Aug 28, 2012

10 Last Tips on Making Money from the Amazon Affiliates Program

10 Last Tips on Making Money from the Amazon Affiliates Program

Aug 16, 2012

Increasing Amazon Affiliates Income

If you've read this blog for long you will know that I am trying to earn $1000/month from Amazon Affiliates by December 2012. Over the next few days I will be sharing some of the articles I have been reading to help me achieve that goal. Here's the first one, from Chris Guthrie: Top 7 tips I used to make $41,438.42 in 2009 with Amazon Associates

Aug 12, 2012

My Amazon Sale

When I was new to online writing and had just started writing on HubPages, someone suggested writing an article advertising products. My first attempt was this hub

Electric Scooters for the Handicapped and Slightly Disabled

What was funny to me was how little I knew when I wrote the hub (honest, I know a LOT more now).

Anyway, month after month it was my highest earning Adsense hub and I never sold one scooter. I was always amused by that fact. 

Anyway, finally in July I sold a scooter, and the irony was that it didn't come from this hub. Here's the scooter I sold

DRIVE MEDICAL Phoenix 4 Wheel Compact Scooter

Aug 11, 2012

What a Crazy Summer

I guess nothing goes to plan. I had a plan to write a book in May and another one in July. The May book hasn't been touched since May and the July book hasn't been started. With 4 children in the house over the summer, I just don't get much time to do any writing. More than anything, I'm looking forward to the routine of school starting again in a couple of weeks. Two will be in college (one home, one away), one in high school and my homeschooler is starting school two days a week. This I hope will give me more time to write.

Nevertheless July was my highest month ever, thanks mainly to Amazon Associates (see yesterday's post). I don't know why I report on Google earnings, compared to all my other income streams, it's not much. But the top three this month were WebAnswers, Best-Reviewer and YouTube.

And Kindle sales which dropped in June, went back up again in July. They seem to be steady income with little fluctuation. Now, if only I could write some more.

Aug 10, 2012

July Went Wild

Earnings have been going up every month, there was a slight downward trend in June, but July WENT WILD!

Most of the increase came from Amazon Associates which reached $430. I also made 4 sales with Shareasale which made $135 commission. This is really surprising since when I sold on eBay the summer months of  June, July and August were the slowest months, with July being the worst selling month of the year.

Remember I am trying to increase my Amazon sales to get to $1000 residual with Amazon by December.

Now let me tell you that over 90% of my Amazon income came from one site. My question is, should I try and increase that amount, or use my time building up my other sites?