My online writing friends and I share anecdotes on how tough it is to make sales on various websites. Most of us are Amazon affiliates and a variety of other affiliates as well. Sites like Squidoo (now defunct) and Hubpages don’t have the earning power that we would like.
Some months ago, I started sharing Amazon links for free ebooks. I posted these on my Facebook status and my friends and family told me they liked hearing about these. When I put the link, I always included my affiliate code.
That may seem a waste since the ebooks were free. Now and then, someone would click-through for the free ebook but then go on to shop for additional items. In those cases, I earned a commission from Amazon.
Even when they bought another book at $2.99 or even $8.99, the commission was pretty low. Now and then, someone would go on a shopping spree after clicking through on my free ebook link. I really appreciated it when someone bought a big batch of Christmas gifts for their kids after clicking through on my link.
Then, I had an epiphany and changed my pattern of Facebook posting of products. My earnings went up from $10 or $20 a month from Amazon/Facebook links to 10 times as much. I’ll do a follow-up post on this one with steps so you can try it too.
You read about it in the paper, “Millionaire Helps Family in Hard Times.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find someone to help you out of your tough time or to reach your goals! It’s not easy, but here are ways to search for this kind of help.
(just click on the article title to read the whole thing)
Growing up during the depression and the 1940s taught Gail and Clyde Martin thrifty ways. Now Gail shares these ideas with a new generation. Her articles on eHow give tips for stretching a dollar and reusing many things. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” is an old saying, but Gail and Clyde use that motto to make living on social security workable.
This week I’m participating in a writing challenge at the eHow website. A number of the regulars there signed up to write 20 articles each. We have a week to write the 20 articles. I’ll post links to mine here, so you can see how I’m progressing.
That’s it folks, I’m one article short of my goal, but eHow is going through a shakedown period after rolling out new features on the site. Trying to get the articles posted without losing parts of them is too frustrating. Hopefully they will have all the bugs worked out soon.