Just starting in Amazon Associate.

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Hi everyone.
I am just starting in Amazon Associate(tomorow buying hosting and other stuf) an i was wondering how loan does on average takse to hawe consistant stream from amazon(something like 1k)? Months, years?:confused:. Or Amazon Associate is long-term game.
And also what do you think of joining Commision Junction?
Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by masteri View Post

    Hi everyone.
    I am just starting in Amazon Associate(tomorow buying hosting and other stuf) an i was wondering how loan does on average takse to hawe consistant stream from amazon(something like 1k)? Months, years?:confused:. Or Amazon Associate is long-term game.
    And also what do you think of joining Commision Junction?
    Thanks
    I think it is pretty basic knowledge that it takes 42 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes, and 7 seconds. I may be off by a second or two, as it changes quite frequently.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      I think it is pretty basic knowledge that it takes 42 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes, and 7 seconds. I may be off by a second or two, as it changes quite frequently.
      Hahaha! Couldn't have said it better myself!


      In all seriousness though, it took me about my 5th or 6th month until I made $1000/m.

      From roughly 10 earning websites.

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      Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      I think it is pretty basic knowledge that it takes 42 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes, and 7 seconds. I may be off by a second or two, as it changes quite frequently.
      LOL, that's the perfect answer.

      But seriously, E. Brian Rose is correct, even though he said it in a round about way. It's like asking 'how long is a piece of string'. It's really impossible to give an exact response to that question.

      It could take you a month or a year...or 10 years. There are so many different factors involved that could make the difference in what sort of income you make and by when. BUT, mostly it comes down to you. How much effort are you willing to put in and will you stick at it when others have given up?
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  • Profile picture of the author arabmoney
    why not try clickbank, they are the best affiliate network around. and as for how long it will take to start seeing result, you need to be patient. patience is the key to successful online business
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  • Profile picture of the author rayray7
    Be wary of clickbank, my absolute believe is that they shave some sales off your earnings.
    commission junction never had any luck with them, too many moving parts
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
      Hey Masteri,

      I earned a little over $40k last month from Amazon Associates and I did it via several different blogs / websites.

      I actually used various tracking codes to help measure what earned the most and what worked the worst.

      Here are the detailed articles I wrote:

      Top 7 tips I used to make $41,438.42 in 2009 with Amazon Associates | Make Money on the Internet

      and

      Top 5 Worst Ways to Make Money with Amazon Associates | Make Money on the Internet

      Bullet Points:

      1. Use in content linking (simple HTML) as users are more likely to click those. I made 45% of my revenue via this method
      2. Write bestseller posts - I made 15% of my revenue this way
      3. Make any/all images clickable affiliate links to the Amazon product - 13.8% of earnings this way
      4. Use buy now buttons on your products 5% of my earnings
      5. Focus heavily on shopping periods. HEAVILY. (I earned close to 9k in November and 13k in December 09)

      Don't use standard banner ads - they convert poorly. The Amazon stores also convert poorly as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author affenpinscher
        By 'bestseller posts' do you mean write posts about the bestsellers?

        I'm dense.
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      • Profile picture of the author J23
        Originally Posted by ChrisGuthrie View Post

        Hey Masteri,

        I earned a little over $40k last month from Amazon Associates and I did it via several different blogs / websites.

        I actually used various tracking codes to help measure what earned the most and what worked the worst.

        Here are the detailed articles I wrote:

        Top 7 tips I used to make $41,438.42 in 2009 with Amazon Associates | Make Money on the Internet

        and

        Top 5 Worst Ways to Make Money with Amazon Associates | Make Money on the Internet

        Bullet Points:

        1. Use in content linking (simple HTML) as users are more likely to click those. I made 45% of my revenue via this method
        2. Write bestseller posts - I made 15% of my revenue this way
        3. Make any/all images clickable affiliate links to the Amazon product - 13.8% of earnings this way
        4. Use buy now buttons on your products 5% of my earnings
        5. Focus heavily on shopping periods. HEAVILY. (I earned close to 9k in November and 13k in December 09)

        Don't use standard banner ads - they convert poorly. The Amazon stores also convert poorly as well.
        Wow 40k in a month from Amazon? That's awesome. Good job man. Is that how much you netted or just the total dollar amount of the products you sold? Either way that's really good.

        I've recently started getting into Amazon too after seeing the success people are having with it. I love how so many people say "Amazon sucks, they have low commission rate." and this causes them to stay away from it. It's clear though that people like yourself and Dan Brock and others are able to make good money with Amazon regardless of the so-called low commission.

        Anyway, just a quick question for you Chris:

        Do you find it easy to rank for exact product keywords and is that where most of your traffic comes from? And do you setup a broad domain name on a certain topic and then just review a bunch of products on that domain and link to the individual posts for SEO?

        So for example, if you were trying to sell exercise equipment on Amazon, would you just buy a domain like ExerciseEquipmentReviews.com and then make a blog out of it and make a post for every piece of exercise equipment that you want to sell and try to get those posts ranked individually?

        Like if you were reviewing the StairClimber500X (not a real product I don't think but just for an example) would you try and target that exact product name with all your backlinks or do you go after something more along the lines of "StairClimber500X reviews"

        The reason I ask is because I find that the product name itself gets WAY more searches than "product name reviews" but I also find that the first page for the product name is usually a bit more competitive.

        I'm off to read those articles you posted so not sure if you answer these questions in those, but if not I would love to hear your feedback.

        Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
          Originally Posted by affenpinscher View Post

          By 'bestseller posts' do you mean write posts about the bestsellers?

          I'm dense.
          Yes, i.e. this month's best sellers or these products are trending as bestsellers etc. stuff like that. Because bestseller lists are made up of products people buy the most of it builds social proof into your posts.

          Originally Posted by TimG View Post

          I ignored Amazon for years but just recently started utilizing them after purchasing one of Daniel's products on making money with physical products. Have been going at it steadily for a few weeks now and not even close to making $1000 a month but I am seeing an increase in my traffic, conversions and purchases so that is a good sign.

          What I am finding is that by building pages on my website around specific products and then driving targeted traffic to those pages the conversions are extremely high.

          Chris provided links to some great articles (which I read and plan to implement some of the tips) so don't ignore what he has posted as it is valuable advice.

          The truth is, you can probably make $1000 a month in a short amount of time if you focus on the right products, drive sustainable traffic and bust your butt promoting your website.

          Respectfully,
          Tim
          Yes, you can do $1,000 a month if you focus enough on the right type of niche and drive enough traffic to your website for sure.

          Originally Posted by J23 View Post

          Wow 40k in a month from Amazon? That's awesome. Good job man. Is that how much you netted or just the total dollar amount of the products you sold? Either way that's really good.

          I've recently started getting into Amazon too after seeing the success people are having with it. I love how so many people say "Amazon sucks, they have low commission rate." and this causes them to stay away from it. It's clear though that people like yourself and Dan Brock and others are able to make good money with Amazon regardless of the so-called low commission.

          Anyway, just a quick question for you Chris:

          Do you find it easy to rank for exact product keywords and is that where most of your traffic comes from? And do you setup a broad domain name on a certain topic and then just review a bunch of products on that domain and link to the individual posts for SEO?

          So for example, if you were trying to sell exercise equipment on Amazon, would you just buy a domain like ExerciseEquipmentReviews.com and then make a blog out of it and make a post for every piece of exercise equipment that you want to sell and try to get those posts ranked individually?

          Like if you were reviewing the StairClimber500X (not a real product I don't think but just for an example) would you try and target that exact product name with all your backlinks or do you go after something more along the lines of "StairClimber500X reviews"

          The reason I ask is because I find that the product name itself gets WAY more searches than "product name reviews" but I also find that the first page for the product name is usually a bit more competitive.

          I'm off to read those articles you posted so not sure if you answer these questions in those, but if not I would love to hear your feedback.

          Thanks.
          Hey J23 - for me it's hit or miss. I run a wide range of websites that promote Amazon affiliate programs via general information blogs, reviews, comparison stuff etc. etc. and sometimes I'll rank for a product name. I think you're right that people search "product name" more than "product name review" but the second search is one that people are most likely doing right before they buy right? So it's perhaps more valuable (certain situations maybe it's not).

          Also no it's not $40k in a single month. I earned $40k in 2009 overall, so not quite as good as you may have thought.

          I think it's possible but again it's all about scale, time available in the day etc. etc.

          Would you find value if I started a completely new thread and got more in depth about how to earn more from Amazon's affiliate program?
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          • Profile picture of the author J23
            Originally Posted by ChrisGuthrie View Post

            Hey J23 - for me it's hit or miss. I run a wide range of websites that promote Amazon affiliate programs via general information blogs, reviews, comparison stuff etc. etc. and sometimes I'll rank for a product name. I think you're right that people search "product name" more than "product name review" but the second search is one that people are most likely doing right before they buy right? So it's perhaps more valuable (certain situations maybe it's not).

            Also no it's not $40k in a single month. I earned $40k in 2009 overall, so not quite as good as you may have thought.

            I think it's possible but again it's all about scale, time available in the day etc. etc.

            Would you find value if I started a completely new thread and got more in depth about how to earn more from Amazon's affiliate program?
            Yeah I think it could go either way with the whole product name vs product name review. If someone is looking for a review on something, they need a little more push (although it may not be that much) in order to fully convince them that the product is right for them.

            On the other hand, if someone types in the exact product name and model, they might be already sold and just looking for where to buy it for the best price.

            Either way, while doing my research on most products that I'm starting to promote, the name of the product itself will get 1,000 searches or more per month (on exact match) while "product name review" will be somewhere around 30-100 according to Google's keyword tool. I'll take 1,000 potential customers over 30-100 any day.

            The only thing that I was concerned about is the competition factor but that just means I need to do a little more work with backlinks and SEO.

            Regarding the 40k, in your original post you said "I earned a little over $40k last month from Amazon Associates and I did it via several different blogs / websites." Maybe you meant to put last year not last month, but that's still really good regardless. You said you did close to 9k in November and 13k in December which is awesome.

            And yeah that would be great if you started a new thread getting more into Amazon's affiliate program and how to really earn well with them. I've been focusing primarily on Clickbank since I started and I'm looking to diversify more by getting into Amazon affiliate marketing so that would help a lot. I'm sure lots of other people here could benefit from it as well.

            Thanks for your help.
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            • Profile picture of the author ChrisGuthrie
              Sure I'll start the new thread and tidy it up a bit.

              Yah I noticed that I made a mistake. 40k in one month would be insanely sweet maybe this December 2010 it's possible.

              Clickbank I haven't tried doing at all because I just sort of assumed the products were crappy.

              I pushed Shoemoney's System a while ago and got a couple sales but that was my first attempt.

              Posting thread now...
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      • Profile picture of the author Thinker1
        Thank you all. These are some great answers to the question. I learned some to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Clickbank is ok but I have found selling physical products a lot easier than digigital products.

    Amazon % payout if pretty low like only 5% but then its not tooo bad with high turnover.

    Commission junction is a good place to start as well lots of good niches in there!

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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    I ignored Amazon for years but just recently started utilizing them after purchasing one of Daniel's products on making money with physical products. Have been going at it steadily for a few weeks now and not even close to making $1000 a month but I am seeing an increase in my traffic, conversions and purchases so that is a good sign.

    What I am finding is that by building pages on my website around specific products and then driving targeted traffic to those pages the conversions are extremely high.

    Chris provided links to some great articles (which I read and plan to implement some of the tips) so don't ignore what he has posted as it is valuable advice.

    The truth is, you can probably make $1000 a month in a short amount of time if you focus on the right products, drive sustainable traffic and bust your butt promoting your website.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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