That Holiday Gift Guide Might Be More Trouble Than You Thought

If you’re adding a holiday gift guide to your website or blog using Amazon affiliate links, it could just get you in some trouble. I see this happening every year. Bloggers putting loads of work into gift guides, only to have to go back and practically start over because they don’t want to break the […]

You’re Allowed to Change Your Mind About Recommendations

Often times you hear people in the affiliate marketing world say things like “promote it or don’t promote it,” and “support it or don’t support i,” like you have to be all-in on every single thing that you promote. Sometimes people feel like once they start promoting something they have to promote that program or […]

Did You Know Referring Free Kindle Books Can Be Dangerous?

And I don’t just mean dangerous in the way that your Kindle is full of so many books you don’t know what to read first. I mean dangerous in that you could forfeit all your Amazon affiliate commissions for that month. Yes, you read that correctly. Referring too many free Kindle books in a one […]

Amazon Updated the iFrames and They’re Definitely Not Awful

Amazon is still my favorite affiliate program. When I earn a commission from them I feel like I’m supporting my own personal book habit and thirst for content to consume (I generally read a book a week through most of the year, sometimes two books a week on holidays! My Kindle is often an extension […]

Are You Unknowingly Breaking the Rules with Amazon Affiliate Links?

Amazon’s affiliate agreement is long and it gets changed and updated pretty often, so it can be easy to accidentally miss something. Just in general there are some common ways of using an affiliate link that are not allowed by the Amazon affiliate program. For example, you’re not allowed to use your affiliate link in […]

Is Your Online Business Safe From the FTC?

We often joke that FTC is going to be shutting down affiliate websites everywhere, kicking in doors and taking huge fines from your bank account in the middle of the night. It’s a joke and it’s funny, except when the FTC is actually shutting down your business and closing down your website by using your […]