How should I spend my 'holiday' Amazon affiliate earnings?

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  1. SimeyC profile image90
    SimeyCposted 13 years ago

    Well this Holiday season I made a whopping 5 sales and $0.69 commission! How should I spend it?

    1. emievil profile image68
      emievilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You and I have the same problem. smile Mine already hit $5 this month.

    2. kmackey32 profile image62
      kmackey32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I made 2 sales totaling $1.80.

    3. mrpooper profile image40
      mrpooperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Give it to charity and claim it on your taxes. Hopefully your deduction will be worthwhile

    4. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Simey, I had my first three sales on lingeries and my commision is 4.05 USD,

      1. SimeyC profile image90
        SimeyCposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        how about we all combine all earnings and throw a party - I figure we can afford two beers and fifty straws at the moment!!!

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
          prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          your right Simey

  2. starme77 profile image79
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    all in one place , you'll get more that way smile

  3. blondepoet profile image64
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    So what is the actual figure here we are figuring out on how to spend? 70cents??? Is that US dollars?? Be right back I will go get my Aussie dollar convertor calculator and we will whip this one in the teeth.

  4. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 13 years ago

    Well as soon as you make $100 Amazon does the "right thing" and pays you... well except for the $15 check fee.

    In all my years of Affiliate Marketing I have yet to encounter a company that sticks it to affiliates like this... seriously A $15 FEE!!!

    Once in a while I will have a company keep the postage as a deduction from earnings.  But this is just plain theft.

    Add to this the 24 hour cookie and it's a wonder Amazon gets people to work for them at all... and the vast majority of affliates will never reach the threshold.

    I still make money with them, but I do not emphasize them. It's more of an afterthought because hubpages makes it easy and on big ticket items you can make money.

    While I realize the sarcasm in your message... too many people do not understand how Amazon works.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Set your payment threshold higher then, I have been ambitious and set mine at $1000.

      1. Karina S. profile image61
        Karina S.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        $1000 per month?

    2. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I must be on an old scheme? I get a quarterly gift certificate - I guess if you choose to be paid in an Amazon certificate, they don't mind waiving the $15 fee! Lucky me eh - I get to buy some products I didn't really want instead of having money!

      Amazon is OK - but they do seem to 'steal' a lot eh - I was a little annoyed when I sold a Kindle book and got zerp commission .....

  5. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I had the Kindle Book problem, but I get paid by BACS in to an american account, so no cheque fee! I also made over $1000 so far this month on amazon, so won't be complaining anytime soon :p

  6. adamareangere profile image69
    adamareangereposted 13 years ago

    Buy me a present??!!

    Joke big_smile

    Get something good, like a new tv or something good. Those are .69 right?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL well I might pick one up for that amount in the sales - and as you asked politely I'll ask Santa to deliver it to you...!!!

  7. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago
  8. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    I feel your pain Simey.  I haven't made any Amazon sales yet.

  9. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    I'm hoping for one more Amazon sale.  With that one more sale I move up to 6.5% on everything sold this month versus 6.0%.  Now if someone will just buy a 50 ct diamond or something, I'll be set.  smile

  10. chigoiyke profile image60
    chigoiykeposted 13 years ago

    Smart prettydarkhorse. I just need to promote hot selling products on amazon with high commissions. all these cents are just too annoying when I see them.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      BTW, the products I chose to promote in my sites are lingeries but then it is not related to the article, LOL, I didnt bother to check my earnings for a month and then I was just curious yesterday, huh...

      sometimes also when I am putting amazon to my articles, I just promote whatever I feel like selling there too,three pieces of lingeries which caused 110 dollars for the three items and the commission is almost 4 plus....

      I need to learn more to earn here, next year I will do that I am just enjoying to write now,,,,

  11. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Make sure your Amazon modules are related to make the most out of your hubs!


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