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  1. #1
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    Noticed Chip N Dough is back!


    on a different subject

    How many $$ of revenue must you generate for a merchant before you approach them for a higher %??

    Vicki

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    I saw that... Maybe there's hope of seeing those commissions yet! They're currently Extended for non-payment. I have to say I was shocked to see Chip-N-Dough back! I do notice they wrecked the commission down to 7% now...so their chance of getting any coverage on the pages which have traffic coming is rather minimal!

    As for hitting up merchants for a higher percentage, sorry, but I can't offer any hints there. The increases I've gotten came from merchants who raised my percentage out of the blue (Thanks, to them!), as opposed to negotiations. I will defer the answering to someone who's gotten their increases by negotiations.

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    I've approached several merchants about higher incentives. Out of about 30 requests 20 were increased. (Estimated numbers)

    When my sites do about $1000 in one month for a program consistently for at least 2 months I like to send an email politely asking for more returns so that I may increase their exposure even more in my network.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks for the response Shawn.

    I was hoping it wasn't to high of a $$ amount. I've had a couple good months with one merchant (all google traffic) but they only pay a $5 flat rate on all sales. Its nice for the $20-30 sales, but lately there have been an increasing # of $300 plus sales, which makes me want to find a different merchant who pays a good 10% or more. The only problem there is that they may not convert as well.

    I'll wait and see if this google reindex changes my ranking on keywords and if not, I will give it a try....what do I have to lose?

    Vicki

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