I contacted a few product owners running affiliate programs asking for a review copy and I was just ignored.
Now, I put a lot of effort in to what I sent them to show that I was legit (I have my reputation to protect). Guess what response I got from these business people?
A big fat........ IGNORE!
I can understand that you may have been burned by freebie seekers before, but don't you think that burning potentially great affiliates by just ignoring them can harm your business?
What about a quick email asking them how they were planning on promoting your product to see if the prospect had actually thought about how they would market your product? This would quickly separate those who did want to seriously promote your product from those who want a free ebook.
I, for one, would rather have actually read or looked at your product/ service before promoting it.
On a side note, if you are in the Sports Betting niche and would like someone promoting your product, PM me!