The Power to change the affiliate market is in our hands - you have a CHOICE
I'm seeing a lot of negative activity on the forum lately surrouding certain networks and their lack of service to both customers - affiliates and advertisers.
To all the affiliates out there who are feeling their networks are letting them down again and again for one reason and another I wanted to make this post to say you now have a choice Ė buy.at - not wanting to sound too melodramatic but it is true and the choice is YOURS.
When we first entered the network game back in late 2002 there were both affiliates and merchants who were sick of the way things worked and people were looking for an alternative company to do business with in the right way.
Late and sometimes non payment was a common occurrence
Nobody was communicating with each other
Support was non existent
Technology was full of holes
People were being taken for fools - and why because they didnít have an alternative place to run the programs that were making them money
The UK scene is very different now with many good networks doing business in a much better way - this has definitely strengthened the industry and enabled affiliates to have a much better way of life than before.
Competition for the MAJOR BRANDS was the biggest factor in this improvement of the market and here in the US I see the larger networks moving business around between each other but no one really stamping their authority over the new business wins due to really making a difference and doing things the right way for the community.
If a network was to come in and win market share of the big brands I am telling you the other networks would change how they are - I have first hand experience of this.
Here at buy.at we are aiming to set about this change in the market dynamic by providing a real choice for the largest US brands. We are off to a flying start on the new business front with 4 Major brands signed up so far which will be launching over the next 2-6 weeks and another 3 in late stage talks!!
As affiliates you have the power to help with this drive and support us as we grow the network with largest advertisers.
If you see a choice to use buy.at take it and you will see over time the market dynamic changes and the large networks you find difficult to work with now will either fade or change to compete with buy.at
As said earlier in the post you and the advertisers have a choice now so its up to you and them to use it as this is the only way positive change will start.
If anyone wants to know more about our network just shoot me a mail I'm always online or give me a call