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Anyone have success selling merchandise on their website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mqs1000, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    I have a blog about a popular video game that gets around 800 unique visitors per day and members/subscribers. I'm thinking of setting up a store on the website and designing some shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc. If I do this I would make an announcement in the forums, put an ad on the sidebar of the website for some items on sale, and make it clear that I am selling merchandise in other ways to my site visitors - maybe even a popup when people enter the site.

    Is this a good way to add some additional income to a website that gets a decent amount of traffic? I feel like it can't hurt and there's only money to gain from doing this. Thoughts?
     
  2. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Cheap, free or viral. SpreadShirt shops leave little room for profit unless it/one goes viral. Friends wont pay for squat so I skip them and give the "most likely to wear" the free $6 bulk shirt. So sad I'm profiling people over $6 shirts...
     
  3. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    What are you saying? I'm so confused
     
  4. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    I've tried this before and it did not work for me - but hey, good luck to you OP
     
  5. mqs1000

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    How much traffic were you getting?
     
  6. JoeMongan

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    I would not go with a pop up since that would cause a high bounce rate and frustration. Go with a small media space
    beside the forum layout. Make it attractive and simple.

    -RK