putting on here that I've seen completely sustain a household in terms of
commission prices due to the sheer amount of clicks it can garner.
Amazons affiliate marketing is something that many people are afraid of doing for a number of reason. Keep in mind that these are simply common complaints from people who are not willing to put forth the work necessary for something like this to work properly.
- I don't make enough money from commissions.
Well this is just a statement made out of ignorance of the way that affiliate programs work. If you've ever said something of this nature than please refer to my first post in this blog so you can get a solid understanding of how much you generally expect to make off of commission based sales.
- something like 3% of a $12 sale is not worth the effort.
While this is true in itself, again I need to point out that you cannot look at affiliate sales in this way. That's not how it works. You have to imagine it as small trickles of money coming from a spout, on its own, it doesn't add up to much. But what if you had 400 different spouts giving you roughly $0.09 a day? .09 * 400 = 38 * 30 days in a month = $1,080 in a month. Do you see where I'm going with this. That's a lot of extra money to have at the end of the month.
That's an exaggerated number mind you, but if you spread affiliate links around far enough you could be looking at a number five times that amount. The best method of doing this with Amazon is by placing links into relevant blog posts. By mixing this strategy with effective SEO and key word placement, you can almost guarantee that you will be making money.