This was just on a whim, as I had never really tried to promote such a high price product before, nor one in the MMO niche (outside of ebay).
Over the course of 2 days I eventually made 7 sales at $279 commission a pop, for $1729
Now, this is probably 'piddly' compared to everyone else who promoted it, but it really opened my eyes to the potential of higher priced items!
This has really reinvigorated me.. Since then, I've refocused my efforts on products with higher price points (and membership sites) and my income has taken a dramatic leap.
Yanik Silver was right - it takes the same (or even less) effort to sell these bigger ticket items, yet the pay off is so much greater!
I was in the process of making and eventually marketing my first ebook to one of my niches, but this has convinced me to think much bigger and also make a higher priced physical product, as well as a continuity program.
>> Now for a bit of a rant:
If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times: do as the guru's do Their methods are right out in the open for everyone to learn from.
For the record - I didn't actually pull the trigger and get started with IM and affiliate marketing until last March.
Instead of endless complaining and debating over the effectiveness of what 'the gurus' do, and crying about being marketed to, I've tried to emulate them.
Red headlines and all
And you know what? It's worked to the tune of 7k a month - and I have been doing this on the side, during my spare time and evenings.
Nothing I do is remotely cutting edge or new (besides using video) to anyone who's been active here for more then a month or so. I am no superstar, guru, or even a super affiliate - but I am pretty happy with what IM has done for me over the course of the past 12 months.
So LEARN from the greats instead of trying to second guess them.. go to amazon and buy books from direct marketing legends like Dan Kennedy. Learn from those who have blazed the trails ahead of you. Look at the affiliates consistantly paying for adwords and see what sort of sites/approaches they are using (they won't continue to pay for ppc unless they are makng money from it some way).
Analize and learn from the people who are already where you want to be.
OK - rant over