My daughter is building a small website about a product for which I hold the generic descriptive domain. The market isn't vast, but it's a popular breakfast item. There's a product "food mix" and a cooking device.
There are a limited number of vendors for the cooking device. It's a commodity. No one owns the market and it's not a "brand item", so there are about a dozen manufacturers who offer a version of the cooking device.
More than a few online stores sell the product, usually supplied by different manufacturers in different levels of quality/design . . ergo, I'm thinking about offering a product-price comparison utility on my website.
So, let's assume there are 10 leading manufacturers and each manufacturer has 2-5 versions of "the product" and that there are at least 10 merchants with affiliate programs that sell the various versions of the product. So, 10 X 3 X 10 = 300 "comparisons"++.
In the circumstances I have described, is the idea of a price-comparision utility/engine overkill or counter-productive?
Let's accept that it's an okay idea. Is the cost of getting this coded >/</~$1,000.00 on most any day? Is "the solution" likely a) scalable; b) transferable to new products; and, c) not a major headache to keep updated?
This is fun. After years of "studying affiliate marketing" I'm finally getting around to playing . . that is, playing with something more than parking domains:P
Playing also has opened my eyes to the fact that it's not easy to succeed, so kudos to all of you who are successful. Some measure of success may be do-able even for me, but, clearly I've got dues to pay. ;)
Thanks for any help.