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21 Oct 09 4:39 pm
All three of you are making very good points which I will certainly keep in mind. However, I now realize that I was not very clear in my post.
As you suggest, Mark, I based my website on a review of four Clickbank dog training courses. Like Renato, I expected the reviews to have some positive influence on the merchants' decisions.
I then decided to add physical products related to dog training and wrote web pages based on specific products carried by Petco. Since Petco will not reply to my email, I have found other merchants that carry some of these products, though not all of them.
I am concerned that these merchants will also reject my application and wonder how to address this dilemma: How can a prospective affiliate be expected to write a website around specific products, only to have the merchant reject the affiliate's application? How can merchants expect prospective affiliates to do article marketing, adwords campaigns, etc., without any links on their sites?
Would it make more sense to start with Amazon, though they only carry some of these products, and upgrade to a better paying merchant later on?
Thank you all for your replies.
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