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Old 9th March 2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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Is Amazon's Affiliate program still worth the trouble. Is anyone on the forum making any money with it.

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Old 9th March 2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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I make about $100 dollars a month on the side with it. I don't really try for Amazon, most of my sites are Adsense related.

Is it worth it? I don't think I would use Amazon only. There are too many other affiliates that pay a lot more money and the cookies stay much longer.

But, I have been surprised before at what people buy that isn't related to what I promoted. So I think it is like anything else - if you like the idea of making money on Amazon and stick to it, you can do it.

But beware, Amazon has discontinued affiliates in some states due to tax laws. You can get around this by registering a business in another state, but there is that to think about.

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I think affiliate marketing is one best way to make online money in less time duration.

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What I like about Amazon -- it's that at least you can trust them. It's not some one-day enterprise offering high commissions and giving you nothing in the end.


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The deal with Amazon is that most buyers trust it instantly, so I think that way you have a higher possibility of making sales.. but honestly Amazon widgets and banners suck and also their load time is way higher.

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I think affiliate programs are just for the part time job only.In China,if a good free mv site only can bring you about 10K visitors one day,you can earn about 800USD one month.

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Old 16th January 2012, 07:49 PM   #8
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I would use it but Amazon Affiliate is not available in Illinois anymore. Pretty strange... Is it not available in any other states?

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I would use it but Amazon Affiliate is not available in Illinois anymore. Pretty strange... Is it not available in any other states?
Several states starting charging sales tax on internet orders made from their state, even though Amazon had no presence there. Either Amazon lost - or did not fight - a court case, but withdrew their affiliate program from the states that wanted to charge them sales tax, saying that it would have been administratively impossible to confrm to 50 different sales tax regimes. Illinois seems to be one of the states that imposed sales tax on Amazon.

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Old 18th January 2012, 10:48 AM   #10
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One of the best features of Amazon's Affiliate program is that the buyers do not actually have to purchase the product you are promoting. As long as they use your link it does not matter what they buy you still get credit. One way I have seen people really successful with Amazon is finding a great niche and then building a really nice website around that idea.

One question I have for the Amazon pro's. Is there way to get an Affiliate account for Amazon UK if you are in the States and vice versa?

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