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Want to get started making passive income with affiliate marketing on Amazon? This is my favorite affiliate marketing site and I’ve broken down everything you need to know to get started.
When I got started with my blogging journey I had no idea what I was doing. I would look up all the tips and tricks to learn how to make money with, what was then, my side hustle of a blog.
Fast forward to today and I can confidently say that I am well versed in how to make money. I absolutely love affiliate marketing on Amazon and I am here to show you how to get started.
After learning about affiliate marketing on amazon you can be making passive income in no time and recommending your favorite products on your website.
This post is all about affiliate marketing on Amazon.
How To Start Affiliate Marketing On Amazon
What is Affiliate Marketing on Amazon?
This is a completely free program for any bloggers, influencers, and website owners. I categorize myself as a blogger, so for the sake of this post, I will refer to marketing the program as a blogger.
The Amazon Affiliate program allows bloggers to advertise products that they like and use on their site with pictures and links. With your amazon affiliate account, you will be provided links that you can place on your blog. Each link will be from your Unique Associated ID that will be given to you once you sign up.
If you don’t have a website, blog, or social media account, now is the time to open one to promote products you love.
Affiliate Marketing Amazon Sign Up:
Signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program is quite simple. This link walks you through the entire process from signing up, what to recommend, and how you earn money. This is great for bloggers and website owners.
If you’re an influencer or want to get into influencing, I recommend signing up for the Amazon Influencer program. This allows you to create a storefront with a customized page. Essentially, you add all your favorite outfits, books, gadgets, and accessories on one page for others to follow.
To sign up for the Influencer program, check out this link.
How much does it cost to start amazon affiliate marketing?
It costs $0 down to become an affiliate on Amazon. However, most people will buy from trustworthy sources and in my experience, when I share something that I actually use in my everyday life, I make more sales.
Try marketing something on amazon that you already use.
Do not make any false claims or advertise something that you do not believe in.
Amazon Affiliate Program Requirements
There are a few requirements when it comes to being an affiliate. These rules are non-negotiable and to be in good standing with the program, you must keep these things in mind.
- Have a disclosure on your website. I always disclose if I have an affiliate program on my blog by writing it on the top of my post. It’s in my ‘disclaimer’ section of the blog. Any blogger or business owner must have this on their site! I use Amira’s templates which are super simple to follow. You just plug in all your details and it takes about 10-20 min. Plus, they were not that expensive. I always say I’d rather pay this $$ than $$$$ in legal fees.
You can find Amiras legal template and bundles here.
[Related Post: Are you blogging legally? 3 legal pages you need on your blog]
- Avoid adding prices to products. This is because prices are always changing on Amazon and you never know what someone is willing to buy.
- Avoid false claims such as “makes your hair grow 10 inches and 10 days.”
- Do not use link shorteners. Amazon kindly offers proper links that you’ll find on the top bar marked “Amazon Associate Site Stripe.” Do not mess with these links.
The full list of policies can be found here.
Affiliate Marketing Amazon Commission
The amount of money you make on amazon depends on the product categories and the amount you sell. For example, anything beauty-related has a fixed commission rate of 10%. Digital books, Kitchen gadgets, and automotive products have a fixed commission rate of 4.50%.
Once your website views are up, the commission will increase. Therefore, it’s important to focus on page views to make great amazon sales.
The commission might be small in the beginning, but it will only increase as time goes on. Stick with it and promote products you believe in. Your story will sell.
Amazon Associate App
Since we are all on our phones these days, this is a great feature that Amazon offers its affiliates.
First, download the Amazon shopping app and download Mobile GetLink.
*It’s important to note that you MUST log in with the same credentials as your associate account.
Next, find the product you’re interested in sharing and click the share icon – it’s a little box with an arrow pointing up. This will lead you to various associate links. Click on your Store ID code and Tracking ID.
Lastly, you’ll copy and paste the link provided.
It’s really that simple! Now that Instagram allows you to add links with less than 10,000 followers, It’s a great place to get started.
If Instagram isn’t for you, feel free to add this ID on TikTok, your blog, comments, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Keep going with your amazon associates account and it will pay off. I always remember to stay authentic and consistent. I share products that I truly love, use, and wear.
If you have any questions about this process, feel free to DM on Instagram or leave a comment below.
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