We are in the midst of the holiday season. It is the most shopped season of the year. Is your site holiday ready? You know people will be shopping. You need to make sure they are buying from you. If you make a few simple changes and follow these steps, you can cash in on the holiday shopping rush.
Offer Free Incentives and Sales
One of the biggest turn off for online shoppers is shipping. In fact, over 70% of shoppers will not buy a product because of the cost of shipping. A good way to cash in on holiday shopping is to offer free shipping. Most affiliate programs like Amazon Affiliates or Commission Junction offer products with free shipping for the holidays. Take advantage of their generosity and pass it on to your customers.
Most shoppers also have several gifts to buy this holiday season. They are always looking for the best price they can get. Look for holiday deals that your readers will appreciate. Something as simple as 10% off can mean the difference between a sale or a pass.
Change Your Products to Suit the Holiday
Product needs change with holiday seasons and your products should change to reflect the season. Christmas will bring higher toy and electronic sales. Halloween shows an increase in costumes and decorations. Before each holiday do your research to make sure you are selling the products that are in high demand. With a simple web search you can find the best products to sell each season. Before the holiday gets here, check out these sites to see what products you should be selling:
- Ebay Pulse
- Amazon Best Sellers
- About.com Editor’s Picks
- Amazon Holiday Toy List
- Google Trends
- Yahoo Trending Now
Create Review Posts
One of the best ways to generate sales is to review products. Online customers do not have the luxury of holding your products in their hands before making a purchase. Write posts that review several products in your niche. You can include links to your products in each review. The more information you give your customers, the more likely you are to make a sale.
Make Buying Easy on Your Customers
The holiday season is hectic. Take some time to make your site user friendly and you can increase sales. Include links to your products on your site’s main page. Don’t make them have to search for the product they want to purchase. You can also include helpful information like the last day to order and get their product on time. The easier you make your site to navigate for your customers the best.
The holiday season should mean increased sales to your site. People are busy shopping and you want to get in on the holiday rush. With these few simple steps, you can ensure that your sales skyrocket this holiday season.
I’ve also put together a nice report to help you profit from the Holiday trends in affiliate marketing. You of course get this report COMPLETELY FREE because you are one of my loyal subscribers and students. Here ya go…
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yes this is helpful and insitful thanks and i wish you and yours a merry christmas and a happy healthy new year
Yes it was very informative, I’m a newbie here and not set up yet but I assure you I’ll use it when I get my sights up and running.
I’m Having a little trouble figuring out how to get started, this is my first time trying to make money online.
Thank You and Merry Christmas
thank you so much, this is very helpful
Anthony, This is some really good stufff. Thanks for the info. I do not have my website up and running yet but it is good to know where to go for information to find whats selling right now. It will be goog to know for next season. mike
i wanted to say thank you. you have helped me so much. i would like to know if ay of those traffic software sites out there even really work. do you have any recemendations.
Thanks- great blog.
Yes Anthony, this post did sled a lot of light, did learn from this post about changing your products to match the season..
Thanks, Anthony, for the great seasonal advice!
Within the hustle and bustle of Christmas it is easy to overlook some specific target keywords for out campaigns. Your report comes at the right time and with the right information to jog our minds with additional valuable sources for sales and their related keywords. Thank you again for your help. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Dear Anthony, I am 41 years old and was looking for some extra income and came across your video. I have no clue about affilate marketing or any kind of marketing for that matter. Your blog was very infomative but I don’t even know where to begin. I don’t have a website and i dont know what to sell. Can you give me some insite as where to get started
Anthony! Thanks so much for your Holiday information! I was actually looking to do my own research on this info today! Thanks Bro, you saved me some much time! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Mike..
Thanks for the information Anthony. I thought it was very helpful. Have a happy birthday and a wonderful Christmas!
Thanks Anthony for tips! Has always great info. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! To you and your family….
Thanks Anthony for the helpful tips.
great as always, thanks so much
Thanx Anthony for sharing this great information.
This information is very helpful. Please continue to provide your insights to bring more traffic and ultimately sales to our websites. Thanks.
Prefer this over Video Blogs
Any information on where to search for in demand products is helpful. Also any tips on how to market are great.
thanks, this kind of thing really helps. , Jack
I like the information that you provide each week. It’s hard to keep up with the many programs offered. I’ve try to get started but there is so many parts that need alot of attention to details and time to go over all of them. It’s not as easy as 1,2,3. Please continue send the information I’m sure it will come together soon for me and I will have a light bulb go off along with cash flow. Thank you Anthony and Happy Holidays!!
The more you post the more I learn. Please continue
Great info Anthony about making your page holiday friendly so customers will buy.
Wow…great info Anthony. Appreciate all the tips you provide !!
Have a wonderful holiday !!!
Thankyou! very educational…
Thank you for this great information. Although I am not ready this holiday season to be able to make use of this, I have saved it in my files so that I will have it as a reminder later on. This could well work for many holidays, i.e. 4th July, President’s day, etc. Next year will be ready with guns locked and loaded!!
These tips were very helpful but I have just started with affiliate marketing and just got into fast cash commissions and I can’t even get on my fast cash page. It’s all a bit much to learn all at once and right in the middle of the Holidays.
Thanks Anthony for all your support. Am working on my website and will keep your suggestions in mind.
have a nice holidays
Anthony thank you for your excellent tips to use during the holidays.
I don’t think I have ever looked at a blog or opened an e-mail you sent that did not have points of intrest or ways to improve my business. In many cases I simply don’t have sufficent funds funds to take advantage of them however we shall overcome and tlast off in 2012. Hyunsou and myself wish you, your family, and all of your crew a MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Fred & Hyunsou
Great Information,I am trying to get myself together to put all your great tips into action.
Its easy to get hyped up when watching you on your videos but can be very overwhelming when I start to try and go through it on my own…….baby steps!!!! Happy Holidays
Thanks for the info. Would have been nice to have had it a little sooner, but I can use it for the next holiday. Valentines Day is coming soon.
This is a great article. Even though I am replying late to this, the article can also be applied to the Valentine’s Day season coming up. I am planning some landing pages with my PMI coach, so the tips on writing reviews will come in very handy. Thank, again, for your helpful articles, Anthony!
Thanks Anthony, I wish I had had this a few months ago! I’m sure you will be sending out more info like this towards the end of this year and I’ll be ready!
this info was very valuable to me as I’m begining to understand alittle late. But better late than ever. thanx