Amazon Associates ProgramWe all know about Amazon. Amazon is undoubtedly the largest e-commerce company in the world. And it is the largest company by revenue in the world too. It has a total asset of 225.2 billion USD and total equity of 62 billion USD (2019).
Amazon offers an associate program for those who have their own website, blog, YouTube channel, etc.
This is what we call Amazon Affiliate Marketing. If you sign up and join as an affiliate partner of Amazon then you’re allowed to promote Amazon products with your unique affiliate link.
How to Earn Money through Amazon Affiliate Program?
You can use your affiliate link or promotion materials (e.g. Native Ads code, banner code, etc.; which you can find on Amazon Affiliate Program Dashboard) in your blog or website to promote Amazon products on your affiliate site.
When someone clicks your affiliate product link and buys something from Amazon through your website or blog or YouTube channel, then you’ll get your referral fees as a commission.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your Amazon Associates Account. By following these guidelines you can create your own associate id. Later you can start your affiliate marketing on your website or blogs using it.
How to create an Amazon Affiliate Account?
At first, you need your own website/blog/YouTube channel. Your website always should be related to the product you’re affiliating with. As an example, if your website is technology-related; you must go for gadgets or something like that which your daily visitors may find interesting.
Visit the Amazon Associates Program Dashboard. Here is the link to Amazon Affiliate Program given below,
You’ll find a yellow button there addressing ‘sign up on the middle of the home page.
Click that yellow Sign Up button once.
Sign in using your Amazon account. Create one if you don’t have one yet. Go to the main website following this link.
Just point your mouse cursor on top of the “Hello, Sign in” Text. Then you can see a pop-up window opens as given above. Click on the yellow Sign in button which you can find on the upper right corner of the home page of Amazon.com.
Click ‘Create your Amazon account‘ which you can see as a red-block marked on the image given above for creating a new Amazon user account.
When you click on the “Create your Amazon account” button, a new user account creation form will appear just like the image given below.
Type your name, email address, and password on the form. And then re-enter your password. After providing all the information, then you are ready to create your Amazon account. Just click on the “Create your Amazon account” which is covered by a yellow-colored button.
After that, you have to verify your email address from the email sent to your address you provided during account creation. You can see an auto-generated verification link in that link. Just click it. Your Amazon account will be created instantly and you’re credentialed will be emailed to your email address.
After creating an Amazon User Account, go back to the Amazon Affiliate Program home page and sign in using your Amazon account.
After signing in, you need to provide few pieces of information regarding your affiliate program.
#1. At first, provide your address or payee information on the box as shown on the image given below,
#2. Enter the details of your website.
You need to enter at least one website link or mobile app link. You can add up to 50 links with one account.
#3. Enter a name for your associate store id. Normally a store id is always the same as the name of the website. It depends on you.
Then select the topics of the niche of your site. You have to explain how you’re creating traffic on your website/blog and the amount of traffic you usually get per month.
#4. In the next step, you have to provide your phone number.
There is an option “call me now”. If you enter your phone number and click that button then you’ll soon get a call from Amazon for an OTP. This is the last step of creating your account. After entering the OTP correctly your phone number is verified.
Check in the options box which you can see below Operating Agreement. Then click on the yellow button “Finish” which you can see on the bottom right side of the screen.
If everything is finished with success then can see that your Amazon Affiliate Account has been created and a confirmation page will open.
You have the option to provide your payment info on that page.
Select how you want to receive your payments. It’s safe to use Payoneer as your preferred payment method if you are creating an account from a country like Bangladesh or Pakistan.
This is how you can create an account for Amazon Affiliate Program. After entering your payment method you’ll be redirected to your Amazon associates homepage.
From the homepage, you’ll be able to find your affiliate link of the products you choose to promote in your publishing medium.
How to get an affiliate link of your desired Amazon Product?
Go to your Amazon Associates Homepage.
There is an option named ‘product linking’ on the menu bar just like the image given below.
Type your product name as a keyword or ASIN/ISBN Number on the form which is marked by a yellow block on the image given below. You can find an ASIN number for each product of Amazon. ASIN means Amazon Standard Identification Number. It is a ten-digit alphanumeric code.
Click the Go button
As a result, a few suggested product information will be given just below the product search form.
Click the ‘Get Link’ button of your selected product.
You’ll have a link generated. This is your affiliate link. Display it in your website or blog’s appropriate position or use it as a text link in your article.
Terms and conditions of Amazon Associate Program
For each sale generated on Amazon after clicking your unique affiliate link, you’ll get a slight amount of commission. That sale needs to be done within 24 hours since someone clicks your affiliate link.
And also if you can’t create at least 3 sales within a period of 180 days through your affiliate link, then your account will be closed.
You can create one again later.
Now, you created your affiliate account. You used your product link or promotion material on your website or blog. Is it all? No.
If your blog doesn’t have enough traffic then nobody will see your product banner or clicked your Amazon affiliate link.
In that case, SEO or search engine optimization plays a huge role in Amazon Affiliate Marketing.
You may ask-
Why SEO important?
It is important to generate traffic to your website or blog. More the traffic you have on your site/blog, there is a chance of profit will be increased.
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