Affiliate Program – WIIFM?

Now, lets turn our dial to everyone’s favorite radio station: WIIFM (What’s in it for me?)

When pricing these products retail, I made certain to stay in line with the MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) of the manufacturer, along with comparison to other major web sites, trying to  stay competitive with their price listed for the same products. This site is not designed to be a discount site, but I have made sure we are in the same ballpark as Amazon.com for example.

The marketing concept of this site is YOU. You are in touch with your customers, music students, etc.. and when you refer the website PERSONALLY, and call it your own, I think your customers/students wont mind spending an extra couple of dollars to support their local piano technician, piano teacher, guitar teacher or school system looking for funding for their local music program. Its not a nameless faceless site with no personality, it is YOUR web site. Time will tell if I’m on to something here, but I know I like buying good quality products from people I know and trust.

Once you sign up to become an affiliate, you will have your own log in to the “Affiliate Resource Center” which will allow you to see what your commission is on each individual product. Since we are working with a wide range of manufacturers and products, along with a wide range of price points, the amount you receive when your customer purchases the products will depend on the product and it’s pricing structure. Most products have a 40%-50% mark up, some have less and can go as low as a 20% mark up. There are also other costs involved – Credit Card transaction fees, drop shipping fees, the monthly web store fees etc which are hidden in the backdrop. I’m not counting the uncountable hours setting this whole thing up. I endeavor to make the commission you receive a 50/50 split of after cost profit. Items priced retail at $5. or less may not be part of the Affiliate Program commissions. Some of these items are “break even” to keep customers coming back.

Promotions and offers such as free shipping, discounts, specials and the like will have an effect on the commissions paid out on those particular products which we decide to run a special on.

What is in it for you? A 24/7 opportunity for you to make some extra money without the usual effort. All you need to do it give them your specific web site link, and the site does the rest. Your customer clicks your link, goes on the site, buys the product and you collect the checks. Once the customer clicks your personal link, the system will recognize the cookie and the ip adress of your customer, even if they log on again without using your personal link. The Affiliate resource center will provide you with what you need to get started. Do you have a web site? We have a banner for you. Send out e mails? Always include your link in your signature. We will be here to assist you in any way possible.

This affiliate program is currently free for a limited time only. If you would like to participate, now is the time to sign up. Click Here

Musically Yours,

David Estey