You may already use Amazon as a tool to purchase your desired products. However, you might not know that Amazon is actually a great tool to make money from. Everyone thinks that the only way to make money on Amazon is through selling your own items. That is not true there is another way you can make great money and doesn’t require you to sell your own items. So what is this amazing method? It is Amazon’s affiliate program.
What is Amazon’s affiliate program?
Amazon offers an amazing affiliate program called Amazon Associates. Using this program you can make up to 10% on all sales you make happen. The best thing about this money making method is that it’s absolutely free. You can join the program just by making an account on the Amazon Associates website. From there you can choose over a million products to advertise and sell to make great money. Another benefit is that you do absolutely nothing. You don’t need to sell your own products, you don’t need to package anything, and you don’t have to ship anything out. All you do is set up an account find products to advertise and sell, then you make up to 10% of the products sale price.
How can I make money through Amazon Associates?
Making money through Amazon Associates is quite simply. The first thing you need to do is to set up an account on the Amazon Associates website. After that’s completed, you need to research and find a category that is niche but also has decent sales. You can do all the searching on Amazon’s main website. An example of that would be going to the categories section on amazon and looking for products under the hiking equipment or golfing items. Then you look to see what is selling the most in that category under the “advanced search” option Amazon provides. These are just two examples, it is recommended to do your own research on niche items that also have decent sales. Once you’ve got your category chosen, start selecting items through your Amazon Associates account to get the appropriate affiliate links.
Now that you have your items selected, create an e-commerce website around the theme of the items you chose. For example, if you chose golf items make your website about golf. It is very simple and cheap to set up a website nowadays. It is recommended to get your URL and hosting services through Hostgator or GoDaddy as both are great choices. Although it does cost a bit of money to make the website, the possible return on your investment will outweigh the costs greatly.
Once you have set up the e-commerce website and have incorporated your affiliate product links (which is easy to learn using Amazon Associates’ linking tools) you can begin to advertise the items. A good way to advertise your products is through social media. Advertising your website on Facebook is great because you can target your audience very effectively. Setting up accounts on Twitter and Instagram is great for advertising and communicating with your audience. Using relevant hashtags that are about your products and website is wonderful for garnering attraction. For example, if your product and website are about golf, you could use hashtags that are about PGA tournaments happening at the time you’re advertising. So by putting #PGA on your post, people who are searching that hashtag will see your post and eventually your products.
There are plenty of more methods that you can use to advertise the products you chose. However, using these methods provided in the article are a must follow if you want to successfully make money through Amazon Associates.
How to achieve success
This sort of money making method is great to try out. It can be a little difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it everything will get easier. Trial and error is key for this as well. If you have tried a specific category and it hasn’t worked out move on to another one. Business and money making is all about sticking to what works and trying new things out. Don’t feel bad if the first while you aren’t making money, you will eventually find success.
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