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    To piggyback on this, are there any industries where you struggle to find a good program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    To piggyback on this, are there any industries where you struggle to find a good program?

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    Absolutely - the creative arts - mainly writing (as in fiction/non-fiction). Not much out there to align specifically with writing-related topics, aside from a few pieces of software, and of course low-commission books.

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    I'd like to promote jewelers who sell silver Ankhs

    Or Ankhs in other metals but the people into Gothic/Industrial/Punk/Metal music go for silver.

    Check out the link for the role of Ankhs in popular culture including the role the Ankh has played in science fiction etc...
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    Another category that would be good is solid cosmetics -- the color (and outward beauty), not just the anti-wrinkle creams.

    Lip color, cosmetics for the eyes, mascara, blush, foundation/base, nail polish, etc... etc.. -- women love to enhance their faces and nails with cosmetics.

    Ulta had a good program on CJ, but they left for some unknown reason.
    It would take a good OPM to talk a company like Ulta back into the affiliate marketing biz.

    Paula Begoun is famous for her books Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, The Beauty Bible, and Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me. She now has a site:
    http://www.cosmeticscop.com/about.asp?ID=13

    and obviously she promotes her own vanity line.

    I'd promote a vanity line but I prefer it to be makeup and beauty/accessories intensive, not just mainly a line of face creams that promise eternal youth.

    Face creams are fine to promote, but a colorful line of makeup products with good product pictures would do well.
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    I wonder how a wedding gown rental biz would do online

    http://weddings.lovetoknow.com/wiki/...g_Dress_Rental


    The amount of money that goes into the dress and the entire wedding is amazing. Most of my relatives got married within the last 2 years.
    I'm one of the 3 remaining singles in the family
    I've been to so many weddings that I've just about had it with weddings.
    If I get married I think I'll spare everyone and elope to Las Vegas or a local Court House

    *But* many of the clothes I buy are off-the-rack so if off-the-rack clothes can satisfy many during the course of regular life, could a wedding gown rental be appealing to prospective brides if they know they'd save lots of money and probably still look good?

    It could be a good business and would need lots of marketing to sway people into a different type of buying behavior.
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    How about ice skates and hockey supplies?
    Figure skating skates, outfits, etc... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth
    To piggyback on this, are there any industries where you struggle to find a good program?
    Many! Among them are hobbies and fishing lures and supplies. BassPro has just gotten awful and Hobbytron has been awful for years. Cabela's at Performics isn't horrible, just infested (as in BassPro) and both pay a pentance of what they should pay according to their margins. Their wonderful loyalty partners erode their margins so badly that we all have to be on the "no value" or at best "low value" affiliate commission plan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    Many! Among them are hobbies and fishing lures and supplies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Another category that would be good is solid cosmetics -- the color (and outward beauty), not just the anti-wrinkle creams.

    Lip color, cosmetics for the eyes, mascara, blush, foundation/base, nail polish, etc... etc.. -- women love to enhance their faces and nails with cosmetics.
    http://www.eyeslipsface.com/joinaffiliates.asp
    They have a good selection of "Lip color, cosmetics for the eyes, mascara, blush, foundation/base, nail polish, etc... etc.. " things

    I sponsored a few things for their giveaway and from what I know, the program manager will communicate regularly with their affiliates, free shipping prom, etc. Great person to work with. FYI- they do work with loyalty sites.

    I think figure skating is a niche that not a lot of people have gotten into yet..

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