Revisiting Amazon Associates
About a year ago, I started playing with Amazon Associates plugin for WordPress to add affiliate links to several posts that I have. These affiliates would be mostly about gadgets like iPods and digital cameras.
Back then, I thought that most of my traffic were local or coming from the Philippines so running Amazon affiliate ads wouldn’t do much good. Besides, your site or blog should be product-centric to be able to attract the buying kind of surfers.
Nevertheless, I’m a bit amazed to learn that during the course of the entire year, some of the affiliate links I’ve added managed to close a couple of sales from Amazon. One of them is for a Canon Ixus 30 camera.
Was talking to Connie the other week when she pointed me to a nice script called Associate-o-matic which you can add to your blog to feature affiliate products from Amazon. She mentioned that the feature was a bit of a success and she’s able to cash in on a couple hundred bucks already. Obviously, a cooking blog does really well with affiliates like these.
The challenge here now actually is to run Amazon Associates alongside pre-existing ads like Adsense, TLA, etc. without affecting them, esp. the ones that relies on CTR. Will need to do some more experiment on these and find ways how to monetize them effectively on your blog. Anyone here successfully monetizing their blogs or websites via Amazon Associates?