Firstly, don’t get excited. This is not the UBER post about how to make money with Amazon that I will write soon, but more just a real life introduction to why most people fail to make money with the Asociates program. And the title does not refer to me but rather what 1 or 2 people will type in to get here, along with “I get a lot of clicks to Amazon but no conversions”. New site, longtails, and all that. And no I did not look at a keyword tool, I am finding them more and more off the mark that I am no longer a slave to their results.
UPDATE: Don’t forget to read the massive guide to learn how to make money with Amazon.
If you want to sell a product then put cheap or for sale in the post title, forget a keyword tool and see how you do.
Here is where you may be going wrong with your Associates account.
Here is my total for the month so far, we are at 29th April today. It has not been an especially good month as we have really been pushing other affiliate offers from other companies but here are the numbers from one of the Amazon accounts:
Pretty standard stuff and not too bad in terms of daily earnings considering it has not been a priority, the amount earnt is private by the way.
It is just an example of why many people can’t make money with Amazon.
Get the traffic.
It is the single most important thing when it comes to learning how to make money blogging. You need to find ways to get traffic from people searching for the product you wish them to buy, and that means a lot of work, an awful lot. The reality is that out of our 4 odd % conversion rate from those that clicked a link to those that bought something a lot of them will be for particular products while we will have also had lots of clicks for a range that simply does not convert at all.
We can have hundreds of clicks for 1 item and no one buys and other times have a few clicks from a low traffic blog that sells in duplicate and people may even buy a massive flat screen tv as well. Yes, that has happened, and it is great when it does.
If you get lots of clicks and no sales then you may just have lucked out.
A sad but very true reality.
I have a site that has about 15 blog posts on it, ranks well in the search engines with no work and gets plenty of visitors and clicks every day, but they never buy. I can’t figure it out as I am providing exactly what they are looking for but it is just what happens.
If you are concerned that you do not know how to make money on Amazon it may just be that you are in the wrong niche. Try something different and see what happens. But if you are not getting the number of clicks close to what we achieve in the above results then you will be hard pressed to find how to make a $1000 a month with Amazon.
There are lots of tips and tricks to earning more with Amazon and I will go in to detail when the large post finally arrives but I just wanted to give a little bit of show and tell about some relatively low monthly figures that you may need to obtain to earn more than a few dollars.
Very short from me today as this is just for fun, although not non-profit, ie, use my affiliate links 😉 this is definitely a hobby site rather than an attempt to break in to the make money online niche which if you know about it seems to be about the worst type of endeavour if you ever want to be one of the making money on the Internet sort of dudes.
Much better to make a nice looking site about products that people look for and either offer your reviews with helpful links to Amazon or set yourself the task of making a nice large site with 100’s of good articles about products in a range and use whatever resources you can to gradually get backlinks to them to get listed high in search engines. I do both, so does my lovely lady, and we are doing OK.
Just remember that lots of sites simply will not generate sales even if people click on an link, some people or some niches simply attract window shoppers and browsers who do not really want to buy at the moment. But all is not lost, if you get those clicks at Christmas time….
Well, that is another story. If you work on a site all year and make next to no money as people do not buy you can still make a years worth of wages in a few months at the end of the year if people are searching for your niche then, it is a great motivator once you have seen it happen and something I am pursuing with vigor every day. 6 blog posts on one of my sites today means some good extra money come the end of the year, even if not much until then.
Adios Amigos, work to do don’t you know.