What is your best Amazon money maker?

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I would like to ask which methods, plugins or blogs do make the most money from Amazon?

Do you link to Amazon from videos directly, do you create review blogs, use special plugins or what do you do?

I'd like to make this thread a great resource for every Amazon Affiliate Marketer!

In my case blogs with reviews including Images linked to Amazon work best. Text links convert very well too for me.

Widgets aren't clicked that much, but maybe I use them wrong. I always put the pre-done amazon Banners in my widgets.

Any thoughts on this? Please share!
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  • Profile picture of the author aerm85
    For me video reviews works very well. But the most important is use a very good product research like AZON...
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    I agree that product research is important and you should always try to target the most profitable ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Edman15
      Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

      I agree that product research is important and you should always try to target the most profitable ones.
      Yes it is
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Do you go for mass articles at cheap price tags or do you prefer to make some high ticket sales?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

    I would like to ask which methods, plugins or blogs do make the most money from Amazon?
    In my experience, what makes the most money from Amazon is what makes the most money from almost any kind of affiliate marketing: you need to build a responsive list of people who trust and respect you, after establishing credibility with them, so that your recommendations carry weight with them and they buy on the strength of those recommendations. However you look at it, this is what the whole thing boils down to.

    That's the underlying basis of affiliate sales. You need to have ready access to a responsive audience who buy on your recommendations.

    What sort of "plug-ins" and "blogs" you use has almost nothing to do with it at all. By comparison with the above, it isn't very relevant. It just isn't an income-determinant.

    I happen not to use WordPress myself, for any of my sites, but that doesn't matter. You can do what I do, and what other successful Amazon affiliates do, with WordPress or without it. That's a minor operational detail only.

    Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

    Do you link to Amazon from videos directly
    I don't. My subscribers, visitors and readers tell me they hate video, so it's something I stay well away from, myself. Large numbers of marketers seem to share this perspective: http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...o-content.html

    Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

    do you create review blogs
    I don't, really, myself. I think they might be suitable for search engine traffic, but (although I do get floods of it) I can't make a living that way.

    Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

    I'd like to make this thread a great resource for every Amazon Affiliate Marketer!
    Well, in that case, let's keep on stressing that affiliate sales are about building trust-based relationships with people, establishing credibility and respect, so that increasing numbers of people buy, and continue to buy at higher prices, on the strength of your recommendations. Most of the long-term money in affiliate marketing comes from retaining your traffic, and making repeated sales to the same customers.

    It's not much about videos, plug-ins, widgets and banners at all.

    Those things (perhaps) all have their place, but they're very much peripheral and incidental to the real business-building. I don't use them, myself. The people I know who are most successful with Amazon sales aren't too interested in them, overall. They interest marketers who have incentives of their own to sell and promote them, and to sell and promote services relating to them, of course, but that's not so much about people making money from Amazon, is it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I don't. My subscribers, visitors and readers tell me they hate video, so it's something I stay well away from, myself. Large numbers of marketers seem to share this perspective: http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...o-content.html

      Yet Youtube is the second largest search engine and the third most popular site on the Web.
      Alexa Top 500 Global Sites

      Facebook is the second largest site and the web, and is now the second most popular "video hosting" site, as a number of FB users add video content to their pages/streams.

      Someone likes video. Alexa's comment remind me of an old site I used to have. There was a section of content that constantly got the most negative comments by far. People told me all the time I should just get rid of it.

      The problem with this was, it was the most POPULAR part of the site BY FAR! My traffic stats and bank account showed numbers that totally clashed with the opinions of the vocal minority.

      I suggest IMers examine what people DO more than what they say. The numbers show people DO like video. And it isn't a case of either/or. One can have a list with folks that say they don't like video, AND use video marketing as well to market to those that do appreciate video.

      And IMO, the context of the link Alexa is refering to is that the majority of them don't like long video content supplied by IMers.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Thanks Alexa and Kurt for your opinions on this. I think video content is more suitable for traffic purposes and the conversion should happen on a website wether a review blog or ecommerce style site.

    If you know what you do plugins aren't necessary but I still think they can be of great benefit in some cases.
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  • Profile picture of the author AbhijitGaba
    I sometimes like to use the amazon carousel widget.It's probably the only one that converts relatively well.However,It's only useable when you are promoting multiple products on your post.Like say you have a post on "Top 10 Microvaves" ,then you can have a carousel widget with 10 ten microvaes that you recommend.It's interactive so users seem to enjoy it.
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    • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
      Originally Posted by AbhijitGaba View Post

      I sometimes like to use the amazon carousel widget.It's probably the only one that converts relatively well.However,It's only useable when you are promoting multiple products on your post.Like say you have a post on "Top 10 Microvaves" ,then you can have a carousel widget with 10 ten microvaes that you recommend.It's interactive so users seem to enjoy it.
      That's a good drive to the whole widget thing. Visitors love to get involved, so they enjoy polls and things like the carousel widget. Maybe it can even help to lower your bounce rate!
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    Simple InText links work the best, which I still find surprising!

    I have authority sites, smaller targeted 15-20 page sites, Squidoo lenses and You Tube videos pointing to my site and lenses.

    My strategy is to get as many portals to Amazon out there as possible, with Google's strange algorithms over the last 18 months or so, it is hit and miss which ones get traffic.
    My long term strategy is building authority sites as safely as I can.

    I use Igor's contextazon, autocompletezon and comparazon on my sites.

    I love Amazon!
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Hey Stevie,

    thanks for sharing your thoughts and the plugin recommendations. I think at least someone will profit from that :-)

    I often hear that simple text links convert very good, for me Images work well too.
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