Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Argh! Audible's Affiliate Program Is Driving Me Crazy

I had a post written in my head about making a huge sale at work after listening to most of a Zig Ziglar book I got on Audible.com. Having met some of the Audible team at Blogworld 2010, I tried to joint their affiliate program so I could get a few shekels if someone clicked on a link in a post. The signup process was a proctology exam delivered in 4pt font. Gaaaaahhhhhh! Now I'm totally out of the positive-blogging mood.

Addendum: In the signup process, it asks you how many hits you get a month on your site. Like most bloggers, I'm in the lowest, "less than 99,000 hits a month" category. Thanks for rubbing my nose in the fact that I'm a pipsqueak. That was great.

Dear Audible: I love your products and wanted to sell them. I apologize for that. It was rude of me to try to help you make some sales. Thank you for letting me know that you didn't want me to do this.

No time for my shenannighenz or my attempts to boost sales, apparently.

Update: Upon reading this a day later, this comes across as a lot of whining, but there it is. Whine whine whine!


Anonymous said...

Did they turn you down?

K T Cat said...

I quit. All I wanted was the rewards to come into my audible account so I could buy more audio books. I had to enter in all kinds of personal information as if they were going to be mailing me million dollar checks.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out.

I've never gotten anything from Amazon's linking program, but at least it makes it easy to show folks what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

I understand your reluctance...