RhinoFish - 6:05 pm on Jul 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
i concur, indies:
+ask an aff to take a very big financial risk.
+make the merchant's recruiting more difficult.
+lack aggregate policing power of a network for aff fraud.
+are extra work for merchant for payments, tax compliance and more.
+don't show an aff much (like SAS offline due for low funds, offline history) about the merchant's ability to pay
+don't provide any advocacy for times when the aff is wronged by a merchant
and on and on...
many networks are rife with fraud, so watch your step.
interview ShareASale, Avantlink, Buy.at, Google Aff Network...
everyone will tell you LinkShare and Comm Junction, but sometimes, the biggest doesn't meant you're getting the best value.
OP said go to PubCon - definitely a good idea! Affiliate Summit also!
(disclaimer: i'm an unpaid advisory board member of Aff Summit)