In terms of once they have clicked through to amazon, conversion was just under 20% (so 1 in 5 clicks converted to a sale). I just worked it out and conversion from visitors to sales was just under 3.4%. But then, you are also gifted with the idea of the world being at the tip of your fingers in this venture. You have the most helpful tips to be tried out. Amazon are great at ‘sealing the deal’, so if you can send targeted traffic to them it will convert well. Online marketing is a tricky business really. It’s why the ‘work 20 minutes a day’ and ‘make money while you sleep’ guys sell so many of their useless ebooks. Creating your own brand/products is of course a great way to go, but there will always be room for both merchant and affilate. For one thing, you are given the illusion of ease because of the connectivity of the medium which is the internet. You have put up some really fine tips here. It takes hard work and dedication and a lot of people just don’t want to put the work in. While this is true and a push in itself, still there are others aspects of this which needs considering too, not least of which is the amount of competition you have to go against because of the vastness of the playing field. Ecommerce is only going to get bigger. You’re right that there are loads of affiliate sites, but so many are doing things poorly/give up too quickly.
Amazon are great at ‘sealing the deal’, so if you can send targeted traffic to them it will convert well. This is a very comprehensive guide for online marketing – readily informative, understandable, and workable. So, I think there will always be opportunities for those that are willing to work hard and provide value. And with this range of tactics to choose from, any marketer will be able to find a handful which will work for his business in the long run, while helping him get his first online sale to get things rolling for him. After all wouldn’t you be looking for affiliates to help you promote your new products?