My First Amazon Affiliate Sale

A lesson for everyone is that you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, and with that advice I’ve been looking at trying to diversify my income streams from solely Google AdSense and create some new websites that focus on promoting Amazon products using affiliate links.

Most of my niche sites monetised through AdSense are promoting services etc and so moving onto sites that promote a physical product has been a change and initially I didn’t quite get it. My AdSense sites don’t require me to be a salesman. I write content, insert my Ad code and Google does the rest, but with Amazon products I need to promote the products well enough for people to not only click on the link but also make a purchase.

I’m happy to say that I made my first sale yesterday and will be receiving 5% of a £42.99 product which works out as £2.15 income. It’s not a massive amount but it’s still nice to know that someone out there appreciated my recommendation and bought that item and hopefully once I build up traffic I will get more sales. With more sales also comes a better percentage too.

As I mentioned earlier I found the transition from AdSense sites to Amazon sites quite hard and have made a couple of dud sites where my lack of focus and understanding of affiliate sales meant they haven’t succeeded, but I decided to purchase Chris GuthrieÂ?s Niche Profit Course over the Christmas break to try and remedy that and I believe it was a great decision. I’ve read Chris’ blog for quite a while now so I know how successful he has been and was happy to make this investment.

Niche Profit Course provides step-by-step instructions in video format modules so you can build your own site from scratch.

Some of the information I already knew but I’m still learning and went through each module to build my new affiliate site. The real perks of the module are the free Azon Theme (retails at $77 on its own) and the live case studies where Chris reveals several of the sites he owns that are currently making money.

The Niche Profit Course costs $97 but a quick tip is that if you try and close the tab, you will get a pop-up offering $20 off so you can get the entire Niche Profit Course plus Free Azon Theme for only $77 which is less than £50.

So that’s my sales pitch done, but I have honestly found the course very useful and am sure that yesterday’s sale will be the first of many.

3 comments on “My First Amazon Affiliate Sale
  1. Well done!

    I am moving in the opposite direction to you and am trying my hand at Adsense after a few years promoting physical products on Amazon and other UK retailers.

    Are you targeting the UK market or the US? So far I have targeted the UK only but now I am thinking it might be better to try the US as there is a larger number of people searching.

    I too recently signed up for Chris’s course but I don’t think it was the same one as it was on sale at only around $20. Haven’t had time to check it out yet though.

    How are your Adsense sites doing? Mine are yet to rank which is a shame.

    • Hi Joe,

      I’m only targeting the UK for both AdSense and Amazon as I feel I know the market and there is probably less competition to rank. I also focus on and domains too as .com, .net, and .org are usually taken.

      I have a few solid earning AdSense sites, but I’m moving over to Amazon as I want to diversify my income and I believe there is a scope to possibly earn more with Amazon if you can target higher priced products. Check out my Income Reports to see how I’ve done over the past 8 months of earning with AdSense.

      Good luck with ranking.


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