Here are a few newsletters which I devor as soon as they arrive because they often contain vital tips you won't find anywhere else. [UPDATED 2012.]
Veteran Internet marketer Paul Myers is an outspoken, at times outrageously funny, astute observer of the Internet market scene. He treads his own path, does things HIS way, and achieves absolutely astounding conversion rates. I've been a keen subscriber since about 1997, I think.
Paul's newsletter is free, but don't be fooled by the price. Paul provides genuinely USEFUL tips and tutorials. Highly recommended.
Planet Ocean, the acknowledged experts on everything to do with search engine optimization, publish a superb monthly newsletter, Search Engine News, as well as an ebook, updated monthly – The Unfair Advantage Book On Winning The Search Engine Wars. I've been a very keen subscriber for several years. This is an absolute must-have.
Ken Evoy, a highly successful, innovative affiliate merchant, writes THREE newsletters which consistently offer the most detailed, helpful, step-by-step advice for affiliates I've seen. He doesn't just have affiliates – he has raving fans.
You can get informative newsletters from Ken simply by joining his 5 Pillar Affiliate Program, which has superb products. I earn four-figure and sometimes five-figure monthly commissions from this program. Note: Be sure to read the affiliate agreement. To earn the residual and lifetime commissions, you have to achieve monthly sales targets, so regard residual commissions as a bonus.
Derek Gehl publishes an extremely informative newsletter suitable for affiliates and any Internet marketer. The company's sales have topped the $50 million mark. I recommend you join the affiliate program and keep an eye on this company.
European news for affiliates
Affiliatepr.de is a news service for affiliate marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It distributes announcements about new affiliate programs or changing commissions as well as press releases about affiliate marketing related topics or case studies, white papers etc. For merchants, it's an easy and time saving resource to let the largest European market learn about your affiliate program.