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Re: Acceptable Use Violation Detected


Once I got an email from MailChimp that my account has been disabled..

With the same topic as this email.

I was surprised and shocked since I have used them for some time.

When I logged in to my account, I got the same message and most of my automation was on pause. I was also unable to make more or unpause the automation.

You see, I was into e-commerce at that time and that’s why I used MailChimp. MailChimp is pretty good at that. Maybe the best if you consider the price.

But now most of my emails was disabled, the same with all the emails that were going out to new and previous customers.

In the email, it was a link to their terms of service and after some reading, I understood why my account was disabled.

MailChimp doesn’t like affiliate marketing..

And I had just made some emails where I linked to an affiliate offer.

Maybe I had avoided this if I used link cloaking, but I didn’t know MailChimp rules against affiliate marketing.

I also shouldn’t use the same account for e-commerce and affiliate marketing.

I learned two things that day..

Back to my restricted account. I deleted the affiliate emails and asked the security adviser at MailChimp for forgiveness.

And forgiveness I got, but I still needed an autoresponder for affiliate marketing.

After I tested a couple of autoresponders I found one that I liked.

And I did read their terms of service this time.

GetResponse is affiliate marketing friendly. No rules against it as long you don’t spam.

I still use GetResponse today and recommend it to others.

And if you want to try GetResponse, you can get 30 days free trial here.

And if you order with my link, I can even give you an email marketing course for beginners that is based GetResponse.

My mistake was not a big none. I got my account back the day after and I didnt put much work in my affiliate marketing business at that time.

You don’t want to receive that message after a lot of work. It takes times to move from one autoresponder to another so this is something you don’t want to do often.

And you don’t want your account disabled..

So if you are into affiliate marketing, try getresponse!


The best color on your buttons

When I was new to online marketing, I spent a lot of time on tactics and details.

Details are important, but sometimes I spent almost all my time on the details or trying to learn the new tactics that someone is claiming is the new big thing.

I was trying to make my site perfect I remember. I spent time reading about what colors that were best to use. I spent weeks to make everything great.

Should I use a red, green or an orange button on my site? I didn’t have traffic, but the colors on the buttons were important.

What I should do is learning how to get traffic to my site. I can always change the color on the buttons later.

And colors is also something is best decided in an A/B split test.

We also have all the tactics. “Read this guide on my new tactic that made me $1000 a day after just 14 days” or something.

Big claims on income are what the “gurus” tell us they have archived with what they now want to teach us. And this new training is usually similar to the same training that they showed us the years before.

But still, this is the new 2018 tactic.. Same tactic, different wrapping. Have you experienced this before?

I have experienced this, and the courses were expensive and not worth it. Usually, you need to work hard to gain great results, not tactics.

If it were easy, more people would do it, and then it will be somewhat hard again.

You also need to do only the basic. This way its easier to find out what is working and what is not working.

Its hard to find the broken part in a big and complicated sales funnel with lots of moving parts.

Its easier to make it work with just a few parts. And if you want it more advanced, you can build it out later. This way you also have less invested in your sales funnel and marketing.

I needed to learn online marketing and the fundamentals.

And I needed to work hard to gain traffic, not just watch youtube videos by “experts” that is teaching their newly discovered 2018 tactic.

At Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn online marketing and the fundamentals.

When this is implemented, then you can go advanced. You can find the advanced training also at Wealthy Affiliate.

I like to keep it simple for now. And you want to keep it simple in the beginning.

You receive a plan on how to do your marketing. So you will not get lost in the details.

You can read my review about Wealthy Affiliate here.

And when you have stable traffic, you can optimize the colors on your buttons. So what is the best color? I guess orange like Amazons button, but you need to test it!