For the Betterment of Affiliate Marketing Everywhere! #FBAME

Make a Difference with #FBAMEI couldn’t sleep last night. I kept having the question asked of me in my interview with Daniel M Clark of QAQN.com yesterday “What do we need to do to turn this industry around and give it the positive name it deserves.” repeat in my head. My initial answer was “People need to be more accountable for their actions and what they do. Education is also key and will go a long way.” In return I asked Daniel what he thought and he replied “We just need some good PR”. Yes. We do.

A press release or two will not do the trick. This isn’t about one or two people trying to put the word out there that good, dedicated, hard working people exist in the world of affiliate marketing. This is about a MOVEMENT to fearlessly and drastically change the way the world sees affiliate marketing as a whole. Its about the involvement of everyone who believes this industry can be great. That good people do come out on top because they care enough to do something about it and spread the word about the issues and needs of the industry. We’ve been letting the bad apples haunt us for too long.

We have so many amazing people who make this industry great and together we need to get the word out there that they exist. These are the people who fight every day to make it better, that help each other so that we can improve together as an industry, as a community and as a way of life. These people’s actions are for the betterment of affiliate marketing everywhere, and hence #FBAME is born.

Each time someone speaks of a possible solution to a problem it’s #FBAME (ie: @revenews, @brianlittleton). Each time an affiliate helps a merchant or another affiliate out, its #FBAME (@jamesmartell, @kimarketing). The conferences that teach new affiliates and merchants how to do better in their work contribute to #FBAME (@affiliatesummit, @AMDays). Companies that exist for the sole purpose of keeping things legit is #FBAME (@brandverity, @KellieAFP, @AMTrainers). This movement starts now. If you believe that this industry deserves a better name and the recognition for good people making a difference, then retweet, post, share, tattoo (@JasonRubacky) – do whatever you need to do to get the word out there to the world that affiliate marketing IS a positive and legitimate business and solid solution to many needs, and that it can be done well with hard work, honesty and integrity.

In the words of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


Rob Woods

7 years ago

Great post. I’m fairly new to managing affiliate marketing from the publisher side as opposed to the advertiser side and it’s been eye-opening. I’ve been lobbying hard for making our affiliate sites more “legit” and higher quality and I’m happy to saying it’s finally starting to happen.

Hope to meet you at the next Affiliate Summit Vancouver Meetup, whenever it is.

Sarah Bundy

7 years ago

Thanks for posting, Rob. It’s amazing how the two sides are very different, hey? I’ve been managing affiliate programs for going on 8 years now and I tried my first affiliate blog (buy-beer.com) last year. It took me about 6 months to make my first $9 through Amazon 🙂 Needless to say, the advertiser and publisher sides are very different from each other, and both require someone (or something) to help steer you in the right direction at times. Good luck with your site! I love the idea and that fish you caught is impressive!

Sarah

7 years ago

P.s. You’re right, it’s time to have another #VancouverMeetup. Will check with Jaxon and get something rolling 🙂

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Puteri Rimba

6 years ago

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Erin

5 years ago

Thanks for finally talking about >#FBAME – For the Betterment o
Affiliate Marketing Everywhere <Liked it!

Sarah Bundy

5 years ago

So glad you liked it. we have to work together !

Elvin

4 years ago

Hey! I know this is somewhat off-topic but I had to ask.
Does running a well-established website such as yours take
a lot of work? I am completely new to operating a blog but I do write in my diary every day.
I’d like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and feelings online.
Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners.
Appreciate it!

Sarah Bundy

4 years ago

Hi Elvin, I think anything that is successful takes a lot of work. Even if on the front end, it looked easy, it probably was not. I think posting daily is a great idea, and just encourage you to keep learning and doing what you’re already doing. By doing that, you’re already 10 steps ahead of most. Good luck!

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