I joined her around 4 years ago and made some good money from some educational websites (using Google Adsense) and some product review sites (as an Amazon affiliate). For personal reasons, I didn't have the time to maintain these websites and some of them became obsolete for a variety of reasons.
So, I'm back with an idea that I want to get some feedback on! I love personal organisers and am fairly creative, so I am trying to do a little research on YouTube videos and Amazon affiliate sales for personal organisers - eventually to sell my own.
My idea is to create a blogging website aimed at young/middle aged ladies, particularly those with kids. I will use YouTube to create some videos of the sorts of personal organisers I own, with the idea that I will sell these in time to come.
What I am trying to figure out is the following:
- How many stationery related videos on YouTube go on to sell products? I've looked through dozens of these videos and there are usually affiliate links included, but these are low cost products and I'm pretty sure they don't sell very many. My product review videos are very popular, but they don't convert to sales. They ONLY seem to convert if they link to my website. So how can research more about conversion in this area? Should I contact some of the users?
- How can I find out personal organiser sales on Amazon? I have found the 'best sellers' within each category, but that doesn't tell me much. I don't know volume of sales and I don't know how they compare to other categories!
I love the idea of being able to create my own personal organisers, but I'm not sure whether I would be able to make much money, bearing in mind the time it takes to create them and the cost of the stationery itself.
These are the potential ways to make money:
- Google Adsense - there are some fairly lucrative keywords around this topic, although very competitive.
- Amazon affiliate sales of organisers and stationery
- Selling my own personal organisers from my website.