Who wants to make money off Amazon? Forget about that! It is hard and complicated! Let me teach you How to Make Money With Amazon Associates, instead!
What You Will Learn Today?
- What is Amazon Associates?
- How to Sign Up for Amazon Associates?
- How to Use Amazon Associate?
- How to Make Money With Amazon Associates?
- Can You Really Make Money With Amazon Associates?
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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
What Is Amazon Associates?
Amazon Associates is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that handles all of Amazon.com’s affiliate marketing needs.
They provide affiliate links to content marketers such as bloggers, vloggers, social media influencers, and (believe it or not) you. Content marketers, such as yourself, then ask their audience to use their (affiliate) link to buy the product they are promoting.
Amazon Associates provide affiliate links in many form such as text only, picture only, text and picture. This is great for marketers because they can choose a form that will fit nicely to their content/ site’s character.
They also offer different types of widgets that can be added to a blog which help enhance reader’s user experience which can lead to an improved sales.
How To Join Amazon Associates?
Joining Amazon Associates is really easy and simple.
Just go to their site, “affiliate-program.amazon.com” , and follow the promptings.
Here are the steps on How to Join Amazon Associates in case you need some extra assistance:
1. Search for “Amazon Associates” in Google or Bing
2. Click the Join Now For Free button
3. Choose the country you are in
4. Fill out the name, email, and password section.
5. Click create a new account.
That’s it! You now have an Amazon Associate account.
How To Make Money With Amazon Associates?
First things, first!
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.
How To Use Amazon Associates?
There are two ways to use Amazon Associates.
The first way is for you to write a content (e.g. social media, videos, blog, etc) related to the item/s that is being advertised then create a call to action for your audience to buy the product/s using your link.
The other way is to use social media such as Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc. to directly advertise an Amazon product.
Note: Most content marketers use the combination of both. They first create a content then advertise it using Social media.
Alright! Those are the two (three) ways to use Amazon Associates, now let me teach you the steps on how to do it.
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.
- Log in to Amazon website using the same account as your Amazon Associates
- Search for niche-related products that you wish to sell
- Obtain an affiliate link using Amazon Associates SiteStripe
- Create an engaging, informative, and/or entertaining post about the product that you are trying to sell.
- Ask your followers to buy the product using your link
- Ka-Ching for each conversion.
Note: Make sure to let them know that the post is sponsored/ affiliate or else you will be in trouble.
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.
Don’t just make a review or list article of a random products. Make sure that you are marketing products that are related to you niche to increase your sales.
Here are the steps on how to use Amazon Affiliate on your blog
- Go to Amazon.com and search for a niche-related product(s)
- Obtain an affiliate link using Amazon Associates SiteStripe (Note: you need to use the same account you use for Amazon Associates)
- Write a review or list article about the product (s)
- Insert the affiliate link in your article
- Create a “call to action” that asks readers to buy or test the product
- 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.
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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