I’ve had an email from David Rogers over at Headwaters Bamboo Rods
Hello. My name is David Rogers, owner of Headwaters Bamboo Rod Company. We are makers of fine and affordable bamboo fly rods. That may sound like an oxymoron, but we have successfully outfitted fly anglers with excellent quality bamboo rods at a modest price for nearly five years.
We have recently developed an affiliate marketing program that expands the awareness of our products to fly anglers as well as puts money in the pocket of our partners. As the owner of a fly-fishing related website, we’d like to extend an invitation to you to partner with us in our affiliate marketing program.
With affiliate marketing you refer your site visitors to our site via a banner or text link, and when they purchase our products, you earn a 15 percent commission. Affiliate marketing is a great way for non-profits, blogs, and other websites to capitalize on their web traffic and provide income.
To get started, sign up with shareasale.com (follow the link in the last paragraph of this email), the company that we use to ensure the program runs smoothly (your payment checks will come directly from them). Then you can chose from a number of text or banner links to place on your website. It’s that simple. You may add more text around the link (such as a description or review of the product) or just include the link on your site. If you’d like for us to develop other text or tools to help you, please let me know. Your success is our success.
Thank you and I look forward to working with you. To get started or find more information email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to access affiliate information on our website.
I was initially surprised that my little blog had been identified as a vehicle for driving sales and not a little tempted to take up the offer; however, I’ve never seen or handled any of these products. For all I know they may be perfectly sound, but without first hand experience of the company and their output I don’t really feel happy giving my tacit endorsement.
To that end I replied and asked for some samples to be sent so that I can evaluate their quality and performance. I’ll let you know what happens.