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working as an affiliate manager on commission only?

4:54 am on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I might be offered a position to work part time, from home, as an affiliate manager for a small company that is just now starting their marketing department. The brand is one of the top brands in the industry (albeit a small industry) so to me this might be appealing since it would be a different issue if we were talking about some small time brand that would make it doubly hard to get affiliates. what are some considerations, pros and cons about getting into one such arrangemnet?

thanks in advance,

6:08 am on Nov 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Personally I would ask for a base plus a slightly lower commission. It really depends on the possible income generation and without knowing what it is, it's really hard to make a decision.

Is it a good affiliate program that people would want to join?

Do you think you could get affiliates easily?

Would those affiliates ACTIVELY promote the program?

2:54 am on Nov 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I guess the cons of working on it would be the time it would take and the feast-or-famine nature of being commission only. Is this a large enough industry that your cut would take care of you given the time you'd inevitably need to put into it?

I suppose at the very least the first-hand experience could possibly translate to others in the industry if things don't work for this brand. You could even conceivably work for/affiliate with a competitor just so you aren't putting all your eggs in one proverbial basket.

I think being here gives you a ready audience of marketers, so perhaps the people here can be your pioneers.