Does people buy Halloween costume online??

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I am new to this internet marketing for seasonal products

Just wonder does people buy Halloween costumes online?

What is the best way to make a quick sales if I want to get in now?

Will social media like facebook or twitter a good way to promote this niche?

How do you assess commercial viability of selling online Halloween stuff?

Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    I don't know the answers to all your questions but I do know the first one is definitely yes.

    I think you might be a little too late for the party this year, though.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Absolutely. It's a very big money holiday. May be too late to jump in for this year. A lot of people already have ordered their costumes, but keep developing your site if you have one and you'll be ready for next year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Jordan
    Yes, definitely but it would be too late to get in now. You can make a keyword research on what Halloween stuff people usually like to buy online. And yes, facebook or twitter are a good way to promote this niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Yes people do buy Halloween costumes online..

    Even though it is late, you can try your luck for this keyword/niche "Last Minute Halloween shopping" or "Last Minute Halloween Costumes"

    These two showed up in my KW Research tools

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    • Profile picture of the author jeffmullins
      Yes they do. Every year I drop about 200 bucks for me, the wife and kids on costumes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Allegra
        I've never bought a Halloween costume offline
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Yes but your problem to late for this season another niche you could take a look is the witchcraft niche which is non seasonal and has some very good products try the following affiliate programs
    7 witches
    http://www.7witches.com
    7 witches offer a vast range of spells cast for you by a real witch
    prices start at $27 rising to a $129 for a customized spell.
    They pay 25 – 30% on level 1 and 15% on level two for the life of
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    Natural magick shop
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    Academy of sorcery
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  • Profile picture of the author uncle randy 71
    There are ways to make money by capitalizing on the Halloween season. Here is a link to a PLR pack that might give you some ideas.

    Halloween Graphics Blowout

    You could start focusing on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's day if you would like to get the jump on the next few big buying seasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
    Halloween is a tremendous niche that I have been apart of since 2003, last year I sold over 1400 costumes and I am on track again
    this year to do quite well.

    As others have mentioned, it is a bit late to get started now, why not look into the Holiday season instead!

    Good luck ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    Check out halloweencostumesfordogs.com You might make a big blip in his traffic stats if you do, and I'm not sure if s/he is a tenaire yet. (like a millionaire, but aiming lower)

    Can't help it. Ran across that site one day and it is one of those unforgettable domain names. That's the kind you're supposed to buy, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    Brian, wow that's fantastic well done

    Personally, I dislike niches like halloween to make money. It's only open for a fragment of the year, and really there are no exciting monetization options. No high paying CPA offers, and commissions that are scant at best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
      Originally Posted by drr View Post

      Brian, wow that's fantastic well done

      Personally, I dislike niches like halloween to make money. It's only open for a fragment of the year, and really there are no exciting monetization options. No high paying CPA offers, and commissions that are scant at best.
      Hey Drr,

      You are very much correct in that Halloween earnings are based on lots of sales and smaller commissions. However, when you look at the sheer amount of traffic in the space the earnings can certainly add up ;-)

      Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author petevamp
    Originally Posted by aaronngoh View Post

    I am new to this internet marketing for seasonal products

    Just wonder does people buy Halloween costumes online?

    What is the best way to make a quick sales if I want to get in now?

    Will social media like facebook or twitter a good way to promote this niche?

    How do you assess commercial viability of selling online Halloween stuff?

    Aaron
    Now is not the time to be getting into anything for holloween unless you plan on getting your site up for next year. Since you state you are new your best bet would not be to try and target a seasonal trending market but a long term trending market. Pick a market that has buyers all year round for your first one. This way you can find out an how to atleast get things going for a seasonal market.

    When trying to target seasonal markets if you had not made your presence know atleast a few months prior chances are you will not beable to cash in until the next years market. Since there is only a few days left for the holloween market you really do not have a xhance at all any more. You might try your luck in the xmas market though. If you start now and follow everything to a tee that is handed to you here. Then you should be able to make atleast a few thousand for the up coming xmas season.
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
      Originally Posted by petevamp View Post

      Now is not the time to be getting into anything for holloween
      Considering that Halloween is tomorrow, I'd say this advice is spot-on
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      • Profile picture of the author Piper Anderson
        Halloween is a great seasonal niche, but yeah, now is a bit late to get into it for this year. You can start now and build your Halloween empire so it's ready to make a ton of money next year.

        I made a network of Halloween costume sites this year, beginning in May, and by the time September rolled around, the sales were coming in pretty steadily on Amazon, and I was making some nice extra Adsense money, too. I'm going to keep working on this network of sites over the next year, as I bought several costume domains I never even had time to make sites for this year, work on promoting those sites more, and hopefully do even better financially with the sites next year. Now's the time to start!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

        Considering that Halloween is tomorrow, I'd say this advice is spot-on
        I second that, it's a little too late to SEO a blog or website to take advantage of Halloween (at least for this year). You could do a little research now to see what's selling and take note of it, so that you have a starting point for your Halloween marketing next year.

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        • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
          Originally Posted by Brian Johnson View Post

          Halloween is a tremendous niche that I have been apart of since 2003, last year I sold over 1400 costumes and I am on track again
          this year to do quite well.

          As others have mentioned, it is a bit late to get started now, why not look into the Holiday season instead!

          Good luck ...
          Wow, that's really inspiring. I guess I'm going to have to work harder next year...

          Originally Posted by Tomwood View Post

          Yes but your problem to late for this season another niche you could take a look is the witchcraft niche which is non seasonal and has some very good products try the following affiliate programs
          7 witches
          http://www.7witches.com
          7 witches offer a vast range of spells cast for you by a real witch
          prices start at $27 rising to a $129 for a customized spell.
          They pay 25 – 30% on level 1 and 15% on level two for the life of
          the customer they pay by paypal.
          http://www.7witches.com/index.php/General-Site-
          Content/7witches.com-Affiliate-Program.html
          Natural magick shop
          Pagan Supplies from Natural Magick - Magic Oils, Potions, & Magic Wands
          Pay 10 – 13% commission with a 30 year cookie on a huge range
          of magic and pagan products.
          Academy of sorcery
          Academy of Sorcery | Magick | Black Magic
          Earn $30-$40 per sell on most items, plus 20% in residual
          subscription fees month after month forever!!

          Plus amazon and clickbank of course
          Wow! Thanks for that cool resource! I'm going to check these out!


          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Absolutely. It's a very big money holiday. May be too late to jump in for this year. A lot of people already have ordered their costumes, but keep developing your site if you have one and you'll be ready for next year.
          Great suggestion, Suzanne. That's what I'll do. I'll also have to learn how to set up the sites I've been buying from you... (especially that Halloween site).

          Originally Posted by anup.mahajan View Post

          Yes people do buy Halloween costumes online..

          Even though it is late, you can try your luck for this keyword/niche "Last Minute Halloween shopping" or "Last Minute Halloween Costumes"

          These two showed up in my KW Research tools

          Anup
          Cool tip. Thanks! Though I suppose this is too late even for last minute.

          But what about early bird bargain hunters who scoop up the sales stuff for the NEXT season?

          There might be something there....

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  • Profile picture of the author homeworkin
    Definitely get started for next year as soon as possible. I got my Halloween sites up pretty late in the game since they were not a top concern for me. I did not promote them pretty much at all. I did make enough sales to cover my costs, but nothing to write home about. However, next year these sites will be aged domains with lots of content and backlinks.

    If you are looking for immediate sales, I would look at Christmas and New Year items. In your spare time start researching next year's Halloween promotions. Buy a few domains if possible, get your Squidoo and Hub Pages set up to age nicely, etc. Throw out some articles on popular topics and use one of your author box links to link back to your Halloween sites.

    I have a large number of sites and have many seasonal niches.

    I think of it this way. Seasonal niches are often less competitive than year round niches and if you have a good flow in your niche selection, then something will be peaking year round. My seasonal niches look kind of like this:

    Niche Group A - New Years Resolutions
    Niche Group B - Spring
    Niche Group C - Summer Recreation/Home and Garden/Vacation
    Niche Group D - Back to School
    Niche Group E - Halloween
    Niche Group F - Holidays

    This model works well for both mini sites and authority sites. You could have dozens of little sites set up or choose one main site for each seasonal niche and really grow those sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author mishannelarry
    They certainly do. They love stuffs from the online shop because they choose what they really like in just a short period of time, most people like adult costume, or even couples costume. Now take your pick!
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  • Profile picture of the author matsanti
    Oh yes they do. Specially to the busy Joe with little time to spare for the regular shopping and the hassles of choosing the right costume and. There is no better place to shop than in the comfort of one's own home checking on the available options from a vast networks of suppliers and being able to compare prices off hand.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Definitely, people do buy costumes for the Halloween season. As you what you have observed from your environment, people especially the teens do buy costumes not only during the Halloween days but any event that requires costumes. I can't really give you an assurance that by using Face book you can generate more sales for selling costumes online. It really depends on how will you present and advertise your product in the social networking pages, since I can say, that people who are into Face book or other social networking sites are fond of shopping online since it is convenient and will save them gas from going into the store and try to wrestle yourself into the crowd.
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  • Profile picture of the author revupcommerce
    People buy costumes online in a big way.
    Last year I built a handful of mini sites on exact match halloween domains
    Like bigfootcostume . com and .net etc.
    After the season was over I did the math. I had made a little over 1,000 including a few hundred from adsense and the rest from a costume affiliate.

    The crazy thing is my commission was 10% so I did about 8,000 in gross sales.

    Exact match domains for costumes are easy to rank, however you need to keep up with the seo as there are a ton of minisites you will be competing with.
    This year I will make a lot less as most of my listings have dropped a page or 2
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  • Profile picture of the author sadiecopywriter
    When I worked retail, they said it was second only to Christmas in the amount of money being made off it. It's the 2nd biggest retail holiday of the year.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ashley Gable
      Are you guys doing amazon or other affiliate network sales?

      Or are you doing drop shipping or something like that?

      Just curious
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  • Profile picture of the author tebor79
    Commission Junction has about 15 dif. Halloween related vendors.
    Amazon has a good selection of costumes, but def check out CJ.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattVit
    THIS THREAD IS ONE YEAR OLD.

    You can thank the spammer promoting the costumes link at the bottom of their signature for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author user name 666
      Originally Posted by MattVit View Post

      THIS THREAD IS ONE YEAR OLD.

      You can thank the spammer promoting the costumes link at the bottom of their signature for that.
      Good eye. If you were talking about the OP by any chance they don't have a signature right now, and I didn't see any links which relate to Halloween in anyone else's signature.

      The guy needs some lessons in grammar.
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