Would you promote an affiliate program for a Fiverr type site?

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I have a great domain that I am about to launch a Fiverr type site on. The seller will be able to choose their own prices, from $5 to much higher.

I'm thinking about trying to incorporate an affiliate program into the site. But would anyone promote it?

Just to choose a price, lets say $10. My commission on the sale would be $1.50 - $2.00 (15% - 20%). Out of the $1.50 - $2.00 I would have to pay the commission to the affiliate which obviously won't be much.

Would anyone promote it with such a low potential payout? Some gigs would pay more, but I would say the average will be pretty low.

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
    Originally Posted by Ace Of Shirts View Post

    I have a great domain that I am about to launch a Fiverr type site on. The seller will be able to choose their own prices, from $5 to much higher.

    I'm thinking about trying to incorporate an affiliate program into the site. But would anyone promote it?

    Just to choose a price, lets say $10. My commission on the sale would be $1.50 - $2.00 (15% - 20%). Out of the $1.50 - $2.00 I would have to pay the commission to the affiliate which obviously won't be much.

    Would anyone promote it with such a low potential payout? Some gigs would pay more, but I would say the average will be pretty low.

    Thanks,

    For myself, I would have to answer No, the payout and the commission percentage is too low to reward for bringing the traffic in.

    I tend to only go for 100% commissions, minimum $27 on the front, and a decent percentage on the upsells/downsells on the back end.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
      Originally Posted by AllanJames View Post

      For myself, I would have to answer No, the payout and the commission percentage is too low to reward for bringing the traffic in.

      I tend to only go for 100% commissions, minimum $27 on the front, and a decent percentage on the upsells/downsells on the back end.
      For the same reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stoney
    I would consider it only because it's an opportunity to earn residual income. Fiverr-type sites are exploding and people are using them in record numbers.
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    • Would anyone promote it with such a low potential payout?

      You should be asking the people who think working for $3.92 is a great way to make money.

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    • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
      Originally Posted by Stoney View Post

      I would consider it only because it's an opportunity to earn residual income. Fiverr-type sites are exploding and people are using them in record numbers.
      Stoney, residual income is for work you do once and get paid forever.

      I can't see how that would apply to a fiveer site owner , or to an affiliate of one.

      As I see it, if you took 3 months off the wander the world (as I do regularly) your income would stop the day you stepped on the plane.

      Am I missing something?

      Not that I would affiliate in this case anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMysteryBox
    i think the affiliate commissions your offering are too low...
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  • Profile picture of the author The A
    Ever heard of SEOClerks, it's almost the same as fiverr except the fact that the gig is so much more costly. If you think the sellers will offer the same price with ones in SEOClerks, then I believe you can offer an affiliate program but if you think most services will be offered at 5 bucks, you should consider other marketing effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    I personally wouldn't promote it because with the payout numbers being on the low side I wouldn't see a good enough return on investment to make it worth starting a new niche. However, for someone who already has this type of niche in their marketing efforts may find it worth it to place an ad on their already developed website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doctor Derp
    I would promote it IF the payout was tied to the transactions per client...

    If I got a continual payout of $1 or $2 PER transaction PER client... that would be a great deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Based on my experience (I used to own a fiverr like site and affiliated was one of the features I provide for buyers & sellers).

    My answer will be affiliated with this commission will get you really few people around. I have some people referred other, but don't expect much of the program, yes, fiverr don't have one so it is a plus, but how many people will be interested. I can work with odesk and freelancer and these guys will pay a killer commission compare to your site.

    This is beside u can't really give that commission (from your website is small and divided between u and payments processors : PayPal or others).
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    If it was lifetime commissions, HELL YEAH.
    Yes, a few dollars is nothing. But - when you think of some of the people who sell 50+ gigs a day, it adds up.
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    • Profile picture of the author James B
      Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

      If it was lifetime commissions, HELL YEAH.
      Yes, a few dollars is nothing. But - when you think of some of the people who sell 50+ gigs a day, it adds up.
      Thats the right mind set. Everything may seem small until it adds up by numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author easymoneyman
    Too many jumping on the same bandwagon...Ddgig, Seoclerks etc..
    If you could find a way to change it up in some new way, the platform theory is sound..

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Sounds like them Amazon commission rates. Plus the entire business model sounds complicated. Don't want to create anything less intensive?
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  • Profile picture of the author nzdealer
    You really want to make money from this site? you will need to lose some money to make big bucks. I would give a big payout like $10 one off for every new buyer who has bought something or seller who has sold something and that way affiliates will send ppl to the site. Look at what Groupon does, do something like that for viral marketing buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Just to save you some time....I do this on MCJ and have been doing it for 6 months through Share a Sale.

    Nobody does it.
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    • Profile picture of the author deki
      If it is kind of lifetime referral system, surely yes..

      If I refer 100 people to your site and all these 100 are registered as "referred by me" and I get some cut of their gig sales every time they made sales, that will build up my passive income

      Refer once, earn forever..
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      • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
        I would not, even my VA's time is worth more than that.

        There are a 101 other affiliate products to promote
        with the same amoount of time and effort.

        Plus I love 100% payouts.
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  • Profile picture of the author andreasup
    It sounds good in theory, but when it comes to creating a rich affiliate stream, why not go with the low hanging fruit rather than having to work so hard?

    I agree that the Fiverr type sites are just springing up like weeds and it might be hard to really do well setting up affiliate programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author equanto
    if i may honest, an edvanced marketer wouldn't do such a low price like that
    because, they will think to invest their time and work for something that more profits
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  • Profile picture of the author carl preza
    I think the commission is too low. Amazon can afford to give small commissions because they are monstrous on what they do and offer.
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