All of a sudden some big time online marketer, expert author, coach, seminar leader and speaker launches a product and invites affiliate marketers to join his program and agrees to pay $1000 per sale. He launches and relaunches his program twice.
An affiliate makes 3 sales during the relaunch and is paid a $107 more than what he is due to be paid because of a mistake from the marketer's affiliate manager. This results in a negative balance.
He builds a list of more than 100,000 subscribers and shuts down the affiliate program after the second time. The affiliate / "probably" all affiliates is not informed about the program being shut down and is intimated about the same to his email query when the marketers JV manager is asked about the records in the affiliate ledger go missing in the infusionsoft area.
Here's the interesting and the most obnoxious part:
Now, there are upsells and downsells of his own product to the subscriber base he's built from all his affiliates. Now, his affiliate manager says "we don't pay on upsells" to affiliates even though the leads are building from the affiliate which has resulted in a few sales. The affiliate is informed that he had signed up for another launch / product launch which itself is a serious information gap of the affiliate manager / JV manager.
So, the question is: If an affiliate marketer has sent in leads and that has resulted in a few sales whether they are an upsell, downsell or a LIVE event, isn't the affiliate entitled to the sales & the resultant money when the stats clearly show the sales have been made by the affiliate?
Aren't affiliates due to be paid commissions for ALL customers and all of their purchases for the particular product they are promoting?
Is this FAIR? Let me know your 2c.