Friday, November 28, 2014

Tips to Generating Amazon Income

Earning revenue through the Amazon affiliate program offers a great deal of potential to anyone who takes the time to really figure out how to really get the most out of it. Let’s look at just a few tips that can increase your revenue.

One idea that works well for many is to find a way to publish recurring deals. If you can frequently mention products on sale, it can increase your revenue, and an easy way to do this is just to post weekly deals. You can include this in your content and make it appear in a way that your visitor feels you are offering them valuable information. If you have the time, you can do it as a daily deal posting each day instead of weekly.

You can also publish a monthly list of bestsellers. These might not always be in your niche.  It’s a bit like a trending list, in fact, you could call it that if you like. You can find out what the bestsellers are on Amazon just by clicking this link: Amazon Best Sellers.   This is an example of linking to a specific Amazon Page.  If you want more visitors and more exposure, then write an article that talks about one or more of these bestselling products. It’s a good idea not to make your list include more than 10 bestsellers or it will lose its effectiveness.

Carousel banner ads have proven to work better than the static banner ads. The carousel widgets are interactive and will generally display about a dozen products in the banner. It is easy to create an Amazon carousel banner right in your associate account. You can even add products manually if you want to or just display those that are bestselling.

It is easy to set up a carousel promotion for any category of Amazon products.  It is a matter of using the Carousel Widget to select your products and then copy and paste the HTML code generated into your website or blog.

I have included a working Amazon carousel, with a best selling, classic children's books promotion, as a sample:

Mouseover any of the books above for more information or click on a book image.
Click the arrows to rotate the carousel.

 I would recommend that you don’t waste your time creating an Amazon Astore. Many find the conversion rate is awful – less than 1 percent of total sales. If you aren’t convinced, you can try it for yourself, but many of the high earners don’t bother wasting their time here.

The best way to  get your visitors to click-thru to Amazon is through your text links. You can expect this to be your major revenue generating method.  Here is an example of a working text link promoting an Amazon Kindle Reader with the following content in a website or blog:

    The Best Digital Reading Experience Money Can Buy is 
   the Kindle Reader. 


Click the text link above to see it working.

When you send a site visitor to Amazon and they buy within 24 hours of initially going there, you’ll get paid your advertising fee. And, if the customer adds the item to the cart but doesn’t complete, and they go back, you will still earn an advertising fee if the order is placed before the Shopping Cart expires (usually after 90 days).  This is a win - win situation in making money with your Amazon affiliate program.

It is possible to earn a full time income through Amazon. I hope these tips are beneficial in giving you a good start to becoming a successful Amazon Affiliate.



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