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    Question How many stores?
    Just curious how many stores the average successful affiliate has?

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    With the wrong question, you'll have the wrong answer.

    What's a successful affiliate for you? $1K, 10K or 100K a month. (commissions not sales)
    Some affiliates are happy and successful with $1K a month, others are frustrated with only $10K.
    The number of stores is not a sign of success. You can have 1000 of them and not make a cent.
    You can be successful with one and broke with 1000.
    The traffic to each of the stores is much important. And it depends also of what you are selling (the vertical is quite important)

    In my opinion, you start to be successful if you have at least one site with a ranking under 100 000 in Alexa, or two pulling the same traffic, or three ...
    Depending of your vertical you'll earn more or less money but enough to make a living.

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    As Zeuz mentioned.. it all depends.
    I have some aff making 1k and he has 2 stores, while there are other affiliates that have a dozen stores and is not making any $$ from us.
    I would suggest "niche" or go deep if you do not have the traffic or brand name like "ebates" or "Upromise"

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    All it takes is one good store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairFieldGetaway-EricEwe
    As Zeuz mentioned.. it all depends.
    I have some aff making 1k and he has 2 stores, while there are other affiliates that have a dozen stores and is not making any $$ from us.
    I would suggest "niche" or go deep if you do not have the traffic or brand name like "ebates" or "Upromise"
    "go deep"? What does that mean? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyWebAffiliate
    "go deep"? What does that mean? thanks.
    If you are not able to have like free traffic such due to a unique domain or viral marketing, then i suggest picking a category and focusing on that.
    Here is an extreme example of going deep into the category.

    For the arguement sake, if you want to sell "light bulbs", don't create a site that sells sports goods, pet materials to light bulbs. Define your parameters, focus on what your core product and have articles, blogs, Keywords, forums, etc that revolves around your core prod. This way, you will be able to able to generate SEO traffic natuarally and people who are looking for "light bulbs" will feel confident that you are the authority on the net for light bulbs.
    .......getting off the

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    I agreed with Eric.

    Providing niche and vertical market content is very important (my opinion).

    I am tired of looking at affiliate sites that list every single banner and coupons everywhere on their front page. And everything is animating all at the same time.

    I mean do they really think shoppers will buy or sign-up for anything there?

    Let's say I enjoy fishing and I want to create a web site about fishing, then perhaps it would make sense to list Outdoor type of merchants, like Altrec, Sierra Trading Post, etc...

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