Saturday, October 29, 2005

Paypal does not allow 2 tier affiliate programs

PayDotCom has advised up that the Paypal user policy states that "any business in which payouts occur at two or more levels" is prohibited.

I had recently seen that Genbucks which operates a very good 3 tier program had their Paypal account cancelled. But it now seems that 2 tier programs are also in danger of losing their Paypal accounts. There is a huge number of good 2 tier programs using paypal so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Paypal is the biggest payment processor, but there are plenty of others to choose from that do allow 2 tier and multilevel affiliate programs. My suggestion is to have a look at these and open an account now just in case Paypal shuts you down.

Has been established almost as long as paypal and covers more countries. Fees can be a little high but generally works well.

They have a very secure system that prevents fraud and is available for the widest range of countries. Fee structure is very competitive.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Get your free copy of Affiliate Classroom Magazine
This magazine is packed with useful articles about affiliate marketing. It is primarily aimed at the beginner and intermediate level affiliate, but there is still plenty of info to make it worthwhile for experienced affiliate.

I have just finished reading this months issue and am looking forward to next month. I recommend it to you. Get your free copy here.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Join me at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas on Jan 9 and 10th.

The affiliate Summit has been getting rave reviews from attendees last year and it is the best place where affiliates and affiliate program managers can meet and learn.

The keynote speaker is Anne Holland, who is a publishing industry veteran. Prior to MarketingSherpa, Holland served as the Head of Marketing for Phillips Business Media. She helped launch one of the world's first profitable subscription sites in 1995, and the trade publications Interactive Marketing News in 1994 and MIN's New Media in 1995.

The other speakers will be announced soon but topics likely to be covered are:

There are discounts for booking early, so I suggest that if you are thinking of going you should make a booking now. More info here.

I would be happy to meet you there and will be in Las Vegas for a few days after the conference so please contact me if you wish to discuss affiliate marketing or any proposals with me.

I am also keen to play a round of golf while in Vegas so if anyone is up for a game then let me know.

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