First Amazon Commission
I got my first Amazon sale yesterday. A whole 97p, But it was my first Amazon sale and I had been hoping to get one as I've nearly been an affiliate with them for three months and heard they cut you off if you don't get a sale.
I was surprised because on average the site is only on page 5, it's a couple of months old. Although that particular page was that got the sale page 2 I think. My older site, (3 months) hasn't had a sale since the first couple of weeks, but I think traffic in general would be low even if I was on page 1 because of the niche, (it's on average on page 2). I think both sales have been a bit of a fluke really.
I think the most recent site could move up in the search if I made some changes and dedicated the time to adding plenty of posts. I've slowed down recently because I haven't been motivated by the niche and website and it's very product based so, lots of affiliate links which probably won't help my ranking. There are other niches now that I have in mind, (now being further down the road in this game and after learning more) that I think would suit me better, that I could rank more quickly for and that I'd be pleased to spend more time on.
But to have the time to dedicate to it, I'd probably need to let at least one of my sites go on the back burner. Which is a tough decision to make after all the time I've spent on them.
I'm thinking I will try and focus harder on the new on for the next month or so and then make a decision. I'd like to get the new one up to a decent amount of posts and pages before I make a decision.
As you can probably tell - even though this is a success post, I've felt a bit down recently. Because I feel like I could have used my time on one site I'd been really passionate about from the start and I'd have one site with a large number of pages and posts right now.
But.... it's all a learning curve!!