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Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« on: May 24, 2016, 11:56:24 AM »
Is it worth is any longer to add Amazon links to your blogs to monetize it, especially as there is so much small print?

I just think it's a lot of work to link things and set up ads when the cookie window is reduced these days, so unless people buy on the spot it's unlikely you will earn anything.

I'm still interested to hear other opinions and experiences, because I have heard if you make no money then they close the account and you have to reapply again.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 01:47:08 PM »
I've been wondering whether it's worth the effort too. I've had an Amazon Affiliate account for years because in the past one needed one's own account to use Amazon on HubPages. I had one small sale in my early days of using it, so I guess I'm not at risk of having it closed.

Naturally once I started my own blog I decided to put Amazon ads on some of my posts, but so far I've only had one sale, and that wasn't even for anything I was advertising. Most days nobody even clicks my ads.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 01:52:05 PM »
It certainly got a lot harder but I'm still making some money. It all depends on your topic/niche, content quality and traffic quality though. I would say there are better ways to monetize your traffic these days.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 05:39:16 AM »
I have Amazon ads on my HubPages as we all do, but even then you are limited to so many ads per word count. The problem with Amazon ads are that items do sell out, so unless you monitor your site, you don't know what it's being replaced with.

There is also the conflict when using other sites like Viglink, do their codes override? Given there is so much small print and hoops, I'm not sure if it is worth it. I would like to add my book to my website, but if they are going to close my account due to no sales, that is more demotivating, and would rather just not spend time on things that need a fast turnover.


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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 03:32:40 PM »
I use amazon affiliate links in my personal blog. I don't make much from them. Maybe a couple of dollars a month. That said, I would write the blog with or without links and getting the link only takes a few seconds. There's no reason not to use them if a post mentions a product that I'm using, a book I'm reading, or something that I recommend. It's not a main source of income though and I don't think it should be counted on. I just take it as a nice bonus sometimes.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 09:44:35 PM »
One of the problems is that Amazon is so saturated, I think it's hard to get clicks on those ads because people have seen them everywhere. However, it is really easy to recommend products through their link builder that are very relevant to posts in some cases, so  I think it's worth the effort. Linking to a great product on Amazon that fits in with what my blog is about actually helps me create quality content, so I think it's worth the time even if I don't get a ton of sales that way.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being an Amazon Affiliate
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 05:05:35 PM »
If you are having product based websites, Amazon is still one of the best ways in which you can monetize it, but that is not always the best case.

You have to just ensure that you are following all the terms and conditions of getting enrolled in the program.

However, one of the main negative points is the pay period that is you would get paid approximately 2 months after the current month ends, however when you get the cheques rolling its just a gap of 30 days in the earnings of the current month and next month.

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