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    I am assisting my brother-in-law, who is Native American, set up a new web site for Native American Advocacy, and of course it needs to be able to support itself, so we are developing a nice niche site. He applied to a variety of programs today, under my guidance, and now I am turning to you folks for additional ideas!

    Anyone have a site featuring Native American stuff that he can feature? You can PM me if you don't want to share out here in public!

    He will also be linking to political sites and advocacy sites for seniors and ethnic groups, so if you have a site or know of a site we should add to the mix, shoot me a pm or post here.

    He's a nice guy that deserves a boost, I think he will do well in his niche market, he has a following of folks that he emails and talks to on a regular basis, and has local political and media connections, so I think he has a shot at getting this off the ground before the holidays. I know I am looking forward to seeing how this develops. (I'm not Native American, but am always interested in minority issues.)
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    Forgot to mention, drop ship and wholesale programs for him to take a look at are also being considered. He has contacts with local Native American artists and a basketweaver that he will be featuring products for on his site.
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    seniors... native americans... one thing immediately popped into my head but I don't think it would be proper to mention it. :P

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    Take advantage of some of the huge media blitzes going on over the native American Museum..

    WASHINGTON — The Choctaw Lady Warriors wore their basketball championship T-shirts, jeans and sneakers as they prepared to join Tuesday's procession celebrating the new National Museum of the American Indian.

    The high school players, members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, looked around the National Mall at people from hundreds of tribes from across the country. Many around them wore the regalia of their ancestors while others wore 21st century garb.

    "It's really great to see the different clothing. It's really interesting," said Chantay Frazier, 17.

    Her coach, Walter Wilson, said he hoped Frazier and the other youngsters, including the Choctaw marching band, would return home near Philadelphia, Miss., with lasting impressions of the day.

    "The pride shown here today among the tribes is one thing I want them to take back, a sense of being proud to be a Choctaw Indian," Wilson said.

    About 20,000 American Indians representing more than 515 tribes signed up for the Native Nations Procession along the National Mall.

    The $219 million for the building and public programs came from taxpayers and private donors, including Indian tribes that run multimillion-dollar casinos.

    Officials expect the museum will draw 4 million visitors a year, which would make it the Smithsonian's No. 3 most-popular museum after the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.

    The museum, 15 years in the making, has been a long time coming, said Ed Ben, a tribal elder of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation in Oregon.

    Wearing a feathered headdress and beads made from the shells of coastal Oregon, Ben looked out over the thousands of American Indians all around him.

    He smiled. "We Indians occupied D.C. and didn't have to fire a shot," Ben said.

    Google news is running a bunch of links right now. B2B Overstock and their WorldStock program is the way to go. Also one CJ merchant (JeGem.com) who features Silver/Tourquoise jewelry but made outside the USA. www.ecomcity.com/indian_jewelry.htm will put up a link for this group's site. For seniors the www.suspenders.com/affiliate.htm program has the highest conversion ratio of any affiliate program if you have that kind of traffic.
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    Mike & Charlie:

    I realize this is a kinda serious thread, but . . . you're promoting suspenders for loincloths?

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    there are many online sites offering Native American artwork at retail. like http://www.blueraingallery.com/ that also cover Tlinglit and other NorthWestern tribal art.

    what I'm getting at is they all have some form of shopping cart and if they take the offer seriously they could allow a special affiliate to ride their cart with his own ID, which is much better than just giving free mention.

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I knew you folks would know more about this than I do!
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    Neat idea! Our Affiliate Program, Collection Etc., offers a lot of Native American products. Check out www.CollectionEtc.com, and search for "Native American".

    Everything on the site is $14.99 or less, so it converts extremely well. We'd be glad to set up some Native American links to help your brother-in-law if you'd like. Feel free to contact me if you are interested. Best of luck!

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    I didn't see a link on the site to an affiliate program?
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    sounds "invitation only" and there's the invitation!

    like she said, "contact"

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    Guess I'll send a PM since no email address... Just thought I overlooked something!
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    just looked --- affil spot on main page

    bottom right quadrant

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    Ahh, linkshare. I applied, but I am not sure if it is worth it for Mitch (decided it was easier to start using his name!) to apply.
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    The content targets seniors as per the promo person. Besides Indian run casinos already buy gaming themed suspenders for resell and dealers ...LOL.... "I realize this is a kinda serious thread, but . . . you're promoting suspenders for loincloths?"
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    Collections Etc. has Ebates as an affiliate.

    Furthermore, they don't sell Native American products, only stuff that is in a style reminiscent of Native American products. If that's what you're looking for check out Collectibles Today for some nice upscale products.

    Your BIL's best bet is probably to ask around on the various Native American forums and BBs to see if he can work out a deal with artisans and craftspeople who frequent them.

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    Thanks Rhea! Collectibles Today rejected Mitch's application

    I am not thrilled with Linkshare, so don't promote many of their merchants. I only even *think* about promoting the ones that Chris manages.

    So Collectibles Etc will be off the list.

    We might go for the suspenders though LOL. Have to check with Mitch, we'll be beginning to build his site this weekend.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Collectibles Today rejected Mitch's application <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    maybe they should be made aware of the ABW connection

    could it have been an auto-reject?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> promoting suspenders for loincloths? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    darn. sorry about that. didn't realize we were talking about formal loincloths . . .

    . . . never mind . . .

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    LOL, this is a more fun thread than I expected!

    We replied to the rejection email, so we'll see. Personally, I can't get CT to convert at all so I won't be too sad if he can't get in. They do have a nice selection of Native American stuff though.

    Any other ideas out there?
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    loxly,

    PM Oleg and I'm sure he'll approve Mitch, as Herb said.

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    If you want a great link to the major Pagan site on the net, check out Witches Voice

    I can't recomend this site highly enough.

    Many Pagans are interested in traditional Native American religions.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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    Loxly - you might want to think again about the "native american" style collectibles. I know some do take offense at how those things are termed.

    Since this is going to be a site that promotes actual Native Americans, you might be better served to see if you could get some actual arts and crafts from real Native Americans. (and it might be better recieved)

    Also, Native American genealogy is a popular subject and would be of interest to quite a few people. (maybe do some articles and run adsense)

    Just a thought...
    Good Luck with your site!
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    We do have native americans that will be providing items for the site. Most of the affiliate stuff will go in subdirectories. The line will be drawn and people will be aware what is what.

    But thanks for bringing that up!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Haiko:

    Betsy,

    Are you the new AM? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sorry all - I was MIA for a little here. Yep, I'm the new AM for Collections Etc. Three weeks on the job now...

    I've never worked with Parasites in my old AM roles (I refused to even start working with them), so I'm definitely looking into this issue with our program. Give me a chance guys...there's a new girl in town.

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