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Affiliate companies

Lynn59Lynn59 subscriber Posts: 1
edited November 2007 in Environmental
Hello everyone,
I am new to StartupNation and am forming a green web-based business that will offer advice on going green as well as sell various green/organic products.  So that I do not have to come up with a lot of capital to purchase an inventory, I have begun to explore affiliate opportunities such as those listed with www.shareasale.com.
Has anyone had any experiences, good or bad, with affiliate programs?  Do they work?


  • Lynn59Lynn59 subscriber Posts: 1
    Thanks for your input, Kathleen.  Before I begin selling, I am having my attorney review the Affiliate Agreement.  I am also ordering samples, or actual products, from various affiliates with whom I may want to do business to be sure I like their product before I put it on my website.  Even though I will have a disclaimer on my site, I want to be able to believe in what I am promoting.
    Thanks for the encouraging words.  Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
  • teesformeteesforme subscriber Posts: 0
    Hi Lynn,
    I own a green business, www.teesforchange.com, and we have partnered with Sharesale to do our affiliate marketing. I think affiliate programs definitely work, both as a merchant and as an affiliate, if you invest the time in your website and make the content relevant.
    I do have to mention, however, that with affiliate programs you are not actually selling anything. You just refer your customers to your affiliate`s site and your customer makes a purchase directly at the affiliate site.
    I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other specific info!
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