Some people asked me earlier when I started affiliate advertising to share how well or poorly it worked out. The answer is that is resulted in roughly $100 in revenue for January, plus some spare change in December, which is pretty solid, especially considering that my traffic isn’t all that high. I only reviewed four books for the whole month (although I linked to some others also). It’s about 5x what I thought it would be for the first month, so that’s nice. That’s off of over $1,500 in purchases.
I way prefer this to begging for donations, but I expect to have my first book out soon…ish… and this works well with that, so I have no plans to switch to that.
The bulk of it came in from books of various kinds, some home goods, the odd piece of furniture,tools, and a couple Kindles. I am not likely to branch out into those categories, but it’s interesting to see some of the kinds of things that my readers are buying.
If there’s a particular book you want me to review, or are an author, e-mail me your suggestions.