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windowman
09-09-2000, 09:05 AM
I’m curious as to whether or not you all think that these big advertising networks like Commission Junction and Websponsers.com etc., are really that good at what they do, and whether or not they have our best interest at heart? Do you think we’re all better off just looking for our own sponsors without the help of these big networking giants?

fairhousing
09-09-2000, 11:25 AM
if u can find ur own sponsors u'll make more money, but it will probably take u much more time too.

obviously, they don't have our best interest in their minds. they have their best interest in their minds, they're a business after all.

good luck http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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windowman
09-09-2000, 03:27 PM
obviously, they don't have our best interest in their minds. they have their best interest in their minds, they're a business after all.
Yes, but being a small business owner myself I can attest to the virtue of killing your customers with kindness. Any businessman who doesn't put his customers interest before his own will never amount to much. People have never admired selfishness. If they feel you're really looking out for them, you'll go a lot farther in life. Word of mouth is everything! I've got one of the largest commercial window cleaning businesses in the St. Louis area and I've never had to do much advertising at all. To this day I only have a small 3 line yellow pages ad with no color, and I'm always booked at least 2 months ahead from March 1st to New Years Eve.

If these affiliate giants want my business they better act like someone who deserves it. Now, if only I can find one like that! There's a lot of deadbeats in this here Weird Wide Web.

[This message has been edited by windowman (edited 09-09-2000).]

zMan
09-09-2000, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by windowman:
I've got one of the largest commercial window cleaning businesses in the St. Louis area

Now I know why your member name is windowman. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif

Disclaimer: This is not an insult.

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[This message has been edited by zMan (edited 09-09-2000).]

windowman
09-09-2000, 05:02 PM
You got it Z-Man! Now where do I send your prize? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Seriously, Learning web site developement is just a hobby right now. It's a spare-time killer, but I do hope to make a little money at it too.

Regards

zMan
09-09-2000, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by windowman:
You got it Z-Man! Now where do I send your prize? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Cool! What is my Prize anyway? Do I get coupons for getting windows cleaned for less? OoOoO... You can e-mail it to me! Hehe... (No, I am just kidding. Don't take it the wrong way). http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Web-Sight developement (don't mind my accent!) was just a hobby for me too, that's until... I got my first check which was for $25.00! I was so excited... Since then, things have been a little "naughty". http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif

N-e-ways... Take care for now!!!

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Ramses
09-09-2000, 09:43 PM
Well said fairhousing! I am feeling a tad let down by generic ad networks (Engage, Burst, Advertising). I am redesigning my site a bit and acquiring a light, fast and friendly ad script to be able to sell inventory on my own. I am lucky enough to have a movie related site, an industry where advertising money tends to leak from all sides. I wouldn't mind a few drops myself...

I'll also give the specialized entertainment ad networks a try, but I won't bet my unpaid student loan on their success. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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