Monday, August 02, 2010

KINDLE AMAZON ASSOCIATE EARNINGS DROP FROM 10% TO PERFORMANCE %

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%
3131 + 8.50%

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.

1 comment:

Ross said...

I just set up a blog reviewing the kindle with the hope of making some money from amazon by refering people. I didn't realise the associate earnings were so low until I read your post :(

http://kindle-amazon.blogspot.com/

Paula Neal Mooney