May 2008

BIG breaking news. Overstock just filed a complaint with the New York Supreme Court to issue an injunction and to declare the law unconstitutional.” We really needed another major retailer to challenge this law as Amazon did. We are coordinating a New York Tax panel discussion for next weeks radio show.

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The special guest on Thursday’s Affiliate Marketing Insider radio show will be Rebecca Madigan. Rebecca was formerly director of product management at CJ and was recently hired by Anik Singal of Affiliate Classroom to do discovery and research on forming an affiliate marketing association. Host Linda Woods and Rebecca will…

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New Free Affiliate Marketing Magazine

Been meaning to blog this but have been tied up on all the New York Affiliate Tax news and doing behind the scenes work on the issue. Anyway its always nice to have hard copy industry mags to read when you are stuck at the Doctor’s office or just want to do some offline reading.

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Carefully read examples 5 and 6 in the law… there is a possibility that simply placing a link on a website (with no further solicitation which includes email) is an activity that would not qualify.

This law is horribly written and confusing from my perspective… but merchants should carefully consider their options with their legal counsels to see if they either qualify (under examples 2/3 etc…) or are exempt as in example 6

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: 5/31 Overstock Files Suit Against New York! Complete Coverage of the New York Affiliate Tax Issues Here Yesterday Overstock released a press release regarding their reason for dropping 3,400 affiliates over the New York, affiliate-driven sales tax issue. Check out the Overstock Press Release headline! Overstock.com Says ‘Yes’…

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CPA Success Tips from Experts and Affiliate Managers

Whether you’re an aspiring super affiliate, a top earner, or a part-time affiliate looking to make a little extra each month, this free info will help you learn to earn more. Tip 1 – CPA networks will turn you down in a minute if you’re doing even one of these things…

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Creative Article Marketing for Affiliate Retail Product Sales

I’m not big on article marketing. I know a lot of affiliates that do it, just too many ebookers for me. Great blog about article marketing for retail products that I thought would be really helpful to affiliates. The key is to NOT sound like you are selling a product but to write interesting, informational, educational copy that publishers will accept and consumers are going to want to read.

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