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My Experience of Being a 7 Month Amazon Affiliate (Do's & Don'ts for an Amazon Associates Beginner)

Updated on July 18, 2013

Amazon Associates?

Like many popular brands, Amazon.com too offers an affiliate program. The affiliate program run by Amazon.com is known as Amazon Affiliates.

Basically, being an Amazon Affiliate allows you (almost anybody) to 'promote' Amazon's countless products and should a sale be made through any of your promoted products, you will receive a varying commission percentage.

When I first encountered Amazon Associates Program I was thrilled, specially after being so tired of all the attempts to make money on 'fake' online sites. But this was different. Amazon is a trusted brand, and buyers trust it too. So I shouldn't have a problem convincing people to buy, right? But after 7 months being in the associates program for 7 months, now I realize I couldn't have been wrong. Let me show you how and why.

7 Month Experience as an Amazon Associate

Being just a 7 month old baby into the world of Amazon Associates, I still have mixed feelings about the program.

First of all Amazon Associates is a 'great' program and a huge opportunity for those who try to make some pocket money and also for those who try to make a living out of it. That's the beauty of it. Amazon Associates reaps to the amount of effort and time you invest in it. Here investing in your time does not necessarily mean that you have to work long hours, but rather you have to wait a pretty good time to see any encouraging results.

I have been an Amazon Affiliate since January 01, 2013 to date (July 18, 2013) which is roughly seven months. Below is my earnings report for the period.

Amazon Associates earnings report for 7 months
Amazon Associates earnings report for 7 months

Now, anyone who wishes to get into Amazon Associates program need not be discouraged by the above picture. Because let me tell you, I have earned that $60 odd amount without spending a dime and doing almost everything wrong. In that context I can say, I have accomplished a marvelous feet. Don't be confused, let me explain what I did wrong so you can not do them.

If I had done it right from the beginning, my experience with Amazon Associates would be much different than that. But I was impatient, saw the possibilities and jumped right into it without checking the water first. However, the following are some mistakes I have done.


  • Fighting Amazon.com head on!!!

Boy, that hurts! I didn't fight Amazon.com per say, but unintentionally that is what I have been doing all this time. How? Let me explain to you how my thinking worked. There are millions of online shoppers right? And they all want different products. So if I build up a site and put almost every product I can find, I will cater to the mass population right? Yeah, right, but so wrong. Theoretically this is 100% truth. But practically this is suicide. Amazon.com itself offers almost a million types of products, and trying to get them all in my site just means that I'm taking Amazon.com head on. Don't get me wrong, but this is a touch beyond 'impossible'.

So what should you do? Well, specialize. Develop a site focusing on one specific category of products. For an example: "Air Conditioners" Now believe it or not, if you really work on your site focusing specifically on 'air conditioners' keyword with a lot of 'original content', you will be able to beat Amazon or any other popular brand names and get your website in the number one spot of the search results. Number one spot on search results mean a boost of about 40% of traffic to your site. So please do specialize your site on one category. But also make sure that there are enough traffic for that search term by visiting "Google Keyword Tool". Also make sure that your product is worth over at least a $100. Else your effort may only result in a little commission amount.

How to use the Keyword Tool...

  • Your website

Your website and it's appearance will be very very important to most shoppers. I used a blog from Blogger, since it is free and I really didn't want to invest any money in an unknown venture. If you too are in my mindset, I advice putting up a blog. But if you are seriously going to consider Amazon Associates as a long term source of income a real website, with a .com or .net domain. That will look more professional and people will have much more respect and faith towards your site. And more faith means more sales and more returning customers.

One more thing, when you select a business/domain name don't include the term 'Amazon' in it, because some associates have mentioned that Amazon has asked them to change such names with the word Amazon in it.

  • Don't be lazy

Promoting a product takes effort. Let me tell you one thing, copy pasting the same product description on Amazon.com and pasting it in your product description does NOT work. Why would anyone be bothered to buy from your 'unknown' site when they can get the same thing from the world's most trusted online retailer! So when writing product description, be original and write your own description. This will generate some faith in customers about your site, giving them the idea that you actually know something about this product. Here specializing about one product really helps again. You can't possibly know about every product Amazon sells. So when specializing think about you ability to write some 200-300 word description about the product.

Original content will not only make your site stand out, but will also help you get a PageRank and not get detected as spam content. I know it's a lot of work, but if you get it right from the beginning, one day your reports may look like the one below. It's not mine btw (I wish).

Source
  • Be patient!!!

Probably one of the most important things when you are just beginning as an affiliate. It takes time. It takes time even for Google to index your site and make it show up on the 30th search result page. And everything you do will get your site one page closer to the number one ranking. Traffic is everything. Google is the road. Be patient till Google lets your vehicle on the road. It may need background checks and inspections before that happens. So let them do their part, while you do yours. Don't expect to have earnings from the very first day, or even in a month for that matter. But with time you will see people travelling on your vehicle and occasionally some of them brave enough to pay you for the journey. That's when the thrill begins. So, be patient!!!

Amazon Associates commission structure
Amazon Associates commission structure

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      Dan 3 years ago

      Hey there I found this service on fiverr that I actually used and it build me a professionally looking amazon affiliate website for just $5 and I thought I would share it with everyone http://fiverr.com/demoskp/create-an-amazon-affilia...

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      Thanks! That should be helpful for everyone who's looking forward to building their own hosted website for a cheap price.

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      maheshpatwal 3 years ago from MUMBAI

      Nimesh.... Great hub with really good idea on how to improve your earnings from AMAZON.... i'm not very active on blogging sites and hubpages... Though i have an account in amazon but i have not made a dime till now.... Hope your suggestions will help me in earning some extra money.... Thanks Great Hub. Voted up

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      I'm glad my hub was of any help. I haven't made much on Amazon Associates as well. But I hope the future will be better. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact me.

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      Emmanue Marosi 3 years ago from Madang, Papua New Guinea

      A very informative hub. Maybe this could help many of the people who lost their AdSense account to still hang onto Hubpages. Excellent article

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      CANDLE 3 years ago

      Interesting article. It's refreshing to know somebody is making money off the Amazon Associates Program ($9.00/month average in your case). But a closer examination (besides the reasons elicited in your article) may reveal the reasons why you are not earning more.

      https://hubpages.com/business/Is-Amazon-Affiliate-...

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      Thanks for the very supportive comments Emmanuel Marosi and CANDLE.

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      PKP 3 years ago

      Thanks Nimesh - made a good reading and appeared an honest insight.

      Your work should inspre me though I'm a beginner!

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the comment :)

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      Gihan 3 years ago

      nice post

      it took you 7months to earn 60+$ o.O

      I earned 300$+ witin one month. only by sharing links on facebook :D

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      That's great. If you have a genuine Facebook account to share links with and you have a lot of potential online shoppers, yes, it is possible to make such money. Sadly I use a different profile for business and it doesn't have many Amazon shoppers.

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      miftahhabibi 3 years ago from Medan, Indonesia

      How to detect my blog is approved or rejected? I don't get any notification until now. I'm sorry if my english is poor.

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @miftahhabibi

      Amazon Associates does not require you to get approved. You just have to become an associate and you can post your links anywhere, as long as you don't spam. You need not have a blog. You could post links on Facebook pages, online forums, hubpages etc.

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      miftahhabibi 3 years ago from Medan, Indonesia

      @Nimesh De Silva

      Thank you very much Silva. I've got it.

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @miftahhabibi

      You're welcome. If there's any more questions, please don't hesitate.

      Good Luck!!!

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      Leon Wood 3 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Hi Nimesh, thank you for such an informative post.

      Sorry in advance for these questions but i'm a total 'newbie' to Internet Marketing.

      Should i begin this venture in the following order?

      1. Open an Amazon Associate account

      2. Set up a site (I'm thinking of purchasing an 'Amazon ready' one for a few bucks) and target a specific niche.

      3. Begin my marketing campaign with adwords etc

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you in advance

      Peace and Love Nimesh

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Leon Wood

      Don't apologize for asking questions. In fact I encourage anyone to ask questions.

      As for your question following is my opinion.

      Opening up an Amazon Associate account is a no brainer, it requires so little effort. In fact no effort and time at all. So you can leave out opening Amazon Associate towards any stage. You just go to the site, register and BAM you're an associate.

      The more important parts are setting up your marketing channel and promoting it. In this case your Amazon-ready website and AdWords. It'e very good if you can buy an already built website, because it will have more 'internet presence' than a totally new website. By that way you would have a slight advantage. Even better if you can get an Amazon-ready site. So it will be pre-preared to facilitate displaying of products, adding items to cart, or directing them to Amazon. Also your associate ID would be integrated with every product. So much much easier to manage your website.

      Another important thing is selecting the appropriate niche. The niche should be large enough draw sufficient audience to make a profit and it should be narrow enough to separate from a product category. If you have any special knowledge on a certain niche, I'd suggest you to promote products about it. Writing your own product reviews is very important. If you copy paste reviews from other sites, chances are anyone searching for a product would find the original website first on Google search results. So how much little effort you put in would a waste. Always be original.

      I suggest you to start the website first and do some social network marketing, like opening up a Facebook page, Twitter account, G+ page etc in the name of your business and start promoting it. Social network marketing is huge these days. Then you can apply for Amazon Associates and get the membership and then integrate it with the website. Social marketing would build some internet presence to your website, and then start AdWords campaign.

      The most important thins is to be patient. Do the Adword campaign and evaluate the results monthly. See if your site comes at number one search result on the given keywords. If it's anything less than number one search result, it's useless. Use Google analytic to evaluate the traffic data, clicks and such.

      Good luck!!!

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      Leon Wood 3 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Thanks so much for the reply Nimesh. I will follow your instructions and keep you posted on how the process is going.

      Thanks again my friend.

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Leon Wood

      My pleasure. Let us know your success story.

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      Daniel 3 years ago

      Thanks Nimesh. I'm just new with Amazon and I created a blog on http://theeaglemaster.blogspot.com/ about business. I am almost planning to fight amazon.com by including products that doesn't relate to my blog. Before doing that, I tried to read some suggestions. Good thing I landed on your hub and gained knowledge. You're right, I must continue to do what I'm doing now by focusing on my specialty. You're hub is very helpful. Thank you! ^_^

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Daniel

      Thanks dude. Your blog seems very professional. That's very good for business. All the best with Amazon.

      However I have had much more success with placing Amazon links within HubPages hubs.

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      articleshome 3 years ago

      First of all I would like to say this that your hub is really interesting and helpful for especially those, who want to learn about Amazon Affiliate program.

      You explained it very briefly and clearly, which I like a lot.

      I am using Amazon affiliate links to my Squidoo lenses and to my own blog posts. Yes right now my blogs are are with Blogger and very soon I will purchase my own domain name, because there is lot to learn and I am on the path of blogging. So hope to see success and thanks for this wonderful information.

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @articleshome

      Thanks for the encouraging comment.

      Squidoo is also a great way to integrate Amazon links with. I had trouble setting up my account with Squidoo, so I don't know much about it.

      Anyway it would be wiser to go for a .com domain if you wish to really succeed as an Affiliate. Because blogspot doesn't give the necessary trust factor to the shoppers.

      All the best!!!

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      Faiz 3 years ago

      Could you let me know your amazon affiliate website..?

      When you used blogger as your affiliate website, did you use XML feed to showcase products? Does blogger have such plugin/function to read XML feed?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Faiz

      Actually I don't use a website. I tried, but it was very hard to get it going. I've explained everything here, take a look:

      https://hubpages.com/business/Amazon-Affiliate-Suc...

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      Adebayo Adeolu Ibrahim 3 years ago

      Thanks for the beautiful information

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Adept2012

      Thanks. Hope you got something out of this.

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      blogger-s 3 years ago from India

      i also started with amazon affiliate program, with my coupon code website

      http://www.freeshippingcodefor.com

      thanks for nice nformation

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @blogger-s

      A good solid website always helps, in the long run. Good luck.

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      morten linna 3 years ago

      I have just,1 week ago, made a website about my favourite hobby and included my amazon affiliate id in it.

      What do you think of it my friend?

      http://www.50inchlcd-tv.com

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @morten linna

      WOW, great site. Do you think the niche is wide enough? I mean you have only 50 inch LCDs. But new trend is LED, 3D and 4K. So might wanna look into them as well. Good luck!!!

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      Morten 3 years ago

      Thanks man.

      I will start building other sites soon my friend :)

      What do you personaly think is the best niche to make money with amazon?

      And do you think autoblogs is the way to make money with amazon?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Morten

      You cannot actually specify one niche as the best niche. However you can look to some features when selecting an optimal niche. A niche should be broad enough to attract sufficient amount of people to actually make a profit out of it. Also a niche should be specific enough to attract a 'target' audience, that will ensure that your traffic will actually convert to sales. Also make sure you find something that doesn't 'outdate' very quickly. Since you are doing a technology related blog this is quite applicable. I'm not saying it cannot be done. But make sure you keep in mind the future, present and past of your niche, so that your efforts will earn you for a longer time period.

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      Morten 3 years ago

      What niche do you prefer my friend?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      It shouldn't be something I prefer, it should be something you prefer. Something you know about, something that will interest you.

      If it was up to me I would select video games. I am a gamer. The market is huge and at times you can narrow it down to gaming categories as well.

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      Morten 3 years ago

      What about autoblogs my friend?

      Have you ever used those and made money of them?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Morten

      I have no idea what an autoblog is.

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      Morten 3 years ago

      Have you heard of autoblog samurai ?

      The autoblogs that you can have maid on fiverr.com ?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Morten

      No, I have no idea.

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      Morten 3 years ago

      I have now finished 3 sites man.I have gotten 3 sales the first 3 weeks.

      http://www.seducingwomen.org/

      http://howtogetridofmolesonyourface.com/

      http://www.howtomakemillionsinfo.com/

      I would love to know what you guys thnk about it?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Morten

      Those are great. Just make them more visually pleasing. Some banner heads are pixelated. That looks ugly. Also use a plain background in the three websites. A lot of graphics in the background can distract the customers.

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      Morten 3 years ago

      What do you mean more visually my friend :) ?

      And what do you mean they are pixeled?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Morten

      For an example in the first website (seducingwomen) there's a banner on top saying 'Bad Boy All the Way'. If you look closer the image is pixelated-meaning not very smooth. And it's not nice to look. You may want to increase the resolution of that photo. Otherwise people will think this is a spam site or a cheap useless site.

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      3 years ago

      Great article Nimesh! What kind of results have you seen since this article was posted?

      Also you don't use a website... just the hubpages.com?

      When you tried blogger did you use a website.blogger.com domain or did you have your own domain? What kind of problems did you have using blogger?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @G

      Thanks for the comment. Those are really valid questions. Let me answer them as best as possible.

      Since this article was published I have seen steady sales every month. It's not as much as I would like it to be. But considering the effort I put in, I'm happy. I make around $150 each month on average.

      Yes, I just use HubPages. The main reason is I don't have time to maintain a website. The key thing to success of a website is unique content and continuous update. I cannot spend that much time given my daily schedules. So for now I stick to HubPages.

      I used a website.blogger.com domain at Blogspot.com and if you are not a good HTML coder you cannot make the website look very professional. This will cause the traffic to leave the website as soon as they get there. Nobody wants to buy from a site that doesn't look like a stable, strong and a legit website. If you can edit the HTML code and make it look like a genuine online retail website you may have a chance. But still if you make original content and update the blog continuously you should attract good traffic.

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      Francisco 3 years ago

      Great article. I see that the Amazon comissions are low, and therefore I have to be patient, but it encourage me.

      I have recently created my site at http://us.amazon.dailysavingdeals.com

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Francisco

      Great website. Really like everything about it except for the Adsense ads on top and on the right. Also I hope you are adding your own product descriptions. Or else you will never beat Amazon.

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      Dave 3 years ago

      @Nimesh

      I already have applied to amazon associates. I still don't receive another email for a week now. Does it mean I'm still pending?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Dave

      Well, yes. Most probably. If it gets delayed more than two weeks you should contact them.

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      Dave 3 years ago

      I see. It's been 10 days I haven't receive any confirmation that my site got approved. Thanks @ Nimesh

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      Paul 3 years ago

      I experience same thing with dave, haven't received another e-mail from amazon as promised. it's been 5 days since the first e-mail, does this mean that i still can't promote amazon? - Paul from Indonesia

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      Paul 3 years ago

      I experience the same thing with dave, cause until now (it's been 5 days) haven't got another e-mail as promised.

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      Dave 3 years ago

      I read the comment that there is no approval for your amazon since they will give you access to the affiliate links after signing up. Just follow their operating agreement.

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Paul and Dave

      Did you guys notice the new HubPages Amazon Program? Why don't you try that out? I'm not sure if that requires you to be signed up with Amazon before. But it's something new. Similar to Ebay capsules, we are allowed to add Amazon capsules directly from HubPages.

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      ajit kumar 3 years ago

      dear nimesh de silva i want to know fromyou that how in click sure or click bank affilate work wecan usemultiple websites can we also use unlimited websites in amazon affilate work please tell

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @ajit kumar

      I'm not very familiar with Click Sure or Clickbank. I did use Clickbank but found it quite complicated and difficult to manage. Yes, you can use any number of websites for your Amazon Associate ID.

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      ajit kumar 3 years ago

      can i use same tracking id of amazon affilate for multiple websites i have 300 hundredwebsites

      after sin up in amazon affilate which product i have to pmpromote can i promote any thing from amazon market place please tell me

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @ajit kumar

      Yes, you can use your Amazon Affiliate ID on a thousand websites or even more. There's no restriction about that.

      And yes, you can promote ANYTHING you want.

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      ajit kumar 3 years ago

      nimesh disiva sir when you have started work in amazon affilate work how you can convince people to buy from you own sites can you please tell me and one thing how i convince people to buy from my websites

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      ajit kumar 3 years ago

      nimesh di silva sir also can you please tell me about how much time does you have taken to earn your first commission and buy how much

      you have earn your first commission

      and one thing sir how many days you have taken to earn your first commission please sir tell me because i am a student and i want to earn money because i have no money for higher education please tell me

      sir

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Hey ajit kumar

      First of all don't call me sir. Because chances are I'm even younger than you or the same age at least. lol

      Getting people to buy Amazon products is the real challenge. Setting up a website is easy. Convincing people to buy is the difficult part. Actually there are no secrets to getting people to buy products. Several things you can do is gain their trust. Make unique reviews about the products - like you have personally used them.

      But personally I have had more success using Amazon products in these articles I write. If you scroll to the top of this article you will see I have placed some Amazon products. Those are from my Amazon Affiliate account. And they earn me money.

      Read this to learn all about it: https://hubpages.com/business/Amazon-Affiliate-Suc...

      The first commission was just a few cents. But after I added Amazon products to these hubs I was able to earn $100 in last December.

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      ajit kumar 3 years ago

      sorry to call you sir

      on thing i want to know from you that how could i get more heavy traffic to my websites can you please tell me

      or one thing can i use multiple websites for ebay affilate marketing

      or lastly your comments are very good

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      pankaj 3 years ago

      Now Long Amazon.com takes to deliver the check in India? On payment history page it is showing:

      1/30/2014 Payment by Check.

      When can I expect to get the check

      Regards!

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @pankaj

      I assume you live in India and if you ordered your payment through check it could take anywhere between 3 to 4 weeks to arrive. Much easier would be redeem it to a Paypal account and withdraw from a local bank.

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      shokat 3 years ago

      amazing tips . Thank you very much

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @shokat

      You're very welcome. Make sure to share this article.

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      Nadira 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for this valuable information. I am a newbie and there is so much information it is nearly impossible to know where/how to start!

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Nadira

      You are very welcome. Make sure to share this article.

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      Daniel Padin 3 years ago from Fern Park, Florida

      Very good post. I was wondering. I'm on the process of testing with amazon affiliate. Do you guys recommend PPC adverts to promote or mostly organic traffic?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago

      @Daniel Padin

      I do not recommend PPC for affiliate marketing. The main reason being that it will not make a genuine sale. Sales conversions will be very low. On the other hand organic traffic will bring people with a genuine need to purchase your products.

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      Andrea 3 years ago

      This is so very helpful to me. I know very little about this field and am eager to learn so I can work with Amazon.

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      Nicole 3 years ago

      Nice post. But it's very hard work being an Amazon affiliate. You need to use software or need to have a team working for you to really make it work.

      I've tried a lot of tools and now I am just getting started with the Azon Affiliate Toolkit. It does almost everything for the research phase.

      Hope it helps me to scale up really fast.

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      tonim 2 years ago

      Very helpful from all who comment, im new in this and from this comment im on it! I don't need to search on google for help its all here thanks again all

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I find it difficult to write product reviews. Even the short description for products I include is often a challenge but I just need to learn. There is nothing difficult once you put yourself into it.

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      Nimesh De Silva 2 years ago

      @aesta1

      Exactly. It helps to review about products you have actually used. That way you won't be giving bad information.

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      Grateful 2 years ago

      Hey man, I just wanted to commend and thank you for the amazing attention you pay to each and every commenter here. You're a rare gem. Keep it up! :)

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      t aaron brown 2 years ago

      I had not thought about only choosing items above $100. It seems to me that fewer buyers will make this type of purchase. I know that the cheaper items produce lower commissions, but aren't books, cds and small electronics more impulse buys and thus likely to happen?

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      Nimesh De Silva 2 years ago

      @Grateful

      Thanks a lot for the compliment. I didn't even think of it.

      @t aaron brown

      As I have said before it's a numbers game. You pick a product above $100 (or even $1000 for that matter) and send enough traffic to it, sales will happen no matter what. Why? Because if you are focused on a niche, people will come to your site with just two motives--either to get more info or buy a product. So sales are bound to happen.

      You can promote lower priced products focusing on impulse buys, but trust me it doesn't essentially happen like that. On my website that is focused on selling music (singles, albums and stuff) I get around 20 clicks per days (still a baby business) but no sales!

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      hiranya pasan 2 years ago

      hey pal, i think you are from sri lanka. please give me your e mail address to contact you, i want some more ...

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      Keerthi Bandara 2 years ago

      Hi nimesh,

      Check my blog about gadgets. http://buyvaluablestuff.com/

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      Nancy Mitchell 2 years ago from Bend, OR

      Thanks for sharing your advice and experience for those of us who are traveling unchartered waters. I'm finding many kind and helpful individuals on hubpages.

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