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    free stuff downside??
    Whats your thoughts guys on affiliate programs which without a doubt do make money or at least did at one time but in the evolution of the net, such things as

    Adult Market
    Dating Industry

    Many new sites are now Free , or there is so much free stuff and membership sites out there, is their any point for people to pay to join a dating site or a adult site?

    Just want to guage other peoples thoughts on this, maybe even if you are in those markets and have seen some of the trends over the past year

    thanks

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    I have to say that I am not an expert on either of those markets being that I don't promote either of them. But it does make sense that sales are dropping if people can receive the same services for free elsewhere. My thoughts are that they will continue to see sales decreases unless a more creative way to snag the consumer is created. 3-D anyone? ;-)

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    The free services have adverts on them, that's why they are free - in most cases.

    You can offer 2 packages 1 - free with adverts , 2 - paid with no adverts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easylife
    Whats your thoughts guys on affiliate programs which without a doubt do make money or at least did at one time but in the evolution of the net, such things as

    Adult Market
    Dating Industry

    Many new sites are now Free , or there is so much free stuff and membership sites out there, is their any point for people to pay to join a dating site or a adult site?

    Just want to guage other peoples thoughts on this, maybe even if you are in those markets and have seen some of the trends over the past year

    thanks
    As an example - http://www.plentyoffish.com makes a killing on Adsense and the other ads.

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    There is a big advantage in joining paid for dating site [ see http://www.online-dating-agencies.net ]

    Problem with free dating site is the number of hoaxers and cons using them. At least with paid for dating sites this number is decreased.
    I think with something as mportant as dating, putting your hand in your pocket to ensure you get the best service is not a bad idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by niche
    There is a big advantage in joining paid for dating site [ see http://www.online-dating-agencies.net ]

    Problem with free dating site is the number of hoaxers and cons using them. At least with paid for dating sites this number is decreased.
    I think with something as mportant as dating, putting your hand in your pocket to ensure you get the best service is not a bad idea
    yeah from the point of view of the person using the service dating services which are paid are less likely to attract scumbags

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