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All of you need to know this: but who'll answer!!!!

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by undertheworld, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. undertheworld

    undertheworld Regular Member

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    Hello Mates,
    dont know if am posting it in the right section or not as i got bafled as to where to post it so mods n admins: pls, move the thread to the appropriate section if it's wrong.
    okey, just wanted a quick opinion of all of you guys as to what selss the most on internet (what starting affiliates can sell the most)
    1. Electronic products, or
    2. Physical products
    I know both have there own ins and outs when it comes to promoting them and persuading a visitor but then again what have you guys been comfortable with the most (or banked in the most with....:D)
    so you can see i am not asking abt your niche (oh!!! i have been having dreams of this term for last 1 and half years now..:p).....it's a question that can be responded at the macro level....just drop what you think.

    So let me start with my opinion: i think e-products are good when it comes to receiving commissions quickly (no shipping and all so persuading a visitor to his prchasing the product to his receiving the product happens quickly so in short, time duration of the entire cycle is reduced)...but these are refunded like hell..(thanks to CB for it's so lenient policies).....
    whereas, physical products take time to be sold so does our receiving the commissions but refund rate is low.
    I dont want to go on to elaborating the difference between promoting efforts involved in both the cases. But will do that if members feel so......so just drop your ideas.:D
     
  2. biks

    biks Power Member

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    OK, I'm now making money with both.

    1. I sell a clickbank product that *I* created. I sell almost 1 a day and it brings in about 30 bucks a pop. I think I've sold over 100 of them at this point and have gotten maybe 3 returns. Why? IT'S REALLY GOOD CONTENT. It seems most of the other things out there are just redundant, recycled bullshit. If you can make money peddling redundant recycled bullshit then go for it, but it's very hard convincing people to BUY redundant, recycled bullshit. I'll be working on another ebook soon.

    2. I also have started to see positive returns on micro niche sites peddling a specific product on Amazon. (along with adsense returns) There's almost nothing salesy about these sites, it's like: "here ya go....just go to Amazon and buy the damn thing. You WERE looking for it because you found my site, now just buy it." It's a nice, slow steady stream of income.

    CPA stuff? Christ...it seems there's an army of people trying to peddle what little things they have - compared to Amazon. (diet pills, gift cards, leads for stupid crap, etc.) I'm sure somebody is making good scratch with that stuff, but I can't even get my fingers under that boulder to lift it.
     
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  3. undertheworld

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    Thanks for sharing your views, bik.
    and what i really liked about your post and was certainly true is that Good CONTENT will do its magic every time and everywhere. most of the people think it's only required to persuade people (articles and web content); they tend to forget that products they are promoting must also have superb content providing customers the true value for their money. And i can see you point why you had only 3 refunds (and i know these are habitual refunders and can be neglected from study as economy is formed by masses not by 1 or 2 guys)...
    by the way, congrats and all the best with whatever ya doing.
    and yeah, i am also away from CPAs at the moment; can't justify my statement the way you did...aaanh, may be i am much busy with stuff and CPA suits only cl guys.
     
  4. biks

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    re: CPA - I built an entire free gift card site. Tossed an adwords campaign against it and started to see vague returns. (gift cards basically only make $1, so my bids had to be real low.) Google took a look at what I was selling and bitch slapped me hard. The adwords campaign was stopped dead in it's tracks. I think I was also de-listed.

    I agree with Google. Free gift cards are basically a scam. Google knows that, I know that. My girlfriend (who is also into SEO and IM) gave me shit for making that site. I stopped back linking to it and moved on.

    Months later..I'm still seeing traffic..and sales! I'm going WTF...it's NO WHERE to be found on Google. I check the stats - I'm listed on page 2 on BING! My rational: anyone using Bing SHOULD be scammed. ;)

    My point: even Google hates scammy, crappy shit.
     
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    Accuatly there are loads of websites which have offer links on and google loves them! 'Martins Money' is pretty spammy IMO, but Google still pushses 1000's of hits a hour to his website.

    My advice, physical products don't have a refund rate (As far as I know?) as the product would be fixed if broken or whatever, so they are better for that, I think they'd convert better as well, but are going to be harder to promote.
     
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    Mate IMO both work, just depends what your good at, some people are just good at selling physical products and are amazing sales people.

    Dont forget you can still sell physical products without the manual labour of sending yourself "drop shipping".

    search doba on Goog, the offer this kind of service for a membership fee monthly.

    again just my .02 cents
     
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    Doba sucks. Well, let me rephrase that: I've tried selling crap from Doba on eBay. There's always an assload of people selling the same crap, you can tell because they all seem to just copy the same page, and you get buried amongst all of it. Plus it seems as if no matter what you find, someone else is selling something cheaper, to the point that in order to compete you'd actually lose money on the deal.

    Anyone actually making a profit off dropshipping is a goddamned genius.
     
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  8. undertheworld

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    thanks everyone for the input. but somewhere at the back of my mind i still feel that physical products are hard to promote 'cos people in need of them could easily go to the local store and buy rather buying it from some1 (affiliates), somewhere (except big sites like amazon n ebay) they're not comfortable n aquainted with.
    But with the e-products they dont have such choices 'cos what we offer, sometimes, looked and felt as "Not Available Elsewhere" and can feed their needs right then and there.
    Still need some more insights to convey to and convince my sub conscious....lol