It Finally Happened!

Last Update: April 17, 2019

It took a few days longer than I wanted but I finally got another sale which has pushed me over my previous record for Amazon commissions in a calender month. I also have over $50 in Amazon sales commissions for the first time in a month. It is only the middle of April so I am really happy about that!

I am guessing my sales and traffic dropped off last week because of tax season. I assume many people were busy getting their taxes done by the April 15th deadline (in the U.S.) and so they were spending less time shopping online.

The next sale after the drought was a cat tree! Yay! It is not the most expensive cat tree but it's over $6 in commissions so I am thrilled. I will now be at $55 once it ships. Technically I am getting the cart before the horse since you don't get paid until something ships. I have to say I have only had 1 item returned this year and 102 out of 107 items shipped.

So far this month I have had 25 items ordered. That is a great return considering I will have made an average of over $2 per sale so far! That is high for my Amazon products which are not very expensive. Since I am in the "Home and Pet" category I get 8% commission on those products. Other items may only get a 3 or 4% commission. If someone orders items from those categories I get the lower commission. Due to my niche I generally get a lot of pet sales even if they are not always items I review. Lucky for me the Home items are in the 8% bracket as well. This is something worth considering when you pick a niche and decide which affiliate programs to use. For my second niche site I would be in the 4% niche so I need to find some other affiliate programs with higher commissions.

Onward and Upward,

Jessica

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Debs66 Premium
This is brilliant news Jessica. I have witnessed your growth in your online Niche business. I have also known you to have some personal struggles I:E earth quakes and you wasn't well for a while.

Not once have you given up. Not ever.

You are making very good commisions. I bet your website is quite possibly worth in the 20k+ bracket. Without a doubt.

Have you ever checked out your site value. I think you should be prepared to shock yourself. I have seen less established sites worth lots yet they do not have the authority you have.

Heres to you my girl. Have another fabulous month. Your commisions just keep doubling all the time. You are brilliant.

Debs 😘
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Debs!

Based on the standards I have read about my site would not be worth much yet. I make more from WA commissions than niche site sales last year. Maybe this year will be different. I have not seriously looked into it though, maybe it's worth more than I realize like you suggest.

I really appreciate your vote of confidence.

I will keep at it. I always do. I am happy for my sites to keep slowly growing as I have time. I am testing out some new pet drops right now to write about.

Yes, I have been struggling but I won't give up. I have no choice! This last month has been bad. I woke up covered in hives a few weeks ago. I had no idea why. I have figured out it was probably the same time the pollen came out on the trees right outside our windows. It appears I am getting more and more sensitive and the histamine response is triggering my auto-immune conditions.

It started raining (and snowing!) again though March was super warm and spring like and all the snow was gone. The rain and snow have washed the pollen out of the air and I feel much better now.

Thank you my sweet, spunky friend!
Hugs,

Jessica
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Sruffey Premium
You got it going on, I am still waiting for my first dollar online, but it will come. I set up a Amazon site but with me promoting WA I don't have time to work on it and now I am part of the challenge. I really will not have time for that site. Congrats on the sales and please like my comments, thanks Sruffey.
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Swangirl Premium
I understand. Sometimes I don't have time as it is. I know there is just no way I could have time for the challenge. I need to keep my job and we need to run our rental properties first.

Thanks
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ElaineR1 Premium
That's terrific! Congratulations!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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Mskay19 Premium
So happy for you
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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AHost-Madsen Premium
Woot Woot
Great News Jessica!

Onward and Upward,

Amy
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Amy!
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MKearns Premium
I knew it was a financial milestone Jessica. Good work
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Mike!
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Selenityjade Premium
Awesome news!! Congrats!!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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LauraFuller Premium
Awesome news. Good job.

Laura
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Laura.
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MiaL Premium
Well done Jessica!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Melissa!
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RAFStuart Premium
Well done Jessica.
Stuart
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you Stuart!
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Nubian4mitch Premium
Congratulations Jessica on your hard work! Keep it up and thanks for sharing your progress! It really is encouraging, especially for us newbies!

Much success to you and God bless!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you very much.
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FKelso Premium
So glad you broke your old record. Now go and break the new one. You will...I hope your sales keep growing. Show us how it is done, Jessica! With all your challenges, you are still doing well.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Fran. I have been pretty sick but I am actually very happy. I think I am finally getting to the root cause of most of my problems!

Of course I went and posted about breaking the record days ago and then traffic and sales plummeted! That is what I get for being too anxious. I bet it was due to taxes though. I am undeterred and posting here again though the record breaking item has not shipped yet!
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Irenemedina Premium
Awesome! Thank you for sharing!!
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Swangirl Premium
Thank you!
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