What do you think about Amazon Affiliate?

by bl
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Hi,

I am curious about being an Amazon Affiliate. Could this ever become too crowded. I heard some say no but it just seems that this isn't so.

What do you think?
#affiliate #amazon
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Ryan
    There are thousands upon thousand of products on amazon, so there really isn't much a chance of being over crowded. Yeah some of the largely popular items might have a bunch of people promoting them, but there are tons of products that most people don't even think of. You just got to get in there and dig out some of thousands of golden niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
      Originally Posted by Tom Ryan View Post

      There are thousands upon thousand of products on amazon, so there really isn't much a chance of being over crowded. Yeah some of the largely popular items might have a bunch of people promoting them, but there are tons of products that most people don't even think of. You just got to get in there and dig out some of thousands of golden niches.
      :rolleyes:

      I know what you're TRYING to say, which is that there is opportunity; this is undeniably true.

      That said, in the last 2 years, I have seen amazon review-style sites pop up by the tens of thousands, and 99% of the high-ticket items now face at least some competition, much of it VERY tough. I would say the field is already over-crowded, and there aren't "thousands of (untapped) golden niches".

      Can you make money with Amazon? Yes, absolutely.
      Is it easy? No, absolutely not.
      Is it going to get harder with changes to SEO, increasing competition, etc? Yes.

      Is it worth it? That's up to you. There are A LOT of other ways to make great money online (I make my living off of Adsense) so do consider other options along with Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author melvinm
    It doesn't matter what 'someone' says, may be its time stop listening to that 'some' people who you were referring to.

    Take it from me the minute I stopped listening to ' someone and everyone' I started making money. All the best !
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I love Amazon and have found it one of the easier ways to make money because you can sell just about anything that the average person is buying.

    Get creative about what you promote and how you promote it and it is pretty good income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
      There are literally MILLIONS of products you can choose to promote on Amazon and I could direct to one niche right off the top of my head that has really big searches and hardly any competition but its a technical niche but the potential is huge and that is just one niche.

      If you focus on what 99.999% of Amazon Affiliates target such as Televisions, cameras, Kitchen stuff, Cooking stuff, GPS units, electronics etc then you are in for a tough time competing following the usual methods of promotion, but as soon as you start thinking outside the box you can still find TONS of niches that are absolute gold nuggets.

      Amazon is still a fantastic opportunity for a newbie to get started online and learn how to make money online.

      Amazon is expecting $18 BILLION in sales up to December 31st and even at the lowest 4% Comm structure that is a helluva lot of commission we Amazon Affiliates are going to pocket.

      Kickin it on Amazon

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      • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
        I write Amazon review articles for WF members and I am often surprised and fascinated by the niches that I get orders for. I have made Amazon sites myself and thought that I had analyzed all possible niches. What I am saying is there are many niches that I never would have noticed myself, but they are there. I'm sure you can find a great one without too much competition.
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        • Profile picture of the author catcat
          Maybe the person that was telling you this is afraid of more competition!!

          Competition is healthy. If a lot of people are working with Amazon this means it works.



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          • Profile picture of the author IMinfoNow
            Hi all,

            im a newbie but was wondering when your promoting an amazon product and you point to a particular seller who is selling a product or just the product itself

            thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I started a few months ago with a goal of building two sites a week. It worked out so well that I raised that to four a week although I don't always manage it. I made just about every mistake in the book. July was my first month at 7%. I didn't realize until then that the percentage doesn't just apply to those items over 111, it goes back to the first item you sold that month. I was going for more high ticket items to begin with but I now have several sites with low priced stuff which runs up my number of sales. It doesn't look as if I'm going to hit 8% this month but I'm already at 7.5% and if I'd been a little sharper in the beginning I would have. I'm looking forward to the next two months.

    Thomas

    p.s. My Dad always told me not to waste a lot of time worrying about the competition. Let them waste their time worrying about you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Ryan
      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      I started a few months ago with a goal of building two sites a week. It worked out so well that I raised that to four a week although I don't always manage it. I made just about every mistake in the book. July was my first month at 7%. I didn't realize until then that the percentage doesn't just apply to those items over 111, it goes back to the first item you sold that month. I was going for more high ticket items to begin with but I now have several sites with low priced stuff which runs up my number of sales. It doesn't look as if I'm going to hit 8% this month but I'm already at 7.5% and if I'd been a little sharper in the beginning I would have. I'm looking forward to the next two months.

      Thomas

      p.s. My Dad always told me not to waste a lot of time worrying about the competition. Let them waste their time worrying about you.
      That is awesome Thomas, way to put in the work. Hitting those percentages shows the payoff of your hard work.

      I love the advice your dad gave you as well; that's great advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author user name 666
    A lot of people complain about the amazon affiliate cookie only lasting 24 hours but because there are millions of products on there and everyone trusts Amazon, such a short cookie life is justified because the odds of someone making a purchase off of Amazon are much greater than some ClickBank product.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      The more competition, the better, because it generally is a strong indication of where the big bucks are. Think of innovative ways for marketing these products for the holidays. What has worked especially well for me in the past few years has been promoting to my niche lists, direct mail, press releases, display advertising in offline magazines, classified newspaper ads, radio advertising, and even telemarketing. Just putting up "product review" sites is rather wimpy in today's market.
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