My guest this week is the recipient of several awards and recognitions for his work as an affiliate manager. Matt McWilliams been involved with affiliate marketing since around 2005 and has recently made a move back to a company that he helped launch in the early 2000’s.
Matt and I started with his beginnings in the industry with HometownQuotes.com – like many, Matt sort of fell into the role of affiliate manager and ran with it. He ran with it so well in fact, that when he moved to Legacy Learning and began managing their program, he earned a 2010 Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards Affiliate Manager of the Year award and a pair of awards from ABestWeb for Affiliate Manager of the Year (2009) and Most Improved Affiliate Program (2009).
We spoke about the industry at length – what Matt likes and dislikes about it, and that led to a great discussion about both FTC regulation and internet taxation and how they relate to his job as an affiliate manager.
Matt has recently moved back to Hometown Quotes where he will bring his personal touch and extensive skills to their affiliate program.
Thanks Matt for coming on the show!