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  • maddriver
    pixmania do dropshipping, which can be "branded" as your own store

    http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/dropshipping-dropship-uk-dropshipment/ukuk_drop.html

    Dropshipping means that you can advertise our products and we will deliver the products directly to your customer. No delivery note, invoice or markings from Pixmania-Pro are included with the delivery. Dropshipping allows you to make a profit on the difference in price without having to deal with manufacturers, overheads or the complexities of packaging. The drop shipment system also allows you to advertise a wide variety of goods, make bulk orders or even offer promotional gifts which you do not have to carry in stock
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    OK, just looked at these. Main problem I have, and this applies also to other dropshippers I've looked at, I can buy every item I've looked at cheaper on eBay.
    Which means if I eBay a product I've sourced from a dropshipper, I can't make a profit on it. Or if I set a price that will make a profit no-one will buy as there are cheaper options.
    The other dropshipper I did look at, I can make small margins on the lower value items, but Pixmania doesn't seem to have much in that line.
  • 13000
    Obvious point to make, but if you are going to do affiliate marketing on the web, you will need traffic and a lot of it. I have sites that take 60,000 hits a month and make next to no money. Just trying to say it definatly aint a get rich quick scenario.
  • gustav
    Over half of my Web Traffic appears to come from the USA. (according to the logs)
    However, I dont know of any UK based affiliate schemes with Merchants that are appropriate for US site users.
    Any suggestions?
    I know nothing - really!!
  • David Bowley
    How about setting up geo-targetting so that both US and UK visitors get the relevant ads. Some networks allow you to do this by setting up some options in your account.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 17th Nov 07, 6:54 PM
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    geordie joe
    Over half of my Web Traffic appears to come from the USA. (according to the logs)
    However, I dont know of any UK based affiliate schemes with Merchants that are appropriate for US site users.
    Any suggestions?
    Originally posted by gustav
    I seem to remember that commission junction had merchants from the usa.

    Also amazon.com is good
  • gustav
    How about setting up geo-targetting so that both US and UK visitors get the relevant ads. Some networks allow you to do this by setting up some options in your account.
    Originally posted by David Bowley
    Any idea which ones?
    I am with Affiliate Windows, Affiliate Futures & Tradedoubler, and don't recall any of these offering this option.


    I seem to remember that commission junction had merchants from the usa.
    Also amazon.com is good
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    I will also check out Commission Junction.
    Already with amazon.co.uk, but, quite honestly, it doesnt generate much in the way of clicks.

    Google adsense is still the No. 1 money maker (5% ctr, avg 4p/click).
    I know nothing - really!!
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 18th Nov 07, 11:59 AM
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    save-a-lot
    Over half of my Web Traffic appears to come from the USA. (according to the logs)
    However, I dont know of any UK based affiliate schemes with Merchants that are appropriate for US site users.
    Any suggestions?
    Originally posted by gustav

    Hi

    Who hosts your site? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the host country has a bearing on how your site is treated by search engines, it is to do with the country IP address your site resides on.

    Anyway, done a search and found an article that explains a little more.
    http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3626854
  • stressers
    Making money with your own site
    Can anyone give me any pointers to making money off your own website? I have run sites for fun but would like to turn my hobby into money making. If you are money making, are there any legal aspects to think about before putting certain content up on your pages? I'm thinking like a film poster on your page that you are making money off with adsense, for example.
  • misskool
    Hi stressers,

    I've merged your thread into the affiliate your website discussion which already contains useful information.
  • lillyofthevalley
    I've been registered with about four of them, and I've made very small amount of money, all from clicking on the links and buying stuff I needed for myself. Occasionally my mother and her partner go to my website, but that's that.

    I've lost any hope in making money for affiliate links :-(
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 23rd Nov 07, 8:17 PM
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    save-a-lot
    I've been registered with about four of them, and I've made very small amount of money, all from clicking on the links and buying stuff I needed for myself. Occasionally my mother and her partner go to my website, but that's that.

    I've lost any hope in making money for affiliate links :-(
    Originally posted by lillyofthevalley
    If you are seeing no success with your own website just use www.quidco.com as they give back 100% of the commission earned... and becuase they are top tier affiliates due to the volume they push through, you'd earn more using them.

    It goes to show you that affiliate marketing is not an easy way to make money. For every successful site there will be scores more making nothing or very little.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 23rd Nov 07, 8:28 PM
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    geordie joe
    If you are seeing no success with your own website just use www.quidco.com as they give back 100% of the commission earned... and becuase they are top tier affiliates due to the volume they push through, you'd earn more using them.
    Originally posted by save-a-lot
    But that's not exactly earning money is it? Yes you get money back, but you have to spend a lot more then you get back. You can look at it as earning the cashback, or as just getting the things you buy at a cheaper price, but I don't think it's really earning money.

    Apart from that you don't always get your money with quidco, or any other cashback site. Just look at the quidco complaints threads.
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 23rd Nov 07, 8:49 PM
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    save-a-lot
    But that's not exactly earning money is it? Yes you get money back, but you have to spend a lot more then you get back. You can look at it as earning the cashback, or as just getting the things you buy at a cheaper price, but I don't think it's really earning money.

    Apart from that you don't always get your money with quidco, or any other cashback site. Just look at the quidco complaints threads.
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    I was answering the specific post by lillyofthevalley hense the quote, not advising the thread to use quidco rather than affiliating their websites. lillyofthevalley will make lowest tier affiliate commission if they make no sales via people landing at their site, the only commission earned is their own purchases, they would be better off using quidco for the top tier commission that quidco earn that is passed back as cashback.

    Apart from that you don't always get your money with quidco, or any other cashback site. Just look at the quidco complaints threads.

    Well, as an affiliate you are not guaranteed to get your commission either. The reason being cashback sites and regular sites with affiliated content use the same affiliate networks, the same reporting etc, the difference is that a cashback site will have a tracking bit of code in the referral URL and this places an identifier in the commission tables at the affiliate network's site that uniquely identify a users purchases. I know this since I have a cashback site myself, plus I use tracking for other reasons on other sites.
  • gustav
    with my last website using adsense i was making around $10 per day ... for this i was only averaging about 150 visits per day.
    Originally posted by montiuk
    You were making $10 per day from 150 visits?????

    You have to tell us what sort of content was on the page...!

    If I had a conversion rate like that i'd be living in Marbella!!
    I know nothing - really!!
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 23rd Nov 07, 9:40 PM
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    geordie joe
    You were making $10 per day from 150 visits?????

    You have to tell us what sort of content was on the page...!

    If I had a conversion rate like that i'd be living in Marbella!!
    Originally posted by gustav
    The kind of content that makes people want to leave the site!

    If you think about it, people use the adsense links because the site they are on does not have what they are looking for and the link looks as if it might.

    We, people who have a web site with adsense ads on it, may see adsense as a money makers, but visitors see it as a way off the site and on to the next one.
  • gustav
    No.
    I really want montiuk to confirm that he was getting only 150 visits per day and nearly 4p for each of those visit, which is what he is claiming.
    I know nothing - really!!
    • save-a-lot
    • By save-a-lot 24th Nov 07, 12:24 PM
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    save-a-lot
    No.
    I really want montiuk to confirm that he was getting only 150 visits per day and nearly 4p for each of those visit, which is what he is claiming.
    Originally posted by gustav
    Easily possible, depends on the content of his site as to what adsense ads are showing. If his site is fianace/insurance or mobile phone based (or in any market where there is alot of competition) $10/day would be achieved on that level of traffic for example.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 24th Nov 07, 12:29 PM
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    geordie joe
    No.
    I really want montiuk to confirm that he was getting only 150 visits per day and nearly 4p for each of those visit, which is what he is claiming.
    Originally posted by gustav
    It doesn't work quite like that. The amount you get per click can vary greatly, depending on what the advertiser was willing to pay and what the subject of the ad is.

    I have a travel related site and I get clicks that pay anything between 50c and $1.50c. Other sites only get 3c to $1 per click.

    If the OP has a high paying subject for his site then they could be getting over $2 per click which would mean only around 10 visitors would need to click the ads to earn 10 per day.
  • LauraLooDFWB
    setting up web site
    A friend and i are going to be setting up a web site soon and we would like to earn money from it are there any suggestions from you lovely peps? Im sure i saw a post somewhere on here saying that companies will pay you to advertise-i may have been dreaming tho???:rolleyes:
    Thanks! x
    • jessicamb
    • By jessicamb 27th Nov 07, 12:57 PM
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    jessicamb
    Hi LauraLooDFWB

    We have an official MSE thread going about making money from websites. Please read from the top for more replies
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