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What are the biggest sellers on the internet

     
7:42 pm on Jan 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am thinking of doing some affiliate sites just wondering what do people buy mostly on the net. I woould like to know figures really. I know that travel was worth 14 billion alone in the us online but travel is just too hard to compete.
7:29 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Your asking the question the wrong way around.

What do you like doing? Widgeting? - checkout whats selling related to widgets. Youll hate the site otherwise and you wont give it enough time.

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The trick is to find something that fits the following criteria:-

- Little or unprofessional online competition
- Good conversions and margins
- (Ideally, but in disagreement with Essex_Boy) Something in which you are personally interested.

For practise, take one haystack and one needle... :)

11:12 pm on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have heard travel is a very big seller on the internet.

I would like to know what other big sellers there are.

i would prefer white label sites to be honest. (less work for me).

1:16 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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JoeyBall, let me get this right. You want something that's a big seller, that makes a lot of profit but doesn't have much competition? Also, you want something that's not too much of work?

I'd love to find something like that. Will you let me know if you do? :-)

I've got all these get-rick-quick spam emails I could forward you .... but I suspect they don't work.

Essex_boy and MichaelAnthony have given you a useful lead. Consider it.

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The ONLY way youll become successful on the web as in any other business is work at it.

I have several pages that work and sell several that dont so I work at it and try some thing else.

Success isnt a one step programme but an on going system of developement.

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I have a few sites currently that are doing reasonably well.

Its taken a few months to buildup the link structure but i did reach the top ten and it did pay out for a quite a few months. pre-florida i was making 2000 after florida not so good.

I am looking for affiliate sites that can work that don't have too much competition. Any pointers.

what does everyone else do (people that read this)

3:06 am on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What are the biggest sellers on the Internet?
Sign up for a hotmail account and read the spam.

That will give you a pretty good idea of where the money is at. For starters; printer ink, debt, loans, adult, pharm, gambling - basically anything where the profit margin for the merchant is large enough that they can really "cut you in".

Of course there are some others, but you get the idea. And, yes, all lucrative areas will be competetive.

My suggestion, if you don't want to compete with the "big boys" is to set up several smaller sites targeting smaller sets of keywords and products.

For example, try to get traffic on "dvd club" rather than "dvd" or "cheap printer cartridges" rather than "printer ink". If you can get 20-30 sites performing a sale or 2 per day, you should clear 5k per month. Once you get to this point, you can start going after the big dough as you will have some funding to compete.

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I just saw in a promotional email from CJ that Ebay's top affiliate made $1 million in Dec and over 1.3 million in Jan. Their top 25 affiliates make over 100K per month. Not too shabby!
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I just saw in a promotional email from CJ that Ebay's top affiliate made $1 million in Dec and over 1.3 million in Jan. Their top 25 affiliates make over 100K per month. Not too shabby!

Now that ones huge spammer, or a site thats in the top 50 most trafficed in the world

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JoeyBall,

I think you're asking the correct question, and in the right way around. If you are interested in making money, start with where the money is, not with where your interest lies.

I'm finding that one of the biggest areas where a lot of money is being spent, is "making money on the Internet". Not only folks like you and I are interested in this subject, but there are many newbies in this field who are so eager to click on the AdSense ads, and download the eBooks just to get that million-dollar piece of advice.

Kinda cyclical: making money off of people who want to learn how to make money off of people.

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yeah, look at all the late night info-mercials on tv.
If they were that great at making money, they would'nt have to 'teach' everybody else how to do it..
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markus007 said:

Now that ones huge spammer, or a site thats in the top 50 most trafficed in the world

Chances are that that particular affiliate is doing pay per click with Google Adwords or Overture. Just because eBay paid out a million doesn't mean that the affiliate didn't spend $800k or $900k to get it. I'm speculating on the exact number, but you get the point.