Consultancy:
Affiliate Marketing & Buying Websites

UPDATE 2014: I’m busy with my own businesses, and not accepting new consultancy gigs for the foreseeable future.

As well as working on my own projects, I work on a handful of consultancy projects.

Why Work With Me?

Unlike many self-appointed experts, I’ve earned a living as a full-time affiliate for nearly seven years.

In short: the bulk of my experience results from putting my own money where my mouth is.

That means I have…

  • Spent $1m+ from my own pocket on AdWords
  • Negotiated six figure website acquisition deals
  • Invested in a portfolio of hundreds of websites & premium domains

Of course, that would mean nothing had it not generated a positive return. I have…

  • Sold £2m+ of kitchen appliances in 12 months
  • Generated c. 2% turnover for one PLC
  • Generated 1,000s new hosting customers every year

Ready To Go?

If you are keen to discuss a project already, please contact me with some specifics. This will, of course, be treated in strictest confidence.

Affiliate Marketing

Retailers face many challenges running an affiliate program. I can advise on how best to address these to maximize incremental revenue generated via your affiliate program.

Launching an affiliate program is often seen as a ‘quick win’. In reality, successful programs require planning, an ongoing investment of staff resources and money and the buy in of other departments of the business.

I can help you lay the foundations of a successful affiliate program, addressing topics such as:

  • Choosing a network
  • Affiliate recruitment
  • Incentivizing dormant affiliates

As well as working as an affiliate, I manage the Wish.co.uk affiliate program on Affiliate Window.

Buying Websites

Acquiring premium domains or websites in your sector can be an effective way to scale your business.

However, it can be a minefield given the myriad ways to get caught out, from fraudulent revenue claims to the payment process.

I can help you avoid those pitfalls & achieve your goals in a painless, effective manner.

Some of the tasks I’ve helped with include…

  • Tracking down AWOL owners of domains/websites
  • Acquiring affiliate sites/competitors for brands
  • Buying feeder sites for traffic

Not sure if I’m a good fit? I’ll be the first to tell you if someone else is better suited to your project. Drop me a line and let’s find out.

My Background

I have worked in digital media for 11 years. Before starting my own business in 2005, I worked with brands like O2, T-Mobile, Bravo TV and the British Heart Foundation on their web & mobile marketing.

Success Stories

My business has driven many millions of pounds in sales for clients in a wide range of sectors. I’m happy to share specifics on a confidential basis.

Testimonials

Here’s what some of my consultancy clients have said about me…

“Thanks for your help [acquiring a premium domain] - I used a bunch of your advice.”

Will Critchlow, Founder, Distilled

“I had been looking to buy a .co.uk domain name but was unable to find any contact information even when using Whois. I then spoke with Richard & he came back to me with full contact details including a mobile phone number. I didn’t know this was even possible, awesome service!”

Nicholas Saxlund, CEO, Polemark

Everyone in the industry knows that Richard is the go to guy if you want to buy a website not only has he got the contacts he’s also got the negotiating nous to make sure you don’t pay over the odds. I had the pleasure of working with him on a project recently and couldn’t be more pleased with the work he delivered.

Kelvin Newman, Creative Director, Site Visiblity & linkbuilding author

Faced with a detailed 80 page technical blueprint for a price comparison engine, Richard helped us iterate the project before a single line of code was written.

Mark Tempest, Mpora & DeepNet Media

Contact Me

If you wish to discuss a project please, please contact me via email in the first instance. I usually reply in 24 hours or less.

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