Is 15% commission worth while?

by bsurb
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I have a new body building blog that I recently started to help body builders with weight gain. "SupremeBulk" is the name of the blog, and instead of covering everything about body building, I thought providing content about how to gain weight and muscle wold be more of a niche.

So where I buy my supplements online, they have an affiliate program that offers 15% commission to all NEW customers and 5% to all returning customers.

Would that be worth the time blogging and promoting their products?

Reason I ask is because I have ordered supplements from them and I could write reviews on the products that Iv personally used and how they work.

I currently have a Facebook and Instagram page but I haven't done too much yet.

Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by bsurb View Post

    I have a new body building blog that I recently started to help body builders with weight gain. "SupremeBulk" is the name of the blog, and instead of covering everything about body building, I thought providing content about how to gain weight and muscle wold be more of a niche.

    So where I buy my supplements online, they have an affiliate program that offers 15% commission to all NEW customers and 5% to all returning customers.

    Would that be worth the time blogging and promoting their products?

    Reason I ask is because I have ordered supplements from them and I could write reviews on the products that Iv personally used and how they work.

    I currently have a Facebook and Instagram page but I haven't done too much yet.

    Any suggestions?
    Is there a competitor who gives a bigger commission?

    Does the brand recognition of the supplier make up for that difference in commission level--or not? Are they going to be around a year from now, or not--meaning your hard work is vaporized in an instant?

    What does 15% and 5% mean you earn per order in real dollars on average?

    Can you get a customer for less than that 15%?

    Is it possible to have an ongoing passive income stream from that 5%, or is it too difficult to maintain?

    Do you have an existing list who would be responsive to this product?

    These are the questions you need to be asking yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    15% is quite relative. As far as physical product go, that's a pretty darned good rate (check out Amazon for a comparison). But it all comes down to the average order size.
    How much can you earn based on an average order? Do that math, and figure in the time your posts and reviews take to drive traffic, and you'll have your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    It is a little over to that of Amazon. I believe you can make some nice figures with big traffic. But muscle building niche is available in other networks such as Moreniche which pays 40% for CrazyBulk. They are good Company and paid me several time on time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Path Theory
    I'd go to clickbooth, mobooka, or deluxe and find a muscle offer. You can find trial offers - Meaning your lead only has to pay $3.99 for shipping, and you get up to $40 commissions per sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    15% isn't big enough for my appetite. 75% or more for a commission is ideal for me. For personal business partners/JV partners... i accept no less than 60%.

    But how will you get rich off of 15% with products typically under $60?

    Take for instance the product from MuscleTech called "Mass Tech". It sells for around $65. If you were to make a sale of off this, and get 15% for it.... you would only earn $9.75 for your efforts.

    You really want to work hard online for those kind of commissions?
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    • Profile picture of the author Synnuh
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      15% isn't big enough for my appetite. 75% or more for a commission is ideal for me. For personal business partners/JV partners... i accept no less than 60%.

      But how will you get rich off of 15% with products typically under $60?

      Take for instance the product from MuscleTech called "Mass Tech". It sells for around $65. If you were to make a sale of off this, and get 15% for it.... you would only earn $9.75 for your efforts.

      You really want to work hard online for those kind of commissions?
      You're not going to get 75% on physical products.

      You do know that 3-4 sales a day, even at $10 commission is livable in areas of the world that are finding their way into IM?

      Amazon works up to an 8.5% rate, and I've been offered a 12% increase on top of that promoting an eCommerce biz on there.

      Maybe with all the importing going on people can afford to pay 75% commissions, but you're talking about digital products based on your sig and what I've seen from you in the past.

      To the OP, yes it would be worth promoting.

      You get 10 sales a day from the MASSES that are trying to get in shape and will buy from someone they trust. That's livable. Then they'll repurchase.

      When the company is having a sale, shoot out an email to your list to let them know.

      Go for it if you're interested in the topic and want to help people. Don't do it for the money. The money is there in that market.

      Just about every marketing channel works for the market. SEO, Blogging, Facebook, YouTube, PPC, others I don't use but I'm sure work for people who work them.

      You're good.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoChandler
    As a female weight lifter (working to become a bikini fitness competitor), I will say that I ONLY buy supplements and powders and whatnut, based on reviews. And I really prefer detailed reviews or reviews that come from trainers/athletes whose style I like.

    You may get a higher commission pushing other products, but you'll get a more dedicated readership if you review products that you personally know about. It always sounds more legitimate when you can provide actual details pertaining to your routine, versus generic looking banter like "it tastes great."
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