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Adding amazon affiliates to my blog.

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hz Wed 21-Nov-12 10:37:04

I am intending to add some products for sale through amazon affiliates on my camping blog www.yellowfieldscamping.co.uk. Does anyone have any experience of doing this? Can't decide whether to have a 'Shop' page or just link to products through posts. I have a few books already on amazon affiliates but don't think I have earned a penny from them! Any helpful hints or experiences very gratefully recieved!

JenniferJJ Thu 22-Nov-12 12:52:06

I have some Amazon affiliate links on my blog. I've had some sales but only made pennies, but the products that I link to are low value. I tend to use text links on my main blog and then my second blog has recommendations of books and toys which use the picture link.

Cathytwivel Tue 04-Dec-12 21:45:43

Here is a link to amazon affiliates site, https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/ some of the best sites on the internet are affiliate sites examples like www.huge-river.com which compares amazon prices around Europe, I would not be put off a few links as long as they are not over the top

MoniDubai Tue 18-Dec-12 09:25:45

Adding the Amazon Affiliates links to a site/blog is a common first way of making a small commission from Amazon when anyone who buys something via one of your links. Easy in theory, harder making it happen. I've done quite a lot of research on this via numerous emails to Amazon, 2 things to bear in mind, firstly you only get your commission once the order has been despatched, not placed, that's ok I guess but also if someone first hears about the product via one of your links but DOESN 'T ORDER IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS then you don't get the commission unless they come back to your link to go back to amazon, other sites are more generous and record the clicks and then add an order from any link they have been too even if it's after 30 or even 60 days.

One way I think is to be upfront with people in your blog, so I say Thanks to anyone who has bought via Amazon as I get a little (and it really is little unless voulmes are high) voucher from them, also remember to write ideally about products you have bought and your genuine experience of them, it does work, but can't give up the day job just yet !

Here are some links I have put in to give you an idea of the language, you do end up giving Amazon huge publicity if you see the click counts vs actual orders. There are other sites that give higher commissions but would people feel comfortable buying from them ? I'm not sure I would.

http://doindubai.com/2012/12/13/presence-of-mind/
http://doindubai.com/2012/12/02/2861/

I hope this helps. Apparently putting Google Ad Sense can also help generate some pennies too, I haven't done it as yet as I don't like sites that have lots of adds on them.

MoniDubai Tue 18-Dec-12 09:27:43

Sorry forgot to do the convert links automatically, this is easier

doindubai.com/2012/12/13/presence-of-mind/
doindubai.com/2012/12/02/2861/

hz Fri 21-Dec-12 14:44:09

Thanks for your advice all. MoniDubai i have done something similar to yours with a post on possible xmas pressies for campers. Have actually made a few sales through it too but will def not be booking the holiday of a lifetime yet! What I am trying to decide is whether to have a 'SHOP' tab on which I sell camping accessories in a list format, or whether I should just stick to links on various posts.
www.yellowfieldscamping.co.uk Do check it out and see what you think. Cheers.

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