Opinions please on a different affiliate offer

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I have a complicated affiliate question and hope this community may be able to advise.

We are bringing out a very inexpensive stock market investment product in June. At $5.97, it cannot support paid advertising so we will try to make the launch go viral on the social networks using Kyle Graham's great program, Wildfire.

We have hired a VA to set up Facebook pages etc. and to recruit some people willing to contact friends. Everyone who opts in to the landing page will get a 10-part professional video series providing some tips for successful investing. The thank you page will then offer a $127 software gift that will be a magnet for investors free to anyone who has three friends opt in to the site.

So far so good! But I want to make sure there is a backup plan to make the launch a success. That's where affiliates come in but I don't know if our unusual deal will be attractive enough. That's where your advice would be helpful. A $5.97 product cannot offer meaningful commission so here is the alternative I propose:

We are bringing out a multi-hour set of recorded interviews between two investment professionals, each segment to discuss a particular aspect of investment strategy. That is planned for August and the price is expected to be $47. We would:

• Give affiliates who help us with the viral launch (and only those) 85% commission on this product. The only reason it's not 100% is to cover production and shipping costs;

• The $127 product - the most detailed return on investment calculator we have been able to find - will be available at the time of the viral launch with these specific affiliates keeping 100%; and

• Affiliates will share with us the names of those people they recruit to sign opt in for the free video series.

The $127 product will be available in June when the viral launch takes place, the audio package after editing should be ready in September, and people to add to affiliates' lists will be available right after our launch. And just to be clear about one thing: names added as a result of an affiliate's efforts will be shared with that affiliate only.

All affiliates will be asked to do is mail their friends on the social networks of by email. We will provide the message or affiliates can write their own. Those who want to do more will be most welcome. Our target audience is between the ages of 35 and 65.

Your thoughts, suggestions and opinions will be most welcome.

Sydney
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    A $5.97 product cannot offer meaningful commission
    Offer 100% on the above, for doing this:
    All affiliates will be asked to do is mail their friends on the social networks of by email.
    You'll get a lot more promotion.
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    • Profile picture of the author tremayne
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      Offer 100% on the above, for doing this:

      You'll get a lot more promotion.
      Is that all that counts? Is there no value in the other stuff? If that is so, that would be easy.

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      • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
        Originally Posted by tremayne View Post

        Is there no value in the other stuff?
        There is but you will get more people to promote the front end if you offer an incentive. Most affiliates are loath to wait for a pay off.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Sydney,

          I tend to agree with Brent. Is there a specific reason for the two-month delay between product releases? If not, your intended $5.97 product would be an ideal free offer for affiliates to promote in August, with the $47 (and/or the $127) product as an immediate upsell.


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          • Profile picture of the author tremayne
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            Sydney,

            I tend to agree with Brent. Is there a specific reason for the two-month delay between product releases? If not, your intended $5.97 product would be an ideal free offer for affiliates to promote in August, with the $47 product as an immediate upsell.


            Frank
            Hi Frank:

            Yes, there is. We are scrambling to launch the first product in June because it can help people to avoid the next down market for stocks. Of course, we do not know when that is, but it could be soon and I want to prevent losses if we can. The second product takes a little while to put together and I cannot add it to the current workload. Most days I put in 17 hours. That's 120 hours a week and I have been doing that for months. I sleep about four hours a night and I had better not cut that back to three. It is something I cannot outsource.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Most days I put in 17 hours. That's 120 hours a week and I have been doing that for months. I sleep about four hours a night and I had better not cut that back to three.
    Sometimes I miss that...other times I'm glad I don't have to anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author tremayne
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      Sometimes I miss that...other times I'm glad I don't have to anymore.
      Ha! I sometimes wonder if I will be able to stand it when I stop! I will not know what to do with myself. I have been working more than three years on this project and that doesn't even count the one before that I scrapped. Now, in two months, comes the scary part: will the launch succeed or flop!

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    I sometimes wonder if I will be able to stand it when I stop!
    It definitely took some adjusting. Long trips to the cabin where there was no Internet sure helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author tremayne
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      It definitely took some adjusting. Long trips to the cabin where there was no Internet sure helped.
      Where's your cabin? I may need to borrow it!
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