There has been a steady drumbeat for years that we’re on the verge of video and/or mobile dominating the affiliate marketing landscape, but neither have really happened, yet.
But I think this is the year curation becomes the new affiliate marketing hotness.
Two curation tools I’m currently using are Pinterest and Shareist.
One reason I think curation will emerge as a popular sector for affiliates is that it’s easy. Another reason is that platforms like Pinterest and Shareist are free.
Also, these platforms fun, social, and affiliate friendly.
But that doesn’t mean all merchants with affiliate programs are friendly towards curation. Just a few days ago, affiliate Joe Sousa Tweeted, “Just saw my first affiliate terms of service prohibiting posting of links on Pinterest. I guess they have hit the big time now.”
You can see an example of my curation experimentation at Shareist with Soccer Kid. I like that Shareist enables me to use my own domain if I wish.
My Pinterest page is at http://pinterest.com/affiliatetip/.