It’s easier to make money from Amazon affiliate programs than other affiliates because the site is very popular and trusted. Their commission rate ranges from 4% to 25% depending on the product category.
I have a friend who is making nothing less than $4,500 every month from Amazon commission and receives the money straight to his paypal account.
Here are the steps to start Amazon associates program
1. Choose a good product that people like to buy:
The first step in starting any affiliate program is to choose a good product that people like to buy. Don’t worry about the price. You’ll make money from it if the product is hot.
A typical example of these kind of products are fashion products, health and beauty, electronics and mobile phones. You’ll make serious money from Amazon affiliate if you promote links from any of these products.
2. Open a Review Blog
Once you pick a product you want to promote, the next thing is to create a review blog.
It’s in this review blog that you’ll publish the reviews of these products. People always like reading products reviews before they buy the products.
As you write the products review, integrate the products affiliate links at strategic location in your post with necessary call to actions.
3. Signup for Amazon associates
Now that you know the products you want to promote and a blog, go ahead and use the blog web address (URL) to signup for Amazon affiliate program. Wait for few days for approval. Hurray! You are ready to start real online business.
4. Publish product reviews with affiliate links
Now that you have a great product you want to promote, you have a review blog as well as affiliate links from the Amazon associates dashboard, the next thing is to start writing and publishing product reviews on the blog. Make sure you insert the affiliate links at strategic location in the posts.
5. Promote your Blog and Make Money Now
Yeah! The next thing is to start promoting your blog to attract users. The more users you have everyday, the more commission you’ll make.
There are many ways to promote your your blog. One of the strategy is to promote it via social networks like Facebook and twitter. You can even do advertising campaigns using Google AdWord, Facebook ads, and more.
Most importantly, make sure you create an email list of subscribers. This is one of the best ways to build an audience from scratch.
That’s it… Let me know if you have questions.