If you’ve been tracking my progress on eHow, you will see that the income is growing each month. The one thing that I have not accounted for in my post is the earnings that I make from affiliates as a result of my eHow articles.
The Amazon Factor
As an Amazon Associate, I periodically place links to Amazon products at the bottom of my articles. I try to find products that enhance or are related to the How To that I’ve written to make it easier for my readers to find the products or subject I’ve written about.
Not keeping close track of the relationship between my eHow/Amazon earnings, I was a little surprised the other day when I looked at my numbers to find that in addition to the eHow earnings of $166.53, I earned $13.48 in commissions from the Amazon links placed on eHow articles. Not bad for just adding a link.
Couple of How to’s on How to…
As a matter of fact, I wrote an eHow ‘How To’ on How to Increase Your Income Using eHow and How to Make Money Writing about Products Sold on Amazon that will give you more information on how I did it. Mind you, I’ve only added Amazon links to about 10% of my eHow articles. Can you imagine if I increased the percentage?
I started placing Amazon links on my eHow articles in November. When you sign up for an Amazon account, if you don’t have one already, make sure that you use a separate tracking ID that is exclusive to your eHow articles. It gives you better tracking control.
For example, I place Amazon links on my Tidbits & Stuff website, BLULOW and others. Each has its own tracking ID link so I can see where the money is coming from.
eHow Related Amazon Revenues
|Sept||$ 0.10||$ –||$ 0.10|
|Oct||$37.73||$ –||$ 37.73|
|Nov||$ 83.18||$ 4.99||$ 88.17|
|Dec||$ 41.59||$ 8.49||$ 50.08|
Here are a few things you should place on your ‘To Do’ list:
- Finish reading this post
- Click over to the Amazon Associate site and sign up.
- Always check to see if the topic of your freelance writing has an affiliate link, whether it is Amazon or some other affiliate. Not all topics have a related affiliate program, but taking an extra 10 or 15 minutes to search and sign up will add to your freelance writing financial bottom line.
Okay, you’ve got your marching orders. Go and make money!