[A Beginner Guide] To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program

Are you planning to Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program? you need to first know the basic guide, and that is what this post is providing. You can learn more on how I create amazon niche sites from scratch and earn more than $500 monthly.

Amazon is the No#1 selling retailer in the world. It is 5 times bigger than Walmart and Target.com in selling products. According to a report, Amazon deals more than 137 million customers a week and generates more than $34 billion dollars a year.

This impressive income is more than the GDP of half of the world under-developed countries. When Jeff Bezos (CEO) had founded this company in 1994, they had no idea about its tremendous future.

[A Beginner Guide] To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program

Because of its impressive growth from over a period of time, Now Amazon has become one of the leading retail stores in eCommerce world.

Thousands of affiliate marketer are earning million of dollars in commission by just promoting amazon products.If you are an Internet Marketer and looking for a reliable affiliate program then amazon affiliate program is perfect for you.

Making Money from Amazon is very easy and straight forward. As an affiliate marketer, you just have to put amazon product links on your website and if anyone purchases a product by using your link then you will get commission on it. What this guide includes:

  • How To Make An Amazon Associate Account
  • How To Search For A Product
  • How to Put Amazon Product Links On Your Website
  • Products Categories That Works Best
  • Commission Philosophy
  • Payment Method

How To Setup An Amazon Associate Account

First, before making any money from amazon; we have to setup an account there. Creating an affiliate account on amazon is totally free and it only takes few minutes.

1- First go this link (http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/) and click on ‘JOIN’

2- After that you will see a window like below

3- Just simply type your email address and select ‘I am a new customer’ radio button and press enter. After that you will see a window like below

4- Just fillout the form and press ‘Create Account’ button and you will see a page like below

5- Just fill out the form by typing correct information. It is a 4 step process and it will take some time. Phone verification may require in order to verify your affiliate account.

After completing the process, you will recieve an email from amazon. Just click on the email verification link and start using Amazon Associate Account.

How To Search For Products On Amazon

1- Now we have a working account, it is a time to exploit this make money machine. First login to your account by using your credentials.

2- After login you will land directly to this page

3- I am not going to tell you about all the features of admin dashboard. It is very self explanatory. You can just figure it out by yourself.

Just type the product name or keyword in search bar and press ‘GO’ button. Amazon will bring all products related to your keyword from its store.

4- You can literally find products on every niche or topic on amazon store. Once you choose a product that you want to promote. Simply click on ‘Get Link’ button.

5- On this page, you can modify different things like changing the colors of link and text, background color etc. After setting the things according to your needs, Highlight the html code and press CTRCL+C to copy it.

Now, we have a code, it is a high time to make money by embedding this link to our website.

Embed Amazon Product Links Into Our WordPress Site

If you are running wordpress on your website then we can put affiliate links in the following way:

1- Login to your wordpress site

2- After signin hover your mouse on ‘Post’ link and then click on ‘Add New Post’

3- After that you will a page where you write your blog post. Simply switch tab from ‘Visual’ to ‘Text’. We have done this only because we are embedding html codes in our post.

4- Now paste the html code which we have got earlier from amazon store.

5- Now switch back from Text to Visual tab and press preview to see whether your product is showing or not in our post.

6- Hurrah! You have embedded a product link to your post. You can embed as many products as you want. When someone clicks on your link and buys a product, you will get a specific commission on it.

Best Selling Product Categories

According to my experience, products related to cameras, ipods, ipads, games etc works best on amazon. Infact, people buy anything on amazon because they trust this system.

You can search products related to any niche with a single click on amazon. That is why, i love to work as an affiliate there.

I want to share a simple yet working tip to sell amazon products without any hassle. Try to write down a list of products in some specific category and then post it on your site. For example:

20 Best Photography Cameras

10 Best Action Games

15 Best Kid Toys

In this way, you have more chance to sell. I have already applied this technique and got some good results.

Amazon Commission Understanding

As compared to other affiliate networks, Amazon only offers 4% commission most of the time to its affiliate. But once you start getting more sales then they increase the commission at 6%.

According to their commission chart, once you get sales more than 3131 in a month then you enjoy 8.5% commission on it.

Even though, i am not a big fan of amazon affiliate program because of their low commission rate but i use it due to their reliability.

People trust amazon more than any affiliate program and they don’t feel any hesitation while take out their credit cards. Here is amazon commission chart:

Payment Method

They pay through bank transfer, cheque and store credit. If you are a US resident then direct bank transfer is a good option.

For outside US cheque is a good option. They cut approximately $15 fee on every cheque processing. The minimum payment threshold for cheque is $100.

They can send you amazon gift cards, incase you don’t payment. No deduction on amazon gift cards.

Final Thoughts

Indeed, Amazon is one of the best affiliate program to make money from it. You have a choice to choose between million of products.

This guide is for absolute beginners Internet Marketer who are new to affiliate marketing. Subscribe to get more advanced tips related to sell products on Amazon.

Making money from amazon affiliate program is not a difficult process, once you know how to use in the right way. If you like this article then feel free to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Earning!

Update: You can see my case studies on how to build amazon niche sites from scratch and the steps are so simple to follow and you can do the same within 2 weeks!

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6 thoughts on “[A Beginner Guide] To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program

  • February 4, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Really indetail post man. Great and really informative 🙂

  • August 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

    please how can i work with you people am interested on this business

    • August 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Simple; Find a niche and create an awesome website that can be monetize with amazon/adsense.

  • September 1, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I’m new to blogging and I just made an account on Amazon thanks to you. I’m going to add products to my blog and earn money from it. I saved this page.

    • September 2, 2016 at 5:15 am

      When you do. Please ensure to add your websites to amazon. As well as adding the Earning disclosure page on your site.

  • July 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Amazon Affiliate Program is the best way to Monetize your Blog to Make money online.

    Even when the blog is absolutely new, still it can make few sales with affiliate links.

    I’m using Amazon Affiliate links in my Ease Bedding Dot Com Blog and Make around $1000 monthly with Amazon associate Program.

    This guide is explained step by step here in this post and helpful for beginner bloggers.



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