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“I am unsure if this counts for all affiliates, however...”

Written on: 10/08/2009

I am unsure if this counts for all affiliates, however from my experience with webgains I would assume that affiliates and affiliate marketing does not work.



In summary after a few months I saw customers and sales I would have got anyway now come via an affiliate, thus meaning I was now paying commission and a monthly subscription for sales I had anyway. The affiliates are now taking the credit for any of my natural sales. I proved this theory by paying a company to undertake some research. This showed the buyers decision was made because they already knew my business, others had found the site in natural or paid listing placed by my business, not through an affiliate.

There are no so many affiliate sites out there that anyone buying anything will stumble across an affiliate site. The cookie then installed will mean that when they do buy irrespective of how they got to the site a commission will be paid because Webgains will maintain it was the affiliate that encouraged the customer to your site.



When I subscribed to webgains I was told my business would increase by at least 50%. In reality it increased by 15% which is growth I would have predicted anyway. I have since left webgains and my business since that period despite the economic climate has grown by 30%. I am now not paying 2k a month in affiliate commission but instead paying myself 2k more. I just wish I had never listening to the sales rep that contacted me from webgains, I would be about 25k better off.



Even if you think affiliate marketing might work, you are going to give half your profits to webgains for any new sales and any sales you might have got anyway.



Anyone that does say affiliate marketing works is probably an affiliate or affiliate manager. Of course they say it works!!! if they didnt they would'nt have a job.

If you dont believe me try it! It will take days/weeks of setting up and you'll have to employ someone update all the feeds and marketing material. Even if sales are good (which wont be because of affiliates) you'll never make any money as all your profits will go to the affiliates who basically sit in their bedrooms and place links on a site. It will cost you thousands and most of your time

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Scritty's Comment

Written on: 19/09/2011

The vast majority of internet shops make zero - not a\"mythical\" zero..or an \"almost\" zero...or a \"so small it might as well be zero\" zero - but a flat - total and scientific zero. zilch, nada not one copper coin...ever.

Affiliate schemes work for these people, in your market, with your sound self SEO and unbeatable product, service and price you don't need this. Begs the question \"Why did you sign up for it then\"?

That aside, almost every fortune 500 company has an affiliate scheme. Before the internet was invented most had 3rd party sales people in every media you can think of..radio, TV, the printed press, junk-mail production and delivery services. You name. Affiliates in the media have been around since marketing began.

If - in general - the system didn't work - it would have gone the day of the dodo a long time ago.
I produce add on's and ebooks for games and other software and sell through my own sites and through affiliate networks schemes (one most have heard of) my affiliates are responsible for sending me about 75% of all the traffic I get, they get 50% per sale ($25 per $50 sale).

On my own I would make about $5,000 per month with my leading product, because of my affiliates I make $12,500 which allows me to employ 2 part time staff and earn a nice income.

If it wasn't for affiliate schemes I would not run my business at all. With them I have the cash and the time to develop more products.

While some businesses may not need a network of sales affiliates, I can guarantee you most benefit from it and many would not be here without them

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