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Sales are typically about $400/per on average, and common commissions start at 7%, negotiated higher based on volume of sales generated.
I used Stub Hub and Tickets Now. Without success (on a calendar of current local events that gets very good traffic).
To show how hard it is to compare stuff, I have ticket links on a local calendar that gets a moderate amount of traffic and they perform quite nicely. I don't consider tickets to be one of my main aff programs, but they do pull in some nice, steady incremental bucks each month.
Local calendars are more for community events and "cheaper" events. Concert tickets are very expensive, and when you buy them on the secondary market, they are incredibly high. The average order is $400+ and it's not unreasonable to see orders > $1000.
Someone looking at the local calendar isn't looking for a big ticket item. And local calendars are not where someone goes when looking to buy expensive event tickets.
I think the only exception is for a small community, where the local calendar is a good source of concert/event info. But most event tickets are not for small communities anyway.
High prices = high commissions too
However, maybe I wasn't direct enough in my earlier posts. Because of the high prices, you are not going to get sales by drive-by traffic from a local calendar, etc. The only people dropping that much money for those ticket prices are highly targeted traffic.
Personally, I don't think an event ticket affiliate program will work for a site unless they are directly drawing traffic searching for specific events/tickets. In other words, you have to "look" like a ticket broker, or better yet use some of the affiliate programs I mentioned to actually run a "broker" site, leaving the customer service to the network itself.
The money is good, but you have to have strong, targeted traffic in order to make that money.