Robert is the author of Performance Partnerships, The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing and the founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, an industry-leading affiliate marketing agency.
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2) Focus in on one or two tasks and delegate the rest to others.
3) Leverage influencer marketing to expand your brand’s reach.
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[01:38] – Robert’s expertise is in customer acquisition and performance marketing
- Robert believes in building a great company by establishing a culture, core values and leadership
[02:27] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Affiliate marketing is creating a performance-based relationship with a win-win nature
- Affiliate revenue is a big part of Entrepreneurs On Fire’s revenue
[03:55] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Robert’s business had a bad quarter because of a mis-hire
[05:50] – Robert learned two things about hiring from this experience
- First, have a process in place and don’t get too excited about a candidate
- Second, don’t assign the hiring process solely on one person
[06:53] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Robert was thinking of how to solve a problem while in a taxi cab with part of his team. He suddenly thought that they should become publishers—that they should create a separate company that would help their existing business
09:38 – The lesson is to focus in on just one or two things, then have others to work on the other tasks
[10:11] – Before an entrepreneur gets to his first $10M in revenue, he needs to have focus
[10:52] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? Robert is fired up about how his book can make an impact on affiliate marketing
- “Performance doesn’t get old”
[12:00] – More people are spending and willing to spend on influencer marketing
[13:14] – People use influencer marketing because they’re paying for placements
[16:27] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “A low tolerance on [taking] risks”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Just start”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Definitely redesigning my morning routine”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Sanebox
- Share the book that you wrote and why you wrote it? – Robert wrote Performance Partnerships because he thinks that the industry is misunderstood and he wants to address what performance marketing does and doesn’t do
[20:56] – Make choices that are aligned with your values and goals
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