Friday, October 31, 2014

Tips On Using Amazon Associates

  I just thought I would give some tips on how I use Amazon Associates. It really is very simple to use, but you do have to think about what type of ads you use and where you place them on your blog layout. I have tried placing them in both the left and right columns. I have also tried placing a banner ad in the top just under the header. Another place to put a banner ad is between the posts on your blog. You should also consider the size of the ad especially where you place it. Here is a video below on how to sign up for amazon associates.

              
                                   Opening an Amazon Affiliate Account                                                                                  by John Lagoudakis       
  They say that the size ad that does the best with Amazon is 160 x 600. The 160 is the width and the 600 is the length. Now I have tried a number of different sizes. Some are square and some are rectangles. I believe the idea of the bigger ad being better is a good choice and makes sense. It tends to catch the readers eye. This may in fact get more clicks. I have tried using the type of ads where they keep changing the item with a fade out or the window just scrolls. The other thing that I do is place a picture of the item or items in the post that are actually links to the item for sale at amazon. I also have a phrase about the item and make it a link to an amazon webpage with the item as well as other items in the given category. I do find that these two choices get me more clicks than others.
  One way of getting more traffic to your blog is by using keywords or keyword phrases in your blog. There are some websites that generate keywords for you to use on your blog. I use Google Ad Words and best of all it is free. There are some keyword websites, but they tend to have a fee involved. With Google Ad Words all you do is sign up and then find the Ad Words and Phrases. Some will have a higher number for the traffic. I would check out the videos below and check out youtube for more.

              

              
                                                 Google Keywords for Blog
                                                         by Communicateson

  Just a couple of reminders. First you do not get accepted with amazon associates until someone buys something. It is best to get your blog going with lots of content. Also remember it does take time to build up traffic to your blog. So my advise is don't get upset and quit. Remember it takes time and effort on your part, so just have fun. Make some friends along the way too with Google accounts.
  Another way of selling some items is to set up the Amazon Store or as it is called Astore. You basically choose what items you want to sell and it simulates a web store with a shopping cart. So as you will see you can set up banners, links to pages and widgets for whatever items you want to sell or maybe just one item. Here are some links to some of my blogs if you want to see how I set them up.
http://hamradiokc2yti.blogspot.com/ 
http://linuxandhamradioetc.blogspot.com/
http://justbeingcatholic.blogspot.com/
http://myfavoritealltimewrestlers.blogspot.com/
http://wherecanifindthatonline.blogspot.com/
 http://thetbigoybox.blogspot.com/
 http://cbradioandaccessories.blogspot.com/
http://everybodylovesguitars.blogspot.com/
http://everybodylovesphotography.blogspot.com/


  As you can see I have plenty to keep me busy. Just remember this is not a get rich scheme. Just put you time and effort into it and over time who knows what will happen. If you are interested in becoming an amazon associate her is a link to the website  https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/main.html There are plenty of videos on youtube to watch and learn about amazon associates. There are also plenty of tutorials on the internet where you can learn about how to set up a good blog and use amazon associates.
  Well Thank You for reading and I hope this is helpful. 



Thursday, October 30, 2014

How To Make Money With Your Blog

  I started blogging about a year ago and I love it. I have about eight different blogs at this time. For myself I have a couple different reasons why I like to blog. First I happened to read about blogging and how I might make some extra money. Everyone can always use some pocket change. Who knows your blog may become popular and you might make a good amount of money. The money part of things is just a part of what I do.
  As for me I like to share different things that are important to me. Some of these things are form my past and some from the present. Some are sort of a personal part of my like, while others are just hobbies of mine. Some of my blogs are about My Faith, Ham Radio, Linux and Ham Radio, Photography, Music, Electronic Component Repair, Toys, Where To Find Things Online and of course Wrestling. So as you see I have a real variety of things to write about.
  What I prefer to do is try to write at least one post a month. At first I tried to write as much as I could so I could get as much information on the internet as possible. What I did find is that I had people looking at my blogs, but not a whole lot of people. I researched on the internet and found different ways to get more people to see my blogs and posts. I found that writing a little tweet on twitter seemed to help. The next thing I did was set twitter so it put it right on my facebook account. That way all my followers, friends and other people will see my blog, post and address. I did find that it did help in getting more traffic to my websites. I do have to say that I have found that when I hit 35 to 45 posts my daily traffic did pick up somewhat.
  I found that using blogger was free and cost me nothing but some of my time. I do find that if your writing about something you like it is fairly easy to write a post. Okay so what did I do about the money part of things you may be asking. Well I looked on the internet to find out what people were doing to try and make some money. The first thing I did was make sure I had enough content and signed up for Google Adsense. Have I made much money with this you might be wondering. Well the honest answer is not very much. I have found that it takes some time for the ads to be associated with what your blog is about.
  The next two places I signed up with are Ebay Partner Network and Amazon Associates. Once again this is another item where it may take time to get a good amount of traffic to your website and people may be interested in the items you are displaying in your ads. With Amazon you don't really get accepted until something sells. It took almost a year and someone finally bought something. I finally got accepted. With Ebay Partner Network you are accepted right away and it takes time and traffic to have things sell. I did finally have someone buy something and I made a little money. There are other ways of making money with your blog, but these seem to be the common ways. My advise is if you see something thoroughly check them out by reading reviews or what ever information you can find. There are way too many scams on the internet.
  Well I hope to write about different subjects that may help in any way I can. I have always been a person who likes to help someone in any way I can and I always will. That's what my Mother and Grand Parents taught me and I will pass it to my children.
  Thank You for reading and Have A Nice Day.