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CBGHQ (Classic Board Games HQ) went live on Sep 06, 2015, approximately 5 weeks ago, and in that time I’ve garnered around 1k page views.
And absolutely zero sales.
While somewhat disappointing, I know that I’ve also not done much to make it happen. I’ve only spent a couple of hours adding products to the website, and only managed four blog posts so far – mainly because my paying freelance work and this 100-day challenge take priority over everything else (this is also the reason why I haven’t started working on MinuteTechNews.com yet). So I gotta admit it’s not surprising that I’m ranked deep into page 4 of Google for my focus keyphrase of “classic board games”.
When my blog post about how to destroy your friends in Munchkin got retweeted by the creator of Munchkin himself, I saw 300 views in one day, but still no sales.
I admit… I may have underestimated the work that needs to be done for this affiliate business idea to work.
Which is why next week I’m going to figure out and write down a proper plan to kick CBGHQ up a couple of notches. That includes ways to capture visitor emails, blog post frequency, ways to improve social media standing and finally a schedule for adding products. I’m also probably going to get myself a VA to add a bunch of products into the system, take the load off me so I can focus on more important things.
In the mean time, if you’re looking for a new board or card game, why not check out our selection on ClassicBoardGamesHQ.com? Prices are the same as on Amazon.com and you’d be helping a budding business grow.
And we both win :)