I know, too many posts, but something I can’t stand is Word Press. I had a word press site some time ago and I had it completely automated. But then one of the plugins quit working and I never could get the creator to continue updating it. It made me feel like I really had no control over the theme, and because of that it completely ruined my site and I had to abandon it, it was a vlog, automated to pull in YouTube channels of whatever channel I wanted, it was the coolest, but I had no control over it.
On the topic of looking for affiliates that cater to your niche, another way to bring on affiliates is by emailing other entrepreneurs in that niche as well. If you’re not using an affiliate program, finding other stores on your own that target an audience similar to yours and reaching out to them could be a great way to start a really profitable relationship.

Deep linking as a feature isn’t obvious when logged in. The “Create affiliate link” option above the dashboard isn’t for deep linking; it’s for campaign attribution. Deep linking is discussed in posts, but you must know where to look, for example, the article Getting Started as a Shopify Affiliate covers deep linking. Someone unfamiliar with deep linking might miss this strategy and the possible commissions tied to it.
Hi Maggie, you can learn about the tracking technologies we use in this video tutorial: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/200694358-Understanding-Affiliate-Marketing-Tracking-Technology-VIDEO-. Each advertiser may set their own "return days" window for crediting a sale, so you'll need to review each advertiser's offer for that information. Here's an article about return days: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/200992147. Hope that's helpful!
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I had that experience as well. Getting high monthly page views doesn’t necessarily translate to more traffic. You also need to focus on the conversion rate of your pins. For each pin, divide the number of clicks by the number of close ups. That gives you the conversation rate. You want that number to be at least 50%. Make a note of the pins that have the highest conversation rates and see what design elements they have in common. They create more pins like them. Hope that helps.
To stray from the legalese for a moment and put a bow on all this, there are a couple other things that suggest that using affiliate links is acceptable. For one, highly successful channels have, and continue to, feature affiliate links. Secondly, everyone benefits from quality content that is enhanced by affiliate links. YouTube gains videos and viewers that they can monetize, Amazon (and other businesses with affiliate programs) gains a new inlet to their shopping site, the viewers get entertaining and informative content that offers them a way to buy what’s been discussed, and the content creators (you) are rewarded for hard work and creativity. In a situation where everyone wins, it is hard to see why anyone would want to fiddle with it.
Second, it’s a good idea to create a few new personal boards that are used solely for the purpose of pinning products that are for sale (using your affiliate links of course). For example, I have created a personal board called “Gorgeous Throw Pillows and Bedding.” The description for the board is “This board is full of gorgeous throw pillows, accent pillows, decorative pillows, duvet covers, sheets and bedding. Changing your throw pillows and bedding is such an easy way to refresh any room on a budget!” I pin beautiful products to it and edit the urls of the pin to my affiliate links, using the process described above.
Some affiliates go around posting/spamming links, with or without comments, on numerous channels, which is a terrible strategy. Community settings allow creators to manage comments, live chats, and block links. When “block links” is selected, new comments with hashtags and URLs are held for review, and live chat messages with URLs are blocked. Furthermore, YouTube has comment mechanisms and filters in place to thwart spam. For example, YouTube will move some comments to “Held for review” and “Likely spam” folders for creators to approve and decline. Users who abuse comments and discussion/community forums run the risk of getting suspended and terminated from the platform.
Getting accepted into a good affiliate program, such as Amazon Associates, requires you to have a website that is live. You cannot register for the Amazon affiliate program using your YouTube channel. You need to have your own website and the website needs to be informative and relevant to the products that you will promote. This is because a team from Amazon will check your website for eligibility for their affiliate program. Unless you have a good website set up, you shouldn’t apply for their affiliate program, since most of the time your application will be rejected.
De igual forma estoy a punto de comenzar una campaña para visitas a un sitio web, planeo realizarlo a través de facebook ya que tiene una audiencia bastante alta, sin embargo también estoy analizando la posibilidad de realizar la campaña mediante google adwords, pero en adwords aún soy neófito, el objetivo de la campaña es obtener 400k impresiones al finales de marzo, tu como ves?? crees que sea posible?

Hi Gia, our February 22 webinar will be on this topic: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000808503-How-to-Select-Get-Approved-for-Advertiser-Programs-February-22-2017-VIDEO- You can watch the recording afterward, or register to join live. You don't say whether you have already applied to join the advertiser's program. That is the first step. Learn how here: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/201250357-How-do-I-find-and-join-advertiser-programs-. It can take anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks to hear back from the advertiser, depending on their volume of applications, their review of your website, and other factors. Hope that's helpful!
Navigate to this URL: http://marketing.rakuten.com/affiliate-marketing and click Login at the upper right corner of the page. Enter your username and password and click Log In. (You should have received these credentials in your welcome email message when you registered for the Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network.) If you encounter any login difficulties, review the related Help Center articles or contact Customer Support for your location. 
Before I really get into the meat and potatoes of this subject, I want to remind you that my YouTube channel is business-focused and I have a business outside of the YouTube channel and affiliates so I have to tread a fine line between promoting affiliates and promoting my own products and/or services. If you’re reading this and you have a blog or a YouTube channel and you’re considering the possibility of making affiliate income your main source of income, you can absolutely do this on a higher level.
I am so delighted to have my friend Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body here today to talk a little bit about blogging strategy– and more specifically, monetizing your blog! Tasha is my go-to source any time I have questions about using affiliate sales as an income stream for my site, and I know you will find the information she has to share incredibly helpful as well. I’ll let her take it from here!

If you’re the first in any industry to make it big, you get what’s known as brand saliency, which Amazon certainly has. They operate with integrity and have, for the most part, proven that they can be trusted to do what they say they will. They also honor price-matching, practice a rigorous return policy and promote deals that keep their site front of mind for anyone who goes online to buy anything.
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