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My daughters partner is lookin at buyin a sex toys website for quite a decent price, After I wiped the smirk off my face when I saw what was on sale, I checked it out and it seems to be quite a decent little site for the money with a nice domain name.

Obviously this is a very saturated niche, so I thought I'd check out how other warriors would go about driving traffic to it,

I'm starting off by suggesting an associated wordpress blog with a number of articles about specific sex type toys which are all keyword anchored back to his site

Be interesting to see what other people come up with

Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    I have a giveaway on my blog for a sex toy site:
    The D.VICE Roadtest | Ask Rachel
    (shown only to show you what can be done...)

    So maybe he could try something similar with a popular dating/relationships blogger?
    Then they get a giveaway and he gets a promo.
    these get thousands of hits for the company so it's excellent PR for them
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  • Profile picture of the author Voasi
    If it's already converting, I'd see if there were ways to bring the conversion rate up a few points. That could double or triple revenue.

    I'm not sure if Facebook would allow that type of traffic, but I'd market to women on there via there PPC platform.

    Then, I'd focus on long-tail SEO and continue to scale upwards until you were going after keywords like "Sex Toys", etc....
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I'd think about using it as a hub for multiple niche blogs, etc., targeting groups who might appreciate the discretion of buying online.

    > Single mothers
    > Female executives
    > Closet lesbians

    You probably get the idea...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      John

      I adore your sig lol

      Thanks for the suggestions folks

      Kim

      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      I'd think about using it as a hub for multiple niche blogs, etc., targeting groups who might appreciate the discretion of buying online.

      > Single mothers
      > Female executives
      > Closet lesbians

      You probably get the idea...
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      > Single mothers
      > Female executives
      > Closet lesbians
      Well,I think I couldn't agree with you more.They are all targeted cutomers.Still I think video on your website is a credible way to get traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      I'd think about using it as a hub for multiple niche blogs, etc., targeting groups who might appreciate the discretion of buying online.

      > Single mothers
      > Female executives
      > Closet lesbians

      You probably get the idea...
      Adding on...

      You could offer downloads of role-playing scripts/scenarios with suggestions about suitable props.

      Another idea is a riff on the meditation market, by offering guided fantasy audios to be played while indulging. (Think Bolero, Dudley Moore and Bo Derek in 10...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

    My daughters partner is lookin at buyin a sex toys website for quite a decent price, After I wiped the smirk off my face when I saw what was on sale, I checked it out and it seems to be quite a decent little site for the money with a nice domain name.

    Obviously this is a very saturated niche, so I thought I'd check out how other warriors would go about driving traffic to it,

    I'm starting off by suggesting an associated wordpress blog with a number of articles about specific sex type toys which are all keyword anchored back to his site

    Be interesting to see what other people come up with

    Kim
    I sell them on eBay, sex toys are my main source of income aside from my actual job. If your starting off, there are four "starters" - The Bullet, The Plain Vibrator, The Rabbit, and the Realistic Penis. With my source, I buy Rabbits for $1.40 USD in a bulk of 70 and that price includes shipping to the U.S. from China, and then I resell them for $37-$79 after I put it on custom carding and packaging to promote my other items which is only about $0.14 per item, (my carding and packaging comes from St. Louis). It is not uncommon for me to profit $400 a day. I recently started to drive my eBay traffic to my website, next year I hope to start my own dropshipping/affiliate system, and in-home parties promoting my products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
      Originally Posted by FaJeeb View Post

      I I buy Rabbits for $1.40 USD in a bulk of 70 and that price includes shipping to the U.S. from China, and then I resell them for $37-$79 after I put it on custom carding and packaging to promote my other items which is only about $0.14 per item, (my carding and packaging comes from St. Louis).
      wow! and they sell for upwards of 150 in nz...
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    • Profile picture of the author JayInOrlando
      Originally Posted by FaJeeb View Post

      I sell them on eBay, sex toys are my main source of income aside from my actual job. If your starting off, there are four "starters" - The Bullet, The Plain Vibrator, The Rabbit, and the Realistic Penis. With my source, I buy Rabbits for $1.40 USD in a bulk of 70 and that price includes shipping to the U.S. from China, and then I resell them for $37-$79 after I put it on custom carding and packaging to promote my other items which is only about $0.14 per item, (my carding and packaging comes from St. Louis). It is not uncommon for me to profit $400 a day. I recently started to drive my eBay traffic to my website, next year I hope to start my own dropshipping/affiliate system, and in-home parties promoting my products.
      How many are you doing to get custom carding and packing at .14 per item. That is a ridiculously low rate! Also buying them at $1.40 each is pretty darn cheap. You have either a very good source, or your making this up.

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      • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
        Originally Posted by JayInOrlando View Post

        How many are you doing to get custom carding and packing at .14 per item. That is a ridiculously low rate! Also buying them at $1.40 each is pretty darn cheap. You have either a very good source, or your making this up.

        Jay
        Direct from China, no middle men, and I get a 50% discount on shipping from China to the U.S. via EMS. Items are purchased on an online auction/market place not intended for sale to non-Asian customers, so the items are purchased at their economic prices.

        Heck, look at the typical vibrator, and look at everything used to make it. They are very inexpensive to actually produce.
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by JayInOrlando View Post

        How many are you doing to get custom carding and packing at .14 per item. That is a ridiculously low rate! Also buying them at $1.40 each is pretty darn cheap. You have either a very good source, or your making this up.

        Jay
        I did a website some years ago for a client that was selling sex toys. He was paying £2-3. As far as I know though the named ones like rabbits etc.. have a higher price.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

          I've had people approach me to create a sex-toy site for them, but I didn't take it on (I'm too much of a prude, I admit it). It's good market, though. Sex sells (especially when it comes to compensating for the clumsy pawing of oafish SOs). If the site works and is already converting, then the main task is to drive traffic to it, and there are lots of ways to do that.
          Sounds like there may be a market for a good $997 home study course, or maybe a coaching program...
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    I think you should definately consider some "back end" marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      Ouch!!

      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      I think you should definately consider some "back end" marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      I think you should definately consider some "back end" marketing
      Nicely played sir. I literally almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one.

      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by Ken Preuss View Post

        Nicely played sir. I literally almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one.

        Ken
        Well, I hear a lot of business have heavily stacked "front ends" but you need to make sure you pay equal attention to the "back end".

        umm.. to far perhaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I've had people approach me to create a sex-toy site for them, but I didn't take it on (I'm too much of a prude, I admit it). It's good market, though. Sex sells (especially when it comes to compensating for the clumsy pawing of oafish SOs). If the site works and is already converting, then the main task is to drive traffic to it, and there are lots of ways to do that.
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      Include some reviews, obviously.

      ps - I guess you're home now - so hope you're feeling better
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    There are also the free blog type sites you can use to link back to your site, same way you would link wheel with mainstream blogs, he should also visit some of the adult webmaster forums, and he will find a whole wealth of internet marketing for the adult industry type resources, you can get autobloggers, rss feed sites the whole nine yeards. If I can find up some of the links on my other computer I will send them to you.

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    • Profile picture of the author RocksIT
      Wow, FaJeeb I'm impressed... looks like I need to do some work on my sourcing, I have a nice website/domain (see my Sig) & main/dropship distributor, but not really enough of a price break to make ebay profitable with them...though would love to, and use like auctionblox to drive customers to my site...

      Kim, it is a very tough, saturated market, I wouldn't spend too much on the domain and site though, can be made too look great, its all about the marketing...

      and I'd try to do something different/more personal than a anyone else if you/she can...

      (my 2 cents)
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    I hear the market is buzzing .
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Where would one go to market ebooks on, erm, techniques for, erm, sensitive subjects?

    I'm asking for a friend. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author TimCastleman
      A blog talking about the best ones, etc. Also a Q&A section etc. Party packs, etc.

      Lots of ways to make cash with the niche I am sure.

      Tim
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Lisa Gergets View Post

      Where would one go to market ebooks on, erm, techniques for, erm, sensitive subjects?

      I'm asking for a friend. LOL
      Tell your "friend" to visit the WF. Every post relating to product reviews advises:

      1 Buy the product
      2 USE the product
      3 Tell others what it does, how to use it, how to get the most out of it
      4 Make a video showing the stuff from point 3.

      As a service (ahem) to your "friend", I am willing to write reviews of the final videos.

      Aren't I helpful? :rolleyes:
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    Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

    Obviously this is a very saturated niche, so I thought I'd check out how other warriors would go about driving traffic to it,
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    And a happy prostate is a healthy prostate, so stick one of our fine products up your arse today.

    Otherwise, you might get cancer!

    I look at the sex toy market the same way I look at a death metal audience: if you don't come right out and sell the sheer absurdity of it, you can't sell it.
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      I'm a FIRM believer
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      so stick one of our fine products up your arse today.
      Probably the best marketing slogan. EVER.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Probably the best marketing slogan. EVER.
        Honestly, I'm seriously considering using this as the logo for my next venture.



        I mean, at the very least, you'll never forget it... right?
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

          Honestly, I'm seriously considering using this as the logo for my next venture.



          I mean, at the very least, you'll never forget it... right?
          That one would be perfect for Government departments. Better still, a bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimCastleman
    Kim:

    If the owner would do a weekly podcast or video cast talking about products, sex experts, etc it would give people a reason to tune in.

    Focus on one problem/issue per podcast - being a better lover, lasting longer, toys for couples, etc and establish yourself as an expert and also give people a solution to the problem (with the "products").

    Tim

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  • Profile picture of the author Joe118
    Hey CDarkLord, thats the IRS's logo
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      Use 'Tell a Friend' script.
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      • Profile picture of the author XRay
        Most of the traffic generation stuff discussed here in this forum wouldn't be of much help to someone marketing sex toys. Out of necessity, adult site webmasters have to become pros at methods of generating traffic, so I would check out the online forums where they hang out.

        I googled 'adult webmaster forums' and came up with this search result: adult webmaster forums.

        You might also want to sign up/hang out in the forums of private affiliate networks that offer sex pills, creams, etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author CBSnooper
    Is the dropshipping via the site done by sexshop365.co.uk? I used them for dropshipping a few years ago when I ran my wholesale lingerie website. They provide a very good service.

    I also set up a site similar to the one your daughters partner has just bought, but I struggled to get any decent traffic. If I did it again I'd probably buy some links on high traffic adult blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
      I'll check with him who it is Mike, he will be pleased with the knowledge that they are pretty good if it is ta

      Originally Posted by CBSnooper View Post

      Is the dropshipping via the site done by sexshop365.co.uk? I used them for dropshipping a few years ago when I ran my wholesale lingerie website. They provide a very good service.

      I also set up a site similar to the one your daughters partner has just bought, but I struggled to get any decent traffic. If I did it again I'd probably buy some links on high traffic adult blogs.
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      • Profile picture of the author thedogtreatjar
        Consider all the people within this niche and promote on their sites...

        phone sex - you can go to psodivas.com for a great forum and many of those girls are top IMers so they are looking for ways to add to their sites/business.
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
    Kimmy....lmao.


    So I clean up my act....and LEAVE the adult film industry....and the second I do....people like you'se and Steve Wags...jump in. And fill the void I left behind.

    Note: For many years Steve Wags was my "go to guy" for hard to find toys and gadgets...the stuff people didn't have the guts to carry. Nuff said.

    OK....on the straight and narrow...the industry trade journal.....is AVN (Adult Video News) You can figure out the website.

    Tell them you are a "wholesaler" or what ever they require now...and you will get the hard copy of the magazine mailed to you....and if nothing else...great online resource.

    From there you'll get access to reliable suppliers for everything.

    Tough niche to crack ONLINE cuz competition is friggin' fierce..and the industry players have deep pockets and the best webmasters money/coke/and hot chicks...can buy.

    To me the opportunity in adult...is an offline gold version.

    Once upon a time nice girls got together and bored each other to death with Tupperware parties.......now they have toy parties....and it's becoming a huge niche....and the model is basically the same.

    Difference is..the mark up is massive on toys...if you're buying direct from the manufacturer.

    I would use the site as a medium to promote the party plan....and I believe one of the big manufacturers I saw in AVN...actually has a turn key system set up for home party gigs.

    Do NOT fall for wholesalers claiming to be manufacturers..cuz they are a dime a dozen...and what they charge wholesale...is my idea of retail. Capiche. Go to the friggin' source.

    I had to get out...because the 2257 laws were killing me in terms of the films....and the community standards weren't too friendly to adult either in this part of Florida....wasn't worth the hassle. But damn...lots of fun it was.


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    Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

    My daughters partner is lookin at buyin a sex toys website for quite a decent price, After I wiped the smirk off my face when I saw what was on sale, I checked it out and it seems to be quite a decent little site for the money with a nice domain name.

    Obviously this is a very saturated niche, so I thought I'd check out how other warriors would go about driving traffic to it,

    I'm starting off by suggesting an associated wordpress blog with a number of articles about specific sex type toys which are all keyword anchored back to his site

    Be interesting to see what other people come up with

    Kim
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      Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

      Note: For many years Steve Wags was my "go to guy" for hard to find toys and gadgets...the stuff people didn't have the guts to carry.
      Kali's Teeth Bracelets. Nearly impossible to get these days...
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Gray
    Kim,

    Promote it just like any other website, forum signatures would work well as there many adult forums, article marketing (all the directories could do is not approve the article), and then an adult blog with reviews for the different toys that are available, then submit the RSS feeds of the blog posts, make sure and ping when there are new posts, and some video marketing should get some traffic to the site. Maybe a little PPC and some social bookmarking.

    For the price that was paid it should turn out to be a profitable site...and that is all that is needed anyway.

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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    I agree video's receive a huge amount of traffic look up some videos on porn-hub for example. I would market online still but your right it is saturated, but sex sells. Maybe try offline marketing to get the ball rolling fliers, word of mouth, business cards, while your concentrating on building up your SEO for your website.

    There are tons of options try promoting individual products that are hot sellers. Use Google adwords keyword research tool for starters. There are tons of possibilities just run with it it is still a great niche.

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      Another link spammer joins the forum. This is an eight year old thread!

      There doesn't seem to be anyway to report posts anymore? I've been a way for a while, but noticed that my post yesterday got held awaiting moderation! I'm not sure the new system is working as intended. Bring back the "report post" feature! Lol
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        Originally Posted by Myles Sinclair View Post

        Another link spammer joins the forum. This is an eight year old thread!

        There doesn't seem to be anyway to report posts anymore? I've been a way for a while, but noticed that my post yesterday got held awaiting moderation! I'm not sure the new system is working as intended. Bring back the "report post" feature! Lol
        The feature is there. Look in the column under the poster's name and you should see a little red triangle. Click it, and the report post page comes up.
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