I have a site in the fitness niche. It is averaging over 500 targeted visitors per day but the problem is, according to a survey I put up, my visitors are mainly consist of teenagers that are trying to get a six pack. They also mentioned they have no interest in buying products...Which kinda broke my heart.
On November 11, I thought "Whatever... I am going to promote a Clickbank product anyway and see how it goes. It can't hurt."
So, yea, I put a link on my site's sidebar and it's been doing poorly. Very poorly. This morning (12 days after I put the link up), I have receives over 930 hops and zero sale. I told myself if I don't make a sale after 1000 hops, I will put Clickbank behind me.
Tonight, as I was going to bed, I decided to check if I have reached 1000 hops yet. And lo and behold...
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Yup... After 987 hops (in 12 days), the site has made a sale.
I know the conversion rate makes it look discouraging. But, keep in mind all I did was putting an affiliate link in my sidebar. I am sure it will get better if I hire a copywriter to do some pre-sell and such.