In the past, I have talked about Commission Junction and the Dreamhost affiliate program which will help you to monetize your site. Today, I’m going to talk about the Amazon affiliate program.
Amazon is one of the world’s biggest marketplaces. Even though there are so many affiliate marketplaces in the world, many bloggers, and big companies use Amazon to sell their products.
Their affiliate program pays you up to 15% of the sale amount and, depending on what kind of sale you are making, it’s a good way to make big money.
This is especially true if you are a gadget or mobile blogger. You can write a complete review of a phone and give an Amazon affiliate link. By spending 15 minutes of your time and finding the best mobile deal, you can add substantial extra income.
How to Sign up for Amazon Affiliate program?
Depending on your geographical location or your target market, you should sign-up for the Amazon affiliate program.
For example, if your target audience is in U.S., you should signup for Amazon U.S. Associate Program using this link. If your target audience is from India, you should sign-up for Amazon India program.
If you plan to promote products from all Amazon geographical location, you should sign up for Amazon affiliate program for all countries like .jp (Japan), .au (Amazon Australia) & so on.
How to Monetize as an Amazon Affiliate?
I assume by now you have signed up for the Amazon Associates program. If not, go do it now. (This is for Amazon U.S. Store)
The next step is to get links, banners, or widgets for your site. Depending on your niche, you can select different types of links. For example:
- If you have a gadget blog, you can create a page called “Recommended Gadgets”.
- If you have a movie or music blog, you can add a widget on the sidebar with the movie’s DVD affiliate link.
The possibilities are enormous and, depending on your niche, you can add links and monetize your site to a very large degree using Amazon.
I have posted a detailed tutorial on how to grab links for each product at Amazon and how to place them on your blog. Start linking your products with that ID and make some money!
(Note: Many people ask me if Asian bloggers can join the Amazon affiliate, and the answer is yes.)
To become an affiliate for Amazon, sign up using this link: <Sign up for Amazon>
Do let us know if you face any problem signing up for the Amazon affiliate program. Also, please share your experience as an Amazon affiliate.