Amazon Affiliate – How it all works!

Posted by admin on May 22, 2011 in Affiliate Marketing |

Amazon Affiliate Opportunities

Internet Marketing from the Real ExpertsBecoming an Amazon affiliate is a great way for you to earn income off the internet. But, don’t expect that you can just post a few links and you will earn money as easily as that. As with any affiliate program you need to promote interest and website traffic so that you can generate sales.

Amazon runs an affiliate program which offers anyone from the general public the chance to help market Amazon products. In turn, you cash in on receiving a commission! As with any freelance business, working as an Amazon Affiliate comes with its pros and cons. Being an Amazon Affiliate is commission based earnings; if you don’t sell, you don’t earn.

I would have to say the advantages of being an Amazon Affiliate outweigh the disadvantages by far. While earnings may not be pouring in at the beginning; for some it has become a reliable source of income. The actual work involved is a good opportunity to challenge yourself. You’ll be using and developing your selling and marketing skills; you can do it all from the comfort of your own home!

To become an Amazon Affiliate you just need a couple of things to get started:

  • Create an Associates account on Amazon.
  • Have a web page, through which you can advertise Amazon products.
  • You can also have an aStore; instead of your own website.
  • Info page and some exciting new opportunities with Amazon at Associates Central.

You can then advertise through links and banners, widgets, or a Site Stripe. By visiting Affiliates Central on the site, you can use links and banners on your page that take readers to Amazon products. You can customize the links as text or images. The links you select to advertise include your “associate tag”. Your ‘Tags’ which will track customers’ purchases from the link and in turn earn you a sales commission. Widgets are a stimulating and interactive way to engage readers and potential customers.

Amazon actually offers a number of fun and useful widgets. The Site Stripe is one of Amazon’s newest features to help facilitate selling for its affiliates. It allows affiliates to skip visiting Affiliates Central altogether. You can create links to products directly from Amazon. Or set up an aStore (Amazon store) that you can easily add products to.

If you are using your blog as your selling tool, it is important that your readers trust you enough to buy something through you, and this may take some time if you are just starting out. As an Amazon Affiliate you can earn up to 15% in sales. And once you manage your advertising and customers, you might find the experience more rewarding than you bargained for!

I have included a image link above and a text link below to products which can be purchased from Amazon. There are several different options on ways to show the links from Amazon, it’s all a matter of what fits in with your web-page and what information you would like to include.

The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing on the Web: How to Use and Profit from Affiliate Marketing Programs – A recommended read from Amazon.

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