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Merchant for affiliate program, help

Postby jmcglot » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:00 am

Any one knows about becoming a merchant for an affiliate program and does this work for increasing traffic to one's website? I have visited some of these programs and merchants pay upward of $1500 to set up a basic program. Anyone has experince with this and can point a beginner in the right way. Anything I should look out for? price seems prohibitive in the programs I have visited. Help, Jess
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Postby Lynn Terry » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:38 pm

Hi Jess,

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you wanting to set up an affiliate program for your own website & products, so that you can pay your affiliates a percentage of the sales they make for you?

Or something different altogether?
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Postby jmcglot » Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:44 pm

Hi, Terry:

Thanks for your quick responce. I would try setting up an affiliate program but I can imagine that would take time of the core business. Plus I understand it takes specific software for this. Finding a reasonable priced program that that sets up the affiliate network can also be an option. But it is the price that I find prohibitive. Some programs charge a set up fee, a monthy fee, a maintenance fee, and also want a % cut of the sales and other misc. fees. Has anyone has encountered a resonable program?
Thanks, for trying to help.
Regards,
Jess
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Postby Lynn Terry » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:16 pm

I've looked into several 3rd Party options - and really, it depends on whether your products are physical products, or info products (or downloadable products). If they are physical products, I like the set up of this company:

www.AffiliateTracking.com

They have reasonable pricing, and dont charge a percentage (just a flat rate monthly fee). If you have lower priced items, this may not pan out for you. If you have high ticket items, a flat rate is the way to go.

For info-products, I would suggest PayDotCom, ClickBank or Plimus. Can you give us more details on the type of program you plan to run?
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Thank you.

Postby jmcglot » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:35 pm

Lynn Terry:

I will visit the suggested websites. Thank you for taking the time to point this information out.

Regards,
Jess
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Postby Lynn Terry » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:17 am

Glad I could help. Keep us posted, and of course let us know if you find a good solution that might be worth checking out for some of the rest of us ;)
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