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$40.00 Just To Get Someone To Show For An Appointment - Need some ideas

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by flexnds, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    Hello fellow BHW members,

    I want to state right away by saying that I am not trying to recruit or sell anything. I am simply trying to get some help from you guys on setting up an affiliate network for my employer.

    My employer is trying to shift from offline mail marketing to internet marketing. However, I am the only internet marketer for the company at this time and I have to spend a lot of time on website development and maintenance, so I really don't have tons of time to promote their service online. So, I brought up the idea to my employer of recruiting affiliates and they loved the idea. However, I don't have any experience in recruiting affiliates and this service and the way we would pay is not really like a cpa. They want to pay affiliates for leads that show up for their appointments. I also want to state that this is not some hole in the wall company, this a multi million dollar company with high tech facilities and they dominate this market offline.

    Here's a little more of a general breakdown. The industry is a lot like timeshare.

    1.) The affiliate would be able to offer a complimentary gift for filling out a lead form on their website or sending them to our website. The complentary gift can be stated as being worth over $1,000.

    2.) After the affiliate captures the lead it would go to myself and would be entered into the tracking system under the affiliates name.

    3.) Our call center would then call and close that lead and set the appointment to pick up their complentary gift.

    4.) If the lead meets the qualifications/demographics and show for their appointment to pick up the gift the affiliate would be paid the $40.00 within about 2 weeks.

    The beauty of this is that the affiliate only has to send us the lead and our well trained staff closes the deal and the affiliate gets the credit. Also, the leads do not even have to purchase ANYTHING in order for the affiliate to get paid, they just have to show up for their appointment.

    Another note: This is obvisously very geo targeting to specific cities and surrounding cities.

    We were also discussing making this a true cost per action (CPA) but we really do not have enough online data to figure out numbers and what would be profitable to pay. Right now this company is all offline.

    Also note that I have sent this offer to a few small e-mail lists I have (under 10,000) U.S. opt ins and can usually make $200 per month with little effort. This company does have resources they can offer the affiliates including e-mails collected from older phone calls.

    In all honesty I am not a great internet marketer and am turning to you guys for your expertise and advice. I am not recruiting for this at this time but I hope to have everything together to approach the moderators at BHW within the next month.

    Any help on this would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks,
    flexnds
     
  2. vukadin.91

    vukadin.91 Newbie

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    nice :)
     
  3. flexnds

    flexnds Power Member

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    Forgot to mention, my employer does not care too much about bh stuff to get traffic. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
     
  4. monyluv7

    monyluv7 Registered Member

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    You might be better off outsourcing your affiliate campaign to a CPA affiliate manager. To get some ideas check out Offervaultdotcom. They're an affiliate network directory that you can join for free.

    They've got a ton of resources, plus you can do a search for "timeshare" to get a feel for what the competition is doing. They list dozens, if not hundreds of CPA companies. If you decide to outsource I would suggest "shopping" Neverblue, Market Leverage, & Epic(formerly Azoogle Ads) just for starters.


    Hope this helps you get started in the right direction.
    ;)