What a week of program launches! Just as a busy winter season comes to a close, the last four days have seen five amazing program launches and lots of new opportunity for merchants. But before we get to those, let’s talk about the lost art of meeting people in person.

Swiping Right Doesn’t Yield Great Affiliate Relationships

Okay, okay, so maybe that headline was a just an excuse for an obligatory Tinder reference in a segment about building relationships, but let’s face it- the best relationships really aren’t made online. They’re made in person. Period. That logic is especially applicable to the affiliate channel, and when those face-to-face opportunities are available in conjunction with highly memorable events, that’s when true business development happens.

This, of course, leads us to AvantLink’s annual users conference, AvantExpo. Each year, the most driven, passionate affiliates and merchants in the AvantLink network get together in person to share experiences and build business plans. AvantExpo’s singular focus is to avoid relationship building by “swiping right” with emails or phone calls, but instead get people meeting face-to-face over once-in-a-lifetime events to maximize ROI through new partnerships.

Sound like your kind of conference? If so, head over to AvantExpo.com to see the few remaining sponsorship attendance opportunities and get ready for an unforgettable and highly valuable AvantExpo 2017. We’ll just leave this video of last year’s attendees on a bobsled right here….

 

New Merchant Announcements

 

The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to promoting and protecting the Linux operating system. Members of the foundation include IBM, Intel, HP, Google, and many other major players in the tech industry. As part of our mission, we have a training and certification division that is dedicated to ensuring that there is enough experienced talent to support the rapid growth of Linux. Apply to the Linux Foundation affiliate program.

Mtn Diva, RockyMountainTrail’s sister company, is an online Outdoor retailer focused on providing women with the gear and the knowledge needed to get outdoors. MtnDiva.com carries over 50 quality brands, including Columbia, Marmot, The North Face, Patagonia, Osprey and Kelty. Apply to the Mtn Diva affiliate program.

TekMat began on a whim when Dan, inventor of TekMat, was cleaning his AR-15 on his dining room table using his wife’s dish towel as a gun cleaning mat. After many ruined towels, she got fed up and bought him an “official” gun cleaning mat. The gun cleaning mat she purchased was little more than a long piece of felt. It stained easy, it wouldn’t stay in place on the table, and little pieces of fiber kept getting stuck on the greased parts of the gun. This is when Dan decided to make the best gun cleaning mat. Read the rest of the story and apply to the TekMat affiliate program.

Supplement Hunt is one of the fastest-growing online product and supplement platforms in the United States, listing hundreds of products and supplements at the lowest prices customers are sure to find all of their favorite and top brands.While boasting the competitive online prices, SupplementHunt.com also offers a simple and easy to use online e-commerce platform and cart checkout process. Apply to the Supplement Hunt affiliate program.

Ambronite is the delicious real food Drinkable Supermeal™ that covers all your nutritional needs in 2 minutes. The 18 real foods and all 40+ nutrients in one Drinkable Supermeal™ smoothie mix are designed to make you thrive. One Ambronite quenches hunger and lets you live life to the fullest. Apply to the Supplement Hunt affiliate program.

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Chad Waite

Marketing Manager at AvantLink
Chad first got involved in the affiliate space in 2010 as an AvantLink network rep and has seen every facet of the industry since. Besides online marketing, he enjoys mountain biking, trail running, spending time with his wife and kids, any movie with Harrison Ford, and the "Random Article" button on Wikipedia.
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