Are you on the MAP? (Marketing Affiliate Program)

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I’m grateful that many of you have enjoyed my books and publications over the years, from Marketing White Belt to the most recent Marketing Blue Belt. Today, I want to unveil a new way for you to be a greater part of these books: join the Marketing Affiliate Program!

What’s in it for you?

By becoming a marketing affiliate, you’ll earn a commission on each book or webinar you sell to your audience. The more you sell, the more you earn.

How much will you earn?

Here’s the good part. If you’ve already been reselling my books using an Amazon affiliate link, you know that Amazon pays a paltry 4% to affiliates. For every $9.99 book you sell, at Amazon you only earn 40 cents, and you can’t even buy webinars on Amazon.

In my Marketing Affiliate Program, you’ll earn a 25% commission on anything sold.

So for my books, you’ll earn $2.50 per book. For webinars, you’ll earn $7.50 per webinar.

How do you get started?

This is an easy two-step process. First, you must register for a free account on Gumroad.com. This is mandatory – I can’t set you up as an affiliate until you’re in their system.

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Once you’re done, and only after you’re done setting up your free account, just fill out this form. I’ll get you customized URLs for the products you want to resell, normally within 3-5 business days.

Join the Marketing Affiliate Program (MAP)

Register to become an affiliate for my marketing books and webinars. YOU MUST ALREADY HAVE A FREE ACCOUNT ON GUMROAD.COM BEFORE STARTING! New affiliate registrations will be processed in 3-5 business days or less.
  • You will receive an emailed invitation from me with customized links for the products you want to sell.
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  • Yeah, it's a CAPTCHA. Any time you dip your toe into affiliate marketing, the spammers come out in droves.
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If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, chances are no form will appear, so you’ll need to visit this post on my website.

I look forward to having you in the program! Oh, and a reminder that if you do participate, be sure to read FTC guidelines on disclosing that you are an affiliate.


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Buff up your beach brain!

Summertime is in full swing, as evidenced by the sheer number of out of office replies I’ve been getting to my newsletter. To help you make the most of it, I’ve put together my annual summer reading list. I can’t do much about your beach body, but I can give you some suggestions on buffing up that beach brain. Enjoy the summer with these great reads.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to B… 
by Peter Thiel 
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Toget…
by Simon Sinek 
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less 
by Greg McKeown 
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make… 
by Chris Guillebeau 
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in H… 
by Jeff Sutherland 
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakono… 
by Steven D. Levitt 
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Lif… 
by Chip Heath 
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science …
by Steven Kotler 
The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networ… 
by Reid Hoffman 

And for those of you looking for some fun to go with your vacation, here are some of my favorites. Note that a few of these are not, in fact, toys and can be dangerous weapons if misused. Check local laws before ordering.

ALPS Mountaineering Lay-Z Lounger Nylon Mesh Anti-Gravity Reclining Chair AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black AmazonBasics 67-Inch Monopod
ALPS Mountaineering Lay-Z Lounger AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker AmazonBasics 67-Inch Monopod 
Super Soaker Thunderstorm Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike (Colors may vary) Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow
Super Soaker Thunderstorm  Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike (Colo…  Crosman Elkhorn Jr. Compound Bow – not a toy
Black Hole Archery Target 18' Perfect Point PP-060-9 Throwing Knife Set 6.25-Inch Overall Cold Steel 97THKLS Two Handed Katana Machete with Sheath
Black Hole Archery Target 18″  Perfect Point Throwing Knife Set – not a toy

Cold Steel Two Handed Katana Machete – not a toy

Disclosure: unsurprisingly, every item on this page is an affiliate link to Amazon.


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What order should you read my marketing books in?

I was asked recently about my books and what order you should read them in. That’s an interesting question. The order they came out in is not necessarily the order you should read them in.

Marketing White Belt is about basics of marketing, and includes lots of frameworks.

Marketing Red Belt is about training yourself to be more creative.

Marketing Blue Belt is about learning how to measure marketing more effectively.

Here’s a continuum of processes that I first saw on Avinash Kaushik’s excellent blog, the See / Think / Do framework.

You have to first see. This means to learn how to analyze data, develop insights, understand what happened and why.

Once you know what has happened, once you’ve done your homework, you can think about what to do next. This is the essence of strategy.

After you’ve set strategy, you have to do the work.

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What order you should read my books in depends on where in the See / Think / Do cycle you’re experiencing the most trouble.

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If you’ve got no problem with strategy but you’re struggling to come up with creative ways to execute, you’d start with Marketing Red Belt.

If you’ve got execution down pat but you have no idea how to measure your efforts, you’d start with Marketing Blue Belt.

If you just throw things against the wall and hope for the best, you’d start with Marketing White Belt.

Whichever order you read them in, I hope you find great value in them.


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