The Negatives of Affiliate Marketing and Rebill Offers

Written by Zac Johnson
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One of the biggest problems with affiliate marketing and promoting different offers on the internet is that when you are an affiliate marketer you almost feel like a middle man that gets no respect. Sure, you have access to thousands of different products and offers on the internet and ad networks might “love” you for your volume and business but more times than not you can quickly be forgotten about once the delivery stops.

Another thing that sucks about affiliate marketing (from the affiliates stand point) is that when you send a lead to a company you only get a small one time payment, yet the company potentially gets that customer for life and continues to make money off the lead.

Both of these points are just a few of the issues that Andy Kidd and Shawn Veltman from Nutrapay.com has had. Andy and Shawn have been in the affiliate marketing game for many years now and have done a lot of volume in the rebill niche, which many of you know made a ton of people money and actually got nasty for some customers.

So what are affiliate marketers to do?

Fortunately as an affiliate marketer you have a lot of options… after all, you are really your own boss. While getting one time commissions is still a viable business and making money for a lot of people, there are still ways that you can do more for yourself, your roi and the people you are selling to.

Here are a few ideas you can play around with…

Promote Offers that Don’t Suck

Promoting Quality OffersThe “rebill” name has left a bad taste in many people’s mouths, however it’s not the billing model that is messed up… it’s the products that are being promoted and how they were promoting. Nobody wants to feel like they were scammed with a fake news site or continuously get billed for something after they try and cancel.

Here’s another reminder that there is nothing wrong with a rebill model… you are getting billed everything for your mobile device, internet access and much more right? Of course you are… and at the same time these are products and services you will happily pay for. Promoting affiliate offers with these same principles will not only help you with your promotions, but you will also know that people actually want what you are promoting in the process.

Find a Way to Earn Recurring Payments

Recurring Income is KeyGetting back to the topic of being an affiliate marketer and only receiving a one time commission for new customers. In most cases this is fine, especially when it’s for a free signup, download or submission form. However, when you are sending a customer to a company and you know they are getting billed on a monthly basis wouldn’t it be nice to earn a recurring commission on this as well?

Of course it would, and this is something I actually know quite well. Way back when I was first starting out I was making good money by pushing web hosting and I was earning a nice recurring 25% commission on all new customers month after month. Now most companies pay a huge upfront commission instead of a recurring business model.

There are two ways that you can start earning a recurring commission on your referred leads:

  1. Start your own fulfillment company… which is not a very fun idea.
  2. Connect with advertisers / networks directly who offer recurring commissions.

A lot has changed over the years and fewer companies than ever are offering recurring commissions, simply because they would rather pay an upfront cost and have the revenue coming in for the life of the customer.

Earlier I mentioned that Andy and Shawn from Nutrapay.com had a lot of experience in the health and rebill industry. After talking with him and going through the many negatives and frustrations of being an affiliate marketer he mentioned that after dealing with these same problems he went on to create his own network that focuses on creating quality products that are billed on a recurring basis, but also offering recurring payments to affiliate marketers in the process.

This means instead of promoting an offer and earning a one time commission, you would see a monthly commission as long as that customer continues to receive the product. The business model works well because as I mentioned earlier, if you sell something that people want, then they are more likely to stay aboard and continue to pay for the product.There is a full video over on Andy’s web site if you would like to learn more about earning recurring commissions on rebill offers instead of just a one time payment.Whether you are promoting dating offers, gaming downloads or rebill offers… it’s always good to think about creating a stream of passive income that continues to come in whether you are creating new ad campaigns or not.

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7 Replies to “The Negatives of Affiliate Marketing and Rebill Offers”

  1. Zac, you are reading my mind. I was thinking about the same thing lately. Affiliate marketing CAN be a long term business if you promote lifetime revenue share products. It can be a software, some membership site or whatever.

    I am preparing last few days campaign where I'll promote one forex software that bills 99$ per month. 50% life time rev share. I think affiliate marketers who want to more "stable" income should go in that direction.

    Anyway, great post!
    Cheers.

  2. I agree with you that finding that write products to promote is key if it sucks you will never have repeat business I honestly never thought about setting things up so that I could be paid on a recurring basis I will have to look into this
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  3. Hey everybody. Was reading the post and wanted to add the fact that the choosing of the right offer to promote depends mostly by the type of niche you have selected
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  4. Good tips!

    Recurring payment affiliate products are awesome but they are a little harder sell in my opinion.

    This is why I actually buy the product myself and see if I deem it fit to promote the product on my blog, and to my subscribers.

    If it is quality like you said people with gladly pay that monthly fee if it is actually helping them solve a problem of some sort or making them money.
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  5. Good tips!

    Recurring payment affiliate products are awesome but they are a little harder sell in my opinion.

    This is why I actually buy the product myself and see if I deem it fit to promote the product on my blog, and to my subscribers.

    If it is quality like you said people with gladly pay that monthly fee if it is actually helping them solve a problem of some sort or making them money.
    My recent post Review Instant Online Profits Alex Shelton’s Scam ( Very Important Please Read! )

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