I have now wrote a few sales and product hubs as well as including some amazon capsules on most hubs and seem to be making some money and getting some sales on Amazon consistently now! This month so far sold 11 items varying in price from about $3.00 to about $70!
I am really pleased and excited about this. Also, I think I am earning more on Amazon than Adsense! Has anyone else found this?
The growth in my Amazon revenue over the past two months has made me realise, for the first time, that Amazon could become my primary revenue source. I attribute the reason being that the keyword phrases that you can write to are much less limited, I now ignore cpc entirely when writing for Amazon... in fact, I am attracted to those with a cpc of nothing... in the knowledge that there isn't hundreds of AdSense writers fighting over the traffic. Does that make sense?
It always turns out that my longstring phrases with a cpc of nothing actually contain a short string phrase with a high cpc phrase anyway... so my AdSense doesn't suffer from this strategy either. So in conclusion, my new strategy is to go long string and ignore cpc... it works perfectly...
Glad to hear you are cracking Amazon sales, the next few months should be some of the best for the year!
Figure out the earnings per click and compare it with what you get from google though, it is interesting!
Amazon IS my primary source of revenue, however I have recently decided to try and boost my Adsense earnings back up to their levels, they have dropped over the last few months!
Yes, I do understand though it is a bit strange. You are saying that you don't care about the cost per click on Adsense as it means less people will be fighting over a phrase and it means less competition.
I presume you just see Adsense on these hubs as a bonus. Also Ryan I was thinking that it might make more sense to target more lower paid items and a few higher ones so when you do get that big sale - you get more (is that what you are hoping for on your computer hub series).
Also I just saw your post about the Apple Mac!
Well, I target anything which I believe I may be able to sell. But if you believe that you can shift a large number of a very small value item, in order to help you rise through the tresholds, then that would appear a perfectly justified and viable strategy to me. I believe that somebody said items valued between $15-$40 are the easiest to shift, and I always find that electronics and gadgets convert well. If you think that you can shift a big ticket item then go for it. I have never managed to sell a Rolex after publishing those hubs a year ago, but I did finally manage to sell some Caviar last week... problem is that it was a cheap caviar alternative, $23 rather than the $1000 stuff that I was touting
I'm shifting my strategy more and more as well to target Amazon. I like your take on it. That's a good strategy you've developed. I've also found that the mid-priced items sell the best. I haven't made more on Amazon ever than Adsense, but I'm definitely starting to target Amazon more.
Also, I think that because hubs that first appear have a pagerank of 0, Adsense ads aren't worth as much, so Amazon is better for the immediate payoff. When I publish a lot of hubs at a time, Amazon seems to take off and then settle back down, while Adsense slowly builds.
I'm glad to hear that you are doing well on Amazon. I really gets on my nerves that my state does not allow Amazon, but I'm glad it is helping someone.
Yes, that part about shifting electronics is probably true as a lot of my sales are in electronics and they are under about $50.
And passthejelly thanks for the kind words. It is a shame that people in the U.S. can't promote Amazon products but yet I am from the U.K and can earn commissions!
When you're writing product hubs, I don't think the cpc for Adsense matters either. I have noticed that I never get Adsense clicks on my product hubs, only on my informational hubs.
Oli, I am looking forward to seeing what happens at Christmas time, hopefully lots of sales a day!
Will try and compare the cpc for Amazon and Adsense!
It really depends on your hubs.. if there are about products, then obviously its better to have amazon. if its just an informative hubs, adsense should do well.
First of all, congrats, that is great.
I don't write product hubs but do include Amazon capsules trying to find items relevant to what I have written about. Some months I sell quite a few items which is great. Some months I sell nothing which is fine because I am really not trying. But every month I get a lot of clicks (at least what I think is a lot) Its a great way to get some good revenue without that much effort. That is my kind of work.
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