Amazon up to Christmas

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Is anyone looking to use the run up to the festive period to make more money from (or start to make money from) their Amazon review sites?
I'm interested to hear how those of you who already do it do it.
#amazon #christmas
  • Profile picture of the author deekay
    Hello

    First is you need to make sure that your site fits the season, from the color you use to it until to the theme.

    I know you know what to post their, its very obvious.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Amazon earnings in December are multiple times higher than any other month.

    Novembers not that bad either.

    Your best bet is to start building your sites at the start of the year, though. Or at least start in spring.

    It's unlikely (but not impossible) to start a site near the end of the year, and have it get significant traffic before the holidays.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    One thing I do is promote amazon gift cards. They pay 6% commission, but they do not count toward your tier commissions. I was looking at my dashboard today and it does not look like they have released any holiday banners for gift cards yet, but I would have something on my site now.

    Also, posting gift list articles to your site is a good idea. i.e. 5 great gifts for the fishermen in your family.

    you can also look up a couple of products for fellow warrior "Sojoun" She has 2 great products that can help you get some massive traffic to your amazon site. The products are pinfabulous and pinplosion, you can probably guess they are pinterest products.

    Also go to warrior plus and look her up, she has some fantastic amazon info products that I highly recommend, I personally own 5 of her products and would recommend all of them

    al
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      We start preparing for the holidays on December 26 of the previous year. That's because while our sales are pretty good for most of the year, for us it's during the holidays that they really soar.

      During most of the year we are building our lists, building our social media followings, building our traffic. We want people to know and trust us and to know and trust that when doing their holiday shopping, we're the go-to site for those who fall in our niche.

      During the year our content blends product-focused content with informative, interesting and entertaining content (but all of which is relevant to our niche and our customers). As the holidays approach, however, the balance between product-focused and non-product focused content shifts. We still do a lot of the latter, but the product-focused content definitely is a larger proportion of our total output -- which is actually what our fans and followers want since they've got shopping to do!

      Since we have literally of thousands of products on our site, we spin those into lists and guides (as agmccall suggested, lists like "5 great gifts for the fishermen in your family" work really well for us.) We blog about them, post about them, and email about them. Again and again and again. Naturally, we make sure that the writing is top notch, the design is good and our site is easy to navigate. And we don't just grab the list of products from the Amazon best sellers list -- anyone can find those without our help. Instead because all year we're learning our customers, and all year we're following the latest, greatest products in our niche, we're able to provide recommendations and ideas that our customers may not have thought about otherwise.

      None of this is particularly quick or easy... But come November and December, it definitely seems to work!
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

        And we don't just grab the list of products from the Amazon best sellers list -- anyone can find those without our help. Instead because all year we're learning our customers, and all year we're following the latest, greatest products in our niche, we're able to provide recommendations and ideas that our customers may not have thought about otherwise.!
        Repeated for emphasis.

        This is how you add value. Not just scraping best seller lists and reviews with some plug-in or script.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Rob Harris View Post

    Is anyone looking to use the run up to the festive period to make more money from (or start to make money from) their Amazon review sites?
    I'm interested to hear how those of you who already do it do it.
    You're already one step behind going in late September


    -Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Rob Harris View Post

    Is anyone looking to use the run up to the festive period to make more money from (or start to make money from) their Amazon review sites?
    I'm interested to hear how those of you who already do it do it.
    Now is kind of late to get started, but you can still get something going for yourself. You just have to know a niche well enough to know what products are going to be coming out ahead of time, and set your site up in preparation for that. For example, we all know toys are big. However, the next Star Wars movie is coming out in Dec, so it makes sense that all things Star Wars related is going to be flying off the shelves. I think this one is going to be particularly big because Lupita Nyong'o is going to be in it, and a lot of people want to see that -- even though they aren't really into the franchise.

    Joey
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