Affiliate Marketing – The Apple Patch Diet – A Real Product To Market
The Apple Patch Diet company has an affiliate program in which you sell a diet patch for about $50. Each sale nets you $25. This is not a multilevel marketing scheme. However, you must sell $100 worth of Apple Patch Diet product before you will be paid. The enrollment cost to you is $29.95, but the Apple Patch Diet company will currently deposit $25 into your affiliate account for signing up, for a total net cost or $4.95. Note that this rate reduction would only apply in the event that you sell $100 worth of product. The company also offers a “No-hassle” guarantee that promises you will make $250 in the first month. If you don’t, you can contact the company within 60 days of sign-up for a refund of your $29.95 enrollment fee (you will not be paid the $25 that was deposited into your affiliate account in this case — only your enrollment fee).
The Apple Patch Diet company provides an affiliate web site and a software product that submits your affiliate site to search engines to aid in marketing. The basic pitch is that you will not have to do anything, just sit back and watch the cash flow in after you enroll.
The Better Business Bureau indicates this company does not meet the criteria for earning either a satisfactory or an unsatisfactory rating. A total of 27 complaints have been processed for the company since June of 2006, the majority of which were advertising issues which the company was able to resolve amicably. The company is owned by Jeff Burkey. For more information visit the Better Business Bureau web site at http://www.us.bbb.org and click “Check out a Business or Charity,” then enter “Apple Patch Diet” in the search box and click “Search.”
After reading multiple reviews of this affiliate program, I think it is a legitimate offering. You will be selling a real product. However, you will have to do some outside marketing in addition to using the search engine submission software provided by the Apple Patch Diet company. To make the program work, you will have to put in the effort (e.g. posting fliers and handing out business cards to sell the product). As with all diet products, many people claim the Apple Patch Diet is effective and many claim it does nothing. Reviewing the product offering is outside the scope of this article; only the affiliate “work from home” program is being reviewed. Many comments indicate the diet patch is FDA approved, however, this is misleading. Very few diet products are approved by the FDA. The delivery mechanism — the patch — is FDA approved. The ingredients are not FDA approved, as with the vast majority of diet products. There are extensive additional comments about this affiliate program as well as the Apple Patch Diet product on the Friends in Business community site.
Many affiliates sell this product on e-bay for a price between $25 and $50. This is probably a legitimate way to work the system to your benefit. Order the product from the Apple Patch Diet company directly through the affiliate site they provide for you for the price of $50. Keep the commission you earn of $25 for each product you have purchased yourself. Then sell the product on e-bay to recoup the other $25 invested and a profit. For example, you purchase the product for $50 from your own affiliate site, receive your $25 affiliate commission, making your investment $25. Once the product arrives you sell it on e-bay for $40 – a discount from the retail price – and recoup your $25 investment as well as turning a $15 profit (minus e-bay listing fees).
Access the Apple Patch Diet homepage at http://www.applepatchdiet.net.