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Why would TechSmith not offer an Affiliate Program?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by blackma, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    Affiliate Programs are a win win situation for vendors and affiliates.

    Most online stores have an affiliate program especially when they are selling downloadable digital products such as software and music.

    TechSmith is the creator of Camtasia (screen recording software).

    Why would TechSmith not offer an affiliate program?

    It only offers a reseller program.

    Why not offer both??? :confused:
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Here's an idea . . . Ask Techsmith :)

    Cheers!
     
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    because they dont have to rely on affiliates to make $ ??

    thats like asking why doesnt mcdonalds have an affiliate program..
     
  4. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    McDonalds don't have an affiliate program because BigMacs aren't downloadable.
     
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    no but many people go there every day and buy their products (just like TechSmith).

    You want to make a $1 every time someone you know eats a BigMac or gets an order of large fries...

    McDonalds doesnt offer this because it will get their business regardless.
     
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    Don't touch the REP!

    Because they are a great big old :asshole:

    HTH .... :cool2:

     
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    I think they just don't have that much competition, and they must feel they are doing their own advertising just fine. I'm also not sure they are as IM savy as we think. It seems they market their software to the academic community, not the IM community.
     
  8. blackma

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    The reason I asked was because I recently made some tutorial videos for my cousin on how use some CAD software. He was really impressed by the features of camtasia. He wanted to know the name of the software and where he could get it.


    ......I was fuming that I couldnt send him my affiliate link! :D
     
  9. blackma

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    I didz.

    They never got back to me :(
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    McDonalds are a franchise and that's a form of affiliation.
    And Low Behold!
    Code:
    http://www.techsmith.com/purchase/international.asp
    Oh! the power of google.
     
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  11. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    Firstly, fuck MacDonalds, :)

    Secondly, that is a reseller program I believe. You buy a license to sell and hopefully you make enough sales to beak even before you make profit.
     
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    Hey I know someone banking £400k a year from a Mcdonalds franchise, All he
    does is check it's clean.

    What's up with a reseller? Challenge too big for you?
     
  13. blackma

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    there is never a challenge too big. I just could have made a sneaky, hassle free one time sale off my cousin. :D