Is it worth it to set up a website dedicated to amazon affiliate sales
A lot of people set up these amazon affiliate websites on their own hosting account and link to certain products with their affiliate links. They do this because they will get up to a 10% commission from each sale that comes through their link. The nice thing is that they don't even have to buy what you're pushing, they just have to buy something on amazon.com and you get a commission.
Now is it worth it to push products that are on amazon for a measly 10% commission? Yup! I have a few friends who are making around $3,000 a month from a single amazon affiliate website and I think each of them have at least 10 websites set up. Now they aren't making $3,000 on each website, but I'm sure they're making a total of $5,000 to $7,000 a month through the amazon affiliate program. Not bad for just sending traffic to amazon
They do have pretty extensive PPC campaigns set up for each of their websites. Obviously the ones that are converting better are getting pushed more through adwords and bing/yahoo advertising. I have one close friend who I actually helped with his website and he set everything up on the advertising side and is now thinking about quitting his job because of the awesome ROI he's seeing
You wouldn't think that getting up to a 10% commission from a sale could add up to a full time income, but it does if you do it right You can't target super big brands and think you're going to make $30 to $50 per sale but still be profitable. The amount you'd have to pay per click would probably be $1 to $10 and you'd go bankrupt pretty quick. The trick is to find an item in a small niche where no one is advertising. Set up a wordpress website that is dedicated to a certain niche and put up a ton of reviews about the products in that niche that isn't being advertised much. Now each niche will have different traffic obviously, but you can still spend a little bit of money for a decent amount of traffic if you can get your CPC down far enough
This is a pretty basic method that a lot of people do, but you can do it also. Don't be scared of venturing out just because you don't know exactly how it works. I know I'll be setting up some more small websites that target tiny niches.
The best part about his is you could be paying $0.01 to $0.05 per click in some niches and people will buy 10 of a specific item which you get $1 to $10 per sale So for spending $1 to $5 in advertising you could walk away with $10 to $100. Not bad, right This is a rare case, but it does happen
Are any of you running amazon affiliate websites and seeing a decent ROI?