$70 commission, no website, no list, only 5 minutes of work
What if I told you I made $70 in Amazon commissions (and probably another 70-100$ coming) without having a website, without having an email list, without paying for ads and all that with only 5 minutes of work?
Sounds like a typical scam, doesn't it?
However, that's exactly what I did this weekend and you could have done it as well. I'll spill out all the details but first let me say this:
I love how online marketing opened my eyes to the world of opportunity!
For many years I was a regular customer. I'd buy things online, I'd use apps and services like a normal user without giving any extra thought to it. These days everywhere I look I see ideas, opportunity and of course, profit.
So let's get back to the actual story.
I was browsing Amazon as a customer. I was looking to purchase a few items that interest me and I stumbled upon an amazing deal. A $400 item was being sold for $100! Without any hesitation I placed an order! Then I noticed that several other items have been severely discounted as well ($5 for an item that usually sells for $45, $2 for a $13 item, etc).
I ended up spending $300 on an order that would normally cost around $1,500. I purchased 30 items total, 10 of which I wanted to keep and 20 other for resale.
But it didn't end there. I saw an affiliate opportunity.
It hit me that I wasn't the only one happy about these unexpected price drops. I jumped on Facebook and started looking for groups in the same niche. I found 4 groups with about 100 members each and requested to join. I was accepted in 2 out of 4.
Now the magic begins.
I took my amazon affiliate links to these items and posted them inside these groups. Members who were awake (and active in the group) started thanking me and started ordering the items!
Here are the results so far:
The deals were listed on Amazon.ca where I am not a very active affiliate since I mostly work with .com.
These 2 posts on facebook resulted in 235 ordered items within a period of about 24 hours, 96 items have been already shipped earning me a $70 commission. 139 items haven't been shipped yet so there are no commissions for them at this moment.
Can you do it?
As you can see I did not have a website. I did not have a loyal following or any audience for that matter, I did not need any experience to make this happen. Avery single affiliate could have done this just as easily and without any time investment. This is not a business model but rather an easy extra few dollars but hey, money is money.
I wanted to share this mostly as an example to new members here at WA that opportunity is everywhere and the more time you spend learning business and marketing the more opportunities you will see. I owe a lot of it to WA and more precisely its members. I often here awesome story and ideas within our community and these ideas stick in my head, helping me grow as a person and as an entrepreneur.
On that, best of success to you,
edit: several people asked me how to become an amazon affiliate without a website. Here is the thing, you do need a website in order to apply as an associate with Amazon. However, in this post when I say "without a website" i meant that I do not have a website for this specific niche and that I promoted the actual "sale" directly on Facebook.