I am about to launch and affiliate program, I have a few ideas..Help.

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I made a product I don't want to talk about in this thread.

It's a digital one. I want to either turn it into a clickbank product, or simply attract a few individual affiliates and create a variation of the product with the affiliates' unique ID for tracking purposes in my eCommerce store. So when the affiliate sends people to the cart it will go right to their variation of the product so all the people have to do is fill in the purchase information. For tracking they will have access to the dashboard and see when anything is selling. So if they see the book with their variation tag they will know they sold a copy. If they want to track traffic sources I can set up multiple variations with their tag, but an extra letter/number to keep track.


The first option costs an up front fee, and click bank gets a cut of all sales, which will add up to a hefty amount over time.

The second option is free. I'll have to manually pay the affiliates. I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. So I'm thinking affiliates have to wait the full 30 days until the money clears before they get paid. But if an affiliate consistently brings in sales daily then after a 30 day waiting period they will basically be getting checks every day.

What's the best path here? Thanks for any input.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    It will be harder to start a brand new affiliate program that's self-hosted and self-managed because affiliates aren't going to promote without the reassurance that they will be paid. Clickbank and similar providers offer that reassurance unless you're planning to work with affiliates that you already know and have worked with.

    I would say go through clickbank or a similar provider and it may be easier to switch to a self-managed affiliate program once you establish a base and a relationship with affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    Honestly. As an affiliate I would not promote your product nor would any other affiliates I know, and I know many big ones

    It will NOT convert as I told you via PM. Fix your sales page first... You can choose to ignore my advice like you did before, but you're not going to be successful with that sales page or high price point

    Trust me on this, I know what I'm talking about :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author kcbowman
    Ok, So i reported you in hopes they would remove your thread derailing off topic comment, but I'm on my own here. The product has already converted so your theory doesn't matter compared to the practical result. I'm sure some people on here will take your word as law because you are a vet, but I encourage them not to be the sheep following the flock and form their own opinions out of knowledge and not ignorance.If they do, that's fine also. I like individuals. What Jeff neglects to mention is that I don't have the funds to make the video yet. I told him I would split test the text vs video, and my sales page has converted.

    Anyway, your comment is off topic the topic here is which method should I choose.

    Thanks Gambino. What I'm going to do is finish establishing relationships online and do a split test when I get the funds for the video vs text ad.

    I don't think I want affiliates like Jeff. I am sure he is rich and successful, but he seems like a really negative person from our pm correspondences, and he doesn't like his ideas being questioned.

    If my CB affiliates want they can link over to the cart directly after utilizing their own sales tactics:
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    I coach people on list building and product creation. Stacking my experience against yours, you should probably LISTEN to my recommendations. I was nothing but respectful to you via our PM's, but you seem to dislike any idea that disagrees with how you feel "things should be" - seems that immediately turns you hostile...

    For example, you sent a TON of cold traffic to Venus Factor and didn't make a dime

    You made ONE sale on your own sales page for your product and that makes you an expert on traffic generation and conversions?

    You DON'T cold sell products like the Venus factor, as I said before you need to PRE-sell your list (or build a custom lander to do so) before just blasting cold traffic at a sales page.

    But hey, what is my advice worth? I just get paid thousands to give it and have helped people earn their first $1,000 per DAY & more....

    I'm done giving you free advice you don't want to listen to. I wish you the best of luck - really.

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author mytrafficjourney
    Originally Posted by kcbowman View Post

    I made a product I don't want to talk about in this thread.

    It's a digital one. I want to either turn it into a clickbank product, or simply attract a few individual affiliates and create a variation of the product with the affiliates' unique ID for tracking purposes in my eCommerce store. So when the affiliate sends people to the cart it will go right to their variation of the product so all the people have to do is fill in the purchase information. For tracking they will have access to the dashboard and see when anything is selling. So if they see the book with their variation tag they will know they sold a copy. If they want to track traffic sources I can set up multiple variations with their tag, but an extra letter/number to keep track.


    The first option costs an up front fee, and click bank gets a cut of all sales, which will add up to a hefty amount over time.

    The second option is free. I'll have to manually pay the affiliates. I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. So I'm thinking affiliates have to wait the full 30 days until the money clears before they get paid. But if an affiliate consistently brings in sales daily then after a 30 day waiting period they will basically be getting checks every day.

    What's the best path here? Thanks for any input.
    Hey KC,

    Keeping it simple will go a long way.

    A big mistake I made for one of my products was launching it on the wrong platform (stubborn that way ) and here's what I'd recommend.

    Non IM Niche related product: Launch on clickbank.
    IM Niche related product: JVzoo or WarriorPlus

    Once you're more established you can go with nanacast or your own solutions but for now I'd go with the common ones.

    That way you'll be able to attract more affiliates and get your products much faster off the ground and scale from there.

    Hope that helps.
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