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Creating Affiliate Products/Programs?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by crefugee, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. crefugee

    crefugee Newbie

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    As I mentioned in my thread on Kindle books, I wrote a Kindle book that became pretty popular on the topic of "mobile apps for profits". When Android first came out, I was among the first group of developers to release an app for it. I made some money, learned some tricks, and this is what I put into the book. I hoped it would sell well on Amazon, and it surpassed my expectations. This was good because offering it on the Kindle had always been "Step 1" in my plan.

    Step 2 was to take feedback about the book, make any updates needed, and repackage it into an affiliate product/program through someone like CB. Before I do that though, I would like to hear from members here who have experience creating programs like this.

    For example, I understand CB sucks in the sense that they have a 60 money back guarantee. While people should have a right to get their money back for an inferior product, 60 days seems excessive. I think Amazon gives you 14 days to return Kindle books and Google gives you 15 minutes to return Android apps. So, if not CB then who is the best alternative affiliate network that balances the needs of the customer with the product provider?

    Other tips like pricing, structuring the program, recruiting and retaining affiliates are all appreciated. I would like to learn from the lessons other BHW members have about being successful with this.
     
  2. Stupid Smurf

    Stupid Smurf Regular Member

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    I've used E-Junkie and they allow for an affiliate program. There is no refund policy and I believe they don't have tax forms for your affiliates (could be wrong, but you may need to do that yourself). They're basically like a really advanced shopping cart (which allows for affiliates and coupons). If you only have 1 product, it's only $5 a month.

    They can be connected to paypal, 2checkout, google checkout, clickbank, and trial pay.

    Maybe not what you're looking for? But pretty cheap and simple solution.