10 Apr 11 6:18 am
7 Things I Did To Earn 5-Figure Amazon Commissions!
I've been away from the forum for a while now as I have been taking massive action with all of my sites.
Something I wanted to share with the Amazon affiliates out there is the 7 things I did to earn 5-figures within a year of being an affiliate of Amazon products!1. Website Relevance
I have found that if you rank your page for a generic keyword or even semi-targeted keyword, you are missing out on a LOT of sales.
For example, I increased my conversion rate from 5% to over 40% by focusing on EXACT product name keywords. Instead of "buy fire alarms" I focused on "First Alert CO615". This gave me traffic for people searching for the EXACT product my page was selling.
Seems obvious but it took me a long time to figure out how to increase the conversion rates that high.2. Optimize Meta Details For Humans!
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Forget about SEO here... well nearly.
I found that another contributing factor to my success as an Amazon affiliate was to aim the meta tags to a searches point of view rather than a search bots point of view.
My title tag is always "[Product Name] Review And Best Price"
My Description describes the most interesting feature of that particular topic and then goes on to say: "Read my review and get the best price here!" (I always include the product name in the first sentence so that I rank higher).
Meta keywords are: "[Product Name], buy [Product Name], [Product Name] review"3. Link To The Product From The Context Of Your Post
I always set up every page the same. After much split testing here is how my links are placed:
I have a link right after the first paragraph that is bold and says "I found [Product Name] at the best price here at Amazon"
I also have a larger link at the bottom of the review that says "Buy [Product Name] At The Best Price Here!"4. Make All Product Images Clickable Affiliate Links
A substantial amount of sales I get are actually from the visitors clicking through to the product from clicking on the product images themselves.
Make these clickable with your affiliate link.5. Write A Quality Product Review
Your review must be very high quality and contain some very interesting information about the product. I usually summarize a lot of the reviews on the Amazon page.
I figure, Amazon is so good at selling stuff, they must be onto something! And this helps me sell the products.6. Target Fast Moving Items To Increase Your Commission Rate
Amazon resets your commission rate to 4% at the start of the month and increases based on how many sales you make. You want to ensure you increase your commission % as soon as possible.
The best way to do this is to mix your reviews between big ticket items and cheap items that sell fast. The cheap items will allow you to increase your commission % while the you will earn more on the larger sales you make.
Most of my big ticket items are over $120, while my fast moving items are a few dollars.7. Create A List!
You've probably heard it a million times before but by building a list you are exponentially increasing your sale rate. Your subscribers are proven purchases of your and you know that they can buy again without hesitation, so promote related products to them.
The bigger your list, the more sales you will make!