Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: In-House Affiliate program

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Centurion, South Africa
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    In-House Affiliate program

    Hi everyone,

    I recently had my online shop moved to a great new platform, which has an in house affiliate program (referrers earn commission), and I would like to get your opinions on marketing the affiliate program to website/blog/newsletter publishers.

    I have already sent out a couple of e-mails, but that has not given me the result I had hoped for.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,977
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    What does your shop sell?

    To my mind the product helps identify who might be interested. As example, one of the key elements of considering taking on affiliate marketing here to my mind is relevance to who is visiting the site.

    The other challenge I see is that if it is just one of these generic "ready stocked" shop deals that are floating around, any site that might carry affiliate marketing might just as well just set up a shop for themselves.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Centurion, South Africa
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Poker At Home is an online shop that sells mainly Poker Game accessories for hom entertainment purposes. We also offer our clients other fun and exciting games, such as Roulette and Bingo games.Drinking games are also another favourite among our clients, and we have a wide range of really good drinking games that will add loads of fun to your next party, braai or any other event!

    We also pride ourselves in the manufacturing and distribution of Custom Board games! Yes! If you have an idea for a custom board game, share it with us and we'll take you step by step through the whole process. We will even assist you with getting your game sold if that is your goal. We have many corporate clients that use custom board games for branding, and gifts to clients and employees.

    Our affiliate program has just been launched - which means that webmasters wishing to earn an additional income can finally do so now! It's completely free to join the program, and takes just minutes to register an account. We offer substantial commission rates, thereby ensuring our affiliates stay motivated and keep on marketing our products.

    Ou shop is unique, and the first of its kind to offer affilliate marketers an opportunity to refer customers to us and earn commission.

  4. Thanks given for this post:

    Superscenic (19-Nov-08)

  5. #4
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,977
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    I'm quite curious about the platform you're using.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  6. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Hi Dave,

    This is where I come in and explain about the platform

    It's called Webshoplive (WSL). Webshoplive is the newest, feature-packed, search-engine-friendly, South-African-focused, easy-to-use Shopping Cart System. It gives those with even minimal internet experience, the ability to create their own online store at an affordable price and reap the benefits of E-commerce. It has been designed with the South African shop-owner and consumer in mind and offers integration with major South African payment gateways and price comparison sites.

    Please let me know if you need further details.

    Chrysis Sofianos
    Akooka Internet Presence (Pty) Ltd.

  7. Thank given for this post:

    Dave A (13-Nov-08), Superscenic (19-Nov-08)

  8. #6
    Platinum Member Chatmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    1,065
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked 97 Times in 63 Posts
    Charles I would like to know if you are only targeting the local market or if you are targeting the global market. If you are targeting the global market I would recommend that you look at joining websites such as Casino Affiliate Programs, Casinomeister and the GPWA and ask them for recommendation as to how you should launch your program. You should receive a lot of publicity already from these powerhouses. Due to the current gambling restrictions in the US I expect a good response from especially US affiliates.

    Locally, I would recommend that you approach affiliates within the online casino industry locally by simply doing a search on MSN. Google is useless as I know for a fact that most rankings are dominated by only 2 of the top affiliates in the country

  9. Thanks given for this post:

    CharlesM (25-Nov-08)

  10. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Centurion, South Africa
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Hi Roelof,

    Thanks for the advice.

    My store targets only South African shoppers. My affiliate program is picking up slowly, but nonetheless doing pretty well. I'll do the searches as you suggested.

    Kind regards,
    Charles

Similar Threads

  1. MySpace launches MyAds program for smaller advertisers
    By Dave A in forum Marketing Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Oct-08, 07:05 AM
  2. Free Defrag Program, Good or bad?
    By grizzley in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14-Aug-08, 05:36 AM
  3. How do I pay affiliate commissions ?
    By daveob in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Jul-08, 10:48 AM
  4. House Shortage
    By QUINN in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Jan-08, 05:24 PM
  5. Show House Every Sunday
    By Snoopy_inc in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-Dec-06, 06:37 PM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •