It has become a common misconception that affiliate marketing on Amazon is a difficult task and will only lead to an unsuccessful outcome. While it is true that the commission that you get is not as high as it would be for other affiliate programs, the level of hard work and commitment that it requires is unquestionably high. However, if you take the time to look at the system in a different way, you will see that there are several ways to succeed and to avoid pitfalls. The following guide is a detailed look at how affiliate marketing on Amazon can benefit your business.
If you have done any research at all on affiliate marketing on Amazon, you will realize that the only way to earn a substantial income without investing much effort or money is to sign up as an associate program member and begin promoting the products of the merchant. This is where the commissions come in. Most merchants offer associate program members some sort of commission and this is where the extra money comes from. Amazon offers an affiliate marketing associate program and this is where you will earn the extra commission.
What does this mean to you? Basically, when you sign up as an associate for Amazon, you can automatically begin earning commissions for sales made by your fellow associates. In fact, you will not even have to lift a finger. Your associates activity will do the work for you.
One of the best ways to earn a commission on Amazon, is to refer other people to the merchant. To do this, you will need to create a referral link. The link is small and unobtrusive. You will simply include the link on your website. The moment a visitor clicks the link to go to the merchant’s page, you will earn the affiliate commission. This process repeats itself each time the referred customer makes a purchase.
If you do not have a website set up, it is fairly simple to set up affiliate links using the Amazon cookie window method. If you want to, you can use a bookmarking site to get your affiliate links in place. But I would suggest that you set up a website for your store or to promote your online business, because the cookie window method does not work very well with websites.
Now that you have an affiliate marketing account with Amazon, what are you going to promote? The key to your success is finding a niche that you have some knowledge about and then selling related products within that niche. However, don’t just jump into your chosen niche. Do some research first and be prepared to answer questions about the niche. Get your associates to join the niche affiliate account so they can start promoting the products.
There are a couple of ways to promote your Amazon business. First, you can use Amazon’s Search Engines to find relevant keywords in your niche. For example, if your niche is gardening, you could type “garden” into the search engine and see what pops up. Then type in “azon” another time and see what comes up. These searches will help you find potential buyers for the products that you are promoting. The other way to promote your Amazon business is through the recommendations of your associates.
Your associates can post reviews about the products that you are promoting. They can also write their own reviews about the products that you are promoting. The more product recommendations that you have from your Amazon associates account, the better chance that you will sell products that people are going to want to purchase and that they will be willing to pay a decent price for.