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How long was it before you started making money?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by dscurlock, Apr 24, 2016.

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    Setting up any type of site sounds pretty simple, over all, it is not, and it can take a good amount of time to start making money. In fact, their rules state if you do not make a sale within six months, then your account is subject to termination. I suggest that you do not even open an amazon account for at least six months of your site being in operation, as it can take several months your site to settle down in the serps, and maybe even longer to get decent traffic.

    How long did it take you to start making money from amazon?
    (or long was it before you got your first sale?)
    SEMrush
    and amazon does not even review your account/site until after you have
    made your first sale, so you could put a lot of money into your site, make
    your first sale, then still get canned if amazon does not like what they see....
     
    dscurlock, Apr 24, 2016 IP
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  2. JudySlean

    JudySlean Greenhorn

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    Hmm, I agree with you, but it is very difficult to give you a good unswer, ok) Are you a lucky man? It is the same! As for me, I have such problem too, but in diferant time it was on the other!
     
    JudySlean, Apr 24, 2016 IP
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    I agree with you that it takes months for someone without experience in SEO to sell their first amazon product...

    A good blueprint/guide will be the best advice i'd give to the newbie.
     
    ericastone, Nov 21, 2016 IP
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    freelancewebaz Well-Known Member

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    I got lucky with the timing of my first site and launched a site selling pink shoelaces for breast cancer in the summer. When October rolled around, which is breast cancer awareness month the sales rolled in quickly. The only competition was an unknown music group called the Pink Shoelaces and I quickly got to #1 on the SERP. It took a little under two months before things were working pretty well. Unfortunately that was the end of the time when you could throw up thin sites with minimal text and a grid of images linked to products.
     
    freelancewebaz, Dec 27, 2016 IP
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    jyale32 Active Member

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    i just made my first sale on my site. took little over 3 months.
     
    jyale32, Dec 28, 2016 IP
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    thedark Well-Known Member

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    It took me about 6 months to earn my first $100/month .
     
    thedark, Jan 8, 2017 IP
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    7 months
     
    Bruce105, Jan 9, 2017 IP
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    raketeer_mom Well-Known Member

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    I forgot how long but I am pretty sure that it's been years. It was only last October that I made a sale and lucky enough to have at least a sale each month until this day. This month will be my first 100 pay with Amazon. My previous sales are just two digits that I opt to be in the form of an Amazon GC. I am still in the process of figuring out how to make a sale regularly and increase each month. I hope I will get to stumble a very easy to follow SEO tutorial for non SEO person like me.
     
    raketeer_mom, Feb 20, 2017 IP
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    I think it was close to a year for me.
     
    chalice, Mar 19, 2017 IP
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    Bingout Greenhorn

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    "before applying for amazon affiliate i have to make one sample sale?"
    Is this true?
     
    Bingout, Mar 23, 2017 IP
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    Its and honor to support breast cancer charity organisation of London by donating 100£. The BCRA doing great job raised fund and fight against breast cancer to save live.
    highly recommend : breastcancerresearchaid.org.uk
     
    Irina Martin, Nov 2, 2017 IP
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    For most of my sites, usually about a month.
     
    David Morrison, Nov 4, 2017 IP
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    3 Month
     
    alex0001, Nov 6, 2017 IP
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    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    It depends on a few things. After coming back to affiliate marketing, it took me about 6 hours to start making money. But when I started many years ago, out it was a couple months before I saw a penny. It was via Squidoo, I think. Ah, those were the days...
     
    usasportstraining, Nov 9, 2017 IP
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    For past two months I am using amazon affiliate and have not yet made any money.
     
    knowledgeherald, Feb 7, 2018 IP
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    Building the website is a technical job, you can either do it yourself or hire someone else to do it, it is the easiest part actually. The hard part is to bring quality tatgetted traffic to your website. On you manage to do this you will start generating income.
     
    dimitarang, Feb 7, 2018 IP
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    Back in 2006 when I started out, I started making money a week after I launched my site at that time. But those days were different, a lot less competition and Google was friendly and helpful for SME's Nowadays the world is a different place, things are very competitive and Google places many quality thresholds in front of use, which were previously not present, I am thinking of Panda, Penguin and user metrics. So I think if I was starting out again now it would take me more like 6 months to achieve what I did in a few or two back then.
     
    Highlandspring, Feb 7, 2018 IP
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    It takes about 3 - 6 months. I would say that you should definitely have a sale by at least 6 months in. Of course this depends if you are doing things properly - writing good content and properly marketing it.

    After 6 months, you are typically out of the 'Google Sandbox' and your traffic should skyrocket if you have the content to support it.
     
    Amzonia, Dec 30, 2018 IP
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    Not very long with Amazon Associates program because it converts very well and there are so many products you can promote.
     
    dcristo, Dec 30, 2018 IP
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    I managed to make my first sale within a couple of weeks and after 3-4 months I currently have 32 sales but they are all for low priced items sadly
     
    UKSurvivalGuides, Jan 8, 2019 IP