I was contacted about a month ago from an affiliate manager. I checked him out and he has a great reputation but I didn't think I could afford him. He raved about my services and said he believed in me but I could not afford him.
Then I tried to join some affiliate networks he had mentioned he was going to put me and they declined me.
Then out of the blue I hear from a guy asking about my affiliate program and one of my services. We emailed a few times and played some phone tag and finally I checked him out and I found out the guy is a rather well know super affiliate. He's lectured at some affiliate seminars and stuff.
Now to my question. Is it normal for a super affiliate to request an exclusive agreement with me? Like limit the affiliate networks I can join and specific names of other affiliates I cannot sign up? I already agreed to give this guy his own commission rates.
Also does anyone know if affiliate managers and super affiliates and affiliate network owners get together to sort of "rig the game"?