I’ve noticed an increasing number of people on affiliate marketing blogs and forums that proudly detail their efforts in cheating to make money online.
They label their doings as evil tricks, grey hat, etc. All sorts of cute little names for lying, cheating, and stealing.
As far as I am concerned, any affiliate manager that works with affiliates that are known to be shysters ought to be on the unemployment line.
This all reminds me of an excerpt from the keynote at Affiliate Summit in July 2006. The keynote was delivered by Jim Bouton, New York Yankee 20-game winner, best selling author, TV Sportscaster, actor, inventor, and businessman.
Jim recalled a story about legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer. Palmer was once asked why it was that whenever he played golf with Jack Nicklaus, Jack would beat him.
Arnold Palmer explained that he “was always trying to beat Jack. And Jack was always trying to play good golf.”
Good business will win in the end.