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Secret Confessions of a Four-Figure eBay EPN Affiliate Marketer...

Secret Confessions of a Four-Figure eBay EPN Affiliate Marketer...

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*** CLASSIFIED *** *** TOP SECRET *** Secret Confessions of an eBay Partner Network(EPN) Affiliate with Income Proof Screenshots...
*** CLASSIFIED *** *** TOP SECRET *** Secret Confessions of an eBay Partner Network(EPN) Affiliate with Income Proof Screenshots...

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*** CLASSIFIED *** *** TOP SECRET *** 
Secret Confessions of aneBay Partner Network(EPN) Affiliate…
Did I get your attention with that annoying red pitchy redtext? Good. But I’m not here to sell you on anything otherthan the idea that eBay’s affiliate program may not be in your general best interests if you are a hard workingaffiliate marketer. Here’s why…I averaged between $5000 to $7000 annually promotingeBay’s affiliate program (proof below) until one day out of the blue (and without a legitimate reason) they decided toterminate me from their program.Now I’d been with eBay roughly since 2005 so they musthave liked something about my efforts and up until thismonth – six years later – I never received any complaintsabout my traffic that generated thousands of dollars foreBay and dividends for their stockholders.All, and I mean ALL traffic I’ve ever sent to eBay has beenHIGHLY targeted traffic and sent directly to productsthey’ve indicated interest in by the way I optimized my 
websites and by the ways I’ve obtained traffic to thosesites.You will see my eBay earnings screenshots below my commentary regarding why (as one who has been in theaffiliate marketing business since 2004) I strongly think all affiliate marketers should AVOID promoting eBay’saffiliate program – at least until they drop thisridiculously unreliable EPC (earnings per click) algosystem they’ve put into place and go back to the oldcommission structures or something similar.For those that aren’t aware of this EPC commissionstructure – the short answer is: they pay you want they want to pay you based on what they determine is“quality” traffic.Can you imagine being a used car salesman going to apply at a dealership and they informed you that they pay theirsalesman according to the “quality” of the transaction?Ridiculous, right? Exactly my point.That means no matter how much time you invest, nomatter the money you invest, no matter the diligence youput into ensuring your sending laser focused traffic tightly to a narrowly 
defined niche on eBay – it DOESN’TMATTER. They determine what is
to them – NOTYOU!
Like many newbie affiliate marketers I
 joined eBay’saffiliate program back in 2005 when they were withCommission Junction.Since that time I couldn’t tell you the exact number of themultiple thousands
of visitors I’ve sent to eBay and when Ithink back to how many hours I devoted doing that (timeaway from my wife and kids) it rightfully infuriates methe way they (at random) decided to let me go from theirprogram.The only explanation given (to me and hundreds of otherEPN affiliates)…well just see for yourself as this is thecanned email they send to terminate their affiliates:
Thank you for your participation in the eBay Partner Network. After a thorough review of your account, our team hasdetermined that your account has been generating low qualitytraffic as gauged by our internal measures. We wanted to bringto your attention that our team has decided to terminate your account on June 9
 , 2011. We ask that you please remove your affiliate links and update your payment informationwithin 3 days. You will not be compensated for any trafficassociated with your account after that date. If your payment and tax information have been entered and your account hasgenerated more than twenty-five units of your payment currency, your pending earnings will be paid by the next  payment cycle . You are not permitted to rejoin the eBayPartner Network. As stated in theePN Network Agreement Section (L)(3)(a):(3)
Termination by ePN or an Advertiser
 a. ePN may terminate this Agreement and your account, one of  your websites, your use of a Promotional Method or your  participation in a certain Program at any time for convenience

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