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  1. Ellis United Kingdom

    Ellis Active Member

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    Does anyone run a successfull affiliate site?

    Or are these things too much hassle for little or no reward?

    UK affilliate shopping sites seem to be the easiest as you only have a hand full of processors dealing with transactions. So for example, if cj.com have a minimum payout of $50 it shouldn't be too difficult to reach $50 with cj.com as they have a large amount of reatailers. Same with affiliate window and trade doubler

    Looking at the adult industry, there are 1000's of affiliate processors and I'm thinking this is just a ploy to never payout.

    I've redirected my o2mobiles.com to mobileshop and it looks on the face of it to be a winner although nothing but visits and page impressions so far.

    So who's running affiliate sites - you making any cash...or what? :grin:
     
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    I'd be interested to know this also.

    Mind me asking which mobile affiliate your using o2mobiles with?, i've got a few mobile related fairly high traffic domains just parked...might be worth experimenting.

    I know Amazon do their AWS thing, i've looked into it for a little bit but setting up a website for it isn't a straight forward as I would have imagined. (Especially when you have quite a few to do).
     
  4. Ellis United Kingdom

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    C'mon J2, you still asleep?

    Click on the link in my sig'

    Get this: free phone, free line rental, free delivery, fee calls & free texts - they're paying you to take the phones away. plus they pay iro £30 a sale. I kid you not - FREE everything and no catches - check it out
     
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    Sorry, it's early :wink: :)
     
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    pick your target and products carefully - you can end up doing a lot of work and seeing very little return see my sig links ;)
     
  7. Ellis United Kingdom

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    Nice sites those Charlie.... but are you making making any moolah?

    I've got about 40 specialist domains - all with type in.... and cheapo.co.uk - which was going to be a general shopping site.

    cheapo.co.uk is getting 20+ a day since it went on sedo at the weekend.

    It takes about a week to build a proper commercial quality site. What I'm after is some advise as to wether or not it's worth my while?

    If 40 websites can produce £20 a week each, that's enough to keep me in Vodka and then I'll be happy.

    6 months + of time spent developing sites that don't produce will be enough to get me on the hard stuff ;-)
     
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    trouble with mine are they are all in very competitive markets - the SEO is growing but there are a lot of established domains doing the same thing at the moment i'm just waiting for traffic to grow.
    If you put the time in 40 sites should easily get you £20 but on your calcs 40 website is 40 wks work and thats a lot. long term may be worth doing.
    Difficult but i know if i had the dedication its a winner - depends really on what google do about affiliate sites possible make or break.
     
  9. Ellis United Kingdom

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    You're worrying me again now Charlie

    "depends really on what google do about affiliate sites possible make or break"

    Is something about to change? Surely affiliate sites have a good few years in them yet?
     
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    i just know that i wouldn't be hard to improve search results by removing sites with excess affiliate links putting more weight on the merchant sites themselves.

    do a search for lingerie (it has its benefits) and see how many figleaves afilliate sites are in the top 20.


    could be years in it yet though i'm sure google benefits financially as well
     
  11. Ellis United Kingdom

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    I agree, your stuffed if you want a high SE placing.

    You need to market in different ways

    I see alot of the big shopping affilates bidding on 1p keywords over large number of markets, which gives them a decent amount of exposure.

    Also, the reason why we're here, to try and pick up names that will have or once had decent type in traffic.

    Once that cookies on their PC, you've got 'em and the majority of web users will never know. Even I hardly ever delete my cookies, it's a lot of agro to go thru and request passwords again etc etc
     
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    Yes, I am a full-time affiliate and have been for a few years. I run about 10 sites that make good money and a few more that make pocket money. Not easy to do, I buy most of my traffic and monthly ppc spend is in the region of $300k. Still make a good return on that though.

    Cheers!
     
  13. Ellis United Kingdom

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    Kieron - you're serious

    £2million a year on ppc

    F**k Me!!!!! Backwards!!!!!

    Do you mind if I ask you what kind of return you're getting? I'm not interested in the amount, well I am, but a %age would be nice indicator.

    I would hope your getting 25-40% on that investment
     
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    Anyone know the place to join an affiliate program for SKY? I got PremPlus.co.uk and it get's about 250 typed in hits a month. Don't think there's an affiliate program for premplus games, season tickets but might be worth a go! TradeDoubler, CJ don't seem to have SKY...:confused:
     
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    http://buy.at

    Pays £50-65 per subscriber

    Rgds

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  16. charlie

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    i'd still be interested in these figures? I run one or two sites but get nothing like a 5th of that figure!
     
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    $300,000 spend? Wow, bet thats not as much as Dell, I once heard they were spending £90 per click on the term PC.

    Not sure if the man with the long nose had exagerated though!
     
  18. Ellis United Kingdom

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    I think his post was a wind up, it's gotta be!
     
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    i'm checking on the times rich list as we speak :D
     
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    Thanks accelerator, I'll look into that! :smile:

    Wonder if Sky would let me join having www.premplus.co.uk


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  21. .co.uk United Kingdom

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    Either that or a very large typo! :razz:
     
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