I have been doing online work as freelancer for last 8 years. During first 4 years I used to work for other people only. Main areas of my freelancing work were designing, SEO and content writing. I still do freelancing work although my main focus is not on it, anymore. After doing 4 years work as a freelancer coder, developer, designer and content writer I decided to create websites and content to earn money for myself.
Now after 4 years, I am really happy and time has proved that my decision was right. Now, I have more freedom and can decide when and what to do or not. Most of my earnings are from my own websites and kindle books. Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliate program are my main sources of income.
In the beginning I created a website for Amazon, added few pages of content, created links and did some onsite SEO to attract traffic from Google search. The first two months were really depressing as I was not able to sell anything. I had almost decided to quit. But one lucky day, when I logged into my Amazon Associates account, I noticed that I had got a sale. I think I had earned $0.5 or less from a sale.
But that single sale made me so happy and encouraging that I decided not to quit. I started adding more content on the website, interlinked my posts and did all stuff that I knew at that time. The results were very good.
I found that key point to earn more money from Amazon Associates program was to add more and more helpful reviews about different products. I created the list of items that were selling again and again through my affiliate links. Then I searched more products that were in the same niche and similar to those top selling items and wrote more useful reviews.
The results were amazing. Now my mini affiliate niche website was getting around 50 search engine visitors and 2-3 items were selling per day, on average. I was earning like $1-$2 per day because I was promoting low cost products on my website.
I kept on adding more content and within few weeks my daily website traffic was 100+ visitors. I was easily earning $5-$10/day on average. On one lucky day I earned $75 because one customer had purchased an expensive diamond ring through my affiliate link 🙂
After the success of my first Amazon website, I never looked back. I kept on creating more small websites. Some websites were a complete failure while some were not doing good. But on average, I was getting $5-$10 from a single Amazon Affiliates Website.
The Number One Reason Why Most People Quit Working As Amazon Associated to Earn Money Online?
The purpose of writing my own story was to encourage the people who are new in this field. I know how frustrating are the days when you do hard work, invest money in content and website creation and see no money is earned. Most of the people quit at this stage. If you are one of these people, then I Advise you not to lose hope and keep on doing work.
1) Don’t stop adding more content on your website.
2) Make sure that you are adding long reviews with useful content and without fluff and waffle.
3) Add affiliate links in every post many times, 5-7 times or more.
4) All product images must also be linked to amazon products through your affiliate link.
5) Interlink all of your posts, when possible.
6) Log into your Amazon Account every day and check what links are clicked and what products are selling.
7) Don’t stop doing all this work till you have added 100 long, useful, unique and interesting product reviews on your website. Your first goal should be to add 50 reviews. After that look at traffic stats and note what posts are attracting more traffic. Based on these observations, create more reviews about similar products.
You should not decide about failure or success of any website without doing all these 7 things. But if your first website is a failure, don’t lose hope and try again with another website around a different topic or niche.
I hope this post was useful and encouraging for those who had just started making websites to earn money as Amazon Affiliates.
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