Affiliate system?


#1

I think it would be cool if there was some sort of affiliate system… Like if you could generate a special link to your gig for each affiliate, and when an order is place through that link, the affiliate gets a certain amount of the profit.



#2

Hi,



In addition as with any other affiliate scheme people will just spam the links out, put up on neobux and alike for a day and hammer the bandwidth.



All the best,



Jeff


#3

Hi,



If this were to be considered it would need to take into account cancelled (refunded) orders. I currently stand at about 50% that are mutually cancelled mainly due to buyers not reading the gig description as discussed in another post. If people were being given a percentage of these sales people could go into negative balances…



All the best,



Jeff


#4

Hi,



In addition as with any other affiliate scheme people will just spam the links out, put up on neobux and alike for a day and hammer the bandwidth.



All the best,



Jeff


#5

Hi,



If this were to be considered it would need to take into account cancelled (refunded) orders. I currently stand at about 50% that are mutually cancelled mainly due to buyers not reading the gig description as discussed in another post. If people were being given a percentage of these sales people could go into negative balances…



All the best,



Jeff


#6

Hi,



In addition as with any other affiliate scheme people will just spam the links out, put up on neobux and alike for a day and hammer the bandwidth.



All the best,



Jeff


#7

Hi,



If this were to be considered it would need to take into account cancelled (refunded) orders. I currently stand at about 50% that are mutually cancelled mainly due to buyers not reading the gig description as discussed in another post. If people were being given a percentage of these sales people could go into negative balances…



All the best,



Jeff


#8

Hi,



In addition as with any other affiliate scheme people will just spam the links out, put up on neobux and alike for a day and hammer the bandwidth.



All the best,



Jeff


#9

Hi,



If this were to be considered it would need to take into account cancelled (refunded) orders. I currently stand at about 50% that are mutually cancelled mainly due to buyers not reading the gig description as discussed in another post. If people were being given a percentage of these sales people could go into negative balances…



All the best,



Jeff


#10

Hi,



In addition as with any other affiliate scheme people will just spam the links out, put up on neobux and alike for a day and hammer the bandwidth.



All the best,



Jeff


#11

Hi,



If this were to be considered it would need to take into account cancelled (refunded) orders. I currently stand at about 50% that are mutually cancelled mainly due to buyers not reading the gig description as discussed in another post. If people were being given a percentage of these sales people could go into negative balances…



All the best,



Jeff


#12

@yankee77 - This has been mentioned before on this forum. We are all waiting for the affiliate system and yes, it is a good idea. Onward and upward!!!



Bruce


#13

Would be a great idea.



G!


#14

I see this as a mess. First, there is the issue of someone needing a fiverr account. Second there is the issue of what is commissionable? Is it the first five? Does it include the gig extras?



We already have folk who feel fiverr should not get 20% of a $45 order… How much more bickering when it is 20% + xx% for an affiliate?



It just doesnt make sense at these levels. Share if you want. If not, okay… But affiliate tracking, etc is not smart here. ?. I say


#15
anarchofighter said: But affiliate tracking, etc is not smart here. ?.

As a fellow intellectual who adores you as someone who is fond of making smart comments on the internet, I beg to differ. The affiliate system, if implemented will bring at least a 300% growth to the marketplace monetarily.

#16

When we speak of implementing the affiliate system, it is not the 20% you lose that you should worry about, but its the 80% you gain which you ‘otherwise wouldn’t have gained’, think about that. It all comes to semantics how the system is designed and who takes the hit for the ‘loss’ when paying affiliates, either the seller can forfeit 1$ from his 5$ or Fiverr can pay 1$ to the affiliate from their own pockets its still worth it.



You cant deny that affiliates will bring in more traffic and sales and lets say they get 1$ (again, lets not get into details, but I am assuming the system will pay 1$ per sale or 10$ per new buyer account referred) then they will actually be making more money per visitor than any other monetization method, so they will naturally push the fiverr aff links hard. Don’t think of the affiliate payout as a loss. Its just lead cost. When someone gets paid a fixed amount for referring a new buyer, its just a one time payout but that referred buyer will ultimately end up buying more than one gigs, which is when the entire marketplace will flourish. Lets say some affiliate referred my gigs to a new buyer and Fiverr paid him 10$ (one time) or maybe they deducted 1$ from my earnings to pay the referrer, then I deliver the gig for maybe 3$ instead of 4$ BUT the new buyer will also end up buying many other gigs he spots on Fiverr, maybe he will buy your gig, and he will pay 5$ and you will get a full 4$ for a sale which was referred through an affiliate to my gigs and eventually to your gigs without you having to bear the brunt of the affiliate commission but at the same time getting benefit of the new buyer on the block who would not have found out about your services had an affiliate not referred him to me/you.



That is the whole idea behind how affiliate systems work and why companies pay so high to affiliate and how it is the marketplace that always wins in the end even after deducting the affiliate payouts!


#17

I don’t mind the 20% to Fiverr cos I know if Fiverr wasn’t here I wouldn’t get any of this extra money at all. And I’d gladly split the profit 50/50 with an affiliate because in my view they are doing the hardest part of all, bringing in the customer.


#18

i would love to see this :slight_smile:


#19

Reply to @shawnecannon: Cannot wait!


#20

Reply to @yankee77: 20% is not normal. Usually 5% or 10% at the most.