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Mini web sites are easy to setup, and once you get them kick started, you pretty much leave them running on autopilot.

Building 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 earlier today.

11.45am: Logged into Commission-Junction to find a replacement cell phone program for my mini site ( 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 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 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.