What would you sell to teenage girls?

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Hi Warriors,

I had a earlier post about monetizing my forum, and had some good suggestions. This question is a little different.

The bulk of visitors to my site are teenage girls (15-19). Meaning most need to use a parents credit card.

I'm looking for ideas as to what I can sell on my site (real products or virtual, affiliate or direct) that would

a) appeal to that demographic,
b) that they don't mind showing a parent to use their credit card and
c) that is cheap enough since they don't have a lot of disposable cash.

Obviously the MMO space will not work per (a) above. I'm looking for some creative ideas...all opinions welcome!

Thanks
Chris
#girls #sell #teenage
  • Profile picture of the author online only
    Shoes, clothes, iphones, bling bling stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Jewelry and cosmetics. And don't assume "girls" in that age range are using their parents' credit cards. I'd bet more than half of them have their own plastic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by alexatdigispoke View Post

      Anything related to Justin Bieber
      Not so much this age-group, I think? That's more for ages 11-14, surely?

      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Jewelry and cosmetics. And don't assume "girls" in that age range are using their parents' credit cards. I'd bet more than half of them have their own plastic.
      Yes, this ... and/or "PayPal student accounts", available from age 14 ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennwith2ns
    iPhone cases, hair accessories, animal hoodies (just trust me on this one), lip gloss, NAIL POLISH (big one right now), cosmetics in general. I have seen more teenage girls shopping more high-end cosmetics than ever before. Bows are in - hair bows, rings with bows, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nole Hopkins
    Clothing
    Apple Products
    Electronic Accessories (iPhone covers, iPad covers, etc.)
    Shoes
    Make Up
    Accessories & Handbags
    Bedroom Decorations, Bed Sets, etc.
    Sunglasses
    Prom & Formal Dresses
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    Acne medications and skin/hair care product.

    Acne meds came to mind because Proactive was one
    of the best selling brands out there the last time
    that I checked, they did have an affiliate program,
    and it's a consumable... meaning the girls would set
    up a monthly shipment, and you'd earn commission
    on each customer for a LONG time... or at least
    until she outgrew the acne :-)

    Willie
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  • Profile picture of the author IMMer1975
    Some awesome ideas here...thanks...really helps to get some opinions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clickthroo
    What would I sell to teenage girls?

    Teenage boys
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworker11
    Maybe makeup music downloads, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    I would recommend reading popular magazines among teenagers. Not just for the ads (because they can provide some great clues) but for figuring out their lifestyle and how they see the world. See what they like to buy, for what they might be considered cool, and try to appeal to them with your product recommendations.

    People at this age are all about "trying to fit in", and that means looking out for the latest whatever they are into, or probably finding ways to avoid flaws they might think they'll make others pick on them, such as acne (as pointed above), looking slim, etc.

    Better yet, try to hang out with a few of these teenagers for a few days to get a better feel of how they think, if you can. You'll probably learn more about what you can successfully market to them this way.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    If these girls are in the U.S., put a mustache on it.

    Don't know what it is but the 'stash' is where it's at with this crowd right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author briankno
    My first thought was music downloads.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeaverJ972
    How about a guide to being less of a drama-queen! ROFLOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author WeaverJ972
    No seriously, the best way to go about this is not to ask a bunch of internet marketers what they would do (although it's extremely valuable to have their input), IMHO the best way is to camp out at your local mall and offer $5 for filling out a survey of the things that 15-19 year old girls are interested in. Just make sure that you do it in a way that appears professional and doesn't make you look creepy. Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    ^Surveys are woefully ineffective at getting useable information. People either lie on them blatantly or they say they will purchase things that they will never purchase when the time comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMMer1975
    Again, I appreciate all the different ideas and opinions here. Always great to get input from Warriors. There are couple of ideas here I never thought off.

    I have the traffic and stickiness on my site, and with 95% of the visitors being US/UK, if I can find the right product to push it could work well.
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    • Profile picture of the author serryjw
      SPLIT INTO TWO demographics. 15-17. 17-19 the twain will never meet. At 18-19 they are in college or out working.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie123
    Clothes. And I mean different lines. There are different groups of girls and they all have a different style of dress. Preppy, Gothic, hip-hop, etc. The one constant product I would have is jeans. All groups tend to wear them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Cocaine. And maybe lipstick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Twilight movie memorabilia, at least that's what my teen daughter spends all her money on :p
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  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    Info products on how to become a "successful" model. Every young girl wants to be a model, regardless of what they tell you... :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I would still try and drill down further into your demographics. What are these teenage girls visiting your site for? What other sites or search terms are they coming from to get to your site?

    CPA offers are also a good way to monetize a teenage demographic. Email submits to win free makeup trials, iphones, playstations, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Why not change it to an eCommerce to sell clothes and ladies cosmetics? and yes, talking about justin beiber really gonna pull your website back.

    Also, Maybe some gift cards and coupons for local shops.
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    Iphone case, hat, shoes, keychain, key mock-up, party ticket...
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Anything related to fashion, and beauty products go well too. Teenagers are all about the latest trend, so exploit that to the fullest.

    They are also crazy about bands and musicians. You could maybe sell some albums and merchandise?

    Who knows, they might even be interesting in dating and love related stuff. Try out a few things to see which one makes you the most money, and stick to it.
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    Self Confidence books / "how to stop bullying " "how to be popular in 3 days" "Fashionista Craze 2013"{Fashion Style ebook you can find those at clickbank just be an affiliate) and ebooks on Applying Make up and hairstyle Formations that will sell greatly
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    • Profile picture of the author Avalonesa
      Sell them One Direction band merchandise.

      Albums, cardboard cutouts, bed sheets, DVDs.

      Better yet, start your own boy band and sell that to them.

      Call it: New Direction

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        Originally Posted by Avalonesa View Post


        Better yet, start your own boy band and sell that to them.

        Call it: New Direction

        lol...love it. I'm going to make millions.
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      There's a certain flavor of déjà vu about this thread ...
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    What any woman would use, meaning beauty products and phone accessories and customizations.
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    Sell banner/text space to teen magazines/sites.
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