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Hotels Affiliate - Is it Dead?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by hippo123, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. hippo123

    hippo123 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thinking of going into the hotels affiliate, but it seems to be dead. Not much action on both forums and flippa.

    Anyone is still doing that and getting a decent amount of money?
     
  2. masterkid

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    It's pretty much dead, but there are some people still earn decent money.
     
  3. hippo123

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    Why is it pretty much dead?
     
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    Hotels is a huge market and continues to grow at an astonishing rate so why would such a huge industry falter?
     
  5. chacco

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    If you specialize on one destination and give valuable information to your visitors, you'll still be able to make some decent profit.
    If you just put standard affiliate programs on a out-of-the-box template, you won't be successfull, too many competitors.
     
  6. Skyebug77

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    Build a local "what to do in (insert city)" website. Get traffic to it... Call hotels and sell adspace. Better than affiliate BS anyways.
     
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    I don't think that Hotels Affiliate may die ever but strategies might have been changed a bit.
     
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    You should try writing every day articles about "Top10 restaurants in [insert city here]", focus on very good photos of the destiantions, make an email list for your website with airplane offers.

    And I also think that micro-niche sites work in tourism affiliate, make a bunch of websites with specific EMD like: "traveltoberlin", "whattodoinbarcelona" etc. Maybe it's not ok for branding, but SEO might help this.
     
  9. soulcollector

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    What the fuck do you mean Hotels and Travel is dead? You want to flip a site for profits? Then yes it is dead because Trviago killed it for you. The basics of Trivago is advertise bullshit, gt people from Search, Social, Refferal, and TV to visit, Sell x10 the cost of getting them to visit as "opted" in leads to advertisers (notorious for sites like Trivago, Home Advisor, Angie's List, etc) and make money from it. There is no secret sauce, just fooling people into believing its the "fucking awesome place to get X imaginary discounts for vacation". You don't save anything, the site makes a commission from your visit regardless, and the advertisers are NOT getting an increase in quality leads because the visitors to these sites are directly in SEARCh not BUY state of mind. I like to read the reviews, feedback, and such of each site, not just blast shit out of my mouth.