Amazon affiliate: Beginner’s guide to make money online
Start your online venture with Amazon affiliate marketing program and foster leverage income to earn more than $1000
Every people need to earn some extra money in their spare time to meet their financial needs.
There are so many ways to make extra money and one of the best ways was Amazon affiliate program being used by many people worldwide.
This article will explain you about step by step process involved in this affiliate marketing, world’s first online affiliate marketing company launched in 1996, as Amazon associates.
So far, this is one of the best monetization methods that help to monetize your blog to make money online.
Amazon program was also called as the best alternative for Google Ad Sense.
If you start a blog for money and failed or banned by Google Ad Sense, then you can look to monetize your blog with Amazon Affiliate Program.
It is the biggest marketplace in the world, where still many marketers and big companies use Amazon to sell their products or services.
Commission Junction, Share a Sale, Flipkart, Snap deal also were in the field of Affiliate marketing, but none can beat Amazon.
Because they pay you up to 12% as your affiliate commission for every sale you are making.
Let go a deep walk to read a complete review about Amazon program that holds a very lucrative income method for bloggers.
Table of Contents
This article has been divided into following sections for ease of use for my blog readers.
1.) Why choose Amazon affiliate marketing?
2.) How does Amazon program Work?
2.1.) Join their affiliate program
2.2.) Advertise their affiliate products
2.3.) Earn commissions
3.) Monetize your blog with Amazon affiliate marketing
4.) Beginner’s Guide to making money from Amazon
5.) Other methods of monetization
6.) How do they pay our commissions?
7.) Increase your Amazon affiliate-program earnings
8.) Advantages of working with Amazon
1.) Why choose Amazon affiliate marketing?
Amazon affiliate marketing is the second best alternative for Google Ad Sense to monetize your blog and to make money online.
It is one of the easiest ways to earn online from your blog without investment through blogging.
Because Blogging is the only way of lucrative long term income.
I have explained in another article about:
How to create a blog for making money?
Step by step guide to starting making money from affiliate marketing?
This affiliate program works on very simple strategy:
1.) You redirecting your blog visitor to Amazon Sales page
2.) Your visitor makes a purchase.
3.) You will get a commission for the sale.
Amazon associates come up with a best residual income program called affiliate marketing or referral marketing.
I have previously explained in depth over why choose affiliate-marketing-business to make money online?
Amazon has already established a brand and have millions of merchants been already in their program.
They have their own state of the art software which will automate all process involved after making an order (Processing, payment verification from a customer, packing, shipping, delivering).
There is no need to take responsibility for sales after payment process as it will be taken care by the merchants.
You will be paid your aforesaid sale commission whenever a sale was made.
2.) How does Amazon program Work?
This program works on very simple ethics and includes only three stages where you will get your money in your bank account,
- 2.1.) Join their program
- 2.2.) Advertise their products
- 2.3.) Earn commissions
2.1.) Join their affiliate program:
It’s free and easy to join in simple steps.
Complete the registration form by signing up.
Submit your application for approval.
2.2.) Advertise their affiliate products:
Once your application was approved, start making money by displaying their affiliate’s product’s on your blog.
Choose from over million products that were suitable for your blog niche.
2.3.) Earn commission for every sale:
Earn up to 12% commission from affiliates advertising fees.
Earn referral sales commission from all qualified products from their E-store not just for the product you advertised in your blog.
To start this lucrative program, you need to have developed your own blog on a certain trending niche.
Must have a steady flow of traffic for your blog from search engines and other sources.
Without a blog, it’s a bit difficult to start making money from Amazon but there are GURU’s who have already harvested a huge income potential from affiliate programs without having a Blog.
But my suggestion, why would we need to go in a difficult way either we have one easy way.
Start blogging now to monetize it for making money through affiliate programs.
Amazon has their business worldwide and for every country, the registration methods vary.
You should Sign up on your country portal,
If your blog targets for an audience from the United States, then you should have to Sign up for Amazon US program.
If your blog visitors are from India, then you should Sign up for Amazon India program.
For each country, they have their country based portal and you should sign up based on your Geographical users.
3.) Monetize your blog with Amazon affiliate marketing:
To start making money online from Amazon marketing program, you need to have your own blog on a popular niche with a decent flow of traffic from search engines and other sources.
After this, copy and paste the referral HTML code in your blog pages and convert your blog visitors into customers and make money.
Every time I use to say every online need a setup and starting procedure in order to get success.
Just starting a program will not give you success, you have to track your campaign properly.
A very first step is to register with Amazon associate program.
As said earlier, register based on your own country portal or visitor’s geographic location and registration process will vary with country location.
Here, I will guide you through the Registration Process in India because my blog visitors were mostly from India.
Register an Amazon India account by clicking this link.
Now you will be taken to Amazon India portal.
You are at the door step of your success.
Registration is your KEY.
Now, Click Join for Free will take you to the new page where you will be asked to enter your Email ID and choose an option as “I am a new customer”.
Press “Sign in using our secure server”.
In the next screen, you have to enter your name, Email ID once again and choose a secure password to access your Amazon account.
Once you have completed all fields click Create Account.
The next step is to get text links, banners, or widgets for the products you want to promote on your site.
Select the product based on your niche,
If you have a review blog for latest electronic gadgets, then choose products from those categories.
Similarly, if you run a music or movie blog, then get widget codes for selling DVD’s, CDs for movies or songs album etc.
If your product was different to your site niche, then you won’t get conversions, I mean visitors won’t purchase anything from your site.
4.) Beginner’s Guide to making money from Amazon:
There are four stages involved in your registration with Amazon.
You have to provide them your real residential address for communication, where you will promote your affiliate products either website and/or blog, or Mobile App or any other way.
Next, you have to complete your profile where you need to explain detailly where you promote, how you promote, which products you will promote etc.
Once you completed this will give you a unique Associate ID which will be used to track your referral links performance.
Your application will be taken into consideration once you fill all those details required by them. An editorial team will review your application manually. Once your application was approved you will be notified via your communication email in your account.
Now, it means you can start monetizing your blog with them.
Now let us see the process of filling an application form for an associate account.
After completing your registration form, you have to log in to your account using your username and password provided at the time of your registration.
In the first screen, you have to add your list of Website and/or Blog URL (or) Mobile App URL where you will promote your affiliate products.
After completing this field, click Next.
The next page was called as Profile page, you have to explain clearly by answering all the fields.
1.) Choose your own preferred associates the ID (It should be unique) and explain the purpose of them.
Next, select your blog topic (Choose all related topic applicable).
2.) Now the select type of Amazon items you want to list for promotion.
3.) After that select your Website type (blog or review site or information site etc.)
4.) Now, you have to tell them how you bring traffic to your blog.
There already listed the different sources of traffic and you just have to select all applicable sources.
5.) Next, they have few questions which are about your Off-page SEO activities and your intention for choosing this program.
Answer all their question and complete captcha.
6.) You should accept to their terms and conditions to participate in their program.
Once done, review once again and click Finish.
Wow, you have completed your application process and your application was submitted for review.
Your application will be reviewed after you have referred for the first sale in their platform.
Congratulations, your Amazon associate account is ready.
Don’t forget to complete your Tax information as it is mandatory as per Indian Income tax department.
All payments from Amazon will pay after deducting TDS from your earnings.
Log in to your account dashboard and look for “Product Linking” tab in the navigation menu.
It is located at the top of the screen.
Choose product linking >> product links.
Now, make a search in their store to find the suitable product to display in your blog page for monetization.
You will get search results and now you have to choose one product to share.
Just click “Get link” button to get HTML codes to display.
In the next page, you will the code to display. But if you want to customize its look and appearance you can do so in that page itself and preview the same.
But if you want to customize its look and appearance you can do so in that page itself and review the same.
After wards, copy the HTML code and paste into your blog page.
The process is over. You have completed choosing the right product for promotion on your blog page. Now, move on working to get traffic to your blog.
When visitors come to your site and click on this banner ad and if he/she makes a purchase means you will get a commission.
It’s not necessary that your will be paid for the product you promoted here, but you will get commission for any purchase with in 24hours from the click through this Banner Code. A best part in Amazon.
Because there is a tracking cookie placed which will be active until 24hrs and monitor all purchase made during that time.
5.) Other methods of monetization:
Apart from product links, there are others ways such as Displaying Banners on various for the products instead of product links.
Banners are available on various sizes of 300 x 250, 728 x 90, 160 x 600, 300 x 600.
You can add in line text links in between the article contents to make more sales.
Text links are also coming in various options such as Links to your target product, links to search results, link to any Amazon sales page.
Monetize your Amazon program by displaying sales widgets which are also available.
Three types of widgets are:
- Display my favorites,
- Carousel Widgets,
- Slideshow widgets.
You can choose which one will most suitable for your website.
Selecting a right widget will help you to get more sales.
6.) How do they pay our commissions?
Amazon India will pay their affiliates through direct Bank transfer (NEFT) method or Cheque.
For this, you have to add your Pancard and bank account details in your Amazon account.
All your payments will be processed after 60days from the date of your sale, because of Amazon’s exclusive 30day money back guarantee to their customers.
If you made a sale on January you will be paid in late March same year.
For sales made on February will be paid on late April.
Payments will be processed once you reached a minimum of Rs.1000 in your account.
They process payment after 15th and it will reach your bank account in next 4 – 5 business working days.
Still, if you have some queries about their payment methods, you can get updated by yourself here.
All your payments will be approved after deducting necessary tax (TDS – Tax Deducted at Source)
7.) Increase your Amazon affiliate-program earnings:
Here I found some methods useful for you to increase your revenue from their affiliate program,
- Build links for many different products:
Amazon program will pay you for all purchase made by your blog visitors and not just for the product you referred.
If a visitor visiting Amazon website through your referral link from your blog, a tracking cookie with your referral ID will be placed in their browser cookie.
It is valid for next 24hrs and will track all purchases from that visitor.
You will earn for all that purchases and also from repeated purchases during that 24hrs.
The most important thing is to get people to Amazon sales page through your own referral link.
- Monetize your personal Emails:
When sending emails to others, append your Amazon referral link to the footer of the Email.
You can even use your newsletter emails when sending updates to your blog visitors.
If you want to buy anything from Amazon ask your friends or neighbors to give their referral link for purchase.
Ask them to do the same, so that you both will mutually benefit to each other.
Widgets are the great source to promote affiliate products on blog or website.
Create a widget and add it to your blog template as it will display site wide and will reap chances of more sales.
Place your widget on your blog side bar as a template which will give you more conversions.
- Advertise product over $100:
As told, earlier, you will get from 4% to 12% as referral commission.
If a sale of value $100 was made through your blog and its advertising fee was 10% means you will get $10 commission.
Similarly, if you promoted a product of value $10 means you will get only $1.
- Update widget with lists:
Most online marketers will update their products data base and as a blog owner update your widget list with new products every quarter or month.
This will increase your sales.
- Promote seasonal products:
You will get higher sales during any festival seasons.
So, think of starting an event blogging for festivals such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween etc. to get more sales over other months.
Respect search engines and do keyword research.
Write quality articles and promote your content virally will get you more visitors every day.
More visitors, more sales, more commission.
8.) Advantages of working with Amazon:
- Registration with them was completely free and requires no investment ever.
- Whenever you send a customer to Amazon sales page, your affiliate link will be presented in their URL.
After whenever they make any purchases, you will earn a commission.
- Your referral URL will be valid up to 24hrs once your blog visitor landed on their sales page.
- The best part is, it’s not necessary that your customer should buy only the products been referred by you.
On whatever product purchase they make, you will get paid.
- Simply, just send more visitors to their sales page and make a commission whenever a sale has been made.
- For every sale, you will get from 4% to 12% as referral commission depending on the products.
Amazon affiliate marketing is here to stay, build and monetize blogs through their affiliate links and it is a safe-bet when compared to other online money making opportunities.
The business model was proven success for many years and made many millionaires around the world and still making.
Now it’s your turn to dig deep into its potential growth and use it for your own welfare.
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