Hegemony (from Wikipedia): is a concept that has been used to describe and explain the dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
One of the best aspects of having a regular podcast like the Friday Podcast is being able to tap the brains and get ideas and inspiration for some of the brightest lights in blogging, affiliate marketing, PPC and search engine optimization.
And the inertia of business and projects has kept my intended blogroll update moving forward for a couple of months (yes, months).
If you’re headed to the Affiliate Summit next month, do drop a note in the comments below and be sure to say “hi” especially if we meet up at one of the parties or at the booths.
Here’re some of my old friends and new friends I’ve made in the last year (and recently added to the blogroll).
Miles Baker: A work-at-home dad who’s tried just about everything on the internet, Miles is a successful affiliate who’s built a healthy number of profitable sites. He’s one of the panelists at the affiliate panel on the first day of the Affiliate Summit.
NickyCakes: Nick calls himself a “reformed blackhat” whose main focus is on pay per click-based affiliate marketing. He’s posted a number of innovative affiliate strategies on his blog (in between pointing out perceived pretentiousness among certain affiliates). Nick will also be one of the panelists on the affiliate panel at 1230pm on the first day of the summit.
Geordie Carswell: Geordie’s the 3rd and final member of the affiliate panel. Though he doesn’t actively blog, he’s focused on building his new outfit, Diversion Marketing. Although he’s quite accomplished at PPC, he’s since started work on a couple of different projects and I might have him on a future episode of the Friday Podcast.
In the meantime, you can check out his previous appearance on the Friday Podcast where he talked about affiliate success strategies.
Have you heard the one about Affiliate Summit co-founder Shawn Collins walking with a mock limp along the hallways of the Rio, only to have a sympathetic hotel employee offer a Segway. Shawn gets onto said Segway and rides off into the sunset…Or does he?
Uncensored and via “fake live satellite” (to quote some Jim Kukral Daily Flip parlance, we present spy video and spy pics from the hallways of the Rio.
Note: Please note that these acts are performed by pure amateurs who did not undergo any professional training. Please do not try this at home, or anywhere near beloved household pets…
The Shawn Collins video montage with obligatory pounding bass dance track back:
More photos and videos…
Revving up the Segway’s gyroscope while celebrity pit engineer (more…)
Starting this week, I’m kicking off a series of answers to readers questions which will appear every Monday (hence…the “Monday Question”).
Here’s this weeks question: “I’m a new Internet Marketer, which Internet Marketing product do you suggest I start promoting as an affiliate”
My answer: You should pick the area in which you have the greatest affinity.
Note that the most successful Internet Marketers will brand themself in a specific manner, with one identity, for example, you might have:
Joel “AdSense” Comm
Mike “Viral Marketing” Filsaime
Chris “Super Affiliate” McNeeley
John Carlton “The Marketing Rebel”
Michel Fortin “The Copywriting Doctor”
Darren “ProBlogger” Rowse
Gary Ambrose “Viral Listbuilder”
You hardly come across someone who brands themself as a adsense/PPC/eBay/super affiliate/seo/product creator for a reason. You lose credibility because most will not believe you can master so many specializations just a couple of months into the industry.