Really??? A $25,000 Bonus...

Profile picture of the author cskaminski by cskaminski Posted: 08/16/2013
Hi,

I would love your opinion on something...

One of the well known marketers that I am on their list offered a $25,000 bonus in product and services (good stuff too) for signing up using their using their link to an affiliate program/opportunity that costs about $50/month.

What is your gut reaction?

Do you get the impression it's a good or bad affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?

Why do you feel that way?

-Chris
#$25 #bonus

  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    WillR
    Based on the information you have provided, it's impossible to say.

    How can we possibly make a judgement call without knowing a thing about the product.

    My rule is always to buy the product because you need the product and because it is more valuable to you than the money it costs. If it is then buy it. If it's not then don't buy it.

    I will bet you the bonuses are worth nothing near $25,000 in real world value.
  • Profile picture of the author cskaminski
    cskaminski
    In my mind, I would want to agree with you and only buy a product if it was something I needed and at a great value. Being honest, the truth for me is that I have bought stuff because I wanted a bonus product more than the product being offered.

    I don't want to tell you what the bonuses are because that would take away from the original question and add more variables (personalities) into the mix.

    I will say this. Many people would agree that the bonuses being offered would be worth $25,000.

    It seems we are already focusing on the bonus here. Does that mean the bonus takes focus away from the main product being offered? Maybe/Maybe not

    Is that a good thing - or not???

    Back to the original question...

    Does it say to you anything about the original affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?


    Originally Posted by WillR View Post

    Based on the information you have provided, it's impossible to say.

    How can we possibly make a judgement call without knowing a thing about the product.

    My rule is always to buy the product because you need the product and because it is more valuable to you than the money it costs. If it is then buy it. If it's not then don't buy it.

    I will bet you the bonuses are worth nothing near $25,000 in real world value.
  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Rob Whisonant
    It makes me think that the marketer is hurting for money and trying get gullible people to spend $50 "FAST" so he can make a few dollars to pay his light bill before it gets turned off.

    Re's
    Rob Whisonant
  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    Taniwha
    Originally Posted by WillR View Post

    Based on the information you have provided, it's impossible to say.

    How can we possibly make a judgement call without knowing a thing about the product.

    My rule is always to buy the product because you need the product and because it is more valuable to you than the money it costs. If it is then buy it. If it's not then don't buy it.

    I will bet you the bonuses are worth nothing near $25,000 in real world value.
    WillR, the following doesn't have to do with the topic, but what's up with the tacky arrow in your sig? Writeaway has it, too.

    Forgive me if it's increased your sales, but it looks ugly, and I can't help but cringe. :p
  • Profile picture of the author willbucks
    willbucks
    My gut reactions, is there must be a bonus for the guru (like a new car)? Or maybe they made a deal with the original owner to cross market.

    Most guru's have ton's of products already there so it is not costing them anything. Why not use them to increase their income.

    I would judge the program/opportunity on it's own merit and purchase it as such. Like you I have bought products because I wanted the bonus from the guru.
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    WillR
    Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

    WillR, the following doesn't have to do with the topic, but what's up with the tacky arrow in your sig? Writeaway has it, too.

    Forgive me if it's increased your sales, but it looks ugly, and I can't help but cringe. :p
    Yep, he copied the arrow after I did it. He must have liked it.

    The fact you noticed it says it all.

    The best ads are those that evoke emotion, either positive or negative.

    So thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    WillR
    Originally Posted by cskaminski View Post

    In my mind, I would want to agree with you and only buy a product if it was something I needed and at a great value. Being honest, the truth for me is that I have bought stuff because I wanted a bonus product more than the product being offered.

    I don't want to tell you what the bonuses are because that would take away from the original question and add more variables (personalities) into the mix.

    I will say this. Many people would agree that the bonuses being offered would be worth $25,000.

    It seems we are already focusing on the bonus here. Does that mean the bonus takes focus away from the main product being offered? Maybe/Maybe not

    Is that a good thing - or not???

    Back to the original question...

    Does it say to you anything about the original affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?
    Bonuses or no bonuses, my point is this.

    If it's something you need and is more valuable to you than the money you are going to spend, then buy it. If it's not, then don't buy it. It's really that simple

    If someone was selling $10 notes on the side of the street for $9 I would buy them all day long. If I came back the next day and he was selling those same $10 notes for $10.01, I wouldn't buy any.

    The value of the product relative to the amount you are spending is all that matters.
  • Profile picture of the author THK
    THK
    Originally Posted by cskaminski View Post


    Back to the original question...

    Does it say to you anything about the original affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?
    I doesn't say anything about the original product.

    Originally Posted by cskaminski View Post

    ... the truth for me is that I have bought stuff because I wanted a bonus product more than the product being offered.
    It tells me that the guy offering the bonuses knows his target audience.

    Tanvir
  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    Taniwha
    Originally Posted by WillR View Post

    Yep, he copied the arrow after I did it. He must have liked it.

    The fact you noticed it says it all.

    The best ads are those that evoke emotion, either positive or negative.

    So thanks!
    I blacked out for a couple minutes, and when I woke up, I was staring at a receipt from your product. Oh god, what wizardry is this!?
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    sbucciarel
    First off, I don't believe that the actual worth of the bonus is $25K, unless it's a car and no I wouldn't buy into a $50/mnth product unless I absolutely wanted that product. If someone has to attempt to lure you into buying on their affiliate link with the "$25K bonus" line, the product is probably really crappy and wouldn't sell on it's own merits.
  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    zahanega
    Like everyone else said, I doubt there is actually a $25000 bonus. seem like an over the top marketing pitch
  • Profile picture of the author nmcc
    nmcc
    The over-valuations do seem to be escalating - saw one yesterday offering $10,001 worth of products for $9.99 - stretching credibility to the max. I note the big players don't feel the need to do any of that - I think that says it all.
  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    thedanbrown
    I don't think it's scammy. It seems like the marketer is offering such a killer bonus because he/she is trying to win the affiliate contest for that product, which could mean an extra $25,000 cash bonus for him/her so you might be getting a great deal.
  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Curtis2011
    Anyone can write an ebook and then claim it is worth $25,000.

    If the products he is delivering are digital, then they may be 'worth' that much, but they sure as hell don't cost him much to produce.
  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Lance K
    Originally Posted by cskaminski View Post


    Back to the original question...

    Does it say to you anything about the original affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?
    It sounds to me like your guru may have a side bet with his buddies on who is going to win an affiliate contest or something.
  • Profile picture of the author cskaminski
    cskaminski
    Actually, another top marketer won the affiliate contest and drove off the Ferrari that was the prize.

    Originally Posted by Lance K View Post

    It sounds to me like your guru may have a side bet with his buddies on who is going to win an affiliate contest or something.
  • Profile picture of the author cskaminski
    cskaminski
    A lot of people have chimed in about the bonus and what the marketer's motivation might be, but so far, there are really only two answers to the original question:

    Does a $25,000 bonus give the impression it's a good or bad affiliate program/opportunity being promoted?

    Originally Posted by THK View Post

    I doesn't say anything about the original product.
    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

    If someone has to attempt to lure you into buying on their affiliate link with the "$25K bonus" line, the product is probably really crappy and wouldn't sell on it's own merits.

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