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New Unique Affiliate Program for an Entire Marketplace (e.g. think Amazon, ClickBank)
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I am excited to announce that we just launched an Affiliate Program to our online business documents marketplace, Flevy (http://flevy.com).

To provide some context, Flevy is the #1 online provider of high quality business documents. We sell presentation templates, financial models, PowerPoint templates, and more. We cover a wide breadth of corporate functions, from IT to Corporate Strategy to Communications to Change Management to Corporate Finance. Read more about Flevy here: http://flevy.com/about.

Flevy's Affiliate Program is structured like the Amazon Associates program. You direct customers to our site and earn a commission on each sale. Commission % is based on monthly sales.

For a limited time, we are boosting commission rates--up to 15% on all sales. These rates will be LOCKED IN for the lifetime of your account if you join within the limited promotion period.

Full program details and commission rate structure can be found here:
https://flevy.com/affiliates

What does our typical customer look like?

Our most common customer profile is someone who works in a corporate role at a mid-size to large enterprise. Here are several random examples to give you a better idea:

A marketer, working for P&G, needs to develop the pricing strategy for a new product. This person would be interested in this document --
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...g-strategy-226

A project manager is getting frustrated with Microsoft Project and is looking for an alternate solution, preferably built in Microsoft Excel and customizable. This person would be interested in this tool --
https://flevy.com/browse/information...l-in-excel-212

A VP wants to establish a proper scorecard and KPIs for his team. He may be interested in learning about the Balanced Scorecard methodology --
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...-scorecard-134

What makes this Affiliate Program unique?

Flevy is a marketplace, meaning people join us to both BUY and SELL their business documents. As part of the Affiliate Program, you can also refer document sellers to Flevy. You will then earn a commission on all sales that the document sellers makes off Flevy.

This is an important distinction from other Affiliate programs, such as Amazon's.

Who is this Affiliate Program best suited for?

In my opinion, this program is best suited for someone who has held a corporate role in a previous life. In other words, previously, you worked for a large company in some corporate function -- e.g., Marketing, Operations, IT, Supply Chain, HR, Program Management, Safety, etc. This could've been an internship or a job you've held for 10+ years.

This Flevy Affiliate Program allows you to capitalize on both your expertise and professional network. Furthermore, you will a significant advantage of others trying to sell these same documents, because you have domain knowledge of these highly specialized products.

Full program details: https://flevy.com/affiliates

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Questions? Please feel free to ask.

Unless a question is very specific to your particular situation, I would prefer to answer questions within this thread (and not PM), so as to avoid answering the same question multiple times. Thanks!

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ANNOUNCEMENT - 2/19

Marketing Tools built in Excel

One of our sellers DemandMetric specializes in marketing tools built in Excel. These documents are some of our best sellers. Each sells for $49.95 and there are currently 14 available.

For anyone with a corporate marketing background, this would be an easy product to sell. Customers are likely to buy multiple documents, as well.

Here are direct links to the products (in no particular order):

Competitive Analysis Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...lysis-tool-257

Market Segmentation and Analysis Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...lysis-tool-315

Project Prioritization Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...ation-tool-260

Core Competencies Assessment
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...assessment-322

Balanced Scorecard Strategy Map
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...rategy-map-256

Sales and Marketing Alignment Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...nment-tool-314

GAP Analysis Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...lysis-tool-320

Business Strategy Metrics Dashboard
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...-dashboard-321

Product Launch Checklist
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...-checklist-313

Market Research Capabilities Assessment
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...assessment-318

Brand Assessment Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...sment-tool-438

Lead Scoring Template
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...g-template-440

Marketing Channel Ranking Tool
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...nking-tool-441

Product Roadmap Template
https://flevy.com/browse/business-do...p-template-442

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