My question here concerns Amazon affiliates viability in the way ive tried to make it work. I have a server at home and host off it which ive done for around 10 years. It started as a gaming server for our Warcraft guild and voice server using TS2 & 3 later but over time I became more interested with the web dev side of things and drifted into the trap of randomly trying out stuff to make money getting nowhere really.
I came across Warrior Forum a few years back and like an idiot its took a long time to actually wake up and realise im going nowhere online in any sense of the word other than pocket money. I dont have any hosting overheads and apart from buying addresses the outlay is low.
Ive had a couple of Amazon sites up for a while now and play about with them trying to improve them but the sales dont really add up to much. Ive bought a few WSO's for populating and the likes to speed up the process of item posting but although I get thousands of reported clicks I barely make a sale.
Ive tried not to clone anyones site and be original and ive paid for ads and been top on google but I just think my templates are crap tbh and ive tried a few and dont think they appeal good enough. Ive stripped one site back to basics now and im targetting a specific set of items but ideally I need to know if im going totally about this wrong or im overlooking something major.
Ive tried to just stick to this so as not to have many projects going at once but its getting me a bit down why even doing what appears to be right doesnt work. If you need more specific information I can provide it but any ideas even if it means bin this idea and concentrate somewhere else ill consider it as im not closed minded and im no expert here!
Thanks for reading anyway and for any reply.