I postponed getting an amazon account, and using it, because payout is by check and cashing a check on mainland Europe is difficult. However, these days I do make a fair bit through amazon, though I still prefer using the Squidoo modules for practical reasons.
Whether I recommend you to use amazon really depends on how well you are doing sales wise. I would not start out spreading out this way: Squidoo stats are way more useful than amazon stats unless you go through a lot of trouble. Those stats are essential, especially at first.
I think it depends on how much you sell. If you don sell much, I believe it is better to use the Squidoo Air Jordan 6 Rings ID because of the low checking out. Also, Squidoo has a maxed out rate with Amazon, while you may have the lowest one (4%) if you only sell a few items every months.
The only time I like to use my own ID is when I use a big picture. I wish Squidoo had a bigger picture in the Amazon spotlight module. If I build my lens around one specific item (like for the quests about must have items), the spotlight image is too small.
As others said, it shouldn be too difficult for you to get an Amazon ID anyway, so maybe you could get one and experience with it.
If you decide to add your own Amazon affiliate links start on very low ranking lenses first, that way you have nothing to lose. Taking out the Amazon modules may cause your lenses to go down in rank so don add them to top lenses at first. Just test it slowly.
Your lensrank will go down on lenses that have clickouts on your affiliate sales links because even though you still get the lensrank boost from the clickout, you will not get it if the person buys through your affiliate Air Jordan Future link. Making a sale through the amazon module will give you a lensrank boost. If it makes money for Squidoo you get a lensrank boost. Several of my best sales lenses are not in any tiers so adding my own affiliate to these lenses is worth it. hasn been worth it. It easier faster, more streamlined using the Squidoo modules.
I know I could make more $$ eventually if I used my own ID but my Amazon earnings just don make it worthwhile and probably won for a long time, if ever. My paycheck isn 100% from Squidoo Amazon type modules anyway I do all my stuff through an affiliate network using text modules and thats where I earn my biggest $$. Sell 31 products and you get up to 6.5%. With Squidoo modules no matter how many you sell you are always constricted to 2.25% (or somewhere thereabout). So like I said above, if you are hardly making any sales at the moment, then yes, sticking to the Squidoo modules is worth it. But when you sell more, a difference between 2.25% and let say 6% can give you quite a nice sum of kaching in your pockets.
And believe me when I create a link to Amazon it just maybe a few seconds more than if I had pulled the link within the Squidoo Amazon module.
Don get me wrong I have Squidoo Amazo modules pretty much on each of my lenses, I just Air Jordan Fusion 5 don make them my primary way of selling at Amazon. And I still do get quite get quite a lot of sales through Squidoo as well I guess I just learned a particular balance that works well Nike Air Foamposite One for my lenses.
On the other hand, it true if you not selling with your affiliate account enough to get at least $100 (the mininum for payout at Amazon), then Squidoo is the more convenient option because you get paid by Paypal every month, no matter how much you sold. Of Air Jordan 7s course if you haven sold enough for one month, the $ amount you earned for that month will roll over to the next.
Btw, here is the official breakdown on how much you have to sell per month to get to each
(official link, no affiliate link or anything)Edited to say look at the Advertising Fee Rates for General Products table on that page, that what we use.