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Do you think anyone has hired affiliates for a Motorcycle Dealer?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Donestrgling, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Donestrgling

    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    So I am just wondering if this is do-able.

    Here is my idea, hire off liners to promote the business, and give them a commission off the leads they generate?

    Any thoughts on this subject?
     
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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Not entirely clear on what you are asking (sorry) are you a motorcycle dealer ? or are you looking for motoring related affiliate programmes ?
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    I know a friend who owns a motorcycle dealership, so I was just curious about creating leads and sales through affiliates for the dealer.
     
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    Yeah...why not... I am in the car game and I will gladly reward anyone who introduces business. For years I offered alarm/warranty/stero upgrades for customers who brought back their friends. I am still in cars but I also deal in warranties/gap insurance theres a good cut in them.

    You would have to talk with your friend about what he would be willing to share with you but bare in mind a dealer will usually sell a motorbike at cost. Where he makes money is on the finance/3 year servicing plan and the ridiculously priced matching Dainese leathers and lid that he puts inwith the finance so make sure you are aware of the many upsells he can get on a customer.
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    So basically, I would find out what he is struggling with in his business, what bikes are not selling as much as they would like. Then find out what the dealer can offer for a lead. Then hire affiliates.
     
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    I can see it working out. Dealer pays 10% on sales generated through the internet for example. Affiliate ranks for say "Yamah dealer in LA" and reaps in the rewards accordingly.

    There'd have to be a lot of trust between the parties involved.
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    Ok yeah I see what you mean. Hm I am interested to see how this would work out. Haha can I make something like this on Clickbank... Yeah I just found the motorcycle superstore has an affiliate program. I will talk to my friend and keep it updated in this thread. Thanks for the words of thought.
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    Oko so I just spoke with him, and he was just asking well how am I going to know how many leads they sent over, and how are they going to know how much they have sold?

    And I am still pretty new, but there is something called a referrer link right?

    Do you have any idea what I can research on, how to set up one of these referrer links?
     
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    Im not entirely sure thats the way you need to be going...I may be wrong but you are not offering an affiliate scheme for an entire manufacturer just your friends bike shop... So for example he may have an obligation to advertise the new Yamaha for $13999. on his website . He will off course have a ticket price from the distributor but for fair marketing between agents all must advertise the same price. If he disclosed to you that on that bike he has to pay the distributor $12000 and everything over that he would split with you, then you could market a Discount motorcycles website for that part of the city or town without disclosing who the dealer is until people sign up for the 15% off offer. email/phone/address...if they didnt call you have a lead you could sell him for a fair price

    Loads of ways of doing this really but any bike or accesory sold is money in the bank to your pal.