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#1 captkirk

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

Hi Fellow MC Members and Guests,

 

Tommie Kirkland (Captkirk) here...

 

Do you prefer to promote Free sites that have the option to upgrade or Paid only sites?

 

For me, I prefer to promote free site with the option to upgrade.

 

Why?

 

Because you can get more people to try a free site than you can a paid only site.

 

Now, the site has to really be free and the members can use it as long as they like without upgrading.

 

If the members feel that they need or want more features and benefits they have the option to upgrade.

 

I like FREE programs that is a Win, Win and Win for everyone rather they upgrade or not.

 

 

Do you prefer to promote Free sites that have the option to upgrade or Paid only sites? - Why?

 

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#2 Darren Olander

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

If I'm promoting an advertising resource, such as TE or Safelist, it has to have a free membership... I'm not interested in the paid only ones.

If it comes down to opportunities, I expect them to be paid.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

I always join for free.  If I really like the program I upgrade.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

I prefer the free sites with the option to upgrade. Also, I prefer those sites that offer affiliate options that allow me the opportunity to earn commissions. I then use the commissions earned from the program to pay for my upgrades.


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#5 Kevin J Timothy

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

Though I can appreciate the screening tactics you can use from paid sites, I prefer the free offers. Trials seem to work well, and corporations have been doing this for decades. 
 
A potential customer does not want to feel cornered into ANY deal. I speak from experience: Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Quickbooks Self-Employed, etc...
 
I almost ALWAYS wanted to test the aforementioned services before purchasing.
 
The customer wants the peace of mind knowing that they can "test drive" the new car. I hate to say it but our culture is uncomfortable with commitment. 

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#6 Darren Olander

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

 

Though I can appreciate the screening tactics you can use from paid sites, I prefer the free offers. Trials seem to work well, and corporations have been doing this for decades. 
 
A potential customer does not want to feel cornered into ANY deal. I speak from experience: Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Quickbooks Self-Employed, etc...
 
I almost ALWAYS wanted to test the aforementioned services before purchasing.
 
The customer wants the peace of mind knowing that they can "test drive" the new car. I hate to say it but our culture is uncomfortable with commitment. 

 

 

Great point! Free trials are an excellent way to get new customers.


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