Black Friday online spending reports for 2013 indicates a positive outlook for online businesses this Christmas season. Reports from ComScore Inc shows that for the first 29 days of this holiday season total e-commerce sales have reached $20.6 billion! This is about a 3.1 percent increase compared to the same period of Nov. 1 to Black Friday last year, 2012!
For this year's Black Friday alone, there was a record $1.20 billion in online spending (a 15% increase) as more consumers opted to shop from the comfort of their homes instead of battling with long lines at brick and mortar stores! This is just in line with what I wrote in an earlier post, when I reported that Christmas 2013 holiday season would reach in excess of $220 billion! That truth is already playing out.
But, What Does All of These Mean to You if You're an Affiliate Marketer?
If you're an affiliate marketer, just like me, this is indeed good news!
Yes, because all of these mean one thing…
… there is already a hungry market ready to be sold to and if you can find a way of giving this online shopper what she wants you are sure to go smiling to the bank!
Personally, I've been researching the market for the past few weeks and it is very clear that online stores, like Amazon.com, remain the best places where online shoppers are spending the money this Christmas season! This was why, sometime ago, I wrote a post titled:
If you have not read it make sure you do so right away. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU DO!
Now, with the suggestions I made in that post I want to add the following. These will help you get setup quickly since Christmas is already at the corner. Of course, the Christmas spending has already started and you don't want to miss out!
1. Become an Amazon.com Associate
If you are not yet an Amazon.com Associate (affiliate) this is the time to do so. This will give you an easy platform to start promoting to this hungry market. Signing up for an associate's account is both free and easy. Click here to signup.
2. Leverage Amazon Marketing Tools
The good news is that there are various tools in the market that will greatly help you set your Amazon Affiliate marketing plan. For example, this software tool is a 4-in-one highly-specialized tool used for uncovering profitable products to promote as an Amazon affiliate partner! The tool will help you:
(i) Research Amazon.com to uncover profitable keywords! These are keywords that buyers are using right on Amazon.com to look for products that are buying. You will never get these keywords using the Google keyword Planner tool!
(ii) Quickly find worthy top selling products to promote through the Amazon affiliate program! With this tool you don't have to waste your precious time trying to find what is selling on Amazon.com. You'll be able to quickly extract and analyze all the top 100 categories from the US and UK Amazon sites!
(iii) Quickly extract and analyze products from Amazon beyond just the top 100 to uncover even MORE hidden gems! It helps you to look beyond the top 100 and uncover MORE hidden gems!
(iv) Set up your Amazon WordPress site and STUFF it full of highly profitable Amazon affiliate products in just 3 minutes! This is a simple but powerful WordPress plugin that displays Amazon products on your site using data you have researched and exported with the software tool!
Frankly, this is the easiest and quickest way of getting setup for your Christmas sales as an Amazon.com affiliate. I purchased a copy of this software a couple of weeks ago and I've been able to use it to set up different Amazon Affiliate sites in different categories.
Click here to download a copy of the amazing Amazon Software tool!
Let me quickly point out also that this software tool comes with a total package of 9 very insightful training videos that will work you through how to make money with the Amazon associate program. What this means is you are not just receiving a piece of software but also a complete training program. I must say, I've found this training program to be invaluable!
The year is running out and the Christmas holiday season offers an opportunity to pull in some good results before the year runs out! Like Gian Fulgoni, ComScore Chairman, said,
“While Black Friday — and now Thanksgiving Day — is the traditional kickoff to the brick-and-mortar holiday shopping season, both days continue to grow in importance on the online channel. Many consumers prefer to avoid the crowds and lines typically associated with Black Friday by shopping from the comfort of their own homes, and we saw a record 66 million Americans do that this year.”
The holiday shopping season has indeed kicked off and Black Friday online sales shows that the season look great. This will continue for the next few days. And so, now is the time to position yourself for the Christmas season sales.
Get started today the easy way for a guaranteed slice of this lucrative Christmas cake!
If you have any questions feel free to ask them in your comments below. Feel free also to share your Christmas season plan of action with us!