4/8/08 - Amazon purchases

Quite some time ago, I found out about Amazon's associates program. It's a simple setup, very similar to Google Adsense, except you have more control over what shows up and you can actually put the links in the context of your posts. Of course, with Google Adsense, I make money (about $.02 a click) anytime the links are clicked.

With Amazon.com I only see a return when someone clicks the link I have provided here. I have also put the link in the top right hand corner of the website where I link to other websites that I frequent. Another thing that I do, is that when I review a product, or mention a movie, book or other product, I try to link to the item using a special linking code Amazon provides me. By clicking on those links and purchasing the item, I make money that way as well. Currently, it's only 4% on purchases, but hey, it all adds up.

In summary, if you are going to be doing some online shopping through Amazon, I just ask that you really try to remember to use the link at the top of my page to get to Amazon's homepage and then shop from there. I don't believe that you can bookmark that particular page, I think you have to come through OrtOrt.com each time.


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