Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice I started to promote a social media tool a few weeks ago. I did two small tests and so far 365 users have signed up and only 9 of them are paying. The subscriptions range from about $6 - $10 a month and I get a decent percentage of their spend at 30% The conversion is garbage because the app is not finished yet. A key feature that includes hashtags in posts is not working on one of the social networks, lol the tools namesake. So it's hard to promote it to people when the it does not work on the social network it was named after, it works on some of the others but not that one. Anyway I have come to find out the owner of the app has been putting aff links in front of peoples posts. The app allows you to schedule posts so lets say you set up posts for your eBay listings to go out. He puts his eBay partner id in front of every tweet so whenever a sale takes place he gets a small commission. We are only talking pennies but across all of the people making posts it does add up on a daily basis to a few bucks and like he says when its thousands of people it will be considerable. What he has done now is launched a fiverr section so people can post their gigs out on autopilot, however unbeknownst to them he is including his aff link at the front of every tweet so if they make a sale he gets the aff commission. Even if you are a paid member or a free member if you use the fiverr section to share gigs this guys aff link will be in front of it. I have voiced my concerns over it and he says he included a blurb in the terms to say that they use aff links, well to be honest it reads as though things he is promoting to you has aff links not the thing you promote we will be putting links in front of and earning more than you earn from your efforts. It rubbed me up the wrong way because I only just found out. The guy is offering me a deal to have my aff link put up there part of the time if I promote this. I told him no not to put my link up there as I dont know if that against the TOS of fiverr. I earn a few grand a month off of the fiverr aff program so I dont want to jeopardize it. I don't want people thinking I am strictly white hat by being cautious like that, as that's all it is, caution. To be honest I'm not sure If I am going to continue advising this guy or helping him because this seems pretty shady that he didn't tell me. I mean people do this sort of thing all the time. He offers a free version and like he said, that is what he gets out of the bargain. it's just the way he has gone about it that has pissed me off. another thing that pissed me off was his terrible offer. I tried to explain what I could bring to the table yet he did not get it and just banged on about his board and other partners. I have started tens of apps like this off and have sent over 30,000 paid subscription signups to various apps and sites that I promote to my followers as well as tens of thousands of free signups. I named 6 well known apps that I essentially started off for the owners. One of which was a finance company that I helped get brand awareness in the beginning and initial traction, that company sold for over 1 billion dollars. I told him all of that and he expected me to accept a deal for commission for the first 3 months on everything and then after that just on my 1st and 2nd tier going forward. I told him that on one site I signed up 16,000 people in my front line which went on to be 998,000 by my 9th level. The whole site only had 1.6 million users and I joined a year after it was started too. yet I was responsible for over 60% of the users up to that point. So I explained that hey if i am to put all of this work in and get you all of these users I want a fair cut going forward, not a tiny amount for a limited time. He keeps on banging on about investors and a board that he would not be able to OK anything like that with and I told him that's not my problem, if he has already promised most of the equity or profits away to people that are doing fuck all then that's his problem not mine. At the end of the day all of this happened before he mentioned the fact that aff links are going out in front of everything so now I have to take that into account. he has offered me a slice of that pie too but only for a limited time which as i explained to him i would be a rookie if I took a deal like that. I did want to use this app myself but now that I know this is happening I dont want o use it and make this guy money off the back of my gigs. If I dont want to use it how can I expect others to want to use it. To be honest it needs a lot of work still but the owner just keeps saying "the investors are not interested in it being perfect, they just want to see some sales" well they wont see any sales if its does not work properly!!!!! I dont see a key feature as being perfection either lol. So I guess the purpose of this thread is to get some advice from anyone as to how I should proceeded. Also to put the idea out there for someone to make a tool for promoting things on social media and putting an aff link in front of it. give that tool out to thousands of people for free and sit back and enjoy the commissions. Again though not sure about how other sites like fiverr would look at this. I'm sure lots of you have thought about this technique before and if you are doing it good for you. I dont have anything against it, just the shady way this guy tried to keep it from me. If you can make an app for fiverr users to be able to set up posts on social media on autopilot, you could then have the app insert your aff link at the start of every post and you will be quids in if you have thousands of users posting out their gigs to their followers. I think I should just walk away from it now so I dont waste any more time on it. What do you think?