Affiliate Summit West 2015 Has Raised $11,382 So Far to Fight Breast Cancer

The Race to Affiliate Summit West 2015, a dailymile challenge where Affiliate Summit will donate $1 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in support of Affiliate Marketers Give Back team for each mile exercised through the challenge, is going through 12/31/2014.

Getting in some miles on the treadmill for the Affiliate Summit challenge

There are currently 52 folks involved in the challenge, and the top 10 competitors have already accumulated 8,497 miles.

Overall, there have been 11,382 miles tallied by all of the participants, so it’s $11,382 raised (so far).

I am currently at #7 (see my dailymile profile) with my 416 miles. I’ve signed up for the 2015 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in NYC, as well as a Tough Mudder in central Texas in May 2015, so I won’t be letting up.

Here are the top 10 affiliate marketing exercisers, as of November 25, 2014.


dailymile syncs with a number of iPhone and Android apps.

You can also manually enter your exercising efforts.

In order to participate in dailymile activities, you will need to friend me on dailymile and I will invite you to the challenge.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 is taking place January 18-20, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

The participant with the most total miles at the end of the challenge will receive a VIP Pass to Affiliate Summit East 2015. 2nd to 5th place finishers will each receive a Networking Plus Pass to Affiliate Summit East 2015, and 6th to 10th place finishers will each receive a Networking Pass to Affiliate Summit East 2015.

Please note that all information you provide as part of the contest is public and may be used by Affiliate Summit in our marketing efforts for this event.

Type-A Vegas Bootcamp Before Affiliate Summit West 2015

There will be a Type-A Vegas Bootcamp co-located with Affiliate Summit West 2015 at Paris Las Vegas in January 2015.

Type-A Vegas Bootcamp

The Type-A Vegas Bootcamp will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas, and registered attendees will receive a complimentary Networking Plus pass to Affiliate Summit West 2015, taking place at Paris Las Vegas on January 18-20, 2015.

The focus of the bootcamp is for parent bloggers to make more money online.

This is a great opportunity for affiliate managers to network with parent bloggers, who are highly motivated to earn with affiliate programs.

AvantLink Launches Affiliate Network in Australia

AvantLink has launched an affiliate network dedicated to the Australian market. The United States based network also has AvantLink Canada, which launched in 2012.

Flag of Australia with kangaroo

The tools available on the existing AvantLink platforms will also be available on the Australian network.

Affiliates who are already in the U.S. and/or Canada AvantLink are able to link accounts to have a single login.

Apply to AvantLink in Australia.

The Journey I Took to be an Entrepreneur

I was just watching a video from a presentation I gave at David Vogelpohl’s AUSOME meetup at Capital Factory in Austin, TX, and I realized I never shared it.


I talked about how going through two tough times in less than a year became the catalyst for me to go out and live the life I wanted to live.

Plenty of people start their journey as an entrepreneur, because they just have it in their gut. I was trying to be satisfied with working in a cubicle for somebody else.

I was never satisfied with it, though. But it took a couple shitty days to make me brutally aware that fear of failure is nothing compared to waking up one day and realizing that you tolerated life, instead of living it.

One of the people in the audience was uphappy about the lack of practical advice I shared, and she posted a review about it. Looking back, she never did respond to my comment on her blog post.

No sleep was lost.

Slides: Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery

Thanks to David and the Marketing Clique crew for having me at the meetup.

Amazon Wants to Make Every Prime Customer an Affiliate

I got an email from Amazon encouraging me to refer my friends to them to get a free trial of Amazon Prime.

Big group of people looking up.

Amazon is offering a $5 credit to any Prime member who refers a friend to the free trial.

Here is the text of the email from them…

As a loyal Prime member, we wanted to let you know about a new opportunity for members. We just launched a program that makes it easy to tell your friends about Prime. And the best part? You get $5 to spend on for each friend that starts a free trial. Start referring today. It’s easy.

The referral reporting will show inside of the Amazon user account, and they currently are only encouraging customers to refer by email though Amazon or on Facebook.


I wonder if this indicates a shift for Amazon to make it easy for all of their customers to be affiliates?

It’s an interesting prospect, but that would also be a whole lot more competition for the existing affiliates.