Archive for May 23, 2012
Writer and editor Steve Sullivan of the ‘zine Glamour Girls Then And Now (GGTAN.com) and several books (Va Va Voom, Bombshells, Glamour Girls The Illustrated Encyclopedia) writes in tribute to LDM: “Linsey Dawn McKenzie has been the world’s preeminent nude model for the 10-plus years beginning with her topless debut in the London Sunday Sport posed on her 16th birthday (August 7, 1994). This judgment is based not only on her staggering quantity of pictorials published in the U.S., the U.K., and around the world since that historic date, but, of course, on her singularly arousing beauty and sex appeal. The fact that she remains every bit as scintillating and popular today after all those hundreds of appearances is powerful evidence that Linsey is truly one of the all-time glamour greats.”
Worst offer ever
I had a model (who I have shot for RoseCabs.com many times) email me today.
Hi there affiliates, Many of you will know me of course from promoting my old site ****….which sadly I had to suddenly shut down to care for my mum.Well I have now gone into a joint venture with ****** and we have launched a new site called ******. I wasn’t going to have an affiliate programme at first but have now decided we can offer a 10% affiliate program, sadly I can’t do more than this due to it being a joint venture already…..I do hope you will promote me once more, I am using archive galleries/videos and material that was never published and will be adding to these on a weekly basis.The link to join my new affiliate programme is ******* People still using my old banners and promo material, which I know many of you are, then please MAKE SURE you redirect these to my new url ******* Please let us know if there is anything more you require as Nicolas is dealing with most of this side for me. Many thanks and am hoping we can make some sales together, Hugs, *****.
I posted this as its being mocked on several webmaster forums. 10% is nothing. Most affiliates offer at least 50%. Someone worked this out at $1. On top of this, its a solo girl site, which are not easy to sell. People tend to join sites with lots of models.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like the plan is the model is going to split the profits between her and someone else. One presumes the other person is developing the site. However when I looked at the site it had many mistakes on it. Mistakes that if you worked with adult sites you could spot quick. One presumes the person has only worked in non adult and thus is completely not aware of certain laws.
Having looked at the site, they have set the price to about £10. They probably have not thought things through. From the email it suggests that they thought they could set the site up then sit back and get sales. Today this is not the case. One can promote on forums and social media networks. This may help get sales. But affiliates do get sales. For instance if your site is a bondage site, one of your affiliates may run a bondage blog and thus have thousands of visits a day. He/she could easily get you sales from people seeking what you offer.
No affiliate would look at promoting a site that pays $1 (10%) when he/she can promote sites that offer 50%. I know sites that you can easily earn $30 on per sale, plus $30 re-bill each month.
This month a chap set up a UK site that films girls in Spain and other countries who strip nude in pubs. The site looks great. BUT….. I questioned him on how he gets proof of age. One presumed he would get copies of the passports. He explained that the clubs were for 18 year olds and above and that they signed a contract to say they were legal age. He simply did not get it that some girls go clubbing under 18 and lie about there age. He kept saying it was not his responsibility as he did not organize the events. He also had the thought that as the girls were just dancing nude it was not the same as them having sex. How much I tried to explain that there was a chance (probably a very small chance) that one of the girls on his site may be under 18. Due to this most webmasters are not going to promote the site. This is simply due to sloppy paperwork.
Last week I contacted a chap about some property on his website. It was a shop for rent that was in a good spot. It took me 6 phone calls before he bothered to answer. When he did answer, he just said ‘What’. I had to ask is I had dialed the right number. I then asked if the shop was still for rent, and his reply was ‘gone’. That was it, just one word. Not, ‘sorry it went last week, but we have other property you may be interested in’.
My mate has had problems this month with BT. He has been spending hours on the phone (if you phone up you have to go through thousands of options, it takes ages and is a rather unpleasant experience). Last week I was at his flat when he phoned them, and when I was there they told him that on Saturday he would get a call once they had looked at his problem. Yesterday (Tuesday) he had still not had a call and had again to phone them back.
My point being is that a business small are large need to do things better. Many I see go bust, blame external factors (such as the economy), when in fact it could be simply they do not know what they are doing.. The amount of shops I go into in the UK where the owner is rude and makes no attempt to smile or be pleasant is unbelievable.
I hope Jedward win Eurovision
They just cheer me up.
The song is not too bad. But I just love that when they dance they look like they are making it up as they go along.
However I do wonder if they do win if it would bankrupt the country. I often think of the ‘Farther Ted’ show when they were selecting the Eurovision contestants.
I also wonder if it would be better not to have some countries aromatically entered. France, Italy, Germany, Spain and UK I believe are automatically in. I do wonder if people do not vote for them due to this. Also it means that these countries do not need to enter decent songs. It annoys me that the UK entry is not decided by the UK population but it seems to be selected by someone on the BBC. It feels rather communist to me. In other countries it seems that anyone can compete and be voted by the people of that country. I am not sure why the UK does not believe in democracy.
I suspect the Buranovo Grannies will do well. The song is very catchy.