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  • Ashley

    I  like the idea that you don’t actually have to store or ship products using this amazon affiliate method of making money online. It does seem like it would be slow going, as you said the commission percentage is quite low  Would it make sense to focus on higher-priced items for profit-making purposes? 

     What are some examples of some successful Amazon affiliate websites that are around today?  

    Also, how do you get an actual store on Amazon?  (I have seen some people with a store on Amazon that basically just lists products they frequently advertise in their niche, but they are not the actual sellers of these products.)  Sorry, I am not sure if that question makes sense, but it is something I have wondered about for a long time. 

    Thanks for the help 

    • Aps

      Yes, Ashley, focusing on higher-priced items on your website would certainly get you higher commissions and thus higher profits. 

      Literally, all blogging websites are Amazon affiliate websites in the sense that we all advertise Amazon products on our sites, and if a visitor clicks on it, he/she would unwittingly give us a commission if they purchased something. And it’s a 24-hour cookie for anything bought. 

      Not having a product, but having a store for it nevertheless… that’s called dropshipping. Cool model for earning profits. 

  • Lyne

    Very detailed this article about Amazon Affiliate. I Like that you finish with some questions & answers, it gives people a great review of the post. Thank you for sharing such a great review.
    Lyne

  • YVONNE

    Hi Aparna
    Thank you for writing this post. I am a member of Amazon, again, and I would like to know more about this topic, so I have saved your post to reread it and check that I am following all the steps necessary for success.

  • Tom

    Hey,

    This is an interesting article. I have heard about Amazon Associates obviously and you see it advertised on Amazon. But, I didn’t really look into it or took any interest in it. But, coming across your article has really inspired me to look into this and see if I can make some money with it.

    I will let you know if I do and if I have any issues or questions that you can help with then I will get in touch with you.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,

    Tom

  • Femi

    Hi Ron!

    Thanks a lot for sharing such valuable information.

    Knowing many Amazon affiliates, I think it is one of the most effective and convenient ways to earn revenue from your website. If you are well equipped with proper knowledge and certain technicalities, the chances of failure are minimal.

    However, when it comes to product reviews, some people focus all their energy on describing the product benefits. This ‘salesy” way of promoting any product can really annoy the readers. Marketing is not about describing all the pros; you should be able to sell the product by telling its cons as well.

    Cheers
    Femi

  • C.N.

    Thank you so much for this fantastic article, Ron! As an Amazon Associate, I find that it’s one of the easiest ways to garner revenue for your website, though it does present unique challenges for me. My website is dedicated to rewriting Bible stories, and as such, I usually put links within my posts or as image ads around my posts. Product reviews don’t fit into my website’s framework, but I have been able to garner a few sales nonetheless (if only Amazon offered larger commissions. though. Haha). I find that combining Amazon with other streams of revenue (such as Google Ads, for instance) works best for me. Nonetheless, becoming an Amazon Associate is definitely an option! God bless you!

  • Christine

    I also became an Amazon associate and their program is very userfriendly. I love that I can use their images which already have their affiliate links. Amazon affiliate links in photos make your website look attractive, I think 🙂

  • Tam

    Thank you for your post.

    It is useful to know that we can make pictures become clickable affiliate links. I was only aware of embedding affiliate links to words within an article. Nice visual presentation is actually a great way to attract customers; one simple beautiful picture can beat a long article with too many descriptive words.

    I applied to be Amazon associate before but I did not have a website back then. Probably it is good to re-apply now.

    Regards,

    Tam.

  • Diane

    Amazon is certainly a good choice for new affiliates to learn the program. They make it easy with the links and images they provide with a simple copy and paste. However, lately they have changed the commission schedule. I do miss the 8% on some items that are now 1-3%. While I understand they also exist to make money, it does seem a little less than nice to reduce commissions when the economy is having issues, too. But as an independent business, they certainly have that option.

    For now, I continue with Amazon while also researching other online companies to work with, too.

  • Diane

    Amazon is certainly a good choice for new affiliates to learn the program. They make it easy with the links and images they provide with a simple copy and paste. However, lately they have changed the commission schedule. I do miss the 8% on some items that are now 1-3%. While I understand they also exist to make money, it does seem a little less than nice to reduce commissions when the economy is having issues, too. But as an independent business, they certainly have that option.

    For now, I continue with Amazon while also researching other online companies to work with, too.

  • evansese

    thank you so much for sharing such an insightful post on the Amazon Associates program…The Amazon Associates Program is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world that helps content creators, publishers, and website owners monetize their traffic…. Not only do Associates earn commission on products they refer traffic to, they may also earn on other products their readers may purchase on Amazon…

    really an insightful review. thanks for sharing

  • Stephanie

    I signed up for the Amazon Affiliate Program about 5 months ago but sadly was declined for not reaching the necessary sales that I was required to provide. My website was barely getting any traffic so it was a little hard. After that, I reapplied and after about 4 days I received an email that my Amazon Affiliate account was approved because I have reached the necessary sales which actually blew my mind how in 4 days I actually made around 9 sales! 

    • admin

      Amazon Affiliates offers about 6% and thats not so great. But their reach is huge and that’s the real draw. I mean, i literally buy everything off Amazon.  

  • Nimrodngy

    Wow, this is a great article. I have been an Amazon partner for about a year and I can say that it helped me earn some passive income. Through an affiliate marketing program I created a website and here I promote various products from Amazon.
    The commissions offered by Amazon helped me enjoy some training and now I am learning to become a successful entrepreneur. I would like to share your article with some friends who also want to become partners. Wish you all the best!

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