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    OPM and Moderator Chuck Hamrick's Avatar
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    Affiliate Marketing Celebrates 20 Years
    I got started about 2001 but really made it a passion in 2005. How about you?

    Article here:

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    October, 1998...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Affiliate Manager AffiliateWarrior's Avatar
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    Wade Tonkin - Affiliate Manager - Fanatics
    NFLShop.com|Shop.NHL.com|NBAStore.com|Store.NASCAR.com
    Email wtonkin // at // Fanatics.com

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    Affiliate Network Rep JCrooks - AffiliateWindow's Avatar
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    Summer of '99, just like Wade. I've loved watching our industry grow and evolve. Couldn't imagine doing anything else!
    Jeannine Crooks - Always happy to share what I know! - Voted Best Network Rep 2013 & 2014
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    Affiliate Network Rep Kim Salvino's Avatar
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    August 2005. I have genuinely loved every minute.
    Kim Salvino, Client Services Director, Performance Horizon Group
    Reach me at kim.salvino(at)performancehorizon.com or on (443) 617-4036

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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    In August of 2000, I had decided it was time for a career change and I just happened to get an ad in the mail for a free seminar on developing web sites. Since I had no idea what I would be doing in the future, I went, and after seeing the presentation, I figured, why not? Over the next few months I shut down the practice, closed the office, took a few computer classes (In August, 2000, I did not know how to turn the thing on), and one internet marking workshop (where I heard of affiliate marketing for the first time), but basically vegetated, and played fantasy baseball, until around August, 2001, when I got busy building my first site, which went online in November, 2001.
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
    "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" -John Wooden;
    "Raj, there’s no place for truth on the internet." -Howard Wolowitz[/SIZE]

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    Beachy Bill's Avatar
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    Summer of 1999 - First affiliate sale was a travel guide through B&N with the ol' BeFree Network.
    March, 2000 - First hotel reservation sale through the original TravelNow (now absorbed into Hotels.com, and owned by Expedia).
    Bill / Marketing Blog @ 12PM - Current project: Resurrecting my "baby" at South Baltimore..
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    If you are too busy to laugh you are too busy.

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    1997 took many years to make it full-time though

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    ABW Ambassador Bob Lawrence's Avatar
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    Where's the Great Life of Affiliate Marketing Hiding?

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    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
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    Whenever it was that CafePress started their affiliate program. I want to say... 2004?
    Daniel M. Clark
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    OPM/Moderator Hectic GHC's Avatar
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    September 2005. I wish it was 1999.
    Greg Hoffman
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    I got started as a crafty blogger back in 2008 and I was able to quit my day job and become a professional blogger just by using affiliates. Since then I have created a company that offers tools to fellow crafty bloggers and solutions for deep linking products.
    Affiliate marketing has opened a whole new world for me ... it's a passion, a hobby and a business.

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    Beachy Bill's Avatar
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    ...it's a passion, a hobby and a business.
    That's the best way to operate in this business. I, too, am fortunate enough to have been able to do that.
    Bill / Marketing Blog @ 12PM - Current project: Resurrecting my "baby" at South Baltimore..
    Cute Personal Checks and Business Checks
    If you are too busy to laugh you are too busy.

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