From the monthly archives:

February 2008

Affiliate Fortune Cookies Episode 35: Listener Questions

by Shawn Collins on February 20, 2008

questions.jpgEpisode 35: Listener Questions, CPA Networks, Social Media, PPC, Affiliate Spam (about 22 mins / 22 mb’s)

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Paying to Apply to an Affiliate Program

by Shawn Collins on February 20, 2008

Q: I was looking at an affiliate program that I would like to promote, and I see that they will charge £5 to review my affiliate application. If I am accepted, they will return the funds, but if I am rejected, they keep the money. I have never seen anything like this before. Is it normal? Is it ethical? Should I pay the £5 or look elsewhere?

A: This is something I have never heard of in affiliate marketing. Quite frankly, I am sort of floored by it.

I understand that it can be onerous for affiliate managers to go through all of the applications and perform due diligence. But I think this is ridiculous to tell affiliates the have to pay for the privilege of applying. Read the full article →

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