KINDLE AMAZON ASSOCIATE EARNINGS DROP FROM 10% TO PERFORMANCE %Updated correction: I realize now that if you use the Performance Structure (All Categories except Consumer Electronics) payout on Amazon Associates like I do -- your Kindle sales will pay out at a rate of 4% to 8.5% -- depending on how many total items you sell that month:
|1 - 6||4.00%|
|7 - 30||6.00%|
|31 - 110||6.50%|
|111 - 320||7.00%|
|321 - 630||7.50%|
|631 - 1570||8.00%|
|1571 - 3130||8.25%|
Here's praying for over 3,131 items sold monthly!
Perhaps I was out to lunch when Amazon.com announced they were dropping the Amazon Associate referral fees for the Amazon.com Kindle from 10% to 6.5% for each Kindle sold.
Amazon probably sent an email to us associates telling us about the referral fee drop. (Man was that sweet that time God led me to do a fast for several days and get offline -- and when I'd gotten back online after a week, I was amazed to see I'd made more than $3,500 from selling Kindles.)
Now, thankfully, coming off some more intimate time with Him, I noticed I sold some $139 Kindles -- and even an $189 Kindle -- so naturally I wanted to see if us Amazon Associates still make 10% per Kindle sold.
Turns out sometime before June 2010, the referral fee for Kindles dropped to 6.5% from 10% for associates.
I guess Amazon.com figured 10% was too much of a cut -- but at least 6.5% is better than the 4% they pay for "electronics" category stuff. Glad Kindles fall into their own "Kindle Hardware" category on Amazon. And thank the Lord that these new $139 and $189 are loved by customers and selling well.
I'm excited about actually getting a book listed on Amazon.com -- publish, promote and prosper -- and then making sure when I write about it to use Amazon affiliate links so as to not throw money away.