There’s a ton of sites and resources available that you can put into play to help you become a better affiliate.  Here’s some that we like and recommend.

Discussion Boards/Forums/Affiliate Blogs:

Fanatics on Facebook – this is the best place to get quick access to information upcoming promotions, webinars and marketing advice.  Get support from Fanatics affiliate management and fellow affiliates.

Eric Nagel Blog – Eric is one of the top affiliate bloggers out there.  He regularly posts awesome content on SEO, Paid Search, Marketing with Coupons and some of the more technical aspects of the affiliate business.  if you aren’t following him on his blog, or on Twitter at you are missing out. Blog – Thoughts on Affiliate Marketing, Life and Cooking from Joe Sousa

AffiliateWarrior Blog – Affiliate Marketing and more from Wade Tonkin

Missy Ward Blog – Affiliate Marketing blog by Affiliate Summit’s Missy Ward

Affiliate Tip Blog– Affiliate Marketing News, Notes and Opinions from Affiliate Summit Co-Founder Shawn Collins – Thoughts on affiliate marketing from longtime affiliate Tricia Meyer

ShareASale Blog – Official blog of the ShareASale affiliate network includes updates on new features, marketing suggestions, industry events and more.

AvantLink Blog – Official Blog of AvantLink affiliate network featuring program updates and features on industry leading affiliate marketing tools. – Affiliate Marketing, Content Marketing and More from affiliate marketing veteran and Founder of Scott Jangro.

The PMA –  Affiliate Industry trade association/advocacy group keeps you up to date in issues like Affiliate Nexus, FTC guidelines and more.

Site Building Tools:

Extra Money Answer – Free resource on how to build a hosted WordPress powered affiliate marketing platform and generate a few hundred dollars per month in affiliate revenue

DataFeedr – Datafeedr is a system that enables affiliates to create &and embed an affiliate store into your WordPress blog WITHOUT touching any clunky datafeed files, learning a programming language or hiring expensive programmers. Fanatics and Surf Fanatics are supported by DataFeedr out of the box.  See DataFeedr in action in our webinar

Rakuten PopShops – PopShops is the largest and the most reliable affiliate feed aggregator, with over 60 million products and deals. Build a custom affiliate storefront or use the PopShops data feed API for 30 days–free. Fanatics and Surf Fanatics are available in PopShops.

GoldenCan – Use GoldenCAN Data Feed Integration™, Store Integration™, Coupon Integration™, Search Integration™, Keyword Stores™ and Keyword Category Stores™ to display millions of data feed products, thousands of coupons and recent price drop products on your website from one or multiple merchants, across networks with only one line of code.  Fanatics and Surf Fanatics are integrated and available for addition to your GoldenCan store.

WordPress – Great affiliate site infrastructure piece.  Using WordPress and the awesome selection of free themes and plugins, anyone can put together an effective affiliate site.   Some Premium plugins and themes are available that are targeted to helping users generate more revenue as well.