What Do You Think About This?

Dec 30, 2008

  1. Mark
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    Okay, let me tell you what I’m thinking about doing and tell me what you think.
    Since I’m an insurance agent and I own insurance websites, but I don’t sell all insurance products, I’m thinking about adding banners on my website that they can click on for other kinds of insurance that I don’t sell.

    I only sell Life Insurance on my website. So I could put up banners for clients to click on it to take them to a website that offers what I don’t.

    I will make so much per click, or when they buy something.

    I have found a couple of companies that will pay me to do this.

    Any thoughts on this? I just can’t see where I can lose, if they don’t sell life insurance on the websites they get linked to.
     
    Mark, Dec 30, 2008
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  2. JRoot
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    Bad idea in my opinion...

    1. You have no idea how trustworthy the site you're linking to is.
    2. Why would you ever put something to take a potential client away from your site? It's hard enough getting people to your site.
    3. As soon as I see an advertisement, google adwords or banner on any financial site, I leave. To me it's unprofessional. That's just my opinion, but I'm sure there are many others who think this way.
     
    JRoot, Dec 30, 2008
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  3. Jeff
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    I think the better way to go would be to add or incorporate quote request ability for the areas you do not handle and then share/sell/trade them with a trusted partner that does.
    They'll appreciate the business, won't go after yours, and may even send you business in return.
     
    Jeff, Dec 30, 2008
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    I agree with Jeff, run with his advice.
     
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    Me three. You can have a "Partners" section or something along those lines that would be reciprocal with and linked to your partners.
     
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    Sounds good to me
     
    jozz1, Dec 31, 2008
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    I agree with Jeff. You maintain control of the process this way.
     
    KConway, Jan 1, 2009
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