Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CONTINUED GIVING, Back to School...

Back in May, I posted a HEARTFELT REQUEST, asking Amazon.comusers to consider going through the Amazon search tool in the right-hand column of my blog when going to Amazon to search or purchase anything. Through using the search box on my blog (or any of the books listed below it), I'm earning a small percentage (4-15%) on most products & I'm passing this small amount of money on to my little sister, who is trying to pick herself up (w/ her 4 kids) after a nasty divorce to an unstable guy. It's not alot of money, but every little bit helps! (right now she is dealing w/ a painful tooth that needs a root canal & crown or needs to be pulled NOW... no dental insurance!) Last month I earned $24, but that was from maybe 5 people going through my links (thank you!), imagine what we could earn for her by YOU using these links & by passing this info on to all of your friends & family.

I just added a couple of Back to School ads on the top of my blog's right-hand column... right now Amazon is promoting Back to School Savings AND a FREE 1 year Amazon Prime account (free 2 day shipping on text books & millions of other items) to College students joining their free Amazon Student program. (I have an Amazon Prime account & LOVE IT!) You can click on those ads & purchase ANYTHING, not just school supplies, & a percentage of your purchase might qualify for this program. (you won't get any info of what my earnings were... this is supposed to be a silent earning program for people who use their links on their blogs & websites)

THANK YOU, so much, for considering helping my little sister out!!

Clicking on any of the links throughout this post (except for the first one) will take you to Amazon through my account.

~ Julie

If you want details on what kinds of products earn what kinds of percentages, here you go:

How are fees calculated in the Performance Fee Structure?

The Performance plan allows you to earn higher advertising fees as you increase the number of shipped items generated through your links. You earn an advertising rate from 4% to 15% on items shipped by Amazon or third-party sellers in the following categories:
  • Amazon Video on Demand
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Automotive
  • Automotive
  • Baby
  • Beauty
  • Books
  • Camera & Photo (Consumer Electronics advertising-fee rates)
  • Cell Phones & Service (phones only, not plans)
  • Computers
  • DVD
  • Electronics (Consumer Electronics advertising-fee rates)
  • Gourmet Food
  • Grocery
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Kitchen & Housewares
  • Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Pet Supplies
  • Software
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Toys & Games
  • Video
  • Video Games
Both Amazon and third-party items count toward your total shipped items, which determines your advertising rate. As you move from one level to the next, the advertising rate in the new, higher level will be applied to all items shipped during the month. For example, if you refer 100 shipped items in a given month, you will be in the third level and earn 6.50% on all general products and flat fees on other product categories (e.g., 4.00% on CE Products), whether shipped or sold by Amazon or a third party, shipped during that month (subject to any caps set forth in the Operating Agreement).
See the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule for a chart detailing the advertising fee rates in the both Performance fee structure.

Fixed Advertising Fee Rates for Specific Product Categories
Electronic Products: 4%, Amazon MP3 Products: 10%, Amazon Video on Demand Products: 10%, Products: 15%, Gift Cards Redeemable on the Amazon site: 6%

Volume-Based Advertising Fee Rates for General Products
1-6 items: 4%, 7-30 items: 6%, 31-110 items: 6.5%, 111-320 items: 7%, etc....

Caps: Personal computers (both desktops and laptops) have advertising fees capped at $25, and Amazon Video On Demand as well as Amazonmp3 products are capped at $1.50 per item.


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