If you’re using Amazon as you affiliate provider you might have received the notice that starting 21st of April they will be lowering commissions by a lot. Many perceive this to be a dick move and they do seem to make it harder for affiliates every couple of years.
Those 1% really look like a fuck you if you ask me… but who knows, others may see it differently.
So, how do you guys stand? Is anyone around here doing affiliate marketing and how do you guys think this will influence the market.
As for me, I’d really love to see them get a kick in the balls even though I don’t have any deals with them. After all there are a lot of marketers who have decent to very good sites and get all the traffic. If all of them change their links towards some other site offering better commissions they will lose a lot of good traffic.
This is the end… no doubt, we need to come up with a new model, Amazon will shut down the program sooner than later, they don’t need anymore the traffic from the affiliates.
We have customers that are in panic, we explained them some possible solutions but for many won’t be doable. What @Adnan said makes sense but I don’t see it as the natural way for most of the guys doing amazon affiliate now.
What’s not dead is affiliates programs in general, but, expect more companies to follow Amazon path, and a few going on the other direction, on those we need to focus the energy now.
Yeah, probably, they’re trying last minute to find someone that doesn’t know what’s going on. Flippa has a lot of those as well, with pretty high prices, like 2-3 years of earning, good luck with that to anyone trying this now
I expect to waves of actions here, the ones nearer to Amazon will do the same, talking about companies with huge customer base, and others will try to atract afiliates to drive traffic, the problem they will have is nobody today has the inventory of Amazon and the reputation. So at a big escale there aren’t other players, my move would be to play local and to go into super small niches where you can find sellers willing to pay interesting commissions for traffic.
(Basically going back to square 1 like 10 years ago)