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Top Music Affiliate Programs for 2022

This is my MASTER LIST of the BEST Music Affiliate Programs to Join This Year!Alas, what would this world be without music? Who in this wide, wide world does not like music? Everyone likes some form of music; indeed, it is one of the few things that unites us all as a species. A universal […]
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100+ Profitable Niches List for 2022

Lately I've been getting a TON of emails asking me the very same question:What are the most profitable niches in Internet Marketing?So, after I responded to the first few - I decided to make a blog post about it instead for all to enjoy by listing some MAJOR niches, AND quite a few of their […]
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The Best Affiliate Programs for 2022!

In this post I'm going to go into the Best Affiliate Marketing Networks for 2020 and beyond!One of the BIGGEST Issues I find new Affiliate Marketers struggle with is WHAT products to promote, and where to find the best affiliate networks with the biggest payouts!That's why I created my most profitable niches blog post, and […]
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The 10 Best Solar Affiliate Programs in 2022

Overview: In this post, I go into the Top 10 Solar Affiliate Programs you can promote as an affiliate marketer!  This niche is definitely great year round, so dig in and enjoy! Table of Contents 1. SmartPower4All Solar Affiliate Program2. Solgaard Affiliate Program3. LuminAID Solar Affiliate Program4. GoGreenSolar Affiliate Program5. Goal Zero Affiliate Program6. Inergy […]
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The 20 Best Golf Affiliate Programs

This is my MASTER LIST of the BEST Golf Affiliate Programs to Join This Year!Mankind has been hitting balls with sticks since time immemorial. Many games involve balls and sticks but few are as famous and as lucrative as the game of golf. Played by over 25 million Americans, golf is one of the largest […]
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Transitions and Updates

 Greetings blog readers! While I don't blog nearly as much as I used to, I'm still here, and still quite busy.

I'm in the midst of wrapping up an Interim Executive Director position, and already beginning another long-term contract and scheduling trainings for 2022!

First the Interim job... Since May of 2020 (second month of "shelter-in-place") I've been the IED for Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS). I will always think of FOAS as my "pandemic position," as so much of the experience was colored by the ongoing response to COVID-19, and 95% of the work had to be done virtually, online.

The assignment started with a merger exploration. After several months of (Zoom) meetings with the other nonprofit we all reached the conclusion that, while we were all committed to some form of future collaboration, a full merger was not appropriate at this time.

We then turned our attention to getting ready to hire FOAS' first permanent Executive Director. This included putting fiscal controls into place, creating administrative policies and procedures, and getting our staff benefits for the first time. An old colleague from CompassPoint days came out of retirement to help us with interviewing stakeholders and doing an organizational assessment. 

FOAS has now brought on an excellent young ED who is well positioned to grow the organization over the next several years. I'm still on contract to provide some support as needed, but he's doing great.

My new long-term contract is with the Recovery Cafe Network. I had previously been the Executive Director for Recovery Cafe San Jose (2015-2019), and for the past two years I've been a founding Board member helping to launch Recovery Cafe Santa Cruz. 

Obviously, I'm a fan of the RC model, and feel it is a needed and successful approach to providing long-term support for addiction, homelessness, mental health challenges, and recovery from a thousand other life traumas.

My contract (part time) is to be a "California Catalyst," providing technical support and guidance to new emerging Cafes in the region, identifying others who may be interested in implementing the model, and developing some regional funding for all the local Cafes.

My online courses in Grant Proposal Writing and Board Basics are continuing, and doing well, and have led to my first East Coast in-person training contract! I will be doing a version of the Board training, and a session on dealing with organizational change in South Carolina in March 2022 (more on that later).

As the world seems to emerging from the worst of the pandemic into a new reality, I am pleased with where I am, and the work that I'm doing. I hope things are well for you, too. Thank you for reading.

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