Always Ask About Budget

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Affiliate Marketing | Posted on 29-06-2010

If your like me, you have affiliate managers hitting you up all the time to run this offer or that offer.  My favored affiliate managers know that I like weird niches.  I really don’t care to copy what other affiliates are doing.  I find a certain pleasure in turning an offer that has no volume into a monster.  The problem with this method of promotion is you can waste a lot of time putting in the work to make an offer blow up only to find the offer is gone in a week because they are out of budget.

ALWAYS ASK ABOUT THE BUDGET OR CAP ON AN OFFER BEFORE PROMOTING IT!

It’s completely pointless to put work & money into an offer that is only looking to take 100 leads.  Affiliate marketing is about scale.  If you can’t scale you are sinking effort into a loser campaign even if it makes some short term money.  You need to know if the affiliate network has a good relationship with the advertiser and what that advertisers intentions are. ASK!

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Comments

  1. Some great advice there, thanks!

    I’m guessing that this post is based on experience, ad so hope you didn’t waste too much time!

  2. @James – I’ve wasted my time many times. Even when you ask you sometimes get a BS answer. If you know the AM well you can usually get some info that will save you time.

  3. Yup…had the same happen with a few offers, which is why now I usually stick to things that have a track record.

  4. Caps have been my nemesis lately

  5. I really despise CAPS!!!!!!!

  6. ok, who was reading my biz logs ?

    That is all we been talking about lately.

    Caps, caps and MORE stupid caps.

    You would think with 7Hive being bought out there would be more money to fund the offers?

  7. whew – been there, done that. Good tip.

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  13. Advertisers with caps shouldn’t be in affiliate marketing in my opinion…

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  15. Just a general idea, but maybe some of these affiliate network review sites (like OfferVault for instance) could provide this info.

    I agree, I’d be pissed if I ever came across an offer that only took 100 leads and then run out of a budget. Some of these small companies need to budget this sh*t a bit more for lack of better explanation.

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