With 15+ years experience buying and selling websites as the CEO of micro private equity firm Domain Magnate, I have helped prepare hundreds of websites for sale and successfully managed and negotiated hundreds of deals. From my experience, the preparation stage of selling a website is vital in making sure you find the right buyer, negotiate the right price, and transition the business to new hands as smoothly as possible.
Today we are diving deep into Affilimate, an affiliate dashboard and data aggregator to explore what makes this type of tool unique and a no-brainer addition to the services that a blogger should be using to maximize their affiliate commissions. We’ll also explore one area where I think Affilimate has some room to grow.
But first, let’s take a step back to see the forest through the trees and why an affiliate data aggregator may be one of the essential tools you use as a niche/authority website builder, blogger, or website portfolio owner.
As you start hitting your stride with affiliate marketing and leveling up your skills, there is an important discipline to be explored – experimentation. Your affiliate links could be making you greater commissions if you can figure out what to tweak.
Trusting your gut is essential in the early days of your adventures in affiliate marketing, when “anything is better than nothing” and “perfect shouldn’t get in the way of done” reign true. Eventually, you may find that your head and your gut disagree on things. When this happens, it’s a good time to start running some experiments with your affiliate links to discover what truly performs best.
For our fourth year in a row, we are excited to go back to Las Vegas in late January 2020 for the annual Affiliate Summit West conference. We are also looking forward to meeting up with new and old clients, making new friends with others that are passionate about the industry, and learning about the latest techniques and technologies in the performance marketing space.
Last October (2019), the Amazon.com Associates team sent out a note to affiliate publishers and influencers about the necessity of being clear to their community about the use of affiliate links through multiple disclosures. They sent a follow up reminder today (October 5th, 2020), which further emphasizes what an important topic this is!