It is a myth that you need a website or a blog to start earning from Amazon affiliate. All you need to do is follow the steps in this article and a bank account.
What is Amazon Associates Program? In simple words it is just a way to refer someone the products you have been using, you like or simply that the product will suit that particular target audience or person. The way we have mouth to mouth marketing it is similar, just instead of the mouth it is going to be your affiliate link which is going to play the most important role here. Also, please understand you will only get paid if the link through which the person landed on the amazon page is through your referral link/affiliate link that is the way Amazon can track your id and pay you the commission.
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Till now, Google must have told you that to become an amazon affiliate, you need either a blog or a website of your own through which you can drive the traffic to amazon.com and when a user purchases the product recommended by you then you will get paid. Well, that is true; but, technically not the complete truth. To become an Amazon associate or signup for Amazon affiliate program, all you need is an Amazon account and a phone or a desktop. After you visit on the Amazon Associates page, you will need to click on the join now tab.
After clicking you will land upon the sign-in page for your amazon account. If you do not have an Amazon account you can create one instantly. After signing up you will get an OTP on the email you registered with. Once the verification is completed, you will land upon the below page where Amazon will ask you to fill in the details.
Make sure to fill in all the details correctly. Once that is done you will land up on the dashboard where you can click on the product linking tab, click on product links and search for the product you want to recommend.
After you search the product your searched product will be displayed below and you will see a button to get the link as mentioned in the image below.
When you click on 'Get Link' you will be redirected to the Amazon homepage where on the top left corner you will be able to see the 'Amazon Associates Sitestripe' click on the 'Get Link' option besides that and you will find your referral link. That's your amazon affiliate link you want to share with the person looking for that product. You can share this link through any medium eg. WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. When the person purchases that product you will get the percentage of the amount as per the fees that how you do amazon affiliate marketing and earn money. Remember the minimum threshold to get paid is Rs1000.
Well that was about sharing the links through the social media platforms and earning money however there is also the other side of the story. In case you own a particular website/domain/blog you can directly display the ads from amazon for different programs like the banner mentioned below.
Now apart from sharing the links with your contacts you can add these links in your blogs and the other way is by displaying amazon banners on your website. That is called as the Amazon bounty program. In the Amazon bounty program, you get display banners provided via Amazon all you need to do is copy the code and paste in on your websites header tag and all the pages you want that particular banner to display.
There are 3 sizes available from which you can choose the one which you want. Once these banners are displayed on your website, and a user signs up for Amazon prime membership you get Rs 100 flat for every signup not a bad deal at all. In case any of your family members prime account has expired you can ask them to try this. You can earn extra money. You can also earn this money by simply writing an article about Amazon prime and adding your link to Amazon purchase.
Also, I faced this issue when I first created my account and went back to sign in. By default when you land up on Amazon associates program page the URL in the search bar ends with .com instead of .in in this scenario you need to change the location which will be displayed on the top right corner and then sign in otherwise it will show you an error saying this account does not exist.
You can check out the full tutorial about how can you become an Amazon affiliate in my video below.
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