Does anyone make a decent amount from Amazon?

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I'm playing with a couple of niche sites that send traffic to amazon.

Still in the early stages so I need some encouragement. Anyone on the forums doing well?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    At 4% to 6% affiliate commissions, it will take a lot of sales to make a lot of money with Amazon...

    I have made a bit with them, but only on selling hard products that I typically could not sell otherwise...
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  • Profile picture of the author mattjay
    i do okay with amazon, however i'd do much better if they offered like 15% commission :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    You can do very well with Amazon! And with the shopping season quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to start laying your foundation and build a site...or two....or ten!)

    If you're in the early stages, hang in there! It takes time but I promise you that if you stay the course, you will be rewarded!
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Yes.

    Very well.

    Myself, and a few of the kids on our mastermind are always sharing good niches from Amazon. We compete in close niches sometimes, and the competition is always good... so I would say they are taking a good chunk of change on Amazon products, cus I know I'm doin' good.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    I've been doing pretty well off amazon, at least it brings in enough to pay rent. The niche sites I've found usually top out and are easier to make a few more than build 1 site up with hundreds of articles. I've found building many sites with 5-10 articles and running with the traffic work great.

    -Collins P
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  • Profile picture of the author nyrsimon
    Yep I do just fine - although I am not an affiliate

    I sell books both on their kindle platform and the real things as well (actually comb-bound ones)

    Gotta love public domain!!!!

    Simon
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    • Profile picture of the author LynnM
      You know, this thing about low commissions comes up all the time - but comparing them against say Clickbank isn't like for like. I've recently been promoting items from a well-known UK department store alongside the Amazon ones...and their commission is only 4%. You only need 7 sales to get 6% on Amazon.com. So for physical products Amazon is really pretty good commission-wise. And if you promote the right things you'll get high conversion rates too.
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  • Profile picture of the author LynnM
    Originally Posted by wpiercy View Post

    You will never get rich promoting Amazon, so if it takes no effort go for it. But if you want more than paying your rent, go with another vertical.
    Or you could put in the effort and become as successful as Warrior PaulaC who, along with her partner, is bringing in five figures a month from Amazon.


    Freelance4money, some good threads mentioned by Oland - here's another: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...print-you.html
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    We average around 10k a month on Amazon. And I know of people making much more than that. It can be done.

    Amazon converts extremely well. We were using CJ and Linkshare and similar affiliate networks prior to using Amazon and were making maybe a thousand a month if that. It was only when we started adding Amazon links that the money start to flow in.
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    • Profile picture of the author iamchrisgreen
      Originally Posted by PaulaC View Post

      We average around 10k a month on Amazon. And I know of people making much more than that. It can be done.
      Hi Paula

      What kind of time involvement and what volume of sites do you have to create that amount?

      All the best

      Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
        Originally Posted by freelance4money View Post

        Hi Paula

        What kind of time involvement and what volume of sites do you have to create that amount?

        All the best

        Chris
        We don't focus on volume anymore. We used to and had 20 websites and worked hard getting lots of content up and writing reviews. At one point we were adding 8 reviews a day. But we were getting burnt out so we sat back and took a look at what we were doing and realized that we didn't need to build a ton of sites to make it work because essentially most of our income was coming from only a handful of pages out of the thousands of pages we had on our site.

        So now we only focus on 5 product reviews at a time until they start making money. Only then do we move on to the next 5.
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    • Profile picture of the author gmann46
      Hi Paula,

      Are you still selling your product on how to set up review sites for amazon? If so could you direct me to a link where I can purchase.

      Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author delong8
    Some good advice here because i was wondering the same thing about Amazon
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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi PaulaC

    I have been following your blog. You and your partner are really a source of inspiration for me to jump in the Amazon world.
    Parg
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    • Profile picture of the author thrigrri
      Does a few hundred bucks every single month considered to be a decent amount?

      What I did was I whipped out review pages to review the top Amazon products and generate traffic using free traffic generation strategies... I go in there and there to add reviews... And right now I'm able to generate a few hundred dollars every single month from those sites that I've created... LOL!

      But if you are looking to promote physical products (and looking for a reliable affiliate program), sign up as an associate with Amazon.com... Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Kerr
    my friend makes 6k a month per website, selling books through amazons affiliate program.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cardsearch
    I am reasonably new in IM and presently have 34 Squidoo Amazon lenses. My problem seems to be promotion and I would welcome any suggestions as I could really use the income. Any ideas? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    I've seen how hard people promote amazon products that I think if they just eCommerce themselves, they would do really well. On that note, and I've said it before, I wish these Amazon super affiliates would tell me what they are doing well with so I could just buy the items and dropship for them and pay them at least twice as much as Amazon does.
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    • Profile picture of the author ScottTrimble
      I'm doing great with Amazon on my Multipress Lite autoblogs. What I like about them is the conversion rate, much higher than the rest.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
      Originally Posted by FaJeeb View Post

      I've seen how hard people promote amazon products that I think if they just eCommerce themselves, they would do really well. On that note, and I've said it before, I wish these Amazon super affiliates would tell me what they are doing well with so I could just buy the items and dropship for them and pay them at least twice as much as Amazon does.
      This is the path we have taken too. In addition to our 70+ SEO affiliate and adsense sites, we have our own online shoe store. Only a handful of our SEO and affiliate sites do *really* well, the others contribute a few dollars a day. The ecommerce store is where the money is.

      On a similar note, if anyone is selling via Ebay, and is dedicated to customer service and a high feedback score, I know of a great drop shipper for womens fashion shoes (heels, boots, etc). They are a smaller operation, only interested in a few quality auction sellers. Send me a PM on this.
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