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Weekly Links Roundup – Blog Promotion, Affiliate Marketing, Shopping Cart Abandonment

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links.

Grats – you just wrote a killer blog post. It took you hours, and it’s sure to be compelling reading for your customers – but how will you let them know about it? Check out these 13 ways to promote that blog post. For example: including a link to your new post in your next email newsletter, or referencing it in your other posts by linking to it.

Have you considered monetizing (making money from) your blog? If you’re looking for a way to get started, consider affiliate marketing, where you earn a commission when you promote other peoples’ products and services. A great primer on affiliate marketing comes from Smart Passive Income. By the way, the Smart Passive Income Podcast is one of the very best I’ve found for small business owners!

Here’s a more in-depth guide to making more money as an affiliate marketer.

Finally – if you run an ecommerce site and struggle with understanding why people abandon their carts before completing purchases, this post may be eye-opening. Do you require them to create an account? Are you up front about shipping costs. Check out the post to learn what to do about cart abandonment.


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