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Sell more by offering rebates...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by filmy, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. filmy

    filmy Junior Member

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    Another great share filmy. I do a bit of this as well. It takes some time to implement, but it does work.

    Liam
     
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    interesting concept - are there any rules against offering rebates for most networks like this?
     
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    Yeah unfortunately most networks don't allow its affiliates to give rebates, however you can generally get away with it just as long as you hide/change the referer so they can't find out that you actually are.
     
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    right but I can easily see some pissed off end users contacting the network because of the whole dicking them around with the rebate thing. guessing the best move would be cloak your link, have a nice run around process in place that keeps them busy for awhile, and alternate domains/landing pages?
     
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    You need to mention your account as incentivized on ebay, pepperjam etc.
     
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    Yeah I was thinking about using this method with aWeber as they pay you as long as the person you referred continues their subscription. Is this allowed?
     
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    This is basically incentivised sites with a twist :)

    Thats why you have to as wealthy said cloak or change your referrer

    Also how are you driving traffic to these blogs?

    I guess for small CB products there wont be very much info to compete against but people ussually dont search for *product title rebate*
     
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    I am using a twist on this method, One that actually WORKS with IM products. I offer a $5,000 ClickBank Rebate Card with My IM Training Program that costs $279.00. Most People Will NEVER Buy That many products (Where my commission=5k), but I can afford to give them a discount equal to 100% of my commission because they have already sent $300 directly to my PP account.

    So my self owned direct sales campaign is in fact incentivized by Clickbank discounts.

    If you are in the health and fitness niche, you can always create a "Nationwide Fitness Discount Membership Site" and give all of the forum members the right to strip you of your commission on all sales made through your listed links. It would be like turning Clickbank into those coupon books that hotel discount advertisers sell via direct mail, only in a digital membership form.

    You could pretty much tailor this to any network or niche. The free trial genre has been exploited by "free Xbox" sites using this psychology for years.

    This is also a great incentive for your New(bie) Publishers if you run your own ClickBank Product, so that they do not have to use their own link and "get banned..LOL". You tell them to use the special (subid) Publishers link, and get it legally discounted. Just make them complete some sort of automated publisher training program or some crap to be eligible.
     
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    you can also do a contest and the winner gets ------ might work, it did for me
     
  11. timothywcrane

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    This is on topic, I promise.

    I was experimenting at home on how to sell physical homemade food products online.

    "I make these big ass ice cream sandwiches with a 9' deep pan brownie on each end and a gallon of ice cream in the middle.. good stuff."

    I found that I could actually sell the products online if I followed All of the FDA shipping and regs. I was surprised to find that Ebay was actually a candidate (technically) and I also found a site called Foodzie that looked promising. The problem with Foodzie was that They also required an FDA approved facility and 1 million dollars in liability insurance before you could sell on their site.

    Ebay really only tells you that you have to label and ship everything correctly, so in theory it is allowed.

    I decided to do a few searches on Ebay for Ice Cream Sandwiches, Birthday Cakes etc.. and didn't seem to find a damn thing.. except:

    One coupon book for a higher end, name brand ice cream treat at a discount of about 1/2.

    Coupons, but no physical products.. I wonder why?

    I decided that before I try to sell the food directly from Ebay, as it seems that there HAS TO BE A REASON nobody else is doing it to any degree that I could search out, and the fact, that EBAY AUCTION FEE Reduction could be greatly increased if I was only offering a % of my products worth, say a $10 coupon, discounted by hella by starting it off at .99.

    Hell, anyone that even checks out the auction will come to the website, and as it is my own business, I can create and print out $10 coupon books all day long, or simply one every once in a while, if I make a tiny Ebay Profit of a few cents, and sell a product that is profitable after coupon discount at any rate.

    Oh, did I mention I ship in dry ice, which ain't cheap, so removing that from the bottom line on an Ebay item is worth its weight in Gold anyway.

    To make a long story short, discount ads and rebates are THE CHOICE for off line products, somewhere in the supply chain. I saw this thread, so it set me thinking..

    Giving away your commission like I do in the IM genre is peachy, but like my ice cream sandwiches, if the sale IS your profit, you can't just give it all away (you don't want 100% discount).

    Also, unlike the Ice Cream biz, we don't own CB, or control our commish before it hits payday, so there is always a "fear of the man" (referrer cloaking, slicing, magic numbers, etc. )

    Most all of that could be alleviated if you could find a way to incorporate your partially discounted through rebate CB products into an offline campaign.

    "LOOSE MORE WEIGHT YOU FAT BITCH" laundry room fliers or something along that line.

    Make a flier for a weight loss pill affiliate and print out a few hundred, and have your friend at the grocery store throw it in with all of the rest of the crap like it in the Sunday Paper, but on top.

    For stuff like this I have a great source printer. They specialize in Pizza top fliers.

    You might be able to make a killing with CJ pay Per Call like this.

    And no referrer BS.

    Library magazine racks are a great place to find for such methods, all divided by section.
     
  12. worlddating

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    I think its like everything, when u offer something free, more people come...