Aaah… the season of love. Such a special time of year. For those in love, those looking for love, and ESPECIALLY for those SELLING love – on the Internet! :-))
I started my ebusiness with Internet dating service affiliate programs and the internet dating niche STILL comprises the bulk of my income.
Internet dating services can also be lucrative for you.
You may wonder, “How is that possible? Aren't there too many dating service affiliates already?“
Well, yes, there are TONS of Internet dating service affiliate sites.
Take a good look at them though.
Most of them are complete crap. The pages are covered with banners and links, but ZERO content.
And CONTENT is why my sites are so successful.
I review the services that I promote on my site to help my visitors choose between the vast array of services available to them.
I write articles that help my visitors learn about how Internet dating works and how to make it work for them.
I also send a newsletter to help my visitors stay abreast of new services and good discounts.
Did you notice that I said ‘help my vistors' three times?
Helping your visitors is the ticket to success – and there are still PLENTY of tickets left for that train.
One of the reasons that dating service products sell so well online is because they are relatively inexpensive. They're also available for immediate delivery, and goodness knows, most of us are into instant gratification. Let's not forget that 1 in 2 marriages in North America flounders, so there are MILLIONS of singles out there looking for love.
All of those factors make dating services easier to sell on the ‘Net than hard goods.
Too, generally those who buy an online dating service membership remain a member of the program for between 4 and 6 months, and most dating service affiliate programs offer commissions on recurring sales.
So, instead of making $10 for a one-shot deal, you'll earn 40, 50 or 60 bucks when you signup just one customer!
Courtesy of Yahoo! Personals, here are a few more things for you to consider Internet dating services:
16.3 million (6.1 million women and 10.2 million men) visited personals/dating sites in 2002.
Jupiter Research, December 2002
The popularity of online personals has grown 31 percent between December 2001 and December 2002.
comScore Media Metrix, February 2003
The Personals/Dating category surpassed both Business/Investment and Entertainment/Lifestyle to become the largest paid content category in 2002 with $302 million in revenues, up nearly threefold from $72 million in 2001.
Online Publishers Association, March 2003
Revenues from online personals is expected to grow steadily to reach an estimated $642 million in 2007.
Jupiter Research, December 2002
If those numbers don't convince you, here are the results for some love-related keyword search terms for the month of December 2003.
- 5,355,479 dating
- 173,547 romance
- 634,225 love
- 110,702 girlfriend
- 59,139 valentine
- 200,016 single
- 302,172 american single
- 72,130 personal ad
Start your own dating service affiliate site right now and you'll be perfectly positioned next Valentine's to take advantage of what everyone is looking for in the ‘Season of Love' … A DATE!