Success - 1,200 Percent Conversion Rate on Amazon, Plus Adsense Update

Last Update: January 03, 2017

I decided to check my Amazon Associates and Google Adsense accounts tonight, and to my delight, both had accumulated more earnings since the last time I checked them.


Yesterday (January 2nd), one person bought 12 items on Amazon, and currently 7 of them have been shipped. So far I've earned $2.29, but we'll see what it ends up as once the remaining 5 items ship.


With Google Adsense, I finally passed the $10 mark! I only have two ads on my site - one at the top of the right sidebar, and the other in the footer. They seem to be converting pretty well for the amount of traffic I get though (around 10 visitors per day).

Unfortunately I'll have to wait quite a while before I can cash out my Adsense earnings, since the minimum payout threshold is $100. But hey, that just motivates me to work hard in order to get there soon!



Wishing you all a super successful twenty-seventeen!

Ian

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mbouteiller Premium
Congratulations! I'm not using Adsense and hope to soon. Keep up the great work.
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waian Premium
Thanks! I'm about to cash out my Adsense earnings since I reached the minimum threshold ($100). :)
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work4nobody Premium
Congratulations to you. I hope you have many more.
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waian Premium
Thank you.
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MrKent Premium
Hey, how is your adsense earnings now? And how many visitors per day do you get? I'm interested in seeing your progress since it's been 11 months since you posted this
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waian Premium
Both traffic and earnings have gone up (more so traffic)...but I haven't done very much with the site, as I've had other things going on in my life. In total, I am earning more than enough to cover my membership cost. :)
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MMarcus Premium
Great! I see you started in May. To me that's success before the 6-month mark
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waian Premium
Yeah. Meanwhile, those numbers have gone up a lot...I will say that I am earning more than what I'm paying. :)
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Intrinsic007 Premium
Hi Waian......

Amazing...... Enjoy your shopping
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waian Premium
Haha...thanks!
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MommyonFire Premium
Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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jetaranda Premium
Congratulations!
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waian Premium
Thank you. :)
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NatNiches Premium
Good going Ian :)
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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hopeslife Premium
Yay for you! I can't wait until this happens for me. Must get through the starter training first, I'm almost done!
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waian Premium
Yep, just follow the training and you'll get to this point eventually. :)
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hopeslife Premium
Yay! I have a question for you. Do you use anything other than adsense on sites? Like Chitika or Buysellads.com
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waian Premium
I only use Adsense and the Amazon affiliate program.
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hopeslife Premium
Oh OK cool! Well, have fun! Lol I'm having too much fun, hah!
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waian Premium
Creating websites is extremely fun! Especially when the money starts trickling in. ;).
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hopeslife Premium
Oh man, creating sites is my adiction! Hah I just wrote a whole list of things for one of my pages. Now I get to go back and create the other 2000 pages! Lol OK, I mean the other 2. I couldn't remember what those were for a while but I finally remembered... Um... woops to me!
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hopeslife Premium
Oh hey, you seem like you're one of those WP devs that can make WordPress do epic things for them! Lol, have you developed any plugins yet? Any themes? Hah I want to try them out if you have... Lol I don't know why, you just seem extremely smart about WordPress and how it works.
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waian Premium
Yeah, you could say I'm addicted to creating websites as well. Read my profile if you haven't already.... :)

I'm by no means a WP expert, nor have I developed any themes or plugins. Definitely something I'd like to pursue in the future though. First I need to improve my programming skills. :) I can, however, make WordPress do some pretty cool stuff with the right plugins...but anyone can do that if they tinker around long enough and have a good knowledge of the various plugins available.
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hopeslife Premium
Yeah there are definitely some cool plugins out there! Which ones are your favorite? Oh I did read your profile, I'm going to have to go reread it again, because I halfway slept since then... Lol!
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waian Premium
That's a tough question to answer. It really depends on the website - what functionalities I need to make it work how I want. If you need more specific information/help with choosing a plugin for a project, feel free to let me know and I'll do my best to help you out. :)
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hopeslife Premium
OK cool thanks!
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hopeslife Premium
Oh hey, so I go away, read a couple tutorials, and I thought of a plugin question. Do you know of a good related products/related items plugin? Ever had success with those before? I mean I kknow about YARPP, but that's for posts. Anyway, thanks so very much for your help! I hope you're still doing awesome!
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waian Premium
To be honest, I've never needed to use a related products plugin so I have not done any research on them. However, a quick Google search reveals many good-looking options. :)
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hopeslife Premium
Hmm OK thanks! Yeah I was looking at the options but wanted to get someone's opinion. Lol, there are lots and lots of plugins out there! I've had bad experiences with some in the past breaking WP.
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waian Premium
I completely understand, it's always great to get the opinion of an experienced user. Be sure to read the reviews and look at the options each plugin offers. The negative reviews should reveal the potential downsides of the plugin. :)
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hopeslife Premium
OK I'll definitely do this thing. Thanks!
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waian Premium
You're welcome. :)
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justaddthat Premium
Wow! That's fantastic! Congrats!
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waian Premium
Thank you. :)
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Ovidiu Premium
Congrats!
Thanks for wishes, all the best in the new year!
Ovidiu
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waian Premium
You're welcome, and thanks. :)
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vickg Premium
I heard some negative things about google adsense. is it something worth having even?
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waian Premium
I think it depends on the niche. Some niches, like the "make money online" niche for example, should NOT have adsense. But others, like stamp collecting (my niche), can benefit greatly with adsense.

I would say that for the majority of niches, it's best to only use affiliate links. You can test the two, and find out which one works best for your niche. It's really impossible to know which one is better unless you do split testing.

Hope this helps.

Ian
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MPollock Premium
Nice work buddy
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waian Premium
Thank you Mike.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Congratulations Ian, slow but sure.
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waian Premium
Thanks. :)
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kasage00 Premium
That's great!
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waian Premium
:)
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vg9 Premium
Outstanding!
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waian Premium
Thanks!
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Chrissies Premium
Well done Ian. keep it up!! :)
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waian Premium
Thank you. :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Well done Ian, all the best moving forward.
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waian Premium
Thanks, likewise!
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jtaienao Premium
Alright, they're starting to roll in for you. Congrat's.
Jerome
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waian Premium
They sure are Jerome. :)
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littlemama Premium
Hey I'm up to 83 cents! LOL Congrats on your $10+ and your Amazon sales!! That's so cool that customer ordered so many things and that's what's great about that program, you earn on everything they buy in the 24 time frame. :)
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waian Premium
Congrats on your success! :)

I love Amazon. I just checked today, and now 10 of the 12 items have shipped. I'm up to $3.29, with two more items to go. :)
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littlemama Premium
That's great, that's really the fun part huh?!
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waian Premium
Definitely. Looking forward to the day I make 10 times that amount. :)
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parrot63 Premium
Hi and we'll done. My 2 adsense ads are also yielding small amounts with hardly any traffic but no luck with Amazon yet although finally last week I have 2 click conversions.

From little acorns, mighty oak trees grow and it looks like 2017 will be our year.

Great news n thanks for sharing. It's good to see people at a similar place to myself.
Madsy x
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waian Premium
Hi Madsy,

Thanks. Congrats on your successes so far! I do believe if we stick at this, there's no way 2017 WON'T be our year. ;)

Ian
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MoeMakki Premium
I noticed you got a little less active here. Great to see you were hard at work the whole time. You're on my watchlist for future successes Ian. I know you're gonna end up a huge authority on stamps. You can take that to the bank!
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waian Premium
Hey Makki,

You're right, I was hard at work, but not on my stamp site. For a while I was working on other websites, but finally settled down to building a Bootcamp website. My goal is to make a full-time income from it by next year (I know, this is gonna take some SERIOUS work).

However, some awesome ideas for my stamp site are brewing in my head, and at some point I'll roll out a massive update which should really establish it as an authority. :)
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MoeMakki Premium
Guess I missed the update! It doesn't matter though. You're obviously the kinda guy who can succeed at any niche, and if you can be just a little successful with stamps of all things, bootcamp should be very lucrative.
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waian Premium
You haven't missed the update. I'll roll it out in the future at some point, not completely sure when though.
Yes, I think Bootcamp will be very lucrative...we'll see!
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