If you have a list in any niche at all, I highly suggest you occasionally send your subscribers to Amazon via an affiliate link. This can be via a promotion, or even via something you mention in passing.
If you have a list of say 2,000 people, you can send a good chunk of these folks to amazon. Your affiliate link I think will last for 24 hours, and anything these folk buy on Amazon after they click your affiliate link, will earn you a commission.
People buy stuff from Amazon all the time, and even if no-one buys the thing you are promoting, I'll bet a few people buy some other stuff that makes you some dough.
This can work especially well during the Christmas period, when people are buying lots of stuff anyway.
Your goal with Amazon is to just get your affiliate link in there.
Just recently, I sent an email that provided lots of value. At the end of the email, I said:
Meanwhile, if you really want to get stuck in right now, you can always take a look at the book that first introduced ME to high intensity interval training. Here's the link: |
>>your cloaked Amazon affil link<<
Out of a list of 3,000 people, only 2 people bought the actual book, but I made 21 total Amazon sales, giving me around $30.
That's not amazing, I'm sure you can tweak it to get a far better click-through rate, and with a bigger list, at the right time, you could make a hell of a lot more.