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Get to know Affiliate Manager Chris Mohler

A veteran of the industry, Chris has worked in the online marketing industry since 2001, and has managed a wide range of verticals over his years. Living in Utah, Chris is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan and has recently gotten back to his “roots” by starting to grow his own garden…

How and when did you first get started in affiliate marketing?
I initially got my start in affiliate marketing in 2001 while working for a company that provided websites and ecommerce solutions to their customers and clients. My job was to help our customers with their site design and search engine optimization. Along the way, I discovered affiliate marketing as a more revenue friendly resource than drop-shipping, which, at the time, was fairly big business.

What do you most like about the industry?
My favorite thing about affiliate marketing is the way it connects so many people. I have met so many interesting people from all over the world that I would otherwise never have the opportunity to meet. I am also grateful to work in an industry that inspires creativity and really challenges you to do your best.

What improvements would you like to see in the industry?
I think it would be great if all of the networks made it easier to reach out and recruit affiliates. Much of what is done today in terms of recruiting is impersonal and usually takes a great deal of effort to get in touch with affiliates.

What are some of the challenges that you encounter as an Affiliate Manager?

Standing out among the mass emails that affiliates receive can be challenging. Fortunately, we have many great relationships with affiliates, so we often will reach out to affiliates by phone. This also helps us maintain a great interpersonal relationship with our business partners.

Do you see affiliates embracing mobile and social?
Absolutely! Affiliates have traditionally found creative ways to use technology. You can already see this in mobile and social marketing today. Right out of the gate, we saw several coupon affiliates develop their own mobile apps. And social media is everywhere, especially affiliate marketing.

How do you keep up on industry trends, latest industry news, etc?
Mostly through social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Industry blogs are usually the best way to keep up on trends, but there are several groups in LinkedIn where you can participate in conversations and read about trends on a daily basis.

What most attracted you to join the MGECOM team?
The single most crucial factor in my decision to join MGECOM is the people. Over the years, I have worked with some amazing people and when I saw that MGECOM had some of the best I have ever worked with, the decision was easy. I have learned so much from so many people on this team prior to joining. Working with such an exceptional group of professionals really brings out the best in me.

What other jobs have you had outside of affiliate marketing?
Prior to affiliate marketing, I spent several years in client support, web design/development, and tech support. Going further back, I used to work in apartment maintenance, construction, etc. Going even further back, you know…high school days, I worked at Taco Bell, McDonalds and Hardees (wow…that really dates me).

And on the more personal, “fun” side:

What are a few of your hobbies?
I enjoy being outdoors, so most of my hobbies are reserved for spring/summer. I love growing my own vegetables. My grandfather always grew his own food and raised his own livestock. You could say a little of that rubbed off on me. I also enjoy hiking. Fortunately, living in Utah provides me with thousands of interesting trails to explore…when the weather is right.

What activities/sports did you do in high school or college?
I played basketball, football, baseball and ran cross-country. Looking back, cross-country was my favorite. My training, aside from getting the proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water, was to run 5-miles a day. It was difficult when I first started, but after awhile I didn’t really notice the effort and instead got lost in the run. I got a lot of thinking done back then.

What is your favorite vacation location?
Kansas City, MO – hands down. On top of being able to see my beloved Chiefs play at historical Arrowhead Stadium, I get to sample some of the best BBQ on the planet. If I extend the trip, I can swing down into Arkansas and Oklahoma to visit family.

If you won a huge lottery jackpot, what would be the first thing you’d buy?
I would hire an accountant and attorney, followed by setting up trust funds for my daughters. Then I would start looking for a house.

Your favorite band to see live?
The best live band that I’ve seen so far is Slipknot.

What is your “must see” TV?
Kansas City Chiefs games.

What is your favorite Christmas gift you have ever received as a kid or adult?

As a child, my family went through a really difficult year and my parents were unable to buy any Christmas gifts. So instead, they crocheted stuffed animals and slippers for us. It was really cool to see all of the stuff they came up with. I had 3 sisters and a brother so you can imagine how much effort went into this.

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke

New Black Friday & Cyber Monday Coupons

Black Friday and CyberMonday are here and we wanted to make sure you have the latest offers from our clients. Please be sure to get these offers posted so your customers can take advantage of these money-saving coupons.

As always, contact your program’s affiliate manager if you have any questions. They are here to help!

 

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Coupon Codes

Merchant Offer Code Expiration

Renfro Socks
25% off all orders BFriday25 11.25 – 11.29

I Can Kids
30% off any book SuperFriday 11.28 – 11.30

Teabox
Free Shipping & 10% off
60% Off Select Teas
$35 off orders $100
CYBER10
BLACK10
NOV35
11.30
11.27
11.21

Global Wine Cellars
$12 off our Swirl, Sip, Savor Party Gift
$50 off a Year of Wine & Free Shipping
SWIRLSIP12
DEALDAYS4
11.30
11.30

Ugly Christmas Sweaters
10% off any order. UGLY10 No Expiration

Mimeo
30% off Sitewide NOV30OFF 11.15 – 11.30

Nearly Natural
15% off & Free Shipping BLACK15
CYBER15
11.27
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CME Info/td>

20% off CYBER20 12.2 – 12.9

RST Outdoor
15% off any order 2014THANKS Nov. 27

FrenchToast
15% Off + Free Shipping

20% off & Free Shipping
BLACKFRI
CYBERMON
11.27
11.30

RoseWe
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20% off & Free Shipping
Novblack
novcyber
Nov. 27
11.30

Flow Wall
8% off
15% off
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2014THANKS
11.26
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November Coupon Codes from MGECOM Clients

Shopping Season is in Full Swing, so we are sending you a reminder to post our client’s latest offers to promote to your customers. Please review the codes below, and if you haven’t already received these deals from the Affiliate Manager, please post on your site today to help your earnings.

As always, contact your program’s Affiliate Manager if you have any questions. They are here to help you succeed!  

New Offers and Coupons Codes

Merchant Offer Code Expiration

NCRME
30% off all orders None Needed 12.31

RST Brands
20% Off All Fire Table Sets
10% off Furniture Covers
fallfire15
r11t15
11.12
11.26

Global Wine Cellars
$10 Shipping
50% off our Wine Club
10% off all wine gifts
Complimentary 3-bottle tote
Buy 3 and Get 50% off
TURKEYSHIP
NOVCLUB
GIFT2015
THREEPINOT
NOVSALE
11.15
11.30
11.14
11.21
11.30

RoseWe
$8 off over $59
15% off over $39+
Nov8
Nov15
11.26
11.26

Chronicle Books
30% Off Thanksgiving Cook Books THANKFUL 11.15

French Toast
20% Off + Free Shipping
15% Off + Free Shipping
QWSDJ15
VETDAY15
11.10
11.11

Mimeo
25% Off everything NOV25OFF 11.30

CME Info/td>

$1000 Amazon Gift Card GCTHX 11.26

Practical Review
$1000 Amazon Gift Card GCTHX 11.22 – 11.29

ScrubsAndBeyond
Free Shipping with 2+ pieces of Carhartt Scrubs
Free Holiday Bag with purchase of 2 items
Extra 25% Off Clearance
$10 off 2 items Landau, Urbane & Smitten
CARSHIP2
N/A
N/A
BUYTWO
11.9 – 11.15
11.30
11.13 – 11.15
11.16 – 11.22

Uniform City
Free Shipping Two Days Only
40% off Clearance
20% off Scrubs Sets
FREESHIP
N/A
N.A
11.16 – 11.17
11.18 – 11.22
11.9 – 11.25

Vapor4Life
2 Bottles of 30mL eLiquids for $25 & Free Shipping
50% Off the E-Cigar King Kit and E-Cigar King eLiquids
FSHIP25
ECK50
11.17
11.17

BoardWalk Buy
5% off
Free Shipping
Save5
SHIP4FREE
No Expire
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DSL Extreme
Plans start at $29.95 No Code No Expire

Broadvoice
Monthly plans from $8.33 No Code No Expire

DailyGrabs
5% off Sitewide save5 No Expire

BuyEmergencyFoods
Free Shipping No Code No Expire

Hide.me
35% off No Code No Expire

Edwin Watts
Free Shipping on $59+ No Code No Expire

HomeHealthCareShoppe
20% off Foot Care No Code No Expire

ICanKids
Free E-book with every Purchase No Code No Expire

FlowWall
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RLA Lighting
10% Hushmont Pendant elk1015 11.25

FlashSteals
75% off Every Day No Code No Expire

SWVA Arms
Flat Rate Shipping No Code No Expire

Je Gem
25% off Sitewide SUPER36928 11.10

ToGoSpa
Order Wholesale & Save No Code No Code

TVStoreOnline
50% off Clearance No Code No Expire

Ugly Christmas Sweater
Free Shipping $50+ No Code No Expire

OfferGenie
90% off Everyday No Expire No Expire

I See Me
Free Shipping $75+ No Code No Expire

Renfro Socks
Free Shipping $45+ No Code No Expire

NexGen
Free Shipping on $100 No Code No Expire

iSpeed.com
.01 Domains No Code No Expire

Living Deal
10% off with Email reg. No Code No Expire

Meet Melissa Corless

Melissa Corless, Business Development Manager at MGECOM spent some time with us and shared some insights into what makes her a BD rock star!

How and when did you first get started in affiliate marketing?
I jumped into the industry in early 2012 when I took a Business Development role with a major publisher. The position was unique in the fact that not only did I work with merchants and agencies negotiating affiliate rates, but I had the ability to dig in and work with merchants to maximize the benefits of our traffic to their programs, work on their landing page optimization and a variance of other things. I fell in love with the industry immediately.

What do you most like about the industry?
That no two days are exactly the same. The affiliate industry changes daily just as the needs of merchants vary and evolve. This diversity and change provides the opportunity to solve problems and create unique programs to see merchants realize profits.

What improvements you would like to see in the industry?
Transparency! As the industry continues to grow at an alarming rate the more transparent agencies, networks and merchants are the better the industry will perform. With the presence of factual information, true solutions and honest partnerships the industry will grow with integrity and strength which is profitable for all sides.

Do you see affiliates embracing mobile and social?
Absolutely. The digital market is ever-evolving and keeps the affiliate industry on its toes. With the consumer trends shifting to mobile and social purchases affiliates will inevitably develop platforms to continue to provide a pleasurable buying experience for their consumers.

What other jobs have you had outside of affiliate marketing?
My first “real job” was teaching skiing at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel, Maine. I began working at the resort at age 13 with a special permit, allowing me to teach children and adults alike how to ski. In the early years I was a ski racer, and became certified through PSIA to be able to teach people of all ages how to enjoy the mountain. I loved the large industry and worked with multiple other departments at this resort and others throughout college and after, which fed my interest in large industry, business development and corporate sales.

Later, I stepped into the Business Development role with Gold’s Gym International and subsequently, many of its franchisees working as a Wellness Director. This role allowed me to continue to work with large and small merchants, providing solutions for their employee wellness needs. I worked with them to establish a healthy workforce while providing financial solutions and benefits through their insurance and other partnerships.

What are a few of your hobbies?
I would say, I am an outdoor enthusiast. My dog Shamus and I hit the hills hiking almost daily in the summer, exploring new trails and spending time in the fresh air. When winter arrives, you will find me on the ski slopes nearly every weekend. I chose to live in UT in part due to the fact that there are 9 prestigious resorts within an hour or less of my home. Skiers heaven!

Shamus and I also love to travel, hitting the road often, visiting old friends and seeing new places. There’s not many experiences for a travel lover that can surpass seeing something amazing and meeting friendly folks around the country.

When we’re here at home, we love to read, work on our blog and re-purpose old items. An odd mix I know, but there’s something peaceful about working with your hands, saving items from our past and giving them new life.

What activities/sports did you do in high school or college?
Surprise, I was a skier. I spent every weekend, vacation and snow day on the hill, racing, teaching or playing around. During the spring and fall you could find me playing field hockey and softball. I was not amazing at field hockey but loved it, there’s just something about getting a bunch of rugged ladies on the field with sticks that’s appealing. Softball, I still play today re-living glory days. I received first team all-star for the state in highschool but play a much less aggressive softball game these days.

What is your favorite vacation location?
Visiting with my folks. With how busy life becomes, it’s great to spend some time relaxing with family.

If you won a lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy?
I would secretly pay off debt balances for my family and close friends. Then I would put them all on a salary. . . so they would have to come with me if I wanted to jet off somewhere to vacation. They would be getting paid, so they couldn’t say no!

Your favorite band to see live?
I couldn’t pick just one, and local bands are just as exciting to me as those that are famous.

What is your “must see” TV?
Mysteries at the Museum, boy do I love that show, so many neat things in history.

Coke or Pepsi?I
I don’t really drink it at all, but if it’s for a relaxing cocktail mixer, Diet Coke.

MGECOM relaunches the FlashSteals Affiliate Program.

MGECOM now manages the FlashSteals Affiliate Program!

About FlashSteals.com:

FlashSteals.com features new items every day, with savings up to 85% off retail prices. Your customers will find electronics, household items, kitchen gadgets, tools and much more with prices that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Daily Deal market continues to grow, and now is the time to get started with this Daily Deal Affiliate Program. MGECOM has just relaunched the ShareASale Affiliate Program and are inviting all affiliates to get started promoting FlashSteals.com. You’ll earn a great commission while promoting FlashSteals.com

The FlashSteals’s Affiliate Program :

  • 7% Commission
  • Limited PPC Policy
  • Variety of Customer Promos
  • Contests and Promos for Affiliates
  • Have other ideas on how you’d like to earn commissions from FlashSteals? Please let us know, we can structure a personalized program to help maximize your earnings!

    Thank you for considering and joining the MGECOM-Managed FlashSteals’s Affiliate Program.

    MGECOM Launches the iCraveDeals Affiliate Program (SAS).

    About iCraveDeals.com:

    iCraveDeals.com is the newest Daily Deal site focused on providing great deals each and every day shipped to our customers quickly from the United States.New deals are launched at Midnight Eastern Standard Time and run for a 96 hour period or until sold out.

    The Daily Deal market continues to grow, and now is the time to get in on the ground floor of the newest Daily Deal Affiliate Program. We’ve just launched our ShareASale Affiliate Program and are inviting all interested affiliates to join our program and bring our great deals to your customers. You’ll earn a great commission while promoting iCraveDeals.com

    The iCraveDeals’s Affiliate Program:

  • 6% per lead
  • 30-day Cookie
  • Limited PPC Policy!
  • Variety of Customer Promos
  • Have other ideas on how you’d like to earn commissions from iCraveDeals? Please let us know, we can structure a personalized program to help you maximize your earnings!

    Thank you for considering and joining the MGECOM-Managed iCraveDeals’s Affiliate Program. We have many great promotions and offers to bring you this year.

    MGECOM Now Manages the BuyEmergencyFoods Program!

    About BuyEmergencyFoods.com:

    BuyEmergencyFoods.com provides a variety of emergency food storage kits in serving sizes range from 60 to 4,320. In addition to long-lasting emergency food, water storage and side dishes, we also offer bug out kits, backpacks and first aid kits.

    Your customers will find BuyEmergencyFoods provides more food for their dollar, providing a greater value than they can find anywhere else. All orders ship from the US for Free!

    Now is a great to time to get started or join the BuyEmergencyFoods affiliate program. We have revamped the entire program and upped the commission to 12%! Now, you can help your customers prepare for any emergency, or be ready to hit the campsite and you’ll earn a great commission for every sale!

    The BuyEmergencyFoods Affiliate Program:

    • $500 Avg Order Size
    • 12% per sale
    • 30-Day cookie

    Please note, we do not allow any PPC marketing. Additionally we do not offer coupons, therefore coupon-focused affiliates may not be approved.

    Have other ideas on how you’d like to earn commissions from BuyEmergencyFoods? Please let us know and we can structure a personalized program to help you maximize your earnings!


    ShareASale

    Ebay Partner Network

    Halloween Coupons for Affiliates!

    Halloween is just over a week away and our clients have provided additional coupons to help your customers save more money!

    As always, contact your program’s Affiliate Manager if you have any questions. They are here to help you succeed!  

    New Offers and Coupons Codes

    Merchant Offer Code Expiration

    French Toast
    20% off + Free Shipping
    20% off Sweaters, Dresses, & Jumpers + Free Shipping
    QWSCARE
    QWSCARY
    10.30
    10.31

    Global Wine Cellars
    $10 Shipping on our Discovery Mystery Case 10SHIP 11.15

    Vapor4Life
    WOW Vapor V-Kit now $49.99 & Free Shipping WOW49 10.31

    Chronicle Books
    30% Off Halloween Books & FREE Shipping
    30% off Baseball Books & Free Shipping
    CANDYCORN
    FALL
    10.31
    10.31

    MGECOM now manages the 3dcart Affiliate Program

    About 3dcart.com:

    3dcart Shopping Cart Software allows e-commerce businesses to set up and sell products with ease. 3dcart software is easy to use (no software to download!), it allows businesses to control online and offline payment options, to set up real time shipping options, manage your shop inventory, contact customers and much more, all without writing a single line of program code.

    Now is a great to time to get started or join the 3dcart affiliate program. We’ll pay you $2 for every valid lead you send and you’ll earn 300% commission for every sale you refer to us. So, if you can target B2B customers with your marketing efforts, 3dcart wants to partner with you!

    The 3dcart Affiliate Program:

  • 300% per sale
  • $2 per valid lead
  • 45-Day cookie
  • Limited PPC Policy
  • Have other ideas on how you’d like to earn commissions from 3dcart? Please let us know and we can structure a personalized commission program to help you maximize your earnings!


    ShareASale

    Commission Junction

    September Coupon Codes

    Our client’s latest offers are available and ready for you to promote to your customers. Please review the offers below and if you haven’t already received these deals from the Affiliate Manager, please, post on your site today to help your earnings.

    As always, contact your program’s Affiliate Manager if you have any questions. They are here to help you succeed!  

    New Offers and Coupons Codes

    Merchant Offer Code Expiration

    NearlyNatural
    10% off all orders + Free shipping SCHOOL 9.30

    Vapor4Life
    Two 30mL eLiquids for $25 & Free Ship
    30% Off & Free Ship on Variable Voltage Vape Kits
    VARIABLE30 9.12
    9.12

    TeaBox
    40% off Gifts
    20% off New Customers
    No Code
    TEA20
    9.30
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    Chronicle Books
    Free Shipping on $25+ No Code No Expiration

    CMEINFO
    $200 Amazon Gift Card GCBonus200 9.30

    ScrubsandBeyond
    40% off Heartsoul 40HEART 9.14

    Practical Reviews
    $1000 Gift Card w/2 Yr Sub No Code 9.30

    Vapor4Life
    Limited Edition Vape Kit $24.99 + Free Shipping
    4 eLiquids (30mL Bottles) for $40!
    VAPEKIT24
    4ELIQUIDS
    8.8
    8.8

    NRCME
    30% off No Code 9.30

    Mimeo
    25% off Sitewide SEP25OFF 9.30

    French Toast
    20% Off + Free Shipping
    20% off Pants Free Shipping on $99+
    LABORDAY
    QWPANT9
    9.7
    9.30
    9.10

    Flow Wall
    Up to 25% off! LABOR15 9.8

    BoardWalk Buy
    5% off
    Free Shipping
    Save5
    SHIP4FREE
    No Expire
    No Expire

    DSL Extreme
    Plans start at $29.95 No Code No Expire

    Broadvoice
    Monthly plans from $8.33 No Code No Expire

    DailyGrabs
    5% off Sitewide save5 No Expire

    Chronicle Books
    30% off Star Wars & FS No Code 9.7

    Hide.me
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    Edwin Watts
    Free Shipping on $59+ No Code 9.7

    HomeHealthCareShoppe
    20% off Foot Care No Code No Expire

    ICanKids
    Free E-book with every Purchase No Code No Expire

    RoseWe
    15% off with email registration No Code No Expire

    RLA Lighting
    10% off outdoor lighting HL915 9.30

    GlobalWineCellars
    25% off Select Bottles No Code No Expire

    SWVA Arms
    Flat Rate Shipping No Code No Expire

    Cloud Academy
    $100 off Annual Membership No Code No Expiration

    ToGoSpa
    20% off Gift Bags No Code 9.30

    TVStoreOnline
    50% off Clearance No Code No Expire

    Ugly Christmas Sweater
    Free Shipping $50+ No Code No Expiration

    OfferGenie
    90% off Everyday No Expire No Expire

    I See Me
    Free Shipping $75+ No Code No Expire

    Renfro Socks
    Free Shipping $45+ No Code 9.30

    NexGen
    Free Shipping on $100 No Code No Expire

    iSpeed.com
    .01 Domains No Code No Expire

    Living Deal
    10% off with Email reg. No Code No Expire

    Je Gem
    Free Shipping on $200+ No Code No Expire

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