Right after Christmas I whipped up a new affiliate site selling accessories for a big ticket item. I figured why not see if there are any buyers out there right after the holidays?
Here are my stats so far:
148 clicks from ppc (Google Adwords)
This is a great little performer for me! However the average commission so far is between $4 and $5, I was hoping it would be twice that amount. We’ll see if I can achieve some bigger sales in there to boost my average commission.
Since I’m still trying to find my way through using datafeeds and database driven sites, this is all straight html and static pages. Yes, some people still hand build their links! 😆 But I’m learning.
I’m very pleased so far and a bit surprised that it did so well right after Christmas (I started advertising on the 27th of December). I’m not running at a profit yet, still playing with my minimum ppc bids. So far I’m at a $15 loss. The past 5 or 6 days has seen a real drop so maybe I just caught the tail end of the hot season for this type of product? Or the week is just slow for sales in general.
We’ll see if I can turn this around into a nice little profit site.
One thing to note is that there ARE buyers right after Christmas. Just have to find niches that would accomodate what they’re looking for at this time of year.