I did not backlink at all, nor did I drive any traffic to my site. I decided to check the amazon associates page and to my big surprise, I made 9.60$ in commissions this month!
I was going to post a pic for proof, but I don't think its necessary. In case you are curious I made 8$ from selling one of my advertised products and 1.60$ for selling two other unrelated products.
The next step is to build some more reviews!
PS: very excited about finally making some cash from them.