How realistic and difficult is 14 sales a week?

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I calculated what it would take for me to achieve my dream of working at home doing this and i need a total of 14 sales a week to be able to live off of. My question that i couldn't find is how realistic and achievable is this for a beginner? If i dedicate all my time and effort into it and give it my all. Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Thomas
    Depends on so many factors...a big one being WHAT you are selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    When I was trying to sell products, I was not able to do it consistently. It's just not an easy thing to do. I have always done better with AdSense. With product sales, if you don't get TARGETED visitors, you simply aren't going to make sales. With AdSense, even generic traffic converts to a reasonable degree as long as it is real people visiting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colbyelmore
      Interesting, so do you believe that it would be easier to make that goal of say.. 375$ a week via adsense than affiliation?
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      • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
        Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

        Interesting, so do you believe that it would be easier to make that goal of say.. 375$ a week via adsense than affiliation?
        The first thing you need to do is get the traffic and then test it. You might just have a niche where product selling is better. It depends on the niche plus your traffic source and how targeted that traffic is. So I can't say 100%. But with the traffic I get, AdSense completely dominates.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyboy73
    The number of sales per week that you make are dependent upon a number of factors;

    The conversation rate of your sales page
    The amount of traffic, and quality, of traffic that your sales page receives.

    14 sales per week is just 2 per day. If you conversation rate is 2% then all you need are 100 visitors per day but those visitors must be targeted to what you're selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    You really have to say what product. If we're talking about a high ticket product (which I don't think you are), that would require much lower conversion rate with different marketing tactics.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    Targeted traffic is the key here.


    If you just have a general non-targeted audience

    then you'll have to churn out more traffic.


    14 sales a week is not difficult, just a matter of how....
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    • Profile picture of the author Colbyelmore
      Hello everyone since its been said the product matters, i am flexible on it since i am new. Currently i run a site in the self help and dating niche. it sells for around 40$ base and upsells on average 100-200$. I haven't seen any sales on it but its clickbank gravity is giant.
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      • Profile picture of the author martinp
        Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

        Hello everyone since its been said the product matters, i am flexible on it since i am new. Currently i run a site in the self help and dating niche. it sells for around 40$ base and upsells on average 100-200$. I haven't seen any sales on it but its clickbank gravity is giant.
        Nobody knows how easy or difficult this will be for you as we don't know the product and how you're going to promote it.

        Just because a product has a high Clickbank gravity doesn't mean this will be an easy task.

        What you need to do is send 1000+ visitors to the Clickbank product sales page to test it - how you drive the traffic is up to yourself, just make sure your traffic is highly targetted.

        Once you've done that you should have a clearer idea what your conversion rate is and what you need to do to make your 14 sales a week.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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        Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

        I calculated what it would take for me to achieve my dream of working at home doing this and i need a total of 14 sales a week to be able to live off of. My question that i couldn't find is how realistic and achievable is this for a beginner? If i dedicate all my time and effort into it and give it my all. Thank you
        You're speaking as an affiliate promoting someone else's offer? Or as a vendor with your own product?

        Originally Posted by Ryan Thomas View Post

        Depends on so many factors...a big one being WHAT you are selling.
        Indeed...

        Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

        Interesting, so do you believe that it would be easier to make that goal of say.. 375$ a week via adsense than affiliation?
        Hell no! You must be new here if you asked that question...and "affiliation"...? You mean affiliate marketing?

        Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

        Hello everyone since its been said the product matters, i am flexible on it since i am new. Currently i run a site in the self help and dating niche. it sells for around 40$ base and upsells on average 100-200$. I haven't seen any sales on it but its clickbank gravity is giant.
        Ah so you answered my first questions...you're doing affiliate marketing. And If the gravity is super high, then there's a ton of affiliates promoting it. It's selling, but you have to compete with all the other affiliates.

        You can sell 14 units per week easy...but you need to be building your lists and increasing traffic and have an awesome email follow up funnel in place.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kindleismylife
          14 sales per week is incredibly realistic.

          My only fear is that you are hoping to make sales directly from your website/blog instead of trying to make those sales via your email list.

          The most success I have ever had (Even now that I write fiction full-time, this same principle still applies) was to follow this simple formula:

          Traffic > blog/website > email list > offer

          There are tons of ways to complicate that and make it crazy, but if that is the business model you employ, you will easily make 14 sales per week and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author mooble
    The question depends on way too many factors...
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    This is a pointless question. How realistic is it to get 14 sales a week?

    Well if your selling handfuls of sand for $100 each not really.
    If your selling iPhones for $20 .. super easy

    Get the point?
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  • Profile picture of the author BethHewitt
    I would have a think about how you can create multiple income streams. If you put all your eggs in one basket and only focus on selling one product you are missing out on a lot of potential income.

    People like choice, so that's what I like to provide.
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Originally Posted by Colbyelmore View Post

    I calculated what it would take for me to achieve my dream of working at home doing this and i need a total of 14 sales a week to be able to live off of. My question that i couldn't find is how realistic and achievable is this for a beginner? If i dedicate all my time and effort into it and give it my all. Thank you
    First of all don't get carried away by CB gravity figures. Those magic figures don't always determine the "merit" of a product.

    Secondly, 14 isn't a magic number. If you are new to this you might as well decide to sell 1400 per week and that's absolutely possible ...if...and ..only if you are willing to take the required action.

    The following steps might help you:

    1. Find out what your target group is and how they behave on the internet. For example, if it's a recipe book, you could target Pinterest for traffic. That's where a lot of ladies hang around looking for recipes and other feminine stuff. If it's an Adult dating offer, you could promote it on POF (paid campaigns) and the results could be amazing. I hope you get the drift.

    2. DON'T try to SELL your product. Offer genuine help, sales would come automatically.

    BTW, the "sand" and "iphone" comment by another warrior was funny.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author hashif16
    Nothing is impossible but we have to make that possible. 14 sales a week is possible but you have to find the right product where people are interested in and to bring targeted traffic to it, lot of hardwork and research is needed to find the right product and keyword , finding the keyword is the key ..:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    The question is very difficult to answer.

    You need to calculate what percentage of your total traffic is buying and then you can use those figures to scale it up to 14 sales.

    If 1 in every 200 people buys the product, you will need to try and achieve 2800 visitors per week and hopefully you should make 14 sales.

    Figure out how much traffic you're getting and how much you realistically think you can add if you step up your traffic generation strategies.
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