Publisher Spotlight: Check Out Sam
Publisher Projector: Check Out Sam
Can you briefly introduce yourself?
Hello! My name is Sam and I am the blogger behind Check Out Sam.
I have been working in the online community for about ten years now, but the blog itself has only been focused for about five years.
Can you introduce Check Out Sam to our readers?
At Check Out Sam I try to give as much advice and information as possible so that future travelers can start their vacation well prepared. It does not matter if they decide to take a short break in the city or a long road trip to New Zealand, for example.
I visit all the places and write all my tips, routes and guides on the blog. In this way my readers are fully prepared for their vacation abroad.
Like I said earlier, I’ve been involved in affiliate marketing for quite some time. When I started blogging, I was actually already living abroad most of the time. However, I focused more on smaller projects. Then the idea of a travel blog came to my mind and so… Now we are already several years later and we are looking at where this idea brought me!
How long have you been in a relationship with Tradedoubler?
I have been collaborating with Tradedoubler since the beginning of the blog. This is mainly related to the interesting and great partners that you show in the travel industry.
In addition, I also like working with you and your partners, because communication is easy and fast. Also, it’s not trivial: I notice that your payout rates are a bit higher than what the competition offers.
What would you say are the biggest benefits to an advertiser working with Check out Sam?
I’ve been in affiliate marketing for ten years and I know what works. Right now, Check Out Sam is one of the biggest blogs in Belgium and the Netherlands and I’m sure the German blog will also start to show a lot of promising signs in the coming months and years.
Because I only work with brands and companies that I trust, my readers know they can trust my opinion.
I always stay true to my advertisers. This way you start a long-term relationship that is built to last!
Do you have any upcoming promotions, new releases or exciting news that you want to share?
Due to the Corona pandemic, the travel industry has naturally stopped. So, I come up with ideas, and to see them flush it out, it’s really fun.
However, I did nothing during these years! In my home country (Belgium) and in our neighbors (Netherlands), there is definitely a lot to do as well. And I was lucky because many of your advertisers are also active in these areas.
A year and a half ago, I started the German version of Check Out Sam. Thanks to Corona, these works have slowed down naturally, but they certainly have not been placed in the freezer either! I really look forward to growing further in 2021 and 2022. On the German blog, I will also implement Tradedoubler and their partners.
Where do you think the partner space is headed next year? What are the main market disturbances?
I think this is really hard to predict because there are always a lot of new things growing or evolving.
What I have noticed is that the Last Touch Attribution becomes less than a standard one. Each publisher is paid according to their position in the steps that lead to a real sale. I personally think this is a big step forward. That way, the whole process is more honest in my opinion.
What worries me (a little) is the news that some Internet browsers want to run without cookies in the future. On the one hand, I understand that this is better for the consumer, but on the other hand, I wonder what they will be replaced with.
However … I am also convinced that you will come up with a great solution and that I do not have to worry about it at all!
What do you like most about affiliate marketing?
I really like to have so much freedom. I can work whenever I want, from where I want and decide for myself how much time I spend behind my computer screen.
Because almost everything is done online, it is never a problem if I am abroad. And there I can continue working on my sites, resolving issues or working on new tasks.
It is also wonderful that there are so many opportunities. Affiliate marketing is really available in every field and that’s why I always find new ideas for collaboration. In addition, I also believe that affiliate marketing is not as annoying as (most) ads. I always choose sites or products that I use and that’s why it’s really natural to embed links to them on my sites.
What was your biggest travel experience?
Pooh δεν It really is not easy to choose an experience! I am truly blessed, because in recent years I have had so many beautiful experiences and travel moments… And I really hope to have many more of these coming years!
Most of the time, they are small moments that I stay with (a beautiful hotel, an amazing restaurant, a unique museum).
If there is one trip that threw me off my socks from start to finish, it must have been my road trip to South Africa.
There is so much to do and explore and it seems like a highlight was followed by another highlight throughout the trip.
Apart from that, I was also lucky enough to meet so many like-minded people. Associate bloggers and journalists, but also people who are responsible for communications in a travel agency or company. Some real friendships have developed from these frequent moments together, so of course this is another advantage of my job!
Is there anything else you would like our advertisers to know?
Do not hesitate to send me a message. I am always open to finding a nice idea or making ideas for ideas.
I do not intend to stop soon, so maybe we can pave the way together for a very bright future!
Thanks, Sam, for the interview!
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