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neilc Premium
That's OK! I was probably turning that amount over in sales for my employer every year, but getting paid a pittance, lol.

I'd rather earn $70K in "profit" than $20K a year in "wages." ;)
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dylanrieger Premium
It can definitely be done.. I've read about people selling millions a year on Amazon. Good luck!
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Cristo49 Premium
Sounds tough to make it with amazon when you put it like that, doesn't it. Need some big ticket items. Chris
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dylanrieger Premium
I've read about people selling $5,000,000 a year on Amazon.. you either need big ticket items or a lot of traffic
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MoritzS Premium
Depends on your referral rate. ;)
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dylanrieger Premium
That's with the highest referal rate.. i figure if you're selling $850,00 you're moving products
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MoritzS Premium
In some countries you can get up to 10%, depending on what you are selling.
Amazon UK, for example.

But don't worry. I get what you're saying.
Just messing around a bit. ;)

Personally, I haven't made it past the 6.5% so far.

Cheers
Moritz
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dylanrieger Premium
Damn I wish I could get that 10%.. I hit 7% this month because of Christmas and traffic increase. Once traffic hits around 1,000 a day I'm hoping to get 8% regularly
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MoritzS Premium
Well, 7% already sounds good. :)

Do you get many visitors from the UK?
If yes, you should consider joining the UK program from Amazon, too.
https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/gp/associates/join/compensation.html

They seem to have fixed rates, which is great if you are in the right niche.
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dylanrieger Premium
That's pretty interesting.. I just looked at analytics and it says I get about 4% traffic from there.. I'm in the sports niche. Besides soccer what sports are popular over in the UK?
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MoritzS Premium
I would say soccer (people from England call it football, though!) and cricket are the most popular sports in the UK.

But I am not from the UK, so I think someone from there could answer the question better.
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