My sales are down. Anybody else?

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  1. Tsmash

    Tsmash Regular Member

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    Sales are really down in my niche. Unfortunately sales are down as a whole in my industry. I suppose it can be chalked up to the election considering September - December is usually the best time of the year for me. In 45 days I have went from $12k+ a month to only $6k. I know $6k still sounds like a lot but it's not when you just bought a new home, are still paying rent on an apartment, just got married and are having a baby.

    Are sales down for you guys too? Otherwise it must just be industry specific.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Do you rely solely on search engine traffic (organic)?
     
  3. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    Well i guess it depends on your niche but sales have doubled for me in the dating niche this month.
     
  4. mrankin

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    I've noticed a decrease in my proxy sales over the past 6 weeks, so not just you. Feels like it does at Christmas - things are definitely slow.
     
  5. ja1myn

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    Merry Christmas everyone! :D
     
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  6. Tsmash

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    I do not rely on search engine traffic whatsoever. My traffic (3,000+ UV's a day) has not changed at all; however my sales have cut in half. My brother and a few others that I know are in the same niche and it is a huge industry and we all seem to be suffering. I broker actual products and take a certain percentage so I'm not exactly an affiliate marketer although it is very very similar. None of the people nor companies that I broker for are able to move their inventory currently even though they use multiple outlets and brokers. Some of my associates that aren't quite as large scale as I am are going under left and right because they just aren't making any conversions. It's getting pretty rough.
     
  7. ja1myn

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    I don't know what niche you're in, but have you been in this niche for a couple years? Are the numbers looking the same YoY? Seasonality is the only thing I can assume as I don't know the exact niche or what you do specifically.
     
  8. ibmethatswhoib

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    Hard to know without a general idea of your niche.
     
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    My Hidemyass affiliate sales have sky rocketed in the past week. Its amazing. Things aren't slowing down for everyone.
     
  10. sensitiveheart_4

    sensitiveheart_4 Power Member

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    Dont stick to just 1 niche or industry

    Always think about expanding and if your current niche has been milked to death. Try to find a new niche in which you can still make good money

    I hope i helped
     
  11. ethanmitchel

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    I hope things start looking up for you Tsmash, you're a great guy and the last time I checked up on you you said you had kind of monopoly for a product that was making you really good money. I will say a prayer in your name.
     
  12. blueplanet

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    what's your niche buddy ?
     
  13. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    You can't put all your eggs in one basket. You have to target several niches, so when one suffers, others will pick up the slack.

    I learned this the hard way back in 2006 when I was targeting real estate. In 2006 the real estate market crashed and I went from 30k+ per month to less than 2k per month. I took a major hit. So, I decided it was time to branch out into any niche I can.

    Sticking to a single niche is financial suicide.
     
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    i am new here and need someone who could help me out in getting a rdp. Site.
     
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    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    I highly doubt he will share that info, which is understandable considering it's his livelihood.
     
  16. ReALeST

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    may the good Lord/Allah be with u bro:)
     
  17. hyundai.accent

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    it happens, as ryannull said
     
  18. Frankhunters

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    :) sales go up and down, it depends on how quickly you react :) change is everything!
     
  19. Tsmash

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    I stated in the OP that this is usually the best time of the year for my industry.

    What is hard to know? I know sales are down in my industry, I simply asked if they were down in others as well.


    I have other ways of making money, but this takes the majority of my time. You have to keep in mind that this is an actually business in a real industry. Not just little CPA and Affiliate marketing. This niche was around for over a hundred years before the internet existed and I seriously doubt it's going to be "milked to death".

    Thanks a lot man. Yeah I was doing really well for a while because there was a product that I had complete access to that no one else did. Unfortunately that contract ran out a while back and the product then went industry wide.

    Yeah, right.
     
  20. ferma231

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    Look into big news, maybe that could be problem. Media could ruin bussiness