the affiliate marketing bandwagon. The tactic du jour seems to be for the same band of buddies to blast their opt-in list with dozens of links, video clips, sales letters and other annoying pitches daily. All seem to be in competition for the same royalty payments and the number of e-mails they can aggravate their readers with.

You May Not Be My Online Friend, But You Influence Me

I am growing weary of all this social media silly talk about trust and friendship as it applies to professional collaboration online. I have online “friends” in my knitting community and my travel community, for example, but my professional networks do not yield friendships in the real, down-and- dirty, share a beer or drive me…