Last night I checked my amazon sales like I do every night. To my pleasant surprise I was blown away with what I saw. 257 Ordered items for the 25th May 2016. I had been waiting for the first day I cracked the 100 sales in a day (Besides the Christmas Period) since like forever.


So naturally when I logged in and saw 257 ordered items, I assumed something was wrong. A glitch or bug in amazon's reports. So I dug deeper and looked at the 'Earnings' tab for that day. There it was, 211 items shipped on the same day with a payday of $678.79.

So How Did I Make 257 Sales In A Single Day?

Firstly I should mention I don't normally make this many sales in a day, but there is a reason why I'm sharing this personal achievement with you.

Many people avoid working with Amazon because of the low 4% commission rate. But many people don't realise that with more sales the commission rate goes up (except on set commission items) and this higher commission rate applies to all sales made (With the exceptions of the set % items). So for a long time now I have hit the 8% commission bracket consistently. But with this power boost of sales I'm going to hit 8.25% commissions for the first time ever! (Not counting Christmas silly season shopathon). (That's my 2nd of 4 personal best achievements for the day).

The Real Reason Why I Think The Amazon Affiliate Program Is The BEST!

The number 1 reason I love being an affiliate for amazon is: You get paid for items people buy that you are not even recommending/advertising. To me, that's amazing. I make so many unrelated sales each and every month it's crazy.

Which brings me to how I made the 257 Sales overnight.


From un-related sales. Yup 188 sales from 2 buyers. 150 sales of a computer receiver or something (No idea what it is) and 38 sales of a tile. Both are completely unrelated to my niches, but do you think I'm disappointed in the $267.64 in commissions from just those 2 buyers. Heck No!....With more $$ to come in as only 99 of the 150 computer parts actually shipped.


*You will notice that the computer parts I only got 4% commission for. That's because computer parts like this are a set 4% commission. But hey, I'm not complaining. This boost in sales also enabled me to break 2 more person bests.

So that's 4 personal records in 1 day. This is why I think the amazon Affiliate Program is the best. Aim to beat personal records and you get them one by one. A recap: 1. Most ordered items in a day 257. 2. Broke into the 8.25% commission bracket. 3.Most amount earned in a day (Just over $1k if you include items not yet shipped but ordered on that day) and number 4. most amount I've earned in one single month and the month is not even finished yet.

Should You Affiliate With Amazon?

The Amazon affiliate program has other benefits as well such as : Trust, buyers trust amazon and have no hesitation from buying there. Free Shipping/Prime fast delivery times. Easy to use Affiliate program to pin point pages to direct link to, so many products/niches to explore the options are endless.

Amazon has been my main focus for the last few years and my results didn't happen overnight. It took trial and error, hard work and commitment to achieve what I saw many other marketers achieve. Was it worth it? I don't think I need to even answer that haha!

So if you are not using Amazon and you are promoting physical products, I highly recommend looking into it. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com.

Are You An Amazon Affiliate? If Not Why?




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winsonlim Premium
Don't you need a lot of traffic to make money promoting Amazon? It's like crazy amounts of traffic.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Targeted traffic is what you need. Its not unlikely to get a sale every 30 visitors when targeted
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MelsonAC Premium
This reinforces my decision to start as an Amazon Affiliate. Thanks for sharing.
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William777 Premium
Thanks for sharing!
A fellow Aussie!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks William fellow Aussie :)
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Thanks for sharing this amazing post!

I'm trying to copy and paste the html onto my webpage but it doesn't show up. Any advice on this would be appreciated, Thanks!
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ClarkTan Premium
I wanted to be an Amazon affiliate but in the pin confirmation phase they will say they are not allowed to call this number, I tried so many different kinds of number but still not happening.

Any tips?
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Josh From Oz Premium
First time in hearing of this pin confirmation. Must be a new layer of security. Sorry for not being of help
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alexander11 Premium
Brilliant post! Awesome with your success in Amazon. I have got two commissions so far after a second attempt with applying to become an associates member and it got approved after my first sale! This is all thanks to Jay's excellent 4 week case study he did last year.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Yes I like Jay's niche case studies very much :) Congrats on getting the first sale
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StinaLina Premium
From a buyers perspective Amazon just rocks - I live in the UK and have been a Prime member for a while and the main benefit for me is that I can get groceries from amazon that it would take me days and a lot of effort to get without Amazon - its reliable, has everything and delivery is punctual. Whats not to like - this will be the first place I sign up as an affiliate when my site is ready!

I tried to sign up as an affiliate today planning ahead but they verify your site so got rejected as not ready yet...started two days ago ;-)
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kymmie99 Premium
Congratulations! As I live in Australia, it's good to see someone else from OZ doing so well with Amazon.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Yea Amazon is an awesome affiliate program to start with. I hope Amazon starts to make a bigger presence in Aus. one day too :)
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thehen Premium
Hi Josh, congratulations to you!!! very inspiring to hear! we are also from Oz and we have been here for a month and we are in the process of signing up with Amazon, but we are a little confused in the best way to receive commission - the site says they can send a cheque and after communicating with Jude here on WA she recommended to get in touch with you. We are just looking on what is the best way of setting up an amazon account for us here in Oz, looking forward to hearing from you, all the best with beating your record!!!!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi there. I wouldnt worry about payment options just yet. Just leave it as cheque. Thats how i recieved payment for years. But there is a way to set up a virtual us bank account with Payoneer. But Payoneer has a yearly bank fee. So its not worth doing that until you are making probably $100 a month or so. Focus on learning everything you can. Because you will get paid one way or another. When the money starts rolling in. Thats when i would look into it more.
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thehen Premium
Hi Josh, thank you for your advice...will do. Is there a way we can utilise all amazon sites including US, Canada, UK, China, etc. We have signed up by using the US icon on Amazon - I'm assuming this will target the US market only?
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Josh From Oz Premium
You can sign up to each amazon affiliate program individually. But most of my traffic is from USA so I only use US Amazon.
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DavePage Premium
I didn't know that about Amazon traffic. I've been reluctant to set up Amazon Accounts with the entire world
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limagarc Premium
Thank you for sharing I am following you now.

Hi Josh and all, I have been in WA for about 4 months, I admit it I have not worked to hard all the time, but though I started out strong creating many articles (my site: http://momexperiences.com) I stopped at some point in May and returned in July and now I am trying to create at least one article per week. I have http://amazon.com and http://amazon.ca (I live in Canada) and still no sales at all. Could you please give me some advice on how to use amazon and if it is better to use let's say article links, or just banners? take for example my last article (http://momexperiences.com/mom-is-burned-out) I put both http://amazon.com and http://amazon.ca links...did I do this right? your help will be greatly appreciated. Lina
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Loubelle Premium
Thanks for sharing. I'm following you
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Funnily enough, I was just researching Amazon Affiliate Program yesterday, then today I read your article on affiliate marketing. Yes I want to be a part of THAT!!
Well done Josh. You deserve it
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GenevieveLG Premium
me tooo can anyone just give me some insites on what steps i should take
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chadaday Premium
great article, did you get there with WA or did you already have a site? if could do that many sales in a month or I would be happy. just know I am doing it right, who am I kidding if I get 1 I would be happy. if you are ok with I would like to PM you sometime to ask general questions to just to become a affiliate. I tried and it asked for things I was confused on.
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Josh From Oz Premium
I came to WA to build websites, I had some minor success using free web pages online, but nothing compared to what having a website can do. I'm not form the US in regards to applying for Amazon, but feel free to PM tho.
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E-Udoh Premium
Great job! I am looking toward my 1st sale with Amazon. Thank you for sharing!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Yea that first sale really cements in that this really does work and the amount you can earn is dependent on how much work you put into this. Good luck
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DELJAR Premium
Congratulations! Great job! Thank you for sharing your experience! :)
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Jim-Bo Premium
Hi Josh! Awesome achievement.

Quick Question. If I want to have a page for amazon ebooks (kindle) on my site, how best to do it? I know how to get them books etc and place the iframe on my page, that's easy enough. Would I write anything on that page, like some kind of blog post or just have the bare bones iframe?

Cheers
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hey Jimbo. The best approach is to always target keywords. So people may be searching: whats the best motivational business ebook for example. Then find a handful of the best ebooks suited to that keyword and write a few lines about each to entice the reader to click thru to amazon to find out more. Give you opinion s to why you think this ebook is so good etc. Have in introduction explaining what the post is about (inc. keyword) and a conclusion if you want. Have good on page SEO and thats pretty much my approach. I never have a page without text on it. But thats just my approach.
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Jim-Bo Premium
Cheers Josh, on my to do list...a Bookstore of affiliate marketing related books!

Jimbo
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VinceHuynh Premium
Congratz! How many products do you promote on your website or blog? You have 10 backlinks on one page or post?
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Josh From Oz Premium
I promote all sorts of products. Depending on the market you can promote all kinds of things they may want. i have a website on gaming headsets so i can promote all kinds of headsets. Im not sure what you mean by 10 backlinks?
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MPollock Premium
Nice work, I like amazon to
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Shakanin Premium
Thanks for sharing your experience. This keeps my spirits up, as well as my motivation to get my first website complete
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JonStevens Premium
That's amazing, congratulations!
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GolfSpecialt Premium
I haven't made my first sale yet, but I've only been at this for a month. Still building up my site. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Josh From Oz Premium
A month is still a very new website in the grand scheme of things. Keep building and you will get there
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Uwais Premium
Well done!
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RobinHudson Premium
Thanks for sharing your success Josh! It's always nice to hear. Breaking personal records is a reason to celebrated for sure!
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Ericabried Premium
Very inspiring. I am an Amazon Associate but have only made a few small sales so far.
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Ericabried Premium
Very inspiring. I am an Amazon Associate but have only made a few small sales so far.
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ricardomoka Premium
How do you do it man
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LizPB Premium
WOW! That's amazing! Congrats!!! I'm waiting for one sale ;-)
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anathol Premium
wow great job! can you share with us your webpage please so we can learn?
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DavePage Premium
Personally, I'm looking forward to my FIRST sale with Amazon...
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Dave, the first sale is probably the best. It proves that this online marketing thing really works. I still remember my first sale very well.
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DavePage Premium
I reckon I've still got plenty of content and man hours to put into this before I get a sale
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AngelBcn Premium
Whaouw that's amazing! Congratulations!
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Rob105 Premium
Amazing stuff, Josh! Really inspiring.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks Rob, I hope to hear your success story not to far into the future.
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MudreM Premium
This is BEYOND exceptional! Congrats Josh.
I'd love to share your success story on my PowerfulAffs.com if you don't mind. Cheers.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hey man. I got your private message, just been sick, coming into Winter here :( and flat out at my offline job. Will get around to it.
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MudreM Premium
No worries. Your health is the top priority. Wish you the quickest recovery. I used to live down under, so I know how you feel.
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Warnie37 Premium
Brilliant! At last some decent inspiration off someone actually earning some decent money!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hey, there are quite a lot of successful people here, just gotta find them. It feels like bragging somewhat when your write success posts, but it really isn't meant to brag, but show people that what WA teaches here is solid and does work. Don't ever give up and you cannot fail. I love that saying.
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kasotty Premium
Thanks for an inspiration!! :)
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TanjaRita Premium
That's amazing. I would love to have t least 1-5 sales a day. Just curious, how many sites do you have that promote Amazon products? I only have one right now (it's 14 months old).
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hi Tanja, I have 3 sites that rely on organic search results targeting longtail buyers intent keywords mainly and 1 site which I use to get traffic solely from Pinterest.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks for the info!
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KayWinkler Premium
That is really an inspiring story You shared with all of us. Thanks a lot!

Kay
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks for stopping by Kay
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Ecowarrior Premium
Wow, what an achievement! Note to self " Join Amazon as an Affiliate immediately!" Cheers, Lisa
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Josh From Oz Premium
Haha yea I think it will be some time before I beat 257 sales in 1 day. But you never know :). I love promoting Amazon products because they convert well if you target you keywords to your audience. Go get em!
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Borneoman Premium
Wow!!!! Congrats man. I'm still new at WA. Your story is very inspiring!
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Josh From Oz Premium
We were all new once. Best of luck to you on your journey to financial freedom :)
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albinchero Premium
It is an achievement, well done.
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evanevaalexa Premium
Top of the range Josh you will be super stoked, very motivating.
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Josh From Oz Premium
I was super stoked. Not every day is the same, but keep setting goals and achieving them is the motivation for me.
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent Josh!!!
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blubutterfly Premium
How exciting Josh...congratulations!!! I am also an Amazon Affiliate for my niche site. My monthly income increases almost every month, I am looking forward to the day I can make even just $100 per day. I know it will happen, I find Amazon easy to use and I also get so many non related sales which I make the commission from. Thanks for an inspiring post Josh.... :)
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Josh From Oz Premium
The fact your income is going up every month is a excellent sign that you will reach $100 a day :) If it were going backwards then... haha lets not think about that
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Dreamer56 Premium
Awesome news Josh. Good work.
Tim
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks Tim. Best of luck to you
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JudeP Premium
Wow, well done :)
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Josh From Oz Premium
Wow is what I thought as well. 150 of 1 item is certainly a rarity. But it does give niche ideas as to other products that people buy multiple of in one session.
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