It’s about 47 days to Shawn Collins and Missy Ward’s Affiliate Summit West in Vegas, and if you’re headed there, drop a note in the comments and I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for you.
I added a note to my Facebook profile to add a countdown alert (via the Top Countdowns application).
So some of the choices available:
I picked the 2nd from the bottom cos it looked kinda “slot machine-ish”. [You'd have to pay a hefty sum to see the cupcakes on my profile..........]
After I added it, I was thinking about unconventional uses, specifically guerilla tactics for Facebook applications for affiliate marketers…
If we get a chance to talk at Affiliate Summit West next month in Vegas, you’ll discover that I do niche and product research very differently from other affiliates – whether SEO, blackhat or PPC affiliates.
I believe a lot of it has to do with my background in journalism…
During the dotcom era in early 2000, the startups which were on the verge of crashing-and-burning didn’t have much incentive to give you an exclusive interview, or give out any clues as to what was happening.
So I’ve developed an intuitive demographic/psychographic behavioral-based system to my research process and marketing campaigns…
So looking at the Facebook Top Countdowns application, think about it for a moment, what events are people likely to bookmark? Important ones? Significant events?
Think people will be motivated to pull a “sickie” to be able to catch a major sports event (the Olympics, the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer), launch of a new book or movie (like the Harry Potter novel or movie, or Star Wars), or new product (like the next Nintendo WII or incarnation of the Apple iPhone or iPod)?
If anything, events like Valentine’s Day, the start of the new season of popular TV shows like Prison Break, Lost and American Idol Season 7 have all been flagged for you.
Smart affiliate marketers merely need to match these events with an appropriate affiliate or CPA offer and count the sales come in.
Failing which, you could always celebrate Chuck Norris’ birthday on March 10th…