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Adult vs. Non-Adult

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by raven2411, May 23, 2012.

  1. raven2411

    raven2411 Newbie

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    Which would you say garners more income: Adult or Non-Adult?

    I recently signed up with Clickbank but have nothing against Adult affiliate programs.

    I'm still trying to learn the ropes of Clickbank. Years ago I did look into adult programs but they were for having my own site vs. marketing someone elses.
     
  2. seany

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    Non-Adult has to be more lucrative simply by the amount of people you can market to; Not everyone wants to watch porn and even less people want to pay for it/sign up etc... However if you went onto Amazon/Clickbank i bet you could find something (no one single item) that every person on the planet would buy, given they had the money.
     
  3. poweronics

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    I would always recommend the non-adult products due to their large numbers.
     
  4. imperial444

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    Non-adult is better for a long term, just make sure you've picked the right niche
     
  5. Umbrella Corporation

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    Definitely non-adult. More products, bigger market. Also no reputable advertisers advertise on adult sites, so having adsense and other lucrative banner ads also becomes out of bound.
     
  6. markhenry121

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    Non-adult is superior for perpetually, recommended !
     
  7. zherwin021

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    non adult for long term, adult if you want to earn big bucks
     
  8. malious81

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    Depends on the affiliate program you choose. but i think that adult is more effective
     
  9. Autumn

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    ADULT:

    * Large amounts of traffic available.
    * Vast amounts of long tail keyword real estate to snatch.
    * Large number of affiliate programs with their own convenient payment methods (Paxum, Redpass etc).
    * Mature industry, lots of places to buy traffic from, lots of adult-oriented CMS scripts etc, lots of established methods of getting traffic to get into.
    * Mature industry, affiliates are being forced out, big companies are buying up everything, big companies are taking all their promotion in-house.
    * Lots of sources of traffic that aren't search engines.
    * SE spam detection is poor and adult is spam-friendly in terms of on-page stuff.
    * Conversion ratios are exceptionally poor because of the vast amount of free content and the fact that people don't like giving up their CC details to dodgy porn sites.
    * Large tubes are taking more and more of the traffic and have the top SE terms sewn up.
    * Can't take advantage of many free resources e.g. mainstream free hosts, many web 2.0s etc.

    MAINSTREAM:
    * Smaller base of keywords to target in most niches.
    * Greater variety of niches overall - you can get into a niche about just about anything.
    * Some niches don't have any good products to promote.
    * Segmented industry - some niches are mature, some niches are undeveloped with few affiliate programs.
    * Much easier for link spamming - people get shitty when you drop adult links on their sites, but they might let mainstream links slide.
    * You can promote CPA offers that don't require an email address - there are few per-lead programs in adult any more because of fraud.
    * Threshold for spamminess in the serps is possibly lower.

    Really it depends on what you're good at, your promotional methods and how much traffic you can get. However the prevailing opinion in adult is that it's a dying industry, at least as far as affiliates are concerned. More and more adult webmasters are moving to mainstream, and most of the adult webmasters who are left are making a fraction of what they were a few years ago.
     
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  10. clowntown

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    yeah i agree with most of the replies... its far harder to get someone to make an adult purchase when they already have their pants down their ankles.. i the long term adult can be hard to sell on as they are not always in that frame of mind :(
     
  11. neo

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    Listen to Autumn (Steve I guess)

    He knows what he talking about.
     
  12. charm01

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    It is really hard to promote an adult related sites or content. You may gain money from it easily, but you need to market your site or product as well and be one of the top ranking on seo
     
  13. AmeliaG

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    Honestly, I've had more non-adult sponsors fail to pay than adult ones. Adult affiliate payouts tend to have fast turnaround times as well, so, if you get burned, it is probably only for a few weeks of sales.

    For me, the biggest plus on the adult side is that payout percentages are so much higher. The affiliate program I run pays out 50%. Compare that to something like Amazon. I have solid amounts of non-adult traffic and I've made 65 Amazon sales this year for an underwhelming $34.91. In adult, that only takes one or maybe two conversions. Admittedly, I could push Amazon and I don't, but, for amounts so small, it doesn't seem worth it. On the adult side, I would expect $2,000 to $7,000 from the same number of conversions

    It mostly doesn't matter what business you are in, most people are making less in now than they were before the economy tanked or at least working harder for the same return.
     
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  14. affiliate08

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    Adult Niches is not a long term, a few affiliate accept them, a lot of Viewers but a few order due to they afraid reveal personal information for adult sites.
    Some publishers signed up my cpa network with adult site but I denied their application.
     
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    Our affiliate program and affiliates see HUGE success with adult dating.

    Sign up and you can see for yourself ;)

    You can hit me up through my contact details
     
  16. AmeliaG

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    If adult traffic is not a match for your network, it totally makes sense not to accept it.

    Why would anyone be more "afraid" to enter their credit card info for an adult product than a non-adult one? In my experience, that is simply not the case.

    The banking folks who process credit cards all have awfully strict privacy policies and super secure networks.