It's been a long time since I was as disappointed in Amazon associate program. I joined them in early February and I've tried almost everything i can think of!
It takes around 3 months for me to get my first sale. It's a Compton Cap and I got just $0.36. I've no idea from where it really converts, after a little bit of research I found one of my yahoo answers were ranked top on Google.
After 5 more sales everything stop counting, it didn't return any profits. So I stopped login to my account either.
There-after I'm up to CPA and struggle for some time to learn the ins and outs. I thought it was the perfect way to generate easy money. I've earned 70 bucks promoting Maxbounty offers using Adwords and Facebook fan pages.
Then all of a sudden both my Adwords and Adsense accounts were banned, not only that, one of my highly converting FB page was deleted at the same damn day. The biggest problem I've ever had is not to have a CC and also there are PayPal restrictions for my country.
I've tried some new techniques with Amazon along my way of CPA stuff. I've received the Amazon monthly report email as usual, I logged after a long run just to see what's inside.
I was surprised when my Amazon affiliate account showing about $150 revenues. I recall my memories to remember what actually happened.
So I litteraly rinsed an repeated, and ended up making $270 in November. Thus far in December I've earned $1660, however since it is only December 13 I hope I will earn more than this for the entire month.
My strategy is to not to give-up easily..
UPDATE December 20, 2011 | Just another motivation