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June 25 2018 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations -

One of the many ways in which editors can earn money is by providing recommended product links to our visitors. Those recommended product links can be for your own products or for others you recommend, using an affiliate code. Either way, you make money one each sale.

Recommended products are set up under the "shops / products" admin menu in the bottom right of your admin screen.

With this new redesign, the images need to be larger. They should now be 400x400 squares. If you have a non-square image, just crop it so it shows part of the image. Conversely, you can add space around the left and right so it fills out to be a square. If it's a white background it's good to add a dark border so it has "edges". Ask me if you have challenges with this and I'm happy to help.

Also, I've expanded the URL field (the link to your destination) to now be 300 characters. Amazon's affiliate URLs were getting longer and longer so this should allow for those new longer styles.

To see the recommended products in action in our new design, go to the very bottom of this page -


They'll also be at the bottom of the channel pages, site pages, and related pages.

Let me know if you have any questions at all about setting up an affiliate account with Amazon. When someone follows your link you get credit not only for what they clicked on, but also for anything else they buy during their session. That can add up quickly!

Have a great week!


Lisa Shea, owner


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