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Need some Persepctive / opinions on a matter

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mandude, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK so say there is a company, and they offer affiliates/commissions. (Basically means, someone sends traffic/sales and they get a cut of the profits).

    So say there is 1 affiliate who sends like 40% of the sales. 10% is other affiliates. 50% is an in-house SEO/Internet marketing/server/IT etc.
    They all do the same thing. the 40% affiliate sends traffic to the site and makes sales. But she gets about $30,000-$40,000/MONTH (no joke). And gets to work from home, on their own hours.
    Company even mentioned getting her a car. The in house guy, who is directly responsible for 50% of all sales, only gets a fixed, X,XXX salary.
    does that make sense? What would you do?
     
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    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I assume you are the in-house guy.

    Do you pay for any of the expenses related to driving this traffic? I assume for the big baller woman expenses come out of the $30-$40K per month. Do you know her situation? Expense levels? If she outsources any of her work?

    If you are in-house and paid by the company, and someone outside the company is responsible for 40% of sales, let her have the car because she's probably the only reason the company is still in business.
     
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  3. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I dont see how you figure that? no the company wouldnt be out of business if she wasnt bringing sales.. the sales have tripled since I started working here (yes it is me). I can see your point. I do have some expenses (all the software/tools I use). even if I had to pay for some outside help (and if she does it all herself) They still would be making a butt load more. Just wondering If it's more logical to just become an affiliate or something heh. Granted I would have to start my own site, get that site to have traffic, etc, I could do it if I can do it to the company website.
     
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    That actually sucks. If you are confident that you can make more commission that your salary constantly for a long period time then you should leave the job!
     
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    I am actually confused....are you looking for a VA to do this?
     
  6. GwenGwen

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    This sucks and I totally understand why you want to fix this situation.

    My perspective: Are you good at driving traffic? I mean, REALLY good? Do you think you could honestly bring as much traffic as that other affiliate?

    Yes?
    Quit the job and work as a freelance/affiliate for the same company or a competitor.

    BUT!
    Plan your budget. Think about EVERYTHING.
    -- How much would you have to invest? You can't drive that much traffic without spending some money.
    -- When you quit the company, you'll loose some benefits. Dental plan, insurance and stuff.
    -- Are you working 40h/week at the company? You may have to work 60h/week as a freelance.
    -- Etc.

    Then, check the bottom line. Is it worth it? Do you think you would be happy as a freelance?
     
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    What jobs/tasks does the 40% person do differently than the 50% person?