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    New Affiliate Network In Action. Lead Gains LLC
    Hello Everyone.
    My name is Bryan VanAlmkerk. I own and operate Lead Gains LLC(www.leadgains.com) a new affiliate company offering people the chance to make money on promoting products such as blockbuster and other various products.

    The offers on our site are some of the highest out there, and can be used for:
    -search
    -email
    -incentivized sites
    -and anything else you can imagine

    An example for the offers we have are "Google Money Toolkit", which costs $2.95 to the customer but pays you $20! Another offer example is "OrthoEvra Birth Control" one page submit that requires no cc and pays you $13.00, for a one page submit! Along with those we have more to choose, including $1 trial offers and surveys.

    We also have a rewards program which will be working shortly. Registration is free, and we pay net15 via paypal(feeless) and also standard check.

    If you are an advertiser and would like us to help you promote your products we can help you with that as well, you can register as a merchant or contact us directly.

    We appreciate everyones time.

    Thanks
    Bryan VanAlmkerk
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    This is a good company - Keeps on tops of things

    Contacts me for all the changes right away and gives me tips and help for more ideas

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    Hey
    Thanks for the compliment, and thanks for giving me the chance to work with you

    Thanks
    Bryan VanAlmkerk
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    Bryan, how do I find out what other merchants you represent? I've been to your site and can't seem to find any information. Thanks.

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    The site seems very incomplete actually, I would have thought all the pages would have content before you try to recruit affiliates that are a savvy as the ones here.
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    Loxly, you're right. I didn't realize that NONE of the links work except for the Contact Us and Register links.

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    Domains by proxy hiding info, hosted on the cheapest server possible - dreamhost.

    Domain created on Nov 28, 2006, went live Dec 7th - yet we have a new poster here already singing their praises.

    No merchants listed.

    Website broken

    Affiliate agreement is a big giant mess they seem to be lifted from this shareasale merchant. They didn't even cut-n-paste it right so the formatting is all messed up.

    All of that, makes this network - Chet's Pick of the Week! Make sure to signup today, give out your ssn number to a complete stranger hiding, and using shills to promote his business! That's trust! That's quality! SIGN UP TODAY*

    Chet
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    I found this post on the MyeasyScipts forum. It appears that Brian has been making the rounds on other forums with similiar results.

    So far I've seen absolutely nothing that would lead me to believe that this is a legitimate affiliate network.

    Any comments Brian? The last thing that I want to do is damage your reputation and that of your network if I am mistaken.

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    I was not going to say anything. But, all that is so amateurish.
    Same "Domains by proxy hiding info, hosted on the cheapest server possible - dreamhost." with porn and everything else: SimplyFreeRewards.com
    Same proud owner.
    I guess if he has no time to build a functional website before to advertise it on message boards, he has no time to check the other sites on the same server, no time to check with who he wants to work with.
    Don't we deserve better than the same crapola over and over? Free iPod, survey, freebies... and more

    "Lead Gains is the number one solution for both affiliates and advertisers." Yes, sure...
    Last edited by Zeus; December 23rd, 2006 at 04:12 PM.

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    Hey Everyone
    Calm down, and actually if you look companies such as cpaempire and netblue and nuitech actually all run "freebie sites" along with their actual affiliate network so I see nothing wrong with that.

    When I registered the domain it automatically had the domain by proxy, which will be removed shortly. The TOS is being fixed because your right, it is jumbled. If you register and login to the actual site you will see alot of offers, they wont be displayed directly on the main page.

    The template was just reworked, the other pages aren't finished. We have active user who love our service. I just dont see the need for attitude, critisism is ok but attitude is childish.

    Thanks Though, it will only make my site better. Happy Holiday

    Bryan VanAlmkerk
    Lead Gains

    edit: and actually the main site is registered on dreamhost.com but this a hosted solution so the thing that is most important is the subdomain partners.leadgains.com which is hosted on a private dedicated server. Cut me a little slack, and save the attitude and sarcasim.

    Edit2: Also my freebie network has over 5,000 users and has shipped out over 20,000 worth of freebies in the past 6 months, and I have the paypal logs to prove it. I guess I just dont respect that fact that theres so much bashing before even finding out information, ask questions before assuming things. Badmouthing and sarcasim, and rude behavior says nothing of a company either, except the fact that they may in fact be run by children with no sense of respect. I came here hoping to make friends and possibly learn a thing or two, all I got out of this forum was people with no respect and childish attitudes. Thanks again guys, thanks alot. Happy Holidays, I dont need to drop to your level.

    "Where the affiliate community comes together!"-Yes, sure
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    Bryan,

    Quote Originally Posted by LeadGainsBryan
    I guess I just dont respect that fact that theres so much bashing before even finding out information, ask questions before assuming things. Badmouthing and sarcasim, and rude behavior says nothing of a company either, except the fact that they may in fact be run by children with no sense of respect. I came here hoping to make friends and possibly learn a thing or two, all I got out of this forum was people with no respect and childish attitudes. Thanks again guys, thanks alot. Happy Holidays, I dont need to drop to your level.

    "Where the affiliate community comes together!"-Yes, sure
    Sorry you're feelings are hurt, but my first post was a very simple question:

    Quote Originally Posted by rematt
    Bryan, how do I find out what other merchants you represent? I've been to your site and can't seem to find any information. Thanks.
    My reason for asking was to see if there were merchants on your network that I might be interested in promoting. Your lack of response lead me (and apparently others) to investigate on our own. That fact that those inestigations brought up a a couple of red flags is not our fault. You should have been more straight forward to begin with.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeadGainsBryan
    If you register and login to the actual site you will see alot of offers, they wont be displayed directly on the main page.
    If you're saying that the only way to find out more about your network is to create an account and provide you with an awful lot of personal information, then let me be sarcastic and childish for just a second - ARE YOU F****N' NUTS

    Quote Originally Posted by LeadGainsBryan
    "Where the affiliate community comes together!"-Yes, sure
    Bryan, I've been a member of ABW for about a month and in that time they've helped me organize my PPC campaigns, suggested content changes that have increased my conversion rates, steered me away from some really bad programs and helped me find a toy for my God Son that I couldn't find anywhere else.

    One thing I've discoverd in the past month is that this is a family. And they look out for each other. If you want to be a part of this community you've got to provide a lot more than a website with no content and rants about how childish we are.

    Give us the information we ask for so that we can make an informed decision and you'll be a lot more succesful here.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeadGainsBryan
    companies such as cpaempire and netblue and nuitech actually all run "freebie sites" along with their actual affiliate network so I see nothing wrong with that
    I have no problem with your freebie sites, not something I would get involved with but if it works for you - great. However, when I tried to access your Anything4Free forum, Zone Alarm blocked it as a spyware site. That sets up even more red flags for me.

    Bryan, your sites (as well as your attitude) need work. Why don't you post again when you get your act together and stop wasting our time.

    Consider yourself spanked!

    rematt

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    Dude, you post a paid advertisement to recruit to your "Network" when it's obviously not ready for prime time (or anything close to prime time) and then get your panties in a wad when it's pointed out to you?

    Not everyone is a lemming.

    Welcome to the world of a low threshold to be a "Network" these days.

    Hmmm....wonder why I'm presenting on transparency issues with sub-affiliate networks (CPA's being part of those) at Affiliate Summit?

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    Refunded and moved.
    Continued Success,

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    Class move H.

    Let's let him get his act together and try again. It was certainly ill advised this time around.

    Bryan: This forum is populated by affiliates that mean business. They have seen it all, and some of them damn near know it all. You CAN'T come here unprepared. It's likely that some won't ever do business with you now. And I'm pretty sure that Chetf will come back and yell at me for being too light on you ( at chet) He's probably right.
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    LeadGainsBryan wrote: > I just dont see the need for attitude, critisism is ok but attitude is childish. Thanks Though, it will only make my site better. * * * Cut me a little slack, and save the attitude and sarcasim.* * * I guess I just dont respect that fact that theres so much bashing before even finding out information, ask questions before assuming things. Badmouthing and sarcasim, and rude behavior says nothing of a company either, except the fact that they may in fact be run by children with no sense of respect. I came here hoping to make friends and possibly learn a thing or two, all I got out of this forum was people with no respect and childish attitudes. * * "Where the affiliate community comes together!"-Yes, sure <

    Welcome to ABW, where newcomers often discover that the community is, like most communities, quite hostile to newcomers who are perceived as either "clueless" or "evil."

    Had you done your homework (looking at past discussions before posting on ABW), you would have seen DOZENS of posts like yours, announcing new affiliate or lead networks, all responded to by strong criticism and in-depth questions, usually well-founded, and often followed quickly by the disappearance of the company being promoted. If you were actually familiar with this industry, you would know that there are many con artists, charlatans, and foolish optimists, and that any new business needs to anticipate the most common "issues" and respond to them before anyone asks.

    In the real world, there are critics, including folks who have legitimate questions and concerns, as well as others who may criticize you for competitive reasons, and more than a few who will mock you for sport.

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    Just another freebie spam enabler. When I saw this post go up I knew this would be the result. I did not even look at their web site, but at least 8 of 10 of these new "networks" launching are simply garbage, as is this one. How many free ringtone distribution points do we really need in this industry.
    Defaulting to Domains by Proxy.....one word about that. Bullsh*t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadGainsBryan
    I guess I just dont respect that fact that theres so much bashing before even finding out information, ask questions before assuming things. Badmouthing and sarcasim, and rude behavior says nothing of a company either, except the fact that they may in fact be run by children with no sense of respect. I came here hoping to make friends and possibly learn a thing or two, all I got out of this forum was people with no respect and childish attitudes.
    We tried to find out information, and went to your site to get it. Your site is incomplete. *You* came here representing your were ready for business. Your site is not ready at all. As others pointed out, it is clear you did not read or research here "to learn a thing or two" or try to "make friends".
    Thanks again guys, thanks alot. Happy Holidays, I dont need to drop to your level.
    No, you need to come *up* to our level. We don't need to drop to yours. Problems with your site were pointed out, and you came and yelled at people for looking and for being cautious about who gets a whole lot of personal information from them. When you look professional you will be treated professionally.
    "Where the affiliate community comes together!"-Yes, sure
    Indeed. This is where the affiliate community comes together and protects the new affiliates from falling for scams.

    If you want to stick around and learn what your weaknesses are, make changes and improve yourself, then you are welcome to do so. If you want people to stroke your ego and tell you that your new "network" is great, that isn't a happenin' thing.

    Hey, we even smack around the people we know and love here when they do something foolish!!!!
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    Well, no need for Chet to even come back. The criticism above handles it deftly. Perhaps I was too much into the Christmas spirit.

    At least nobody lit me up. I'll sneak away quietly..........
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    Hey
    Im not going anywhere anytime soon, and I came here hopefull and very polite, looking foward to critisim and received:

    1. ":All of that, makes this network - Chet's Pick of the Week! Make sure to signup today, give out your ssn number to a complete stranger hiding, and using shills to promote his business! That's trust! That's quality! SIGN UP TODAY*"

    2. "*If you are actually now thinking of signing up, check out this word first..."

    3. "Don't we deserve better than the same crapola over and over? Free iPod, survey, freebies... and more

    4. "Lead Gains is the number one solution for both affiliates and advertisers." Yes, sure..."

    5. "Consider yourself spanked"

    I think I would say my attitude isnt the one that is hurting here guys, I came here open for opinions and totally respect everyone here and value your opinon.

    And I see where your comming from about the registering to see what I have for offers, and I guess I do see the point about the fact that there are fly bys, and didn't realize so many of you have seen those and have a bad taste in your mouths, so I respect your critisim about that and I will be sure to include examples of my offers in the update of the template.

    I just disagree with you rematt on my attitude. My frustration was more towards zues for his attitudes towards my site, your question was very useful and that was something I understand, no need to spout out that you "spanked me", what are we in 5th grade? Give me information and prove to me that your not childish, give me helpful critisism on how I can make my site better rather than attitude.

    And also, "Just another freebie spam enabler. ", im not some freebie spam enabler, actually I dont promote spam at all, and have very strict policies about that.

    I guess my point is that I have learned something from your posts, trying to gather the useful critisism from everything here. I have no hard feelings towards anyone, and look foward to proving myself to you all. Im here to stay, and im not going anywhere.

    "Problems with your site were pointed out, and you came and yelled at people for looking and for being cautious about who gets a whole lot of personal information from them. When you look professional you will be treated professionally." Listen, theres something called respect. You dont need a reason to be respectful, especially when I came here open for opinions and everything. I didnt come here yelling at people for being cautious, I came here after I saw attitudes and sarcasim and pointed out that theres no need for it. I deff. understand now the issue about the personal information, totally respect and understand that, and appreciate everyone pointing that out, I deff. do.

    "If you want to stick around and learn what your weaknesses are, make changes and improve yourself, then you are welcome to do so. If you want people to stroke your ego and tell you that your new "network" is great, that isn't a happenin' thing." I dont want anyone to stroke my ego at all, I did come here for critisim, not attitude, I thought this board was full of information and help rather than attitude smacking people around when they make a mistake.

    Again, no hard feelings, but im not going to be treated like sh*t because your ego's are so large and mighty.

    Thanks
    Bryan VanAlmkerk
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    It seems you have the large and mighty ego dude.... we are being honest and no egos at all are involved.

    Attitude is all in how you perceive it.... you still have a big one.... settle in and learn and then you will gain respect. You came in with your own attitude and set off big alarms.

    You may want to look into hiring an established affiliate manager to help you out (NOT ME, this is NOT a plug for my services) or look at taking one of the Affiliate Manager training courses.
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    You dont need a reason to be respectful, especially when I came here open for opinions and everything.
    Darlin' you came here looking to announce a new "network" and to recruit affiliates to join your program. That's what you came here for.

    I didnt come here yelling at people for being cautious, I came here after I saw attitudes and sarcasim and pointed out that theres no need for it.
    You came here and sh!t in the yard, and ended up running into the neighborhood clean-up crew.

    I deff. understand now the issue about the personal information, totally respect and understand that, and appreciate everyone pointing that out, I deff. do.
    Good! And it's definitely understood. But please understand that sometimes your worst critics can end up being your best friends in the whole world.

    Welcome to ABW dude, where BS ails and truth prevails.

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    Bryan, Take a break. No one here is out to get you and we take no joy in beating anyone up. You have to understand that the members of ABW are very protective of each other and of Affiliate Marketing in general. When something dosen't look right we're going to point that out. When something looks dangerous (like providing personal information) we're going to shout that from the rooftops.

    Instead of repling to this thread with a defensive posture, offer us some substance. When we ask questions and you respond with attacks as opposed to anwering the questions it tends to make us a little suspicous.

    Some of the people you'll find on ABW are "the best of the best" in affiliate marketing. They have years of experience and have no problem sharing their experiences with others. As opposed to attacking each post by a member - ask questions. The number one question should be - HOW DO I MAKE IT BETTER?

    You'll be amazed at the amount of positive "critisism" you'll recieve.

    Complete your pages and come back and invite us to look again and we will with an open mind. Unfortuantely you may have already "poisoned the well" for some members, but I think most of us would at least be willing to take a look.

    We're all looking for ways to make more money. And if we believe that you have a program that can help us do that you'll have no problem getting affiliates to sign up. Show us what you can do.

    Merry Christmas
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    Lead Gains have accept international Affiliate?

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    anyone got paid from Leadgain??
    Bryan, who are u??
    i tried to contact with Leadgain's support but i can't...

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    I been paid by them before but decided to stop using them as their network looks like it feel to much apart.

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