Experiment 1 – Links and Banners Embedded in Articles, EastTexasDesign.com and UnfairMom.com
As time permits, I will place a combination of relevant links, native ads, and other banners generated by Amazon in my new and existing articles.
- These Amazon-generated link types will open in the Amazon App for mobile users!
- Example at: https://easttexasdesign.com/2020-03-12/amazon-finds-for-product-photography-2020/
- Both EastTexasDesign.com and UnfairMom.com are established websites that have been running 10+ years.
- These two websites combined have about 150 published articles and 1,000 visitors per month.
January 2020: I will start by placing relevant links on some of my existing posts. And I will look for opportunities to add more links to my new posts going forward. I honestly don’t know how well this is going to work. The focus of these websites is to share knowledge, not to generate affiliate commission.
July 2020 Update – Nothing Yet: As expected, Amazon has not given me credit for any of the orders placed by me or my co-workers. There have been a few dozen clicks from website visitors, but no qualifying orders yet.
Keep in mind, I only have Amazon Associate links on a small portion of my pages. I do believe this setup would be profitable in time if I commit to adding more articles on a regular basis.
Amazon Associate Experiments
- Experiement Intro – Summary of my experiment and overall timeline.
- Experiment 0 – The Amazon Associates aStore (Discontinued) My 2008 Amazon Associates experience. aStores were discontinued in 2017.
- Experiment 1 – Links and Banners Embedded Amazon generated links and banners, embedded in my articles. Can open the Amazon App for an easy mobile shopping experience.
- Experiment 2 – Native ads and links on product pages. Amazon generated links and banners, embedded on my WooCommerce product pages. (I offer a product on my website, also show a link for a similar Amazon item.)
- Experiment 3 – WooZone plugin for WooCommerce using On-Site cart. This option looks like I am selling items from my own website. But when visitors try to check out, they are directed to an Amazon page that can auto-fill their cart. Downside: The Amazon page is not mobile-friendly.
- Experiment 4 – WooZone Plugin for WooCommerce NOT using on-site cart. This option can look like I am selling items from my own website. But instead of adding an item to the cart, you will be taken to the product information page on Amazon.