I just have to get this out. For the last two months I've come within 7 & 10 items shipped respectively on getting to the 7% pay bracket on Amazon. I've got to say it's like looking at a treasure map with the X rubbed off the spot. You know it's there but it's just out of reach.
I actually didn't think I'd ever get this close, but I seem to have broken through the barrier where you go from intermittent sales to multiple sales every day, which is great to see, and I'm thankful for it. I've been charting my progress quarterly to get an idea of how I'm progressing, and I had a 181% increase between Quarter 2 & Quarter 3 this year for Amazon. Now it just needs to take that one step further, and jump up a pay bracket.
Now I'm going off to do some more keyword research and outline the rest of the hubs I need to get up to my 100 Amazon sales hubs for the year, which is my goal. 7% can't be that far off, can it?
Wishing everyone tremendous sales in Quarter 4. :-)
Ouch. That hurts. But twice is less likely to be a fluke than once, so I think you're well on your way.
This month I got painfully close to a new bracket. If it happens next month, I'll be able to tell myself it's not a fluke.
So close I can almost touch it. I did start doing a lot of backlinking the month before the big jump, so I think that had something to do with the improved numbers. Before that I'd done almost none at all. So now I can see the benefits in it.
If you've put in the effort it won't be a fluke if you go up into the next bracket. It'll be because you did the right things, then all you need to do is repeat that. I don't have much time to write because of work demands, so it'll be a while before I can see earnings like some of the more active members of this site, but it really is worth it.
Just think, we're coming up to Christmas now. It's the best sales time of the year. Put out a few more hubs if you have the time. It can't hurt. :-)
It certainly seems as if you are heading in the right direction. It won't take long and you should make it to that next level.
Hovalis, you're right.
Though what I really need to do is focus on eBay hubs. Those are harder to monetize for me, but I would so like to get out of the click-value-is-pooled-with-the-rest category and into the click-value-is-determined-by-performance category.
The problem is, I'm driving enough traffic to feel the loss but not enough to get past that threshold. So it won't happen until I write more. But those are harder for me to write, for whatever reason.
You're not the only one who struggles with eBay's affiliate program. I can see the theory behind what they are doing, but translating that into articles/sites which convert well so that my cost per click increases has been hard. My problem is that I haven't quite got it. There are some people here who do well on eBay, but I'm not among them. That's not eBay's fault though, but a lack of comprehension on my part.
Amazon is so much more straight forward. That's why I'm concentrating on getting a decent amount of hubs out for them first. Then I can experiment on eBay, and then Adsense which I only get accidental earnings on (although the monthly figure is more than eBay).
Each affiliate program wants different things which means you need to tailor your approach for each. It's easier said than done!
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