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affiliate programs are scams?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by rameshramaiah, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. #1
    Simple question- do you think that affiliate programs are scams? Becasue i do really like affiliate program. and i found some of them in this forum said that they have been cheated by those.

    So any kind suggestions for this post...

    My dear sweet brothers-I need a unshakable answers for this post from your side...
     
    rameshramaiah, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  2. QiSoftware

    QiSoftware Active Member

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    I have never had any luck with them and times are only getting worse. It looks to me like an affiliate program means-- how to enter into a legl agreement where it does not have to be honored-- and not much can be done.

    Q...
     
    QiSoftware, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  3. dfourss

    dfourss Active Member

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    Adsense is no scam

    Neither is Amazon or Clickbank

    Have you tried any of those?
     
    dfourss, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  4. AndyBlack

    AndyBlack Peon

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    I have integrated my own custom affiliate program into my website. I have done this so that I can monitor progress real time, AND also my affiliates. Whatever they earn via referrals... they will get paid. Each and every month.

    I can't comment myself on other affiliate programs. At the end of the day, the way I see it, it affiliates are bringing in new business and making money, then it's only fair that they get their 50% or whatever fee. Without affiliates, many people would be screwed!

    Andy
     
    AndyBlack, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  5. livesol

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    Affiliate programs that are the most scammy are the ones that promise the earth but deliver very little.

    Say if I build a site on "flying to London", and somebody clicks on a sidebar link and buys a flight to London. They get a flight to london, I get a commission for it. No scam.

    Say if I build a site to "make a million $ online", then the product is probably a scam.
     
    livesol, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  6. pumalean

    pumalean Peon

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    When you're making such statement, you need to be more specific....which one looks scam to you?

    No, the big players are not scam.

    Just like MLM (and any other money making business around), some of the big players are not scam. But there are still a lot of scammers in the industry.
     
    pumalean, Jan 28, 2009 IP
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    Always check on a company's reputation first before going with them. And like everyone else has said above me, stick with the big players.
     
    jonteezy, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  8. Bohol

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    My experience is limited only with CJ Network. My answer to your question is a big NO. Try CJ.com and start earning today.
     
    Bohol, Jan 28, 2009 IP
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    CJ sucks for me for some reasons, :(
     
    umer1987, Jan 30, 2009 IP
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    earnnetwealth Peon

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    Okay, YES, there are scam out there, but not every progrm is a scam.

    In most cases people will join a program, and then they end up not making any money because it's harder to promote than they were led to beleive, and they quit, so then it's a Scam because no money was ever made.

    Affiliate marketing under the correct guidence can loot you quite a bit of cash.

    I also started my own affiliate program as did AndyBlack and I am loving every minute of it. I have affiliates that are making a nice little monthly income.

    Just because one doesn't make any money from a program, does not mean it's a scam, just be careful in what you get wrapped up in.

    Regards,
     
    earnnetwealth, Jan 30, 2009 IP
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    gocali2009 Member

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    no I dont think all affiliate programs are scams..

    BUT

    if you don't sell a product that any value then you should not be surprised if you get cheated

    there is a fine line between affiliate marketing and mlm
     
    gocali2009, Jan 30, 2009 IP
  12. minasiin

    minasiin Guest

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    Check on a company's reputation first.....
     
    minasiin, Jan 31, 2009 IP
  13. TheVccMatey

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    Check out previous payment confirmations before signing up with a program. Run a search through Google and look for customer problems.
     
    TheVccMatey, Jan 31, 2009 IP
  14. SandisV

    SandisV Active Member

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    Seems you been very unlucky in your affiliate marketing efforts. Don't jump an any easy money promises. You will have to work. Check if they have proven track record, good comments in Google / Forums etc.
     
    SandisV, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    Affiliate marketing programs are not scam. Affiliate marketing is a very huge business opportunity. Don't believe whatever you hear. No one can become successful in affiliate marketing overnight. It takes time. You have to build. If anybody has unrealistic expectations then they will surely be frustrated.
     
    affgem, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    I think most of them are scams, or only pay out to the highest earners. But of course there are still a few that are legitimate.

    But anyways never go for a product you wouldn't buy yourself and never sell a product that is illegal or borders on something illegal like all those show and movie affiliates, if they're bound to cheat their customers, they're bound to cheat you too.
     
    Slincon, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    no I dont think all affiliate programs are scams..

    BUT

    if you don't sell a product that any value then you should not be surprised if you get cheated

    there is a fine line between affiliate marketing and mlm
     
    stalkerdenx, Feb 2, 2009 IP
  18. idrockthat

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    Not ALL are scams
     
    idrockthat, Feb 2, 2009 IP