I have some news to share today. The story began a week or so ago when I received an email from someone promoting the launch of Michael Hyatt.
I thought “Oh, am I left out?”
What do I mean left out? You see, I was an affiliate of Michael Hyatt for 2 of his products, Best Year Ever and Free to Focus for the last 2 years.
I was invited to become his affiliate and I examined his offerings. I found his modern productivity methods very effective and appealing for my audience and I decided to say yes to this invitation.
Have in mind that many industry leaders and other big names were promoting Micheal as well. A man with a great reputation!
Is Michael Hyatt Someone Worth Being Promoted
Let me tell you the rest of the story and you can decide.
So, I received this email promoting the upcoming launch of Michael Hyatt.
I visited the affiliate center, tried to
I tried to reset the password, failure.
I visited the Facebook group for joint ventures, discontinued.
I decided to contact the JV manager to see what’s going on. Why did they decide to leave me out?
But I am not a number. I am a human being.
This Has to Change
Eventually, they become famous, and all of the sudden, they don’t need affiliates anymore. They take advantage of the affiliate business model and with almost non-existent costs they have the chance to reach 1000X people than on their own.
The affiliates that helped them reach high levels of success and worked hard creating content and campaigns, now lose their leads and potential sales. Now they can promote their own products to those leads, acquired from their affilaites. Now these leads are their leads.
Is this right for the affiliates? Is this right for the industry? Who knows
One thing is for sure. They can do whatever they want with their products and their promotions.
If You’re an Affiliate You Can Do Some Things, Too
I decided to share this story and let you know. And of course, I’ll be making some changes too.
Now, every article, every page I created for them on this website, every mention will be redirected to this post you read right now. They don’t need my promotions, I don’t need them too. There are thousands of companies and millions of products to promote, why should I promote Michael or any Michael?
I don’t care if Michael is offering quality products and services. For me, this is not enough. If they don’t treat people well, they do not deserve to be promoted.
That’s it, another article has finished, here on Web Market Support. I am waiting for your comments and thoughts. Till next time…
Tasos Perte Tzortzis
Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur
Although doing traditional business offline since 1992, Tasos fell in love with online marketing in late 2014 and has helped hundreds of brands sell more of their products and services on the web.
He enjoys reading, music & arts, mathematics, chess, coffee, swimming, Audi, and playing with his kids.