How To Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Marketing

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Hello Wealth Builders!

Today, I will try to once again add value to your life by teaching you the thing that I know on how to make money with Amazon Affiliate Marketing!

Here are the things that we will learn about: first, what is Amazon  Associates, how to join it and how to use it. We will also learn if it is really possible to make money

Cool Facts About Amazon

On July 4, 1994, Amazon.com started as an online bookstore.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon became a public company with an IPO of $18/share

On Jan 7, 2019, it became the world’s most valuable public company valued at $797 billion versus Microsoft’s, former number 1 public company,  $784 billion value

Also on Jan 7, 2019, Jeff Bezos has now a net worth of $105.1 billion and probably overtaken Bill Gates for good

Today, you will learn of many ways how to make money off Amazon.com.

Topics For Today

Today, we will learn how to make money off Amazon.com through affiliate marketing but before we go there, we must first understand what affiliate marketing is. Once we have the basic idea, we will then learn how to join Amazon Associates, Amazon.com’s affiliate program. Finally, I will show you two ways on how to use Amazon Associates so you can start making money as soon as possible!

How To Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

There are lots of ways to make money from Amazon such as self-publishing books and selling it on Kindle, finding freelance work at Mechanical Turk, selling hand made items at Amazon Handmade, or even trading old electronics with Amazon’s trade-in program.

Today we will learn how to make money with Amazon Affiliate Marketing. If you are not familiar what affiliate marketing is, then I recommend you read this article: How Do People Make Money From Blogging or you can watch the video below from Wealthy Affiliate for a quick crash course on Affiliate Marketing.

What Is Amazon Associates?

Amazon Associates is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that handles all of Amazon.com’s affiliate marketing needs.

It provides the affiliate links content marketers (bloggers, vloggers, and social media influencers) use when promoting a product. It gives options on how an affiliate link will be presented: text only, picture only, text and picture. It also offers different types of widgets to enhance a reader’s user experience and to increase conversion. Finally, it provides tools for content marketers to get affiliate link of products they want to sell creatively and with ease.

How To Join Amazon Associates?

Here are the steps on how to join Amazon Associates:

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Step 1: Search Amazon Associates using your favorite search engine tool or go ahead and click this link: Amazon.com Associates

Step 2: Click the join now for free button

Step 3a: Log in using your existing account or create a new account

Step 3b: If you are creating a new account, then you need to fill out the name, email, and password section. Next step is to simply click create a new account.

That’s it! You now have an Amazon Associate account

How To Use Amazon Associates?

There are two ways to use Amazon Associates. The first way is through a “business” social media account and the other way is through a blog.

The rule of the game is simple. You need to create a niche-specific “business” social media account and/or blog. Next is for you to build a large following on your social media accounts and/or to grow the traffic of your blog. You need a large following on both your social media and/or blog because the more people see your content and advertisements the higher your conversion rates will be, therefore the larger your income will be.

Using social media account to advertise products

Here are some of the basic steps on how you can use Amazon Associates on your social media.

Note that I am assuming that you have social media accounts set up and each one has a good number of followers. I am also assuming that your “business” social media account are niche-specific.

  1. Log in to Amazon website using the same account as your Amazon Associates
  2. Search for niche-related products that you wish to sell
  3. Obtain an affiliate link using Amazon Associates SiteStripe
  4. Create an engaging, informative, and/or entertaining content featuring the product that you are trying to sell.
  5. Do a “call to action” which should prompt your followers to buy the product you are advertising
  6. Ka-Ching for each conversion.

Using a blog to write review articles of the product you are trying to sell

The best way to use Amazon Associates on blogs is to write a review article or a list article of the product(s) you wish to sell. Note that you have to sell products related to your niche to increase your conversion rate. Remember that your followers and readers subscribe to your social media and/or blog because they like your niche/topic so selling items related to your niche is the logical thing to do.

Here are the steps on how to use Amazon Affiliate on your blog

  1. Write a niche-specific article
  2. Go to Amazon.com and search for a product(s) that are related to the article you are writing
  3. Write a short or full review of the product indicating why the product is useful with respect to your article or share your personal experience with the product
  4. Obtain an affiliate link using Amazon Associates SiteStripe (Note: you need to use the same account you use for Amazon Associates)
  5. Post the link on your blog
  6. Do a “call to action”  by encouraging your readers to buy or test the product
  7. Ka-ching for each conversion

Pro-Tip: Product review articles are a really effective way to convert readers into a buyer. You can click the picture below to access a free video tutorial on how to write an engaging and high conversion review article.

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Writing A Blog For Profit – Get the Best Crash Course For Free Today!

Okay! So many of us like the idea to earn money from blogging, but probably thinking that you. I know writing a blog can be overwhelming. I know the feeling. I have been there before too!  Maybe you are convinced that you are not good at English, or you are shy, or you do not have enough time. Let me tell you that these are all good reasons not to start one, but at the same time not the best ones to believe in.

Know that the only and real reason why you do not want to start writing a blog and earn an unimaginable amount of income is that of you and your lack of confidence in yourself. Trust me. You are way better than you think you are. Nothing is impossible if you have the will to succeed but it would be easy to come up with of countless excuses if you are not determined to do so.

If you are bad at English, then practice using it. You can always pick up a book or two to sharpen your English. You can also use grammar checker such as Grammarly to correct basic grammar mistakes.

If you think you do not have time, then maybe it is time to cut your subscription with your favorite streaming services or maybe you should put down your phone or delete your “personal” social media account (just keep the business one).

If you have no idea how to write a blog then I suggest that you open a FREE starter account at Wealthy Affiliate and learn the basics of blogging through this course:


There are 10 lessons and each lesson is about 15 to 20 mins. The lessons are very informative and it will help you understand the mechanics of affiliate marketing and in addition to that, you will be able to set-up your blog if you diligently follow the tasks per lesson.

So there you go. There will be always a solution to your problem, but I can’t provide you with a solution if your problem is yourself.

Can You Really Make Money As an Amazon Affiliate?

The truthful answer is yes, but it takes time! It takes time because building a niche-specific social media account with a large following doesn’t happen overnight. You need to consistently produce high-quality organic contents as well as inorganic a.k.a. advertised contents if you want to build a large following.

It will also take time if you are to focus only on writing blogs because your site and articles are simply “unfindable”. 90% of internet users are only interested in browsing the first 10 results of any search engine result page (S.E.R.P.).  Unfortunately. your site and articles will not instantly be going to rank high in any (S.E.R.P.). It usually takes time (6 months to 1 year) to get your overall domain ranking and individual articles high enough to be seen on the first page of S.E.R.P.s. You can increase your overall ranking by consistently writing lots of high-quality, search engine optimized articles.

Please know this. I am not discouraging you but I do not want to give you false expectation. Being an Amazon Affiliate is one of the most lucrative online business out there but you need to work hard especially in the beginning. There will be times where you will feel what you are doing is pointless of a scam but you need to dismiss that negativity, instead, you need to focus on consistently producing high-quality articles. Most importantly, you need to be patient for the results to come. Remember, this is a business, not a get-rich-quick scheme.

Do You Know Other Ways How to Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

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6 thoughts on “How To Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Marketing

  • 01/14/2019 at 3:52 AM
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    Great topic! it’s very useful for newbie to know how it goes on the “backoffice” 🙂  I like very much the real path you write about making money online. Out there, there are a lot of “gurus” that propose instant ways to make money that in the end create just false expectations… The timeline you propose is more real and honest!

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    • 01/14/2019 at 6:11 AM
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      Thanks Miche! 

      I just really want to help people. I have seen lots of people who have great potential in the areas they love to do, but are stuck doing their 9 to 5pm. I just want to imagine where these people excelling at things they love to do because they do not need to worry about money. This is the reason why I don’t want to create false expectations. Probably bad for my profit but if it will truly help someone then why not! 

      Thanks,
      John Greg

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  • 01/14/2019 at 6:24 AM
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    Amazon is another affiliate site I have seen people make money from but I am yet to, it feels good to see a nice article like this that promotes affiliates marketing and show more ways to earn money doing what you love but my question is how long is it going to take to make money as an Amazon affiliate? because 

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    • 01/14/2019 at 11:23 PM
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      Hi,

      You can make money as soon as people start seeing your articles. e.i. if you write a review article about tv and you make your friends see that article and make them buy through your link then you can make money within minutes after you finished writing the article.

      To be honest, it is not a matter of when you will make money but how soon you can make your website show on the first page of Google and another search engine.

      If you write a 1500+ words article that has lots of low-hanging fruit keywords, 7 times per week then it shouldn’t take you long.

      Hope that helps.

      John Greg

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  • 01/19/2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Hi John, Thanks for the great article on getting started with Amazon and making money through affiliate marketing. Amazon is such a great marketplace for most niches. And like you said it may be a slow burner but with hard work and effort you could easily build an amazing full time business just using Amazon.

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    • 01/19/2019 at 2:42 PM
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      Hi Martin,

      I’m glad you agree with me on this. To add to that, although affiliate marketing is hard especially at the beginning, it is actually a straight forward process especially if you have the right tools and programs. That is why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate (http://bit.ly/2QfNs9Z) to my readers because it is a one-stop need to start, maintain, and profit from blogging.

      Regards,
      John Greg

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