|At last, you can |
quit your day job
January is the test month. Do I have enough links, that are being seen by enough people? Are they being seen by the right people? Am I getting high traffic? Or high conversions? (They can even out, although for ego's sake I'd prefer a higher conversion rate). Am I actually recommending the right products? Is a separate associate account the right direction, or should I go back to concentrating on Squidoo modules alone, and abandon the flexibility? (no point if I can't get it to work!)
Will I see my cheque sometime before 2013?
On current evidence I'd say YES.
As I mentioned, I've made it into the second tier - the measure of success, in my opinion, as it means I'll be getting slightly more than from the Squidoo modules (differences of which are mostly covered in my review of whether it's time for you to try a separate Amazon Associate account or not). It's still very close, though. And I won't be quitting my real job any time soon!
I also made about the same number of sales through Squidoo's own modules (eight Amazon and three eBay, to be exact).
If people are interested... or heck, if I feel like it! I'll keep some kind of running update on how Amazon is working for a semi-amateur internet person. And if you found this post relevant to your interests, then you may also be interested in these posts:
How I Make Money Online: Overview of the various sites and programs I use, and their effectiveness
Is It Better To Use Your Own Amazon Associate Account On Squidoo? : A comparison of whether it's worth signing up as an Amazon Associate or just using Squidoo's modules, and my earnings immediately after signing up.