Small Commissions Are Good Too!
There's a lot of interest in affiliate programs that pay out big commissions, and for good reason. Making a $1000 for each sale means you need just a few sales for a full time income. However, there aren't a lot of these big ticket items out there, and it really is a grind if you want to push the same product over and over again, hoping, praying for a single sale!
You can still make great money with small commission items!
I blogged before about how I built up one website to earn $1500 per month from $1 commissions, but the focus of that article was the power or recurring affiliate commissions. Are products with small commissions still worth promoting if they don't pay recurring fees to affiliates?
Yes! You can still earn really good income online even if your affiliate program only pays you a few dollars per sale.
Here's a great example.
This affiliate program only pays me $4 per sale. The order amounts range from $30 to $60, but I get a $4 fee regardless.
Two days ago I made 11 sales, so made $44. Not a whole lot of money! Yesterday I made 9 sales. Still not a whole lot of money!
But day after day after day, that's $40 each day (including weekends, holidays, etc, plus a boost during the holidays) is $14,600!
$14,600 Per Year From $4 Commissions
While $15k isn't a full time income for people in the USA, it's a pretty good start. The sales above are from one "list style" post on my website.
Combine that with some very low (4.5%) commissions from Amazon.
Daily commissions vary, but I earn about $1,000 per month from Amazon sales. So that's another $12,000 per year.
Combine that with some micro commissions (two-tier), for another $1900 per month, which is $22,800 per year!
Now we have $14,600 + $12,000 + $22,800 = $49,400!
$50k/Year From "Small" Commissions
Most people can live off of 50k/year, no matter where you are in the world. It's amazing to see how so-called small commissions can really add up when your business is running 24/7 making sales all day, every day, even on weekends and holidays.
Don't get too caught up in trying to chase the big money, because there's plenty of other opportunities out there!
Hope you have a produtive week everyone! I spent the weekend painting cabinets. It was a nice break from the computer for a bit!