Just short of $1000 from Amazon so far in 2018.

Last Update: July 31, 2018

So those of you that follow me know that I started my first site last April. It was slow going. Despite a lot of posts and not a lot of traffic I mostly kept at it (I took a 1 month break and now wish I hadn't). I started seeing a little money roll in last November/December based on some seasonal postings.

Then this year I really started to buckle down and post good long form content. I also did several guest posts to very specific high quality sites in my niche to build a few links to my site and my content. It never hurts to network either!

You can see that the results are pretty distinct. Everything has continually gone upward this year.


So I'm at about the 15 month mark at this point. And if my site continues as is this year I'll expect to earn somewhere in the area of $2700-$3000 this year.

Keep in mind I have a full time day job and only dedicate time here as I can. But do note that this is worth doing even as a side project or side business.

Good luck out there everyone!

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Zarina Premium
Awesome, congrats on your achievements!! :)

I started my Amazon website in November 2017, and July 2018 has been the biggest month thus far (around $250-275 in commissions).

It's probably the niche I am in (cameras) that doesn't have a very high conversion rate but given that I have about 20-25 posts, I consider it a good progress.

Excited to hit my $1000 month in the near future, too!
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craigrut Premium
That's quite impressive in my opinion! Keep up the awesome work!
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najahaboobuc Premium
guys. you should show us your websites, so we can get some inspirations.
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craigrut Premium
Many people don't share their websites because it is too easy to simply copy a website verbatim. I already struggle with competition from all sides for every article I produce. I'm not interested in basically giving away that I'm seeing some success and then directly showing it thousands of people that are interested in doing the same thing.

Some folks share their websites. If you follow their profile and they follow you the websites appear in the bottom right corner of their profile page.

Do keep in mind, I'm not against sharing my site with people I trust, but random strangers not as much...
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Zarina Premium
I second that 💯
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najahaboobuc Premium
i understand..i didn't know that.... sorry.. :/
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tommo1968 Premium
Great results at 15 months. You are just a little in front of me. Sitting just short of $800 for the year and I had no sales in Jan.

I too am working full time and can only put in a few hours each day. Its great to see the effort starting to pay off though after the long waiting game.

Good to see other WAers making progress.
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VanessaN Premium
Way to go Craig!
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Loes Premium
Congrats Craig:)
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frex6 Premium
Great job Craig keep up the good work.
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Godsmack12 Premium
Congratulations. Your proof it works.
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JoshEllery Premium
A big boost in July I see there my friend, keep up the good work
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craigrut Premium
You got it. Things really do start to snowball once you have a few successful articles.

One of the keys I need to look at now that I'm getting traffic is how to drive down my bounce rate...I know I'm bouncing like crazy on Mobile cause of my post designs...I need to address that quickly.
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RussellO1 Premium
Congratulations and thank you for sharing. One question though: is it that you only use Amazon for advertising?
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craigrut Premium
Correct. This site is only dedicated to Amazon Associates. I'm in a niche that pays 8% per sale which is high for Amazon. I imagine as Amazon grows in the space the percentage will drop, but my traffic and throughput will hopefully scale to counteract it.

It is worth reading where Amazon pays the most if you're going to consider selling for them. They share the percentages by category in their Associates Central site.
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Craig
Well done You will learn how to adjust what works and so increase your earnings
All the best
David
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NichoalsB Premium
That's awesome!!! Keep up the great work bud!
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Sammy-B Premium
Fantastic, Craig, these are very encouraging numbers! They will surely go up a lot more.
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chief14nj Premium
awesome:)
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