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Just Joined Blucigs As an Affiliate

Updated on October 20, 2010

Affiliate Programs are not all Equal

I have just joined as an affiliate. I have been on Hub Pages for five weeks now, and while I knew I wanted to make money, and I knew it would take a long time, I did not yet know what was allowed.

As AdSense chooses our ads I was unsure how to go about marketing. I have known about blu cigs affiliate program for about eight months but had no way to get a link out there, and so I did not join. It amazes me that this is free.

Adsense is free, and yet some fly by night companies try to sell you the right to do it. I got ripped off by one of the scams out there. I was supposed to get information for a dollar. When I found out it was a free trial, I did not even look at the info. Needless to say, no where in the e-mail or the ad did they say there would be a recurring monthly charge. I never got that money back. They said once they charged me it was nonreturnable. They cancelled my account, which meant I also lost access to the information I never read, for the two remaining weeks on my "membership".

Let me state here, That Company is in No Way affiliated with AdSense. Google, as I did call Google, was trying to solve the problem when I called.They had numerous complaints. The sad part is, those people on the phone, think they work for Google, and they don't. The person I spoke with at Google said they had seen the checks and "They don't even look like our checks!"

No affiliate programs are not all created equal. Adsense is Free.Blu cigs is free.

AdSense will pay you according to their policy which is not easy for me to understand, but I am learning and earning. The journey started with a penny. My biggest day was 99cents, totally passive income! That is the key, I did not work on hubs that day, or the day before. I had to go to school.

Now Blu Cigs is a little bit clearer on how you get paid. $15.00 for every starter kit, $2.00 for every refill kit. They will send you a check when you reach fifty dollars. I do not know yet that if you join I will get paid, but I do know that if you are planning on cashing in on a free affiliate program this one sounds pretty good.

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So as a new affiliate I went and ordered my starter pack and cartridges. I checked on my affiliate page and sure enough I have $17.00 coming to me. I know I just spent money, but that is to me like a discount to a new lifestyle. Fellow Hubber Dale Mazurek, who if you don't know him I suggest you should check out, plans to quit smoking on May 6th. I have said i would hold him accountable, but I have also decided it is high time I quit too.

This was the biggest selling point. Blu Cigs offers non-nicotine cartridges. I know how bad cigarettes are for my health. I watched as my mother died from a lifetime of smoking. She did not die of cancer. Her disease was COPD. She couldn't breathe, and in the end there were two huge tanks behind her bed manufacturing oxygen from water. I am 48 years old. My mother was 72 when she died. I do not want to live forever, but I do not want my children or Grandchildren to see me like that.

I realize that it may never happen that way, but that is a gamble I choose not to take. I have tried patches, timers, cold turkey, counting. I have changed jobs to places I would not be able to smoke, and really came close, only to be transferred to a place where I could smoke.

Now that I am not working, money is an issue, as well as health. These are, in the long run, cheaper. They do not produce the odors that get in your carpet, nor the stains on your walls and mirrors and windows. They will not make it unpleasant or unsafe in my car. Cigarette smokers pay higher premiums for Auto and Homeowners insurance. One way to make money is to find ways to save it.

Now I don't have the where-with-all to become a super affiliate. So joiningBlu Cigs and becoming an affiliate yourself will not make me any money. But maybe you can plow through all the jargon and you can do that stuff I can't. To become an affiliate scroll down the page and click on affiliate. Then get your links, and send them off to friends, on your Facebook or other Social media profile page, your blog, anywhere really.

If you decide not to become an affiliate and you just want to enjoy a smoke when you can't have a cigarette please shop here. Or you know someone who would benefit from Non-nicotine cartridges, or the other fine products, well then share the hub love for me?

Thanks, I am ready and soon will be armed for my quit date!

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    • Faybe Bay profile image

      Faye Constantino 6 years ago from Florida

      Joe I can honestly say that I checked it out, ordering ffrom my own link before publishing this hub. The clicks were correctly counted, and credited and I received a check. I don't write about things I don't use. A friend ordered from their site, after having clicked my link, but before ordering from my link, he created an account. In that respect I did not receive credit, he did, and he will receive the money. The only way to do a downline system is to pay those in your downline yourself, and I don't have time for that.

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      Joe 6 years ago

      BluCigs affiliate program is a scam. They correctly track clicks, but NOT purchases.

      I did a test-purchase, using my own link, and it never registered.

      When I contacted them about it they were very nonchalant, as if they hadn't just defrauded me.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Jaymartinez! Sadly, while I was a good fit with my company, my job ran out. In construction, when the contract ends, so does the job. I hope to be back to work soon, but I also hope to have a few residual sources of income, so that next time a job ends, I am not waiting for the next job but actively working the income sources.

      I will check out Wealthy Affiliate, as you suggested.

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      jaymartinez 7 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      Being in this field for a while, I have seen quite a bit of comments about affiliate partners, sites, organizations. The key is finding a good fit for you - both personally and professionally. Remember...the reason you have your job is because someone likes your fit to their organization. However, I will say that this was a good article and enjoyed reading it.

      **If you have not joined wealthy affiliate yet, check them out!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Rafini, for reading. I am still only making commission on my own purchase, but when I get a blog or something that will change. I will write another hub after I get them and give a review.

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      Rafini 7 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Informative and worth considering - on both sides. :) Thanks for sharing this info :)

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Ann, I do too. On the up side, I have $17.00 coming back from my personal order. If nothing else it will be like a rebate.

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      Interesting read and thanks for sharing with us Faybe...Never heard of them, but good luck and hope the cash flow begins right away!!!!!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for reading, Samboiam. I hope Skyfire's comments help in your journey for extra income as well. Good Luck!

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Faybe Bay, thank you for sharing this info.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Skyfire. I will try all that. I have school Tuesday, so after that. Thank you! I don't know what to say. A bit teary-eyed at the assist. Not used to it. Thanks.:)

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      skyfire 7 years ago

      Ha Ha, your money is not gonna eaten up. If you set up cheque settings on clickbank for 25$ and make sales 15$ and if there is no sales for 90 days then after 90 days 5$/month is taken as inactive account from the sales amount. You don't have to pay anyway :) So set threshold for 10$ and try to make sales. You've no money to invest just market the products :P

      I agree this inactive policy of clickbank is costly for short-term affiliates when it comes to hard earned sales, so try marketing from linkshare, revshare, blueverse etc etc. There are many alternative to clickbank, you can check google with term "clickbank alternatives". :)

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Skyfire. I got kind of scared off of Clickbank, as so many say Their money gets eaten up and I have no money to invest. I never heard of Linkshare, thanks I'll check them out. I spent a whole two days checking places out, and the only way I can make money without fear of losing Or having to pay for additional information is this. I had already known about this since October. Just had no place to put the link.

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      skyfire 7 years ago

      Faybe Bay, i suggest joining Clickbank/Linkshare affiliate programs. With content relevant to the products on those sites you can earn a quite good amount from it. And choose the right products cause trying every program on our own will take huge amount of time. Just do some googling or search HP for any review.

      Just my two cents on point of affiliate programs :)

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Always great to see you my friend. I just figured 1+1=2. I can make money and quit smoking, the right thing to do!

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a great hub with fantastic adivce. thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59