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May 5th, 2008, 02:10 PM #1So You've Been Declined
So what? Don't take it personally. Here's my latest example.
Signed up (applied) for a merchant I really wanted to work with at CJ, because they're great for my vertical.
A few days pass, and I get the "We regret to inform you..." email in my CJ inbox.
So rather than coming here and blasting the merchant (even though my main website listed is a great fit for them), I did the human, common sense, friendly thing to do. I emailed them at the address provided at CJ.
I get 30 to 50 people a day looking for XXXX specifically. What say you reconsider?
48 minutes later, I have an offer in the CJ interface. Done and done. Links are going up in a minute.
Now, this is obviously also a good merchant: attentive, responsive, and looking for value added affiliates. So it won't always be like this, but do the smart thing before you start torching people. Send an email, pick up the phone, whatever....
May 5th, 2008, 02:18 PM #2
I think it's probably because they like Kevin better than Noth.
May 5th, 2008, 02:20 PM #3
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Nunya, Business
I get 30 to 50 people a day looking for XXXX specifically. What say you reconsider? And I have $100 for your PayPal, just need your email address if you can hurry this up.
But yeah. Usually if it's a merchant I really want and I get declined, a simple email usually does the trick.
May 5th, 2008, 02:22 PM #4
I have experienced this over the last few weeks myself (can’t imagine why COUPONBASTARD dot com)
I also took the extra initiative and wrote the merchants directly and to my surprise received the same result. (expect for the one hockey site I really wanted
Just goes to show that a little bit extra work can go a long way...
May 5th, 2008, 02:26 PM #5
May 5th, 2008, 02:44 PM #6Originally Posted by Kevin
May 5th, 2008, 03:07 PM #7
May 5th, 2008, 06:01 PM #8
hehe... imagine that - someone makes a flawed business decision, you respond like a professional stating your case, then they respond in kind and give you what you wanted initially?
Wow.... you have blazed a trail here man.
Nice work... with more people acted like this across the board. As an OPM, it's almost never personal when I decline an application. And I do make mistakes.
I'm always happy to admit it when someone comes back as you described and corrects me.
I usually get the - " you can just F___ off - I don't want to work with you jerks anyway"
Score one for civility and professionalism.
May 5th, 2008, 07:04 PM #9Originally Posted by AffiliateWarrior
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