Is Amazon Affiliate Websites Still Profitable For Passive Income?

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Hey everyone. I started an Amazon affiliate website a couple of years ago. Built it with a social following (Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook Page). I'm wondering if it's an outlet that I should still pursue. If you visit the site you can see I have product on there. I haven't worked on it for about an entire years since I moved on to another project. However I was wondering if I should pay for a virtual rep to run the site. I can build Facebook Ad's around the website to test it out. This I've never done before. Would like to get some insight on this. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Amazon Affiliate sites are still viable source of making money from it. You have to adopt a proper marketing strategies to make most out of it. You can also use Facebook ads to test the thing out.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Roll; Amazon Affiliates sites are neutral, and inanimate objects capable of doing nothing buddy

    But skilled entrepreneurs who help folks for free via their content, gaining trust of potential customers, these folks run cut some sweet Associates checks.

    Always about the practice and skills of the affiliate and not the site.

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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    hi
    i run youtube traffic to my amazon sites. great source of free traffic if you pick the right keywords. remember videos are the numbers game. if you make enough videos, they will give you traffic. they could be very short powerpoint videos and you will get traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carty
      I totally agree on this. Have got several successful video views directed to my azon blogs but I couldn't track exact conversions from YouTube. However, those blogs did make money and a hefty portion of the traffic was from YouTube.
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      • Profile picture of the author RollSolo
        Originally Posted by Carty View Post

        I totally agree on this. Have got several successful video views directed to my azon blogs but I couldn't track exact conversions from YouTube. However, those blogs did make money and a hefty portion of the traffic was from YouTube.
        Do you mind sharing some outlets for sharing your post? Do you just use Amazon forums/ blogs?
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  • Amazon is one of the world's biggest marketplace. Many people trust Amazon, so all you need is to do is that get the right people to the right Amazon products. Facebook ads are also one of the best idea to generate traffic. So, yes Amazon Affiliate Websites is Profitable For Passive Income.
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    Amazon is still a great program to use. It's all about getting the right people to see the right products they are looking for.


    Paid traffic might be tricky to profit with but free traffic will almost always be worth the effort. SEO, social traffic, videos etc. Plus they sell like hot cakes on Flippa!
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    If you take the word "Passive" out of your title the answer is definitely yes.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      If you take the word "Passive" out of your title the answer is definitely yes.
      No one likes a 'dream crusher.' lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Carty
    You can add the word passive back if you use SMART automation systems. I do and a lot of my clients do as well

    The key is this:
    1 website or a blog can make you only very little income which you will eventually get bored and drop.

    But what if you have 10s of such websites?
    You definitely make a handful. However, creating and maintaining multiple sites going to take time, unless you use any automation tools [promotional link removed by moderator]
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    It's still OK but you can far more money if you drop ship your own products or you expand and add things like a monthly crate service.


    If you're just relying on click thru advertising then you're leaving so much money on the table.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    It is for sure but its not easy only those who never give up and work hard and learn new things succed
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    In USA $0.51 spent in Amazon out of $1 of online shopping. Amazon is getting bigger and bigger day by day. In my point view Amazon affiliate sites are still a good source of making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrewsfm
    It is a good source of income if you can get SEO working for you, but there are more easier and quicker routes in my opinion.

    Building an email list and pointing to an affiliate offer in a certain niche is more profitable, especially long term.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Andrewsfm View Post

      Building an email list and pointing to an affiliate offer in a certain niche is more profitable, especially long term.
      "Long term," is precisely what it takes to build an email list with any true potential to generate meaningful sales.
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      • Profile picture of the author RollSolo
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        "Long term," is precisely what it takes to build an email list with any true potential to generate meaningful sales.
        Right an email list is what I've been working on. I have reviewed products on my gear/review section of my site. I plan on turning these into emails to market to my list. However, what are your thoughts for emails? Would you buy them or try to get them organically.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by RollSolo View Post

          Right an email list is what I've been working on. I have reviewed products on my gear/review section of my site. I plan on turning these into emails to market to my list. However, what are your thoughts for emails? Would you buy them or try to get them organically.
          I'm definitely the wrong person to ask as far as that question goes. Personally, I've never built a list, except for a monthly newsletter mailing to clients that I have acquired along the way.

          Common sense would indicate that growing your list organically, via double opt-ins would result in a premium group of people to market to, and I guess that's fine, if you are young. It will take years to build a sizable list while maintaining that quality - regardless of what many here will tell you. They mean well, but are under the misconception that because they have an affinity to excel in a particular area, you should be able to, also. We know that's a fallacy because numbers don't lie. Only a very, very small percentage of folks that set-out to build a list, are successful at it, unless you think a hundred addresses is being successful. Everything is relative, I guess. If it were that easy, who wouldn't be doing it? Exactly!

          I'm a firm believer in purchasing targeted lists of people that have opted-in to the list and agreed to receive emails from 3rd party mailers. These list only work in one of two ways.

          1. Your product or service is generic enough to possibly be of interest to anyone on the list. This is the best scenario for mailing to purchased lists.

          2. You are able to procure a list of individuals that are good prospects for your more specific product or service. If the two are NOT a good match, you are wasting your money and doing nothing more than annoying your recipients. Epic fail.

          Marketing my services has always required an intelligent conversation with a prospective client. I guess I could have used an email as the first step in the process, but since a call was still going to be required, I always viewed it as a wasteful step.

          While there are a few simple basic rules of marketing that should always be employed, the secret to success is understand the best way to market your specific product or service to your extremely targeted audience of prospective clients/customers. The more you can precisely tailor your presentation the less time, money and effort you will waste.

          Forget that pitfalls that will keep you from taking immediate action.

          1. "Building Trust." That's a joke. The fisrt time I call someone I want to make a sale. Should I put that aside and wait weeks or months while I prove to them they can trust me? No. That's what satisfied customers are for. Use them as references.

          2. "Developing a Relationship." More hokum. I'm not looking to ask for the guy's daughter's hand in marriage and I ain't looking for a lover. The only relationship we need is a banking relationship. lol

          3. "Give Away Something for Free." Yeah - that'll make you rich. I have queried many a business owner on this issue and they all say the same thing. "If you have something of value that I need, I'm happy to pay you for it." Or - "If I don't need it, I don't care how "free" it is - I don't want it." Or - "If it's free, I've been in business long enough to know that it's probably worth nothing."

          4. "Whatever You Do - Don't Ever Quit." This could be the quickest way to the poorhouse. Of course you want to realistically evaluate your offering and your game plan. You want to put it into play, competently and and with total commitment. You want to make sure that you have budgeted enough time and money to support your efforts honestly and faithfully - and you certainly don't want to quit at the slightest sign of rejection or impending doom.

          No - first you do all you can to fix the problems you are facing. Learn from your mistakes and vow never to repeat them. Look for creative ways to do the same old thing. Monotony destroys enthusiasm. Work smart - of course, but if you believe that you will get there just by doing that - and not also working long and hard - quit, now!

          Just keep in mind that most people fail, more than once before they succeed. If someone tells you that they haven't and they can teach you to not have to suffer that fate - hold on to your wallet and run like hell. Even if you have a mentor or a coach, you want one that has failed - more than once and is happy to admit it. Failure builds character and creates fortitude, as long as you don't let it beat you.

          If you see that after a long, hard struggle of doing everything you can to be successful you are no closer to realizing your goals, you need to stop and evaluate your situation and your game plan. There is NOTHING WRONG with deciding to choose a new path for your life and business. Only a fool will keep doing something that will lead to financial and emotional ruin, because someone told that that, "Quitters, never win and Winners, never quit." If's there a bigger line of bullshit on the planet, I'll need someone to point that out to me. I missed it all through the decades. lol This is something that people say to validate their own inability to make drastic changes in their life based on common-sense, experience and the reality of what they are currently facing.

          Now, this is where folks will post their stories of how they were failing and that because they refused to give up, they are rich, today. OK. That's fine. The only thing you need to ask yourself is, is that how you think YOUR life will wind-up if you spend it beating a dead horse.

          There's a large cadre here, devoted to the mindset that, "If you believe it, you can achieve it." That's true, of course. What they don't tell you is that the possibility exist that if you believe it, you can crash and burn. They want you to believe that there are guarantees in life. Well, only your innate intelligence will determine how you feel about that. The younger you are, the more prone you will be to accept that. lol

          I have no idea how I got off on this tangent. That said, since I put in the effort to write it, I'm not going to delete it, even knowing how many people it will piss off. That's half the fun, actually. That they would allow it to do so is what keeps me doing it.

          If one person finds one sentence valuable, my work was not in vain. As the OP, you have my permission to ask the mods to delete my post, it you find it of no value. I have no problem with that. :-) Like I said - I kinda went berserk. lol
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  • Many accounts of Amazon affiliates have been closed for minor violations of rules, although the novice did not even know the rule.
    I do not know why Amazon has one rule for big sites and another for beginners of affiliates
    Here's an example:https: //www.thisiswhyimbroke.com
    Why Amazon does not abolish this site if it uploads images from Amazon and sets prices for products.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by RollSolo View Post

    Hey everyone. I started an Amazon affiliate website a couple of years ago. Built it with a social following (Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook Page). I'm wondering if it's an outlet that I should still pursue. If you visit the site you can see I have product on there. I haven't worked on it for about an entire years since I moved on to another project. However I was wondering if I should pay for a virtual rep to run the site. I can build Facebook Ad's around the website to test it out. This I've never done before. Would like to get some insight on this. Thanks.
    Yes - you can still make money.

    But I wouldn't call it passive income. You still need to put work into them and constantly work at driving traffic. It's not a "set it and forget it".
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