The End of Mode Media: What to Do Now and Mode Media Alternatives

The End of Mode Media: What to do and Mode Media alternatives

The most difficult aspect of being a freelancer is that nothing is ever certain. What worked yesterday may not work tomorrow. Money and jobs that were promised to you may never materialize. Commission rates may change overnight. Or, an ad/influencer network you’ve partnered with may declare bankruptcy, which is exactly what happened today with Mode Media. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mode Media shut its doors effective immediately.

A memo circulated at Mode saying “that for the last five months, it had been ‘actively and continuously’ seeking financing or an acquisition and believed its efforts would not be successful if employees were told.” Their funding attempts apparently failed and the Mode Media bankruptcy became public knowledge earlier today.

It should be noted that while Mode Media has filed for bankruptcy and has apparently told their employees, they have yet to reach out to the thousands of content creators and ad hosts in their network.

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The CJ Content Certified Program is a MUST for Bloggers

We are all at different parts of our affiliate marketing journey, but did you know that affiliate marketing isn’t for bloggers? That’s right. Affiliate marketing has been around almost as long as the internet but it wasn’t designed for content creators. That’s why you will start getting inundated with deals and coupons when you start registering for affiliate programs. Those “ads” are great for affiliate sites like Ebates or Retailmenot, but unless you’re a deal blogger they’re probably not working

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