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23 Influencer Marketing Days Speakers and Entrepreneurs to Follow

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Being an influencer is all about knowing what you are good at and sharing it with the rest of the world. It’s not just about the marketing, branding or even the business generated from it, instead, it’s actually a combination of everything. Take myself, for example, I could be considered an influencer in the world of affiliate marketing and blogging. I may be known for that, but as a result of it, a whole new world of opportunity has come up as a result of it.

For example, next week I will be speaking at Influencer Marketing Days in New York City. It’s a two-day conference that connects some of the industry’s best influence marketers and brands with audiences from around the world while also sharing their expertise and actionable tips to help others find even more success online.

During this event, I will be speaking on the topic of “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert“, which is something I’ve not only had a lot of experience with — it’s also something I love teaching others as well. It’s never been easier to turn your expertise into a million dollar business through the use of influence marketing and the internet. Best of all, if you can attend Influencer Marketing Days, I’m going to show you how.

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Click here to register for Influencer Marketing Days

However, if you aren’t able to attend the event, don’t think that gives you an excuse not to find success!

The internet marketing industry is unlike any other… especially when it comes to the outreach and requesting help from others within it. Try asking a local restaurant or retail business in your area how to start a competing business and see what they say. You will likely get thrown right out! However… ask the same question online to an industry expert, and you have a very good chance of getting a solid reply. Go ahead… shoot me an email — I always answer!

With all of that being said, there are going to be some amazing experts, entrepreneurs, and influencers speaking at and attending Influencer Marketing Days. I highly recommend you run through each of the speaker bios below and start following them on Twitter and visiting each of their sites. I’ve even had the opportunity to interview many of these experts and share their knowledge through my podcast as well.

If you’re a reader of the blog and in the New York area, be sure to check out Influencer Marketing Days, as I’m sure it’s going to be great!

Influencer Marketing Days  – 23 Speakers You Can’t Afford to Miss

Geno Prussakov

Geno PrussakovInfluencer Marketing Days is organized and chaired by Geno Prussakov, an acclaimed digital marketing thought leader, international speaker, and educator. Through his writing, training, and speaking he directly contributed to online marketing successes of many Fortune 500 brands, and thousands of small businesses.

Prussakov authored numerous books which were translated into other languages, trained tens of thousands of Internet marketing professionals, and are also used as textbooks in many MBA programs around the world.

In 2011 for influencing “change within the industry” Rakuten named him one of Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocates, while in 2014 and 2015 Small Business Trends recognized him as one of North America’s Top 100 small business influencers. He is a regular contributor to an array of industry publications and multiple blogs, including his own (named the Best Affiliate Blog in 2010 & 2011). Geno regularly speaks at key industry events, and besides Influencer Marketing Days also runs his Affiliate Management Days conference.

 

Rachel Honoway

rachel-honowayRachel is the CEO of FMTC, a premier affiliate solution provider and the company behind the Fresh Press Media Influencer Marketplace . She is currently serving as the President of the Performance Marketing Association Board of Directors. Rachel has been in the performance marketing industry since the late 90’s helping merchants launch new programs, assisting affiliates in starting their businesses and has been a part of developing technologies that help affiliates, publishers, bloggers, merchants and advertisers optimize their interactions and maximize the return on their relationships.

 

Oliver Roup

oliver-roup As Founder and CEO of VigLink, Oliver Roup understands the power of native monetization like few others, and is passionate about powering content-driven commerce for companies like Reuters, Maxim, Women’s Health and more. Through advanced link technology, VigLink automatically enables publishers to earn revenue, at scale, directly through a publisher’s words. Prior to VigLink, Oliver served as a Director at Microsoft in charge of various media properties including XBOX Live Video Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Entertainment. In addition to holding patents covering micro-transactions, media, and metadata, he is currently a board member of the Performance Marketing Association and chair of the PMA’s Content Monetization Council. Oliver received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

Brian Littleton

brian-littletonAs the founder and CEO of ShareASale, Brian has connected thousands of merchants and affiliates alike, ensuring mutual profitability while preserving the spirit and core values of the affiliate marketing industry. Since 2000, his leadership and vision have helped shape the industry into what it is today. ShareASale celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and currently supports over 4,000 retailers on the ShareASale Network, working strategically with its clients, both on the advertising and publishing end, to maximize their individual potential. Brian is a three-time winner of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year.

 

Gary Kibel

gary-kibelGary Kibel is a partner with the law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP (www.dglaw.com). He practices in the areas of Digital Media, Advertising/Marketing and Privacy law. Gary regularly advises interactive companies, advertising agencies, media providers and other commercial entities regarding transactions for interactive advertising, behavioral advertising, social media, programmatic media buying, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, data collection and usage, and other emerging products and services. He also serves as General Counsel to the Performance Marketing Association. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the premier law firm in the U.S. representing advertising, marketing and promotions agencies, from specialized shops and ad tech companies to the largest advertising holding companies in the world. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gary was an Information Systems Analyst with Merrill Lynch.

 

Max Ciccotosto

max-ciccotostoMax is the Head of Global Growth at Lightinthebox, where he leads a group that manages 200+ marketing channels. Prior to LITB Max was the VP of Product and Growth at Lockerz, which acquired Wishpot – a leading social commerce platform – where Max was the CEO. Max held senior management positions at Microsoft. He’s an active startup advisor and he is trying to finish his first cooking book.

 

Todd Crawford

todd-crawford As a co-founder, Todd Crawford evangelizes the opportunities presented by a multi-channel approach to the performance model. Prior to Impact Radius, he served as vice president of sales and business development for Digital River’s affiliate network, oneNetworkDirect. Todd also contributed to the founding team at Commission Junction in 1998 and led its business and sales development efforts as vice president for more than seven years.

 

Apu Gupta

apu-guptaCo-founded Curalate, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gupta has a background in both startups and established ventures encompassing strategic management, marketing, sales and operations. He worked in the technology, financial services, and industrial chemicals industries, and also has exposure to the pharmaceuticals and aviation sectors. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer for MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd. and also served as its Chief Operating Officer, North India since March 2007. Mr. Gupta was responsible for leading MedPlus expansion into Northern India and also heading marketing efforts nationwide for MedPlus Health. Prior to joining MedPlus, Mr. Gupta spent seven years in a variety of strategy, sales, and marketing roles in the United States, where he focused on launching and building new products, services, and organizations in the financial services and technology sectors. Mr. Gupta also served at Arthur Andersen, American Express and WebEx Communications. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Lindsay Hittman

lindsay-hittmanLindsay Hittman is the Co-Founder and President of BrandCycle Inc., an affiliate platform that strategically connects lifecycle retailers with high-quality content and influencer partners. Lindsay has extensive background in online customer acquisition where she previously served as the Director of Digital Strategy and the Director of Product Development at Acceleration Partners working internally to develop and launch new business extensions and services. Her background and interest in retail and e-commerce was launched in product development and consultancy roles for Macy’s and Bloomingdales. Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tom Holland

tom-hollandTom Holland, MS, CSCS, CISSN is the CEO & Founder of TeamHolland LLC, a fitness-consulting company. An internationally-recognized fitness expert, Tom is an exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist. The author of numerous books and the host of best-selling fitness DVDS, Tom is also an elite endurance athlete with 23 Ironman triathlon and 70 marathon finishes around the world. Tom has worked with such companies and teams as Nautilus, Gatorade, McDonald’s, The New York Jets, Vega, Nissan, Merck, PowerBar, NordicTrack and Timex. Tom is a frequent guest on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America. FOX & CNN.

 

Karen Koslow

karen-koslowHighly accomplished i360 strategic marketer and entrepreneur with proven talent for envisioning and developing ideas into successful businesses, and building peak-performing teams to support those growing businesses. Karen’s industry impact is clearest in her 10-year tenure as Founder/CEO of Think 360, a nationally recognized integrated marketing agency highly regarded for its strategic, big-idea campaigns. Fueled by a passion for health and wellness, in 2009 Karen launched Antidote 360, a division of Think 360, offering Health & Wellness Marketing Solutions. In 2016, Karen co-founded Wellness Amplified – a multichannel influencer marketing company focused on health & wellness vertical.

 

Kamiu Lee

kamiu-leeKamiu Lee is VP of Business Development & Finance at Bloglovin’, a cross-platform content discovery platform that aggregates users’ favorite fashion and lifestyle blogs into a single beautiful feed. Bloglovin’ also partners with hundreds of brands through Activate by Bloglovin’– the world’s leading influencer marketing platform, with access to 1M+ registered influencers. At Bloglovin’, Kamiu is responsible for business development, finance and overall P&L management, as well as new strategic initiatives. Prior to Bloglovin’, Kamiu worked in Business Development roles at Rent the Runway and Refinery29, as well as in early-stage investments at Gotham Ventures. Kamiu started her career as an investment banker at HSBC Securities, based in New York, London and Sao Paulo, where she focused on M&A and equity fundraising for consumer and media clients. Kamiu holds a B.S. in Finance & Accounting from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

 

Jessica Levinson

jessica-levinsonJessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a New York-based nutrition communications and consulting business with a focus on culinary nutrition. Jessica specializes in recipe development, writing, and social and traditional media relations. She is the co-author of We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities (Barron’s, 2011), the Culinary Corner columnist for Today’s Dietitian Magazine, and maintains the popular Nutritioulicious blog. In addition to her professional work, Jessica enjoys all things related to food and wine and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

 

Stephanie Robbins

Professional HeadshotStephanie Robbins connects brands to niche online influencers to incrementally grow revenue. She brings over 20 years of online marketing experience to the table, including leading the interactive division for a nationally acclaimed digital agency. Stephanie is known for representing a select few brands that she can authentically promote, treating each brand like it is her own. She has spent the past 8 years developing relationships with over a thousand influencers and is passionate about helping them create a flexible lifestyle through influencer marketing. A known subject matter expert, Stephanie has been interviewed on NBC Business Talk Radio and published in Feedfront Magazine.

 

Barbara Rozgonyi

barbara-rozgonyiBarbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a Midwest-based WIRED branding and social selling consultancy that positions its clients as highly visible, attractive, and influential leaders online. The company’s client list covers a wide range of industries from Fortune 500 to startups. An influential digital marketing expert and author, Barbara began blogging at http://wiredPRworks.com in 2006. She co-founded Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter in 2008 and was selected by Nokia as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin in 2013. Named one of the top 50 content marketing influencers on Twitter, Barbara’s digital brand is @wiredPRworks. An international speaker in the meetings and event industry, Barbara is Meeting Professionals International member and a National Speakers Association professional member.

 

Greg Shepard

greg-shepwardAs Chief Strategy Officer, Greg Shepard charts the company’s trajectory for future product and service offerings. Greg originally founded the global affiliate marketing agency, Affiliate Traction, in 1999, which was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January, 2016, and named Pepperjam the following April. Greg also founded the brand compliance agency AdAssured, which was officially acquired by Pepperjam in July of 2016. Greg has been a prominent speaker, author, and contributor at international industry events and media publications for more than a decade.

 

Laura Smous

Laura is the Head of Product Marketing at TapInfluence. Laura blends extensive agency and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) experience, along with a love for the art of marketing and passion for data, to help brand and agency customers generate measurable ROI, with influencer marketing. She is a versatile marketing leader and accomplished writer, with nearly twenty years of experience.

 

Latham Thomas

latham-thomasLatham Thomas, aka Glow Maven is a celebrity wellness/ lifestyle maven and birth doula- transforming not only how women give birth to their babies, but how they give rise to the best version of themselves. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100- a enlightened group of leaders elevating humanity with their work- Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to empowerment. She is the founder of Mama Glow (MamaGlow.com) a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website offering inspiration, education, and holistic services for expectant and new mamas. A graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham formally served on the advisory board of Yahoo! Health and currently she serves on the TUFTS University Nutrition Council. Latham is best-selling author of “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy,” a go-to wellness guide for expecting mothers endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr Mark Hyman, Christy Turlington Burns & more.

 

Chris Tradgett

chris-tradgettChris Tradgett has been 14+ years in the affiliate industry, initially as one of the early team at Buy.at affiliate network, then client side – and the last 4 years growing the Publisher Discovery platform. Currently providing affiliate network intelligence to leading affiliate networks, OPMs, agencies and merchants globally to power affiliate recruitment strategies.

 

Martin Weinberg

martin-weinbergMartin Weinberg leads the US marketing team at SEMrush which is driven to help marketers succeed through advanced competitive intelligence. Prior to SEMrush, he helped many organizations develop creative digital strategies to reach their audience and inspire action. Martin consulted to brands such as Comcast, Ricoh, Campbell’s, uPenn and Reed Business Information, where he created the largest B2B email marketing program in the world at the time. As an industry speaker, Martin enjoys contributing new ideas and insights about digital strategy, online marketing, and social media at conferences, universities, and corporate events, such as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX and more.

 

Adam Weiss

adam-weissAdam Weiss is the General Manager for Rakuten Affiliate Network (formerly LinkShare), and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and technology roadmap of the global affiliate business. He also focuses on new business development, partnership optimization and Publisher account management. Adam has held multiple roles within Rakuten Affiliate Network, having joined the company in 2003. Prior to that time, he held publisher-facing positions at About.com and 24/7 Media.

 

Jessica Woodbury

jessica-woodburyJessica began blogging 15 years ago and has been writing at her personal blog, Don’t Mind the Mess, for over 8 years. She is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared on The Toast, Book Riot, and The Huffington Post. She worked on Wayfair.com’s SEO team and built their innovative Homemaker Blogger Program. She is currently a Business Development Manager at CJ Affiliate, where she is the key strategist on CJ’s Content team and helps influencers and brands connect through the affiliate channel.

 

See you at Influencer Marketing Days!

Did you only count 22 names on the list about? Don’t forget about me! — Be sure to follow everyone on the list above, and don’t forget to connect with me at Influencer Marketing Days and to attend my “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert” session on Tuesday 11/15 at 3:00 PM.

Also stay active with allInfluencer Marketing Days trending events and social updates by following #InfluencerDays on Twitter and Facebook.

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How Attrace is Changing Affiliate Marketing with Blockchain Technology

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Every once in awhile something new hits the industry and it grabs the attention of audiences around the world. In the business of affiliate marketing we all know the importance of technology and crunching the numbers as much as possible to make a profit —  however, the core foundation, basic principles, and how affiliate networks are tracking leads and paying out commissions to affiliates haven’t changed much over the years.

Sure, there are faster payments, more offers, and better tracking technology, but doesn’t it seem like we should be more advanced and have more control over such analytics and data? With so much emphasis on blockchain technology and everyone talking about Bitcoin as being the future of personal and business finance, I think the next question is how blockchain will disrupt the affiliate marketing industry.

That is exactly what Attrace, a decentralized affiliate marketing network, wants to do with their brand new and blockchain technology-driven platform. Today we are going to look at not only how blockchain technology can disrupt the affiliate marketing industry, save merchants money, and also help affiliate marketers earn more than ever before.

The Time for Blockchain Technology is Now

As mentioned earlier, if you’ve heard of the phrase blockchain, you’ve likely heard it associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The reason why blockchain is so popular and gaining so much attention, is because it’s changing the way data is transferred among users, makes only payments and transactions after, and also integrates the power of a decentralized internet in the process.

With so many companies using blockchain to protect their data, make transactions safer, and also keep all sides of the party safe and secure,  it seems like a perfect fit for affiliate marketing as well.

This is where Attrace comes into play.

Attrace Affiliate Network and Features

With so many opportunities in the world of affiliate marketing, every once in awhile you will come across a new network or tracking platform that takes advantage of the technology around it, and makes a solution that’s better for everyone. Today we can look at a trace and see that they are building a platform with the future in mind, while also catering to the affiliate and advertiser alike.

When you look at the impact of affiliate marketing around the world and see that billions of dollars are generated every year, it’s also important to realize there are hundreds of millions of dollars being paid to affiliate networks in transaction fees. With these basic concepts and financial figures in mind, it would make perfect sense for someone to develop a decentralized platform with minimum transaction costs to the advertisers, and making the withdrawal and payment process to affiliates more seamless.

That is exactly what Attrace has focused their efforts on creating, which we can see through the short explainer video below.

For anyone that has ever signed up to an affiliate network as an advertiser or merchant, you know there are several costs involved —  such as the initial setup fee, integration, program management and of course the ongoing transaction costs. If you are paying out several thousands of dollars to your affiliates, you will likely be paying thousands and transaction fees as well.

It’s not just on the merchant or advertiser side that you will find new improvements, features, and benefits, Attrace has built their network with the affiliate marketer in mind as well. As more people continue to use mobile devices and different types of browsers and ways to access the internet, it’s always a question of how well your leads and sales are actually being tracked. Just the smallest percentage of leads getting lost or scraped can be the difference between a successful campaign, or a failed one.

All of these elements and focus points are a top priority for Attrace, while also focusing on the following areas:

  • Very low fees
    Affiliate Networks charge 10-25% commission. Attrace reduces this to ~0.5%.
  • Faster Real Value payments
    Instant commission payout instead of waiting for weeks if not months, based on very precise definitions and dynamic scaling.
  • Fraud detection
    Smart contracts attached to every click/referral cannot be manipulated resulting in all statistics being the absolute truth.
  • No more tracking problems
    Every individual click/referral will have a unique ID, resulting in the fully reliable tracking of the Publishers’ performance.
  • Direct connection between Publishers and Merchants
    The Attrace platform enables direct communication between Publishers and Merchants via the advanced messaging board.
  • No Merchant restrictions
    Long Tail and Emerging Markets acceptance will be based on reputation, not at the discretion of Affiliate Network.

With so many features and benefits in place, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the floodgates open for advertisers and affiliates to join a new platform like Attrace. At the same time, with so many elements in play and the technicalities of the blockchain, this will likely be a transition and work in progress for months and years to come. You can actually see how all of this will come together through the timeline created by Attrace, while also seeing their projections and goals over the next year.

How to Get Started with Attrace Affiliate Network

There are two ways to get started with Attrace affiliate network —  the first is to sign up through their telegram group or to take part in their upcoming ICO token sale — which is also featured on their main page.

No matter which of the methods you decide to go after, it will be quite interesting to see how blockchain technology continues to change the way we all use the internet and especially in the world of affiliate marketing.

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GDPR Rules, Fines and Compliance – What You Need to Know

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As most business people know, taking care of sensitive and personal data of customers is of the utmost importance. Failing to do this could see you getting on the wrong side of your customers and the wrong side of the law – and the penalties can be severe. In the past, the Data Protection Act has provided regulations and guidelines to help businesses to implement data protection policies. However, this is now changing with the introduction of the GDPR.

How will this affect your current business and email marketing efforts?

The biggest question is always what needs to be done next to make sure you are compliant. iContact answers this easy enough with the following statement from the site:

The good news is, if you are already following email marketing best practices and asking your subscribers for permission to join your email lists via a subscription form on your website or requiring the subscriber to tick a box on your ecommerce site (and you can prove this ), you are well on your way to GDPR compliance.

Just like CAN-SPAM came out several years ago, and caused a big fuss, GDPR will likely do the same but everyone (and all of the major solution providers) will make compliance process quite simple and direct.

In order to ensure you do not end up being penalized as a result of failing to implement these new regulations properly, it is important to keep up with the latest developments. Businesses that do not follow these new regulations, which are due to come into play within a matter of weeks, could find themselves facing serious consequences. These regulations are all linked to how data is handled by businesses and it is important for all businesses, large and small, to get to grips with them.

Just like any new laws and regulations that are about to go into place, they have some hefty fines lined up for anyone looking to be made an example of. Imperva has a nice write-up and infographic on the new laws, and their associated fines as well. As you will see from the infographic below, the fines associated with the GDPR are quite high… with maximum fines hitting the $22 million range! In short, prepare your business now, or pay the price later on!

Fortunately, the government has already put a lot of information online about the GDPR, so those with lack of understanding can make sure they do their research to find out what needs to be done. Furthermore, specialist experts from specific industries are being taken on so that businesses can turn to someone with expertise in their specific industry in order to ensure they are following the new regulations to the letter.

One thing to remember is that your business does not have to be located within the EU in order to be tied to these regulations. The regulations also apply to businesses that are not in the EU but that sell products and services to others that are in the EU. Therefore, make sure you do not ignore these regulations just because of the location of your business, as you may find that they also apply to you because of the location of your customers.

How to Prepare for the GDPR Going Live on May 25th, 2018

As fun as it is to read up on all of these new laws and legal jargon, it’s much more exciting to watch a short video that breaks it all down. Not only will you learn more about what GDPR is, but you will also discover eleven things you need to make sure you have in place before May 25th hits and the law goes into effect.

An even better and more detailed resource on how to keep your business safe and compliant is this Forbes article on how the GDPR will affect advertising and e-commerce. With nearly all websites, blogs, and online businesses collecting emails, data, or placing cookies on their visitor’s computers, this is something we all need to be aware of.

How to Stay Up to Date with the Latest GDPR News

Since the new regulations are only just coming in, there may be some teething problems to begin with. This means that there is a chance there could be some changes and adaptations to begin with. In order to ensure you continue to implement the regulations properly, you should keep on top of any chances and developments. You can also hire the services of experts to help you get to grips with the GDPR as well as to help keep you informed as and when any changes are made.

With the introduction of the new regulations, all countries within the EU can benefit from the same data protection laws, which can help to make things much fairer and far easier to understand. Having different sets of rules from one EU country to another could be confusing and frustrating for both customers and businesses. Experts believe that these new regulations will help make things far easier to manage and understand as well as ensuring fairness across all EU countries.

However… only time will tell, and it will be interesting to see how the next few months play out after GDPR goes into affect.

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Affiliate Marketing in Asia – $1 Trillion Up for Grabs

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Affiliate marketing has completely changed the way advertising and business are done on the internet today. What started out as a simple referral-based monetization platform from Amazon, and then soon adopted by Google, quickly spread throughout the industry and is now used by millions of businesses and brands around the internet today. At the same time, affiliate marketing first got its start in the United States, but soon found itself making its way around the world over the years.

One of the most common things United States-based affiliate marketers and brands neglect to focus on is the power of affiliate marketing and targeting towards other countries around the world. Just because you are living in a specific country or region, it doesn’t mean that you should be focusing all of your advertising and online marketing efforts there. This is especially true when you factor in the amazing demographic and geographic targeting options available online today. At the same time, language and translation barriers are really no excuse as well — there are plenty of low-cost services out there that this can be outsourced to.

Affiliate marketing in the U.S. is expected to be worth $6.8 billion over the next five years; in the UK alone it is already worth $1.6 billion. With these two markets already in demand and quite saturated, it might be best to start focusing your efforts on Asia. It was also pointed out that “Asia’s e-commerce spending hit US$1 trillion in 2016 alone”. (source)

With all of this in mind, today we are going to take a look at affiliate marketing in Asia, and why it simply can’t be ignored. Special thanks to Leadbit, an industry leading direct advertiser and affiliate network, for providing the infographic visuals and stats on each of these breakdowns.

Affiliate Marketing in India

Of all the countries and regions in the world today, India is growing at one of the fastest rates — both with people and their technology. More people are getting online than ever before, and with a population of more than 1.3 billion, this market is huge enough for any business or affiliate marketer to see huge results from. At the same time, of those 1.3 billion, less than half of them have access to the internet (whether it be through the internet or mobile devices).

When it comes to internet usage, most Indians are spending their time watching online video and using social networking platforms — both of which offer amazing demographic targeting and advertising options. It’s also important to consider your language usage and targeting as well. While English is one of the main languages in India, it’s just one of many.

As for promoting offers in India, this is something that many affiliate marketers and brands might struggle with, as traffic to individuals with India is usually pretty cheap, but the conversion rate on any type of credit card or payment offer is usually low. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find success. Evergreen offers like weight loss, health supplements, and anything else that everyday people need on a daily basis is well worth a test in this region.

Affiliate Marketing in Thailand

While India is one of the largest world markets that many brands and affiliate marketers are taking advantage of right now, Thailand is also making its way onto the radar. With a population of around 70 million, and more than half having access to the internet, this demographic is quickly getting online and looking to take advantage of what the internet has to offer.

Just like with promoting offers in India, it will be tough to find winners, but again… traffic costs are also at a fraction of what you would expect to pay to target countries like the United States, Germany, New Zealand and others.

Internet usage in Thailand is mainly focused on search engines, social networks and shopping online. Thailand residents who have access to the internet, are getting online nearly every day.

Affiliate Marketing in Vietnam

The common theme that we are seeing with affiliate marketing across Asia, is that the traffic sources are cheap, and the monetization and affiliate offers are slim. The benefit here is that the competition is low, but if you can master the art of finding success with one offer in an Asian country, you can likely replicate it with others as well.

Next, on the list, we have Vietnam. With a population of almost 100 million people and nearly half of them being online, this market is just waiting to earn affiliate marketers millions of dollars. Like many other countries on this list, social media and search engines are the best ways to reach such audiences.

When it comes to social media in Vietnam, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google+ Lead the way — which is quite different from what you might be used to seeing in US and English-based markets.

Affiliate Marketing in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most well-known and recognized names in the world, yet they only have a population of around 6 million people, which more than half of them already being online. With an average daily internet usage of seven hours, most users are spending their time in the search results, social networks and watching online videos.

One of the key takeaways to remember about targeting an audience in Singapore, is that 91% of the people in the country are accessing the internet daily. Even though there are less than 10 million people in the country, almost all of them are accessible online.

Affiliate Marketing in Indonesia

As we move away from the small population of Singapore, we jump over the massive population of Indonesia, which is around 262 million. With more than half of the country already having access to the internet, it’s yet another country on our list that will offer an amazing opportunity with demographic and geographic targeting, while also offering low-cost traffic in the process.

Something to consider when marketing to Indonesia, is that Islam is the main religion of the country. Considerations here shouldn’t be just on the language and religion factors, but also what type of offers might better apply to them as well.

Like many other countries, Indonesia is very social media hungry — with more than 106 million people accessing social networks regularly. With Facebook being the number one social platform of choice, it also paves the way for great demographic advertising through the Facebook Ads platform.

Affiliate Marketing in Taiwan

Taiwan is another big name in Asia, and there are currently has more than 23 million people living in the country. What makes this country stand out from others in it’s surrounding areas, is that there is a heavy demand for Facebook, and a great majority of people in the country already have access to the internet.

With more than seven hours of internet browsing taking place daily, most of this time is spent on search engines and social media, while some shopping and emailing, of course, takes place as well.

Affiliate Marketing in Hong Kong

Another well-known name, yet small in population, is Hong Kong. With nearly all of their population already having access to the internet, if you can find a profitable way to market to this audience, you could find some big success.

More than 97% of residents within the country are accessing the internet daily, mostly to use search engines and social networks — while also spending 6 hours a day online in the process. The one demographic stat to point out here is that 38% of the population falls into the 25-34 age range, which is perfect for selling products, services and offers to. However, it’s simply a matter of finding the right offer to promote and squeezing enough profit out in the process.

Affiliate Marketing in China

Last but not least… we have the massive population of China, which currently sits at 1.4 billion. With so many different factors at play, China can be one of the most profitable, yet frustrating, markets to master. Not only will affiliates and brands have to master the art of language and translation, they will also need to cater to a whole new world of regulation, censorship, and limitations that Chinese users have to deal with on a daily basis.

Of all the countries mentioned in our list, China has a steady structure of what users are doing when they get online — which consists of mostly shopping online, checking the weather, communicating through social media and downloading photos online. Something interesting you will also notice is that none of the major social networks are in play here either. (as they are mostly all blocked)

China is a massive multi-billion dollar market, but also one of the most confusing to master. There is also a lot of focus on how affiliate marketing is bringing new brands and businesses into the Chinese market right now as well. Since this method has worked so well in other countries, there is no reason why we shouldn’t continue to see the same success as more brands make their way into China.

How to Find the Best Affiliate Offers to Promote in Asia

While we tried to cover the many different ways affiliate marketing can play a role in Asia, it’s actually more about how to best understand, target, and monetize the audiences around you. With so many traffic sources and demographic targeting options available today, it’s quite easy to run an ad campaign to any of the countries listed below, and also doing a quick split test.

The other factor in play here is to find an affiliate network that provides access to offers for each of these countries. When doing so, be sure to keep an eye out for different ad copy, creatives, and landing pages that are already pre-built to the specifications of each country (ie: in their own language and style).

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, special thanks to Leadbit for the visuals and stats to make this post possible. Affiliate marketing is changing all of the time, and if you want to stay ahead of the curve, you need to start expanding your campaigns to new areas of the world.

Leadbit currently has affiliate offers for all of the countries listed above. Be sure to check out their ad network and explore your options with affiliate marketing in Asia today.

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