Here’s an interesting item from Apple. They just sent an email to everyone in their Podcast directory encouraging them to sign up for the Apple iTunes Affiliate Program and link to their Podcasts using an affiliate link.
The idea here is, link to your Podcast, they jump over to buy a tune or two. You get 5%. You get the idea.
From the note:
By joining the iTunes Affiliate program, you can earn a 5% commission when you drive traffic to your podcast page on iTunes and generate sales of music or video content during the same 24-hour user session.
Rather restrictive if you ask me – but then again, they didn’t ask me.
If this is Apple just trying something – I’m thrilled. If they’re hoping to do more of this, I think they’re missing their focus.