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Become An Amazon Associate

What’s the best way to make money online? One of the sure-shot tried and tested ways is to become an amazon associate.

 

What is the Amazon Associates Program?

Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program that allows website owners and bloggers to create links and earns referral commissions when any of the website visitors clicks through and buys products from Amazon.

 

Suitable For

1. People who love to write, explain things in detail, and would like to share their knowledge and expertise with the world.

2. Best for people who already own a blog or website with some daily traffic.

 

Skills Required

1. Ability to express knowledge in writing with a simpler yet effective way.

2. Ability to persuade and convince people through the right argument and explanation.

Time Required For Becoming An Amazon Associate –
First, you should sign up for the Amazon Associate program. You’ll need to provide your website’s name while signing up.

Amazon will analyze your website, and if they find it appropriate according to their standards they will approve you as an official Amazon associate. The approval process might take 2 to 5 days.

Once you’re approved, find out the relevant products you want to promote on your blog then grab their affiliate links and insert them into your website.

 

Tips

1. Dig out relevant products – The first and most important thing is to find out the products that are relevant to your website’s or blog’s content and audience.

The more relevant the product, the better chance you’ll have of selling.

For example, promoting wristwatches on a blog that teaches people to do Yoga exercises is highly unlikely to make you any sale. But instead, if you try to promote Yoga mats, pants and books you’ll see great success.

2. Place affiliate links inside your content – Placing simple text links within the context of an article is the most effective way to get people to click your affiliate links.

People trust the body of the content on a page more than any other area of the website. Hence it is very likely that they will click on the link when it’s placed inside the content’s body.

For example, “Check out this cool [your aff link] smartwatch [/your aff link]. It has retained the position of No 1 bestseller for the last two months.”

3. Link product images to Amazon – Images play an important role in grabbing visitor’s attention.

Another simple way to get people to click on your affiliate links is to use lots of high-quality product images and make those images as clickable affiliate links.

One good thing about Amazon is that it allows you to freely use any product’s image on your website for promotional purposes.

4. Write a product review article – Doing a quality product review and writing a great article explaining all the facets of a product is another great way to generate high click-thru rates and sales.

But while doing any review make sure it is of high quality and unbiased. People shouldn’t think that you are badly trying to get them to buy the product.

A high-quality review should answer all the answers and clear confusion or reservations any potential buyer might have. Make sure your review does cover all the above-mentioned aspects.

5. Just send people to Amazon – One of the great things about Amazon is that it is very good at converting visitors into buyers.

You don’t need to follow them nor target them with ads, Amazon will do the rest for you. All you need to do is send them to Amazon.com through your affiliate link.

The great thing about this is when somebody visits Amazon.com through your link you get a percentage of anything they buy for the next 24 hours.

For example,  if one person clicks on your “Yoga Mat” affiliate link and visits Amazon.com and buys 2 wristwatches instead of a Yoga Mat within 24 hours,  you’ll get commissions for the wristwatch sales even if you didn’t promote it directly.

6. Build loyalty and trust – One major factor that will boost your sales is your reader’s’ loyalty and trust towards you and your website. Most of your sales will come to people who are loyal and repeat readers.

Readers who connect with you on a regular basis, over a long period, begin to trust you and your website. So when you make any recommendation or do a review, they are more likely to take that advice than someone who they don’t trust.

 

How To Monetize

The monetization formula is almost similar to most of the other methods discussed in this app. More people visit Amazon.com via your affiliate link and buy products, more money you make.

Amazon.com will handle all the payment and commission processing for you so you don’t need to worry about it.

 


 

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12 Comments

  • 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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