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A New Adventure in my Career

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Career, Direct Marketing, Marketing | 0 comments

A New Adventure in my Career

Since 2008, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in Performance Marketing at a variety of positions, and to work at home for most of those.  I’ve been an affiliate manager and, for a time with FMTC, I was running all the sales, marketing, customer service, and social media.  It’s been an exciting adventure, that’s for sure.  For the last 18 months or so, I have been working on starting my own marketing agency, Blinkstar Media.  The time has come, however, to put that on hold for awhile and start a new adventure working in direct marketing, going back to commuting to an office every day.  

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#EntrepreneurLife Ain’t Easy

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Career |

#EntrepreneurLife Ain’t Easy

Just like pimpin’, that #EntrepreneurLife ain’t easy.  While I’ve been in the market for a new “opportunity” for a year now, I think it took about 4 months for me to come to the realization that I needed to just do this on my own and stop relying on another outsourced program management agency to hire me.  Over the last 8 months I’ve been able to really dial in on my pitch, my merchant recruitment methods, and work on how I want to structure my own brand of affiliate program management, without the confines of someone else’s work styles or resource limits.

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MIA in 2016: An Update

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Career, Crafts, Manicures, Pets, Rambles |

MIA in 2016: An Update

I know, I’ve been missing in action on this blog.  I have not really been in a mood to talk, kinda.  But I will share my latest manicures with you, cause, they’re pretty great.  This is going to be a long post to catch up, so get ready to dig in!

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Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in Affiliate Marketing, Conferences & Networking |

Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions

If you’re reading this because you’re attending our session at Affiliate Summit West 2016, thank you!  This is a companion resource list to go along with the panel “Managing Blogger Expectations: Conversions vs. Impressions” from ASW16.  

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Dear Merchants I Don’t Manage

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Affiliate Marketing, Career | 4 comments

Dear Merchants I Don’t Manage

I was told I should post these somewhere other than 3:00 AM rants on Facebook.  So here’s some Black Friday week funny from a very frazzled Affiliate Manager!  I’ve even added some that aren’t on Facebook, so enjoy!

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Contest: Free Networking Plus Pass for Affiliate Summit West 2015!

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Affiliate Marketing, Conferences & Networking, Contests |

Contest: Free Networking Plus Pass for Affiliate Summit West 2015!

My absolute favorite conference of all time is Affiliate Summit!  I have the privilege of being a speaker once again at the upcoming Affiliate Summit West 2015 in Las Vegas January 18-20, 2015 with Christen Moynihan from Broke-Ass Bride!  Our session, Maximizing the Benefits of An Affiliate/Manager Relationship, will be on Tuesday, January 20th at 2:00 PM!  To celebrate this, my 16th Affiliate Summit (and my 7th time as a speaker), I’m giving away 3 Free Networking Plus Passes for Affiliate Summit West 2015!

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