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    Newbie ZippyChick's Avatar
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    Looking for a polite way to decline...
    Hi there ABW! I am new to the affiliate side of the online review world and am running into a repeated issue where I'm being offered higher payouts or bounties for higher ranking on my review list. It doesn't seem to be popular but, I'm really trying to run as unbiased a review site as possible and, I need a polite way to say no... without losing the select clients that I'd like to review!

    Any suggestions?
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    Why worry about being polite to somebody who is asking you to perpetrate fraud on their behalf? To hell with them.
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    "Thank you for your offer, however...
    I'm really trying to run as unbiased a review site as possible
    Sounds good to me!


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    Sorry but we do not review based on commission. We are happy to work with you but our reviews are unbiased.

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    Why worry about being polite to somebody who is asking you to perpetrate fraud on their behalf? To hell with them.
    Good point. But a little politeness can go a long way. And you can say no graciously.
    teezone and Chuck gave excellent suggestions. You can also say

    " I appreciate your offer, but I am not requiring any additional fees/payouts for my reviews. You can rest assured that I will provide an unbiased review of your product/service on my website. "

    Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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    Thanks for the advice! Why does it seem so easy when I read your replies but then take so much time to write?! haha
    I've crafted something like these so I hope I still get the account.

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    Definitely keep it simple and to the point.

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    I like Chuck's wording - simple and to the point.
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