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Do you sometimes feel affiliates programs are ripping you off

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by bacardirum, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. bacardirum

    bacardirum Newbie

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    I don't know if only me who thinks this, but for example one month I will get good sales with one company, and the next month they will be non existent.

    Like for example one company in August: I had over 900 clicks and over £400 which is acceptable I guess in sales from them, but this month I have had just over 600 clicks for them and only £80 in sales.

    I then pull them away as I want them to see I am not promoting them for the rest of this month, but again I am thinking is this the right thing to do and I an now missing sales.

    I know sales change between months etc, but this is not seasonal, and to get only £80 from 600 clicks seems like a waste of time.

    I often feel like the affiliate managers do not process them, and that's not healthy to think that, but what else are you supposed to do.

    Anyone else feel like this when promoting retailers products?
     
  2. Kastez

    Kastez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sure. Day by day it can be done easy. People don't like working stable, they need fast money. Sometimes it's happen with me too.
     
  3. nameless7

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    Thats why u should try different affiliate programs. I have tried many offers before concentrated on certain programs. As for me cooperation, not competition, is the life of business
     
  4. zeltiche

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    Yes, everyday it feels like you're hanging onto a thin thread that could break at their whims. Every affiliate program has some terms clause that basically says they can stop the business relationship at any time and for any reason, and withhold all of your earnings rendering them forfeit.
     
  5. bacardirum

    bacardirum Newbie

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    Glad I am not the only one who feels the same way :) I have been doing this for quite a long time, relying on adsense and affiliate sales. But I am now at the point where I am thinking of adding new ways also, not have all my eggs in one basket so to speak. I am even finding adsense unreliable. I went from making continuously about £12 each day with them for a few years, to just making about £5 a day, and my traffic has increased.
    It just seems like we are a water tap to all these companies, they can all turn us off or on at will, dependent on their own circumstances.
     
  6. trueaffiliatesmarket

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    Hai, I doing this for long time and i feel bad when i was not aware of the things in afiliate, but as of now i got the knowledge from my experience, I had a blog that help me to increase my growth. We have to optimized in a correct way with the proper niche.
    Thank you.
     
  7. mancar487

    mancar487 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've had some bad experiences with previous platforms I've used. However, during all the years I've been with clickbank I haven't seen anything shady going on. Hence why I recommend them hands down.

    Mancar
     
  8. bacardirum

    bacardirum Newbie

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    I could not send a proper reply as I have clickbank in the reply, with no links but get automated message showing.
     
  9. FatPenguin

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    I've been using three programs all with the name "Click" in them (so you can figure out what I'm talking about), and I've had ZERO issues. ZERO.

    There are seasonal ups and downs, I think.

    One affiliate is OptioNow, which is pure garbage, but I've already made a post about that.

    Do I sometimes wonder if commissions are held back? Sure. But you can't prove it. My income is consistent enough for me not to worry about it.
     
  10. ColonelSoldier

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    I don't understand why affiliate programs wouldn't pay properly if you're increasing their earnings every month? Seems like shooting themselves in the foot..
     
  11. FatPenguin

    FatPenguin BANNED BANNED

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    Ultimately, it makes no sense from the standpoint of the large affiliate houses. They would be stupid not to pay.

    For individual affiliates that do their own in-house affiliate program, like OptioNow, they may see the "quality" of referral with respect to binary options and may not like it if you send them people who don't trade or deposit a lot. That would make sense, but it's still stupid. If I sent someone 10 or 20 people who don't deposit more than the minimum and don't trade, then yes, they may have a legitimate reason to cut me off. But I sent them about three people. I wonder if they just get greedy and think, "Oh we don't want to pay." Probably. Some people are THAT stupid, but most people in the industry I'm sure have figured out that by paying affiliates, they will promote their product long term. That's kind of the whole point. Don't have an affiliate program if you don't like paying, you know?
     
  12. gary2

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    for this i would suggest you use various affiliate programs....
     
  13. Bigjizzy85

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    I definitely have thought this before.
     
  14. rustymotor

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    Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post..

    I think several things can be done to avoid being ripped off..first, on CPA offers use a blank referer so the offer can't see where you get the leads..

    With CB if you have pre sold the prospect then, why send them to the sales page..better to go straight to the order page..also, some vendors try to add the prospect to thier email list, if they don't buy there and then..how do you know they will honour our sales commissions in 6 weeks later..

    rustymotor.