“Foul” The Cry Went Up!
“Foul” She cried.
I might be shooting myself in the foot by writing this but I just felt as though I had to say something.
A couple of weeks ago I bought and promoted a new product which teaches how to target high end tangible products as an affiliate.
While I found the product to be an excellent alternative to promoting “e” products… during the product launch, the creators sent out a leader board progress email to affiliates, as many product creators do… followed by a final score and notification of bonus winners etc.
Now I’m not bias in any way toward people making a killing by promoting a product online , but it sickens me somewhat to see the same names coming up time and time again.
This last last one was particularly nauseating because the overall winner (being the one who sold more copies of the product than anyone else) was none other than a person who is well known as one the worlds top affiliate marketers and a multimillionaire in his own right.
He also produces and promotes his own affiliate products and affiliate marketing courses to other affiliates and wanna be’s and owns and operates one of the top ten fastest growing companies in New Zealand!
He has mailing lists of several hundred thousand subscribers and a permanent staff of between 30 and 50 people researching and promoting other affiliate products in his name as well as outsourcing much of his work in other countries including Australia, England and the USA.
So……. Not only will he receive the affiliate commissions on the sales he made but will also receive the bonus prizes which include a 50% bonus modifier….an IPAD ….and $9000 in cash.
One of the other major prize winners is also extremely well known within the affiliate marketing world and made zillions a couple of years ago with his product, “The Day Job Killer”. He goes by the name of Chris X but most who have been around the affiliate marketing niche know him by his real name.
Of the 10 major winners announced, at least 6 of them are among the most recognized top affiliate marketers world wide!
I know this post might sound like like sour grapes but it’s not intended as such. As a matter of fact I actually promote some of these people’s products which are of exceptional value but I just feel that there should be some sort of governor or handicap in place to stop this sort of thing happening time and time again and give the smaller people a fair go.
While I realize that any form of marketing can be a cut throat game, many of the people mentioned above preach integrity within the ranks but when it comes to integrating their own yard stick…..fall far short of their own Mark.
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