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I have over 30k users, growing by about 500 / week, and average about 300,000 page views a day.
Most of these are college students.
I just signed up with Commision Junction. i'm looking for the best way to make some money off these sites. Can you guys give me any tips on placement, successful affiliate programs and anything else like that to help me make some cash. I've always been focused on growth, but its getting expensive to maintain all of these.
One thing i was thinking about doing is Drop shipping textbooks if I can find a book supplier willing to work with me, or should i just focus on an affliate program? Will it provide me with similar return?
I have a book search program set up but it uses Amazon's program which has provided me with poop returns.
Thanks in advance for any insight and direction.
THere are a myriad of college targeted Aff programs, but you really will have to test them all against your user base. There are term paper sites, resume sites, job search sites, etc that come to mind as a possible fit.
im not sure where to put stuff w/o making it seem like we are peppering the place with ads.
[edited by: jcoronella at 2:52 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2004]
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i was thinking about doing is Drop shipping textbooks if I can find a book supplier
I think that would be a route doomed myself. Students on a community site aren't there to buy books and would probably object if that is what they were offered.
Students are, in general, poor and looking for the freebies. So consider affiliate programs that "excite" students and "offer something for nothing" imho.
Apart from that - do whatever JC says ;)