Sign up for a free cj.com publisher account. Go to the advertiser list, then to the web hosting section. You'll see 37 of the most heavily advertised web hosts on the net, with professionally designed sites, affiliate managers, and likely the research they needed to make sure their site converted as many visitors to sales as possible.
The average earnings per 100 clicks over the past 3 months is less than the average commission, therefore most of those companies gain less than one new customer per 100 visits to their sites.
Usually most of the people make a mistake by directly looking for an advertisement as soon as they create their site, resultant they waste their time, efforts and money by taking a hasty decision without a proper planning.
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is something ridiculous.
I would like to suggest, you should create a website presence first, the forum is the right place, but not necessary through an advertisement only.
Once you get your web presences, you should be able to take a right decision and right path for a suitable advertisement campaign in right time considering your budget, ROI and the competition surrounding you.
Go to the advertiser list, then to the web hosting section. You'll see 37 of the most heavily advertised web hosts on the net
That's because they're the hosts that pay some of the highest referral commissions.
In any case, it is my personal opinion that most of them compete on price, they know that they compete on price and that their cusotmers care mostly about costs, so the sales process is pretty much focused on that: boast huge allotments at minuscule prices.
Originally posted by ldcdc That's because they're the hosts that pay some of the highest referral commissions.
Yes, even more reason that they have to be sure their sites convert at the highest possible rates to afford to pay those commissions, which goes back to the point: That if they can't get 1 sale per 100 clicks, the original poster shouldn't be depressed about not getting that either.
On the other hand, they must concentrate on getting the customers that are likely to stick with them over time, so that they can get a ROI on those record breaking affiliate commissions.
Regarding those 37 companies' sales closure rate as evidenced by statistics shown at CJ.com, we must remember that the figure depends highly on how good of a job the affiliates themselves are doing. The best hosting company, with the most refined sales process, won't be closing any sales if the site where the impressions are made is about growing mushrooms for space flight purposes, and the traffic it gets is highly targeted on that particular subject.
Regarding sales closure rates under 1 per 100 visitors, that's definitely not something worrying as long as one can still get a decent ROI.
we must remember that the figure depends highly on how good of a job the affiliates themselves are doing
This bears emphasis. Previously I was in the affiliate marketing business and have seen the good, bad, and ugly of it and can definitely agree with lcdc's statement. I wish I could remember who coined the term "preselling" because that is simply the shortest answer to how affiliates can make sure they make money from conversions. Presell the product/service effectively on your site instead of simply handing someone off without putting them in the proper state of mind to buy the product/service.
If you don't presell, don't expect a good conversion rate. It takes effort to sell something on the web, and you better be sure to make an effort when you are "proxying" the purchase - treat the prospect as if they were going to buy something directly from you. Educate them, entice them, do what you can to get them presold.