Halloween has to be one of the most exciting times of the year for internet marketing. There are so many different things you can do to make money online, while getting extremely creative in the process. Another reason why Halloween is so much fun for online marketers is because there is so much data that comes with the season. Halloween is not only a mega cash cow, it’s the beginning of the mass end of the year spending… getting everyone’s taste buds ready for Black Friday, Christmas and New Years spending.
If you are successfully running a business on the internet and still “just watching” everyone else make money during the Halloween season, now is the best time to start planning for next year, and maybe even getting in on a little of the action this year.
Halloween 2012 is expected to be a grand time celebrated by 7 in 10 Americans (71.5%) according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF). There will be no ghosts in spending either as consumers are predicted to spend on average $79.82 per person getting into the Halloween spirit – up $7.50 from last year. – Shareasale.com
Let’s take a look at what people are searching for when it comes to Halloween Google searches. Special thanks to infographic archive and the designer for the amazing stats and infographic data. Also be sure to check out this other infographic from HalloweenCostumes.com for more stats on top selling costumes.
Survey stats show that “sexy” is where the money is at.
There are a ton of web sites and affiliate programs out there for you to promote to earn commissions when promoting Halloween costumes. You can refer to my previous post on Halloween affiliate programs which highlights some of the most well known programs and online store that you probably already have used in the past. Since Shareasale.com is one of the largest affiliate networks with a huge selection of Halloween based affiliate offers to choose from, I wanted to make sure I got a chance to highlight them along with their various payout rates. If you would like to join any of the programs listed below, all you need to do is join the Shareasale network and you will have access to all of them.
|Anytime Costumes – 10%||Costume Circus – 9%|
|Costume Craze – 8%||Costume Discounters – 10-15%|
|Costume Party – 10%||Costumes 4 Less – 10%|
|Costumes Inc – 10%||Halloween and Costumes – 13%|
|HalloweenCostumes.com – 10%||Halloween Mart – 10%|
|MicCostumes – 8%||Moon Costumes – 10%|
|NothingButCostumes.com – 10%||Oya Costumes – 10%|
|Totally Costumes – 10%||Wholesale Halloween Costumes – 8%|
It feels like I have written a decent amount of Halloween posts over the years, and that’s because I have! Every year the top costumes change, but the massive amount of money that is to be spent and made it increasing. Throw in some creative new ideas from online marketers and it seems like there is an endless supply of content and ideas to write about.
Don’t forget even if you feel you are late to the Halloween spending spree this year, there’s always next year! Some of the best businesses around are focused on fourth quarter seasons and buying trends and make all of their money during this time of the year. If not this year, be ready next time Halloween comes around.
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