Risks with instant commission on JVZoo

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I know there is risk with instantly approving every affiliate for instant commission because somebody may hack somebody's paypal account and buy your products, and then you have to pay all the refunds. What is the fastest and most effective way of approving only legit affiliates for instant commission? I want even new affiliates with 0 sales to have instant commission but how do I know they are legit?
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  • Profile picture of the author Raimundas M
    It's recommended to approve only those affiliates that you know personally.
    Or at least those who have already made 25+ sales.

    I have seen other vendors requesting new affiliates (with 0 sales) to send their facebook profiles.
    That's one of the solutions.

    However I would personally recommend not to risk and approve only those who
    made at least 25+ sales or affiliates you already know and trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barefoot Warrior
    I think you'd be taking a massive risk and it isn't one I'd take.

    If you wish to approve 0 sales affiliates then I'd contact them personally, speak on Skype (you can often pick up whether someone is genuine in this way), ask if they have any affiliate sales proof for products outside of JVZoo. Ask how they will promote, if it is just adverts or emailing, then find out more if you can . . . if not, I'd avoid. If they have a blog/website and you can see it is established (by them), then that is a positive.

    You need to be ultra cautious, this can turn into a huge open ended loss if you aren't careful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Augustin
      I'm just a starting IM'er, though I'm very glad when vendors in JVZoo do trust me and confirm my affiliate request. I have sold several different products on delayed commissions, but after I found the right one, delayed commissions turned to instant after 3 successful sales.

      So basically I wouldn't suggest to make any affiliate on instant commissions at the beginning. Wait for several sales and watch if he or she does reasonable conversion rates and sales.

      Regards,
      Augustin
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    A number of things to consider on this one.

    1.) Low to medium sales and massive refund rates..... Not good

    2.) Low conversion rate plus low post count.... Not good

    3.) If it is a WSO that you only expect maybe 100 sales from. Anyone with a low sale count saying that the will be doing video SEO... Might not be a big hit.

    It is something that comes with time. I have only been burnt a few times and since I started clamping down I have had zero issues. If a real affiliate is offended the may ask why you denied them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You don't. If you don't personally know them, put them on delayed commission. I lost $1K by doing what you want to do, approving people I don't know for instant commissions. They used stolen credit cards and got the commissions, withdrew everything out of their Paypal accounts and disappeared. Then the chargebacks came and you are charged $35 for each one of those, on top of the refunds and the paid commissions.

    Want to be a nice guy and lure affiliates in with instant commissions, you'll most likely pay a big price for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe118
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      You don't. If you don't personally know them, put them on delayed commission. I lost $1K by doing what you want to do, approving people I don't know for instant commissions. They used stolen credit cards and got the commissions, withdrew everything out of their Paypal accounts and disappeared. Then the chargebacks came and you are charged $35 for each one of those, on top of the refunds and the paid commissions.

      Want to be a nice guy and lure affiliates in with instant commissions, you'll most likely pay a big price for it.
      Same thing happened to me, plus I got a rolling reserve of 15% for 180 days (!!) on paypal, which has since been lifted once I got careful and the chargebacks stopped coming.

      Oh and I ate $2000+ in losses.

      My advice to people approving 0-sale affiliates for instant -- DONT
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