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Have You Noticed The Technology That Is Invading Our Affiliate Programs?

by Darlene Isberg Internet User
It used to be in days of yore, when you joined an
affiliate  program you were generally required to
send out emails (I have been spammed out of
my mind at times & so have you), join a few
Traffic Exchanges and maybe do some classified Ads.

Not anymore.

The last Affiliate program I joined required that I
* download their files
* obtain an unique Domain name
* upload their files to my new Domain
* modify the theme of the website
* modify the content pages of the website
* insert my personal advertising codes
* work with PhotoShop (Yikes!) and a whole lot more.

Will it pay off for us moving up to the next plateau?

I would sure love to hear your experiences with
this type of Affiliate Program.

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About Darlene Isberg Senior     Internet User

264 connections, 8 recommendations, 647 honor points.
Joined APSense since, May 12th, 2010, From New Westminster, BC Canada, Canada.

Created on Nov 11th 2010 14:03. Viewed 381 times.

Comments

Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
It's a little surprising, Darlene. I guess they were talking about having your blog on your own domain, which qualifies for all the things you mention, except Photoshop.

All those "requirements" are in fact the way to go for a long term business. It doesn't cost much for hosting and your own domain name.

What is very surprising is that they would say Photoshop is mandatory. It costs, what $800 ?

You can use GIMP, a free alternative to Photoshop.

Or have someone do the graphics work for you. I don't know the costs of that.

But I can't get the idea out of my mind that it's crazy to make Photoshop a requirement. Who are they targeting ?

Would you mind giving examples of those affiliate programs you talk about ?
Nov 11th 2010 14:13   
Darlene Isberg Senior   Internet User
Hi Phillippe. Sorry for being so late getting back to you. My Inbox was so full I didn't realize that more than one page had been used and I found some messages I should have responded to. I will be more careful now I know it can happen.

Please do not misunderstand. It was never stated I had to specifically use PhotoShop. Their tutorial was in PhotoShop and I have PhotoShop but I am very weak in this program and any other graphic program as well. However, if you are going to do what they are suggesting, which is ripping apart a website (I guess I will end up with about 20 pages). They actually walk me through changing the graphics on the site, changing the web theme, and content if I so choose. The object of the exercise here is to appear unique to the SE. They provide all the material and then it is up to me to rework the program. When I seen what it can do I wanted to give it a try. Sure, I am a little over my head (LOL) however, what's new? That is how I learn and I don't mind sweating it if there is a reason.

The Open Source and Linux has a pretty good free graphics too. I didn't know about GIMP.

If you would like the links to these programs you will have to ask me for them specifically as I don't want to be labeled a spammer.

Thanks for sharing.
Nov 16th 2010 00:19   
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