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Affiliate program for Music Concert Tickets

do you know any?

     
12:13 pm on Jul 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering whether anyone here on this forum knows anything about affiliate programs for selling Music Concert Tickets. Can anybody tell me of some? Thanks in advance!
3:38 pm on July 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I haven't used any of them, but a search for "concert ticket affiliate program" turns up lots of links.
3:48 pm on July 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I know how to use Google. I just need some recommendations, if you know what I mean.
11:55 pm on July 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've tried for three years now to sell concert tickets through a local directory site I have, and have never made a penny :(

I just took down my links today and replaced them with adsense.

1:37 am on July 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yeah I also had links to concert tickets on a site that had a lot of traffic. Once I saw via adsense that people were promoting this, I thought that maybe I could earn more via the aff program than adsense. Boy was I wrong in that I did not sell one ticket.
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My two cents. Just dropping a link on a site, even if it has good traffic, doesn't really work for tickets. Been there. ;)

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Yes, silly me for thinking that adsense advertisers knew where their sites were converting :).
6:54 pm on July 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Some options are:
Ticket Solutions
Tickets Now
Ticket Network

All three can be reached by using their names as the domain. All are competitive; they offer slightly different solutions for what you want to do beyond just plain banner ads.

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thanks a ton pal!
5:31 pm on July 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I was thinking about building a ticket site. Anyone had any success (or, most likely) failures in this arena? seems highly competitive.
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It is highly competitive, but if you can come up with unique approaches, you can get a lot of low hanging fruit. And considering there are thousands of events out there at any given time, bits add up quickly.

Sales are typically about $400/per on average, and common commissions start at 7%, negotiated higher based on volume of sales generated.

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good links bmcgee
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I used Stub Hub and Tickets Now. Without success (on a calendar of current local events that gets very good traffic).
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Can you hypothesize why of no sales? Is your traffic perhaps looking at free events? or, on the side of the website, are you advertising with banner ads, or relevant text focused on the concert or event on hand?
9:43 pm on July 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

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rfung, I will take a guess at why rainydazed didn't have success. Keep in mind, I know nothing about his/her site, but this is my guess based on knowledge of the ticket industry and its traffic.

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.

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I haven't had any luck either in the ticket market. The ticket prices offered through the affiliate program were considerably higher than buying them at the source (hotel/casinos where shows are scheduled).
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Yes, ticket prices are incredibly high now; but the tickets available for regular purchase when tickets go on sale is so slim. Therefore, demand is very high in the secondary market.

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.