Affiliate Marketing

How To Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Links

Learn how to make money with Amazon affiliate links

There is a lot of talk about making money with the Amazon affiliate program: some people (like Robin and Leslie, who make money with Amazon affiliate links) love working with Amazon and promoting physical products, while others complain that because the cookie is so short, there is no way to make good money.

Which camp are you in? Have your efforts failed to produce the income you wanted? Or are you successful in your efforts to make money with amazon?

Can You Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Links?

I’ve been promoting physical products from Amazon.com for a few years , and never made a lot of money, but recently, after I found Pajama Affiliates and started following their methods, this past month I made a few hundreds from a blog that’s only about 6 months old. I know it’s not a lot, but I literally just started to follow their methods at the end of August, after concentrating on getting ad income (which didn’t work so well).

This year I expect to have a very good fourth quarter.

Mistakes to avoid while making money with Amazon

I’ve made some mistakes along the way, and I’ll list them here, so you can avoid them:

  • went after niches that were way too tight, so traffic was not enough to make a huge difference
  • promoted items that were too expensive (while you want to promote items over $100, going for luxury watches, for example, you won’t see too much activity).
  • got into too many micro-niches, spreading myself too thin. It’s a lot easier to promote one or two niches, as opposed or 10 or 15.

How to make money with Amazon’s affiliate program

Now, here are some of the things that will help you succeed in promoting physical products from Amazon.com:

  • choose products with varied prices: low priced items are impulse buys and those increase your monthly affiliate percentage, while the higher priced items will give you a higher per product commission.
  • make sure the products you want to promote have at least 10-15 good reviews: social proof will help you sell more
  • write a detailed review, rather than copying the short description from the product page. Add lots of pictures you take (if possible), and talk about your experience with the product you’re reviewing. Tell stories, and transport the reader to an imaginary world where they have to have your product
  • sprinkle some customer reviews in your review (just pick a sentence, not the whole review, since that is against the rules, and give the proper attribution with a link to the rest of the review)
  • use Easy Product Displays to create your Amazon displays. I’ll share a display below, so you can see how it looks. This made a HUGE difference in my Amazon sales!

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There is a lot more detail that you can put into promoting with the Amazon affiliate program. My best recommendation is to get Robin and Leslie’s Affiliate Marketing for Amazon Masterclass! You’ll love it and your income will increase. They also have a Facebook group where they give daily encouragement and feedback.

Wondering if you can make money with Amazon affiliate links? Let me show you how to make the best of the Amazon affiliate program.

How to Choose an Autoresponder Service

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Autoresponders are a must have for every internet marketer. However, not all autoresponders are created equally. Some offer more than others, and some are quite expensive. If you don’t need the bells and whistles, your money is probably better spent elsewhere. Choosing the right autoresponder for your business needs is important.

How Many People Are on Your List?

Many autoresponder services are free until your list reaches a certain number. For example, they might be free to use until you have 1000 subscribers. They then charge a fee per 500 or 1000 subscribers. So you’ll pay the same amount whether you have 1100 or 1900 subscribers. Once you go over 2000, then you hit the next fee level.

While you may be comfortable with the first few fee tiers, look ahead. Make sure the fees for that large list you’re going to grow won’t be exorbitant. Make sure the per subscriber fee makes sense for your business and your budget.

How Customizable Is It?

Some autoresponder services are very basic. Others seem to be infinitely customizable. Being able to customize the look and feel of your email messages helps brand. However, you might not need all those bells and whistles. Take a look at what you really need to grow your email list and profit. Then compare services based on those features.

Does It Offer the Features You Need?

Some autoresponder services are newsletters only. Others offer the ability to deliver digital files. Outline the purpose for your AR. Make a list of the things you need it to be able to accomplish. Do you need to deliver files with your autoresponder? If so, then look for one that has that capability.

Is the Autoresponder Compliant?

It’s important for the reputation of your business to be CAN-SPAM compliant. Most AR services respect that need. They offer the email list management tools and features to ensure you’re compliant. However, it pays to double check. Make sure they offer automatic unsubscribe. Make sure they also offer a double opt-in procedure.

Is It Easy to Use?

Take a look at some autoresponder interfaces and you feel as if you need a tech degree. They can be quite confusing. Others are simple and straightforward. Make sure, before you pay good money, that the interface is easy to use. Take a free trial. Watch the video demonstrations. If you need help or have questions, call customer service.

Finally, triple check the reputation of the service. You want to make sure the autoresponder service has a good reputation. You want to make sure they have good customer service. And you want to ensure they’re going to be around ten years from now. To your success!

No list yet? Check out these quick reports to learn how to grow your list.

List Building Renegade

Easy Autoresponder Cash

How to Find Keywords Quickly

This week I was checking my stats for this blog to see how I was doing ( BTW, it’s been the best month since I started the blog, with 3781 unique visitors and still a few days to go).

Anyway, back to finding keywords quickly: as I was looking to see who sends me visitors, I saw this link: http://www.semrush.com/es/info/myonlinebusinessjourney.com. And since I haven’t seen this before, I thought I’d take a peek. Let me show you what I discovered:

keyword  report for my online business journey
Go ahead: click on the image to see it full size

It’s showing the organic keywords I rank for, and in which position, AdWords competitors and their positions, organic competitors, and so on: lots of great information.

But what I wanted to show you is how you can quickly get a list of keywords for your niche by checking out your competition. Let’s take an example: for example, if I wanted to promote nursing necklaces, I could go to http://www.semrush.com, enter my key phrase and see what happens.

nursing necklace keyword research
Look what I got in just a few seconds

I now have information about volume search, CPC, competition, related searches, organic results and AdWords results.

What I did next, was click on sites that ranked organically to see if I spot any new key phrases. And I do. I clicked on a few of the sites from the list above, and below you’ll see what I learned.

MommyNecklaces.com

From this site, I learned about a couple of new keywords: mommy necklace & breastfeeding necklace.

SmartMomJewelry.com

More key phrases associated with my niche: teething necklace, teething bling, teething jewelry. While these key phrases are not exactly for my niche, they give me an excellent opportunity to write articles or blog posts for my audience.

I poked around some more and found nursing beads, breastfeeding jewelry, breast feeding necklace (see the different spelling), and even booby beads: all related to my niche.

So far, this took me all of 5 minutes to do. Now, I am going to take my new-found key phrases, and head over to the Google Keyword Tool and plug them in. Ta-da! I now have over 30 keywords I can work with: write blog posts, create a review, write a few articles to submit to directories, guest post, etc.

The niche I choose here is tiny, and even so I came up with lots of key phrase’s to use. Try it in your niche and you’ll be busy using your new information  for the next few months.

I’ve done all of the above with the free version, but there is a much more information if you get the paid version.

Is Info Publishing For You?

What Is Info Publishing?

The world of internet business offers a world of benefits. Now more than ever before anyone can fulfill their dreams of owning a business. No business model offers this freedom quite like information publishing.

Information publishing enables you to own an online business and profit from your passion. In fact, you can build an information marketing empire on just about any topic.

So what exactly is information publishing?

Information publishing, aka info publishing or information marketing, is a business model where you sell information.

For example, imagine you have a passion for tropical fish. As an information publisher you might write ebooks on how to set up a tropical tank. You may write a book on how to choose the right kind of fish or even a book on breeding tropical fish. Information publishing isn’t restricted to books. You could also create a home study course on tropical fish breeding. The home study course could be audio, video, print or a combination.

Of course you can’t just write a book and hope someone will buy it. Information publishing success is achieved through a series of strategies devised to draw attention to your website and products.

Stay tuned as for the next few days I’ll expand on how to create an information publishing business that’s right for you.

Resources to help you promote your information products:

Non Stop Viral Traffic (free report)

Free & Cheap Traffic

Traffic & Leverage

Free Quality Traffic

Video Traffic Secrets

Article Marketing Initiation

When it comes to marketing your website, article marketing still holds a prominent and powerful place in the grand scheme of drawing online traffic. It is a valuable tool and here are some first steps you can take to get it working for you.

What is it about writing that makes some people cringe? First of all, it can seem like writing term papers in school. Relax. Writing articles is not as stressful as all that. Learn here how you can write an article in 7 minutes.

Here are some tips for writing those articles.

Write what you know – The articles need to be relevant to your online business. You wouldn’t write about gardening to promote a chocolate gift basket website, for example. Since you are creating a business that you know something about, the articles are merely an extension of that.

Do keyword research – People use certain keywords when they are looking for information on the Web. You can use free or paid keyword tools to find out the most searchable words in your niche. Use those words as the topics for your articles. Search engines do crawl website content so keep your keyword density (the number of times it appears in the article) at about 1% to 4%. Keyword stuffing is not going to net you any extra traffic.

Get to writing – An appropriate article for a website needs to be around 400 words in length. You want to give your readers valuable information without droning on and boring them. Depending on what you are writing about, it may be a couple hundred words longer to explain complicated procedures or recipes.

Create relevant content – To determine that, ask yourself a question: What do your readers want to hear about? Use that as your guide to choose topics that will be read.

Submit articles to article directories – These sites post your articles. There are free and paid sites. Both will review your submissions to see if they are relevant and comply with their guidelines. Most will give you a bio box to place a link to your site and information about you, the writer. If you are not sure what is out there, take a look at some articles on your subject in article directories. You don’t want to repeat the same old stale content.

People love to read articles. It contains information that they need. As long as you are providing it, you will have an audience. If readers know that certain sites can be relied upon to provide quality content, they will go there and search through their articles. You want them to find you there.

One click on your link in the bio box and they can be at your website reading more helpful content. These are just a few steps to get you going in the right direction with your article marketing efforts.

Resources for Article Marketing

Article Marketing 365

7 Minute Article Secrets

Article Marketing Mistakes

Article Profit Formula

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