Affiliate Marketing on Amazon – How to Earn commissions From Amazon
So you want to start earning affiliate commissions with Amazon. I know how you feel. Getting started with any affiliate program can be daunting and time consuming. With the Amazon affiliate program, it is easy to get going, but you have to be willing to learn and work at your own pace. But once you are set up, you will reap the rewards of earning a commission on every sale you make.
For those who are new to affiliate marketing, you will need a niche market to focus on. You should choose a niche that interests you, something you have knowledge about and have a passion about. For example, if you are interested in pets, you could focus your affiliate marketing on pet care products. This will help you find products that sell well among your chosen niche. With an affiliate account at Amazon, you will have access to thousands of products in any category.
Once you have picked a niche, you need a product to promote. You can start by visiting Amazon’s Marketplace, selecting a title for your listing, then write an informative, keyword rich description. Be sure to include a link to your website in the author’s resource box. You should create content that is informational as well as visually appealing. To increase your chances of success, you may want to join the I WriteBooks affiliate activity. I WriteBooks provides useful advice and techniques on writing an eBook so you can easily sell it via its marketplace.
After your eBook is complete, you should consider Amazon’s Submit A Book feature. To be accepted, you will need to meet their commission criteria. Amazon will ask you to pay a set fee for becoming an associate. Once you submit your book, wait for it to be reviewed by an editor. If your book is accepted, you will receive an email from Amazon letting you know your position.
Once your book is ready you should send a personal referral link via email. The link should direct a user to your affiliate marketing website. Make sure that you include the affiliate link in all correspondence between you and the publisher. Your referrals will be grateful to you for providing them with an excellent book at a very reasonable commission rate. The author of the book will also appreciate the extra referral fee you are requesting and will most likely reciprocate with additional sales from his website.
Some affiliate programs do not allow for affiliate links or requests for payments using the cookie window method. If this is the case, you will need to learn how to use Amazon’s “send a friend” service. Amazon’s “send a friend” option provides you with a unique URL which you will need to insert into your friend’s “cookies” section. This method does require that you place the affiliate links within the cookies or you may inadvertently block the user from continuing to the next step.
It is recommended that you avoid using the “send a friend” option if you have affiliate links or wish to pay per click fees. Another option which may be available to you is to set up a “list” of products that you know will be popular and then visit popular sites and place your links within the “ributes” or “categories” section where appropriate. This will earn you more commission than by placing your affiliate links into the “Cookies” section of your Amazon website.
In conclusion, if you want to earn a living as an affiliate marketer, it would be wise to learn as much as you can about Amazon and their affiliate program. Learn the ropes from those who have been through the process before you. Start your own blog and begin posting links to your Amazon products there. Participate in affiliate marketing forums and chat groups, and generate leads by following recommendations provided by other associates.