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    We are new Shareasale Merchant...
    Hello!

    I'm a merchant that's been selling online a few years, and just discovered the world of affiliate marketing. I'm embarrassed to say it took me this long. We recently signed on with Shareasale, and about 25 afffiliates have signed up so far. I'm obviously looking to find quality affiliates.

    My site is http://www.valuegolfclubs.com. We do very well for our search terms and I'm just trying to take it to the next level. I hope to learn from everyone here.

    A few dumb questions:

    How do I "sell" my program to affiliates on this site? I notice some merchants have signatures. Do I sign up somewhere to pay for that?

    Besides that, any tips for a merchant that knows nothing? I'm just looking for direction.

    Thanks..
    Aaron
    Last edited by ValueGolfClubs; January 3rd, 2006 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Misspoke...

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    Welcome to ABW.

    You made a good choice with SAS.

    I think that is you go to your User CP, you should be able to fix your signiture as you like it.

    Good luck with your program.
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    Welcome from a fellow merchant.
    good luck.
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    Hi Aaron,

    Welcome to ABW!

    You are definitely on the right track. ShareaSale is a great network and this forum is the place to learn and get the word out about your program.

    Check out this link to see what Haiko (forum founder) has available. (I am pretty sure that link is still valid).

    In addition, ShareaSale also has Featured Program campaigns that can help you promote your program within the ShareaSale interface.

    My other advice is to be pro-active with your program. Listen to the input you get from affiliates and be very involved in communication with the affiliate community. Study this forum, read the good and the bad posts to understand what it takes to have a program that drives results, and offer affiliates the tools they can utilize to promote your site such as quality banners, a product datafeed, etc.
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    Listen to Shawn... he's giving you solid advice ....

    Welcome to ABW... as Shawn said you have started off on the right foot.. best of success with your program...

    Do you offer a datafeed??? either way contact Carolyn at SAS about the requirements for a good feed structure that is useful and usable by Affiliates

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    Shawn and others...

    I appreciate the welcome and advice! It looks like I'm on the right track if I stick with this forum.

    Joe, I will offer a datafeed if at all possible. I am working on one from Froogle, but I dont know if that will accomplish the same thing.

    We are a brutally honest company, so affiliates will always get paid, that's the one thing I can guarantee. I see that being on auto deposit helps, so we set that up, not a problem at all. I think I've learned this much.

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome guys. I'll continue to lurk and post.

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    You need a certain number of posts to have a signature but you need much more than that. Start by buynig a new program announcement here at ABW and consider your forum here as well. Keep in constant touch with your affiliates and let all of those here know what you're about. Best of luck with your new adventure.
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    Affiliate Miester my2cents's Avatar
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    AS, i said in my previous post contact Carolyn at Shareasale about what makes a good datafeed...

    She has helped several Shareasale merchants whip there unuseable datefeeds into shape...

    Good to hear you are a straight talker... cuz, many of us affiliates here at ABW are as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rice
    Start by buynig a new program announcement here at ABW
    I did buy this early yesterday and it hasn't been posted yet, and I can't get a hold of the board admin. Am I missing something?

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    I'm getting to it.
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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Aaron- sent you an email, let me know if you don't receive it.....

    Thanks,

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    Haiko

    Great, sorry for being a pain.

    Aaron

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    Tom

    Got it... I'll reply now.

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    Welcome, colleague! I'm sure you'll have fun here, Aaron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValueGolfClubs
    I did buy this early yesterday
    Good move.
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    Geno

    Thanks for the welcome! I looked at your site... I like it. Clean and understandable.

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    Thanks to everyone that has signed up so far!

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    We'd like suggestions on making our program better... golf peak season is soon!

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    ABW Ambassador Greg Rice's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValueGolfClubs
    We'd like suggestions on making our program better... golf peak season is soon!
    Don't forget to ask your current affiliates this question, if you haven't already.
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