Setting up an Amazon Affiliate Account is easy to do and much can be gained from becoming an affiliate of the Amazon Associates program.
Although this post refers to ‘Amazon Affiliate’, the correct terminology is Amazon Associate.
To clarify the terminology: Amazon Associates are paid an affiliate commission for the sale of products displayed on an Amazon website.
Amazon.com is without a doubt one of the most popular Market Places for online shopping. Therefore the Amazon programme is a great place for affiliate marketers to commence, and continue, earning an income.
As an Amazon Associate, you will never run out of products to promote.
Amazon’s Vast Range of Products
One of the great facts of being an Amazon associate is that you never need to fear a lack of products to promote.
Amazon is known to promote huge ranges of essential and interesting products.
This is valuable not only for you as an affiliate marketer, but it also provides online shoppers with the opportunity to choose a variety of items from the same online store. So very convenient for the purchaser in multiple ways, including shipping of goods to the purchaser’s home.
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An Example of the Enormous Number of Items Available in One Department
It is a fact that every Department within Amazon’s stores provides a wide range of products, all available for online sale.
Having a wide choice of products within an Amazon Department usually provides for a price range to suit prospective buyers.
For instance, I’ve just searched ‘Electronics for Kids’ to find over 30,000 items are available on the Amazon site, including a wide price range.
All of these items and thousands more wonderful products to choose from, and promote on your affiliate marketing website.
How great is that? You will never get bored or run out of ideas for growing your affiliate marketing website.
Something of great value is when a visitor moves from products promoted by you, to other Amazon products while remaining on your website.
This means that if your visitor is on a shopping spree and decides to buy a collection of different items, maybe toys, clothing, shoes, handbags, you will be paid for commissions on all those sales as long as they are purchased at the one visit to Amazon.
So What Do You Have To Do To Become an Amazon Associate?
Firstly, you will need to set up your FREE account with Amazon
To do this log in to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
Then – click on the ‘Sign Up‘ Button
A new page will open and an image, such as the one below, will appear.
- Click on Create your Amazon account
- This will open to another page where you can create your account.
When signing into your newly created account you will be asked to provide information such as:
- the name of your website
- what your business is about
- your interests.
My advice is to follow through the questions and provide the information that Amazon requires.
Learn about your Amazon Associates account by clicking on the Help tab, as it appears in this image.
When the Help tab has been clicked, 6 titles that contain important information will appear. This is where you will gain the information Amazon Associates require so as to abide by Amazon’s rules.
Other information such as Links & Banners and Product Advertising API can be found by clicking on the Tools tab appearing near the Help tab.
Amazon Affiliate Commission Rates
Earlier this year, April 2020, commission rates for affiliate earnings were reduced significantly. As to be expected, there was considerable dissatisfaction among some Amazon associates. This was understandable. However, I do believe that Amazon associates still have the opportunity of continual earnings, depending on their efforts.
My reasoning is based on the huge variety of products available within the various niches. As mentioned previously, you may be promoting garden tools, as an example. A visitor decides that while they’re online (on your website) to take a look at products from a different niche. Maybe car tyres, linen, hair care supplies – a range of products; who knows what they may search and purchase. When they make the purchase before leaving your website, you will receive the commission.
I do not know of any other affiliate programme that provides such chance of absolutely unexpected commissions.
Continual Focus on Your Amazon Site is Essential
Getting traffic to your website is essential to earning commissions. Commissions will not eventuate until such time people are regularly visiting your website, seeking information about products you are promoting.
Also, if commissions have not been earned within the first six months of your Associate’s membership, Amazon will advise that your account has been closed. In the event of this happening to you, I recommend continuing to add quality content to your website. I’ve known of website owners who have re-applied to Amazon’s Associate’s programme.
It can be expected that with regular publishing of quality content, the number of visitors to your website will increase. The greater the number of visitors to a website, the greater opportunity for sales resulting in commissions from those sales.
When you feel confident that your site is receiving adequate visitors, it will be time to re-apply to Amazon’s Associates programme
I trust that this information will assist you to join Amazon Associates and become an affiliate.
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