Going Global, one nation at a time…

Well it would appear my desire to see some Asian networks (outside of Japan) running will soon be fufilled if any of the emails I am getting are to be believed (ClixGalore and Zanox both saying “China Coming Soon” and Zanox having a large part of it’s funding coming from Asia) , however to me they generally all (other than Zanox) seem to have the same issue, that being, seperate affiliate and merchant accounts for seperate nations. LinkShare and several others are already in Japan with fully not integrated solutions, tough luck if you want to easily roll out your program from the US/UK/Oz to Japan. Read More…

Starting the day off right!

Diamond sales really get me pumped, there’s nothing like checking on the affiliate sales for Mondera and seeing three affiliate sales going out the door with diamonds priced at $9,749, $12,388 and $12,453. That last diamond with a commission of over $1,400 US on it. I actually feel like turning off my PC and going home, end the day on a high at 7 a.m. , knowing that on the other side of the world some one ( three people even) is going to check their LinkShare stats today and probably spill most of their coffee over the keyboard when they see their data. What a rush! Right I’m Read More…

Communication and The Affiliate List

Communication with affiliate partners is always fun, what’s too much, what’s too little, how to contact them in the first place and why the heck do they never reply to things like this; “Hi Jimmy (not his real name  ) , you’ve sent 750 clicks this month promoting Tae Bo to a page that doesn’t promote those products, in fact we don’t even sell Tae Bo , you’re better off sending them to another merchant called XYZ.com” Yep we’d rather he send traffic to some one else and make money than send them to us and not make money…. but Read More…

eXact Advertising Gone from Commission Junction

There are several “marketing firms” and I use that phrase very loosely that leave me with a bad taste in my mouth in the affiliate marketing business, first and foremost being 180 Solutions/MetricsDirect and another is eXact Advertising… two affiliates I always zeroed in on when taking over a program to boot them. With both LinkShare and Commission Junction having removed 180 Solutions it left eXact Advertising as my number one target… so I got a bit of a surprise today when I logged into the Century Fitness back end to boot eXact only to find that Commission Junction has already removed them…. so what can I say, “Nice Read More…

HLS 3 – 0 Chris

Things are looking grim in the latest attempt for me to crack the US Visa system. The nice folks at the US Embassy gave me that pained smile and said “You know how it is right?” to which I could only smile in return and say “Yep”…. “We can send it to HLS in Washington but I doubt it’ll get approved…will take 2 weeks” , “Hmmm more like 6″ says I, and that was that…. no doubt in 2 weeks time I’ll still be waiting, but what puzzles me is why I have to wait 2 months to be told Read More…