A friend of mine wanted to give some affiliate marketing a whirl so I suggest he try Auction Ads.
He runs an Australian Defence News site that gets between 70 – 130 unique visitors per day.
Auction Ads allows you to embed live ebay auction listings in your web pages and then get paid a share of the revenue generated from that auction. I quote from the FAQ: When your site’s visitors click on an Auction Ad listing and take an action on eBay you earn cash. Actions are defined as a Winning Bid, a Buy-it-Now or a confirmed user registration.
It will be interesting to see how much he makes in 3 months. I’ll update this post on the 4th November 2007.
The sign up process was very straighforward as was the ad creation. Just select the ad style, customize the colours, select your keywords and away you go.
Keyword selection can be problematic depending on your niche. I had originally chosen the word “navy ” as one of the keywords. Unfortunately navy is a very popular colour for many items on ebay. I removed that word and replaced it with RAN (Royal Australian Navy).
Here’s a sample ad (and I’ve throw a blog related ad in the header of this page) :