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Is Amazon worth it?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by determinedgirl, May 30, 2007.

  1. #1
    Just wondering if it was worth the time, effort and ad space to promote amazon. I know they have a huge selection of products to go in any niche you may be in and it's easy but with the commission so low compared to say clickbank, just wondered if it was worth it? Any opinions?
    SEMrush
     
    determinedgirl, May 30, 2007 IP
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  2. DaMa

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    I run an astore since 7 months now and generated 62item sales worth of 1,500USD. My revenue for these 7 months is 82USD.

    And i even rank #2 with that astore for my "keyword+store" in google.

    Still only 80USD in lets say 6 months, so i guess you can do the math. For me its not worth it. I dont promote the store anymore, its still there, but i dont care.
     
    DaMa, May 31, 2007 IP
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    pixads Well-Known Member

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    for me it is
    i run a few stores and combined adsense + amazon goes just about fine
     
    pixads, May 31, 2007 IP
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    I would view Amazon as a supplemental prog only.
     
    sparkimarki, May 31, 2007 IP
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    For me it didn't work, I almost remove it. Only a few dollars in a lot of time.
     
    bess, Jun 1, 2007 IP
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    I have only found it usefull where I am tageting the exact item I am promoting. Otherwise the space/return ration is too low for my liking.

    Sam Mancuso
     
    Basefunding, Jun 5, 2007 IP
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    This is how it is for me today.
    For days like this, it's worth your while!
     
    dinodino, Jun 6, 2007 IP
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    For a real estate blog didn't seem like it did much for me. But depending on your niche like electronics you can do well. The contextual ads did much better when I ran the ads.
     
    drhousingbubble, Jun 6, 2007 IP
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    qwestcommunications Notable Member

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    The simple answer is no because there hardly (witha few exceptions) that ever seem to have good things to say about the amount they make from it.
     
    qwestcommunications, Jun 6, 2007 IP
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    To really see any serious income from Amazon you need to treat it like a real store and not just an additional section of your own site. For example consider even giving your store its own domain and its own design, since the your simple embedding code into the page you can make the site look reasonable proffessional, spend time optimizing your site and even doing some SEO. Next you want to submit your site to a few directories, post on a few forums that might have people interested in that topic (for this I suggest placing a banner for your store in your signature this way your post will not be deleted). So far I am beginning to see an increase in the number of sales with my own store after doing a few of the things I mentioned. I hope that helps, Amazon can work so don't give up.
     
    nicerolex, Jun 7, 2007 IP
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    1 day cookie, 4% commission. What a waste of time. Find the same product(s) somewhere else, like through a CJ merchant, and get a decent commission and cookie duration.
     
    geomark, Jun 7, 2007 IP
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    I say it is definitely worth it. Of course I have found it works for me. Some complain about the percentages. If I were pushing electronics I would look elsewhere.
    The nice thing about Amazon is brand recognition and prices. Converts well across many of my sites as opposed to over priced items that make a higher commission.
    You may want to look into several of the big box brick and mortar stores many of them have affiliate programs online with better commission structures.


     
    reapr, Jun 7, 2007 IP
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    s0sunz1m Active Member

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    So far, i earn only US$3.20 for year 2007.

    I am using Associate-O-Matic.
    It cost me $20 for yearly renewal.

    It is also taking too much disk space & bandwidth.

    I find that it is not worth.
    Is there any other program that i can replace it?
     
    s0sunz1m, Jun 8, 2007 IP
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    You could try promoting my filler item site
     
    kdb003, Jun 8, 2007 IP
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    Meh so I take it is not worth it then. Why shoudl I bother then
     
    stratz, Jun 9, 2007 IP
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    4% commission is probably the lowest commision I've ever seen.

    If you are promoting books, is there another affiliate program to sell the same books at a higher commission?
     
    determinedgirl, Jun 11, 2007 IP
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    give me a better electronics affiliate program then ...
     
    pixads, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    Yeah I haven't found a better one either. Some electronics programs only gave 1%. Although they may have a longer cookie length.
     
    bestoptimized, Jun 12, 2007 IP
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    I do not find Amazon.com to be very profitable at this point.
     
    darklight, Jun 18, 2007 IP