If you own a blog, or you started with affiliate marketing but don’t use Amazon’s affiliate program, you’re missing out! First of all, Amazon is one of the most trusted companies in the world. Second, it doesn’t matter what niche you choose for your affiliate offer, you will most probably find products that fit your criteria.
That’s why I decided to write a step by step guide on how to make money with Amazon and affiliate marketing so you can build a new form of passive income.
How to become an Amazon affiliate
Before getting further into our article, we must first talk about the steps you have to take to become a member of the Amazon Associates program. You can do that very easily and for free, by joining their program on THIS link. Click on the “Sign up” button, this will take you to a login panel.
Click on “Create a new account” and add your credentials. Once you offer all the information they need (read the step by step guide HERE), you will be able to register for your account. Usually, Amazon needs one or two days to review and approve your application. After that, you’ll be free to promote your offers and earn money through affiliate marketing.
How to make money with Amazon’s affiliate program
The most obvious option is starting a blog. Keep in mind that you must have a blog already when applying for Amazon’s affiliate program. They tend to pick the bloggers that already have at least (useful) 10 articles. Make sure to create useful content for your audience and also to have a main niche for it. For example, you could blog about how to live a healthy lifestyle, and promote products from Amazon such as healthy food, exercise tools, books on the subject, supplements, and more.
The easiest way to make money is by adding related products to your articles. If your blog post is a healthy recipe, for example, you should search the ingredients you used and generate the affiliate link for them. To do this, go into your Amazon affiliate program account and create an HTML link with more products, then add it to your article.
Hover on “Product Linking”, then click on “Native Shopping Ads”. Next, go to “Custom Ads” and then click on “Create Custom Ads”. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to search for the products you want to promote and add them to your custom HTML link. Once you’re done, copy the link and add it to your article.
Another great tactic for bloggers is to write list based articles or reviews. For example, you could write a list of the best gluten free bread or 10 best cooking books for a healthy lifestyle.
The second best way to make money with affiliate marketing through Amazon products is by promoting them on social media. The main platforms are Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest, Twitch, Tik Tok.
If you go for Instagram, for example, you should use the stories tool. Keep in mind you need to have 10.000 followers to be able to add a link to your story. Another great place is the link in bio.
For Youtube, Tik Tok, or Twitch you can use content in a video format and promote products by either doing reviews or list-based. Additionally, you can add affiliate links in your bio or description, depending on the platform you choose.
Tip: If you want to promote more affiliate products on Tik Tok, use LinkTree. Also, we have a step by step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing on Tik Tok here.
How to bring traffic to your affiliate offers and make more money
Any blogger or business owner should be on Pinterest, one of the biggest search engines and social media platforms in the world. With over 450 million monthly users, this fast-growing platform can bring you high targeted free traffic to your offers and make you good money.
If you want to learn more about how to bring traffic to your blog or website, click here for our step by step guide.
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