The Amazon Associates program offers bloggers, website owners, and affiliate marketers around the world an awesome opportunity to earn an extra income online. In this post, I will show you 6 different ways to make money with Amazon Associates Program Successfully starting today!
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Amazon Associates is an affiliate program that is used by many bloggers and affiliate marketers all around the globe to promote products and earn commissions. It is one of the most trusted affiliate programs online to date and there are millions of products that you can promote no matter what your niche is.
6 Ways To Make Money With Amazon Associates Program
There are many ways to make money with the Amazon Associates program but I will be covering 6 of the best methods that I use to generate extra income online. Before you read further, there are a couple of points to consider.
- Amazon’s commission rate is very low compared to other affiliate networks, the highest percentage they offer on products is 10%
- Amazon pays out their associate’s monthly earnings 60 days after the month ends therefore do not expect to get paid for November until the end of January.
- Receiving your earnings in certain countries can be extremely difficult therefore you need to consider using sites that offer virtual bank accounts in the USA to be able to receive your payments on time. I use Payoneer.
Building A Niche Site
Using a single product to build a niche site around, is probably one of the fastest ways to start making money with Amazon, most affiliate marketers are making tens of thousands of dollars each and every single month just by finding simple items on amazon and building niche blogs or websites around them.
This method requires a little bit of upfront investment and research for you to be successful though. Now you are by no means going to get rich off of one niche website, but once you understand how it works and it starts making money, you can rinse and repeat the process to scale up to build a pack of niche sites that will bring in recurring income month after month.
Promoting The Amazon Associates Bounty Program
So a lot of people don’t really talk about Amazon’s bounty program, but it is actually a really great way to earn some pretty awesome commissions. You see, with the bounty program, you get paid a flat fee whenever you get people to sign up for amazon’s free trials.
Yes, you heard me right, I said free trials! Now if you are anything like me, I love free stuff, if I can sign up to try something completely free for 30 days, I would be all over it before you can say jack! So back to the reason why you’re here, promoting amazon free trials on Pinterest is a great way to start earning fast.
You could get paid up to $10 dollars per sign up with some of their bounties, but the main ones I promote on Pinterest are the free movie, free audio book, and the free wedding registry trials and they work like a charm if you know how to set it all up.
Amazon Associates Ads Program
As much as I love Google Adsense for generating a few hundred dollars per month from showing ads on my sites, I love Amazon ads better because of its high conversion rates. You see amazon puts a tracking pixel on its visitors therefore whatever they view while on amazon follows them around the internet while they surf.
Lets say you went to Amazon and checked out a pair of shoes but you didn’t buy it, an ad with that exact same shoe will be shown to you when you visit other sites with amazon ad widgets on them. And research shows that people get more attached to something or someone the more they see it.
Amazon also has something known as upsells, it’s when you go to purchase an item and you get an ad telling you that “people who bought this item also purchased this” so instead of the person checking out with one item, they could also buy that other item as well.
Now, what does this have to do with Amazon ads? Well for starters, you get paid a certain amount per 1000 impressions on the ads itself, a 24-hour cookie is placed on the person’s browser if they click through to Amazon and didn’t buy but went back later and bought something else you get a commission of the sale.
Lastly, you get a cut of everything in their cart when they checkout. So you get paid commissions if they buy 1 item or 10 items. So I do recommend amazon ad widgets within your blog post and within your sidebar as well.
Promoting Amazon Associates Products On Youtube
Another great way to make money using amazon associates is by creating niche youtube channels and reviewing products. This method never gets old and marketers are using it to make thousands of dollars daily. Simply set up a youtube channel around a trending/evergreen niche and start creating simple review videos.
Show people a product in action and link to the product in your description. You can use Pinterest predicts to find what people will be searching for later in the year and create content using those keywords. If you don’t want to show your on camera, you can always film the product and only show your hands or pay someone on Fiverr to create the videos for you.
Another simple method I see marketers using all the time is gathering less than 30 seconds of content from other videos and combining them to create review videos. I cannot assure you that you won’t get slapped with a copyright claim so please do your research if you want to try this method.
Tiktok is huge right now and yes, you can promote amazon products on TikTok. Similar to Youtube, pick a niche and create short video content around those products. Review videos do extremely well. If you don’t have a blog, you can create a
product page on Amazon, add in all the products you will be promoting and paste the product page link into your TikTok bio. Note: Amazon links may not be allowed on TikTok in some countries therefore, you may need to buy a domain name for around $10 bucks, forward it to your amazon product page link, and add it to your bio instead.
Writing Review Post
Another great method I’ve used to make money with Amazon Associates program is writing review posts, this works great when you have actually tried the product yourself, it just makes reviewing the product so much easier.
That said, you can just as easily review the product without testing it by doing a bit of research, you always want to recommend high-quality items to your readers if you want to be trusted. The easiest way I’ve found that works like a charm is by using reviews left on the product itself by people who actually bought the product.
Finding bestselling items with tons of reviews is the right way to go if you want a higher conversion rate because once your customers land on the product page and see that so many other people are satisfied with the product, they will be inspired to buy it as well.
Adding An Amazon Product Widget To Your Sidebar
Adding amazon product widgets to your sidebar can increase your sales dramatically if you take the time to set it up correctly. Let’s say you are in the home decor niche and 80% of your readers are women in their late 30s, now what do you think those women could be interested in?
Women in their 30s are usually moms with young kids, so most moms with young children could be interested in childcare, home decor, kitchen appliances, kid’s wear, or anything that has to do with making a better home for their family.
By understanding your target audience, you will know what to promote to them and set up custom widgets with products that your audience might be interested in, this is why it is very important to do your homework before setting up a blog.
Watch this video here to learn how to set up Amazon custom widgets and place them on your sidebar.
So this is how to make money with the Amazon Associates program, by following these methods, I guarantee that you will see an increase in sales as soon as possible. So as usual I hope you like this post and if you did, you want to check out my other post on how to make money pinning on Pinterest. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest cause you are that awesome!
Hi, I’m Erika, a full-time mom of 4. I’ve been blogging from the comfort of my couch while my kids play around me for over 8 years! I love teaching other moms like me how to succeed in blogging so let’s do this!