Make Money With Amazon At Christmas
Christmas has started!
Jingle bells, jingle bells………
I just logged in to my Amazon account and sales are through the roof. Christmas has started my friends and the only way is up. Conversions are up to over 8% on clicks and it only gets better as the months progress.
You may think it a little early for sales for Chrimbo presents but a lot of people like to get it out of the way asap. And there is one simple secret to really earning well this year, as I have found over previous years.
Get the clicks.
It really is as simple as that. I have niches that make a few hundred dollars a year and they go on to make tens of thousands in the last few months of the year. And it’s not always for the products advertised. At this time of the year a lot of advice that is correct for the rest of the year goes out the window. No need to worry so much about how a product actually converts, you just need to get peeps on to Amazon via an affiliate link. Here are a couple of tips so that you can earn a full time wage in just a few months of the year.
- Get Billy Bluehat’s plugin. I will be talking about this at the end of the week and after just an initial test I can tell you that you are gonna love it. It is not affiliated to me, I get no commission from sales, I just have a free copy. And your earnings will soar. This is the only paid plugin I have ever recommended.
- Write about very cheap products. Rank for cheap items that others don’t bother chasing. Sell a ton of cheap things and a few expensive ones and your overall commission goes up a lot. I never fail to reach 8.5% most of the year, and at Christmas time I never fail to reach it.
- Get peeps on to Amazon. Selling cheap items can get you a ton of easy traffic and then people go shopping crazy on Amazon. It doesn’t matter what the item is, even something that converts horribly all year. If you get the 24 hour cookie then you are going to nail it. Exciting or what. I am smiling as I write this as I know how well we did last year and this year is going to be even better.
- Go bonkers for a popular product. A few years ago I made over $8K from a single product as I simply devoted a lot of effort to to ranking highly for the product name. I never got past position 4 in the serps but as people are hard up they go through quite a few listings looking for the best price. Spend a lot of time ranking a post for something that is number 1 in the bestsellers list for a Christmas gift niche and you will literally watch the money pour in before your very eyes.
It is hard for me to really explain just how important the run up to Christmas is if you are an affiliate in any of the popular Christmas niches. And even if you are not!
I am not going to talk exact numbers here but let’s just say I am in a few niches that basically make a few hundred dollars all year and then go on to make tens of thousands in just a few months as we approach Christmas time. I may be selling white socks but the number of books, gift sets, vouchers, computers, tv’s, scarves, toys, beard trimmers, hats, jumpers, dog bowls, radios, laptops, video games etc etc goes through the roof.
Get the traffic!
It means that it is not always that easy to test whether a niche will work or not, some are so seasonal it is not even funny. But if you think about what you buy peeps for Chrimbo and what you would like then it is not difficult to think of a killer end of the year niche where you can basically make a years wage in a few months.
As I am just beginning to ramp up my Christmas work now that September has arrived I want to really make it clear to all of you that you should seriously consider spending a good portion of the last 4 months of the year aiming to totally clean up with products that people buy as gifts.
As we get closer and closer to the end of the year a frenzy seems to happen online and each year I am involved in it it is seems to get a little longer and start earlier and earlier.
Don’t miss out on it.
Get yourself excited about this.
Think what you want for Christmas and build some pages about it. And use the best backlinking strategy to get to numero uno. Begin to spend more and more of your time ranking sites that link to Amazon and don’t give up. Look at the rest of the year as the time to really do as much work as you possibly can. It pays off in a way you would not believe.
You can literally go from earning a few hundred a month on Amazon to many thousands and if you get your game in order you can make your years money in a month or two.
I kid you not.
Get peeps on to Amazon from now until the end of the year and you will simply be amazed at how many things you sell. It has begun for us. I know this because the number of books and video games sold are rising daily, not that I ever try to sell them, it is just people buying while they are on there.
If you are pretty new to this game then I suggest you consider getting James’s book, wordpress SEO. I have gone through it and although it is a bit on the long side it is a great guide for anyone who is fairy new to affiliate marketing or is not getting the results they envisaged. I won’t give a review here as Leo wrote a very good Duct Tape SEO Review so go read that if you are unsure. I don’t earn any commission or anything like that from the book, so there is no incentive for me to promote it. It just may be exactly what you need before you get your Christmas hat on.
And at the end of this week I will be talking about Billy’s new plugin that he has written and I have just begun to test. He is going to offer a discount in the forum if we ever get enough people interested, and the discount alone would be reason enough to join.
A forum really is going to be a great place for us to chat and get discounts on products that I recommend. The discounts alone should make it a no-brainer. Let alone the fact that peeps like Billy will be on hand to help with product creation, tips on coding and thinking a little differently about making money online. It could be a golden forum but only if you guys want to get involved. We need people to say they are interested for it to happen.
At this time of year you really do want to do all that you can to maximize earnings, I wish I could tell you how much you could earn but it will simply scare you and you won’t believe it.
But it is life-changing.
It honestly is.
I know a few of you that I have emailed personally have been working hard already and it would be great to hear how things are going for you.
If you put in the work now and continue to work hard all year then you really can earn so much money that it can totally transform your whole life. I wish I could get this across to you with the excitement I feel, imagine working for a few months and at the end of it being able to turn around to your partner and present them with a check.
Or be able to help your Mum out if she is struggling
Or put a down payment on a house and be a home owner.
Or have the holiday of a lifetime.
Or buy a sports car.
All more than possible my friends. All more than possible.
This is the stuff dreams are made of.
We are some of the luckiest people on the planet to be able to earn money in this way, don’t let the opportunity pass you by.
Build a ton of new sites on Web 2.0s and nail them for a few months. Build new sites of your own. Rank all your Amazon posts high, write about new items and get busy backlinking.
Don’t think about it, actually do it.
You are not gonna believe what will happen.
Get my Make Money With Amazon Associates book if you haven’t already.
Although I am sorry to say that I have raised the price by 400%. And boy has that bean a lesson to me. I wanted to test pricing strategies and since I raised the price to $9.99 sales seem to have actually gone up. I sold 8 yesterday!! I have now earned $236 from Amazon sales for Kindle books in the past month, I have 3, 2 you know about and 1 you don’t. Plus over $100 in total on Smashwords so publishing in this way is certainly something you should take a look at. I dread to think what I could have earned if I had set a higher initial selling price!
And pricing is very important as I have just found out. I am amazed that making something more expensive actually makes peeps more interested. I guess that cheap is not always best. Perceived value obviously plays a more important role than I at first envisioned.
Whatever you do don’t forget about Christmas and Amazon. If you live somewhere where you can no longer be an affiliate then search out a broker that takes a cut for you using their links. Or use Squidoo Amazon modules and get a cut.
But one thing is for sure, Amazon can change your life if you work like a maniac from now until the end of the year. And I plan on doing exactly that, just like I did last year too.
I know I am.