Last time I talked about Commission Junction and Dreamhost affiliate program that will help you to monetize your site. This time I’m going to talk about Amazon affiliate program. Amazon is one of the world’s biggest marketplace, and I started focusing on Amazon for gadgets product. Despite so many affiliate marketplace, many bloggers and big companies use Amazon to sell their products.
This affiliate program pays you up to 15% of the sale amount and depending on what kind of sale you are making it’s a good way to make big money. Especially if you are a gadget or mobile bloggers, you can write a complete review of a phone and give an Amazon link to buy this phone. So by spending 15 minutes of time and finding the best mobile deal, you can add extra income.
How to Sign up for Amazon Affiliates program?
Depending on your geographical location, you can select any one of the three payment option. I prefer Check as in my country (India) there is no option for direct deposit. Or if you are a big shopaholic, you can select Amazon gift certificate and cards.
How to Monetize using Amazon Affiliate?
I assume by now you have signed up for Amazon Associates program, and next step is to get links, banners or widgets. Depending on your site niche, you can select different types of links. For example if you have a gadget blog, you can create a page call Recommended gadgets, if you have a movie or music blog, you can add a widget on the sidebar with Movie DVD’s link. Possibilities are enormous, depending on your niche, you can add links and monetize your site using Amazon.
I will be posting detailed tutorial on how to grab links for each product at Amazon. So that you can link them on your blog. On the Welcome Email, you will be receiving your Amazon affiliate ID and link for homepage. Many people asked me if Indian bloggers can join amazon affiliate or not, and the answer is yes.
To become an affiliate for Amazon, Sign up using this link: <Sign up for Amazon>
Do let us know if you face any problem signing up for Amazon affiliate program. Also share your experience as an Amazon affiliate.