Don't know if anyone will outright say as those that are doing well like to fly under the radar. Anyone?
as i posted in the other thread, i made $139 off 288 visitors. I haven't the faintest idea how that compares to what others get, but my site is fairly small and i suspect i am making peanuts.. but hey it pays the hosting costs.
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Ahhh... the soothing sound of crickets.
If you want to hear figures, you should hightail it if you can to pubcon.
markusf, thats not a bad profit per visitor. I think I'm gonna gave to get into the affiliate thing a bit more over the summer. Will see how it goes. I got a PR7 to link from, so that might help.
ya nice site you got there add a link for me(kidding)...
I tried selling books on my site and got a big fat 0 for my effort, but when i linked to another dating site i started making some nice returns.
Affiliate marketing can be very .... very lucrative ;-) Understand that there is much to learn, finding the right mix of a site, an affiliate program, getting links and pagerank. Not easy but once you understand the basic principles of the above and can then combine that with a profitable affiliate program you can stand to make a nice monthly income.
Good luck and stay focused on your goal. You have a goal right?
We paid an affiliate £8K one month, thats not bad for a winter in travel.
I know there is much to learn.
My main goal right now is traffic and the more the better, once i have a ton of traffic i can focus on how to get money from them. I suppose i should go and find out what other sites in my area have been linking to because they must have found a good affiliate program?
You don't need a TON of traffic to make good $.
Targeted traffic will sell more STUFF.
On just one site we have had 7268 uniques this months which resulted in $51532.80 in sales.
I think you're on the right track. Upselling to a paid dating service is perfect. You just need to increase the traffic more. I don't see you ranking very well for what looks like your desired keywords. You adwords ad did show up though. Hopefully your harvesting e-mails.
Thats my dream CR , Mike :)
The way i see it i will never be the best at something and i will never be the worst. This site is something i designed on the side for my resume so i am not to worried about it. I started it end of feb and now i have 2000 users and its gaining 40 profiles/users a day. I'm not sure how that compares to others..
Mike_Mackin are you selling big ticket items? I get about 400 visitors a day and would love to see those kind of revenues ;)
MrSpeed Last update it missed 2 PR7's that where linked to me so i got bad PR, but for this upcoming update i added the words "free" and "dating" all over the place. So hopefully i can do better.
Anyone have any other suggestions or improvements? Also all i can think of is upselling dating books and to other dating sites...
i earn approximately $250 a month from one affiliate program and i get around 150,000 hits a month, pretty bad conversion rate overall, what the guys above are saying about targetted keywords is very true
>How much do you make
Just enough to keep me in restaurants.
Tonight, it was the oyster bar.
>>>How much money do you make off your affiliate programs
I don't even tell my wife! :-)
>> Tonight, it was the oyster bar.
Enjoy RC :)
markusf , Nobody is going to talk about their earnings in public ... Highly Successful people prefer to stay under the radar ...
To just give you a idea ... there are people in WW neting 1k to 100k a month in Affiliate marketing
I want to learn how to become one of those people, and that entails asking questions :)
How does one go about netting 100k/month? I would assume there is some kind of $ range you target for.. Whats the point of selling 1000 $1.00 posters when you only need to 50 users buying a $20 item.
<quote>Whats the point of selling 1000 $1.00 posters when you only need to 50 users buying a $20 item.</quote>
markusf, why not do both?
>>How does one go about netting 100k/month?
Or $1K per month.
Just make $1 more next month than this month. Refine what you're doing. Convert 1/2% more visitors over the next 3 months. Rethink your navigation. Target 2 or 3 more keyword phrases. Work the links. Visit your site and read the copy. Make a purchase.
And DON'T DO IT ALONE. Read, read, read and study what everybody here has to say. There are a lot of success stories and there's also a lot of blood, sweat and many tears.
How much do we make from affiliate programs? Not near what we did 3 years ago. A blunder here, a miscue there and just being generally befuddled on the hind end. It ain't always what you make today but how you're going to keep earning it tomorrow.
RC, we got a pretty good oyster bar up here, too. Might not be in a boondock, but they had about 30 varieties on ice the other night. At least this business is still paying for that.
From Amazon I made $1,824.82 from the last quarter. $3,645.96 from the holiday season, and $9,697.65 since I started them two years ago. Some people make $10,000 a month from Affiliet programs.
Some of those who make $100,000 a month are around these forums and most will not come forward with the info.
A lot of reading of some of the back posts in this forum and it's not hard to tell who is who.
My own story, bored, got a computer, started a content site, bandwidth started going up had to do something to pay the hosting fees.
Looked around saw a few affiliate programs put up a few links and hmm made a few bucks.
Looked around some more, people said make sales sites not content sites.
I wasn't quite ready for that yet so i made a mall site off the back of the content site, and make more than I did at my job.
Nothing to jump up and down for yet, but the $10,000 a month goal I have set is within easy reach.
It gets to be addictive after a while, make a site make more money, and so on, and so on, and so on.......
|Whats the point of selling 1000 $1.00 posters when you only need to 50 users buying a $20 item. |
It may be easier to sell a large number of inexpensive items than a small number of more expensive items, depending on the nature of your site and your audience.
Also, from an affiliate's point of view, it's no more expensive to sell 1,000 one-dollar posters than 50 twenty-dollar items.
If there were no point in high-volume/low-margin selling, supermarkets and a lot of other brick-and-mortar businesses would disappear overnight. (To put it another way, your local Best Buy store or Wal-Mart probably doesn't have the margins of a high-end jewelry store, but I'll bet it produces a lot more revenue in a typical day.)
I make $26 last month from 30,000 visitors. HEHE. I didn't lie, it is from allposters.com.
Advice : If you want to make money from affiliate program, allposters is not a good idea. ;) Try something that pay higer commision, maybe > 30% or > $20.
i also use the allposters affiliate program and must say that your conversions seem pretty low, how targetted is your traffic?
How abou this:
Alposters sales from a well known painter gallery
Sales=$16.20; Comm=$3.24; Clicks=4,479
from my experience thats still underperforming a little, i manage approxmiately $8 for every 4000 clicks on relatively relevant traffic. i posted you a few suggestions by sticky mail, i hope they are of use to you :)
(wouldnt it be good if allposters opened a forum like amazon where affiliates could discuss successful linking strategies?)
In probably one of the most competive niches I've managed to get $240 from about 78 visitors in the past month - I have an 11% conversion rate so far.
Heh, I guess picking one of the most competitive niches on the internet wasn't all that bad of an idea for my first SEOed affiliate site.
Well, I just started doing this about 6 weeks ago with a site I put up. I've got $111.58 coming to me from various advertisers on CJ, though I have yet to recieve my check.
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