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Missy Ward
Works at SpecialNeedsGifts.com
Attended Duke University
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Thanks for the mention +Shawn Collins 
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The latest, lazy, unimaginative hacks claim there is nothing wrong, because our brand is a generic name.  A while back, we seemed to have made a good case to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the contrary, because they granted us a trademark.
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Here's some great tips from +Performance Marketing Association  Corporate Member +Wade Tonkin  on how to keep yourself in the clear when it comes to trademarks in affiliate marketing:

http://thepma.org/avoiding-trademark-pitfalls-in-affiliate-marketing/
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A great reminder from +Lisa Picarille  on the importance of following Job Application Directions! 
 
Following instructions and paying attention to details are key elements to doing a job right. It’s simply common sense, right? Well, it seems that those traits are just as important when applying for a job.
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The lead generation industry has a complex distribution model and sometimes rather obscure interconnections. Like any industry, when a lack of transparency
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Did you know that executives spend an average of 6 weeks per year looking for lost documents? Cray!   Here's some tips to clean up your mess and get some time back
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Here's some tips on what you need to do if you give a crap about your affiliate marketing business...
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My sister Jenny Ward-Calkins talks about a new project that launched yesterday called "MissionT21.com - Unexpected Stories of a Down Syndrome Diagnosis" that she is part of on Specialneedsgifts.com: http://specialneedsgifts.com/missiont21-unexpected-stories-syndrome-diagnosis/
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Here's a post I just finished up on the +Performance Marketing Association blog with updates on the Federal and State legislative activity concerning Internet Sales Tax (both passed and proposed), so that you can be aware of how it may impact your business.    If you are in #affiliatemarketing  please share with a friend.
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It's so hard to operate an online business with so many states have their own laws and regulations. There should be a standard.
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  • SpecialNeedsGifts.com
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • Affiliate Summit
    Founder, 2003 - present
  • itsaWAHMthing.com
    Co-Founder, present
  • MissyWard.com
    BlogMistress, 2004 - present
  • Affiliate Marketers Give Back
    Founder, 2007 - present
  • Revenews.com
    Co-Publisher, 2009 - present
  • GeekCast.fm
    Co-Founder & President, 2007 - present
  • FeedFront Magazine
    Co-Founder & President, 2008 - present
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Affiliate Marketer, Breast Cancer Slayer, Oenophile & AC/DC fan. The Internet is an ATM to me.
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Missy Ward: Affiliate Marketing, WAHM, Mompreneur, Blogger

Missy Ward blogs on MissyWard.com, an affiliate marketing blog and is an affiliate marketing Swiss Army knife, work at home mom, die-hard AC/DC fan and active fundraiser for charities that support breast cancer research, treatment and community programs.

After spending over a dozen years in Marketing Departments of various companies and managing her own affiliate sites, Missy Ward founded Affiliate Summit Corporation in 2003 with her business partner, Shawn Collins on a $400 investment.

Today, Affiliate Summit is now a privately-held, multi-million dollar media company that produces Conferences & Tradeshows, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm and AffStat.com.

Missy is also the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Co-Founder of itsaWAHMthing.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and runs a number of her own niche affiliate websites.

She is a contributor and editor of the Internet Marketing from the Real Experts and is the author of  "It's All About the Cookies", which is a business book cleverly disguised as a cookbook. The net proceeds of the sales of these books are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, respectively.  

Missy recently launched SpecialNeedsGifts.com, a site that helps parents, friends and family members select gifts that help children with Down Syndrome, Autism, ADD, SPD, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Impairment, developmental delays and other special needs.  50% of the net proceeds of the site are donated to the North Pocono Parents of Down Syndrome and Friends.  

For the last 14+ years, Missy Ward has helped companies grow their businesses successfully using the performance marketing model.  Before she quit her day job and decided to work for herself she was the Director of Public Relations for Media Breakaway LLC, Vice President of Partnership Marketing for eBound Strategies, President of Aluria Software and Vice-President of Marketing for Global Travel International.

Missy hates cold weather, flavored coffee and meat.

She loves wine.  Lots and lots of wine. 

Follow Missy Ward on Twitter @missyward , Facebook.com/MissyWard or on Google+.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter at MissyWard.com

 

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I've helped raise over $500,000 to fight breast cancer through AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com
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  • Baruch College
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How to Develop Lead Scoring - PMA
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Sneaking Into Conferences Makes You an Asshat - Affiliate Marketing Blog...
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So, this past weekend, I went on a little Facebook rant after watching some folks in the #ASW14 hashtag on Twitter make plans to meet during

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ShareASale's Under the Stars Party at Affiliate Summit West 2014
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Get ready for ShareASale's Under the Stars Party: Super Heroes vs. Super Villains at Affiliate Summit West 2014.

Affiliate Summit East 2013 Raises $24,311 to Fight Breast Cancer
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BookGoodies - Connecting Readers, Authors, Bloggers and Reviewers - Book...
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Community to connect avid book readers, writers, authors, book bloggers and book reviewers. Helping readers and authors connect and discover

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(SSS Event) Learning Resourses: New Sprouts Breakfast Review and Giveaway!!
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My girls will be starting school next year, funny how time flies by so fast!! This will be a huge step for Shay, so I try and help her get r

BottleRock Napa - Music, Wine & Affiliate Marketing
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BottleRock Napa which will be held at the Napa Valley Expo, will feature more than 60 bands, top wineries, the best of Napa food, microbrews

Affiliate Summit
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The premier affiliate marketing conference and tradeshow.

Thoughts on the Google Affiliate Network Shutdown
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Dog Health Handbook
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A Healthy Dog is the Real Reward

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Type-A Advanced Philadelphia is taking place on April 20th in Philadelphia.Type-A Parent Conference is a well-established conference for mom

Affiliate Marketers Give Back
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Fighting Breast Cancer Since 2007

Dragon Blogger Technology and Entertainment
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Technology, Entertainment, Gaming and Blogging/SEO Portal