I heard a good idea for affiliates from Jason Rubacky and Eric Nagel on episode 17 of the Both Sides of the Tracks podcast – creating a tutorial on how to do something, and providing a way for people to pay if they don’t want to do it themselves.
It’s sort of a soft sell, if not a no sell, since the focus is how to do it yourself.
Eric shared an example where he posted about Building a Datafeed Site, and had a bit of a disclaimer:
This will be an intermediate to advanced method of using datafeeds to build a site. If you’re looking for a simple way to get started, go check out Pop Shops or Datafeedr. What I’m going to show you is how to build a high-quality site, driven by a datafeed, for free.
Personally, I’ve wanted to play with datafeeds for a while, but I don’t really want to deal with building sites the hard way. Many years ago, I purchased WebMerge to give it a shot, and never got around to it.
So, not only do a get an idea for a new angle for some affiliate sites, but I’m reminded that I want to get Datafeedr.
Just created an account there (through the link in Eric’s post)…