asking for affiliates?

by Mac the Knife 10 replies
Lately, I have been inundated with PM's and direct emails asking me to be an affiliate of their product. Anyone else? Is the market getting so filled up now that these well known marketers have to beg others to push their products? I have basically opted out of the WSO world as the activity was not worth the return, at least for me. I am sticking to my offline clients almost exclusively now as the profitability is just too good.

Anyways, just seems that a year or so ago, this activity would be laughed at, considered spam, disrespectful...now it is completely commonplace.

Mac the Knife
#main internet marketing discussion forum #affiliates
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Sort of. I've received a couple, maybe one a week, but nothing too imposing. I suppose it's a feasible way to get affiliates - it probably won't, but asking other internet marketers isn't a "strange" way to go about it. Unfortunately it's like a "cold call" and the success rate will be very low.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac the Knife
    I have never reported anyone as most of the requests are respectful enough, I just haven't really gotten ANY of these until the last few months. Maybe I SHOULD report so the activity is not encouraged...I just want to keep the quality level here as high as possible as I am a huge fan overall of WF.

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    You're not alone Mac.

    I don't mind being asked to promote products when it's done the right way:

    Tell me why you think it will benefit my list, let me be the judge and check out the product for myself, not just the sales copy.

    Don't lead with how much commission I could earn. Even 100% commission is worthless unless I believe the product will genuinely help my subscribers. And if that's the case, I don't care about any commission percentage.

    In short, if you want to promote to my list - put their needs before mine or your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
      Originally Posted by Mick Meaney View Post

      You're not alone Mac.

      I don't mind being asked to promote products when it's done the right way:

      Tell me why you think it will benefit my list, let me be the judge and check out the product for myself, not just the sales copy.

      Don't lead with how much commission I could earn. Even 100% commission is worthless unless I believe the product will genuinely help my subscribers. And if that's the case, I don't care about any commission percentage.

      In short, if you want to promote to my list - put their needs before mine or your own.
      I'm with you on this. My list is the goose that lays the golden eggs, I'm not going to kill it with cheap offers trying to get all the eggs out at once. I've only said yes to mailing my list for one person, and it was a product I had bought myself and really believed in.

      Reputation and trust is the currency of the digital age, nothing is worth risking it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
        Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

        My list is the goose that lays the golden eggs, I'm not going to kill it with cheap offers trying to get all the eggs out at once.
        Exactly Seth, destroy your list and you destroy the core of your business.


        I'm glad that 90% (made up statistic) of my competition don't realise that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajrocks
    I think networks are kicking a lot of bad affiliates out. Those guys are trolling for new people to scam with bad traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    There used to be a time where there were more affiliates around than products. Now it seems it has changed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelSJohn
    Will you promote my product? LOLOL j/k

    Honestly, there is no solution when an idea is becoming more saturation. It's like getting junk mail in a brick and mortar business. Part of the gig I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author nohypo
    how are you guys build your list? just by promote products?
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