Amazon affiliate marketing, Is it for you?
How to Earn Extra Income with Amazon Affiliate
Have you ever heard of affiliate marketing? If you are here, I would assume you have the idea of this marketing strategy and you want to generate revenue by using this tool.
But before I shed the light on how to earn extra income with Amazon. I would like to give you a brief intro to the Amazon affiliate program, called Amazon Associates.
I will spare the efforts of explaining ‘why to choose’ Amazon associate. I bet you have done your homework regarding the potential benefits of Amazon affiliate Marketing such as,
- Trustworthy Brand
- Easy Startup Process
- Earn High Commissions
- Earn Commission on Additional Purchases
- Make optimal use of the Festive Season
This program allows you to earn 4 to 8.5 percent or more on purchases made using a special link on your
- Facebook page
- YouTube channel
- Social media influencer
And if you own any of the above-mentioned commodities, you can use Amazon Associate for free. It’s very easy to use. And you can earn your referral fee by advertising products from Amazon.com.
You can do it by
- Creating an account on Amazon associate
- Mention your website, blog, app, Facebook or a YouTube channel
- Generate the links of the products you want to advertise on your site
- When a customer clicks the link and buys a product from Amazon. You get your referral fees.
Making a 6-digit figure with Affiliate marketing?
It’s easy said than done! You must have heard people making 6-digit figures through amazon affiliates. But that’s not how the story goes. In the beginning, you won’t start making money through Amazon’s affiliate marketing.
It’s a step by step approach. You must focus on your blog or a site with aims at increasing the traffic. For that, you need to build trust between you and your readers. Then this affiliate marketing is for you.
This is only possible when you share
- Authentic information
- Unbiased content
- Use Need-based strategy to promote the product
- Give your genuine reviews about products
Please, never let internet stories fool you into emptying your pockets. So, you could buy a domain, hire a web designer or employ the services of a graphic designer. Only to be disappointed in the end that the money you are making isn’t enough to fill your stomach.
Always follow your passion:
Passions can be what you need in your life to earn money. I have heard stories of people following their dreams and earning money. Like how could the love of food lead my fellow blogger to earn thousands?
The pool of passion never dries off. It will generate numerous, fun and authentic content. And that’s what your reader needs from you to develop their trust in your recommendations.
Before you make your channel or a Facebook page etc. Always do what you love to do. It can be baking, reading, painting, or writing. The possibilities are endless! This way you will develop a successful site with billion of viewers.
You can always start by making your Website:
It’s better to make your own. Even if you have money to buy a domain. It’s not difficult to do and it will be free of cost. Time-consuming but it would be worth your efforts. Because the end product will be according to your requirements. That’s why I don’t recommend buying a domain. Just make your own, buddy!
- The first thing you need to do is to learn the basic HTML language. You can easily find the tutorials on YouTube. Don’t learn the whole language, just know
- how images are inserted
- how to create hyperlinks
- how to do text formatting
- Choose an appropriate domain name:
When you are choosing the name of your website. Don’t chain yourself in getting a unique name. it doesn’t need to be clever, elaborate or artistic. It needs to be Keyword-rich. Use common words which most of us use during an online search. Then people can find your site pretty easily.
- It’s time to register your domain
You can not earn from a site that is not registered. It will be considered bogus and will be completely erased. But, don’t let this fear guide you. And you rush to register your domain with expensive companies.
You can use any of these cheap Domain companies for registration such as
Now we are ready to launch our website. So officially, we have planted our sapling. the next step is to give it an ample amount of sunlight and water. That’s possible by
- Sharing quality content
- Promoting the website
- Coordinating with other influencers
- Making an amazon affiliate account
- Share a product link
- Voila, your first referral fee in your bank account
More of a blog person? Let’s make it then
Here comes my most favorite part. Because I just love blogs. It’s super fun and easy to make. I hope you will enjoy the process of making one as much as I do. I started by making an account on WordPress.com
Just download it and follow the instructions. To ‘pop up’ your blog from the rest. You can use various template designs available at WordPress.com. You may take your time deciding what theme you want to follow. It makes it easier for you to choose your desire template. Put your efforts while designing because you would want to leave a good impression on your user. Because users are very skeptical about the appearance!
If you want to organize your content, always create subcategories. This makes easy for people to search and find your blog.
Before you promote your blog. Always make sure you have a good amount of content and traffic. This helps in accelerating the process of earning from Amazon Affiliate marketing.
To give you an example, I write about art in my blog. My medium is oil painting and dry pastels. So, whenever I write about dry pastels or oil painting techniques. I usually share the product link of brushes of various sizes and shapes which I normally use from amazon. So, my readers can buy the brushes which they need. And this way I can earn from affiliate marketing.
Don’t want to make a website or a blog? But still want that referral money!
Many of us don’t have a blog or a web site. And I bet the majority of you aren’t planning to have one. This is what you can do to earn from Amazon marketing when you don’t have a blog or a website.
You can set up a Facebook page. I won’t elaborate on how easy it is to set a page, maintain it and keep the people visiting it.
If you are reading it and you are a home-based business owner. I can say with arms crossed that it can be your first platform to earn extra cash from amazon. You must have a Facebook page, right. Just register yourself at amazon affiliates. Share the product links and keep the money rolling over you. If you are not good at this. You may hire a content manager or a writer for this purpose
You don’t need to be a business owner to use the Facebook page to earn from Amazon. You can utilize it the same way many of us use the blog to get dollars from Amazon.
Sharpened your saw, now earn extra!
It is safe to say that we are finally done with baking the cake. Let’s proceed to the next step. That is having a taste of your hard work. The long nights you spend on building your site, traffic, and viewers. From earning too few dollars to thousands of dollars through product promotion. Our next focus is to prevent this source from drying up. As I have previously mentioned the steps of being an Amazon affiliate. So, I won’t elaborate on this part.
- Regularly post the links to increase the earning:
If you can not post regularly. Set up a time limit for yourself. You can post the links twice or thrice in the week
- Try to share links of various products over time. Do a variety of product’s promotion
It will bring more revenue when you will be covering multiple products like cellphones, gardening tools or paint brushes
- Apart from posting referral links on your blog, website or YouTube channel. You can send information using your links via email to your social circle.
- Promote the products that are above 100 dollars. The expensive the products the more you earn from referrals
- Use Amazon Associate links to start promoting products a few weeks before holiday seasons such as Christmas, New year and thanksgivings. As people tend to buy more in these seasons.
- Make sure to write genuine and detail product reviews. This will help you earn the viewers’ trust. And you will have a bunch of loyal customers following after you.
- Keep on updating your content:
Never bore your audience by feeding the same content over and over again. Bring diversity and hippiness in your writings about promotions.