Over the past couple of years we have made it a habit to reveal our income for our November-December Amazon sales but as many of our regular readers know we decided to no longer do that for various reasons. (You can read the reasons why here). However, we know that hearing about others successes is a real motivator – it helped us in the early days when we first ventured into this business and were trying to make a living from it – so we thought we might tell you about our best day on Amazon for November and a little about how December is going for us.
We mentioned in one of our recent newsletters that we saw a slow start to November for Amazon sales. Last year it took off with a bang and didn’t stop until well after Christmas. This year it looks as though a lot of people are struggling with the current economy in the US and were waiting for the sales to start in order to get a bargain.
Fortunately, however, we did see things start to pick up around mid November and we have had some record days for both earnings and orders.
Our biggest day overall for November was Cyber Monday which was surprising as I was expecting that Black Friday would have been a better day. As you can see from the stats below we did actually get more clicks on Black Friday than we did for Cyber Monday but the Cyber Monday shoppers were a little more keen to shop I guess, resulting in 263 orders for that day.
We’d love to be making over $1000 a day on a permanent basis from Amazon. It is doable of course….there’s no limit to what you can make from affiliate marketing. We just have to make it our goal for next year.
Our Year in Review
This year has been an interesting one for the both of us with a few different personal issues taking up a bit of our time particularly for Wanda. Fortunately this business allows us to take time out whenever we need or want to. This is one of the biggest benefits for making a living online – in my opinion the freedom you get is worth much more than the money.
We’ve also been caught up in a lot of different projects this year taking us away from our Amazon sites. We keep coming back to them and then for some reason get dragged away to something else. Not sure why that is because we are all for staying focused.
Our problem I think is that we want to diversify but in doing so we go back to working like we did when we first started out. In other words, we work on too many things at the one time and don’t focus enough. In a way, it has been good for us to do that as I think we needed a break from the Amazon sites. It can get a bit much doing the same things year after year so having a bit of project diversity has been fun. But if we are going to keep working on diversifying we need to focus on one thing at a time. We all know how easy that is right?? ;-)
We’re both looking forward to next year. We love this business and can’t wait to see what next year will bring. Let’s all hope that the economy picks up and we all have a happy and prosperous new year.