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    Really big, Billion dollar Company asked me...
    What I want to see in their affiliate program.

    They asked me what I would change, they basically told me to just write a list of things I want and they will create that affiliate program just for me.

    Now this company has an affiliate program with 1 of the Major networks but when I met the VP of marketing for the company I basically said I didn't like that company because of parasites etc.

    So he is developing a new program and wants my input. I can't mention the company because of Non disclosure reasons.

    But if you were given this oppertunity what would you request?

    Program won't be open to everyone, just a select few that the company has direct dealings with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    But if you were given this oppertunity what would you request?
    I'd request to be included, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I'd request to be included, of course!
    You said my words.

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    Exclusive discounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    But if you were given this oppertunity what would you request?
    A hefty consultation fee.

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    60-day cookie (or longer if it's a seasonal or expensive product line that people check out way in advance)
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    Direct deposit
    No extensions and no ridiculously-large min payments
    No parasites (might as well go for it)
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    First thing I would ask is to shut down his affiliate network program, then we can talk. If he is on a major network it wont track and you will get nothing anyway. That would be my first thing. The extra waste of money they are paying that network could be in your pocket

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    With that kind of attention, I'd feel so special, I'd promote them for free! If they like your site so much, why don't you sell them flat fee ads?
    Last edited by Sam Bay; September 19th, 2007 at 04:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfalcon
    First thing I would ask is to shut down his affiliate network program, then we can talk. If he is on a major network it wont track and you will get nothing anyway. That would be my first thing. The extra waste of money they are paying that network could be in your pocket
    And your tag line is Prince of Content, Vinny? Off to sing my abc's...lol!

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    Congratulations. It sounds as though you have something they want - your experience and guidance.

    Leader's List is definitely on target. But, if THEY are asking YOU to give them advice, then, as Anne suggests, there should be some sort of compensation or consideration. You might ask for an exclusive "deal" or special coupons just for you in lieu of a consultation fee.

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    Thanks for the advice!

    I don't think I'll ask for a consiltation fee because this company has already given me thousands of dollars in equipment etc.

    I think however I would have them contact the andy rodriquezes of the affiliate world and seek a referral fee lol

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    Is it the one that starts with a T?

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    no doesn't start with a T

    This company is probably 100 times bigger than tiger direct

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    Oh, Just wondering. I wasn't thinking Tiger Direct, though.

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    Nows your chance, you have the opportunity to create the affiliate program from the ground up and you know how it should be. Do you think a really great affiliate program will be modeled after another? Build the first model

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    Yeah, what Leader said and add, "Dedicated affiliate manager who replies to emails!"

    That's awesome, Mike. I bet you feel like a billion dollars right now.

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    I think I'm a go with what leader said, but they already offer 90 day cookie on CJ so I doubt that be a problem.

    I am just going to request more interactive creatives and co branding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    no doesn't start with a T
    Can I have a "N"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    A hefty consultation fee.
    Good response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyndhamVacationR-EricEwe
    Can I have a "N"


    Good response.
    Vana is there an N? No sorry

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    I would ask for
    customized graphics exclusive to me
    First nibs at any offers being made
    A long cookie
    Immediate payment of commisions earned- no point in it sitting in their account earning an interest for them
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    Since you can ask for the world:

    * You want to keep your customer base
    * Exclusive (truly!) coupons that beat channel partners!
    * Marketing Development Funds to reduce your risk in building their business

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