a mini web site to profit from an affiliate program.
Here's a quick step by step guide to creating a mini
web site from scratch. You can do it today
in just a couple of hours or less. Here's my diary from
11.45am: Logged into Commission-Junction to find a
replacement cell phone program for my mini site http://www.cell-phone-free.com
( the affiliate program I linked to has been de-activated
because of chargebacks)
I glanced at the new affiliate program listings and
one jumped out as being a perfect subject for a quick
new mini web site.
"Amazing Cure for Bad Breath".
Tons of people have bad breath. Great topic for a mini
site. Or is it? Depends on what products there are to
sell, and how many potential online buyers there are.
11.47am: Followed the CJ link to http://www.orasweet.com/
which sells a new product called a tongue scraper, and
pays 30% commission. Dismayed to find the product only
sells for $3.50, which means it only pays a little over
$1 per sale.
But then I followed the sales links to find the site
does an upsell on the order form, which makes it much
more attractive for people to buy a $14 package or a
$27 family package. This is more like it! It may well
be worth building a mini web site around.
11.55am: But do many people look up bad breath in the
search engines? Booted up Good Keywords http://www.goodkeywords.com
and discovered that last month
3659 people looked up halitosis on GoTo and 5176 searched
for bad breath. Quite a high figure. Should be able
to do something with those numbers. A mini web
site is looking good.
12noon: Visited Overture to see what people are willing
to pay for high rankings on these search terms. If people
are paying for ranking they must be making money from
it. Discovered that 6 cents will get you 10th spot in
Overture for halitosis, and 40 cents a click will take
you to number 1.
I wouldn't recommend paying 40c a click for a possible
$1 commission but 6 cents should be fine. It's hard
to tell until the mini site site has been running a
while and you can analyze the stats.
Bad breath will cost you 74 cents for top spot, so
that's out, but bad breath cure will only cost 21 cents.
So that's a possibility, though 3rd spot is yours for
only 6 cents so that's much more attractive. A mini
site in 3rd place in Overture should pull very well.
building a mini
web site part 2
mini web site article by Phil Wiley, editor of the
no hype marketing ezine "Letter
from Phil", and author of the best selling
Mini Site Profits.