Here are some simple tips that were given by another blogger to make money on Amazon. Common sense really but not always apparent…
TIP #1 – Choose products in Amazon that are over $150 – in this way you will get a good commission. [MB/RB] You can choose less expensive products but as commissions are between 4% and 7% the more expensive the product the better commisions you make.
Tip #2 – Choose products that have really good reviews on Amazon. [MB/RB] We do this all the time. What’s the point of presenting a review of a product that nobody has purchased? Unless you think you can sell that product, don’t go after it. Some products have hundreds of reviews on them – stick to what works best.
Tip #3 – the niche doesn’t particularly matter – it’s more about the product so you need to do the usual keyword research and determine competition when choosing a product in Amazon. [MB/RB] A well thought out plan and execution will result in any niche generating money. Spend some time to do the research, then work on becoming the expert.
Tip #4 – Don’t use Amazon widgets or anything fancy – we’ve found they just don’t work – use text links instead.
Tip #5 – Ultimately it comes down to writing a really good review. I’ve seen Amazon focused sites and most have hundreds of reviews with very little substance. Go with quality and not quantity. You only need a handful of reviews to make a full time income but they have to be top-notch and as helpful as possible to the potential buyer.