C2 Helps Triple Traffic and Income

by Wendy

I was so excited when I heard about the imminent arrival of Content 2.0. I knew the interactivity it would provide my visitors would be perfect for my site. Just how excited was I? Well, I hunted down the pre-launch test site till I found it and was able to negotiate the opportunity to beta test!

In the first few weeks I added almost 100 new pages to my site (all visitor submitted). You would think that would be exciting in and of itself. More pages meant more traffic and more visitor interactivity meant more visitor loyalty... a win, win all around.

It was incredible to see that my site, which was already receiving a high volume of traffic, was now exploding with more and more traffic due to the constant addition of pages and the viral effect of visitors wanting to show off the content they submitted to family and friends.

All that was amazing, but what really made a difference for my site with C2 was the additional monetization opportunities it presented. It took me about a year and some incessant nagging (encouragement) from Elad from coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com (about paying more attention to monetizing), but once I set my mind to it, I quickly discovered that if I added affiliate links to items mentioned in visitor submitted content that I could literally quadruple my affiliate income. Visitors were in effect preselling products for me. All I needed to do was add the links and reap the benefits. I wish I had taken advantage of that earlier on, but better late then never.

My traffic and income have more than tripled since the inception of C2 and the results have been so incredible that for my husband's 52nd birthday I was able to surprise him with a "Happy Retirement" card. How often can you give the love of your life a gift like that?

Thanks SBI! for adding C2 and changing my family's future.


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Thank You
by: Wendy

Thanks for your kind note Melanie. You made my day!

And Misty, I LOVE your sense of humour. I won't show my husband your comment. You never know what creative idea he might conceive after pondering that.

P.S. He's making my dinner even as I type this. Got to love that.

Great Answer Jan
by: Wendy

I couldn't have answered it any better myself.

The only thing I will add is that when a visitor talks about a product or item (that one of my affiliates just happens to sell), the item often sells even better because the visitor is sharing about using the product within a real life experience as a third party. Where I might be credible and authentic in sharing about a product, a visitor will often add twice the authenticity and credibility to it because they have no monetary return to be gained from sharing. Their experience would be perceived as even more pure in the eyes of other visitors.

Affiliate Income and C2
by: Jan

Hi Misty

I know Wendy and she is brilliant, so she may answer with more information.

Affiliate income is commissions you earn by selling products for different merchants. Since the Internet is gaining so much momentum, many merchants and manufacturers offer the opportunity for web masters to sell their products for them.

This means if you create a website, you don't necessarily have to have your own product to earn an income. You can sell other people's products. You are often paid a percentage of the sale in exchange, although some merchants pay for sending them leads.

Visitors help you earn income because as they search the Internet, they land on certain pages that are interesting to them. Then, as they read and interact with the page, they notice the affiliate products that are placed there.

If one is good at placement and good at finding appealing products related to the page's content and/or the site's niche, it can create sales for the merchant and generate revenue for the webmaster. :-)

Affiliate Income
by: Misty

I hope that your husband wasn't expecting an even bigger present for Christmas!

I am a bit confused. What is affiliate income and how do your visitors help you make money?

My Inspiration
by: Melanie

I don't know if you know this, but I look to you for inspiration for my own site and think of you as my example! Thanks for all your encouragement and helpful tips through the last couple years.
---Melanie a.k.a. Mel, the Gift Girl


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