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SUCCESS
July 25, 2017 By Simon Slade
One of the best ways to protect a new business from failure is to know exactly what might cause failure and defend your business against it.

 

Prisync Blog
February 21, 2017 By Simon Slade
Dropshipping can be a very efficient strategy for online retailers, but there are also complications to consider when setting up a dropshipping arrangement for your business. Weigh these pros and cons to decide whether this model is for you.
StartupNation
February 7, 2017 By Simon Slade
Here’s how business owners and CEOs can set perfectly balanced goals that will propel their company into success.
CMS Wire
January 26, 2017 By Simon Slade
Often, content creators have trouble identifying whether their content serves their audiences or if they’ve gone off on an irrelevant, self-serving tangent. Answering these questions will help you find out if your content works and what to do if it doesn’t.
Smart Business
January 19, 2017 By Simon Slade
A poorly executed content marketing strategy is actually worse than none at all. Here are five ways to immediately improve your content marketing strategy.
The Baltimore Sun
January 16, 2017
“By allowing employees to work remotely, you can hire the best of the best while not limiting yourself by geographical restrictions,” says Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama.
The Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2017
“By allowing employees to work remotely, you can hire the best of the best while not limiting yourself by geographical restrictions,” says Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama.
The Irish Times
January 11, 2017
Simon Slade, chief executive of Doubledot Media, also predicts the demise of private work spaces in favour of more open-plan systems.“Cubicles are becoming a thing of the past, if they haven’t already.”
Fit Small Business
January 11, 2017
According to Simon Slade of SaleHoo, cubicles are becoming a thing of the past. “These isolating boxes are being replaced by open work spaces that invite collaboration and the flexibility for an employee to work from home when they need privacy and quiet.”
Businessing Magazine
December 27, 2016 By Simon Slade
It’s important that business owners recognize the hiring process for remote workers is entirely different from that of in-office employees. By becoming a more discerning employer, you will have a more successful remote staff and the company will thrive as a result.
StartupNation
December 23, 2016 By Simon Slade
When hiring remotely, you broaden your talent pool in a way that can be hugely beneficial for your company, but you are also required to be much more selective and careful in the hiring process.
SUCCESS
December 22, 2016 By Simon Slade
You should constantly strive to achieve thought leadership because of the many benefits. Here are five steps to take in your pursuit of influence.
StartupSmart
December 22, 2016 By Simon Slade
Here are four less talked-about, but equally important, skills that all business owners should cultivate.
ERA Blog
December 12, 2016 By Simon Slade
Customer service takes on a whole new meaning — and a whole new importance — when it comes to online storefronts. Here are the must-haves for providing excellent customer service to your eCommerce customers.
Businessing Magazine
December 7, 2016 By Simon Slade
Staff satisfaction is an integral part of any business’s success because there is a direct correlation between happy employees and happy customers. Here are some creative ways to increase staff satisfaction at your company.
Richtopia
October 3, 2016 By Simon Slade
Higher productivity means you can get more accomplished in the time that you have and also have more time to spend doing the things that you love. If that sounds good, here are some of my recommendations.
CMS Wire
September 19, 2016 By Simon Slade
Nothing telegraphs how much you trust your employees than the freedom to set their own hours. And that's exactly what I do in my own company.
Recruiter.com
September 15, 2016 By Simon Slade
There are a few qualities and behaviors that are major sellers for me and many other business owners. Read on to find out what would make me – and probably most other CEOs – hire you.
StartupNation
AugUST 24, 2016 By Simon Slade
Just a few tips and tools can make your keyword research process more effective and ensure you get the best return on your investment.
Small Businesses Do It Better
August 10, 2016 By Simon Slade
Sometimes, the easiest part of email marketing is getting the subscribers on your list. But what happens next?
MediaLeaders
August 4, 2016 By Simon Slade
The ultimate purpose of your website is to make you money, and that means you have to turn your visitors into paying customers. You can do it with these 6 tips.
StartupNation
July 29, 2016 By Simon Slade
You want your website to have good rankings and authority, and the way to get it is by creating backlinks. These three tips for link building will help you get the best backlinks for your site while staying on Google’s good side.
Website Magazine
July 28, 2016 By Simon Slade
These eight tips will help your website appear professional, inside and out.
Businessing Magazine
July 20, 2016 By Simon Slade
These tools can help you simplify and organize your internet marketing strategies, so use the resources available to you to improve your campaigns and get better results..
Home Business Magazine
June 25, 2016 By Simon Slade
There is nothing worse than knowing you have to create content to be successful, but having zero inspiration. These tips will help you avoid that by stimulating new ideas for your online content and offering some alternative solutions to the content creation grind.
Home Business Magazine
June 3, 2016 By Simon Slade
It’s hard to come up with consistently great ideas and see them through. One thing that makes it much easier? A content marketing strategy.
Startup Nation
May 31, 2016 By Simon Slade
Looking to tap into the video marketing realm, but not sure where to start? This guide is for you.
CMSWire
May 26, 2016 By Simon Slade
The process of finding, hiring and training an independent contractor can seem daunting, but it can also be hugely rewarding. Follow these 6 steps to make sure you get it right the first time.
Camcode Blog
May 25, 2016 By Simon Slade
“One of the best and most effective ways to lower inventory costs is though dropshipping, which eliminates the hassle of maintaining an inventory, packaging the item and shipping it.”
— Simon Slade, CEO and Co-founder of Affilorama
The CEO Magazine
May 18, 2016 By Simon Slade
Shaping a remote workforce to meet your business’s needs will take time and effort, but it’s possible.
Small Businesses Do It Better
May 17, 2016 By Simon Slade
There are resources that can help you reclaim your time. If you need help creating solid, error-free content that doesn’t take all day, these tools are for you.
Website Magazine
May 13, 2016 By Simon Slade
Video is a powerful medium that instantly personalizes your content and stimulates your viewers visually and emotionally. Here’s how to film, edit and promote a spectacular video for your website.
Hearpreneur
May 8, 2016
“I love that my businesses, Affilorama, SaleHoo and Doubledot Media Limited, help others to find their own career independence through e-commerce pursuits. Everyone deserves to love their job.”
— Simon Slade, Affilorama
Rescue a CEO
May 3, 2016 By Simon Slade
AffiloTools, when linked with your Google Analytics account, can show you how long visitors spend on each page, in addition to the number of views and the exit rate. This information will allow you to make more productive improvements and understand which formats and designs are most appealing to visitors.
NZ Business
May 1, 2016 By Simon Slade
Digital marketing is ever-changing and quickly adapts itself to new technology, new attitudes and new behaviours. Here are four digital marketing strategies to keep you relevant.
MediaLeaders
April 27, 2016 By Simon Slade
These time saving tools continue to be integral to my success as the owner of three businesses. If you find yourself wishing for more hours in the day, these tools will help you save time and feel more composed.
CMS Wire
April 21, 2016 By Simon Slade
With 24 of my 29 staff working remotely from all over the world, I’ve worked hard to create a virtual office we can all appreciate. Here are my tips for creating a company culture that extends across oceans.
Work-at-Home Success
April 18, 2016 By Simon Slade
It’s not enough to just have an online presence – that presence has to be recognized as an authority in your field. Here are some tips to help you along.
Docurated.com
MARCH 20, 2016
“Facebook Live, Periscope, and even the smaller Meerkat, are rapidly becoming more relevant – people want their information in real time.”
— Simon Slade, CEO and Co-founder of Affilorama
MediaLeaders
March 14, 2016 By Simon Slade
Are you spending way too much time creating content for your website, blog, social media or marketing campaigns? Here are four great content creation tools that can help you provide better, more engaging content in less time.
The Rich Daily
February 23, 2016 By Simon Slade
The conception and growth of my three businesses — SaleHoo, Affilorama and Doubledot Media Limited — has not been without its speed bumps. Use what I’ve learned to help you move forward by avoiding these four mistakes.
The Rich Daily
February 16, 2016 By Simon Slade
The right subject line will get more of your emails opened and read. More emails opened and read will lead to more conversions for you.
Home Business Magazine
January 14, 2016
Simon Slade’s three businesses — SaleHoo, Affilorama and their parent company, Doubledot Media Limited — were born out of a desire to help other entrepreneurs beat the 9-5 grind.
Website Magazine
November 24, 2015
“Diverse content creates the impression of authority and helps you better take advantage of secondary and even tertiary keywords. It'll also help convince Google you're providing value, not just going after a single keyword..."
— Melissa Johnson, Content Editor for Affilorama
Malaysian Digest
November 18, 2015
CEO and co-founder of Affilorama Simon Slade who has experienced first-hand the benefits of having remote workers at his company affirms this: “By allowing employees to work remotely, you can hire the best of the best while not limiting yourself by geographical restrictions."
Inc.
November 4, 2015
9. When you personally know all of your company's Facebook followers.
— Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder, Affilorama
Inc.
October 26, 2015
“I schedule meetings first thing in the morning or straight after lunch to minimize time spent stopping and resuming a task. You'll be surprised how much time you save by reducing time spent finding the precise point you left off on a task and time spent acquiring the same mindset as when you left the project.”
— Simon Slade, CEO of Affilorama
The Modern Team
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
"Emails arrive chronologically, an inefficient and ineffective organization method. Project management systems allow updates to be made in an organized manner, by project, and employees can review recent posts when they're ready to work on that project, rather than when their inbox dings, interrupting other work." — Simon Slade, CEO of Affilorama, SaleHoo and Doubledot Media
CIO
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
"If a customer tweets something nasty about your company, view it as an opportunity rather than an insult," says Gina Broom, marketing assistant, Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal. "Let them know you're sorry they've had this experience, and ask how you can help them have a better one," she advises.
EContent
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama, says he responds to these opportunities "in an effort to help others in the industry by sharing our knowledge and to help promote our companies."
Bplans
AUGUST 16, 2015
For those moments when you have smaller tasks that don't warrant a new hire but that you just can't add to your already-full plate, Simon Slade of Affilorama suggests microcontracting.
Fit Small Business
AUGUST 12, 2015
We've created a list of great books about business for you. Find inspiration and get an actionable path to create a business and life you'll love.
Business Insider
AUGUST 11, 2015
Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama: "My best advice for joining the million-dollar-earnings club is to create an awesome product and then continue its growth. Pick a single, straightforward metric, such as sales units or revenue, and aim to beat yesterday's total every day. This growth strategy is both sustainable and manageable."
Inc.
AUGUST 7, 2015
Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama: "My best advice for joining the million-dollar-earnings club is to create an awesome product and then continue its growth. Pick a single, straightforward metric, such as sales units or revenue, and aim to beat yesterday's total every day. This growth strategy is both sustainable and manageable."
Website Magazine
JULY 31, 2015
AffiloTools is a fantastic research tool for monitoring and improving your SEO. It tracks your search engine rankings and those of your competitors', so you can gauge your performance and standings within the industry.
My Entrepreneur Magazine
JULY 30, 2015 By Simon Slade
Earning the coveted "authority site" status means ranking at the top of search engines, enjoying a large, loyal fan base, and of course prestige and recognition. People will seek out your website for expertise and industry insight.
Website Magazine
JULY 30, 2015
"Be sure to follow W3C Standards because search engines love clean code. Clean code makes the site easier to index and can be indicative of how well a website is constructed, which helps speak to the overall quality of the website." ~Serge Baluyot, Web Designer at Affilorama
Business News Daily
JULY 24, 2015
"Show you value your employees by including them on key business decisions and listening to their input. You don't have to implement every suggestion, but you should listen to them..." – Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder, Affilorama
Electronic Retailing Association
JULY 21 2015 By Simon Slade
These strategies, while effective, take significant time, so the question becomes this: Should you add this time-consuming task to your colossal to-do list or should you loosen your purse strings to outsource it?
PerformanceIN
JULY 16, 2015
Affilorama was the first affiliate marketing training portal to offer a free membership option, and we offer the most in-depth (and free) video training lessons on affiliate marketing.
The Rich Daily
JULY 14, 2015 By Simon Slade
Prospective clients are inundated with advertising, making them experts at ignoring your flashing banner ad or simply using their DVR to fast-forward through your commercial. Because of this, content marketing has become more important than ever.
Examiner.com
JULY 9, 2015
"Basketball's zone defense suits successful employee management. If you use a man-to-man approach, each employee is responsible for just one facet of the business, which discourages collaboration and innovation. Instead, a zone defense allows staff members to apply their talents on a range of tasks, depending on where their skills can best be utilized…"
Fortune
JUNE 17, 2015
Simon Slade, CEO of New Zealand-based affiliate marketing training company Affilorama, offers his employees 16 weeks of maternity or paternity leave and keeps the employee's position open for a full year after he or she becomes a parent. "At the end of the day, our staff is our number one asset, so we really try hard to look after them," Slade said.
TheStreet
JUNE 16, 2015
"As CEO of three companies, I am constantly tempted to check my email when on vacation," says Simon Slade, co-founder of Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal in Christchurch, New Zealand. "It's easier said than done, but if you're trying to relax on vacation, lounging by the pool or sunning on the beach, try to pick a spot without Wi-Fi so you're not tempted to work."
Crookston Times
JUNE 16, 2015
"As CEO of three companies, I am constantly tempted to check my email when on vacation," says Simon Slade, co-founder of Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal in Christchurch, New Zealand. "It's easier said than done, but if you're trying to relax on vacation, lounging by the pool or sunning on the beach, try to pick a spot without Wi-Fi so you're not tempted to work."
Fit Small Business
JUNE 10, 2015
Simon Slade, CEO and Co-Founder of Affilorama, says, "When selecting a domain name, first and foremost, never include a trademarked name, such as sellyouriPhone.com. Secondly, it's unlikely you'll ever acquire the name recognition of Dell, Amazon or other famous companies, so choose a domain that helps explain what the website is about, such as jonesstockphotos.com."
Internet Marketing NewsWatch
JUNE 2, 2015
Gina Broom says, "Have you got any videos on YouTube at all? If not, have you thought that you'd eventually like to get some videos up? If you answered yes to either of those questions, and you have a website, then bookmark this post, because you're going to need it."
The Social Media Monthly
MAY 22, 2015 By Simon Slade
Facebook would love for you to buy advertising and exposure now that Like Gating isn't an option, but first consider the other more cost-effective alternatives: Although you can't mandate users like your Facebook page in exchange for an incentive anymore, you can still require them to join your mailing list in order to access the incentive.
POPSUGAR
APRIL 27, 2015
You can find out about affiliate marketing opportunities through specific companies' websites or affiliate consolidators such as Share a Sale or Rakuten Affiliate Network. To learn more about affiliate marketing, visit Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal.
Search Engine Journal
APRIL 14, 2015
During his career Jason has worked with brands ranging from Affilorama, Traffic Travis, UPrinting, and SaleHoo. While Jason may not blog everyday, his personal marketing blog Kaiser The Sage is a great resource for marketers in the Philippines and abroad.
The Sydney Morning Herald
APRIL 13, 2015
"While overusing the hard sell can alienate prospective customers because of its commanding overtones, used strategically, it can be quite advantageous."
MediaLeaders
APRIL 8, 2015
"We use AffiloTools so that issues can be addressed before they become problematic to our customers."
My Making Money Magazine
APRIL 8, 2015 By Simon Slade
"Autopilot" sounds incredibly enticing, and it's true your affiliate marketing websites can earn tremendous income without your assistance. But you must first invest the time, effort and money to successfully establish these profit-making powerhouses.
Cornerstone Content
APRIL 8, 2015
"Yes, we engage in content marketing to increase sales, but if you allow that to be the focus of your content, potential customers will think you are there solely for your own benefit and won't trust you as a credible source. On the flip side, if your primary focus is providing quality content that potential customers can use and benefit from, you'll earn their loyalty and trust, and sales will naturally follow."
My Making Money Magazine
APRIL 8, 2015 By Simon Slade
Many think selling on eBay means selling the junk in their basement and garage. Although people do sell these items, your house offers a finite supply of items and minimal profits. But by working with suppliers, sellers open the floodgates to high-income potential.
ITworld
MARCH 26, 2015
If you want to deliver a polished final product, you're going to want to get an exterminator on your side, according to Affilorama's Slade. "This individual ensures every pixel is perfect, that the app doesn't contain a single imperfection," he says.
Yahoo! Finance
MARCH 18, 2015
"All kinds of companies, from Amazon to Starbucks to Weight Watchers, are looking for affiliates to help them reach out to new paying customers." ...To learn more about affiliate marketing, visit Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal.
Small Businesses Do It Better
MARCH 15, 2015 By Simon Slade
If you're not blessed with a talent for literary composition, lack the time or are struggling to find new angles and topics for your subject matter, consider one or all of these options for opening the pearly gates to content heaven.
Business Info Guide
MARCH 9, 2015
Affilorama is an affiliate marketing training portal with 230,000 members and over 100 free video lessons. AffiloBlueprint is a 12-module course providing step-by-step instructions on marketing, developing and designing a website and more…
CEO Blog Nation
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
We outsource projects and tasks for which we can't justify full-time employment because the work might be limited to 5-15 hours a week. These include media relations, copywriting and video creation, for example. Often we hire freelancers by the project but usually switch to an ongoing basis if we have a great experience with the person. Thanks to Simon Slade, Affilorama!
SavvySME
FEBRUARY 11, 2015 By Simon Slade
Your marketing strategy may include social media, traditional advertising, media exposure, affiliate marketing, event marketing and celebrity endorsement, but the only essential method it must include is email marketing...
EContent magazine
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
"Web developers can creatively use title tags, meta descriptions, and rich-text snippets to counter for the loss of Google authorship, but what this development illustrates is the need to constantly monitor SEO developments going forward," says Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama...
CareerBuilder
JANUARY 30, 2015
"Professionals who let the fear of failure impact their work don't take risks or suggest unusual innovations," says Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal. "They tend not to make errors, but they also don't initiate grand ideas or make significant improvements."
StartupNation
JANUARY 19, 2015 By Simon Slade
Driving all the website traffic in the world to your website means nothing for profits if no one is buying, which is why maximizing conversion rates is paramount. Follow these five crucial steps to increase conversions while leaving nothing to chance...
Business News Daily
DECEMBER 30, 2014
"Not only can allowing your employees to work remotely save your company money, but it can increase your employees' job satisfaction, among other benefits." – Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder, Affilorama
EContent
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama, agrees. "In your content, sympathize with your readers. Explain why you share their plight and why your product or service will help," says Slade. "When discussing your brand, focus on the product or service's benefit rather than its features."
StartupNation
DECEMBER 15, 2014 By Simon Slade
Optimizing your website for search engines is just one way to drive traffic. Don't forget these under-utilized inbound marketing methods because if you leave these platforms untouched, their users will leave your website untouched...
StartupNation
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 By Simon Slade
For each of your medium selected, decide how frequently and when you will contribute content. Be specific and plan the article title if possible, but if not, select the type of content for each contribution. How-to articles, like this one, provide step-by-step instructions...
CMSWire
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 By Simon Slade
Part of choosing whether to personalize or automate lies in customers' expected response time for that medium. When a customer makes a phone call, for example, the customer expects the call to be answered with an immediate response and immediate results...
Monster
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama has experienced first hand the benefits of having remote workers at his company, "By allowing employees to work remotely, you can hire the best of the best while not limiting yourself by geographical restrictions..."
Griffith University
NOVEMBER 2014
"My goal is to empower, teach and provide the resources to help others be successful online. Whether they want to earn enough money to quit their current job or just earn some extra spending cash, SaleHoo can help them sell better online and Affilorama can teach them to affiliate market. Helping others achieve financial freedom is an extremely rewarding profession..."
Tech Cocktail
OCTOBER 31, 2014
"But developing a company after working all day forced me to either take the plunge into entrepreneur uncertainty or put my start-up dreams on hold. I decided to quit and start SaleHoo with only $500 of my own money and $500 of Co-Founder Mark Ling's money. It took eight months before I started earning a profit, but it was well worth the risk..."
Billion Success
OCTOBER 30, 2014
"Success is exceeding your own expectations. For one person that might be selling enough online to afford that extra vacation, but for another, that might be earning six figures through affiliate marketing and covering the cost to quit your full-time job and pay off your debt..."
FeedFront Magazine
OCTOBER 2014 By Simon Slade
If you're not taking advantage of all AdWords' advanced settings, you may be missing out on increased profits, or worse yet, wasting valuable ad dollars...
Website Magazine
AUGUST 26, 2014 By Simon Slade
To check the indexing status, go to Google or Bing and search for "site:" immediately followed by the domain name. The results will show which pages have been indexed. If not all the website's pages appear, it's time to follow these five steps to get all the pages indexed...
Forbes
AUGUST 25, 2014
In fact, Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama has a more laid-back approach to hiring candidates. "A job candidate's skills are my foremost priority," Slade says. "I always check the candidate's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, and as long as the content...
CIO
AUGUST 21, 2014
"Finally, "make it easy for your followers to share your content," says Melissa Johnson, content editor for Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal. "Make sure that people can follow you on Facebook or Twitter [or Pinterest] directly from your site [by including hot-linked..."
New Zealand Entrepreneur
JULY 17, 2014
"Mark Ling and I each contributed $500 to a company bank account to start SaleHoo. The majority of our initial expenses, including Web hosting, office space, Internet fees, etc. - we either begged, borrowed the money or promised an 'IOU'..."
Tech Cocktail
JULY 17, 2014
"Toast and Marmite, a yeast extract spread native to my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand" - Simon Slade, cofounder and CEO of Affilorama and SaleHoo...
MBAPrograms.org
JULY 11, 2014
"If you are trying to win favor with Google, you should turn to it first for instruction. Read the Google Webmaster Guidelines." suggests Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal with 200,000 members...
BusinessNewsDaily
JUNE 2, 2014
"I use AffiloTools for the day-to-day management and monitoring of our websites and spotting problems and fixing them before they get out of control. KissMetrics helps me find out how our core customers are using our websites. Customer.io helps our customers at key moments..."
IdeaMensch
MAY 27, 2014
Doubledot Media's flagship products include Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal with free video lessons and paid premium products, and SaleHoo, an online wholesale directory of over 8,000 prescreened suppliers...
Website Magazine
MARCH 3, 2014
AFFILORAMA: @Affilorama
 
Why: This New Zealand-based company's most-impressive Twitter feature is its "niche of the week," which can open up possibilities for performance marketers…