Affiliate Summit West Connects Mommybloggers

Affiliate Summit West ( #asw10 ) – THE affiliate marketing conference – is taking place this weekend in Vegas. The panel that is bound to be extremely popular features several “mommy bloggers” and is called MommyBloggers: Changing the Face of Affiliate Marketing.

The panel features:

Affiliate marketing and mom bloggers is not a new topic to those of us already doing it, but for some of those in affiliate marketing, we need more acknowledgment. Remember that Mom Bloggers are professionals, are working to earn money, are getting respect from advertisers and are here to stay.

Mom bloggers are a top niche in blogging and companies like Walmart, Lifetime Channel, Frito Lay are utilizing their skills – the affiliate world needs to take notice too. I’ve personally been successful at monetizing my blog using paid postings and paid reviews. I’m only beginning to delve into real affiliate marketing with my new military wedding planning in Hampton Roads blog/website!

I will not be attending Affiliate Summit West this year – although I would like to attend in the coming years. I will, however, be following the tweets about #asw10 on Twitter and “living vicariously” though friends who are attending like Heather (who will be the Blogger Lounge Mistress) and Murray (a successful affiliate marketing blogger who has been featured in the official Affiliate Summit magazine – FeedFront with article “How to Build Your Message with Twitter”).

Hopefully there is a lot of information posted – because there are a ton of amazing panelists and speakers attending!

Oh and THANKS to Connie for providing some of the information about the mommy blogger panel!

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“Share on Twitter” Rocks! #AMZNSOT

Awesome news for Amazon.com Associates (aka “Affiliates”) – the cool Site Strip just got even cooler! Amazon now provides a super easy way to share your finds (and affiliate links) on Twitter with “Share on Twitter.” You can access Share on Twitter from the Site Stripe and post to your Twitter account from Amazon detail pages in just two clicks.

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The Share on Twitter feature is easy to use. Simply log in to your Amazon Associates account and then visit any detail page on Amazon.com. By clicking on the Share on Twitter button in the Site Stripe, a new window will open and an Amazon-generated message is pre populated in the ‘What are you doing?’ text area of your Twitter account (you may be asked to log in to your Twitter account). That message will include a shortened URL that already includes your Associates ID. You’ll have the option to edit this message or simply hit the ‘Update’ button to post to your Twitter account. When Twitter users click on the link in your post and make a qualifying sale, you’ll earn referral fees. That’s it!

I’ve personally been waiting for this to happen – I love posting reviews on products and linking to Amazon. It’s a great way to earn a little extra money while doing something I do anyway (which is share my opinion of course!) I’m SO glad Amazon’s made it that much easier!

Another Day, Another List

I need to get moving because I have a ton to do today! Dropped my Xander off at Angie’s as usual (she watches him in the morning before his Pre-K begins and afterward until I get him after I get out of school ~ for this I adore her BTW) … Got some more Physics work done (I have an 84% which AMAZES ME since I keep bombing tests but acing the actual work). Tomorrow is the Physics FINAL so I have to study tonight. I have a ton of errands and chores and work to do today though. Here’s the list:

  1. Immunization Record for Xander
  2. Get Xander from Pre-K
  3. Grocery Shopping
  4. Thrift store / Dollar Store
  5. Finish up and launch Lisa’s blog template.
  6. Fix alignment on Lisa’s twitter background.
  7. Finish coding and update client on website.
  8. Branded twitter page for Heather.
  9. Finish layout for new portfolio.
  10. Layout for Tammy’s website.
  11. Contact Noel about kitchen blog redesigns. (hmm .. maybe Thursday)
  12. Plan tomorrow. Plan Thursday.

I think I’m going to need some Dew … Oh! If you are heading to IzeaFest in a few days and need your Twitter page branded please give me a shout – I charge $10 flat fee for a great personalized, branded page!