Just broke a personal Amazon record.

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Hi Warriors,

I just wanted to share my latest achievement, I broke my personal daily earning on the Amazon.com affiliate program yesterday!

Although it's not a lot, I had 10 orders under my referral link yesterday for a total of $8.88!!

What am I doing to make commissions? Hub Pages and Niche Blogs ranked on Google page 1.

Keep lending your support, guys. I'm definetely cranking this up!

~Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrs S
    I broke a personal Amazon record yesterday - must be the time of year for it

    Keep up the good work!
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    • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
      That's great news, keep up the good work. This proves the potential is there, it just takes effort and exploring new ideas is a must also.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Alves
    It's good that you're getting sales, but that's not a lot of money. If you're getting traffic, you may want to use digital products instead of physical products from amazon. Google rankings fluctuate, so there is no guarantee that you will be ranking there in a month or two. Take advantage of the traffic and maximize the profit potential while you can.
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    • Profile picture of the author russells
      Thanks for the reply, guys.

      I actually prefer selling physical goods rather than digital goods. I know the commission is nowhere near but it's less saturated and they are easy to sell.

      I'm not a newbie online I've been running my biz for nearly 3 years. This is just my first attempt at earning from Amazon.
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      • Profile picture of the author jan roos
        Congrats on the sales. This is the time of the year to break personal records on Amazon that's for sure.

        Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author ckweb
        Originally Posted by russells View Post

        ...This is just my first attempt at earning from Amazon.
        How long have you been working and how many sites do you have to make that whopping $8.88 (do I dare ask)?

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        • Profile picture of the author ckweb
          Originally Posted by ckweb View Post

          How long have you been working and how many sites do you have to make that whopping $8.88 (do I dare ask)?

          Can you answer this please?
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by russells View Post

        I actually prefer selling physical goods rather than digital goods. I know the commission is nowhere near but it's less saturated and they are easy to sell.
        That may be so but having a small piece of a big pie is far better than having the big piece of a small pie. Amazon just seems like a lot of hard work to me. I'd much rather spend the time putting together sites selling digital products where I can get much higher returns for my work.

        A lot of people think competition is bad. It's not so. If there's a lot of competition then it means the market is worth entering. You just need to find a side-door entry into the market.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by John Alves View Post

      It's good that you're getting sales, but that's not a lot of money. If you're getting traffic, you may want to use digital products instead of physical products from amazon. Google rankings fluctuate, so there is no guarantee that you will be ranking there in a month or two. Take advantage of the traffic and maximize the profit potential while you can.
      This is a long-running argument which I feel doesn't quite hold water, as it's like comparing apples and oranges. Even though Clickbank may offer higher commissions, typically the products there go through cyclical patterns, and sometimes only do well for a short period of time. In addition to that, you have to deal with refunds that occur at a far higher rate than with Amazon purchases.

      Promoting the right Amazon products could result in you earning money for a long time to come in a passive/residual fashion, and in addition to that Amazon is such a vast marketplace you could also earn commissions on completely unrelated items as well.

      Ideally, you'd want a diversified portfolio of sites promoting both Clickbank and Amazon products, as this would even out your earnings in the long run and make you less affected by any sudden changes in either marketplace.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author Napoleon Solo
        Congratulations. I've been having some success with Amazon, too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben_R
      Originally Posted by John Alves View Post

      It's good that you're getting sales, but that's not a lot of money. If you're getting traffic, you may want to use digital products instead of physical products from amazon. Google rankings fluctuate, so there is no guarantee that you will be ranking there in a month or two. Take advantage of the traffic and maximize the profit potential while you can.

      yeh agreed - I made $ 4 from an auto blog i just setup to see how it works - so yeh go for much higher paying products --

      electronics only pay 4% -- anything else can go up to 6% - i think
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  • Profile picture of the author lewiswharf
    Congratulations! I am in the midst of choosing which affiliate programs to use on my niche blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author ry278
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    Nice work!!
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    • Profile picture of the author LovesIM
      Congrats!
      Although I tend to agree - Amazon's commission is pretty small.

      I've had some luck with physical products that have their own affiliate program - but that would depend on the niche you're in.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Congrats ... my Amazon sales are up too. Tis the season.
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    Happy for ya!
    Keep us posted on your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    Originally Posted by russells View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I just wanted to share my latest achievement, I broke my personal daily earning on the Amazon.com affiliate program yesterday!

    Although it's not a lot, I had 10 orders under my referral link yesterday for a total of $8.88!!

    What am I doing to make commissions? Hub Pages and Niche Blogs ranked on Google page 1.

    Keep lending your support, guys. I'm definetely cranking this up!

    ~Russ
    That is so awesome. I just had my first two amazon sales today for a total commission of $6.34. Like you, I realize its not much, but this is just after 2 weeks of autoblogging and back-linking. There has got to be more where that came from, so I am determined to find it.

    Keep up the good work and I hope you add some zero's to your commissions soon!
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Congrats Russ,

      I just made my first Amazon sales this past week following Jan Roos' model.

      It's a small but important milestone.

      Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehak
    well done, really happy for you!
    Keep up the good work
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Great time of the year for it - my Amazon conversion rate is the highest it's been!
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    • Profile picture of the author KevinTorrence
      It's awesome hearing everyone doing well. I personally like a mix of affiliate programs, but it's hard to beat Amazon's built in trust & reputation. 'Tis the season indeed!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by KevinTorrence View Post

        It's awesome hearing everyone doing well. I personally like a mix of affiliate programs, but it's hard to beat Amazon's built in trust & reputation. 'Tis the season indeed!
        Kevin, this is the personal philosophy I subscribe to also. I find that some people are so dead-set on using just digital product affiliate programs and making it their sole source of income. Instead, they should be diversifying their marketing instead and not putting all their eggs in one basket.

        There's no need for an "either-or" type of approach here, and if you can combine the marketing of both digital and physical affiliate products successfully, then you really have a powerful combination on your hands!

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author tandren544
    Congrats man! I know that people are saying its not a lot but the moral victory is whats important. Hopefully you can expand and multiply your income!
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    • Profile picture of the author dat9er
      Great work, I remember fighting for my first $5 AdSense day, different thing entirely but still it feels great to hit even small goals.

      You start to realize that you really can make serious money and it all starts feeling real.
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      • Profile picture of the author zaco
        Congrats! keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    $8.88 that's insane!!! Congratulations, what are you going to do with all that money?
    Originally Posted by russells View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I just wanted to share my latest achievement, I broke my personal daily earning on the Amazon.com affiliate program yesterday!

    Although it's not a lot, I had 10 orders under my referral link yesterday for a total of $8.88!!

    What am I doing to make commissions? Hub Pages and Niche Blogs ranked on Google page 1.

    Keep lending your support, guys. I'm definetely cranking this up!

    ~Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    $8.88, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOExpert999
    Yes guys it is definitely that time of year for sales. Just keep getting those 1 positions in Google for related terms with some traffic. You will see results
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    10 sales and only $8.88? .. anyways still congrats
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  • People like you are the one who give inspirations for others. Even though 8.88 might seam a little, the courage you showed us all exhibits your capabilities for higher set standards and records of your personal best.
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    Wow, I wasn't expecting such a big response...thanks! :-)

    I know, I know it's not much money as people keep reminding me. But it proves that the model works and with scaling the earnings are limitless.

    I have only got one niche blog and one Hubpage for this stream so I will definitely be adding more blogs and hubpages to increase the income.

    It's all about the scaling and I'm a firm believer that this business does take time. You can't earn $100 per day on day 1 with this model.

    Milestones are important!

    ~Russ
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by russells View Post

      Wow, I wasn't expecting such a big response...thanks! :-)

      I know, I know it's not much money as people keep reminding me. But it proves that the model works and with scaling the earnings are limitless.

      I have only got one niche blog and one Hubpage for this stream so I will definitely be adding more blogs and hubpages to increase the income.

      It's all about the scaling and I'm a firm believer that this business does take time. You can't earn $100 per day on day 1 with this model.

      Milestones are important!

      ~Russ
      That's the way to go. A lot of people exhaust themselves trying to find that one thing that will make them a heap of money right from the start. But if you can find something that earns you $10 a day consistently, all you need to do is replicate it ten times and your at $100/day. The skies the limit - actually it tends to be your patience and time that limits how far things can go!
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  • Profile picture of the author ellush
    I also broke my record this weekend, actually it was two days in a row that records were smashed to smithereens. I even got a nice sale on a site that I had largely forgotten about but that has quietly been getting some clicks this last month.
    I love Amazon!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    It's good times at the moment because people follow your link and buy a load of (what are I presume) are christmas presents. I've noticed loads of kids toys, and I don't promote any toys, and also quite a few travel books and language guides to hot places (must be the cold weather here lol)
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      It's good times at the moment because people follow your link and buy a load of (what are I presume) are christmas presents. I've noticed loads of kids toys, and I don't promote any toys, and also quite a few travel books and language guides to hot places (must be the cold weather here lol)
      Looks like snow ploughs would be selling hot in the UK about this time of year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Congrats! It is nice to recognize when you hit personal records. it is not always about the money either.

    Also $8.88 is huge if you think about it. In Haiti the few people that have jobs make about $1.50 to $2.00 per DAY. For the few that can get clean drinking water it is about .50 per bottle. A 5 pound bag of rice is $5.00. (Source NPR)
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      Congrats! It is nice to recognize when you hit personal records. it is not always about the money either.

      Also $8.88 is huge if you think about it. In Haiti the few people that have jobs make about $1.50 to $2.00 per DAY. For the few that can get clean drinking water it is about .50 per bottle. A 5 pound bag of rice is $5.00. (Source NPR)
      And then you look at all the millionaires and billionaires in the world spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on cars and all of a sudden it doesn't seem so huge anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        And then you look at all the millionaires and billionaires in the world spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on cars and all of a sudden it doesn't seem so huge anymore.
        While I don't deny that, everyone has to start somewhere. After all, Rome was not built in a day, and with internet marketing your progress should be exponential if you strategically build on what you've done in the past, and work on your goals in a focused and consistent manner.
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      • Profile picture of the author matt5409
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        And then you look at all the millionaires and billionaires in the world spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on cars and all of a sudden it doesn't seem so huge anymore.
        lol, thats what i was thinking. everything is relative...
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    Good job!
    I think this is a high period for amazon sales. The income might seem small, but keep working at it and increasing your sales. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Az Ozegbe
    WOW,Congrats!

    What a great work welldone.It is awesome.
    Just keep it up and I wish you more success stories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Take me to taco bell because you stole my name!

    Hey keep at it! I'm glad to see your making some money!
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  • Profile picture of the author uwantmedia
    Nice one! I've found YouTube to be a great way to scale up my affiliate marketing activites.
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  • Profile picture of the author stews
    Congragulations! Keep it up. If you are going to continue promoting Amazon products you may be interested in Amazon-one which you can get more info below.
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  • Profile picture of the author dealers
    Congratulations ... my Amazon numbers are starting to percolate, too. Merry merry!
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  • Profile picture of the author thescribe
    I've made my first steady sales from Amazon over the past few months. It feels really good. What's great is that many people who go there for one thing end up buying several things. Now, I intend to focus on pricier items for larger commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
    Congratulations buddy I started out last week with promoting Amazon and I have earned GBP 5.61 so far, so theres clearly money to be made from this, I have been creating videos on Animoto then uploading them to YouTube which has been working out pretty well, the good thing about YouTube videos are you dont expect them to be earning you thousands straight away because it takes time to build them up, however after a few weeks the views get up and boom more money, I have been looking into Hubpages as well but not made my mind up yet, once again well done start slow learn to walk then chase the cash.

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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    Congrats on your biggest day so far. I'm sure you'll top that in no time though.

    This is certainly the time of year for breaking records for product sales. I made more in December already (as of 2 days ago) than I made in all of November (although the sales are probably about to slow down now).

    I like keeping a couple of Amazon sites around each season, just because it's nice to see a lot of activity on those sites in a short amount of time. They don't do much the rest of the year, but if you have a wide variety of sites like I do then you can keep a fairly steady income year-round with Amazon sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    Congrats on your success.Although its not a big amount but still every dollar is important when you are trying to make money online.
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  • Congrats!! What most people don't realize is that yes you may only have $8.88 but you have figured out a process that you can duplicate and make much more money. And that's where the real value is. Keep up the good work!!
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    Hey I think that's pretty great! Think of where you'll be a year from now!
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  • Profile picture of the author ayomyde
    Well done friend, don't just remain there, rinse and repeat the process.

    Congrats once again.
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