In my blog series Women of Affiliate Marketing – this one I would be willing to bet is one of the more recognizable and influential women around. I hold Missy in the same high regard as I do Shaw Collins and the rest of the Affiliate Summit clan for obvious reasons but I wanted to take this time and dig a little deeper and find out who truly she is. She was kind enough to do this for me so without further adieu – I bring to you the Missy Ward:
1. Hi Missy, If you would be so kind, please tell us about yourself and what you are currently doing.
[Missy] Sure, I’m the co-founder of Affiliate Summit, GeekCast.fm, VelocityNYC Press and AffStat.com; the Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com; VP of Operations for MoneyMindedMoms.com and founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com. For a list of some of my other ventures, you can check out my personal blog at MissyWard.com.
2. How did you find yourself working in the Affiliate Marketing industry?
[Missy] I’d like to say that there was something that drew me to it initially, but to be quite honest, I was forced to learn it if I wanted to keep my job. I was told that I needed to launch an affiliate program when I was with Global Travel, so I learned how to do it using the trial by fire method. I became an affiliate of successful programs that were already in existence and worked my way backwards to learn the intricacies of managing a program.
3. How have you found this industry to be? Was it what you thought it to be?
[Missy] I feel truly blessed to be working in an industry where I have so many friends. Not the just “see ya at conferences friends”, but the kind that I can call any time to brainstorm with, travel to fun places with and yes, even complain to when no one else will understand me. The folks in this industry are extraordinary people that are successful in their own right. They’ve …read more