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Any Ebay affiliate out there?

People claim to do $1 Million a month

     
7:20 pm on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have read affiliates on ebay doing $1 Million + a month.

Are there any affiliates here who are actively pushing ebay? I just don't see how the math works with their payout structure.

7:40 pm on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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eBay is pretty careful about how they word the "1 Million a month" affiliates - I believe the time periods where that was done was before they stopped alowing forced clicks and massively overhauled the way they count traffic. People were buying massive pop-under traffic that set their cookie. I don't know what the top aff makes now, but if it was over a million they would be promoting it. Now they say " Several eBay affiliates earn over $100,000 every month", which I believe - with a conservative estimate of 'several'.

That said, it's a decent program and great for cross-selling many different products.

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Not a million a month, but four figure monthly commission -- on free SE traffic.
11:51 pm on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Any strategies / best practices to go after "new members" - as it seems that is where the money is

$10 for a new active member vs. 10 cents for a bid

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Unfortunately, I don't really have any advice to offer as to how to promote eBay -- I promote products available via ebay, not eBay. ;)
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I would think that the serious money really doesn't come from bids, it comes from new users. what is the right way to get a lot of new people to sign up for eBay?
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They have an option in to turn on a "new member" banner - any other strategies?
2:37 pm on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Someone is either doing pretty well or losing a lot with just AdWords going to Ebay. They are all over the place and seem to have a rather similar (simple) style of ad text in them.
5:32 pm on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It also may be a higher tier affiliate - who gets paid higher commissions due to volume.

There has to be something there as there are tons of adwords

8:21 pm on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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With the way Ebay is with the entire Adware issue, I highly doubt that they really enforce their new no forced click policy very well...
8:23 pm on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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To make millions on Ebay you need to install spyware in people's browsers and then jack cookies.

You better have some serious reach too.

8:53 pm on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Spider ebay auctions or use the API, cloak the pages, redirect traffic via an affiliate link to ebay. If you make a million a month, don't forgot me, :).
1:50 am on Sept 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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On the "legit" side . . . .

I just ran a 3 week test.
Adwords spend approx $20
Ebay affil profit $38

Almost double my money --- again $20 a month doesn't really help me - but can I scale this (that is always the point)

Question - do they make their feed / api available for anyone?

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Question - do they make their feed / api available for anyone?

For $250 sign up fee it is. They also have some performance restrictions after the 3rd month trial period that you have to hit.

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I highly doubt that they really enforce their new no forced click policy very well

It's not eBay that you need to worry about, it's your fellow rat affiliates.

Spider ebay auctions or use the API, cloak the pages, redirect traffic via an affiliate link to ebay

Lifespan of these types of sites are very short these days, with or without a redirect. Many of the fixed price antique mall types are on a quest to kill any eBay affiliates in the serps. Expect to be spam reported to hell and back.

The biggest problem is that eBay itself will jack your cookie on the person's next visit to eBay from the serps or type-ins.

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"The biggest problem is that eBay itself will jack your cookie on the person's next visit to eBay from the serps or type-ins."

So how do you compete? It still seems like a decent program with people making money (they can't all be scamming)