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It seems kind of silly (unless I'm missing something) to use the Classic. Classic gives a flat 4% commission, while the Performance gives you a 4% to 8.5% commission depending on the volume of things that you sell.
Seems like you'd be shooting yourself in the foot to go Classic.
That's exactly what I thought...so I thought maybe I was missing something...which is why I posted this
I've always thought the same - seems like we've all been sitting there thinking, "am I missing something?"!
Performance used to have caps (ie electronic sales used to have a $7 limit even if you sold a digital camera worth $2000) I think they have been removed in a lot of sections now though, since I have had much larger commissions.
Nowadays the performance is a no brainer for any affiliate I think.
Some are still capped in performance - but at a much higher $25 now (at least for things like computers).
I still go performance though because the liklihood of me selling a $2000 item is much less than me continuing to make it to the 7.5% commission level every month.
damn, sold a laptop yesterdy for $1400, if that got capped i'm gonna be madddd!
Gonna have to go over those ToS again sometime soon.
Meh. Only a laptop? I sold another plushie yesterday - that's 2 in one week!
wow!! mind to share the secret on how to get sales in Amazon? I have not yet sell one up to now!!!
Here are my tips:
Don't bother with stuff that costs more than $50.
Don't bother with books or DVDs.
Electrical gadgets sell like hot cakes. Hair curlers could be a good niche.
Concentrate on selling cheap stuff and occasionally you get someone going on a buying spree!
Fashion could be another good niche. Can a woman not click on a picture of a pretty pair of shoes? Of course she can't!!!
Item Name Seller Price Advertising-Fee Rate Items Shipped Revenue Advertising Fees
MSI GX740-079 17-Inch Laptop Third Party $1,394.00 1.79% 1 $1,394.00 $25.00
It turns out that yes, the performance structure is still capped in some sections, which is why my referal earnings for that laptop are less than 2% instead of 6.5%
There used to be a few sections capped, I am pretty busy at the moment, but should free up in about a month or so, will possibly write up a hub about it then!
I think if you sell products say over around $500 then it is more effective to use the classic scheme, for most people though performance is probably still the best choice!
My advice is to get a nice girlfriend if you are straight and do something simple like stay at home and enjoy each others company...that worked in the 1950's why not rediscover a way of being happy the way it used to be and just being.
For the record off of Hubpages (Haven't got aroudn to doing Hubs on my high earners yet) I target for products around $150 to $300 in value. I tend to sell smaller value products on Hubpages, but only because I am running through linking to my own sites a niche at a time right now!
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