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 Amazon.com 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.

Sean Paul to Perform at Affiliate Ball During Affiliate Summit West 2015

The Affiliate Ball, the official party on the Monday of Affiliate Summit West 2015, has confirmed that Sean Paul will be performing at the event.

Affiliate Ball

Sean Paul is among one of the hottest names in music today with his unique sound of dancehall reggae mixed with hip hop. He is known for hits like “Temperature”, “So Fine”, “Gimme The Light”, “Like Glue”, and his current hit with Enrique Iglesias, “Bailando”.

Paul has won a Grammy Award, and he is the most successful Jamaican artist on the U.S. Charts, of all time, with over 10 million albums sold.

You can RSVP now at AffiliateBall.com.

The Affiliate Ball is taking place at the Chateau Nightclub, located inside of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, on January 19. That’s the same hotel where Affiliate Summit West 2015 is taking place.

Past Affiliate Ball artists have included: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi of Outkast, Nelly, Too Short, Doug E Fresh, Three 6 Mafia, Mixmaster Mike of the Beastie Boys, B Real of Cypress Hill, Ice-T and Coco, and many others.

Sponsorships and reserved tables are still available. Contact info@affiliateball.com, or call Darren at 818 825-3972.

Congratulations to U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Cory Booker was elected yesterday to his first full-term as a United States Senator from New Jersey. Senator Booker has been in the U.S. Senate since October 2013, when he won a special election to serve out the remainder of the late Frank Lautenberg’s term.

Missy Ward, Cory Booker, and Shawn Collins

He was the keynote speaker at Affiliate Summit East 2008, which took place August 11, 2008 in Boston, back when he was the Mayor of Newark, NJ.

Cory Booker was elected as Mayor of Newark, NJ in 2006, but he first ran for Mayor in 2002. During that election, I was running his campaign website. The Academy Award nominated Street Fight documentary was about that first campaign.

I remember being so disapponted when he lost in 2002, but he was really upbeat about it, and he vowed to win the next election. He hasn’t lost an election since then.

Watch the Cory Booker keynote at Affiliate Summit East 2008.