How to Convert on Amazon

Something I’ve having a hard time with is converting clicks to sales on Amazon. For example, in the first 11 days of this month, I’ve had 156 clicks, but no sales so far. I don’t include Squidoo Amazon sales in this, just my personal blogs (this one, My Life: Teaching in a Korean University, and Home Cooking in Korea). Readers: any tips?  I’m feeling frustrated!  I think I have enough of a following and enough…

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Squidoo Niche Feature: South Korea

The best niches on Squidoo are the ones that you know a lot about, but which there isn’t much competition for so that you can get lots of hits from Google. One of my niches, South Korea fits these criteria perfectly. I’ve lived in Korea for the past 10 years and there really isn’t that much English language tourist information, since it’s kind of off the beaten track for the “Western” world and it’s certainly…

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Amazon Affiliate: what to sell

Amazon pays around a 4-6% commission on the products that you sell, which is quite low compared to other programs out there. Although I sell lots of ESL textbooks and ESL teacher training type books through my blog: My Life: Teaching in a Korean University, it doesn’t really add up to any substantial amount at the end of the month because all those sales are $15-40 or so. The things that can really make you…

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New Online Venture: Home Cooking in Korea

One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. I’ve talked about it before on this blog how cooking is an essential part of living a frugal lifestyle so this new blog I’ve started goes along with the frugal living theme quite well. Basically, I take pictures of what I cook at home, give a basic introduction of the dish, where I got all the ingredients and then a basic description of how to cook it, along…

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Affiliate Feature: Agoda

The other day, I was booking a room for my upcoming trip to Seoul and I was using the site that I always use: Agoda. I’m a very dedicated Agoda user for various reasons and would be happy promoting them, and I thought to myself, “I wonder if they have an Affiliate Program?”  As it turns out, they sure do and it’s quite generous.  Unfortunately, my application got rejected, probably because I don’t have a website…

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Friends on a Budget: is it Possible?

Building Passive Income: 2 Main Factors 1. Living frugally so that you have more money to invest in things like dividend paying stocks. 2. Putting the time in to develop the passive income streams through building websites, books, Iherb, Amazon, etc. Going Out in South Korea Usually Involves Drinking Living in South Korea as an expat (I’m originally from Canada), one of the things that frustrates me is that “going out” usually involves hitting up…

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Why I’m using WordPress for this blog (and not Blogger)

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I’ve been a faithful Blogger user for years and have had this very popular blog on that platform since 2008. My Life: Teaching in a Korean University. So, it goes without saying that I definitely know the ins and outs of blogger and that I generally like it.  It’s extremely easy to add Amazon and other affiliate links (with the widgets: add HTML option), and of course, they support Google Adsense (Blogger is owned by…

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Iherb Affiliate Program

Iherb: A Company That I LOVE I think that affiliate marketing can be a very valuable way to build passive income and it’s an area I’d like to explore more, with more affiliates and more niche websites.  However, I would NEVER recommend something that I don’t personally know and love because it’s just not my style. Iherb is one of those things that I just sort of fell into without even really knowing it had…

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