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The Gold & Silver Affiliate Market

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by on 09-02-2010 at 01:20 AM (18061 Views)
I know a lot of people have been asking me what I've been up to lately since I've been a bit quiet on PAL this summer. Typically I don't like to share a lot of my outside ventures in public, but this has been a fun ride, so what the hell. PAL is my home, and I consider this community like family.

I started buying silver/gold a couple years ago as many of you know. I won't go into why and ruin this post though.....lol

Long story short however, naturally when I got into precious metals personally, I started looking for an affiliate program in this market. There wasn't a legitimate one, and it sucked.

So I contacted a company that I buy from www.apmex.com with the idea. Now mind you, this is the largest online retailer of precious metals in the world, they do around $600M a year in sales and are one of only 13 companies that can buy directly from the US Mint.

Fast forward 12 months, and my consulting company has helped them to launch a proper affiliate program on Commission Junction. We did our initial launch at Affiliate Summit East in the third week of August. Since then we have brought on over 800 affiliates and had well into six figures in sales through the affiliate program....in 2 weeks.

It's a completely different market however though than gaming, and I will never mix the two. But it's been a fun ride so far and I figured I'd share. Getting outside of gaming once in a while can be refreshing, as I'm sure many of you equally know. The precious metals market is on fire right now, so it's fun to be a pioneer on the affiliate side of it.

I am not going to go into all the details of the program or try to recruit affiliates from gaming. But here is a video we made up that gives an overview of what my head is buried in now days. Good times indeed, it's a whole new world and very challenging to say the least.

If there's one thing I've learned over the years as an affiliate; it's that when you have a passion for what you promote, it makes it so much more enjoyable.

Here's the overview video we came up with.

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  1. cernus11's Avatar
    Wow congratulations, its crazy that such a large market had no affiliate programs. 6 figures in 14 days? Next you could launch a click bank product detailing exactly how you did it!
  2. actyper's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing Jeremy, always great to learn about different markets and especially how to make $ from them.
  3. Ridge's Avatar
    I'm always amazed at people like you that recognize an opportunity where nobody else did, or at least acted on it. You know how I feel about this, Gaming is so volatile right now, I would be scared to death if I didn't have other income sources.

    Non-gaming niches are so much easier to compete in after you have fought through gaming, we all have a serious advantage, so projects like this can be fun and rewarding.

    Anyway, good stuff man and congrats on the initial success! Maybe now Greg P can quit hitting the Oklahoma "Food Bank" :-)
  4. Tom's Avatar
    I love hearing success stories like this. Way to take advantage of the opportunity and do something you are passionate about.

    Best of luck moving forward!
  5. ih82lose's Avatar
    Awesome!

    As a user of both Apmex and CJ I had been seeing the changes.

    I think you have done great things for them! Great job Jeremy!
  6. Spry's Avatar
    Apmex is one of the best gold and silver suppliers online that I know of... personally used and recommended already and since it's through CJ this is a no brainer.

    I've been pushing a small amount of gold and silver traffic to ebay already and it will be nice to feature apmex on the site and invest in growing the traffic.
  7. Kyle's Avatar
    This is awesome, Jeremy you are still a hustler
  8. TheGooner's Avatar
    Interesting to see you branchig into this area.
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    I've had a passion for precious metals for a few years and started buying primarily silver a couple years back. So for me, it's been awesome because I actually love talking about gold/silver.

    And to be honest, it's been a nice little getaway from the gaming industry for a while. It's nice to see what other affiliates outside of gaming are doing and what methods they are using for their affiliate campaigns.
  10. Pking's Avatar
    I signed up man - I'll let you know how it goes..

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