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What is a conversion?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Paranoid Android, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ok Guys, so I have spent over 2 years monetizing my email lists with only email submit offers. They have been quite easy so far, just offer a free laptop or iphone, ad you make a $ when someone fills in their email address. I have never cared if they would ever get a laptop for free or not, all that I have cared about has been getting my money.

    Now I'm planning to make more use of the lists that I own. People who buy email lists from me tell me they work great on acai berry and health stuff, and when I gave them a short try, didn't get many conversions, maybe it was because I sent out only 5k mails.

    What I would like to ask is, sorry if i'm sounding noobish even after spending about 2 months on this forum, how do such offers convert? These offers usualy offer a free trial, and a person has to pull out his credit card to pay for the shipping, something like $3 or 4. So, the affiliate company pays us like $30 and all when they get paid $4?

    I didn't want to ask my AM about this and prove to him that im a noob and get my leads shaved or something.

    All help would be appreciated.

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  2. rebbeca

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    When people come to your affiliate site and put their credit card info, and spend $5 and affiliate company pays you $40, that means that the affiliate company values the potential of your customer buying more stuff from them!


    in short, they believe you brought them quaility audience.



    However, if you keep providing shitty audience that only pays that $5 and not pay on ongoing basis, they will get angry.
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yea, also sometimes these advertisers set up an automatic billing cycle to start after the free trial ends, and they make it very hard to cancel.

    so 90% of these poor bastards end up getting charged like $100 a week later, which is why the advertiser can afford to pay you $40 per $5 signup :p
     
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    ok, any advise on how I should frame the message on the email to make them click visit the landing page to get convinced further to pull out their cards? any sample messages for me and for the noobs of the future who might be reading this thread on their searches?