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is amazon any good?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by dracony2, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. dracony2

    dracony2 Regular Member

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    I can't seem to make any good miney with amazon =\
    Is it worth the work?
     
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    what are you doing?
     
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    pasdoy Power Member

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    I am glad you are not making money, because on my side I am making tons lol
     
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    manEatingMac Junior Member

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    yeh. not much details dude, can you talk a bit more so that we know what is happening? lol..
     
  5. Crixus

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    As far as affiliate programs go, amazon is pretty crappy when you look at the commission rates and the cookie duration.

    However, you can make it up with volume. They sell just about everything and are one of the top trusted brands online. You just need volume for it to work well.
     
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    Can you advice programs similar to amazon that are better in commission rates or cookie duration? Btw. what is average commission on amazon? I have heard it is about $4 for $100 - is that true?

    thx
     
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    It depends on what you're selling. Join CJ.com and look around for options.

    Yes I think 4% is the bottom tier, which raises with volume.
     
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    But after you sell more than 7 items in a month, it goes up to 6%, then 6.5%, and so on. Certain products start off at 10% (I think Kindle is one of those, for instance). Anyway, Crixus is right, you make money on Amazon based on volume because the rates are so low. Basically, you hope that (because it's such a trusted brand), someone goes on there to buy one thing and ends up buying a few more things too.
     
  9. dragon123

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    Amazon are ok, cookie life is short as mentioned, its finding the right product to promote
     
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    I just use Amazon affiliate codes that same way I use Adsense.
     
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    A simple, yet effective method indeed.
     
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    I don't use amazon but I have seen products on there that have there own affiliate program, either through CJ or ran by themselves.
    One product in particular that I promote is available on amazon but I get a 12% commission directly through the site with a 30 day cookie. Another product I promote through CJ is available on amazon and the commission is 7%...not much more than amazon but its a 30 day cookie as well.
    If you find something on amazon that is selling, you may wanna check and see if they have their own affiliate program.
     
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    I'm testing Amazon right now... It's looking good!!!