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Sorry to hit your inbox twice but I have been advised that we have a concert to attend tomorrow evening - an early beginning to my b'day celebrations!

So tomorrow's Kitchen Sink Mastermind will be rescheduled for July 14th - and we will be discussing the ramifications of the IOS Privacy Data Updates, and possible workarounds that we are testing!
And it is already Hump Day - how did that happen??

I have for some odd reason, over the last few weeks, lost all track of what day of the week it is. I admit that I have had a somewhat tenuous grasp of the concept for the last couple of decades since I have been self-employed since 1992, but I realized the other day that it gets worse when the TV shows that I watch in the winter go on summer hiatus, and suddenly my 'indicators' for the days are gone....if I watched Blue Bloods last night - today is Saturday. If it was Chicago PD...then today is Thursday....

Sigh...by the time I get the summer shows figured out, they will be gone so it's not even worth it. So until then...thank goodness for that auto date in the corner of my iMac LOL


As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, and as we have discussed on some of our recent Zooms, there is more and more evidence that the recent IOS Data Privacy updates are breaking our third-party cookies - those cookies that tell a vendor that we made the sale and are due a commission, and that same cookie that tells the Vendor that the customer deserves the bonus that inspired them to make the purchase!

TBH - it was the bonus issue that really first made a few of us realize that something was happening that was beyond just a seasonal or recession-related dip in business.
It became apparent that there was more going on when customers started reaching out because bonuses were not showing up in the member dashboards as they should have been. And - these sales will show NO AFFILIATE assigned to the sale when you contact the Vendor.

And to be clear - this is nothing that can be fixed from the Vendor's side - they are not at fault at all! Nope, this is the result of Apple blocking third-party cookies.

Oh and contrary to what you may have heard - this only affects Apple devices, not Android, and from what my research has shown - it's mainly Apple mobile devices but also Safari browser as well.

Okay, so that is the problem...what on earth is the fix?
TBH - we are all guessing at this point. BUT...from research I've read, it's going to take a two-step approach, with actions on both the customer and affiliate side to lessen the effects of this in the short-term, while we experiment with longer-term and hopefully permanent solutions.

Cuz no, I am not dumping my business because some jerk with a corporate salary did not take into account the REAL AND BROAD effects of this initiative.

So here are the possible short-term options:

Make your purchases from your computer, not your Apple mobile devices if you are buying and want to make sure that you get your bonus. Or even if you just want to make sure that the affiliate gets credit for the sale, because hey! Most of the folks reading this are affiliate marketers, too, so let's be good to each other!

According to all that I have read, sending your customers to a third-party site is a no-no, so your links need to come from YOUR OWN DOMAIN. That means a link cloaker/ redirect that you host and uses your own domain. You do not want to embed your links in text anymore because that will show the link as being from your email service provider, not your own domain.


And, yes, I am using links that use this format, so let's see if it works!!

One thing about an online business - it is never boring.

The BIG Idea Pin Guide


Erica Stone is one of my fave course creators - her courses are always professional, concise, and SPOT ON! Although I have not put this into play yet since it just came out, I know this will be no exception!

This course is about Pinterest's IDEA PINS and according to Erica, they have three advantages:
  • One, Pinterest members are predisposed to buy things they see on Pinterest.
  • Two, Idea Pins can be repurposed as content on other platforms including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and even your website.
  • Three, you can put product links (including many types of affiliate links) ON TOP of Pinterest Idea Pins as clickable button
And they CRUSH it on Pinterest!

In Erica's own testing, she pinned FOUR of herown website posts to an existing Pinterest profile tied to that same website and ONE Idea Pin.

The Idea Pin received 229% MORE Impressions than all four of her
regular pins combined in just 24 HOURS.

Yep, it may be time to head back to Pinterest.....

The BIG Idea Pin Guide


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Small business owners tend to think that only the 'big' guys can get sued or fined, and unfortunately that is not the case. There are companies that specialize in going after the 'little guys' because they are often the easier target - it's often cheaper to simply pay to make it go away rather than try to fight it.

One of the biggest issues right now has to do with ADA compliance, lawsuits are being filed right and left - and it's only going to get worse.

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As of right now, the price is only $37 for a 20-site license
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This would make a great additional revenue stream!


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Tutorial Tuesday

DiviLife.com - Creating a WordPress Carousel - Without A Plugin!
I admit I am a sucker for a great plugin - but they can also add 'bloat' to your WordPress blog and slow things down, so when I need a function on just a couple of pages versus sitewide - being able to do it with code is a great alternative!

• From SimilarWeb: a sneak peek of how Keyword Difficulty scores compare across industries and geographies:
  • Keyword Difficulty trends by geography and industry.
  • How to target organic keywords based on difficulty score.
  • How to build and optimize your SEO strategy using this metric.

• OptinMonster brings us a very relevant article that is near and dear to my heart: How To Make Money With Newsletters

• Last but not least: From Hubspot - 20 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
And now off to work on the new 2023 planners coming out soon!

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