I got my Amazon Associate application. On a little research, I found that the co

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  1. VISHKI profile image71
    VISHKIposted 7 years ago

    I got my Amazon Associate application. On a little research, I found that the cookie expires in...

    24 hours. i.e., when some one visits amazon via referral link, they should make a purchase within 24 hours. Otherwise we wont get anything from the sale. With such low cookie time, is anyone really making money with Amazon? Do visitors take such fast decisions of reading and buying immediately for mid to high cost items?

  2. Granny's House profile image63
    Granny's Houseposted 7 years ago

    I have been with Amazon now for over a year and have NEVER made anything from them. Now I just really use them in my hubs for the pics. So people can see what I am talking about and the prices they can expect to pay for an item

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 7 years ago

    Based on a bunch of hubpage success stories, a lot of people make decent money off of Amazon products. It generally isn't as high as adsense though. I think a lot of it depends on whether or not you're selling/reviewing a specific product (which people could decide to buy based on your hub) or if you're writing a personal interest hub that just happens to have products on it. I'm the latter so I don't sell a lot of amazon stuff, but I do get small amounts from books here and there.

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    akycrawlerposted 7 years ago

    I personally have not tried to sell via Amazon even though I am signed up. Although I understand that many have used Amazon with some success, the commisions are low and I prefer using a cpa ad or other affiliate products in addition to adsense to earn money.

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    fordieposted 7 years ago

    It's true but yes I have sold lots of items thro' Amazon other than the ones that my links sent them there to buy. The expiry period is so short because there are so many affiliates and it wouldn't be fair if the lucky one who got the first click kept the commission for the next 30 days of Amazon visits.

  6. tritrain profile image84
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    Yes, a 24 hour cookie is correct.

    It is plenty long enough to make money.  Many people are doing so.

    The benefit to a cookie vs just a link is that we can collect commission on any products that are ordered during that 24 period.  This is a great thing.

    I make several hundred each month.

  7. VISHKI profile image71
    VISHKIposted 7 years ago

    Thankyou ppl. I think I'll be writing random and short articles. These articles most of the time will not be on any products or for sales, so Amazon may not be right for me. So I'll better focus on Adsense. I like Granny's idea of using it for the visitors to know prices, may be I can do that. Fordie, your answer for why the expiry is short made sense to me, so far I've been thinking Amazon is not fair. Thankyou guys.

  8. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    The cookie length is crap.....but.....buyers trust amazon and are happy to buy from them without question. The conversion rate is excellent when compared to other affiliate programs because of this.

    When writing to sell amazon products you want to target your pages at people that are ready to buy and have their credit cards out already. Through skilful copywriting you can convince them that now is the time to buy.

  9. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Hey V, awesome question, see; I knew you're area of expertise was something I needed to pay attention to.

    I want to suggest to you that you should pay close attention to anything and everything that Susana S says about Hubpages, or article marketing.  She's helped me understand a LOT about how all of this stuff works.  I couldn't really show you anyone else that I think knows more about this stuff, and that is any more successful at it.

 
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