thinking of setting up a web site

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by erxloes, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. erxloes

    erxloes New Member

    i was wondering how web sites work to sell other companys products. do you get a percentage of whats sold or is it just a advertizing fee? then how do you go about getting involved with diffrent companys to be able to sell there products?
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Its really complicated, so I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically, you send traffic to company websites, and when someone purchases through your link, you get a commission. Some commissions are as high as 75% of the purchase price of the product (usually for digital products that can be downloaded), but for physical products, the commissions are usually between 3% to 15% of the sales price.
     
  3. unselfishbuddy

    unselfishbuddy New Member

    Typically, you are paid a certain percentage for the sale of someone else's product. There are also other instances when you get to have full rights for a product and you get paid 100% for the sale.
     
  4. innerpeace

    innerpeace New Member

    Hey erxloes,

    It's pretty much as our two friends above say.

    1. You get a percentage of what's sold

    As getagrip says, a commission. The more products you sell, the more you get...


    2. Alternatively you get paid for advertising sites

    Such as pay-per-clicks (PPC). These are best on very high traffic sites as you may only get $1 for every 1000 visitors (perhaps an extreme example!) but targeted visitors (who actually convert to a sale at the advertisor's site) will get you paid more, though typically very little ($1-5) compared to commission sales ($10-50+)).


    I'd concentrate on using no.1 first. There's a couple of good online income packages which will guide you through the process in terms of setting this up. But be wary of potential scams.

    You'll get a good idea of which ones are good from this forum.

    Good luck mate.

    IP
     
  5. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    erxloes: i was wondering how web sites work to sell other companys products. do you get a percentage of whats sold or is it just a advertizing fee? then how do you go about getting involved with diffrent companys to be able to sell there products?
    You can actually do both. Most people start out just referring other people's products and earning an agreed upon commission from sales. That's called "affiliate marketing."

    It's really not complicated at all. The hardest part is choosing a niche topic that you want to build a site around and then putting the time and effort into researching the keywords that people are using to look for information about that particular topic and writing the appropriate content on your site.

    If you don't have web building experience, there are companies that are designed to teach you to build a successful web business around a particular topic or niche. The company I learned through and still use is SBI.

    Once you have your basic foundation laid (a minimum number of pages built and traffic flowing in), then you start referring products as related to your niche topic.

    In order to find companies that have affiliate programs you can join relating to your niche, you can either do a google search (ex: flat screen TV + affiliate) and find companies that way. Or, you can apply to some of the affiliate clearinghouses like Commission Junction, Linkshare, Google Affiliate Network, Clickbank, etc., and browse through their categories or do an internal search for related products.

    You may be rejected from some companies for one reason or another, but if you build an attractive site with quality content, you will be approved to most affiliate programs.

    If you have a topic in mind that you really enjoy, that is often the best subject to build a site around. You'll still need to do a bit of research to determine supply and demand as well as the best keywords to use when writing your content, but there is usually a market for almost any subject you may think of. [​IMG] And it's a lot easier to write intelligently about a subject you know or love.

    You asked about advertising, too. You can get paid for allowing advertising on your site. You can do that one on one, but the easiest way when getting started is to just sign up for Google Adsense or something comparable and they will give you some "code" to place on your site. This code will make related ads appear on your site that coincide with the topic of the page.

    Whenever one of these ads is clicked on by a visitor, you get paid part of the advertising fee that Google collects from the advertiser. Some people aren't big Adsense fans, but it's still my most profitable form of income on my sites, and I really love the concept.

    If that all sounds like "Greek" to you, there are some free ebooks and resources on the subject of affiliate marketing, and how to Make Your Content Presell, etc., that you can download and read at your leisure. They were a big help to me when I was starting out and really made a difference in how quickly I learned the process.

    Hope that helped a bit.
    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  6. thebart

    thebart New Member

    Agreed - There are two main ways to "monetize" your website.

    Affiliate marketing through one of any of the many reputable affiliate wholesalers out there. Find something that you know about or want to know about and start generating information that will drive traffic to your website. Traffic = Sales = Commission for you.

    PPC is the other way to monetize your website. One of the top PPC's out there right now is Google Adsense. Adsense tracks all of the page clicks and ad clicks and lets you know how much you have made. The same equation applies, Traffic = Sales = Commission. As it has been metioned before however, this method works well for high traffic websites and brings in significantly lower commissions.
     
  7. aplina

    aplina New Member

    l would say it better to build aniche content website first then later incoporating other people products.
     
  8. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    I would like to add if you can create your own product like an e-book this will make you more than anything however you still have to get people to the site that's a task all of it's own. I use article marketing mostly. Keep researching and be careful of scams.

    If you're a complete newbie you may want to check out the 30 Day Challenge it's FREE and you will be in good hands. Just google it and you will find all the info on it. Good luck.
    Sonni
     
  9. innerpeace

    innerpeace New Member

    I like what you're saying, Aplina and Sonni.

    I'm pretty new to this myself - purchased My Online Income System 2 or 3 weeks back so have been sort of following that when I've had the chance.

    Though recently I went off track thinking about the whole niche idea as I was having to wait a week for article approval... (need to get back on track!)

    So even though I'm not even a third way through the MOIS course, I'm starting to think about the niche stuff - I was mightily impressed with your gardening website aplina I may come to you for advice once I've completed the 60 day action plan.

    And good words from Sonni, personal ebooks sound good to me. What I would say is try and do something original - easiest when it's a subject close to your heart as your own opinions will come through. That way you won't be competing so much - that's how you leap ahead!

    Good luck to all!

    IP
     
  10. erxloes

    erxloes New Member

    how about one of these?

    1click booth
    2internet markiting affiliat
    3hydra
    4heaven4affiliats.com
     
  11. erxloes

    erxloes New Member

    what is the MOIS course?
     
  12. vikramhjain

    vikramhjain Guest

    i think creating a website is good but source of income for website you should try google adsense,kontera,click bank.cj.etc., affiliate program pay good commission.commssion rate could be highest 75%.that a great percentage i could say.so you can create a website.
     
  13. jaesun16

    jaesun16 New Member

    YOu should know,

    You want Website

    1. Buy domain name - $10 year

    2. Pay Web hosting fee and maintainence - Varies, ($40~200 year)

    3. Pay to promoting company to get traffic - from $100 to
    over$500 monthly.

    4. Write article and choose good keywords.

    5. After all of above, you may get paid by selling products from
    your site~!

    That's the easiest way, and fastest way to get traffic and make a

    first sale within month!

    Total you pay average $1,200 yearly,

    To make up your expense and make profit Commission should be
    more than $1,200 yearly.

    Let's say $30 commission from clickbank product, If you sell 1 for

    every week You will get $30 week
    $120 month
    $1,440 year

    Therefore, If you want make good money you should put efforts on your advertising.

    Break even is always the worst.

    GOod luck[​IMG]
     
  14. imagemaster

    imagemaster New Member

    IF... you have a little spare cash you might consider CPA (Cost Per Action) opportunities. I hesitated entering this market because it seemed pretty dicey & expensive. However, like all things once you look under the hood and take a little time to investigate the various opportunities it's not what you thought, which was my case.

    Seemed like a lot of Internet guru's were hocking their various programs as the best. So... I researched & investigated various CPA techniques and waded into the pond about 4 months ago.

    Yes, I'm making money - not a lot - daily totals run approximately $85 - $120.

    I can tell you this - DO NOT TRUST THE ONLINE GURUS! Do your due diligence and conduct your own research and then apply to several of the CPA networks. Once you are accepted into a program contact your account manager and pick their brain!!!! You'll get a wonderful education! For FREE. They have a vested interest in you succeeding.
     
  15. Desigirl

    Desigirl New Member

    Hi,

    I would suggest you learn what is affiliate marketing first. If you learn affiliate marketing from scartch you will have no confusion. In wikipedia it is explained in a very nice manner.

    Once you know about affiliate marketing you can check for some good topic or niche. Get some products from clickbank related to your niche and link it to your website.

    try finding a good web hosting company like SBI or hostgator.

    All the best [​IMG]
     
  16. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Image,

    I looked into CPA last year and it looks good to me both from an advertiser POV and on the publishing side of things.

    It looks like you are on the advertising (paying for) side of things, true? Have you tried both sides?

    imagemaster: DO NOT TRUST THE ONLINE GURUS! Do your due diligence and conduct your own research
    I agree wholeheartedly and that applies to everything in marketing. Nothing reveals the truth like first-hand experience, right?

    Love your digital camera tracker site - cool logo.

    I mentioned this once before but I'll bring it to your attention again since it appears that you missed it in the other thread a few days ago. You have "www." twice in each of your sig links.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  17. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    imagemaster: However, like all things once you look under the hood and take a little time to investigate the various opportunities it's not what you thought, which was my case.
    Hi Michael,

    Would appreciate if you could share some tips by starting a new thread on CPA.

    Newbie Shield: I mentioned this once before but I'll bring it to your attention again since it appears that you missed it in the other thread a few days ago. You have "www." twice in each of your sig links.
    I have rectified it!
     

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