Affiliate Summit | Unskippable - Marketing Keynote Speaker - Jim Kukral - Part 6

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Pay Per Click (PPC) Marketing Tutorial

Jon from Wickedfire let’s loose with a very nice summary of how to make money as an affiliate using pay per click marketing, from start to finish.

It’s a great read, and makes a lot of sense, especially for those who might be confused as to how to do this kind of thing. Frankly, you don’t need to read an entire ebook to learn this stuff, which is why I’m linking to this post.

And I especially like and appreciate the last paragraph. :)

So there you have it. A blog post of value, quality and meaning. Will it make you millions? I doubt it. But be realistic, you need to try things out and learn them for yourself before you can pass judgement on it or decide it’s “too hard”, because this is not hard at all. This is easy shit compared to any job offline that you may have had to do for a paycheck. So quit sitting on your ass and reading this, and go out and do something about it! The rest is up to you boys and girls, so go make me proud and try it!

True. Jon, I don’t think we ever met, but I sent you my Skype contact information. Would love to meet at an event someday.

I Got My ‘Affiliate Thing’ On Today

shawn_lisa.jpgMake sure to head on over to listen to the latest ‘Affiliate Thing’ radio show where I was a guest today. Shawn Collins of Affiliate Summit and Lisa Picarelle, editor-in-chief of Revenue Today magazine interviewed me about the current state of happiness that has perpetuated the industry ranks these days.

From Shawn’s blog…

We chatted about Jim’s new project, Affiliate Marketing Friends, and the overall boom of creativity and friendliness that has perpetuated in the affiliate industry over the last few months.

We tried to come up with an explanation for the recent Kumbaya in affiliate marketing. Is this all due to more interaction at conferences, tools of Web 2.0, marginalization of the Chicken Little pundits, all of the above, or something else?

Whatever the reason, it’s good to see the collective industry turning on, tuning in, and dropping the attitudes for the collective good.

I was also subject to some word association, of which I failed miserably at. Lisa said the word “blogging”, and I completely blanked. I dunno, I think when you think about something so much, so often like I have with blogging over the past 5 years, it’s kinda hard to come up with one word for it. That’s my story at least. Maybe I just got stumped.

We also briefly chatted about my newest affiliate site and project at

Thanks for having me on the show. If you’re interested in affiliate marketing at all, you need to listen to this weekly show.

Become An Affiliate Marketing Friend!

Do you love affiliate marketing? I sure do. I’ve been working knee-deep in the trenches of it since 2000 or so, as an affiliate, a merchant and from the agency side of things. Affiliate marketing has been good to me.

There are many positive things happening in the world of Affiliate marketing these days. Bumpzee from Scott Jangro has literally exploded the discussion. The Affiliate Summit event has blown away everyone with its growth and amazing success. And of course you have long-standing web communities like who continue to champion our industry through its valued members.

Those are just a tiny few examples, there are many more.

So I thought to myself, our industry seems to be in a bit of a happy period. By that I mean, we all seem to be getting along and sharing and growing and well, just being friends. So I kept thinking, how can I further that friendship?


Affiliate Marketing Friends

From the site

I built Affiliate Marketing Friends because there are some amazing people in this business and I thought it would be a great way to get a bunch of them together to have some fun, and to raise some money for charity at the same time!

Every ounce of money that this website generates will go directly to a charity. I’m not sure which one yet, I’ll update this page when I figure it out.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see your face staring back at me soon. If you love affiliate marketing, you need to join!

So there you have it! Let’s have some fun.

Update: I’ve decided that the money should go to an organization in my hometown that is doing some AMAZING things. This page should say it all. These are amazing people who have been through a parent’s worst nightmare, and now they use what they’ve learned to help others.

My Best Blogger Award From The Affiliate Summit

This is my blog, so I can be self-promotional, right? That’s still allowed here right? :) Ok, good.

A few weeks ago I happened to win an award for “Best Blogger” from the Affiliate Summit event. You will notice the winning badge for it on the right of this blog. I also just got the actual award photo taken by my studio-mate and local Cleveland photographer Hal Stata.

Best Blogger Affiliate Summit Award Jim Kukral

It’s a very nice award, and I’m grateful for it. Having been blogging since 2001, it’s good to feel appreciated. :)

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