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Affiliate manager wants to speak on the phone....

Discussion in 'CPA' started by skeph, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. skeph

    skeph Registered Member

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    My aff manager keeps hounding me to schedule a time to speak on the phone about how I am or how I should promote offers.

    I've been doing some regular ewhoring and having good conversions. I was optimized out of a few offers (no biggie) but now they want to get me on the phone and talk about how we can improve my "quality."


    Anyone ever talk to their aff manager on the phone and discuss their methods when their primary methods were BH?

    I'm not really sure what to say if they ask what I've been doing.
     
  2. soulchief

    soulchief Junior Member

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    sounds like your promoting free signups which arnt converting, or your signups are doing alot of chargebacks.
     
  3. Krazy Kitty

    Krazy Kitty Regular Member

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    The fact that your AM is going out of his way to chat to you on the phone, instead of simply terminating your ass, is a GOOD sign.

    Speak to him.

    He possibly won't even want to know details. He might even offer you some sound advice.

    The worse that can happen is he cans you. And there are plenty more sponsors.
     
  4. trex191

    trex191 Regular Member

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    be a pro, thats all i have to say. gl
     
  5. Jared255

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    Talk to him, say you're doing PPC on keywords that aren't quite calling users to action although you don't want to give away anything specific and get your campaign stolen.
     
  6. n00by

    n00by BANNED BANNED

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    he makes $$$ when you make $$$. its a partnership they're there to help!
     
  7. bu11d0g

    bu11d0g Guest

    These 2 are the best advice here, just talk to him. I was shittin it when 3 of my am's wanted a chat about my methods but when they called and we chatted, i just stated what the 2 quotes above said but also said im about to get my double optin email lists going to my offers they all said "thats fine" and im still with them all.
    Just talk to them in a pro way and all will be ok.
    Mark
     
  8. jaremore7

    jaremore7 Registered Member

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    If he wanted to kick your ass so badly, he would just do it and not bother to try talking to you.

    Talk to him and use the advice they've given you here! You'll be rocking!
     
  9. marinemerchant

    marinemerchant Newbie

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    If I could play sound clips on here I would. Instead this will have to surffice.

    "stop being such a pussy!"
    -Arnold Schwarzenegger
     
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  10. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    the p00r b4stard wanna more sales from you that's all :) give him what he wanna and you do what you know better to do ;)

    they call this '' proactive '' lol :) on other words they love to lose their time and your time chatting and so on :) ...
     
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  11. soulchief

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    dont get why you all think the AM wants more sales.. The op said in his post he wants to talk to him about increasing his quality, not quantity.. Which means alot of his sales arnt converting or theres a lot of chargebacks.
     
  12. blackhaze

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    well...what's the problem? You tell em about some WH sites you have, tell him you use adwords...etc..etc...

    I am not doing real BH/CPA..but every aff manager i have been on the phone with...well just tell them the usual blah blah....its not hard :)

    Edit: Well..maybe your conversions are bad..that's why they want to call you? Ask HIM (!) what to do..it's his job :) Of course dont mention your BH activities.
     
  13. rioting101

    rioting101 Guest

    Dude CPA Managers, are there to make money. Just follow the advice stated above and you'll be alright. Just make sure that you're calm, cool, and collected. Thats why people get shitcanned, is because of their tone. Don't sound shady.
     
  14. virtualgeorge

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    So how do you think they are going to take it if you just keep avoiding them? Its better just to contact them right away, don't act like you have anything to hide. I think a lot people express a little reluctance to talk on the phone with AM's when your starting out. I was nervous too and I have no idea why, just something new and unfamiliar I guess? But just do it and you will realize that they are mostly all really cool and want to help you out so they make cash too.

    Unless your doing something really stupid and obvious they probably won't even ask you where traffic comes from.

    I had a recent issue and they canceled one of my offers because the sales on the backend had decreased. My AM was cool, the advertiser was cool as well and offered me all the demographic info from the customers that did convert on the back end so I could tweak things so everyone continues making money.

    I'm sure they probably have an idea of what I am doing but everyone was very helpful and I can continue to make money in that niche, I just had to ask.