Launching Snoods.org

September 28, 2011 - by admin · Filed Under Affiliate Blog, Uncategorized 1 Comment 
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    This is just a quick update to let you know that I’m now launching my http://www.snoods.org website.

    You can read about my original blog post and plans when I registered the domain Snoods.org here.

    These guys clearly love their Snoods

    Basically, for all those US affiliates who have no idea what I’m talking about, a “snood” is a type of tube neck scarf worn by women and men.

    According to this article at The Gloss, ladies snoods are the must-have fashion accessories this fall.  Snoods are also popular if you do a search for “football snoods”.

    My plans for this website are very small.  There is no way I’m going to make much money with this site but since I’m already ranking 1st page for a few phrases I’m just going to try and develop it.

    I’m going to target the following niches: cheap snoods, football snoods, ladies snoods (plus traditional hairnet type snoods), high-end fashion snoods, men’s snoods and ultimately – dog snoods.

    My first plans were to just monetise it with an eBay or Amazon type product feed.  The average price of a snood online is £5-£10 for a cheap football snood, or up to £50 for a fashionable women or men’s snood from a place like Top Shop or Debenhams.  So that means I’m looking at maybe £1 commission per sale.

    This isn’t much money but given it’s a really uncompetitive market with decent search volume I think I can make maybe $100-$200/month with this site pretty easily.  It’s also going to be fun making a retail type affiliate site for the first time and trying different affiliate networks.

    I have quite a few plans for some product/retail type affiliate sites in the future so I think it will be a massive help to find what converts, CTR% and click to sales ratio. Overall it should only take a few days to build this website, outsource some articles and outsource the SEO for the most part.

    Affiliate Networks for Retail and Shopping

    I found a really good affiliate network for this project, AffiliateWindow.com.  They allow you to affiliate for tons of retail stores such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Nike, M&S, Currys, LoveFilm.com etc.  I’ve not tested them yet and the commission are pretty low (e.g. 5%) but if you want to promote the best retail stores than this seems the way to do it.

    Other separate affiliate programs I was planning on using are AllSaints.com (7% commission), MyHeadCoverings.co.uk (7%) and a dog clothing website called Poodleit.com (20%).  Yes that’s right, you can buy snoods for your poodle too.

    Retail Template Themes

    I had a look at the Templatic.com and Shopperpress.com word press themes which you can integrate to help sell products on your website.  These both look interesting and I may well give them a try (will review them later).

     

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