Author Archive | Bryan Shearer

From Behind the Screen to Face-to-Face with Executives

Many people in affiliate marketing are starting to evolve into different career paths with their affiliate marketing backgrounds. Some start their own networks. Others take a job in advertising or sales. Then there are those who are trying their hand at starting their own marketing firm by targeting local businesses with web design, SEO and […]

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Local Lead Gen 101

I love the area that I live in. It is rural, way off the beaten path and as safe as you could ask for. I also love the businesses that are in my area. They are mostly comprised of hard-working people who provide some type of service to the community. Tech firms are non-existent (well, […]

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How to Set Goals for Your Employees and Yourself

If you are a boss or a manager and you have ambitious and great plans to accelerate the overall development and progress of your company or team, the first thing you would logically do is to make sure your employees are on the same sentiment as you are. The company would not move forward and […]

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Getting Hired as a Freelancer

These are not some baseless tips from someone who works as a freelancer. This post is about how to actually impress a hiring agent from someone who hires freelancers all the time. I have spent now at least six figures on different freelancers in my career, from small $10 projects to ones where I paid […]

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Benefits of an Affiliate Network

Affiliate networks are huge in the affiliate marketing space, as they serve as a broker, negotiator and ultimately collector for the money that you earn. Any person who has been successful in the affiliate marketing industry has probably started with an affiliate network before moving on to other avenues. But when you look at what […]

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Huge List of PPC Platforms!

For those of you who are looking for more and more traffic sources to run some traffic on, here are all the ones that I know of that offer pay-per-click (PPC) models. For those not 100% sure how PPC Works, please read an earlier post on it. Google Adwords – The strongest of all PPC […]

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Few Tips When Approaching Small Businesses

The other day, on the best affiliate marketing forum, Wickedfire.com, I was commenting in a thread that was talking about appraoching some local small businesses. If you have read my blog at all in the last year, you know that I have been working in that area pretty heavily and have gained some good knowledge […]

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What does AOR Mean?

In terms of marketing and advertising, AOR means agency of record. Agency of record means one company hired another company, usually in the marketing/advertising industry, to handle the marketing and promotion of an advertising campaign of some sort. It can vary from company to company, depending on the service being rendered, but mostly, it is […]

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