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Affiliate managers treating my like a child pulling their coat tails when i ask questions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rambo the Great, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Rambo the Great

    Rambo the Great Junior Member

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    I notice alot of these pricks act like im a nuisance asking them questions when they have 'whales' to deal with.

    Just because Im a new user of their network and havent proven myself they treat me like a little boy they don't have time for.
     
  2. SEO Power

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    Then switch to another affiliate network, one that treats their affiliates well. They don't deserve your help if they can't give you fair treatment.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Prove yourself then.

    When I first started in the industry I did not get a lot of attention from the AMs either but after I worked and showed that I could make them money (<---- is what works), I would get them calling me up.

    Of course, once you learn the industry, you do not need their help, only their bumps when it comes to revenue payout.
     
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    what aff. network is it OP?
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    Show.... what is the affiliate network?
     
  6. Saviour

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    Best thing is to switch to another network
     
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    A lot of AMs are actually nice.. You might have gotten unlucky..
     
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    Out the network
     
  9. Rambo the Great

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    Ceosam's network, billionaire balla$$$.
     
  10. ChanzGrande

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    More information required. I'll be frank as someone who knows a bit about the job of affiliate managers. We know nothing of the kinds of questions you are asking, how you got into/approved for the network, or what credentials your represented when joining. Affiliate managers get paid based on performance of their affiliates, and they often have large networks of people they work with regularly. Nobody tells them what to do, or how to manage their affiliates other than requesting common customer service protocols are employed.

    While that means they should be NICE generally, it also means they get to choose how they allocate their time, and as commissioned employees they will ALWAYS work more with whoever they reasonably expect to improve their overall performance metrics. Perhaps you have not represented yourself well to your AM, and some of your initial inquiries may more easily be answered in other forums(such as BHW). If you want your AM to respond more favorably to you - give him/her a reason to do so, i.e. figure out how you will make them money, and implement your plan - even making $100-$300/month will make your AM start to see you differently over time, but if you want to have real impact and a real relationship - show them some DAYS with income in that range, and they will bend over backwards to help you.

    The advice to tuck and run to a new network won't help you learn HOW to present yourself to networks/AM's to garner the kind of attention/assistance you want - learning how to deal with all types of AM's will help you maximize your revenues across your networks, and build your confidence about your general approach. I've never left a network where I knew I could make money just because of a poor AM. That said, I've certainly not been afraid to ask for a new AM on plenty of networks too - but only after determining personality conflicts or otherwise could not be resolved. You have every incentive to find out what you need to do to get the level of support you would like from your current AM.

    Good luck!
     
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  11. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    This guy doesnt have an affiliate manager hes just a troll account. usually has the same first name rambo, lando, bongo etc
     
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    they get 500 stupid questions a day so don't be offended.
     
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    The 80 / 20 rule is at work here.

    Basically, 20% of their affiliates are responsible for 80% of their revenue and the 20% who are essentially dross are responsible for 80% of the "pain in the arse" that the department is responsible for.

    I hope that makes sense.

    If you want to be taken seriously and to have your AMs on speed dial you need to prove you're most definitely in that 80% of earners, rather than the 80% of whining upstarts who have no idea.

    Get out there and prove yourself, if you're any good you'll soon have people beating a path to your door and treating you well. This industry is 90% full of bullshitters so it won't take alot for your AMs to sit up and start noticing you.
     
  16. Rambo the Great

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    No idea what you're talking about. and how are rambo lando and bongo the same name? seems you've been smoking something pal.
     
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    Net work is out
     
  18. MrE

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    BTB has it correct, when you're first starting out and can't do anything for them; they'll avoid you like the plague or treat you accordingly.

    Once you're putting up big numbers it's best to block them on IM, forward their phone calls to voicemail, and only email or call them when you want a pay raise on an offer. They'll harass you to no end and waste your time on a daily basis if you take the time to listen to them.... oh how the tables have turned. ;)