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Anime fans don't buy anything?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Sythix, Jul 8, 2015.

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  1. Sythix

    Sythix Senior Member

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    I have a "semi" large social network account (around 7k) that consists nearly all of anime fans. I built the account myself, by hand, and never used any bots or follow for follow services etc.. I've had the account for nearly 2 years now, and it gets about 10 new fans a day without even really doing anything.

    I have tried to monetize this several ways. The first time with adsense, however, even with good engagement (around 25-100 likes per post), the CTR wasn't very good, and was still only earning a couple cents a day, I have sense cut that project.

    I have tried affiliate marketing through jlist, but have never once seen a sale. Jlist is an affiliate program for anime related products, you would think it would convert, but nope.

    I have tried using amazon.. but still never got any sales.

    I've also tried promoting things outside of anime, like video games, and still nothing.

    I'm kind of at the point where I think all my fans are nerdy white kids that are anywhere from 13-19 with no money at all. It's kind of frustrating.

    What would you do in this situation? I'm getting desperate and kinda at the point where I'm just gonna let it sit on the back burner and maybe sell shoutouts on fiverr whenever an order comes in, but being niche specific, I'd be lucky to have more than one order a month.

    What should I do?
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    I've also failed to mention that I applied for crunchy roll but got denied. Apparently they don't like social account promotion, and you need a strong website with a lot of traffic to get approved.
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    7k fans is not much considering FB's reach bullcrap.

    You just need a bigger following.
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    It's actually Tumblr, but yeah, you might be right. Should I just focus on getting more fans, then maybe try monetizing again at around 20k?
     
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    they buy naruto and bleach cosplays
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    I can try marketing cosplay.

    I wish there was some anime related CPA offers, but there's nothing really.
     
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    Bingo! but I am not sure if 7k fans would convert considering the amount of fans "reach" as per Facebook. Grow your page to atleast 20k fans and try designing and posting sick anime tees from Teespring. If the post gets good shares then there's the high chance for your tee campaign to succeed. Once successful, you can invest that money on Facebook ads and teespring. Find the right audience with right design and milk the hell out of that ad campaign. Rinse and repeat. Good Luck.
     
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    Don't forget them pillows with the anime characters, posters, cosplay stuff (costumes, make up, wigs), little nick nacks (necklaces, bracelets, other replicas), etc.
     
  10. waitier

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    It depends on your target audience. If your 7k r very targeted, like it's about SOA rather than random 'i like anime' thing, then all things related to SOA will have high engagement. If the latter, you need a much larger fanbase.

    Maybe try giveaway method.

    Oh btw, don't assume anything. Even if they're all nerds at 13yo, they still have their parents money. If they want something badly, they will find a way to do it. I always say this, the money is in the data. Your data now is almost 0.
     
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    try playmoya affiliation
     
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    I doubt you will much money if your target audience is below 20 years old.
     
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    There was a Naruto PPL offer that was very good, if someone signed up to a naruto game website you got paid, look for some CPA offer like that.
     
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    All good ideas, thanks guys.
     
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    Where were You Searching try

    FREE: Play Nostale (anime MMORPG) From Pointclicktrack - $2 per Lead

    Ultimate Naruto From Ad4game $0.32 per lead
     
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    And you should note that anime is not only for 13-20 years old, anime is for everyone from 0 to 100++ years old (that's a real anime is) and anime have many genres or categories in it including cartoon (anime for kids), shoujo (anime for high schoolgirls), shounen (anime for high schoolboys), hentai (anime for perverts) and many more!

    So, you should expand the range of products marketing.
     
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    All good ideas, thanks guys.
     
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    you need to look at your audience interests, it's not enough to know that they like anime. Maybe they are just the kind of audience that is looking for "anime online" "manga online" "anime torrents"... As others said, maybe free online videogames is the way to go.
     
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    Applied for what exactlty?
     
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    Have you tried CPA with content locking? Also you can join a cpa network that has the CrunchyRoll offer. I know it's in a network I'm using now
     
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