It all started so innocently. Back in January, I got a Happy New Year card from Marlon Sanders. The calendar card included links to Marlon’s Amazing Formula, as well as a new product, the Design Dashboard.
No call to action – just a friendly note to celebrate 2007. I smiled, filed away the card, and forgot about it.
A week or so passed and I got another piece of snail mail. This time it was a glossy, over-sized postcard that showed me what the Design Dashboard looked like and explained why I should promote it.
Marlon had my interest. He explained what looked to be an interesting product (“a ‘point ‘n click’ system that practically anyone can use to create web pages, landing pages, mini sites, affiliate pages and sales pages!”), mentioned an attractive commission structure with daily payments via PayPal, and sent me to a url to get more details.
This time I bit. I went to check out more about the Design Dashboard, and I liked what I saw. The product looked like something I’d promote and he provided a variety of creative that included a brandable pdf and a video.
I got distracted and didn’t get around to joining the affiliate program. But Marlon wasn’t finished with me, yet.
Days later, I got a PayPal e-mail with the subject, “Here’s $10 from Marlon.” The message that came with the payment notification urged me to go to a url to find out why Marlon had sent me the $10.
I went there and read a message about why I should promote Design Dashboard and how to get a free login to play with it myself.
I could no longer ignore Marlon. He got my attention and convinced me that I should give his affiliate program a shot. I’m now promoting Design Dashboard and look forward to some more PayPal cash from him.
A+ for the affiliate recruiting effort!