Anyone Marketing The Electronic Cigarette?

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Anyone here marketing the electronic cigarette?

I started marketing it a couple months ago and was doing pretty well with it. Then the cpa network I was was working with dropped the offer.

I'm looking for a good affilate program or cpa. I checked Offervault and there are a few networks offering it but I've never heard of them. Any suggestions? Can anyone recommend a good affiliate program?

Thanks in advance...
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Matt,

    These things are going to be HUGE.

    I tried a few models out last year, but they were fraught with mechanical issues.

    ...hear they're getting better now.

    I reckon the various e-cig forums are the best place to market these jobbies at the moment...it's still an underground movement.

    Steve



    Originally Posted by Matthew Olson View Post

    Anyone here marketing the electronic cigarette?

    I started marketing it a couple months ago and was doing pretty well with it. Then the cpa network I was was working with dropped the offer.

    I'm looking for a good affilate program or cpa. I checked Offervault and there are a few networks offering it but I've never heard of them. Any suggestions? Can anyone recommend a good affiliate program?

    Thanks in advance...
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

      Matt,

      These things are going to be HUGE.

      I tried a few models out last year, but they were fraught with mechanical issues.

      ...hear they're getting better now.

      I reckon the various e-cig forums are the best place to market these jobbies at the moment...it's still an underground movement.

      Steve

      i tried them too, i even bought the "screwdriver"
      Vaporizers burn out quickly... ;/
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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    not marketing it but have tried it - it's pretty cool! Draw on it and it lights up and you get the same sensation you would with a regular cigarette. Then you can just put it in your pocket!

    Like I said - pretty cool product.

    Would love to find a good CPA or affiliate network to market it with.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I saw an offer on cxdigital a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if it's still there. I am considering this also.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    I am hearing a lot of radio ads for them. They've been running for a while, so it might be something to check out.
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    • Profile picture of the author J smith
      EA doesn't seem to allow articles with e-cigarette mentioned anymore. had an unrelated article that briefly mentioned electronic cigarettes and it got denied by EA. So that's kind of annoying, though a good reminder that you need to diversify everything about your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josef_Benjamin
    I have one here I will be promoting soon (to busy now doing other things to focus on actively at the moment)

    2 words:

    Green Smoke

    I think it's CPS or CPA (both?), but they offer generous commishions and life time sales for repeat business.

    Looks like a very reputable product, I hear it's actually the best one on the market from much of my own research...but I'm not a smoker myself...

    So there ya go, your welcome america
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Olson
      Originally Posted by Josef_Benjamin View Post

      I have one here I will be promoting soon (to busy now doing other things to focus on actively at the moment)

      2 words:

      Green Smoke

      I think it's CPS or CPA (both?), but they offer generous commishions and life time sales for repeat business.

      Looks like a very reputable product, I hear it's actually the best one on the market from much of my own research...but I'm not a smoker myself...

      So there ya go, your welcome america
      Green Smoke does look pretty good... thanks for the tip Josef.
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      • Profile picture of the author danhughes
        Like it or not, these things will be massive.

        Their current regulation it little to none (I'm sure that will change). They have a very high margin and perceived value.

        For (probably) the first time ever, they are a rebill product that customers may actually want to be rebilled

        I've even seen POS on them, let alone all the online stuff.

        R.J. Reynolds are pushing hard on smoke free tobacco products. Their product is called Camel Snus and in addition to major POS coverage, they are also giving it big print converge too.

        Generally speaking, they are being pushed as a product for smokers that are situationally unable to smoke. I can see this changing.

        I would bet that there will be some serious interest (and promotions you can run) come the New Year health kick. I know they are not healthy per se, but plenty of people think that Light Cigarettes are healthy, even though that was disproved as least 10 years ago.

        We're already testing / optimizing our campaigns in preparation for the new year.
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        • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
          Haven't found a decent affiliate programme apart from Amazon who I'm doing quite well with. Green Smoke looks interesting but the prices are hiked up. I got my first starter kit for less than half of what they charge and I had 20 more cartridges.

          Yes they will be massive. I stopped smoking using them 5 months ago and even after an armed robbery where I work a few weeks back I refused the offer of a tobacco cigarette. Thats how good they have been for me.

          The best place to market them is on the street. Everywhere I smoked my ecig I got interest, then gave them my website address. The only negative is the price, most people can't see beyond the cost for a starter pack initailly being higher then a weeks cigs, but then they save far more than that long term.

          EZA doesn't allow articles with a link to a website with ecigs on them, they seem to think that they are tobacco products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Olson
      Originally Posted by Josef_Benjamin View Post

      I have one here I will be promoting soon (to busy now doing other things to focus on actively at the moment)

      2 words:

      Green Smoke

      I think it's CPS or CPA (both?), but they offer generous commishions and life time sales for repeat business.

      Looks like a very reputable product, I hear it's actually the best one on the market from much of my own research...but I'm not a smoker myself...

      So there ya go, your welcome america
      Thanks for the Green Smoke recommendation Josef. I agree, it looks like a good product...

      I started promoting GS a couple days ago and am already seeing some steady sales. I almost hesitated because the initial commissions are not quite as high as most CPA offers. But upon closer inspection I realized the reoccurring commissions will more than make up for it... this is something most people will actually WANT to be rebilled for!

      I also like the fact that their ecigarette vaporizers are built into the nicotine cartridges so you have a fresh atomizer each time. Has anyone else noticed if this feature makes a big difference? Are there any other manufacturers with this design?
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  • Guilty! I'm doing just fine with them. Promoting several different companies not CPA. What's the point in CPA? Get your visitors on a brand and they will pay residuals each time they buy. CPA is a one time shot.

    There is only 1 USA Co I know of... and the FDA is the only thing that will screw up the momentum. $100 million market and growing.

    They are not cheap so commissions are good.

    I don't know how reputable these things are as they are almost all coming out of China.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I think I remember AvenueGirl was or is promoting these as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author A Bary
      There are tough regulations controlling this market:

      -Google Adwords doesn't allow it.
      -FTC Announced that the harm caused by e cigarettes isn't significantly different from regular cigarettes, so, they are (or going to soon) force these companies to disclose this and to clearly mention that it isn't a"quit smoking" method, as many of those who used it reported that they didn't quit smoking using e cigarettes, on the contrary, some smokers continue to smoke them with regular cigarettes..

      I was thinking about promoting them, and I made a test Yahoo search campaign, but as I saw all these troubles I decided to quit
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      I think I remember AvenueGirl was or is promoting these as well.
      Maybe.

      Can you spell propylene glycol?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Tees
    I sold them in the past to some degree of success. Usually as a small part of my primary business.
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  • Profile picture of the author stma
    I've been marketing these for a few months now and started a small resource site for affiliates:

    Electronic (e-cig) Cigarette Affiliate Center

    I'd stay away from the CPA ads - you can do a lot better in the long run with re-orders. Only a couple companies pay on re-orders though.
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    I promote these with a little success but there are ton of limitations. As others have said, no EA. I had it out with them b/c they have other e-cig articles in their database but they said they were "grandfathered in".

    Also, it would only take one swipe of the FDA hand to wipe out this entire niche overnight. That scares me a lot. There was an FDA embargo 4 months ago that shut this whole industry down for about 45 days.

    No Google adwords although some seem to get around it to an extent. The niche is getting very competitive and the best way to market is through forums as someone else said. There are the other article directories as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author A Bary
      Originally Posted by trishworks4u View Post

      I promote these with a little success but there are ton of limitations. As others have said, no EA. I had it out with them b/c they have other e-cig articles in their database but they said they were "grandfathered in".

      Also, it would only take one swipe of the FDA hand to wipe out this entire niche overnight. That scares me a lot. There was an FDA embargo 4 months ago that shut this whole industry down for about 45 days.

      No Google adwords although some seem to get around it to an extent. The niche is getting very competitive and the best way to market is through forums as someone else said. There are the other article directories as well.
      Does it really worth it?

      Well, I am a smoker myself, but will you feel comfortable promoting cigarettes with all the health issues related to it?
      By the way, the health risks related to cigarettes aren't only about tar and carcinogenic components, nicotine (which is found in e cigarettes) is harmful by itself and causes major health problems..
      I think this is a type of niche that will be viewed differently by different people.
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by goldmind123 View Post

        Does it really worth it?

        Well, I am a smoker myself, but will you feel comfortable promoting cigarettes with all the health issues related to it?
        By the way, the health risks related to cigarettes aren't only about tar and carcinogenic components, nicotine (which is found in e cigarettes) is harmful by itself and causes major health problems..
        I think this is a type of niche that will be viewed differently by different people.
        Actually, it's the smoke and the 4000 other chemicals in cigarettes that are harmful ... not the nicotine

        Safety of nicotine: the smoke causes the harm

        I'm a smoker and this product appeals to me as an alternative to smoking. Also as a product to promote if I could find a cheaper source than I've run across so far.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Michael -

          I told them the same thing - BUT - and this is an interesting marketing lesson.

          They don't believe it. They buy ONE or TWO electronic cigarettes at $100 a pop and they BELIEVE it is better quality. They compare it to buying patches, or nicotine prescriptions or nicotine lozenges and feel they are getting a good deal. If I were selling the cheapies - I'd also be offering the more expensive ones for people like this.

          They like the refill ease - they like the style - and they are buying these $100 models like crazy. Not everyone who wants to quit smoking is looking for "cheap" - many are looking for the "impression" of high quality.

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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            Michael -

            I told them the same thing - BUT - and this is an interesting marketing lesson.

            They don't believe it. They buy ONE or TWO electronic cigarettes at $100 a pop and they BELIEVE it is better quality. They compare it to buying patches, or nicotine prescriptions or nicotine lozenges and feel they are getting a good deal. If I were selling the cheapies - I'd also be offering the more expensive ones for people like this.

            They like the refill ease - they like the style - and they are buying these $100 models like crazy. Not everyone who wants to quit smoking is looking for "cheap" - many are looking for the "impression" of high quality.

            kay
            Yeah, thats why we ordered this new line. We will still keep the cheaper models, but for those that equate higher price with a better product, we'll have the more expensive line available.

            In most malls around here, the average 'starter kit' is 1 ecig which is 1 battery, one atomizer, one refill. cartdrige and a couple chargers. That goes for between 120-200 depending on who is sticking it to you.

            We sell a starter package that is 2 ecigs (2 batts, 2 atom, and disposable cartridges) with 3 different chargers and 2 packs of 10 cartridges (each pack is supposed to = 2 cartons of cigs) in any one of 5 different flavors AND a carrying case for $50. We have a little over $10 in this bundle.

            We go through around 20 of these a weekend without batting an eye.

            But we also have the super cheap 1 ecig, 1 charger, 1 cartridge pack = $25 and people dont buy anywhere near as much of them. maybe 4-5.

            we sell the cartridges for $20, cases for 5
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            • Profile picture of the author Kay King
              There are some groups trying to influence the FTC on regulation of this product - wonder if they're backed by big tobacco.

              Problem is the FTC found the chemical for antifreeze in its tests - of course, that is in regular cigarettes as well along with a long list of other poisons.

              There is a big push back from consumer who want this product to remain easily accessible. If the FTC decides to regulate I don't think that will result in a ban but it will probably increase prices.

              The FTC regulates tobacco but hasn't forced removal of the toxins in cigarettes...just requires tough labeling.

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              • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
                Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                There are some groups trying to influence the FTC on regulation of this product - wonder if they're backed by big tobacco.

                Problem is the FTC found the chemical for antifreeze in its tests - of course, that is in regular cigarettes as well along with a long list of other poisons.

                There is a big push back from consumer who want this product to remain easily accessible. If the FTC decides to regulate I don't think that will result in a ban but it will probably increase prices.

                The FTC regulates tobacco but hasn't forced removal of the toxins in cigarettes...just requires tough labeling.

                kay
                Not the FTC...The FDA. The FDA found diethelyne glycol in 1 cartridge of NJOY nicotine cartridges and that is 1 chemical that is in antifreeze

                The juice that everyone uses is propylene glycol

                the fda also has issue with the nic levels, which i agree with, there needs to be a standard for 'high med and low'

                In this area, we have doctors recomending these to patients, hospitals buy them for patients that smoke but are bedbound

                But i have no doubt that the reason the fda is throwing such a fit is because they aren't getting a slice of the money being made here and big tobacco has a lot of lobbyists with deep pockets. But the E cigarette people are starting to get better organized and have already sued and won against the fda for product seizure
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Ive seen it promoted but I wont even dip my hands into it for personal reasons. To me it looks like this is going to cause a ton of issues for people who do promote it if not now def later on. I think its a losing battle from the start way to main hurtles to over come. 1. The price 2. Only can be bought only from what I know most people that smoke now just go grab a pack at the gas station not order them online. 3. Popularity there is no one big using them. If a celebrity started using them or someone of importance they would get that boost they need to catch on. But right now your going to struggle with it big time. Personally I look at this product negativly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonP
    I'm currently promoting this offer, through eliteclicksmedia it doesn't convert well, and I rank on first page of google for EVERY term related to free e-cigarette trial.
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    • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
      It is getting hard to market - many sites are closing the electronic cigarette down. It's a damn shame. FDA, Big Tobacco and even Medical Institutes don't want to see e cigs take over. Money out of their pockets! But they really are less harmful than analogs. Its worth fighting for !!

      Word of mouth and showing the product really works in getting ppl to buy them. I'm getting started and struggling to promote this online. Sure would like any others interested in helping the cause to join as an affilliate under me if interested to help ppl get off toxic cigarettes- I promote the better ecig Green Smoke - better vapor - better ready made promo materials - a private forum with helpful folks. PM me to help me out and join as an affilliate. I'll help you as well. I've a few testing reports that expose the ingredients. Thanks stma for the wordpress themes - I'll definitely check it out.
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      Originally Posted by JasonP View Post

      I'm currently promoting this offer, through eliteclicksmedia it doesn't convert well, and I rank on first page of google for EVERY term related to free e-cigarette trial.
      How many searches per day for the keyword.

      Just a quick search didn't find anything significant .
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  • Profile picture of the author dizen
    yeas ...the allmighty cigarette factories will use all money and power they have to shut this thing off.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by dizen View Post

      yeas ...the allmighty cigarette factories will use all money and power they have to shut this thing off.
      Actually, it will be the FDA who shuts it off, calling it a drug dispenser system (as if nicotine gum or patches aren't the same thing). The cigarette companies could easily profit from this by creating their own e-cigarette device. They already profit from cigarettes, which is another "drug dispenser" that hasn't been banned.

      Looks to me more like the FDA hasn't figured out a way to control, regulate and tax it. By banning it, they are putting potentially millions of people in harms way by eliminating a much healthier alternative to smoking the real thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        Actually, it will be the FDA who shuts it off, calling it a drug dispenser system (as if nicotine gum or patches aren't the same thing). The cigarette companies could easily profit from this by creating their own e-cigarette device. They already profit from cigarettes, which is another "drug dispenser" that hasn't been banned.

        Looks to me more like the FDA hasn't figured out a way to control, regulate and tax it. By banning it, they are putting potentially millions of people in harms way by eliminating a much healthier alternative to smoking the real thing.
        not that simple. The cigarette companies dont have the infrastructure in place to build ecigs..but china does. However that means that big tobacco is still losing money and there's no way they are going to be able to build the same type of ecig for the same prices as they do in china. The PV (personal vaporizers) that are coming out of china are 3-4 bucks a pop, the ones in the u.s. are like $99 because they are all custom made.

        Vaporizers in general is a growing market with a lot of affiliate networks
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          The ecigarettes I see discussed here aren't the one my friends are buying.

          The ones they like cost about $100 - and they gladly pay that (cigarettes can be $50 a carton now!) - the delivery system is a small bottle of gold colored clear liquid that costs $5 a bottle and last for a long time.

          I really need to find out what that brand is as the customers really like it.

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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            The ecigarettes I see discussed here aren't the one my friends are buying.

            The ones they like cost about $100 - and they gladly pay that (cigarettes can be $50 a carton now!) - the delivery system is a small bottle of gold colored clear liquid that costs $5 a bottle and last for a long time.

            I really need to find out what that brand is as the customers really like it.

            kay
            Your friends are buying a refillable ecigarette. There are two basic kinds. You have the refillable and the disposable. The disposable comes with pre-filled 'filters' that you just push onto the atomizer. The filter is filled with the gold liquid you're talking about, comes in different levels of nic. The refillable ecigs have 'filters' you dont throw away, you just drop the liquid into them. Technicall you can do the same thing with the disposables though. A couple drops of the fluid on the atomizer and there's no difference.

            The people that are paying 100+ for their ecigarettes are getting their head smacked. When it comes right down to it, they are all made the same way unless you are getting a customized u.s. model. They are almost all coming out of china and i havent run across a chinese manufacturer yet that is charging more than $16/pc for small orders of even the most high speed looking model they have. Large orders will get those models for 10-13 a pc. So at $100 a whack, your friends are getting scalped. We are getting a new order in this week of the refillables and we're starting to sell the juice as well. Our refillable units are very good looking units and are a popular unit, we're getting them for $14/pc and I would put them up against any $100+ unit any day.

            THE manufacturer for the liquids in china is DEKANG. Any chinese man. selling liquid is most likely a dekang reseller.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockfuse
    yeah I heard that they were going to stop the electronic cigarette because of the nicotine.
    I think they are making nicotine a controlled substance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Lewis
      Dude these Electronic Cigs are awesome. I live in a town where they banned smoking in all bars and no smoking in public places. There is an Israeli dude at my mall that has a business selling these for $100 and up.You can smoke it in doors without any trouble from Authorities. This is a great niche to get into.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I have several friends using the electronic cigarettes and they swear by them and more are buying them every week. I've been meaning to ask what brand they are using and keep forgetting to - I'll try to get that info this week.

      Sell the product, not CPA. There is talk of crackdown by regulators but the crackdown seems to be on the offers sometimes (and the outlandish claims) rather than the physical products as they are available.

      Wouldn't it be strange if they banned electronic cigarettes when they don't ban regular ones??? Would I prefer one poison - or 200?:rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    Yes, a couple friends and I have put together about 5 grand to buy product. site is in the sig below. We are doing pretty good business at the local flea markets..usually about 1000-1500 per weekend, not bad considering there isnt a thing we purchased thats over $10

    The big issue is the FDA. Right now the FDA is saying they have jurisdiction over ecigs and everyone else is saying no they dont so there is a big fight on that point going on right now. California has been where the biggest battles are going on, with distributors getting product seized. 2 weeks ago schwarzenegger declined to sign a bill that banned ecigs.

    The major point of contention is regulation, and I agree to a certain point. The nicotine in most cartridges comes in 4 levels, none, low, med and high. But sometimes none have nic, sometimes lows are highs..etc. So in that respect there needs to be regulation. But the FDA is trying to say that the fluid (ejuice) is a drug because of the nic, and that the ecigs are nicotine delivery device therefore they fall under fda regulation.

    But glass pipes in a headshop are a nicotine delivery device as well, yet the fda doesnt regulat those...?

    The only places that they arent banned in the world is s. africa, the u.k. and the u.s. But to give you an idea of how fast this is growing, they came out in '03-'04, last year ecigs were a 10mil a year business, this year its about 100 mil

    Most of them come out of china, there are some u.s. manufacturers that are usually a bit more expensive, and you can spend 250-300 on one without batting an eye. There are even quite a few that are very customized with jeweled tips..etc.

    Our thing is providing u.s. made ejuice with the ecigs. I dont care where they tool is made, i care about where the juice is made because you're inhaling that, and im a little skittish about a place that makes poisoned baby toys/dogfood/wallboard selling me something im inhaling, as are others that use this product and they look for u.s. juice makers.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanRuby
    ive never heard of this before but WOW what a great idea! so simple when you think about it.

    ive been a smoker for many years and want to quit, maybe this is the answer. thanks for turning me onto these.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I've been checking ecigarettes out ... several have said that you can't use Adwords, but I'm seeing a lot of Adwords ads for ecigarettes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Sorry, Michael - got my initials confused.

      Truth is, three people I know that I thought would never quit smoking have quit using ecigarettes.

      Yes, they still get nicotine - but it's better than the 2-3 pack a day smoking habit they had before.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I have several friends using the electronic cigarettes and they swear by them and more are buying them every week. I've been meaning to ask what brand they are using and keep forgetting to - I'll try to get that info this week.

      Sell the product, not CPA. There is talk of crackdown by regulators but the crackdown seems to be on the offers sometimes (and the outlandish claims) rather than the physical products as they are available.

      Wouldn't it be strange if they banned electronic cigarettes when they don't ban regular ones??? Would I prefer one poison - or 200?:rolleyes:

      kay
      Ha, not 200, but over 4,000 unknown chemicals as opposed to 4 ingredients.

      I promote product. No need to promote CPA because on some product you get residual income from reordering of the cartridges.

      We all know that smoking is not good for you, but for many this has been a godsend that it is a good transitional product. It is cheaper to consume, and easier on the lungs. PG is the only thing that has no long term studies to confirm what it will do. At the same time it is used in toothpaste and many things consumed or used on the skin. Artificial maple flavoring has PG in it. Look at your soaps,lotions, mouthwash, etc. It is everywhere.

      They are working to better monitor the nicotine - but again this is a legal and naturally occurring substance - the same as PG.

      Yes, EZA will knock you down. So WHAT! There are other ways to market online other than article marketing. I am just getting into it - more for SEO on my sites, but that is not how I've made any of the money I've made online. While I've made money using adwords - I have not used that either on this campaign and have more than paid for my sites and recooped for my efforts easily.

      There is no cookie cutter system for every thing you promote. There are methods that work and you need to figure out which ones go best with which products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    I said it at the top, and I'll say it again...

    I've been watching this niche for almost 2 years.

    This is a MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR market for anyone who wants to take on the traditional cigarette manufacturers.

    I tried the e-cigs last year..they were unreliable. BUT...they're completely harmless, and as close to REAL cigarettes as I believe it's as possible to get. Revolutionary.

    It'll only take ONE DECENT MAKER to push this over the edge and into the mainstream.

    It'll happen...sooner than later.
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  • Profile picture of the author STKING
    shameless marketing...but yes, I obviously do e-cigs.
    I am not a smoker, but my customers LOVE love love them. It allows them to have the same feel and taste of a reg. cig without the smoke and cancer.

    Anyway, don't spam me...just thought I'd share my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I found a great e-cigarette forum and just made an order for a starter kit and some supplies ... going to try this out first hand. It was easy to find some good sites for the supplies, etc. and no continuity BS. Also found a cheap supplier in China to order from if I decide to buy some stock to promote myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      IAlso found a cheap supplier in China to order from if I decide to buy some stock to promote myself.

      Care to share
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenSaliba
    I hope the FDA allows these electronic cigarettes in the market. The tobacco companies are not too happy about this new technology. The FDA is a big joke. They are all greedy pigs!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    The FDA has already released its tests and are a little shady about the info they released. You can tell that the FDA has an agenda with these that has nothing to do with public health and safety.
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  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
    This is a very good program for electronic cigs.

    Electronic Cigarette by Blu E-Cigarette
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by DAS_Matt View Post

      This is a very good program for electronic cigs.

      Electronic Cigarette by Blu E-Cigarette
      no its not. blu e-cigs have the worst reputation in the industry.
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      • Profile picture of the author Domaineroo
        I've been doing well with the e-cig affiliate programs (and many others for nearly 10 years), but I also want to offer the e-cig free trials on my site. Can someone tell me a few places to sign up for the free trial CPA e-cigarette programs? PM is necessary.

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author WikiWarrior
    Hey guys,

    I am looking at getting started as a reseller/affiliate/distributor of these and wonder if you can offer some advice/ideas on where I could market offline. I've found a couple of good suppliers and one has offered to supply some posters/flyers and even business cards (plus a nice affiliate arrangement for repeat sales) so I'm going to buy some stock and go to this massive Saturday market close to me in 2 or 3 weeks. I think I could make a killing there over Christmas if Michaels' experience is anything to go by. If the first event goes well I will quickly ramp things up and find other events to go to.

    Can you think of any other ways I could quickly get up and running promoting these? I was thinking of handing out leaflets in local towns and maybe even door to door but I'm still waiting for a response from the supplier to check on any advertising restrictions before I do anything like this. I want to be very careful and start off the right way. Anyone else in the UK selling these at local events?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
      Originally Posted by nvs74191 View Post

      That is NOT the FDA's views. The fda has only done one test so far, and they found DEG in 1 cartridge of one manufacture. That put them on a witch hunt and right now everyone is eyeballing a courtcase between FDA and Smoke Anywhere (stay away from them)
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackTactics
    Thats funny that the OP mentioned this topic. I actually had a business idea for an "electronric hookah and bar" to expand upon this concept. Hookah bars are exploding in business and extremely right now and its only a matter time before someone comes up with this. Its way safer and better for the lungs yet still give you that nicotine buzz.

    Who's up to promote my electric hookahs?
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  • Profile picture of the author stma
    If you are looking to be an affiliate and need some resources join up here:

    Electronic (e-cig) Cigarette Affiliate Center

    The newsletter breaks down a few of the different affiliate programs over the first few issues... and gives you landing pages, articles, and wordpress themes on the topic. No strings - just something I've been doing to help my affiliates.

    If you aren't looking to affiliate but what to try them I would recommend the joy510. Free Shipping, fair pricing, good support: Rocky Mountain Vapor you have reached the mountain top of electronic cigarettes! (sorry they don't have an affiliate program - wish they did). The default flavor is nasty so get some different flavors to try out

    The catch with that one is that you have to "refill" it. It's a pain. The others like Luci and Blue give you cartridges that are pre-filled but you end up spending A LOT more money.

    I've done very well promoting e-cigs, and helping others promote them. I've tried just about all of them, and I've been on the fence about starting my own distributorship. I've got enough "local" clients that I could open a store. I haven't because I'm positive that the FDA will do something against them - with pressure from the 'tax' side of things because they aren't taxed as high as normal cigs.

    I use them, and don't smoke normal cigs anymore - I feel great. I'm sure they will get banned but don't think it will be next week -- and maybe not even next year. I know dozens of people who have quit using them - or cut down so far on 'real' cigs that their health is better. Vapor (with nicotine and glycerin/ol) is better than sucking on a campfire.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by stma View Post

      I use them, and don't smoke normal cigs anymore - I feel great. I'm sure they will get banned but don't think it will be next week -- and maybe not even next year. I know dozens of people who have quit using them - or cut down so far on 'real' cigs that their health is better. Vapor (with nicotine and glycerin/ol) is better than sucking on a campfire.
      I started using them about 3 weeks ago and almost immediately went from 2 packs per day real cigarettes down to 3 real cigarettes a day. It's unbelievably easy with e-cigarettes. I tried the patch several times and ended up smoking while on the patch, thereby increasing my nicotine addiction.

      But I agree ... the FDA is bound to step in sooner or later and the price, if still available, will triple. Shame really since so many people are quitting real cigarettes using them.
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