This weekend I had a small, but significant, breakthrough on my site! I made my first sale as an Amazon Associate! Quite honestly, one sale is pretty piddly, but it's the hopeful beginning of a way to bring in a bit of income on my site.
As a book lover, I had already intended to talk about books that I love, am currently reading, and to write book reviews in my blog. As an associate, I can create a product link each time I reference a book in my blog. I also have images of my recommended books in my sidebar, which I will rotate every month or so. If anyone clicks on my book links, they are taken to Amazon, and if they purchase the book, I make a commission. It's not a lot, but it will add up over time.
For those of you with blogs where you are already sharing your favorite books or current reading material, this is a great way to bring in a bit of extra income (click here for more money making ideas) through just a little bit of extra effort. Visit their site to find out more about the program.