Give me a headstart – I’m your affiliate!

Dear Affiliate Program Owner,

One thing I don’t understand about many adult affiliate programs is why they don’t give me a headstart about them doing a promo. After all I’m an affiliate of their site and the only reason for promos is to increase sales – so give me a chance to set everything up before it’s over.

This weekend Naughty Revenue had a special promo where surfers could sign up for a full membership for a special low price. They had special banners and everything else an affiliate would need to push their site. It all had just one little flaw: Their announcement arrived one day before the promo starts. In my special case it actually arrived on friday evening, about 7 p.m. since I live in Europe and we are some 8 to 10 hours ahead of USA.

They actually did all the work, created banners, set up the promo – but why don’t they give me time to set up my banner host? To write blog posts? All I’m asking for is a week.

Naughty Revenue is just one example. There are many other affiliate programs doing the same.
Aziani Gold and Nasty Dollars for example usually give a 3 day (2 if you live in Europe) headstart which is better than nothing but not a lot.

What’s even worse is “negative time” cases: I don’t need christmas, new years and easter promo material (e.g. hosted galleries) AFTER the day has occured. I need them some time before that day or I’ll only be able to use it next year.

Dear Affiliate Program Owners, please help me help you and we’ll all be a little happier with the results.

Yours truly,
Affiliate