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 http://www.twitter.com/esnagel you are missing out.
WhatDoesJoeThink.com 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
Tricia.me – 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.
Jangro.com – Affiliate Marketing, Content Marketing and More from affiliate marketing veteran and Founder of Shareist.com 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.
Search Engine Optimization Resources
Adam Riemer – this affiliate manager created a great post on how to format an affiliate post for optimization, This is a great start for beginning affiliates looking to optimize their posts for organic traffic and passive income.
Search Engine Journal – Looking for a deeper dive into SEO? Check out the SEO 101, a free eBook from Search Engine Journal
MOZ – Here is another SEO Learning Center that gives you everything from basic to advanced skills for page ranking
Affiliate Summit – With annual conferences on both the east and west coast of the USA, Affiliate Summit expanded to Europe this year. This is a great conference to learn and network. You can count on the Fanatics team to be representing.
Affiliate World – Looking for an international affiliate conference? Affiliate World provides great education and networking in Asia and Europe.