Affiliate Marketing Programs and Ad Networks [List]

Blogging itself is not new. Neither is affiliate marketing. You know those display ads you see on 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.)


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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!

Hotel Chatter releases 2013 Hotel WiFi Report – Free & Fee

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 source:

Hotel Chatter – 2013 Hotel Wifi Report

BlogHer 2012 – 10 Things/Social Media Downloads

Hello! Thanks for visiting, everyone! I hope you had a great time at BlogHer 2012 and found our panel useful.

I’m embedding our panel’s presentation as well as the outline (with more details/resources) so you can download them and keep them in your files. If you’re linking them or embedding them in your own blog posts, please give credit where credit is due. Attribution will save your butt from lawsuits. (Most of the time.)

Thank you, attendees!

Jobsearch Resources Right Here

Good news for jobseekers – I’ve installed a Jobs page to make looking for social media and online marketing jobs a little bit easier. I hope it helps you in your search!

If you’re interested in social media jobs within regulated industries, let me know. There’s a financial services company looking for a social media pro to help build out their program. Have you seen it? Go here to check out the full description.

If you haven’t joined the Social Media Jobs board on Facebook, you should take a look and apply to join! It’s free and plenty of folks are sharing job postings.

There’s also Social Media Jobs USA on Facebook. Yep, that’s two, guys!

If you’re looking for social media jobs in the nonprofit industry, be sure to visit and the Nonprofit Jobs Coop!

And of course, don’t forget our Social Media Club LA (SMCLA) website and Facebook Page for open listings!