Amazon Affiliate Marketing: Complete Guide For Beginners (2020)

Hey, do you want to know everything about the Amazon affiliate marketing? This is the complete guide for beginners to know about the Amazon affiliate program or Amazon associates.

The Amazon affiliate program also known as Amazon associates is the best way to monetize your blog, website, social media, YouTube channel. Lots of affiliate marketers working on this affiliate program and making thousands of dollars every month by promoting Amazon affiliate products.

The best thing about this affiliate program is it covers almost every niche. Whether you are blogging about cooking or gardening, you will find every type of product in this affiliate program. That is why it is so much popular amongst bloggers.

How Amazon Affiliate Program Works?

The Amazon affiliate program works in a simple way. You have to become an Amazon associate or Amazon affiliate marketer. Then you have to promote Amazon affiliate products by creating affiliate links. When your customers click on the links and buy products from Amazon through your affiliate link, you will earn a commission. Here you can earn up to 10% commission.

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Here we are going to talk about these topics:


How To Become An Amazon Affiliate?

If you want to become an Amazon affiliate, you have to follow 3 easy steps. So, follow all of these steps with me.

Step 1: Create A Website, Blog, App, or YouTube Channel.

This is the first step that you have to take before applying as an Amazon affiliate. You have to create a website, blog, app or YouTube channel before applying as an Amazon affiliate. The best way to promoting Amazon’s affiliate products is by blogging. So you need to start a blog first. If you have a pre-populated blog with content then it will be great for approval of your application as an Amazon affiliate.

Starting a blog is not so difficult. You just need to follow 5 simple steps:

  • Choose your blogging niche.
  • Choose the best blogging platform.
  • Domain name & hosting.
  • Design your website.
  • Install useful plugins.

Amazon will ask you about your website so you must be able to describe the purpose of your website. So, you need to have a firm idea of why are you creating your website, how you will bring traffic and the audience you will target.

Step 2: Create an Amazon Associates Account

Now, its time to create an Amazon associates account. Just follow me.

2.1 You have to visit the Amazon Associates Homepage & click on the “Join Now For Free.”

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2.2 After clicking on the “Join Now for Free” button, you will be prompted to log in to your Amazon account. If you have existing then log in if you don’t then click on the “Create Your Amazon Account” button.

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2.3 Now, you need to provide your name, email 7 passwords to create your Amazon account. After providing all of this information click on the “Create your Amazon account” button.

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2.4 After that, Amazon will send a one-time password (OTP) in your email address. Enter that number and click on the “Create your Amazon account” button.

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That’s it. You have successfully created your Amazon account. Now, let’s go to the next phase.

Step 3: Build Amazon Associates Profile

This is the crucial part. So, you need to follow my instructions. Otherwise, you may not get approval. So follow me.

3.1 First of all, you need to fill up your account information. Here you need to provide payee name (Enter the name exactly as it should appear on the check), Address, city, country, state, zip code, etc. After putting all the information click on the “Next” button.

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3.2 Now, you have to enter your website address, apps, YouTube channel, etc. Wherever you are going to promote Amazon affiliate products. Then click on the “Next” button.

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3.3 Now, you need to provide your preferred associates preferred ID (You just need to provide your website name), what are your websites or apps about, which of the following topics best describes your websites or apps, what type are your websites or apps.

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3.4 Now, you need to provide traffic & monetization information. Like how do you drive traffic to your website, how do you utilize your websites and apps to generate income, how do you build links, etc. Just answer all of these questions. Then fill up captcha characters and click on the “Finish” button.

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3.5 You will get success message. Here you can enter your payment and tax information. You can choose between Now and later. Then proceed to your dashboard.

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After completing your account, you will be sent to your personal associate homepage. Here you will find your performance dashboard.

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Important Notice: You must drive at least three qualified sales within 180 days in order to avoid termination of your associate account.


Now, its time for creating an Amazon affiliate link in order to promote. So follow all the steps.

Step 1: Choose between “Quick Links: Search For Products” and “Browse For Products.”

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“Quick Links: Search For Products” allows you to search for specific products by keyword.

“Browser For Products” allows you to search for products via categories.

Step 2: Once you find the products that you want to promote just simply click on the “Get Link” button.

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Step 3: Customize your link by choosing an add with text and image, text only, image only.

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Depending on your link type, you can customize background color, title color, and image size. Before adding the link to your site, see the preview of your link.

Step 4: You can get three type of links such as HTML link, Standard link and Short Link. Copy and paste it on your site. That’s it.

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How To Promote Amazon Products?

After creating your Amazon affiliate link, you have to promote the Amazon affiliate link in order to make sales. When you build your Amazon profile, you have provided your website or blog name so you have to promote Amazon affiliate link there.

I am going to tell you about four methods to promote Amazon products. You can add all of these methods link to your Amazon associate profile. Let’s see how you can promote Amazon affiliate products to make money.

Blog

Blogging is the best way to promote Amazon’s affiliate products. You can write articles about amazon products or you can link amazon products in your articles. Lots of successful bloggers making lots of money doing this. So, you should promote Amazon’s affiliate products in your blog.

YouTube

YouTube is another best place to promote Amazon’s affiliate products. If you see review channels on YouTube, you will see they are promoting Amazon products and making money. They are making YouTube money as well as affiliate money. So you need to start a YouTube channel where you can review Amazon products.

Apps

Apps are another way to promote Amazon products. Because nowadays billion of people using smartphones. So, if they want to use extra features on their smartphones, they need to install apps. You can create an app and promote Amazon products there.

Social Media

Social media is the best place to promote affiliate products. You can connect with billion of people through social media. There you can easily promote Amazon products in front of the billion audience. You need to target popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

So these are the four best methods that you can use for promoting Amazon affiliate products. You can use one method from this list. If you want you can use all of these methods. It’s all up to you.


Amazon Affiliate Marketing Tips

Before ending, I need to give you some tips regarding Amazon affiliate marketing. All of these tips is very important. Every successful affiliate marketer follow all of these tips. So if you want to get success in affiliate marketing then you need to follow these tips.

Promote Trustworthy Products: When you choose any products to promote always choose trustworthy products. Otherwise, your audience will not buy those products. Also, if you promote bad products that will tarnish your reputation.

Promote products that you use: When you promoting any products it is best to promote those products that you use and recommend. People will love to buy those products that anyone uses and recommend.

Be True: You have to be true with your audience. If you sell anything saying lie then next time nobody will like to buy any products through your affiliate link. Also, it will destroy your image.

Disclosure: When you promoting any products in your blog or website, always put the disclosure in your site saying “This site contains affiliate links. If you buy any products through our affiliate link, we will earn a commission. That will not charge you extra money.”

Hope this guide helps you to know about Amazon affiliate marketing. If you find it helpful then share it with your friends. If you have any questions regarding this article then ask me in the comment section.

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