Small Success! I never thought to ask.
It’s been a busy week so far tending to my list of tasks to correct things on my website. Every day and night is working on my site. There is always something that needs attention.
Today I turned my attention to the next post for my site that has been giving me a challenge. I found a product I want to promote that I feel will be a great addition to my niche. My challenge has been finding good pictures of this product. My affiliate offers this unit, but the one or two pictures they have are not very good. So I went on the hunt!
The manufacturer of this devise has an awesome website. They do not however offer an affiliate program. In order to purchase from them you would have to sign up as a distributor with a commitment of enough sales monthly or annually that I could quit my current employment and stay home. Yes, that much! I’m sparing all the details here on my lengthy phone call with them.
Back on their website later I find they have a “chat with a live person” option. So I posed my question, "If I promote your product on my website, can I use your website pictures on my website?" The reply back after a minute or so was, “Yes, as long as they remain unaltered". I had never thought to ask before.This was wonderful news! Finally some good pictures to go with my post. They also have a great product video on their site that I was able to find on YouTube, which I will also use. Along with this they have all of the important information on the product that I need. Side note: I did a screen shot of the "chat" conversation, just in case :0)
The price for this product is the same through my affiliate as it is on the mfg website, so no issue there. They have other similar items that my affiliate sells as well, that are very high dollar. I’m a bit shy to post those just yet. We’ll see what the future holds for that.
I guess the moral of this story is to stay in the game even when you hit a wall. Make that phone call. Ask that question. Even if you think it might be a big fat “NO”. Always be tenacious.
Maybe this can offer some ideas to others here in a similar situation. I truly hope so.
Anyway, happy hunting out there my friends!