I understand that the pros among affiliate marketers only want to promote quality products -- with lots and lots of sales.
They don't want to sully their rep with garbage offers, nor do they want to sacrifice income by offering products that don't sell, in place of those that do.
But here's my dilemma, we're talking about a new venture here so I don't have the sales, yet -- but the products, a bookcase of ebooks that have "desperation" appeal, is of high quality (and let's assume there is no argument there).
So how do I go about finding and landing the pros?
Note: I don't want to go to clickbank or any other affiliate network that will control the sales process -- sales will go through me (my company).
If though, on the other hand, I have to wait till big sales numbers are apparent -- will a pro want to see a balance sheet? Will they want to see an Alexa traffic printout (or any other traffic aggregator)? What do they need to vet me?
Conversely, how do I vet the pros?
And where do I find the "good ones." Now someone, I'm sure, is going to say networking, but if physical, face-to-face networking isn't possible -- where online do the elephants go?
And once signed on, how do I ensure that an affiliate, is keeping his/her nose clean in the promoting of the products -- i.e., not over-promising, or in anyway, impugning my company's reputation?
Oh yeah, if I offer a very generous guarantee to the ebook buyer (a 6 month money back guarantee) would that be a turn off to a pro? And how would I manage that visa vis the affiliate?
And talking of turnoffs -- what are the turn-offs -- things that would repel a pro (from the management of the affiliate program to...I don't know, whatever?)
Now I realize I've presented a lot of questions, so I'd appreciate it if you answer whichever one's you have a strong opinion about.
Thanks a bunch!