I was wondering, could we share the average amount of dollars spent per Amazon order referre via Hubpages (and the resulting average commission)?
I think this would be a great figure for newbies to have some estimates on.
The only way you'd come up with a reliable average would be if everyone had been on the site for the same amount of time, had the same amount of Hubs, was writing on the same topics, had near identical skills at writing and marketing, and was selling the same things. Plus having similar traffic levels.
Your mileage may vary.
Sorry for the confusing title, but I meant the average $ amount of an order.
I was just interested in knowing whether you make $1 per sale, or $5, or $20...
How much you make per sale has a million variables--not the least of which is the price point of the products you sell. There obviously will be a huge difference between the commission for a tablecloth and the commission for a laptop. How much you make is also totally dependent on how many products you've sold that month. With Amazon's graduated commissions, you could make anywhere from 4% to 8.5% on your sales.
On top of that, many of the products that I sell are not even products I was pushing with my hubs thanks to Amazon's 24-hour cookie. I could write a hub about cheap DVDs, for instance, and sell a 42-inch television set instead. Or vice versa.
I agree with Relache. From what I've read, an average conversion rate (how many people who click actually buy) is somewhere between 5% to 10%. That should really be the goal you head for.
I target lesser priced items that have less competition, which means I have a higher volume of products sold. This pushes me into a higher % earning bracket, so when I do sell big items, I appreciate that higher % rate.
Peter, you really need to read the Amazon affiliate agreement and FAQ on their site. There's a tiered payout in effect. How much you sell can change how much you earn, and how much you earn depends on the price of what you sell.
Hi Relache, yes I know of the tiered commissions based on items sold and I realize the benefits it implies of promoting a mix of cheap and expensive products.
All I wanted to know was stuff like "I get between $2 and $6 commission on most Amazon orders I refer".
Anyway, just a curiosity
I'm sorry to say it, Relache is right. It really is like asking "How long is a piece of string?" The reason is that there really isn't a clear or concise answer you can give. There are too many factors involved. People can give you a pretty good idea of their conversion rate when someone clicks through, but other than that, there are too many variables.
I get between a few cents (mp3 music) and $7-8 commission on most Amazon sales I refer... there were some sales that earn me more but most of my sales are sport goods and electronic devices.
You`ll need specific product hubs and good traffic before you start to see regular sales
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