Blogging itself is not new. Neither is affiliate marketing. You know those display ads you see on Yahoo.com or your favorite blogger’s site? They’re monetizing their site using a myriad of ad networks and affiliate marketing programs. They could be using Google Adsense, which [magically uses your search history and] displays relevant ads as you visit your favorite sites. If a blogger is adding a suggestion on what to purchase or links a favorite product to its Amazon URL, they’re most likely in the Amazon Affiliate Program.
If you’re interested in adding advertisement to your blog or would like to research the different affiliate networks out there, look no further. Pick one or two programs from the list below and get your monetizing started! (Note: While this list is long, there are plenty more affiliates and ad networks out there.)
Infographic by http://www.gonetbusiness.co.za/how-affiliate-marketing-works/
If you’re already on an affiliate network and/or using an ad network, I’d love to hear how you’re doing with your blog monetization!
The news came down earlier this week, and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at TECHmunch LA! TECHmunch conferences are designed to help foodie and lifestyle bloggers, content creators, and publishers gain hands-on digital media, social media, marketing and business skills. We’re talking SEO, social media platform implementation, learning how to brand your blog/business, and even plating your food for photographs and videos.
I’ll be joining Sarah Evans (@prsarahevans and founder of #journchat), Natalie Gourvitch (@ngourvitch) of SquareSpace, and moderator Rich DeMuro (@richdemuro) from the KTLA Morning News! We’re talking “The Future of Blogging” – what do you think blogging will look like in the next year or two?
The conference is sold out but you can still jump on your computer and watch the conference LIVE on Thursday! I’ll also be live-tweeting the panels before mine. Plus follow the hashtag #Techmunch on Twitter for live updates from every attendee!
Grand Californian Hotel & Spa – Disneyland Resort – TECHmunch LA
If you’re not in LA, that’s ok. TECHmunch is also hitting the road again with conferences in Austin, NYC, Toronto, Minneapolis, and Tampa!
Happy new year! It’s been so long since I’ve published a blog post – even though I’ve had so much news to share from 2013! D’oh!
Social Media Club LA – @smc_LA
After serving three years on the Board of SMCLA (Social Media Club LA), I rolled off this year to focus on my consultancy. During my tenure, I was able to increase social media engagement on both Facebook and Twitter as well as set records for new membership! SMCLA was able to bring in new members to help support our awesome monthly events. I’m proud to say I was part of this program.
Last week, old and new Board members met to kickoff off the new year as well as handoff materials and knowledge to the new members. I am wholly confident that this new Board is going to expand our presence even more. The roster is impressive, and I highly recommend those of you in the LA area to attend of our monthly events. (You just missed January’s happy hour, but February is right around the corner!)
Whether you travel for work or for fun, being able to hop on online at your hotel is almost second-nature. Hotel Chatter has released their 2013 report on Hotel WiFi. It lists the hotels that offer “free” and fee-based WiFi access. “Free” is in quotes because oftentimes the charge is embedded within the resort fee that many hotels charge these days. Granted I’m sure there are hotels who really do offer free WiFi for guests to use.
Hotel Chatter also posted a great infographic of the report, if that is more to your liking. Click on the image below to enlarge!
Bookmark the report and always have it on-hand for reference!
Hotel Chatter – 2013 Hotel Wifi Report