Amazon affiliate or others?

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What would you choose?

Be amazon affiliate and get 4-6% per sale?

Or

Some other affiliate network with lower comission (2-3%) but more sales?
#affiliate #amazon
  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    Do you really think you'll get more sales as an affiliate with something other than amazon? I ask simply because amazon is perhaps the best known company on the internet, as far as a place to buy things, and amazon sells just about anything you can imagine. People trust amazon. What company is trusted more than amazon and pays only 2 percent?
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    I'll go with an affiliate network that pays good money and also has product that I know I can sell easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author darkblue
    I think Amazon is one of the companies that offer the lowest commission rates. But, in spite of that, you can make some serious money with it. I sell items that are sold for $15 - $20 a piece, and I still make $500 a month from that one site. The rate climbs up to 8% because of the number of sales.

    And this has to do with, as godinu said, the fact that people trust Amazon. I would go with Amazon first, but I would test other programs as well.

    If other affiliate programs perform better, then yes, I would use the one that makes me the most money... logically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Viremia
    Actually I have just qualified for receiving commissions from Amazon as an affiliate, as I am from Egypt, and I think that a fortune is waiting for me working as an Amazon affiliate, I hope I am not wrong. I always thought Amazon is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    If a company pays me 30-50% but half or one fourth of amazon sales, then it makes sense. I don't think any company can get you more sales than amazon.

    If they only pay 2% then they better be selling something worth 1-5k at least.
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  • Profile picture of the author IulianP
    Choosing between a world-wide known company and a few unknown companies shouldn't be hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    If i have two affiliate programs then i would go for two.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    It depends what you are promoting. Other affiliate companies often have longer cookies than Amazon also which is an advantage. But for an overall wide range of physical products then I can't see what is better than Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    My answer:

    "Some other affiliate network with lower comission (2-3%) but more sales?"
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  • Profile picture of the author kstavert
    what do you do if you happen to live in a state
    that Amazon froze out because the state decided
    to charge sales tax on Amazon sales?

    Is there a work around?
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