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does anybody knows how to build up and affiliate program? Like: what is the best way to start, best way to approach businesses, best program/or no program, amount/price of rates, type of rates.
If anybody can help, Thanks!!
03-01-2004, 02:58 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums!
You asked some good questions and have a lot to learn, so let me give you some resources.
Affiliate Manager's Guide to Internet Affiliate Marketing Management
Some good affiliate managment software can be found on my Catalyst site below.
AbestWeb.com is the top affiliate forum where you can learn and ask questions.
Hope this helps to get you started.
03-01-2004, 08:45 PM
I can help you setup an affiliate program with features of your choice. What is your budget?
You basically have 2 choices.
A) You can join an affiliate network, pay $XX setup $XX monthly and 30% off all your affiliate commissions.
Advantages: They already have an affiliate base to tap into
Disadvantages: You are not in control. Affiliates on the network are usually dormant or advertising other sites so rarely join yours. Affiliates you signup from your site are not yours, and become part of the network, and often advertise someone else instead. You cannot build a close relationship with your affiliates. Very costly.
B) You can have your own affiliate system installed. Paying $XX setup and often no monthly fees and no 30% taken from affiliate commissions.
Advantages: You are in full control, cost effective, a better deal for you and your affiliates, you can offer your affiliates 30% better commisssions, you can build a close relationship with your affiliates, affiliates are your own and not shared on a network, Offline affiliate advertising capabilities, and so on.
I always recommend B. For obvious reasons.
If you want me to help you get setup you can contact me at:-
I'll be happy to call or answer any questions you may have.