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Monday, June 18, 2007

Review of (NOC)

NOTE - NiceOffers no longer exists. You may be interested in TripleClicks instead!

NiceOffers (NOC) is a division of Carson Services, the parent company of the well known affiliate program, Strong Future International (SFI).

The primary aim of NOC is to provide offers for consumers to save money on products and services that they are looking for either online or offline, anywhere in the world.

This review of NOC will explain what is about, how it can benefit consumers, affiliates and merchants, what the costs are, what the drawbacks are and how to sign up.

Nice Offers for Consumers

The NiceOffers website is a place for consumers to get discount or special offer coupons for many things which they buy locally or online.

The site has a search facility to help find offers in many different categories including electronics, entertainment, flowers and gifts, advertising and marketing, books, travel and more. You can search by state or by country and browse through a selection of offers. Once you have found an offer of interest you can tell a friend about it or enter your name and email address to have the coupon emailed to you.

Next, just visit the vendor and use your coupon, or enter the coupon code online if it is an online offer. Nice Offers is a zero risk method of advertising for businesses online and offline. Advertising a business on NiceOffers is free and works on a cost per action basis i.e. you only have to pay when someone actually uses a coupon at your store, restaurant or online business.

The cost to the business is the discount amount for the customer + a fee called a bountyť which you set yourself.

As an affiliate you have the opportunity to make money by:

* Referring consumers to NOC - You can give away coupons to your friends and family, refer people to the NOC website or advertise NOC offers on your own website or blog. Every time someone uses a coupon you’ll receive a portion of the bounty offered by the merchant.

* Referring new merchants to NOC – If you refer a new merchant to NOC you will earn commissions on every coupon that is used at that merchant for life.

Anyone can sign up as an affiliate of SFI for free and start promoting NOC straight away. SFI also provides merchant prospecting packs including professional postcards, letters and leaflets to attract new merchants. One good strategy is to look through your local newspapers for coupons, as businesses that are already using coupons are more likely to be interested.

The Cost of Nice Offers

NiceOffers is free to join for affiliates and free to use for consumers. It is also free for merchants to list their business and they need only pay a fee when a sale is made.

Disadvantages of Nice Offers

At the moment, although NiceOffers is an international opportunity and can be used by affiliates, consumers and merchants worldwide, the majority of the offers on the site at present are US focused. For example, at the time of writing there are only 3 UK offers on the site and 34 Canadian offers.

The marketing material also tends to be slightly more US focused, with 1-800 numbers.

How to Sign Up

Consumers and Merchants should visit SFI

About the Author:
Suzanne Morrison works from home on the internet full time. She is an affiliate of SFI and the webmaster of Business Ideas Online



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