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Woohoo! I made 5 cents at Amazon today. I wonder how I should spend it???

I don't even know why I bother with Amazon links, just eternally optimistic I suppose.
#cents #made #today
  • Profile picture of the author Thina
    agree with you. Somehow all the posts are not like before anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    What did you sell? Half a shoelace? Or are the commissions just that lousy with Amazon?:rolleyes:

    Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

    Woohoo! I made 5 cents at Amazon today. I wonder how I should spend it???

    I don't even know why I bother with Amazon links, just eternally optimistic I suppose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      What did you sell? Half a shoelace? Or are the commissions just that lousy with Amazon?:rolleyes:
      A paperback book and yes, their commissions suck but I also suck at selling Amazon stuff. Luckily most of my money comes from other sources.
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      • Profile picture of the author askloz
        Bro, why dont you go for high ticket items...

        white goods, brown goods, car parts, etc???

        Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

        A paperback book and yes, their commissions suck but I also suck at selling Amazon stuff. Luckily most of my money comes from other sources.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
          Originally Posted by askloz View Post

          Bro, why dont you go for high ticket items...

          white goods, brown goods, car parts, etc???
          I have a site with bigger ticket items in the works, this particular ad was just sort of a placeholder.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      What did you sell? Half a shoelace? Or are the commissions just that lousy with Amazon?:rolleyes:
      Half a shoelace! that was a good one, not quite sure why that tickled me so much but it did, thanks.

      Yup, I agree with many here, go for the high end stuff, you have just as much chance of selling them but with much better rewards. But don't be disheartened, thats 5 cents more than a lot of people have made.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggerDeen
    Good job. Wow Amazon commission are so high!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Originally Posted by BloggerDeen View Post


      Good job. Wow Amazon commission are so high!!!
      ahaha that's right!
      Anyway Rick it's a start!
      Wish you more!

      all the best!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
      Originally Posted by BloggerDeen View Post

      Good job. Wow Amazon commission are so high!!!
      Yeah if I could only do that 1000 times a day life would be good!
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    All right, Rich, done playing around with you.
    You can pay me back that 5 cents you owe me. LOL

    I do recall seeing some WSO's a while back about marketing
    Amazon products. I don't do it, and I don't know if those
    WSO's are any good, though. Maybe worth checking out if
    you haven't seen them.

    Gotta start somewhere. Maybe duplicate your efforts at
    Amazon for higher priced products. (?)

    Don't give up!


    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    With Amazon, trying to sell low-priced items like paperback books and items under $3 (don't laugh, they exist on there!) is a losing proposition. You've got to target the $100 and up items in order to really see any kind of appreciable commissions due to the fact that Amazon pays so little.

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Yeah ... I always target the high ticket items. I end up selling some low priced stuff just because after clicking on my link someone buys something different and I get the credit for it, but I don't target lower priced items except at Christmas when I will target toys, some of them not as expensive as others.
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    • Profile picture of the author Luis Medilo
      The mighty oak grows from the acorn...or so it goes... Congratulations! I haven't made any money yet from Amazon or even Clickbank, only from Adsense and individual affiliate programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    you are the best man, 5 cents

    Invest it in real estate ...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author bryce84
    The most I have ever made with amazon is I sold a boxing bag that was like $200 and my comm was $14, everything else has been between 30 cents and a couple bucks. I pulled the amazon carousel and replace it with adsense image. It is much better. I have also seen those wso's on making a couple grand or whatever from amazon and with the amount of traffic and sales that they have to make to hit that mark is crazy, I can think of much better things to do with that traffic. I even saw one guy that uses ppc to drive traffic to his amazon sites...
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Macks
    I used to think Amazon was a waste of time because of their low commission rates, so I mostly steered clear of them. But I found that people tend to trust Amazon and are happy to buy from them, so their conversion rates are quite high. For the bigger ticket items this works out quite nicely, especially as the commission increases by a couple of percent the more you sell.
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    • Profile picture of the author Perumom
      Originally Posted by straterazer View Post

      ...people tend to trust Amazon and are happy to buy from them, so their conversion rates are quite high. For the bigger ticket items this works out quite nicely, especially as the commission increases by a couple of percent the more you sell.
      That.

      Also, I just feel better about myself marketing physical products that I know people want and need, rather than trying to convince them an ebook is going to cure their psoriasis.

      I exaggerate, but the point stands.
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