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    Hi
    Was wondering if some of you who have been affiliate marketing for years could let us first year virgins know what seasonal spending trends we can expect all year round.

    As for weekly trends, I would say my best day has usually been a Monday, and my worst a Friday (or possiby Saturday). Suppose that makes sense - retail therapy Monday morning, looking forward to the weekend and no work on Friday (kinda takes your mind off all the lovely things to buy on the internet).

    Anywone else?

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    Well I haven't been at this for years, so I can't answer that portion of the question. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Monday is generally my best, Wednesday my worst. The other days are all fairly close, but Friday and Sunday are almost always better than Saturday.

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    A good rule of thumb for seasonal buying is, "what am I spending my own money on now?" I find that being boring, middle-American type, I'm usually spending my money on what the majority is.

    Now, if only the IRS had an affiliate program...

    [ 07-27-2002: Message edited by: SpongeBob ]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SpongeBob:
    A good rule of thumb for seasonal buying is, "what am I spending my own money on now?" I find that being boring, middle-American type, I'm usually spending my money on what the majority is.

    Now, if only the IRS had an affiliate program...

    [ 07-27-2002: Message edited by: SpongeBob ]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    That's not very helpful as I dont spend money - I have none.

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    Last summer I didn't have the stable of different products up that I do now. So the seasonal slump wasn't over until September.

    This year is less slumpy, since I put up some nice summery product pages.

    Mondays are almost always my best days. Maybe I market to cubicle dwellers?

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    Just what I was going to say [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    I've been at this for 2 years full time and last year I didnt have the amount of pages I have now. I took the advice of someone on the old CJ board and wrote pages for products I thought people would buy during the summer months. (I had previously only geared up for the Holidays)

    The summer killed me.

    This year ... July is one of my best months ever.

    Write ... Submit ... Tweek ... Write again [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    It's advice that will never get old.

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    I haven't been at this for years either, but most of my sales seem to be on Payday - Friday.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Monday is generally my best, Wednesday my worst. The other days are all fairly close, but Friday and Sunday are almost always better than Saturday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    As far as daily traffic goes ... This appears to be spot on from where I sit too [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    Tuesdays are often better for me than Mondays but 6 of 1 ... Half a dozen of the other.

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    The best day of all is Feb 29th

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    Heyder,

    That must really suck to have your best day only every 4 years.

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    You don't have to tell me<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    I haven't detected any "patterns" yet. Just about any day could be a good day or a disappointment day.

    One oddball stat though. Wristwatches seem to sell pretty well between 1:00 and 3:00 AM. About 7 out of 10 sales. I don't get it, but I don't mind it. :cool:

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    A close 2nd to Feb 29th is that hour in the fall when you move the clocks back and then comes a close third in the spring when you move them ahead.

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    Here's weird one: viagra sells best on Wednesday...

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    Deeelz,

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>One oddball stat though. Wristwatches seem to sell pretty well between 1:00 and 3:00 AM. About 7 out of 10 sales. I don't get it, but I don't mind it<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thats because the other partner gets home late from a night out and the other half meets them at the door. They use the excuse, but honey I don't have a watch, I didn't know what time it is. So off to the computer they go to make sure it never happens again. Ummmm, I wouldn't know about these thing though. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon15.gif>

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    Patrick ...

    Funny, But I was thinking more along the lines of: It's daytime in Indonesia [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Hope the sales stick.

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    For this month, my worst day usually is Saturday. Monday is the best and the rest about average.

    Expect a big jump in earnings around 2nd week of November [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] It's that time of the year...


    Next year, I'll be more prepared for summer months. I wonder what's the hottest selling products for summer. :confused:

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    It's a great time now to be working at setting up new pages and sites for the magic months.

    I've noticed a very strange thing over the past few months, during the week I sell women's stuff and on the weekend it's men's stuff...almost like the hubby's grab the 'puters on the weekends and the women surf and buy during the week.

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    My experience with a mixed bag of affiliate programs:

    Best sales ... Monday and Tuesday. Worst sales ... Saturday.

    Best months ... November through May (April and May are the peak)

    Worst months ... July, August, September (August is the bottom of the pit)

    Revenue swing from the best months (Spring) to the worst months (Summer) can be 50%.

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    Month end and the beginning of a month are usually good for me. If Monday is a good day, it can be real good, otherwise it is pathetic, it seems like there is no mid-point. Tuesday thru Friday have their ups and downs. Weekends are usually slow. Of course there are exceptions. One interesting note is that, if I see sales logged early, like 5 or 6 am, I can almost predict that's a very good day. I try to diversify as much as time and energy allow, but there is only so much I can do between my day job and the site, and right now I’m running out of gas, and today is Saturday, another slow day.

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