Who Can I Hire for This?

by TiffanyLambert 47 replies
Hi Warriors!

I keep getting asked when or if I'll ever have an affiliate program for my PLR site. I don't right now - it's set up to go through DLG and pay me via PayPal.

I have NO clue how to launch an affiliate program for this. It's not like there's a few products to set up on PDC or CB - there are many and many more to come.

I don't care what I need to buy - toolwise, but I want to hire someone to set it up without much downtime (if any) and help me get an affiliate program in place. Who does this - anyone know?
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  • Profile picture of the author zeurois
    what are you going to use for affiliates part?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Tiff,

      Not to pre-empt any other suggestions, but if you're using DL Guard, Sam Stephens posted this in a thread yesterday:


      Basically what's happening - I'm adding a full blown affiliate program to DLGuard. Not just a little affiliate tracking module, but a full on integrated affiliate program.

      So you may have a solution soon.


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  • Profile picture of the author LADWebDesign
    I say go with Zen Cart (free - probably installs from your Fanstastico account) and combine it with Jrox (JROX.COM Affiliate Manager - Features) - not an affiliate link.

    Zen Cart allows for multiple categories, as well as Paypal payment.

    Linda
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    • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
      Originally Posted by LADWebDesign View Post

      I say go with Zen Cart (free - probably installs from your Fanstastico account) and combine it with Jrox (JROX.COM Affiliate Manager - Features) - not an affiliate link.

      Zen Cart allows for multiple categories, as well as Paypal payment.

      Linda
      if you want something fast, go for JV Manager or RAP..Heck, even a simple 7 dollar script will do, even though its kinda ancient now
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      I would highly recommend using the RAP system.

      It's probably the most powerful marketing script out there has a built-in affiliate program, equity sharing in case you want to go partners with somebody, one-time offer ability, time download page protection, Integrates with PayPal, and a whole lot other good stuff.

      You can set your commissions out to whatever you want. You could even have special payouts for partners using JV code.

      You can also offer special discount codes embedded in your links and set for any time period that you want.

      Pretty cool I'm sure you've heard about rap a lot of people talk about on here.

      I've been using it for about a year now and it totally rocks and has built my buyers list by several thousand.

      Frank Bruno
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas Belknap
        Originally Posted by Frank Bruno View Post

        I would highly recommend using the RAP system.

        It's probably the most powerful marketing script out there has a built-in affiliate program, equity sharing in case you want to go partners with somebody, one-time offer ability, time download page protection, Integrates with PayPal, and a whole lot other good stuff.

        You can set your commissions out to whatever you want. You could even have special payouts for partners using JV code.

        You can also offer special discount codes embedded in your links and set for any time period that you want.

        Pretty cool I'm sure you've heard about rap a lot of people talk about on here.

        I've been using it for about a year now and it totally rocks and has built my buyers list by several thousand.

        Frank Bruno

        Frank, does it handle recurring payments and payouts for them?


        Thanks,
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        • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
          Hi Thomas,

          Not the core product, but...
          RAP has an add on architecture that allows other developers to create extended functionality for Rapid Action Profits, so anyone needing that functionality can get it (or develop it for themselves). Those who don't need that functionality, don't have to pay for it.

          Certified RAP Add Ons are installed and managed directly through the RAP Admin Panel (think about Wordpress plug-ins).

          and yes... there is a Certified Paypal Subscription Add On available with recurring payments, trial periods, etc. (all the features of the Paypal subscription module), and the recurring affiliate commissions are automatic.

          Several other Add Ons are available, and many are yet to be certified and released. (membership is due out within the next week or two).

          Hope this helps,
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          • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
            Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

            Hi Thomas,

            Not the core product, but...
            RAP has an add on architecture that allows other developers to create extended functionality for Rapid Action Profits, so anyone needing that functionality can get it (or develop it for themselves). Those who don't need that functionality, don't have to pay for it.

            Certified RAP Add Ons are installed and managed directly through the RAP Admin Panel (think about Wordpress plug-ins).

            and yes... there is a Certified Paypal Subscription Add On available with recurring payments, trial periods, etc. (all the features of the Paypal subscription module), and the recurring affiliate commissions are automatic.

            Several other Add Ons are available, and many are yet to be certified and released. (membership is due out within the next week or two).

            Hope this helps,
            So just to be clear, RAP does not support membership sites out of the box? Is that what you are saying? Thanks.

            TomG.
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          • Profile picture of the author Troy McDonald
            Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

            Hi Thomas,

            Not the core product, but...
            RAP has an add on architecture that allows other developers to create extended functionality for Rapid Action Profits, so anyone needing that functionality can get it (or develop it for themselves). Those who don't need that functionality, don't have to pay for it.

            Certified RAP Add Ons are installed and managed directly through the RAP Admin Panel (think about Wordpress plug-ins).

            and yes... there is a Certified Paypal Subscription Add On available with recurring payments, trial periods, etc. (all the features of the Paypal subscription module), and the recurring affiliate commissions are automatic.

            Several other Add Ons are available, and many are yet to be certified and released. (membership is due out within the next week or two).

            Hope this helps,
            Sid,

            Is there a place where we can see all the "certified" plug-ins that are available? (If they are certified, I'm sure you have a list of them.)

            Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Forey
    I agree with Frank, Rapid Action Profits is the way to go.

    It is easy to setup and install and is very powerful with a lot of build in features.

    See my signiture file, this is RAP

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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Thomas
    I would use Clickbank - everything is done for you - all you do is supply the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author MortenLA
    With clickbank, you'll get the benefit of having an instant army of affiliates.....
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  • Profile picture of the author AgencyScripts
    RAPs is the way to go.

    TomG, no it doesn't support memberships, but with Bill's addon, you can create membership sites and still have it use the amazing affiliate system raps has.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    OK, I don't want to sound ignorant, but who is Bill?

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenneth L
    I'm interested in Rapid Action Profits.

    Does it allow you to use non-Paypal payment processors like Authorize.net?

    PayPal's fine for I.M niche but for some of my niche sites I'd like to offer Credit Card Processing that doesn't go through PayPal's system

    Cheers,
    Kenneth
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  • Profile picture of the author AgencyScripts
    Sorry TomG -

    Bill is Bill Ortell the second;

    The Only Membership Management Add-On Built Specifically for RAP

    thats the addon I was speaking about.
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    Sorry TomG -

    Bill is Bill Ortell the second;

    The Only Membership Management Add-On Built Specifically for RAP

    thats the addon I was speaking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author UncleHQ
    Hi,

    Based on DLG releasing an affiliate addon or plugin, if you are not in a hurry - probably best to wait for that.

    As for hiring someone - I personally setup affiliate programs through JVManager 1 & 2 (Fantasos) for clients either in their own scripts or as a hosted service in my Fantasos.

    Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author wsbmllc
    You can use regular CC's with paypal as well.

    I just relaunched my site again, but with the affiliate program this time.

    I use PDC with a download protector for the product. We'll see how it turns out.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    It's the way that it's built.

    It's built to be incredibly flexible which means that you can add on scripts to deal with different things that you want to do like memberships sites.

    So if you have a membership site you CAN use RAP for it, you just have to purchase the extra add on script to do so.

    I was on the phone with Bill yesterday so I got the lowdown
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Grundberg
    Hey Tiff:

    I set my clients up with a full copy of Idev Affiliate first, and then tweak it from there. Full control, as many items as you like, promo tools, aff pages, blahbity blah. The whole banana, and multiple tiers and payment processors too.

    The bomb IMHO.

    PM me if you want more intel and a quote.

    Peace,

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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    Easy Seller Pro-EasySellerPro (no affiliate link)
    I beta tested it and that has an affiliates section in it which you dictate how much to give to the affiliate per sale. Simple cart and easy to use. All the files are encrypted last I checked so you can check it out. There was a WSO posted about it here by Kim Standerline I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    You can just join affiliate sites like Commision Junction and they would do the rest for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Hi Troy,

    Currently, there are :
    • Bonus Item Manager
    • Dime Sale Add On
    • Membership Plus
    • Paypal Subscriptions
    • Price Spinner
    • Reseller Bonus Manager, and
    • Terms of Service
    Two more are currently going through the reiew/certification process, and two more are in development.

    Many others are on the drawing board, with development being scheduled based on demand.
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    • Profile picture of the author Troy McDonald
      I know this thread has taken a small turn, so sorry for that, but ...

      Sid,

      Thanks for the list, I was hoping you'd have links to their sales pages too.. eheh. I'd like to see the pricing as well as their functions.

      Instead of me PMing you, I figure others could benefit from this post too.


      Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

      Hi Troy,

      Currently, there are :
      • Bonus Item Manager
      • Dime Sale Add On
      • Membership Plus
      • Paypal Subscriptions
      • Price Spinner
      • Reseller Bonus Manager, and
      • Terms of Service
      Two more are currently going through the reiew/certification process, and two more are in development.

      Many others are on the drawing board, with development being scheduled based on demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexandre Valois
    I've been using iDevAffiliates for my latest project.

    Very easy to integrate with DLGuard, supports recurring payments, and the customer support is top notch (so is DLGuard's - with there 2, you won't have to wait more than 24 hours for a solution, no matter what the problem is).

    Hope this helps!
    Alex.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      See, now that ticks me off.

      I've been seriously considering purchasing RAP for a membership model based on Willie Crawford's recommendation. Now, I hadn't read the sales letter for RAP, but assumed that it had that capability already built in and now I find out I'd have to buy a separate add-on script. Grrrr!

      If RAP is $177 (I think that's the price I saw), then how much is the add-on script? (I HATE it when I can't see a TOTAL cost up front. Why can't I get an all-in-one-for-one-price solution???)

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      • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
        Michelle,

        You can't get an all-in-one solution because that's not how it's made. As ideas and technology evolves RAP can grow along with it.

        As of right now RAP is $297 with the membership script.

        Even with the extra cost of the add on script, the way RAP functions with the 100% commissions up front as long as you promote your product to your affiliates the right way you should be able to make back the difference in no time

        And you know what happens when you assume

        Originally Posted by Nightengale View Post

        See, now that ticks me off.

        I've been seriously considering purchasing RAP for a membership model based on Willie Crawford's recommendation. Now, I hadn't read the sales letter for RAP, but assumed that it had that capability already built in and now I find out I'd have to buy a separate add-on script. Grrrr!

        If RAP is $177 (I think that's the price I saw), then how much is the add-on script? (I HATE it when I can't see a TOTAL cost up front. Why can't I get an all-in-one-for-one-price solution???)

        Michelle
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      • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
        Hi Michelle,

        Originally Posted by Nightengale View Post

        See, now that ticks me off.

        I've been seriously considering purchasing RAP for a membership model based on Willie Crawford's recommendation. Now, I hadn't read the sales letter for RAP, but assumed that it had that capability already built in and now I find out I'd have to buy a separate add-on script. Grrrr!
        No need to get ticked off. You just need to read the right sales page.

        There's a bundled offer, with a single purchase just to make it easier. There's a link right under the headline on the sales page to get you there. Look for the YELLOW BOX WITH BORDERS containing 2-3 lines of explanation and the link. (how'd you miss that by the way??? maybe you were pre-sold so you were just page-skimming?).

        The Add On architecture allows us to sell a system for discrete offers, without loading it up with the extra features needed to run a membership site (or the increased software cost). This same architecture gives people a way to migrate from the basics into a system that includes additional features (like membership) when and if they need them. It also allows us to collaborate with others on the development of new functionality, or to partner with others to integrate existing systems.

        Hope this helps,
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        • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
          Hey Sid,

          Originally Posted by Sid Hale View Post

          There's a bundled offer, with a single purchase just to make it easier. There's a link right under the headline on the sales page to get you there. Look for the YELLOW BOX WITH BORDERS containing 2-3 lines of explanation and the link. (how'd you miss that by the way??? maybe you were pre-sold so you were just page-skimming?).
          EXACTLY. I was pre-sold on RAP based on Willie Crawford's BTR show (the one in my sig) and have been seriously considering purchasing it. I DID NOT read the sales letter but just skimmed through it. I'm a copywriter and a voracious reader and normally, I read every word of sales letters if I'm even remotely interested in a product (unlike most people, I suppose). So based on what Willie had said, I assumed it was specifically built for the membership/recurring billing business model and when I saw the $177 price, I assumed that included the membership capabilities.

          My bad for assuming. And yes, I know what assuming does makes of me.

          The thing is, I'm currently getting ready to launch my business anew. I've made a commitment to build my business in a big way in 2009 and make 2009 a better year than the last two have been. And a membership model is a big part of that.

          Trouble is, I'm in a serious cash crunch and simply cannot afford RAP or aMember at the moment. I'm not whining, just stating a fact. So I'm trying to figure out how to do this. Do I without for now and get it when I DO have the cash? Or, realize that because it's a membership model built into my main product, see if I can partner with someone who DOES have it or do what's necessary to just get it (since the hassle of implementing it later could be monumental)? I just don't know what to do at the moment.... Ordinarily, I'd just go with 1ShoppingCart and forget about all these add-on piecemeal products and programs. But I'm not willing to pay their monthly fees either. I just can't commit to it right now and want one-time fee only products.

          I know it seems a little silly. I'm used to and am willing to pay a premium price for something if I believe it's worth it. (Unlike so many Warriors, I'm willing to shell out the money if it will do what was promised and save me time and money.) But I really am in a cash crunch right now and I could cause myself a bigger problem if I use money in the budget that was meant for something else....

          I'll figure it out. Or just do without and wrestle with the hassle of adding it later when I CAN afford it.

          Thanks anyway,
          Michelle
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
    Hey Tiff, what did you end up doing? Inquiring minds want to know.

    I'm going through the same things where people are asking for affiliate programs to my reports. I purchased RAP a few months back when Allen Says got us that discount. I personally found it hard to install so I had John install it for me: RAP Install PRO :: Rapid Action Profits Installation and Design Services I would recommend him if your still considering RAP and don't want to deal with the initial setup learning curve.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    Tiffany,

    I used to use Omistar Affiliate Tools (the actual URL escapes me but I'm sure you can find it on Google), it was super easy to set up and management was a breeze. Much better than trying to learn something like iDev Affiliate or somesuch.
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    I think ClickBank is the best place to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Hey David,

      Good points. Let me clarify:

      1. I didn't say I was broke. I said I was in a temporary cash crunch. There IS a difference and the details are very personal and unimportant. Long story, but I'm not going to give personal details or whine like a lot of people I've seen here on the WF lately.

      2. The offer in my sig line is NOT MY PRODUCT OR OFFER. It's a show Willie Crawford did on that topic which I found incredibly useful and in light of the recent spate of "I'm broke and about to lose my home, will you give me some money?" posts over the holidays, I felt it would help people out so they wouldn't wear out the goodwill of the Warriors.

      I have never, and will never, say I've earned something I didn't or can show somebody how to do something I haven't done myself. I've been completely up front and ethical. I've earned some nice money online before and the last time I promoted anything on the WF was over a year and a half ago.

      3. My temporary cash crunch has little to do with my own Internet marketing abilities. It's simply a series of unfortunate circumstances unrelated to my business or marketing abilities. That's life. It happens. And as Willie acknowledges in the radio show I've linked to, usually everyone finds themselves in a cash crunch at one point or another and in need of some fast cash for one reason or another.

      I'm simply trying to do the ethical thing (work my way out of this situation as opposed to whining about it or asking for handouts) and responsible thing (put together a solution without spending any more money unless absolutely necessary). This is simply Cash Flow Management 101. (The First Rule of Holes: Stop Digging!)

      I'm sorry that my post was so misunderstood. I hope this clarifies things.

      Michelle








      Originally Posted by TheToolWiz View Post

      See, here's the big DISCONNECT that we keep running into all over the place here.

      You're promoting something in your sig that says, "How to generate $1000 in 24 hours online even if you are a complete 'Nobody'".

      The RAP bundle costs about $300.

      That's less than a third of your $1000 claim.

      But you're broke and can't seem to find a way to come up with the funds needed to purcahase this software before you're ready to launch something in a month or so.

      Do you see the dilemma?

      BTW, I know a lot of folks who DO pay for 1SC every month and even THEY have found RAP far easier and more reliable to work with!

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