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Did you mean to start your own classifieds forum with affiliate program included?
If you create your own system, how would you control sales that occur outside of the system where affiliates never get paid?
I believe you could always have referrers to classifieds. Like, if I would subscribe to specific section, monitor received ads through email, and if something interesting comes up either respond or forward to a friend. That would be pay per click rather than per sale.
Otherwise, all ads have telephone number in there and sales happen outside of the system.
I am not sure if I understood the question correctly (but I tried :)).
BACKGROUND: I have a site that sells classified ads, and I have an affiliate program for affiliates to promote the site, and thye earn a commission from any classified ads that their visitors sign-up for.
QUESTIOND: Because most 'per-sale' affiliate programs are product-based, I wanted to get peoples feedback concerning a classified ad affiliate program?
Are there particular problems with this type of a 'product' or site that are good, bad, or otherwise?
What could be done with this kind of site or program to make it attractive to professional affiliates?