So, have you heard about all the hype about affiliate marketing on Amazon? Well, you ought to be careful with such hype because it just might be one big lie. I know because I was once an affiliate marketer on Amazon. Not long ago, I talked to one of my good friends who is also an affiliate marketer.
He told me that his biggest challenge was getting started with affiliate Amazon. In fact, he had lost several hundred dollars in income because he did not have any blog software at all. Oh, well, I didn’t buy any new blog software then and neither has he. Well, you have to have learned so much about blogging and the whole affiliate marketing thing, right? Or, could have at least set up a blog with the primary purpose of earning money through affiliate marketing.
Or, could have bought a domain name, invested in domain hosting, hired a webmaster to build your website for you only to find out that the market is saturated with similar websites already? What if you tried to sell products from eBay instead of Amazon? Would you make money affiliate marketing on eBay as well? Probably not.
You see, I had to do my research before I decided to go for affiliate marketing on Amazon. Why? Because I wanted to make sure that there were no scam sites out there that would just rip me off. The first site that popped up in my search was Wealthy Affiliate. If you are wondering what the heck an affiliate program on Amazon is, this is what it is:
This site is one of the most popular affiliate marketing hubs on the internet. You’ll find all kinds of information about the company and the affiliate programs on their site. The nice thing about getting your own affiliation link on Wealthy Affiliate is that you get complimentary access to their in-house library of tutorials and videos. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this because it will greatly enhance your success as an affiliate.
After I got over the Amazon affiliation scare, I started researching affiliate programs on the internet. As I was reading about Wealthy Affiliate, I kept seeing references to the in-house library and I just knew I had to join. So I did. And boy was I glad that I did.
What I found at Wealthy Affiliate was a comprehensive, easy to follow and complete beginners’ guide on how to get started making money on the Internet. The course structure was set out in an easy to understand format so even if you don’t know anything about affiliate marketing, you will still be able to understand what I’m talking about. The 4-step process that you go through when learning how to make money with Amazon is broken down into beginner topics, intermediate topics and advanced topic. I personally like the advanced topics because it gives me a good overview of what I need to know about to be successful online.
My advice to everyone starting out with an affiliate program such as Amazon is that, if it’s an affordable product and it looks as though it could make money then you should definitely go for it. If not, then keep looking until you find something that looks as though it will make money. I’m not saying that Wealthy Affiliate is the best affiliate program on the market. That title would be shared by many. What I am saying is that, if you are willing to learn and invest your time you could probably join Amazon as an affiliate and make money from your first product.