Facebook Page vs. My Own Blog

Q: Any downside to starting with a Facebook page vs. blog? We have a following of animal lovers and want to create a place consumers can go to purchase products that give back to animals and their environment. Been advised to create an MVP (minimum viable product) and if that does well, we can expand to a more sophisticated website. Bought your Extra Money book and looking forward to reading it. Helpful to hear if you would recommend or dissuade us from STARTING with a Facebook page to post affiliate links and easy ways to help animals. Thanks!

Shawn CollinsA: You should definitely create a Facebook page, but it doesn’t have to be Facebook page vs. blog.

Make your blog the main home for information, a place where you collect leads by building an email list. Then also have a Facebook page, as well as a Twitter account, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.

Think of all of those as traffic sources for your blog. You can syndicate your content to a lot of these third party sites, so people can consume it in the places they prefer.

Not everybody will come back to your site for updates. Some would rather see them on Facebook or Twitter, so you can reach them there and lead them back to your blog.

I am not familiar with the term MVP (minimum viable product), so I can’t comment on that.

Focus on creating quality content and sharing offers that are relevant to your audience. And build an email list from your blog and funnel those people from your newsletters and social media back to your blog.

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Special Deal from KnowEm to Protect Your Social Media Branding

Y'all should listen to thisKnowEm is a service that can search over 500 social networks for and try to claim your brand or username, is offering a special deal on their pricing.

They are having a Black Friday Sale (it started last Friday) on their various social media profile creation packages.

I like this service a lot to help protect against brandjacking and/or social media identity theft.

KnowEm has three plans to choose from and they are discounted through July 31, 2014. The packages range from 100 to 300 social networks.

You can get 20% off the business package and 10% off the others.

Check out KnowEm’s Black Friday sale.

Parties at Affiliate Summit East 2014, History of Affiliate Marketing, and Writing for @feedfront

On the July 28, 2014 episode of 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven podcast (listen to 7 Minutes in Affiliate Heaven), I talked about affiliate marketers fighting breast cancer, parties at Affiliate Summit East 2014, and building an email list.


I also covered a successful Q2 for Rakuten LinkShare, the new AffStat report, a chance to write for FeedFront magazine, and 20 years of affiliate marketing.

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The New Rules of Book Publishing from Affiliate Summit East 2012

This was a conference session titled The New Rules of Book Publishing from Affiliate Summit East 2012, which took place August 12-14, 2012 in New York City at the Hilton New York.

Affiliate Summit East in NYCSession speaker:

  • Jim Kukral, CEO, Digital Book Launch

Session description:

Learn how to take the knowledge inside your head and turn it into a book that you can upload to a digital format to be read by people all over the world.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchants/Advertisers, Networks
Niche/vertical: Self publishing

Session video:

The New Rules of Book Publishing video

Session slides:

The New Rules of Book Publishing slides

Note: the companies and positions listed above were current as of the time of the conference. Some of this information may have changed since then.

If you liked this video, be sure to register for the next Affiliate Summit. The session videos aren’t made public until a year or more after each conference.

Affiliate Summit East 2014 is Officially Sold Out

Affiliate Summit East 2014, starting on Sunday, August 10-12, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, NY, is now sold out.

Affiliate Summit West 2014 is Sold Out

There will be over 4,000 attendees at the conference.

As we process cancellations, the registration page will open up and additional registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check www.regonline.com/ase14 for availability. If you’re able to enter your registration — you’re good to go.

In you are unable to purchase a ticket through us, there are often passes put up for sale on eBay. Before buying a pass from a third party, ask the seller for the registration number and name used to register, and then email Affiliate Summit to confirm the pass can be transferred.

In the event registrations are open onsite, based on last minute cancellations, the rate will be $449 for a Networking Pass, $749 for a Networking Plus Pass, $1,749 for a VIP Pass, and $2,749 for a All Access Pass.