How does anyone make money with Amazon?

by jodiesmitham 200 replies
Hi all,

I'm on my third Amazon affiliate website, yet I haven't made a dime. My other websites have been using Adsense and the general feeling on this forum is that Amazon affilate websites make more money than Adsense.

I thought I would give Amazon another go and although I get small traffic, many click through to Amazon, but NO SALES! The site is a month old and my other two sites are nearly a year old.

I've played around with copy on my website to emphasise the need to buy the product now, but I'm getting fed up of wasting my time on Amazon sites.

I have 10 reviews on my site, each around 500 words with images and YouTube embedded videos. I have a three links per review:

- an Amazon buy now graphic near the top
- a 'click here for reviews' link in the middle
- big buy now graphic to Amazon

I just don't get how anyone makes money with Amazon!
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    When you targeting a product, Always write one to two follow up reviews and add the product rating as well. This will give more leads.
  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    The only way you'll make any decent money with Amazon is either with 100s of networked sites, hundreds of articles on each with some really hardcore SEO work done to them. I set up a 20 page site about computer monitors when I was starting 6 years ago with online junk, extremely well optimized, great reviews... 2 years later only made $10 off amazon. Got into buying traffic direct to CPA and that blew up so good bye seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior X
    The biggest secret is just to send as much traffic as possible to Amazon's site. They are very good (maybe the best around) at converting visitors to sales, so just get them to the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Jodie...

    How are you getting traffic to your sites? Is it all from organic google rankings?

    When you say small traffic, how many visits are you getting to your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
    Where is your traffic coming from. You may have a bunch of browsers not buyers, although your best bet is simply getting as many people to amazon as possible. They'll buy something.
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    This is a numbers game. Keep on building until you find a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author veheme
    It's all about traffic and a good enough page for clicks to happen. Keep it up!
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      it is a numbers game but it is also a time game, so keep waiting and keep checking those analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeMeal
    It's weird. I have some sites with hardly any traffic and they make really good sales. Then I have other sites which get loads more click throughs and make virtually nothing.

    I think it depends on the sort of traffic your pulling in. Exact product name search traffic converts brilliantly. That's what I've noticed with my own sites.
    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      Originally Posted by FreeMeal View Post

      It's weird. I have some sites with hardly any traffic and they make really good sales. Then I have other sites which get loads more click throughs and make virtually nothing.

      I think it depends on the sort of traffic your pulling in. Exact product name search traffic converts brilliantly. That's what I've noticed with my own sites.
      Exactly.

      It sounds like the OP may be targeting "browsers", and not "buyers", by using the wrong keywords. You want to use "buying" keywords..such as exact product names and model numbers. When someone searches for a review of a product, and they use the model number, you know they are seriously looking to purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    It is all about the traffic. You have to make sure the reviews feature links in the right places to get the traffic to amazon. After that, you just have to trust that amazon will do their job. It's not a quick process to make money with amazon, but you can do it if you put in the time and keep building traffic to your reviews.

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  • Profile picture of the author stevet563
    Hi,

    Please allow me to help with this matter.

    Please keep in mind that Amazon in this case is a supplier of goods.
    You are the seller of those goods.

    If you are not getting results you have to ask yourself the question " are other people making money selling this product?"

    Do a quick goolge search fro your product. Are there a lot of ads to the right?
    If there are that means people are paying for ads there and if there are more than 3 or 4
    there, somebody's making money.

    click on those ads. See what they're selling. How much? Can Amazon compete?

    Another thing you may want to consider is what I call the POWER OF ONE

    One product. One website. One target market.

    Think of who your ideal prospect will be. Go to Google adwords keyword tool. Search your keyword for more results.

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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Hart
      Originally Posted by stevet563 View Post

      Hi,
      Please keep in mind that Amazon in this case is a supplier of goods.
      You are the seller of those goods.
      Completly disagree with that, its your job to PREsell and Amazons job to sell, they are the absolute best at selling (conversions) so let them do their thing.

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