Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Back to School with Mesh Computers

Mesh Computers has, over the years, put together some of the most compelling PC’s for performance & value, winning some of the most prestigious and coveted PC awards. Now, in conjunction with their education contacts, Mesh Computers have created a superb range of value PC’s and notebooks for today's student requirements.

In addition to receiving a PC with some of the latest technology, Mesh are including these items FREE of Charge*:

-Take your data back and forth from home, school or library with the FREE portable pen drive.
-Listen to audio or music with the FREE headset without disturbing other users.
-Keep in touch with family members and friends with the FREE webcam.

*desktops only

Elite IQ 2180
Starting at ... £399 (£340 ex vat)
Unbeatable Value....Unbeatable Value....
Designed for the 21st Century Student
Fantastic Spec - Latest Software
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E2180 Processor (2.0GHz ,1MB L2 Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Service Pack 1 - Latest updates
2GB DDR2 667Mhz Memory
250GB Hard Drive - SATA with 16MB buffer
8400GS Graphics (DX10)
19" Widescreen TFT Display w/speakers
+ WebCam, Headphones and Portable Pen Drive
Plus Additional Features...

Matrix 4400+ IQ
Starting at ... £459 (£391 ex vat)
Unbeatable Value....Unbeatable Value....
Designed for the 21st Century Student
Power PC - Fantastic Spec - Latest Software
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+ Processor - with HyperTransport™ Technology
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Service Pack 1 - Latest updates
4GB Memory - 667MHz DDR2
500GB Hard Drive - SATA 2 with 16MB Buffer
512MB ATI Radeon
3450 Graphics (DX10.1)
19" Widescreen TFT LCD Display w/speakers
Super Format 20x DVD Writer
Multi-format Memory Card Reader
+ Webcam, Headphones and Portable Pen Drive Plus Additional Features....

Hurry, while stocks last!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

The Best and the Worst things about Affiliate Marketing

The worst think I've found so far about affiliate marketing is that some merchants completely ignore the needs of the affiliates.

As I think I mentioned on a previous post I'm currently auditing Global Affiliate Programs by going through each page and clicking each link to each program making sure that they still work. I know the links worked when they were first added but now can be a different story.

The first thing you find is that some merchants re-organize their sites so that the page you were sending visitors to is no longer there. So the first thing visitors see is an error message which is far from professional. The worst thing they do is shut the site down altogether or in some cases throw up a hosting company page saying the domain is now for sale.

Would it really have been too much trouble for them to send a quick email to all affiliates letting them know?

My audit has just reached the "Entertainment" section but the worst offenders by far were in the the sale of ebooks. I had to delete almost a third of the listed programs because they were no longer live.

Anyway that's enough gripping from me. Only a small minority of merchants do the things above and when they do I drop them like hot bricks. Decent merchants let you know when they are changing affiliate network or taking it in-house, or stopping promotions or ending the program altogether.

On a much happier note I can say that the best thing about affiliate marketing is when something you thought would be a success starts paying off. As George Peppard use to say in The A Team "I love it when a plan comes together".

Back in June I was contacted by CarTrawler who wanted me to promote their program. The key thing here was that CarTrawler offer an interactve booking agent as their means of attracting business.

You can see it below (if IFrames work here) and you can see how it can be integrated into a page on you site at .

I put that page together in late June and linked it up through the pages on my virtual shopfront at and waited. My first sale notification came in on 10 July. By the end July there had been another 3 and there have been 4 so far in August. I can almost hear you thinking "8 sales, that's not much George", but let's take a step back and think what CarTrawler do. They act as a search mechanism for people who want to hire a car while they are on holiday. The customers books the car whilst in the UK, picks it up at the airport they arrive at for their holiday and drops it back when they are flying home. So the price per sale is high AND SO IS THE COMMISSION !!!!!

CarTrawler work in Euros and the payment threshold is €200l whcih is a high threshold. Commission is shown as 'pending' until the car is picked up ans presumably the customer confirms payment. I will be due my first check at the end of August (7 sales) with one sale for September already in the bag because that is when the customer is picking up his car.

If you all rush to join CarTrawler - remember to mention me.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Latest Deals from The Link

The Link have a number of new deals and bank holiday specials at which will be sure to drive some interest and sales!

NEW - Sony Playstation 3 80GB Console Deals

First up, The Link have the New Sony Playstation 3 80GB Console. Sony have kept this sudcessor to the 40gb version pretty quiet & haven't really hyped the launch of this new version however its not only better value for the customer due to the twice the size hard drive but also the inclusion of the Dual Shock 3 controller which vibrates as well as sensing movement unlike the SixAxis controller in the old pack which didn't vibrate.

Its available now on a range of great deals on Orange & Three pay monthly.

As a special launch offer, Whilst stocks last The Link are offering the Sony Ericsson K770i for Free on Three Texter 35 18 months with an 80GB PS3 console plus Motorstorm Game

NOW IN STOCK - Nintendo Wii + Wii-Fit Console Deals. The Wii-Fit craze shows no sign of slowing down and these items are still highly sought after especially as supply is still limited with worldwide demand being so high. The Link have had 2 deliveries in this week which puts us in a strong stock position for the bank holiday weekend so grab one now whilst you can.

With deals on Three available free from Mix n Match 1100 18 mths (£27) & Texter 35 12 mths (£35) on selected handsets plus from free on Orange Dolphin 35 18 mths, there are great deals to be had.

NEW - Xbox 360 Premium 60GB Console Deals

Not to be outdone by Sony, Microsoft have launched an higher capacity Xbox 360 premium with a 60GB harddrive so you can make full use of the Xbox live service with its game, music and movie downloads as well as large online gaming community.

Its available now on a range of great deals on Orange & Three pay monthly.

Improved Deals - Samsung U900 Soul & Soul Midnight Deals. The bestselling U900 Soul in either its orginal silver/grey or the new Midnight Black has now got even better with a range of improved deals on this high spec slider.

Now you can get a Nintendo wii with Mario kart on Dolphin or Canary 40 18 mths, or 60GB Xbox 360 / Wii with Wii-fit on Panther 45 18 mths, or a 80GB PS3 on Panther 55 18 mths!

New CashBack Deals - 18 months 1/2 price line rental on Canary/Dolphin 40 18 mths or 12 months 1/2 price on Dolphin/Racoon 35 18 mths!

New Mobile Broadband + Free Laptop Deals - 17" Dell Dual Core Laptop Deals + Vodafone mobile broadband now available

Check out the top deals on mobile broadband + free laptops including a top spec Acer with 3GB memory or the 17" Dell!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

A Couple of New Promotions

New Promotions this week include Girls' Night In from who are offering a wide range of chick-flick DVDs at bargain prices.

There's a new range of Banners and a Content Widgit to help you sell.

Here is an example of the Content Widget.

The promo runs until 5th October.

Of course if you're not a chick you may be more interested in the news that Metallica have a new album out next month.

Death Magnetic is the upcoming ninth studio album by Metallica. It is scheduled for release on September 12, 2008 by Warner Bros. Records. The album will also be the band's first to feature current bassist Robert Trujillo, and the first to be produced by Rick Rubin. It will also be their first studio album released through Warner Bros., although they still remain with Warner Music Group, which also owns Elektra Records, the band's previous label. The album will be promoted by the preceding single "The Day That Never Comes", released in August.

The album is available to pre-order on now and the pre-order Price Guarantee applies: order now and if the price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price.

The Standard edition :-Metallica Cover

The Deluxe version -

Metallica Cover

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Another Summer Offer

Luggageonline are trying to push for sales during the summer holiday period.

Their offer is very simple. Receive a $15 bonus on top of their normal 10% commission if you achieve your first sale by the end of September.

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To take advantage of this deal sign up with Luggageonline at LinkShare and make your first sale.

With everyone trying to get away this summer sales of luggage should one iof the growth areas you can count on to deliver sales.

So get selling!


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Summer Offers

Well, the lucky people will be going away on their summer holidays soon and there's lots of promotions out there to help you help them spend their cash.

Petsmart are offering $5 off their orders of $30 or more. Just copy and paste the link below.


HansunSurf are offering an extra 10% bonus on their total commissions for the months of June, July and August and consumers can save 15% OFF their next purchase using the coupon code: LCSUMMER15.
Offer expires August 31, 2008.

Surf Boards

It might be a bit early but the new Book by Harry Potter author J K Rowling is now available to order on the Waterstones website; The Tales of Beedle the Bard for £3.49 (RRP £6.99) and will be released on the 4th December. Time to get those pre-orders mounting up.


Sunday, 3 August 2008

Bulgarian Properties


One of the programs I promote on Global Affiliate Programs is Bulgarian

Every week they send out a regular newsletter with the latest ads and hot offers of properties for sale and rent in Bulgaria added to their website over the past week. This time I thought I'd share it with you. If you have a property, travel or Bulgarian related web site you can enhance your content by offering residential and commercial property for sale or rent in Bulgaria.

If you have any specific questions or need assistance, please send your enquiry. Bulgarian Properties will be pleased to give you all the information you may need and help you go through the whole purchase process. You are always welcome to their offices around the country for consultation and viewing trips!

New! Watch their COMPANY FILM

Read about their 2008 SUMMER PROMOTION

This week Bulgaria Properties have 33 new offers and 43320 newsletter subscribers.