There seems to be a way to profit online from just about every holiday and April Fool's day is not excluded. Taking advantage of people in the holiday buying, or joking mood is a perfect way to make some money online. In fact, you could be running an affiliate program featuring ads for practical joke and prank items on an appropriate blog or website. The Prankplace.com Affiliate program is a good example of a website that lets you profit from people who like to play pranks.
Here's some quick details on their program:
- Prankplace affiliates can automatically join the Kolimbo Open Network, which will give you even more affiliate merchants to take a look at, and consider implementing on your site.
- Prankplace offers a very generous commission of 20% on any sales you refer.
- The minimum payout for Prankplace affiliate is $25, via check or to your Paypal.
- They carry over 1,700 fun, wacky and zany products to pitch. You can link to just the Prankplace homepage or a specific product page.
Here's some of the customer favorites:
- Fanny Bank
"Can"-ouflage Beer Can Wraps
Toilet Monster - Ultimate Prank
Embarrassing Bumper Magnets
Fake Tattoo Sleeves
Electric Shocking Pen
TV Zapper - Control Any TV
Fun & Sexy Cover-Ups
Fake Tongue Piercing
While I won't launch into an all-out review of their affiliate program, one drawback I found was that they don't offer too many banners or product ads to use on a blog or website. The choices are limited, but with some creativity you could do some great gag-selling. As stated above, you can link to any specific item page, and probably rotate items on a sidebar or elsewhere on your blog to keep it fresh.
I'd say there's definitely some blogs more suited for this program than others, and it may take some experimenting. Prankplace would fit in nicely on humor, entertainment, and celebrity type blogs. You'd really have to know your audience and whether or not the pranks fit with your topics, otherwise you'd using up valuable space with the wrong moneymaker.
Check out Prankplace.com Affiliate program for more info!
And The Monetizer personally recommends the "Toilet Monster" to scare your friends and family.