The concept: What is DealGuardian?

What is DealGuardian?

DEALGUARDIAN is a “Review Based Marketplace for Marketers” currently specializing in B2B (Business to Business) digital information products that helps online Internet Marketers start or grow their online business. Our information products, video courses, and software products teach people how to start an online business from home, how to increase website traffic and conversion, as well as manage their business with the latest software tools.

The products in our marketplace are sold by independent Authors and rated by the buyers of those products for potential customers to read before buying.

Our Vision

To create a world class marketplace where customers can buy with all the information they need to make an informed decision as well as use our marketplace to sell their products and promote affiliate offers without the worry of processing headaches, hosting, or paying affiliate and tracking tax information. We wanted to do it in an all-in-one “Closed Digital Ecosystem.”

What Makes DEALGUARDIAN Different?

DealGuardian is a to “CLOSED DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM.” (CLD)

What is a “Closed Digital Ecosystem.” It is easier to just tell you some of the most popular. Apple’s iTunes, iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Amazon, and Kindle are examples of CLD’s

A CLD allows you only need to have one account to have all of your digital needs taken care of.

That means at DEALGUARDIAN you can have one account for all of your purchases you buy, the products you may want to sell, and an affiliate account to sell products or become and Joint Venture Broker to have your affiliates earn you money for telling them about promoting our products.

You will have access to every purchase that you made even if it was 10 years ago.

As a closed system, we do not provide payment buttons for people to sell their products on their own websites. Instead, like the APP store or Amazon, we host all of the sales pages, reviews, and fulfillment and allow pre sales questions from buyers.

We also handle all of the processing through our merchant account (just like Apple or Amazon does when you pay them but by someone else game or book.)

We handle the paying of affiliates and Authors and all of the ugly Tax collecting and Tax Reporting that is needed so we make it easy and not have to worry about all that stuff that gets in the way of being a marketer.

And since buyers buy from us, it is easy to get a refund.

Other Open Marketplaces are all over the place with a Duct Tape Ecosystem. That means that you buy from one website that was promoted through a 3rd party affiliate program. They you pay with another website like PayPal, then you get your product by email are told to get access at yet a 3rd website. Affiliates have to wait to get paid and in some cases get paid late or even never get paid.

Customers hate this.

Authors hate this.

Affiliates hate this.

There has to be a better way and that is why we created DEALGUARDIAN


Who processes and pays the money and do I need a PayPal account?

No you do not need a PayPal account. Let’s talk about the PINK ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! PayPal. They classified the Internet Marketing B2B industry “High Risk.”

We know many of you are scared about losing your PayPal account because you need it to collect money and send money and buy things online.

Tell us if this story sounds familiar?

You launch your product and do everything you were taught to do my the experts and by golly… it WORKS. You do $37,000 in 1 day in your PayPal account only to find out you get a call from PayPal. You show them your sales page (“in a forum?”, they ask.) and then they shut you down and suspend your account and hold your money for 6 months!

And all you did was offer a product to help people and the customers love it. PayPal, nope… to them this is unusual activity to an account that is not seasons for it. And now they are looking at every word on your sales page to decide if they will hold your funds.

Now you have to tell your affiliates to stop sending traffic and you may not even be able to pay them for 6 months. That is why affiliates hate using PayPal. And the new systems that pay everyone at the same time including the affiliate… well that is only putting your affiliates PayPal account in Jeopardy. We have see too many affiliates lose their PayPal account as collateral damage when the seller gets his shut down.

You can’t blame PayPal. This is risky to allow someone to take the money and run. It is not just PayPal, any merchant account won’t allow rapid sales to a new account or an account that is not seasons. It is really a “processing issue.”

We have all seen this too many times before. Some person in a forum every day saying “PayPal shut my account down.” - (We know, we dealt with them too when we started our years ago.)

There had to be a better way and again, DEALGUARDIAN comes to the rescue.

We have relationships with the leading LOW FEE merchant accounts that love our review based marketplace and we are in talks with PayPal and recent talks went great and we should be on board with them as well. We process Millions of dollars per year with PayPal so they have no problem with our volume and they already reviewed our marketplace so we see each other as partners.

Since we have low refunds rates and low chargeback rates, our rates are low and we can process at lower rates than you may think.

Let us take the risk and all of the processing nightmares away. You will NEVER endanger your PayPal account and you can use it to collect your earnings if you like with never a worry in about losing it.

We charge you only $0.30 + 4.95% for quality review products. See our fees for more details. Other places charge almost double our rates.

Note: We have low chargebacks because if a member ever puts in a chargeback they lose access to their account for life. We ban members from buying again or ever selling or promoting or even seeing a product in our marketplace for just one chargeback. There is one way to get a refund and we protect everyone buy keeping these bad buyers out of our system to do further damage.


What are your Min-Max price points ?

Or Minimum price point is $3. Our max price point is $99 – No review and no pre approval needed. Publish and Profit.

We may allow higher, up to $497 with pre-approval and review. Many things may be taken into consideration such as your sales copy, your product, your past history and your reviews on the product in question at a later time.


Do you allow FREE offers?

No - We don’t not allow free offers or just Opt-in’s offers.

No Email capture forms are allowed on the page.(Or phone or Skype ID etc.)

We do not allow any “Free Trials” or links to a site that has “Free Trials” that can allow the customer to bypass the DealGuardian Buy buttons and go through your own funnel and 3rd party processing.


Can I link to another website to prove discounts?

We do not allow anyone to have an affiliate drive traffic to your DealGaurdian offer that has a link to a 3rd party website where a sale can be made for the same product and it bypasses our processing and the ability for an affiliate to make money unless it is for the same offer at a lower price. See below.


Proving discounts

  • You may only link to a 3rd party site for the EXACT SAME OFFER if that site has a price that is substantially higher. (A DealGuardian Price must be at least 25% less if linking to a 3rd party site (in a new window) for the purposes of proving a discount.

  • You may only link to a 3rd party site for the EXACT SAME OFFER if you are adding a genuine bonus product of substantial value to that offer  for the purposes of proving a discount. If linking to a 3rd party site  it should open in a new window.) Substantial Value is means someone would be willing to pay at least 25% of the price of the main offer. This is subjective and up to site admin if we review.

Does my offer have to be UNIQUE to DealGuardian or “Special Offer”?

No - It does not have to be unique. You should not link to any 3rd party website to reference your deal unless it is however a special offer as listed above.

What kind of Products and Services can I sell on DealGuardian

  1. You MUST be the creator, or must be owner of the Intellectual Property of the product or service.

  2. You MUSt have exclusive rights to the product or service.

What type of products can I sell?

Digital Information Products:

  • digital books and guides (ebooks)

  • digital home study courses

  • video courses

  • and access to your membership site

  • Software

  • Software Downloads

  • Software as a Service (S.A.A.S)

  • Private Label Rights packages as a Business Opportunity (Not Home Study Learning)

Services (must Complete in 5 days):

  • Solo Ad Mailings

  • Graphics Design

  • Banner Designs

  • Wordpress Installs

  • Copywriting

  • Video Production

  • SEO
  • Tech Services

  • Shoppingcart Integration

  • Website Advertising

  • Article Writing

  • SEO Services

  • Fanpage Design

What you can NOT sell

  • Any product that, in DealGuardians's sole judgment, encourages the unlawful transfer of copyrighted media, such as music, movies, videos, and games

  • A PRL or Resale Rights product you purchased.

  • Programming Services

  • Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers etc

  • Unlicensed proprietary content

  • Spyware

  • Existing debts or promissory notes

  • Digital cash

  • Spending accounts

  • Money transfer

  • Gift certificates

  • Securities or stocks or bonds

  • Deeds or titles

  • Lottery tickets or sweepstakes

  • Wagers or wagering pools, gambling or betting of any kind

  • Pornography or pornographic entertainment of any kind

  • Warez

  • Pirated software or pirating tools

  • Hacking tools

  • http/tcp proxies, irc/ircd, Bnc, Eggdrop, Socks4/5

  • Remote bots

  • Shell accounts

  • Dial-ups or dial-ins

  • Phone services, phone minutes, cell messaging, or cell sms

  • Spamming tools

  • Fake ID tools

  • Credit reports or credit repair

  • Professional services, including accounting, legal, medical, and pharmaceutical services

  • Social security number ("SSN") searches, SSN lookups, or SSN verifications

  • Term papers or other academic works

  • Anonymous proxies or proxy lists

  • Password lists or email address lists or postal address lists

  • Hotel/travel reservations

  • Seminar, concert, or other event tickets or vouchers

  • Event reservations

  • Franchises or franchise opportunities

  • Multilevel membership (including MLM, matrix, wheel, cylinder, downline, upline, chain, or pyramid) or any Product that has no appreciable value to the customer other than the potential for resale

  • Products about marketing through Craigslist or social networking sites that are contrary to the social networking site's terms of use

  • Any materials containing, endorsing or encouraging discrimination, violence, hatred, revenge, racism, victimization, criminal activity

  • Any other category DealGuardian decides to prohibit.

Do you allow Upsells and Downsells?

Yes. Unlimited

How and when do I get paid?

Funds for our Authors and Affiliates are available for payment in as little as 10 days with no reserve, depending on the the refund period configured by the Author for that specific product (See our terms for more details). Example: if the product Author offers the product with a 7-day refund period, the funds will be released 3 days after the refund period has expired, meaning 10 days from the sale.

We pay you by your choice of PayPal, Bank Wire or Check. See our fees for the different options.

And if you decide to put any of these funds back into your account we give you a 5% cash bonus. (You can even transfer up to half of your pending funds to your purchase balance for a small fee to buy products now and not have to wait for your money.)


Does DEALGUARDIAN help me make sales?

Yes. We publish Deal of the Days and get traffic to the site with email and Social Media as well as paid media buys to the marketplace.  Plus after a sale is made, we offer “Customers that bought this also liked…” and we will recommend similar products with similar tags so you may get sales when a similar product in your niche sells.

You see this on Amazon.com and we will do the same.

Do you do Deal of the Day with non DEALGUARDIAN products?

Not at this time. But soon we will Join Venture with other products found outside our marketplace Like “Easy Video Products” or “Samurais” or “Optimized Wordpress Products” etc and we will feature them on our sales pages at half price after we strike a 1 day deal (group buying power deal) with those sellers. This will make DEALGUARDIAN the ultimate marketplace.

Can I use you to process my launch for my $997 or $1997 product on my site?

Not at this time. We do anticipate such a service in 2014

How is this different that ClickBank?

Clickbank is an “Affiliate Marketplace” not an Review Based Consumer Marketplace. That means they put Authors and Affiliates first and have to give a FORCED 60 day refund policy to make the customer feel safer to buy.

Affiliate based marketplaces rank products NOT on their quality and NOT based on the happiness of the buyer. Instead, they rate their marketplace in terms of Affiliate Gravity or EPC or conversion of the sales page and how much the affiliates get paid. This means that the if the seller wants to rise, he needs to increase his conversions.

To do that, it means you move closer to OVER-promising. When you over promise you tend to UNDER-deliver. When under-deliver your customers are not happy and you get higher refunds. This is not good for the customer and that is why they offer a FIXED 60 day refunds. That means Authors wait for their money and it can be refunded many weeks later. It is also a haven for low quality products because the buyer is buying blind, yet the seller can still have success because the buyer has no onsite reviews before they buy? That might have been acceptable 10 years ago, but certainly not now a days... Imagine if Amazon or the App store had no reviews?

Clickbank is now raising their fees even higher to Authors with high refunds. That is not the only solution the problem. The customers still get burned. You need to let the customers see reviews. But that may never happen in an “Affiliate based marketplace” where Authors worry about conversions and affiliate more than customers.

DEALGUARDIAN is different. Buyers know what they are buying before they buy because other customers tell them it is great or it sucks and stay away and those products thrive or die based on reviews.

Isn’t it time the small guy made sales on the QUALITY of his product and not the quality of his affiliates. We think so!

We don’t care about conversions. We want good products and or refund rates will be under 4% which is much lower than affiliate based marketplaces which average double digit refund rates.

With higher refund rates and longer refund periods, Authors and affiliates keep less of their earnings.


How else does DEALGUARDIAN differ from Clickbank?

Clickbank is an OPEN Ecosystem marketplace. Not closed like DEALGUARDIAN, Apple, or Amazon.  This means the sales pages are hosted on the sellers domain. Clickbank processes the money and then the product is fulfilled away from Clickbank.

The customer has no account. No way to login and check his purchases and is never sure where to go for support or refunds.

The customer sees no reviews and has no idea what other buyers think before buying so they buy blind.

At DEALGUARDIAN like Clickbank we also pay Authors and Affiliates and take care of all the tax work but we also host the offer pages, process the money, fulfill, allow reviews on the sales page and pre sales questions from buyers.


Do you integrate with Mail Services and Membership Site Software?

Yes. We work with every 3rd part email service you can imagine from MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse, and more.

As well, if you want to offer your product download in a membership site, we work with Kajabi, Wishlist Member, Amember, Digital Access Pass, and more.


How does the Marketplace and listings work?

First you list your product in our marketplace for $40 and it goes to the top. Then after that, we have a bump system. That means every 24 hours you can pay to bump back to the top of the marketplace for more traffic to your product for $40. This is a classified ad purchase like a newspaper. You don’t have to bump if you do not want. You just get pushed down by others bumping. You can bump anytime after 24 hours. We may offer sooner when the marketplace starts growing and moving faster.

You can set your listing to “AutoBump” as well so you don’t have to remember to relist to the #1 spot.

But buyers can also SORT by refund rate, bestseller, highest rated, new products  and more.

They can also do a SEARCH and FILTER for your product or keywords or date ranges or price etc.

So if someone is looking for you, we will make sure they find you.


Will DEALGUARDIAN offer contract agreements for partners.

Yes. By June first your can set any product or any affiliate promotion to split the funds with any business partner or JV Partner that has a DealGuardian account. You simply enter their user email and the amount you agree to split per sale and we take care of the rest. The contract only starts when both accounts agree.

You can set when it expires or you can set it to never expire in which case it only expires when both parties agree.

This can be done when making an Affiliate link for someones else's product as well.

Contract agreements are great when to people want to sell a product and split the income and have the proper taxes taken care of by allowing DealGuardian to split the money to each person's account.

You will be able to have upto 6 partners on your contract including yourself.


Does DEALGUARDIAN have a Pro or paid Membership.

Not at this time. But we will very soon. We are adding features that Authors and Affiliate will like to have a “DealGuaridan Pro” Upgrade for about $9.95 a month. More details soon. But everything you see now you get for free.


Does DEALGUARDIAN allow advertising above the listings.

Yes. We have what is called “Featured Listings” which means you can buy a LOCKED spot (#1 bump) at the top of the marketplace for 24 hours. The top 4 spots are up for auction for 7 days. At the end of 7 days the top 4 bids lock those spots and get incredible traffic. We have no idea what those spots are worth so we let the market decide.


Does DEALGUARDIAN have a Product Launch Board so affiliates know what is coming soon and be ready for launches.

Yes. We allow you to activate products with a post date. Post dated products go on the launch board and can not be purchased but allows affiliates to learn more and then see your site built JV launch page.

Does DEALGUARDIAN have a referral program for new DEALGUARDIAN signups?

Not at this time. But we will very soon. (Like 2 months or less soon.)

Stay tuned.


Does DEALGUARDIAN have a discussion forum.

Not at this time. But we may when we have an established user base.

Stay tuned. For now we have a Facebook group and if that seems to work we may leave the community there.

The group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dealguardian/

If users want a forum instead, we will do it. We like the idea of a forum to create a “sticky” community to get more eyeballs to the site every day.


Will you open your marketplace to other niches?

Yes. While any products are welcome, we do plan to branch out to NON B2B products in 2014 with niche marketplaces for Health, Personal Development, Real Estate, Finance and Investing, and General How-to and Home.


Customers: Buying through DealGuardian

DEALGUARDIAN is a review based marketplace like Apple’s iPhone App store or Amazon.com.

This means that as a buyer you can see reviews from other buyers before you buy so you never buy blind. Plus you can leave a review for others and talk about the Pro’s and the Con’s

It is great to know (or share) if a product is great or if you should stay clear. Good products will have longer shelf life and bad products will not do well. This is all good for you.

Since our products are all digital, you get instant access to your purchase and can login anytime to re-download or get access. And with reviews to help you buy, we give you also a full money-back guarantee.

Asking for a refund is simple. Just login and click on “My Purchases” and click support and ask for a refund. Choose if you want it back to your source payment account (like your credit card) or as “Store Credit” with a 5% cash bonus on your next purchase. (See terms for details.)

Comeback and check us out daily as we get dozens of new products a day as well as our “Deal of the Day.”


Authors: Selling your products

Sell your digital products with DEALGUARDIAN and let us handle the sales and pay you fast. We host the pages and handle the fulfillment. We also make support easy for your customer when they login to find your support information.

No PayPal nightmares! - Want to sell $100,000 in 1 day with your launch. Bring it on. We process and pay you and your affiliates in 10 days with no reserves. What could be better?

Granted PayPal is a great solution. It is just hard for an account to do large volume in a launch if it is not seasoned. They call it unusual activity. So if you do $300 a day then suddenly do $13,000 in a day, with only 130 different people paying you  $100, then you can have your funds frozen and account suspended or a reserve put in place.

To do a launch with PayPal you need a “Seasons” PayPal account that can handle large volume at anytime and it takes years of slow growth to build that up.

The good news, is we have that reputations with all our merchant accounts. (We are even in talks with PayPal as they review DealGuardian to collect payments on your behalf. Initial talks went A++ and it seems we will be good to go. We will know before April 20th so good chance we will go live with it.)

Heck you don’t even need a PayPal account! (Or any merchant account.)

Live in the U.K., Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Russia? It does not matter. If you have a good product you are good to go. We collect and pay you.

Don’t worry about breaking our system. We can process millions in a day with our relationships with our Processing partners.

We charge you only $0.30 + 4.95% for quality review products. See our fees for more details. Other places charge almost double our rates. That is lower than you will find anywhere for people processing for you and paying your affiliates. A lot less! (See our fees for more information.)

Publish and Profit – That’s right. No review process need. Just get up and go with any price of $99 or less. (Any price higher up to $499 needs prior approval.)

Want to offer recurring billing or EZ payment plans. We do that too. We do it all.

Want to offer Coupon codes? We have that too. (Coming in June)

Want  Upsells and Downsell? Go for it.  We have no Upsell caps and we make it easy for you and the buyer? No “clunky” upsells.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. We have all those cool “Dime Sales” and “Close after 100 sales” with all the cool counters under your buttons. Come one… we got it all. Too much to list but you will find out inside. (Yeah, things like affiliate contests and instant cash fulfillment. Like we said, we got all that.)

You want Affiliates? We got it all. We offer the latest Affiliate technology just like that “other marketplace.” We allow you to provide tools and swipe and all that good stuff. We just make it easy.

Pay any percentage you want. 5% or 100% - It is up to you. And you can pay different amounts on different products in your backend funnel. Give away the front and profit on the back. Or pay 50% the whole way through. We give you the options.

Your affiliate gets all the reports and sub-links he needs and we take care of all of the payments and Tax stuff. You just Publish and Profit. Yay!

We also offer 2-Tier affiliate programs so those powerful Affiliate Managers and JV Brokers will be advertising your affiliate program to the biggest powerhouses in the industry. So we recommend setting your product up at 10% on the second tier to get you some affiliate exposure and sales you may not have ever gotten. Hey… it’s free money at that point.

Your funds are available for payment in as little as 10 days with no reserve. (See our terms for more details.) Since our review based marketplace allows buyers to buy in confidence protected by our full money-back refund policy, we can pay everyone very quickly with no reserves. (Eh hem, unlike other places that hold your money for 6 weeks and then add a reserve on top of that because of their 60 day refund policy needed for “blind offer” buyers.”

We pay you by your choice of PayPal, Bank Wire or Check. See our fees for the different options.

You don’t even need a “Bank Account” with Payoneer with their Debit Card payment option if you choose them as your way to collect your funds.

And if you decide to put any of these funds back into your account we give you a 5% cash bonus. (You can even transfer up to half of your pending funds to your purchase balance for a small fee to buy products now and not have to wait for your money.)

We have a simple WYSIWYG system to allow you to do anything you want. Want to embed images for your own look and feel? Go for it.

Embed Video? Go for it.

You can make your pages look great.

We also allow you to SPLIT -TEST your sales pages and get all the results in the dashboard so you can pick a winner.

And, we help you make sales because we allow only your buyers to review your product so no trolls like in forums. And you can rebuttal any review. We also allow you to publish an FAQ as well as allow your potential customers to post pre sales questions for you?

You also get a Seller profile so your prospects and customers can learn of your other products.

We also have some cool stuff like Banning customers by email or IP. Or you can Ban customers that others banned.

How about bad affiliates? No problem. We allow you to ban affiliates by email or IP or Ban affiliates ban by other affiliates. The choice is yours.

Plus, we keep the bad guys out. Both bad customers that are “serial refunders” or do even just 1 chargeback are banned for life from our site. And bad affiliates. We do more than ban. We get their PayPal accounts shut down and we prosecute for fraud. Oh yeah!

To get your product listed in our marketplace for $40 and it goes to the top. Then after that, we have a bump system. That means every 24 hours you can pay to bump back to the top of the marketplace for more traffic to your product for $40. This is a classified ad purchase like a newspaper. You don’t have to bump if you do not want. You just get pushed down by others bumping. You can bump anytime after 24 hours. We may offer sooner when the marketplace starts growing and moving faster.

You can set your listing to “AutoBump” as well so you don’t have to remember to relist to the #1 spot.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today and profit right away.


Affiliates: Promote products

If you are familiar with affiliate marketplaces then you know the deal. Get a link, promote, get paid.

It’s really that simple.

At DEALGUARDIAN, once you have an account, you can see metrics on every product in our marketplace. Or search for products that are targeted to your customers. It is up to you.

We then give you metrics like refund rate, EPC (Earnings Per Click,) conversion rate, etc.

We don’t just give you a link, but you can make Sub-id’s for tracking your campaigns. You get full reporting as well as every swipe or tool the Seller has armed you with.

Full reports tell you exactly what you need to know.

You get paid darn fast too! No waiting 6 weeks and no reserve non-sense.

Your funds are available for payment in just 10 days with no reserve. (See our terms for more details.) Since our review based marketplace allows buyers to buy in confidence protected by our money-back refund policy, we can pay everyone very quickly with no reserves. (Eh hem, unlike other places that hold your money for 6 weeks and then add a reserve on top of that because of their 60 day refund policy needed for “blind offer” buyers.”

Sick and tired of “Hop-link” theft by your customers? Yeah so are we. It sucks we know it. The “other marketplaces” allow your buyers to get an email from you, then swap out their affiliate link with yours and get a rebate on their purchase while screwing you from a sale.

That won’t happen with DEALGUARDIAN. You see, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!”

Authors want real affiliates like you. Not someone that makes 1 lucky sale. And we know that sale is usually a rebate stealing from the real affiliate... So here is what we do: DEALGUARDIAN does not pay the affiliate until he/she scores his 2nd non-refunded sale for that specific product.

Sorry Affiliate-rebaters – That game won’t work here. Authors want affiliates (real affiliates) that drive traffic and make multiple sales or long term efforts that make multiple sales. So we discourage rebate attempts because they just won’t get paid.

So go ahead. Promote our products and know you will get paid what you deserve.

Oh, we almost forgot. We fulfill your bonuses too. So if you shoot a video and say “Hey buy this and I will give you my product as a bonus…” no more telling them to email you their receipt and all that non sense. Who has time for that?

Just upload your bonus with your affiliate campaign and we will have your bonus download right next to their main product download. How cool is that? (We know, it’s pretty darn cool. That’s why we took the time to make that feature for you.)

So what are you waiting for? Get started today and profit right away.


JV Brokers: Networking!

Do you have influence with an affiliate base? Are you a master at networking with top affiliates and JV Partners? Or maybe you have a site that publishes new launches.

Well you will be happy. We encourage our sellers to use a 2nd tier. That means our best selling products will be available to you to earn easy money. Yes of course you get the same metrics on conversions, EPC, and refunds as the affiliates do.

So find a product, get a link, notify your affiliates and they get sent to the “Affiliate Signup Page” not the sales page. And when a sale gets made by your affiliate, you get paid as well.

Quite frankly this is the easiest money you will ever make. And if an affiliate write a review blog that makes sales for years, well so will you!

So what are you waiting for? Get started today and profit right away.