The new AffStat 2006 Report includes a section where affiliate managers were able to anonymously speak out on any issue in affiliate marketing.
Below is a sample from that section with one affiliate manager’s opinion on affiliates:
Affiliates need to behave more like salespeople. The good ones have ideas of their own to help build sales for a merchant. They have no “god-given” right to commissions, they must earn them. Then they become a valued partner for the merchant. Affiliates must drop the attitude that you are owed something. Sell and you will be paid.
See more candid comments from affiliate managers and the latest statistics on the industry in the AffStat 2006 Report, available at http://www.affstat.com/