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Why we don’t have an affiliate program

affiliates-3Quite often after we’ve removed malware from someone’s website, we’re asked, “Do you guys have an affiliate program?”

Many, many internet marketing people have strongly suggested that in order to “get into the big leagues” we need to help other people make money.

We’re asked so often, I thought it needed to be addressed.

I started this business to help people. Not to be the next Internet billionaire. It’s my nature to want to help others.

When you look at affiliate programs, you have to think about where the commission is coming from.

Does the producer, WeWatchYourWebsite in this case, make a lower margin? We try to offer our customers – (you!) the lowest price possible. Many of you are either not making any money with your websites or making very little. Even if your site is making money, everyone is watching their expenses closely.

To be charging larger fees might mean you go without website security. Or maybe you try to remove the malware yourself – either way, it’s probably not what you’re looking for.

Does the consumer, you, pay more so that others can make money? After all, you’re the one with the infected website. Why shouldn’t you pay more?

Somewhere the affiliate commission must be added to the cost.

Are you willing to pay someone else a fee for bringing our service to you?

I’m not against affiliate programs, but I’m just having a difficult time with charging you more money in order for us to bring you in.affiliates

Most of the people we talk with on the phone do not want to be charged a higher fee. The majority of our customers thank us for doing what we do at the prices we ask.

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This is why we focused so much time and effort on our VPS and Dedicated server software. We saw that the market for VPS and dedicated servers was growing. The prices were coming down on those. Many of these servers have between 5 and 200 websites on them.

To ask the webmaster to pay for each site, is old-school. We looked at the currently available software like ClamAV, Maldet and other commercial packages. We tested them with our database of over 400,000 infected files. Some are backdoors, some have malicious code injected into them. Others are phishing files.

Our software obviously detects 100%. ClamAV only detected 17%, Maldet, which can use ClamAV was only 17% and other commercially available packages were all under 35%.

You might think that for our price of $199.95 for our software that we would have room for an affiliate commission. However, with all the extra work we do for VPS and dedicated servers, we really don’t.

We could raise the price, but then you’re the one paying for the affiliate commission.

Very soon we will have a few very big announcements. Stay tuned. Until then, if you know how we can spread the word about our service, we’re all ears. We just need to let the public know we’re here, we’re inexpensive and we’re highly effective – and we use tools that we developed!

What do you think? What would you do if you were in our situation? Please share your thoughts.

Thank you in advance.

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