Posted by Keith Lee | Posted in Amazon Affiliate Marketing | Posted on 17-05-2011
Amazon Affiliate Marketing – Worth The Effort?
Amazon Affiliate Marketing, is it truly like what Dan Brock mentioned in his DeadBeat Super Affiliate that once the Amazon Affiliate website is set up, no further work is required and it will continue to generate income for us as the Amazon Affiliates?
Let’s find out the truth with my very first and only Amazon Affiliate site www.RunningMetronome.com
Since it was loaded live in late January, I have not touched it since except added a few profile links.
Here is the backlink info from Yahoo Site Explorer
The total backlinks is 20. If you compared to the screenshot shown at my first post, it was 39 backlinks then. In reality, the number of backlinks has become lesser now.
Amazon Affiliate Marketing – Effect on Keyword Ranking in Google
Let’s find out the effect of Amazon Affiliate Marketing on the website ranking in Google.
The following are the SERP for the list of keywords used in my first post on Amazon Affiliate.
The ranking for this keyword “Clip On Running Metronome” has maintained at #1, #2 and #3 but added an additional placing at #4. That means there are 4 listings for this keyword and they are occupying the top 4 positions. Wow.
For this keyword “Digital Metronome for Running”, the ranking has moved up to #4, #5 and #6 from #5, #6 and #7 previously. Hey, there is improvement in the ranking and it is maintaining 3 listing at the Top 10 position. Again, multiple listing for 1 keywords. This is great.
The ranking for this keyword “Seiko DM50 Metronome” has moved up from #6 to #4. Wonderful.
This keyword “Seiko DM50S Clip Digital Metronome” has jumped 5 positions from #7 to #2. This is beautiful.
For this keyword “Running Metronome”, you might want to take note that the number of competing pages has grown from the previous 1,040,000 to 5,330,000 now and yet it has climbed to #1 from #10. This is amazing.
Overall, all the main keywords have improved their ranking in Google.
Amazon Affiliate Marketing – Effect on Amazon Affiliating Earning
Now, let’s take a look at the Amazon Affiliate earning.
For the first 3 weeks since the first dollar came in in February, the Amazon Affiliate earning was $27.40. My first full month earning in March was $29.54. And for this month of April it is $32.42. Hey, there is some improvement. It looks like it does have some small steady increase over the months. This is great, especially no work was done over these few months.
There is one thing I needed to highlight. When I first set up the site to promote the Seiko Running Metronome, it was priced at $24 but it has since dropped to the current price of $16, and yet my Amazon Affiliate earning has increased. Why? Here is the beauty of Amazon Affiliate Marketing: customers who come through your link might buy more than what you promote or buy something other than what you promote, but it does not matter at all, Amazon still credits all sales to you and pay you the commission.
Oh yes, you might notice too, the total items sold was 15, less than the previous months. It proved that the sales of other products did compensate the drop of price of the Seiko running metronome. This is another beauty of Amazon Affiliate Marketing.
Okay, shall we do a simple calculation. We have proved that the Amazon Affiliate income can be consistent. The Seiko metronome is currently priced at $16, if we promote a product which is priced at $160 (10x), our monthly Amazon Affiliate commission should be $324.20 (10x). If we build 10 of such Amazon Affiliate websites in say 1 year (1 site per month), we would be making more than $3,000 per month in 1 year time. Hey, that is a great deal. How many jobs can offer an annual increment of $3,000?
In conclusion, indeed, Amazon Affiliate Marketing is a Set Up and Forget Income Stream. This is good news to most people (including me) who hates to do all kind of maintenance work to keep the website in good ranking as well as to keep the money coming in.
With this Setup and Forget Amazon Affiliate Marketing, we can rinse and repeat the process, keep building Amazon Affiliate sites for different products and keep increasing our income. This is beautiful.
Okay, once I have completed my other projects, I shall start building more Amazon Affiliate sites.
Hey, Amazon Affiliate Marketing is the way to go.
Oh, please check out Dan Brock’s DeadBeat Super Affiliate which I adopted for this experiment.
All the best to your Amazon Affiliate Marketing.
UPDATE: I discovered a more powerful and complete Amazon Money Making Method by Neil Venketramen.