Creating A Competing Offer To A Product Of Which You Were An Affiliate

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Hello Everyone,

Have you ever purchased a digital product (online course specifically), you used it, had very good success with it but there were clear gaps in the product and you know it could be improved upon. But since you had success with the product, you signed up as an affiliate and promoted it to your audience.

At some point down the line, you decide you can make a better product than the one you were an affiliate for so you create your own product to fill the gaps in that course you purchased.

Does the fact that you were an affiliate for that product reduce your credibility in the eyes of your audience that you're now creating a competing product for something you've used in the past and promoted to them?
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  • Hi, I trust that if you had been building a good and trusting relationship with your customer base or subscribers, they will not perceive you as no credibility.

    It all depends on how you have been projecting yourself when you are connecting with your subscribers. If you have been staying neutral but has been promoting actively on one of the affiliated products then it is okay to promote another if it is deem as a better product without 'bad mouthing'the last product that you had promoted previously as that will make you lose whatever credibility with your subscriber base.

    If they see you as a knowledgeable person in your own field/niche of expertise, you are basically just sharing your recommendations to them whenever you chance upon a good product. This is where the trust that your subscriber base has with you, comes in.

    Hope your new product works well for you !
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by Original4Some View Post

    Hello Everyone,

    Have you ever purchased a digital product (online course specifically), you used it, had very good success with it but there were clear gaps in the product and you know it could be improved upon. But since you had success with the product, you signed up as an affiliate and promoted it to your audience.

    At some point down the line, you decide you can make a better product than the one you were an affiliate for so you create your own product to fill the gaps in that course you purchased.

    Does the fact that you were an affiliate for that product reduce your credibility in the eyes of your audience that you're now creating a competing product for something you've used in the past and promoted to them?
    No one is paying as close attention to you as you are. Nor as you believe they are.

    Have a reason, if you must call attention to it: "I liked the original idea so much, but there were some elements missing or that I didn't have full control over, that I feel are necessary to getting the most out of the tool for you. So I decided to create..."

    But really...no one is watching you as closely as you think they are.
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  • Profile picture of the author mostCPA
    I think it dependents on how you will introduce the product itself.
    I suggest to create a simple comparison between you and the others on the market then let the user choose.
    and DON'T forget:
    to make yourself available for customer inquiries
    to use an FAQ in your bulk legal emails to your customer with any offer.
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