08 Feb 11 4:00 am
Clayton hit the nail on the head. I am in the same boat. Now that I know what I am doing, i can get a site making some sales fairly quickly, but in the beginning it took 3 months to see my first sale, and 6 months before they became consistent.
It all comes down to traffic and the quality of your content. On average, you can expect a 1-2% conversion rate, if you do really good. But that is an average over time. I have sites that I sent over 1,000 visitors to before seeing anything, then suddenly started making sales like every week.
It can vary by how much traffic, how compelling your content and calls to action are, the keywords you target, where the traffic comes from, competition within the niche, and a lot of other things.
I am also brutally honest with people. I do a lot of direct marketing, going onto forums, like here, blogs, facebook fan pages and groups, and other places where I know my target market are looking for information. I help people as much as I can, and I give an honest opinion of what I see, and have experienced.
I have actually had people ask me for affiiliate links and I told them not to waste their time because they couldn't do what the program was teaching.
most affiliates wouldn't care, they just take the comission. I told them what the program they wanted to buy did, and why they didnt need it. then they bought something else from me later when we found one that did fit their needs.
You wont find many people who do that. its all about the money for most people. what they don't realize is they get that one sale now, then that person gets discouraged and quits.
I give up that sale now, get the sale when there is a product that really will help them, and I have a customer that is happy and gets what they need. Then, they need something else, they come back to me for another sale, sometimes on a much higher ticket item.
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