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I'm a newbie to affiliate marketing and am looking for tips to get traffic to my site. It's an online mall. I'm paying around £5 per day for google adword and am getting around 100 hits per day. Obviously I want more than this but don't really want to spend more on adwords(unless it's worth it)
Any suggerstions aer very welcome
Have you read Bretts traffic bible?
Also, read up on the tips in the adwords forum
My main advice is to make sure you have tracking in place so you know what is working to give you sales and develop lots of targetted keywords, you can use them for both SEO and adwords.
How long should I wait to see a return on my investment?
The logic goes that if you can't break even in 7 days of PPC, then you won't do any better in a month. Unlike putting up a website that may or not increase in traffic as SE's find and index it, PPC is a pretty straight forward business and will tell you right away if it works or not.
Your punters may be looking at other sites and doing some research for those higher value items before coming back to buy.
either way, I seem to recall once before i knew what AM was I signed up for some online mall where you could create your own storefront with a mysubdomain.theirdomain.com type of arrangement. I wonder if they're still around...
We took the Amazon model and worked it into a small niche. Customer comes in, places and order and we send it to the supplier. We collect the funds and pay the supplier on a 30 day basis at wholesale prices.
We do the setup, integration and never allow the customer access to the back end. Works fine for customers who want to be online but do not have the knowledge or capabilities. Neeless to say .. everything is done for a fee and the legal / service agreements take a while to negotiate.
There won't be another eBay either, as soon as a little auction sites get bigger, eBay will buy them. You can join the game, build an auction site, sure enough, eBay will knock on your door if your site ever reaches their radius.
Specialty or nich stores online will continue to be a better startup option.