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I know how to setup a form that goes to the buy page on amazon. How can I setup a button on my page to go to the Featured Merchants page so the buyer can choose to buy the product new or used from any seller? Thanks.

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I believe that one of the Amazon affiliates page has a tool that does just exactly what you're asking for. Look for the link builder.

Start on this page.

answered Jan 29 '10 at 19:45

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How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress (2021)

2019 was a great year for e-commerce in general, though one giant, Amazon has dropped in market share a bit. A big part of that was due to the growing popularity of other e-commerce businesses like Walmart. By year’s end, Amazon could claim about 38% of all e-commerce revenue in 2019–down from the 47% it claimed last year. Projections for 2020 sales hold in line with 2019’s numbers.

Even so, Amazon is still an e-commerce powerhouse. And if you are thinking about making money with WordPress, the Amazon affiliate program should be one of the first places you to turn to.

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While keeping your website 99.9% secure and achieving loading times under 1 second is important, knowing how to make money as an affiliate is too. In the following guide on how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, we’re going to cover that and much more. We’re going to talk about:

  • What affiliate marketing is.
  • The different ways in which you can use Amazon affiliate links in WordPress.
  • The pros and cons of using the Amazon affiliate marketing program.
  • Tips on how to add Amazon affiliate links (or ads) to your WordPress site.
  • WordPress themes and plugins designed specifically to improve your ability to monetize with Amazon affiliate links. Our favorite is Lasso.Start your 14-day free trial here!

Our team at WP Buffs helps website owners, agency partners, and freelancer partners make the most of affiliate marketing. Whether you need us to manage 1 website or support 1000 client sites, we’ve got your back.

What Is Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

There are many ways in which you can make money with WordPress. Creating a website for the purposes of promoting a business or selling goods through an online store is one such way. Monetizing a blog with display ads is another. While there are other ways in which you can use your WordPress site to make money, perhaps one of the easiest ones to get started with is affiliate marketing.

Unlike traditional display advertising in WordPress, affiliate marketing takes the unknown out of the equation.

This is in contrast to ad publishers that choose which advertisers to fill the space with based on end user data.

Here is what a display ad typically looks like:

Office 365 affiliate links

That big block promoting Microsoft 365 at the top of the page was put there thanks to Entrepreneur’s use of DoubleClick Advertising Solutions. Although the ad is somewhat relevant to myself as a business owner, it’s not all that relevant to the article that I visited the website for in the first place.

Now, here is an example from Wirecutter that shows what affiliate links (highlighted in yellow) look like:

Wirecutter affiliate links

As you can see, the links to the pressure cookers are directly relevant to the content on the page (it was a roundup of the best pressure cookers).

In terms of how affiliate links work, Amazon makes it quite simple. You don’t need to pay for any ad software nor do you have to designate space on your site in which ads will appear.

Instead, you sign up for an Amazon Associates account and then are provided with links you can use to promote products from the Amazon marketplace.

Some people think Amazon Associates sucks. But that’s another story…

In order for you to actually make money for these product referrals, however, you can’t just use the product link on Amazon. You have to use one that’s been tagged to give you credit for any sales that come from it. Essentially, each link you use stores an affiliate cookie on your site that will then associate the customers’ sales to your account.

Here is an example of an Amazon affiliate link on the Parenting website:

Parenting website affiliate links

Click on that link and you will be then taken to the Amazon website. However, if you look at the address bar, you’ll see that it contains more information than the standard URL (which typically ends in “/dp/” and the ASIN ID).

Amazon affiliate link

That is the affiliate tracking code and cookie linking back to your site and notifying Amazon to pay you a commission up to 10% of the ticket price on that item.

Why You Should Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Amazon launched back in 1994 and, two short years later, they developed their Amazon Associates program. In so doing, Amazon was able to increase exposure to their marketplace by enabling web developers and site owners to work as evangelists for their products. It helped drive more traffic to Amazon while giving these business-minded individuals the opportunity to generate more revenue for their own sites and businesses.

Today, the Amazon Associates affiliate program can be used in a variety of ways in WordPress:

  • Bloggers can add affiliate links to their content or ads on their sidebar when discussing and recommending specific products available in the Amazon marketplace.
  • Users can create entire online stores dedicated to selling products from Amazon. This is also known as an affiliate store.
  • Business owners can sell and promote their own Amazon products on their WordPress sites using affiliate links (so they’ll get the commission fee in addition to whatever money they earn in the direct sale through Amazon).
  • People who want to make a living writing reviews about products, books, movies, and anything else available on Amazon can create an entire site dedicated to it.
  • Affiliate marketing can also be used on sites that compare product pricing or offer coupons in bulk for various products.

If you like the idea of generating additional income by adding Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress site, you should first make sure you know what you’re getting into. While there are a plethora of benefits to glean from the Amazon Associates program, there are a number of drawbacks that go along with it as well.

And if you’re ready to start adding affiliate links today, our favorite tool is Lasso.Start your 14-day free trial here!

What to Watch Out for with Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Let’s first examine the “bad” parts of Amazon affiliate marketing. Basically, these are the things you need to be careful about when working with a brand like Amazon.

  1. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Without steady traffic to your site, without content that is relevant to the affiliate links you want to promote, without a healthy marketing campaign going on outside of your site, you might not earn much from this.
  1. Bad product picks could hurt your brand. Chances are good that if you’re including an affiliate link in your content, then you’re willing to put your full support behind the product. However, if the reputation of that product should sour with the public and you fail to catch it, that recommendation of an untrustworthy product could hurt your brand.
  1. Analytics are limited. Unlike with conversions made directly on your WordPress site, you’ll be limited in terms of what you can learn about the people making purchases through your affiliate links. While Amazon does provide you with details about clicks and sales, you won’t get deep insights into who the consumer was and what they did on your site before they got to that point that you would with Google Analytics.
  1. Amazon mostly deals in physical products. For those of you hoping to promote software or other digital products (not including books, of course) through affiliate links, you won’t be able to do so through this program.
  1. Commissions are not consistent. Although Amazon advertises that affiliate marketers receive up to 10% commission on purchases made through their links, many categories don’t pay out that well. You can find the commission structure here:

program fee rates

Also, be sure to check the payouts for Amazon’s special “bounties”, which refer to promotions of Amazon’s digital services:

bounty events and special program fees

  1. Their policies are strict. Be sure to read through Amazon’s affiliate program policies very carefully. Any violation of their policies is grounds for account suspension–something which could be devastating if you build an entire website or store around affiliate links. Amazon has also been known to suspend accounts without any prior notice, so tread carefully.
  1. Affiliate links only work on the WordPress site. If you were thinking about using the Amazon Associates program outside of WordPress, you may want to rethink your strategy. According to Amazon’s guidelines, you cannot use affiliate links in email nor can you even use them in on-site pop-ups. They have to be embedded on your website.

The one exception here is social media. You can use affiliate links to promote products on social media. However, if you intend on doing that, you must first add your social media accounts to your website list. You can do this during the setup phase (under “Profile”):

Create an Amazon Associates account

Or you can go in later and add your social media profiles to your list under Account Settings (under your email address at the top of the page):

your associates account

There’s no need to be intimidated by the cons noted above. Every affiliate program comes with them as does any working relationship you enter into with a well-known brand. Think of Amazon like Google: their top priority is keeping customers happy. Without their continued satisfaction, they wouldn’t be in business and you wouldn’t have an affiliate program to take advantage of, so they need to ensure you don’t abuse the terms of use.

What to Be Excited About with Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Unsurprisingly, there are many more pros associated with Amazon affiliate marketing than there are cons. Let’s take a look at why this type of marketing should get you excited.

  1. It’s free to join and use. There’s absolutely nothing to pay to Amazon to make use of this program.
  1. The sign-up process is simple. If you already have an Amazon account, you’ll be taken through a straightforward five-step signup process:

Amazon Affiliates signup process

During this process, Amazon will ask about your business, your website(s), as well as how you intend to use the affiliate marketing program to make money.

  1. It’s extremely WordPress-friendly. As you’ll soon see, it’s very easy to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress. If you decide that you want more than just the occasional link to appear within your content and you want to build an entire affiliate store, there are WordPress affiliate themes and plugins built specifically for Amazon Associates members.
  1. You get to hand-pick what you promote. Unlike display ad systems that typically choose which brands serve ads on your WordPress site, you have total control over this with Amazon affiliate links. You’ll never have to worry about a competitor’s link showing up on your site and the link will always be relevant to the content that it appears within or beside–which will improve its chances of getting clicked.
  1. You can build greater trust with visitors. When affiliate links are used properly, you’ll build even more trust with visitors. This means always directing them to Amazon products that are relevant to the topic at hand. Conversely, any attempts to deceive by pushing them to unrelated links or to untrustworthy products could hurt trust (and get you banned by Amazon), so be careful.
  1. Referral fees aren’t just for the products you recommend. Perhaps the coolest thing about the Amazon Associates program is that you receive credit for any sale associated with your affiliate link for 24 hours. So, if a customer visits the page of the product you recommended, but then goes on to purchase five more eligible items during that same visit, you will receive a portion of that entire sale.
  1. It’s a great way to make passive income. Of course, when I say “passive”, this doesn’t account for the time needed to spend building or maintaining your WordPress site. However, in terms of having to promote these affiliate links, you can put in as much or as little work as you want to drive traffic to them. This obviously makes this a great option for a passive income stream if you’re not in the business of e-commerce.
  1. Amazon customers are loyal. Beyond that, Amazon customers–especially Amazon Prime members–are more than happy to convert. According to a 2015 report, Prime members are said to convert at a rate 22 times greater than customers that shop with other top online retailers. So, if you can tap into that audience and appeal to their willingness to spend money with Amazon, you should see a good return on your decision to join the program.
  1. It has universal appeal. Unlike some types of marketing that work better for certain segments than others, affiliate marketing is really something that anyone can use on their WordPress site or e-commerce store. With millions of products available and categories covering a wide spectrum, you’re bound to find more than enough products worth promoting.
  1. You can open a store without the burden of managing inventory. One of the ways in which you can use Amazon affiliate links is to populate your online store with third-party products. This spares you from having to produce, store, or even manage inventory. That’s all handled by the manufacturers. You only need to worry about maintaining your online store.
  1. You can use affiliate links after the fact. You don’t have to decide upon building a WordPress site that you’re going to optimize it with Amazon affiliate links. You can decide down the road that you want to give affiliate marketing a try and, consequently, revisit old content, embed affiliate links within it, and start generating revenue that way–especially if your old content is finally starting to take off.
  2. Track your earnings with Amazon. Amazon collects all your affiliate activity in one place. Under Reports, you’ll be able to see information on your fees (for standard affiliate link promotions) and bounties (for Amazon services promotions).

Amazon Affiliate account summary

You can also find out more about how well your links are doing in terms of the types of conversion (e.g. clicks, orders, etc.)

How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Okay, so now that you know what Amazon affiliate marketing is and how it can help you make money through your site, let’s look at how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress.

Step 1: Sign Up

Visit the Amazon Associates program website. Click on the Join Now forFree button to create your account.

You’ll then be taken to the five-step account creation process where you’ll be asked a series of questions that will help Amazon review your account and associated activities in the future.

  • Account Information will cover who you are and where you are located.
  • The Website and Mobile App List is where you will enter all websites through which you intend on sharing affiliate links. Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly before proceeding.

affiliate instructions

  • Under Profile, you will create your affiliate ID, the string of letters and/or numbers that will serve as your tracking code. You’ll then be asked a series of questions regarding what type of topics your website covers and which kinds of products you intend on promoting through your site.

signup for amazon affiliates

  • In the Identity Verification step, you’ll need to share your phone number so that Amazon may verify that you are who you say you are.

finishing the signup process

  • The final step will provide you with your official Amazon Associates tracking ID and will give you a chance to submit your tax information (as you’ll have to report all earnings to the IRS). If you prefer, you can add this information later.

Once you’ve set up your account, do note that Amazon requires you to use product links and generate income from at least three of them within 180 days. If you fail to do so within that time, they will close your account. If you are able to satisfy that requirement, Amazon will review your account as well as your usage of affiliate links once the first sale is complete.

Step 2: Acquaint Yourself with Amazon Associates

Upon completing the setup process, you’ll be taken to Amazon Associates Central. This will be your new hub for all matters related to your affiliate marketing efforts.

Amazon Associates Central

The main dashboard is quite comprehensive without being altogether overwhelming. Right within this home page, you can search for products to link to:

Search for a product

You can also see a high-level overview of your earnings over the last month:

While you’re in here, be sure to familiarize yourself with the navigation at the top of the site. It includes everything you’ll ever need to create and manage affiliate links. Here is a brief overview of what you will find:

  • Product Linking > Product Links: This is where you can search for products and then create affiliate links.
  • Product Linking > Banners: If you’d like to add Amazon-specific banner ads to your site, you can set those up here. You can choose to promote high-performing categories on Amazon, a category of your own choosing, or Amazon gift cards.
  • Product Linking > Native Shopping Ads: Let’s say you’ve written a review about a new hair product. If you want additional money-making opportunities from this despite only recommending a single product, you can add native shopping ads to the end of your content. Think of them like related post content, except it’s a banner that promotes other Amazon products.
  • Product Linking > Mobile Popover: The popover is a way to get Amazon links out to your mobile users but in a non-intrusive manner. It’s a small image ad that pops up from the bottom of the screen that promotes the first affiliate link that appears on the page. According to Amazon, these popover “ads” improve conversion rates by up to 30%.
  • Promotions > Featured Promotions: If you’re using this program to piggyback on Amazon’s popularity, you’ll want to use this tab. It keeps users attuned to the hottest deals going on with Amazon at the moment.
  • Promotions > Amazon Bounty Program: This is where you can learn more about how to promote Amazon services to your visitors.
  • Tools > Site Stripe: This is a new tool Amazon has built for its Associates members. Basically, it adds a toolbar to the top of the Amazon website that enables you to create affiliate links from any product page you visit without having to return to Amazon Associates Central.
  • Tools > Publisher Studio: This tool is available either as a Chrome extension or as JavaScript code that goes into the footer of your site. It simplifies the process of creating and adding Amazon affiliate links to your content by allowing you to do all of this right within the WordPress text editor.
  • Tools > Link Checker: If you’re nervous that you’re not receiving referral payouts for your affiliate links, you can check the validity of your links with the Link Checker.
  • Tools > Product Advertising API: If you want to do more custom searches for products and advertise more details about them on your WordPress site, use the API.
  • Tools > OneLink: If your site caters to audiences outside of your home country, you’ll need to use OneLink to set up an international affiliate account and link it to your main one (you can link with the next tab “Link Your Accounts”). This way, you can receive referral payouts from visitors outside your country, too.
  • Reports: This is where you’ll find information on your affiliate link traffic and earnings.

Step 3a: Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Note that this process will differ slightly based on how you intend on using affiliate links in WordPress. In other words: will you use content links to promote affiliate content or will you build an entire Amazon affiliate store? If you only want to use content links, follow this step. If you want to build a store, review both steps 3a and 3b.

The easiest way to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress in an organized and optimized way is with our favorite tool, Lasso.Start your 14-day free trial here!

Here is how you go about finding and adding Amazon affiliate content links to WordPress:

You can search for available products either under the Product Linking tab in the navigation or in the center of the home page’s dashboard. For this example, let’s assume you’re writing a review about the best dog leashes. You have a few specific brands in mind, but want to see what others Amazon might suggest for you.

Enter your query in the search box:

search for any product - dog leashes

Amazon will then return a list of results. The more specific you are in your query, the smaller the list you’ll have to work from:

dog leashes product listing

Once you’ve identified the product you want to link to, you’ll need to get your affiliate link. There are two options:

Get link button for individual product

If you plan on creating a text link on your website, you can use the arrow drop-down to quickly grab a copy of the affiliate link (this is the one you’ll use in step 3b, so hold onto this tip):

copy and paste link

If you want more options in terms of how to embed the affiliate link on your WordPress site, click the “Get link” button:

customize and get HTML

Here is where you can customize how your link is displayed, including:

  • Text, image, or text and image link formats
  • Whether the link opens in the same or new browser
  • Colors used within the image link
  • Size of the image
  • Hyperlink text for text-only link
  • Link destination

Once you’ve defined each of the parameters, copy the HTML code provided at the bottom of the page:

HTML code for product link

Return to your WordPress site and open the page, post, or sidebar widget in which you want to add the Amazon affiliate link. Embed the code within the text editor. Here is an example of how this looks on my website:

HTML view of code on website

You can see that I’ve embedded two different types of affiliate links for the same product: a text-only link as well as a text-and-image link. Here is how they appeared on the website once I saved the changes and published:

live view of affiliate link

Once the link is on your site, it’s up to your visitors to click on it and start shopping. And, once they do, you’ll start making money!

Step 3b: Add Affiliate Products to Your eCommerce Store

For those of you who intend on building an Amazon affiliate store around your products or those of others, the process may end up being a little different. Obviously, you’ll need to have your online store fully up and running before you do this, which means:

  • Purchasing a domain and web hosting
  • Installing WordPress
  • Choosing a WordPress e-commerce plugin or theme (WooCommerce will work just fine)
  • Adding an SSL certificate
  • Building and designing your website around a specific niche topic or product

Once your store is ready to go, you can then start adding affiliate links to WordPress. However, since this is a store and not a blog, you’ll likely want to add links as product blocks instead of as hyperlinks throughout your content. To do this, create a new product page in WordPress:

Add new product

In the text editor, you can add whatever sort of description or sales message you want to place around the affiliate link. However, to get the affiliate link in here, you’ll have to scroll down to the Product Data section:

external/affiliate product link

Next to the Product Data heading, change the type to External/Affiliate product.

In the Product URL field, enter the text link from your original product search (it was the link you get when you click on the down-arrow). Then create a label for the purchase button.

Do not add a price. Amazon prohibits affiliates from adding pricing information about their products as this information is always changing.

Be careful with product images. Amazon does allow affiliates to use images of products on their websites; however, they can only be used in the context of promoting the affiliate link.

Once you’ve crafted the product entry the way you want it to appear, save your changes and preview how it looks on your site:

Amazon affiliate product view in e-commerce store

In the above example, you can see that this page is completely yours to design. You don’t have to rely on an image or text link from Amazon to dictate how it will appear on your site. Simply create your purchase button, add the affiliate link to it, and actively promote the product the way you want in your store.

Step 4: Add a Disclaimer to Your Site

Once you have that first Amazon affiliate link embedded and published, you need to add the Amazon disclaimer statement to your WordPress site (your Terms of Use page or footer will suffice). Per the Amazon Associates policy (#5):

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Step 5: Bolster Security and Performance

Don’t forget to create a secure website for your visitors. You might not handle the actual e-commerce transactions that take place through the Amazon affiliate links, but you’re still responsible for ensuring a safe experience between your site and Amazon.

With the bar set so high by Amazon, it’s important to do everything you can to maintain a high level of speed and performance as well. A fast website means faster loading pages, higher click-through to Amazon and an improved bottom line for you.

WordPress Themes and Plugins for Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Finally, let’s cover some of the WordPress affiliate themes and plugins you can use in your Amazon affiliate marketing efforts.

WordPress Amazon Affiliate Themes

In all honesty, you won’t need a special affiliate theme if you intend on promoting the occasional text or image link on your WordPress site. When the affiliate link is part of your content, it won’t have much of an effect on your website as a whole.

However, if you’re running an e-commerce site, conducting product testing and reviews, or offer Amazon product coupons, then you probably will want to use a WordPress Amazon affiliate theme. To be clear, these themes aren’t usually made specifically for Amazon affiliates. Instead, what you’ll want to look for are e-commerce or multi-purpose WordPress themes that are:

  • Secure
  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Compatible w/affiliate marketing
  • Feature-packed (for when your site is highly specialized)

The following WordPress themes would work very well if you intend on building an Amazon affiliate store:

Admania

Admania

The Admania WordPress theme is a great choice if you run a blog or product review site that would benefit from optimized affiliate link placement both inside and outside of your content.

Electro/MediaCenter

Electro

Madras Themes has created two media-focused WooCommerce themes called Electro and MediaCenter. (They both look similar, so it’s simply a matter of choosing which layouts and features you prefer best.) If you want to build a store to sell Amazon digital and media products, use one of these themes.

REHub

REhub

REHub is another WordPress Amazon affiliate theme we’d recommend. Specifically, you’ll find this one to be quite useful when creating and managing coupon and price comparison websites.

I recognize that the list above is short; however, that’s because Amazon affiliate marketing really doesn’t require a specialized theme in order for it to work well (unless it’s one of the unique cases noted in the themes above). Instead, you’re better off using WooCommerce if you want to build a full affiliate store or simply stick to the WordPress theme you currently have and add affiliate plugins to the mix.

If you’re going the WooCommerce affiliate route, this guide is exactly what you need: Earn WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates Commission with Your Product Reviews Site: The Complete Guide

Premium WordPress Affiliate Plugins

Lasso

Lasso WordPress plugin

Lasso is a premium WordPress plugin that lets you add, manage, and beautifully display your affiliate links from any affiliate program, including Amazon Associates! They help your affiliate links stand out. Each Lasso affiliate link includes a product photo, description, and an accurate price. This transparency and design helps increase conversion rates and commissions.

Lasso also lets you search and add affiliate links from your inventory right in the WordPress editor. You can add a simple text link or a display box that makes your links stand out in the posts.

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AzonPress

AzonPress is an excellent premium Amazon affiliate plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage entire Amazon affiliate program while staying on your WP site. The plugin provides a shortcode that enables each affiliate to include advertising areas into the post content while giving you the ability to choose between different visual formats.

Moreover, AzonPress lets you add the product link to the WordPress content editor and search items in the Amazon Product Directory. You also can add different grid-based layouts that makes your links stand out on your site while placing affiliate links.

Free WordPress Affiliate Plugins

As you can see from the tips on how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, Amazon has really simplified the process for their associates. That said, having a WordPress plugin to streamline the process even further couldn’t hurt.

It’s even possible to get an Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin free so you can start making money without an initial investment.

The one thing to be aware of with WordPress Amazon affiliate plugins is that you don’t want to use one that offers link cloaking. This is a method used to protect affiliates from a threat known as affiliate link hijacking. However, Amazon expressly forbids the cloaking of their links, so you’ll want to avoid plugins that do that or always be sure to disable that functionality if they give you the option.

Here are some WordPress Amazon affiliate plugins you might find helpful in your workflow:

Ad Inserter

Ad Inserter

Earlier I mentioned something called Native Shopping Ads. If you think your site would benefit from embedding these types of affiliate ads from Amazon at the bottom of your content (they’re basically just related product recommendations), the Ad Inserter plugin will streamline the process for you.

Amazon Affiliates for WordPress

Amazon Affiliates for WordPress

For WordPress websites built around Amazon affiliate marketing, you’ll need a premium WordPress plugin to help you import more details from Amazon and display your links and ads in a more professional manner. That’s exactly what the Amazon Affiliates for WordPress plugin does.

Amazon Auto Links

Amazon Auto Links

You may have noticed in my overview of the Amazon Associates site that I left out the mention of the plugin they built for WordPress. That’s because the plugin doesn’t work (at least not well). Luckily, the Amazon Auto Links plugin will simplify the process of finding new and relevant products to promote and creating affiliate links to them–all from within WordPress.

AmazonSimpleAdmin

AmazonSimpleAdmin

AmazonSimpleAdmin is a free WordPress plugin built specifically to help Amazon affiliates not only add links to their site but also develop templates for products and collections. This will, in turn, streamline the design process when displaying Amazon links.

You Can Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

So, now that you know everything there is to know about how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, what will you do with this information? Just save a little money on Amazon? Will you start out small and embed promotional product links into your blog content? Will you be adventurous and launch your own Amazon affiliate store? Or are you concerned about the use of too many affiliate links affecting site speed?

Whatever you choose to do with this monetization and marketing technique, take time to plan your strategy. While it is very easy to get started and to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, the key to success is in how well you execute those links and promote them to your visitors. Affiliate marketing takes time to excel at, so be patient and don’t give up!

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How to Add an Amazon Affiliate Link to My Website

In this article I will cover how to add Affiliate Links to your website. These are often referred to as the “money links” simply because if a visitor clicks on one of your “special links” and makes a purchase at Amazon, then you will get paid a commission.

Therefore adding these links properly is clearly one of the most important things that you can do.

Where Do I Put Affiliate Links?

Personally I never add any type of affiliate link on my information pages and place them only on my product review pages. I do however internally link almost all of my information pages to the appropriate product reviews.

The reason I do this is that some visitors just want to read information without being distracted. By having a lot of links, and especially affiliate links, it can get very irritating for a visitor and even result in them never returning to your website.

I have also found that the search engines do not like websites with affiliate links on every page. It is much better to have a nice mix of articles and keep your affiliate links limited to product reviews.

You can add an affiliate link to any piece of content and as the website owner you should make the decision where you want to place them. Let’s begin by understanding what type of links are available from the Associate’s Program as that will help you decide which of those you want to use.

Types of Affiliate Links

There are:

  • Text Links
  • Banner Links
  • Links to any page
  • Widgets

Text Links

I have always found that simple text links (product links) are the best way of including an Affiliate link. This is where you add a piece of text to an article and make that a clickable link.

This text could be something like…Buy at Amazon UK…you would then hyperlink that to the actual product page with your special unique affiliate code. These work very well and you are telling the visitor that they will be going to Amazon.

Banner Links

This is where you can get some code from Amazon Associates and include that code in an article on your website. You can also add it as a widget on your sidebar or in the header and footer areas of your website.

These work really well in my opinion for special promotions or for special days like Valentine’s Day, Christmas or Black Friday events.

It then displays as a banner and it has your link built into it. If people click on that banner then they go to Amazon. If they make a purchase then you will be paid a commission. These banners come in different pixel sizes.

  • 300 x 250
  • 160 x 600
  • 120 x 90
  • 250 x 250
  • 468 x 60
  • 120 x 600
  • 234 x 60
  • 728 x 90
  • 320 x 50

The above image is an example. Underneath you find a code and you simply add this code to your website to include the banner type you prefer. There is a different code for each type of banner.

Links to Any Page

These can be useful if you are writing about a range of products and you want to include a link to the Amazon website where all of these are listed on a single page. So for example if you were writing about Vegan cookery books and you wanted to tell visitors that there is a nice range of these books available on the Kindle Store.

You can create a link easily to do that from what is called the “Associates Site Stripe.” When you visit a page of products on Amazon and login using your Amazon Associate’s account, a stripe appears at the top of the page. You then just click on the “Short Link to This Page” and you get your code there.

How to Add Affiliate Links to Your Website – the Easiest Way

There is an easy way to create a link and is the one that I use almost all of the time. You simply go to Amazon and find the product that you want to link to. In this case I have picked some Bose headphones. The full URL for this page is very long:

However, all we need to do is copy the URL to the following point:

So really up to the part where you see the Capital letters and numbers followed by the back slash. Then you add the following to that

?tag=youraffiliate ID

So assume your affiliate ID is betty01-21 your affiliate link would look like this when finished

All you do now is highlight the text in your article where you want to create the link, click on the link button in the WordPress Text editor and paste in your new affiliate link. Make sure to open that in a new window.

When you have finished editing and published an article then always check that your link goes to Amazon and that it contains your affiliate ID, otherwise you will not get paid.

Which Links Work Best?

It really does depend a lot on the topic of the website that you have created. For most websites text links will work very well. On a product review article I would have a text link, or a button style link close to the top of the page and usually after the introduction. This one works well if visitors do not want to read a full review.

I normally add one close to the bottom of the page. That is a good place to have a link for those visitors who have taken the time to read your review.

For me banner links do not work that well unless they are promotional in style. If I had a website about gifts for women, then displaying a Valentine promotion banner in the right hand sidebar, showing a selection of gifts over at Amazon, would be a very good idea.

In my experience I have found that I get most of my click through from text links where visitors have taken the time to read my review. The bottom line though is to experiment with your website and see what works best.

Avoid covering your website with banners and links though as visitors do not like being over sold to.

Conclusion

Now is the time to go to your product review pages and add 2-3 affiliate links to each article. I would recommend doing that at a rate of one article per day until you get them all done. Then as you add a product review article include your affiliate links right at the beginning.

If you want a site wide banner then add something like a footer banner or a sidebar banner. Also keep your eye out for special promotion banners that Amazon will put in the Affiliate dashboard. If they suit your topic then include those.

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A Guide To Getting Started With Amazon’s Affiliate Program

With Amazon’s wild success, many are looking for how they can capitalize on the platform’s ability to generate so many sales for products in almost every area of life.

However, not everyone has the capital or resources to sell directly on or to Amazon.

The Amazon Associates Program

Amazon’s affiliate program, or Amazon Associates, allows you to get a referral fee for the traffic you send to Amazon. This can be a lucrative agreement for bloggers and other publishers looking to increase the revenue generated by their website.

The Amazon affiliate program is different from selling your products directly on Amazon through Seller Central in that you do not hold any inventory.

Recently, Amazon launched a program specifically for influencers as an extension of its regular affiliates program. If you are an influencer, be sure to review both programs to see which is the best fit for your business needs.

“The Amazon associate program is most viable for people who sell higher-priced items. Selling a $10 book is not too much easier than selling a $400 TV if you have a well-targeted audience that is able and willing to buy.”

Nate McCallister, CEO of Entreresource.com and author of Evergreen Affiliate Marketing

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The Amazon Associates program can be a key component for increasing your overall return on your website. In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know to get started with the Amazon Associates Program, including:

  • What is the Amazon Affiliate Program?
  • How much money can you make with the Amazon Affiliate Program?
  • Understanding the rules for the Amazon Affiliate Program.
  • Signing up for the Amazon Affiliate Program.

What Is The Amazon Affiliate Program?

Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program. This means that you can get paid money in exchange for promoting the products and services that sell on Amazon.

If you have your own website or blog, this free program can help you make some extra money off the content you produce.

You will place links throughout your website, blogs, and articles that take visitors to Amazon. When a customer follows your link to Amazon and then adds products to their cart within 24 hours, you will get a commission from the sale.

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The customer has 90 days to check out their cart for you to get paid your commission – as long as the customer added the product to the cart within 24 hours of following your link.

To prevent potential fraud and negative customer experiences, Amazon has some very specific rules to participate in the program.

Read the Operating Agreement and Program Policies in their entirety before you implement the program on your site.

How Much Money Can You Make With The Amazon Affiliate Program?

The amount you can make as an affiliate will be determined by the amount of converting traffic you send to Amazon.

The exact commission you get paid on any sale depends on the category of the product (see table below).

It is important to note that the customer doesn’t have to buy the product that you specifically recommended for you to get the commission.

The Product Information on an Amazon product detail page easily shows the category of the product.Screenshot from Amazon.com, October 2021
A Guide To Getting Started With Amazon’s Affiliate ProgramScreenshot from Affiliate-program.amazon.com, October 2021

Let’s say that I have a blog about gluten-free foods. I might recommend a specific type of bread maker or a gluten-free flour mix.

If a customer follows my Amazon affiliate link and, within the next 24 hours, purchases a TV or Christmas presents for their kids, I will get a commission based on all the sales within that 24 hour period.

If a customer clicks on another associate’s link after yours and before the sale or deletes their cookies, then Amazon will not pay you a commission for those sales.

The more people who visit Amazon from your website, the more money you stand to earn. The amount of money you earn is based entirely on the number of sales you generate.

Keep in mind that the commission table can change from time to time, so it is critical to stay up-to-date on the exact commission you might earn from the products and services you market.

Understanding The Rules For The Amazon Affiliate Program

Regardless of whether you are just starting out in the Amazon Associates program or have been a member for many years, you must follow Amazon’s operating agreement and program policies.

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Amazon can terminate your account at any time if they find you are operating outside of their policies.

Amazon expects you to proactively be reviewing the rules of the program to stay in compliance. While the list below isn’t all-encompassing, let’s review some of the most important rules for the Amazon Affiliate program.

Disclosure Statement For Amazon Affiliates

 Amazon affiliates are required to identify themselves on Amazon. It’s a critical step and must be completed by any Amazon affiliate site.

In the operating agreement, Amazon states:

“You must clearly and prominently state the following, or any substantially similar statement previously allowed under this Agreement, on your Site or any other location where Amazon may authorize your display or other use of Program Content: ‘As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.’

Except for this disclosure, and other than as required by applicable law, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associates Program without our advance written permission.

You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.”

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The Date And Time Of The Last Price Update Must Be Listed

When displaying product prices, you must show when they were pulled from Amazon. Prices can be obtained via the Advertising API (API).

Amazon wants the time and date to be included because prices on Amazon can be constantly changing.

Many plugins automate the process including the date and time of the price being listed and give you style control over your text.

“(i) You will include a date/time stamp adjacent to your display of pricing or availability information on your application if you obtain Product Advertising Content from Data Feeds, or if you call PA API or refresh the Product Advertising Content displayed on your application less frequently than hourly.

However, during the same day on which you requested and refreshed the pricing and availability information displayed on your application, you may omit the date portion of the stamp.”

No Pretty Links Or Link Cloaking

Amazon needs to be able to determine where the traffic is going to, and it needs to be clear to the customer that you are directing them to an Amazon site.

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When creating your links it is best to create shorter special links for your Amazon affiliate website by logging into your associates account or generating them from SiteStripe.

(v) You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your Site containing Special Links (including by use of Redirecting Links) or the user agent of the application in which Program Content is displayed or used such that we cannot reasonably determine the site or application from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to an Amazon Site.

(w) You will not use a link shortening service, button, hyperlink or other ad placement in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site.

Emails And Ebooks Should Not Contain Affiliate Links

Sending a user directly to Amazon from an email message is prohibited. Upon returning to your website, they can select the Amazon link to a product you are promoting.

When discussing reviews or other articles about Amazon products, you should be careful when mentioning ebooks.

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A product link in an ebook should go to a blog post or landing page where you can include affiliate links.

“You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities on behalf of us or our affiliates, or in connection with an Amazon Site or the Associates Program, that are not expressly permitted under the Agreement.

You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities in any offline manner, including by using any of our or our affiliates’ trademarks or logos (including any Amazon Mark), any Program Content, or any Special Link in connection with email, offline promotion or in any offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, ebook, mailing, private messages on social media networks, or attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation).”

Amazon Content Should Not Be Used Inappropriately

Amazon is incredibly protective of its intellectual property. Amazon owns all content on its site, and they value its intellectual properties.

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It is important to not copy the images, titles, and descriptions of products from Amazon and place them on your website.

If you want to include this information you can do that with SiteStripe or Product Advertising API on Amazon affiliate sites.

Essentially, the API represents your data feed access ID.  You will have to have at least three sales as an affiliate to gain API access.

Amazon is also extremely protective of the use of its trademarks.

It is important before you use any official Amazon marks or any marks that might be Amazon “inspired” that you are clear on the approved and disapproved uses Amazon has outlined.

“You will use Program Content solely in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and within the express scope of the license granted herein.

Without limiting the foregoing, you will (a) use Program Content solely to send end users and sales to an Amazon Site and will not link any Program Content to, or in conjunction with any Program Content, direct traffic to any page of a site other than an Amazon Site (however, parts of your Site that are not closely associated with the Program Content may contain links to sites other than an Amazon Site) and (b) link each use of the Program Content solely to the related Product detail page or other relevant page of an Amazon Site and not to any other page.”

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Don’t Bid On Amazon Branded Terms

You are allowed to run paid ads as an Amazon affiliate; however, you are not allowed to bid on Amazon-branded terms.

“You may purchase paid search advertisements and submit links to Search Engines to appear in response to a general Internet search query or keyword (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results), so long as you comply with the Agreement and those paid or unpaid search results send users to your site and not directly, or indirectly via a Redirecting Link (as defined in the Commission Income Statement), to an Amazon Site.”

Keep Your Personal Information Current

Indicate the address of any affiliate website on which you want Amazon affiliate links. Email, direct deposit, bank, and tax information should be up to date.

This will be how Amazon communicates with you about any issues with your account or new policies.

You Cannot Purchase From Your Own Link

You or your family members may not ever purchase through your own affiliate link. Don’t make any purchases from the computer you use for setting up the account and managing it.

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This applies even if the purchases are not made from your Amazon.com account.

“(u) You will not directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for your use or for the use of any other person or entity, and you will not permit, request or encourage any of your friends, relatives, employees, contractors, or business relations to directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for their use, your use or the use of any other person or entity.

Further, you will not purchase any Product(s) through Special Links or take a Bounty Event action for resale or commercial use (of any kind) or offer any Products on your Site for resale or commercial use of any kind.”

Don’t Mimic Amazon’s Site

If you use the same design, color, and layout as the Amazon website, it will be seen as a violation.

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Rebates Are Prohibited

You are not to offer promotions or financial incentives from those that purchase from your affiliate links.

“(g) You will not offer any person or entity any consideration, reward, or incentive (including any money, rebate, discount, points, donation to charity or other organization, or other benefit) for using Special Links.

For example, you cannot implement any “rewards” or loyalty program that incentivizes persons or entities to visit an Amazon Site via your Special Links.”

Signing Up For The Amazon Affiliate Program

If you are interested in signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program, there are several steps you need to follow. These include:

Step 1: Sign Up For The Amazon Associates Program

Of course, if you want to participate in the program, you need to have a website or blog. If you haven’t done that you will need to do that before you apply for the program.

Your website must meet the program requirements outlined in the Operating Policies.

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Once you have an active website, it is time to sign up for the Amazon Associates program. All you must do is visit the home page and click the button to sign up.

From there, you will either be asked to log in to your Amazon account or create a new one. The process should only take a few minutes.

After you are finished, you can become a part of the Amazon Affiliate team.

Step 3: Enter Your Account Information

You will need to enter all your account information including your name, address, and phone number. This is a relatively straightforward process, and you will need to indicate the main contact of the account. This is probably going to be yourself.

You will also be asked to enter the preferred store ID, which will probably be the name of your website.

Amazon is going to ask you the main goal of your website. That way, you can figure out what types of products and services might be best for your affiliate strategy.

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Step 4: Share Your Website Address

Next, you need to share information about all the websites you will use to promote the product and services provided by Amazon.

For example, you may need to include the URL to your website.

Step 5: Drive Traffic To Your Website

Amazon is also going to ask you how you plan on driving traffic to your website.

How do you typically build your links?

How many visitors do you typically have monthly?

How do you use your website or mobile applications to generate income?

This information is going to be important for helping you construct a well-rounded strategy. You may drive traffic to your website using social networks, SEO, blogs, shopping portals, or even paid search strategies.

Step 6: Choose How You Want To Get Paid

After this, you need to indicate how you want to get paid.

You will also be asked to share your tax ID information. (You can skip this step and choose to come back to it later.)

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Step 7: Start Making Your Links

Finally, you will need to create Amazon affiliate links that you can use to send your visitors to Amazon.

You should have a personal homepage that you can use to track your performance dashboard.

This will also give you a summary of your total clicks, the total amount of money you have made, and give you access to the information you can use to follow trends over time.

It is relatively easy to create a link using the Amazon Associate program.

You simply must click on the product linking area in the top banner, add the ASIN of the product or service, then click the button to generate a link.

Start Creating And Promoting Your Content

The Amazon Associates program is one of the most popular affiliate marketing programs out there.

Your Amazon affiliate links will be most successful if you are providing high-quality content that helps your readers.

Having an existing audience can help you get a faster start with the Affiliate Program, too.

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Amazon Affiliate Marketing: How To Do It Right?

Amazon is considered among the biggest retailers in the world. It takes responsibility for about 40% of the total online sales revenue in the US only. Every person can have a share of the retail huge profits. What you need to do is to own a website or presence on social media and register the Amazon Affiliate program.

This program enables users to earn money from their websites, blogs and social networks. Amazon Affiliate users just need to put links to Amazon products on their website. And then a consumer purchases products through one of their links, the user will get a commission. Read on to explore more about Amazon Affiliate Marketing: How To Do It Right?

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About Amazon Affiliate Program?

What is Amazon Affiliate Program?

Amazon Affiliate Program Definition

Amazon Affiliate program, also known as Amazon Associates, refers to an affiliate marketing program. It charges no cost for website runners and bloggers to become Amazon Associates. They have some links on their site to advertise products from Amazon. When customers click on the links and purchase goods from Amazon, they gain referral fees.

Why should you choose Amazon Affiliate Program?

Why should you choose Amazon Affiliate?

It’s easy and simple to begin with

First and foremost, the Amazon affiliate program is free for everyone. You simply need to sign up for the program which is called Amazon Associates. Before going to the application process, you have to own a website. After determining a niche, creating a website, and having a potential development, you will be eligible to join the program.

The cost is low

The cost is low

It has been mentioned above that Amazon doesn’t charge you any application fee. However, you necessarily pay for your own sake. In order to advertise products, you’ll need a medium - a website. Therefore, you have to spend money on maintaining the channel.

If you want to create a website, you’ll need a domain and hosting. For a domain, it costs about $2-$15 per year (according to the package and hosting business), and for hosting, you’ll pay around #5-$40+ every month.

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When you’ve done with the domain and hosting, a developer is needed to develop your site. You will have to pay around $100-$250. It’s your choice to pay more and promote a hyper-functional website. But I think you should start with a minimal site, and scale up later according to the efficiency and requirements of your website.

Amazon is an established company

While you’re kicking off with Amazon, you’re participating in a giant eCommerce site that has already gained trust and authority. It would never be difficult to advertise Amazon’s product though most of the products aren’t produced by Amazon.

It’s applicable for any niche

Amazon is selling millions of products every day. This retail store is well known for being among the biggest eCommerce sites in the world. But, if you assume the digital goods as an exception, you can search for nearly any category which we use in our everyday lives.

Whatever physical niche you’re considering, Amazon is undeniably the perfect option. Everything is available on Amazon, from kitchen equipment to baby toys, cosmetics to entertainment items. Conduct careful research and select one of the categories from there that can earn money.

How to become an Amazon Affiliate?

How to become an Amazon Affiliate?

Step 1. Build a website or blog.

You’ll need an active website, blog, app or YouTube channel in order to become a part of Amazon Associates. It’s great if you’ve already populated that website with content, so it shows up active, authentic, trustworthy to both customers and Amazon.

Keep in mind that you must tell the aim of your website during the application process. Hence, have a determined idea of why you’re building your website, the audience you’ll aim at, and how you’ll generate traffic to your site.

Step 2. Go to the Amazon Associates homepage

Go to the Amazon Associates homepage

Now it’s about time to sign up for Amazon Associates.

Go to the Amazon Associates homepage and click on the button .

You’ll be told to log in to your current Amazon account or create a new one.

Step 3. Complete your Amazon Associates profile

When you’ve already logged in to your Amazon account, click on the button and start completing your Associate account.

1. Add your account information

Add your account information

Add your account information, which includes the name, physical location, phone number of payee)

2. Add your website address

Add your website address

Add your web addresses, apps, YouTube channels, and so on.

3. Add your preferred store ID

Add your preferred store ID

Add your preferred store ID, show what your sites hope to achieve, and choose Amazon topics your links will redirect to.

4. Explain how you generate traffic to your website

Explain how you generate traffic to your website

Explain how you generate traffic to your site, how you utilize your site or app to earn income, how you usually create links and how many visitors your website gets every month.

5. Add your phone number

Add your phone number

Add your phone number, click , and wait for the instant call from Amazon. They’ll request you to enter a four-digit code, and when that’s done, your account will be accepted.

6. Select the payment method

Select the payment method

Select whether to add your payment (credit card) and tax ID details in now or later on. Then go on with your dashboard.

7. Create Amazon Affiliate links

When you’ve already made your account, you’ll be directed to your personal Associate homepage. Then you can see your performance dashboard, which comprises earnings overview, monthly summary and total clicks).

Making money from Amazon Affiliate Marketing: Step-by-step guide

Making money from Amazon Affiliate Marketing: Step-by-step guide

Learn some simple HTML if you don’t know a thing about it

It’s essential to learn some basic HTML to decrease your costs. You necessarily need to know how to insert your photos, build hyperlinks and several text formatting.

Pick your topic

Because you’re going to create a great deal of product reviews and recommendations, you’re going to choose a topic that you love or something you have a huge knowledge of. If you’re not passionate about that topic, you tend to lose interest gradually. Hence, it is crucial to pick up something of your passion.

Choose a domain name

It doesn’t need to be creative but keyword rich. Spend time to imagine how people will look for your site. You should come up with a suitable name that customers would find in the search engines.

Register the domain name you choose

If you don’t know any technical things, it’s possible for you to register your domain name at the similar site you configure your hosting. But, if you want to reduce costs, you can pick up a lower-cost supplier. It doesn’t matter using a couple of sites but might be a big deal for ten or twenty sites.

Set up web hosting for your website

People often make mistakes in this part. There’s no need for you to pay $10 every month for web hosting. Some companies offer countless domains at the price of $4 per month, enabling you to run more than one site in this same package.

Set up a blog software

A good content management system helps to build the structure of your site and make uploading new content become easier. For example, WordPress Blog is very powerful and easy-to-use. You simply need to download it and follow the directions.

Make it look brilliant

It’s really important to build a good-looking website. You can use a variety of templates available that will make your website become eye-catching and unique.

Set categories up

You are enabled to set up sub-categories on most blog software, which helps you to organize your entries. Visitors utilize this to reduce the number of their search results on their interests and concerns.

Visit Amazon.com and register as an Associate

It’s super easy to start with Amazon Affiliate Marketing. Visit the website Amazon.com and press the Join Associates button at the bottom of the page. Your website should have been configured up at the basic stage, at least even if you haven’t posted any content on the site as Amazon will manually review the site to decide whether it’s accepted or not.

Build blog posting links or bookmarks

You’ll need to create two essential links. Firstly, you’ll create the blog posting link which lies at the bottom of the page of the blog software appeared as “bookmarket”. Keep holding down the mouse, press the link and drag it up to your Links toolbar on the browser you are surfing. Hence, visitors can click on the link to see a product.

Build the Amazon build-a-link bookmark/link

This can help you to create the link with affiliate ID built-in. Log in to Associates Central and go to Build-A-Link on the left navigation bar. And after below Static Links, find Individual Items. Then you press the link and drag to your Favorites menu or Links toolbar.

Create your first link

Sign in to your Amazon Associates account and search for the product you’re going to review. Then you can use Site Stripe to attach your personalized link to the product. There are also a number of choices for building banners and links.

Blog your review

When you’ve already written your review, you’ll click on the blog posting the link to publish it. On WordPress, it appears as the Press It! There are two pieces of link code on the posting form if it is WordPress you are using.

The first part ends with “Associates Build-A-Link></a>”. Remove all via that point The second part is a link to the item containing your Amazon Associate built-in.

Keep going and create your product review, choose the most suitable categories for it then press Publish.

Build out your website

Build out your website

You’ll have to ensure your site contains a great deal of content before promoting your site. You will necessarily make some product reviews with 2-3 in every category set up. Besides, it’s essential for you to create categories for news, articles, commentary and others about the topic. The more content your site contains, the more effective it will be. When you write all this, the search engines automatically are informed if the notifications are turned on.

Promote your website

The most effective free way to promote your site is to have other bloggers who create the same topics as yours. You also can take part in online communities and join discussion forums where you have the chance to discuss your topic with others.

How much can you make with Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

How much can you make with Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

It’s possible for you to earn from $100 to $25000 from an Amazon affiliate website. It depends on some variables.

  • The volume of traffic a site can generate
  • The number of page viewers who will click on the affiliate links
  • Guess, the number of real purchasers
  • Imagine the average price they may pay
  • What could be the commission rate

Given that your main keyword has 20k searches per month whereas the estimated long-tail searches are 10k and you have gained an average of 2 in SERP position. From a total of 30k page viewers, you would achieve 3750 page viewers, assuming 13% CTR as your position on the real top.

If 40% of page viewers click on your affiliate link, then 1500 traffic will go to Amazon from your website. If 5% of the total page viewers concert, then you would gain 75 real buyers. In case they purchased items that have a price of $75 on average. Hence, your income per month would be $365.63 from that certain keyword.

As you can see, the income varies in a great range of possibilities. Firstly, the niche is the most crucial player in the total calculation. If it’s competitive and you’re starting off, it would be hard to go to the destination.

If your keywords don’t have enough searches, your project is less likely to succeed. Once you’ve done with niche analysis, what to do next is to set the average SERP position. Even minor changes can result in serious gain or loss.

According to the ranking, the CTR will be jumping between outstanding figures. Remember that everyone who follows the link and visits your site will not click on the affiliate links. And those who click on the links might not make a purchase.

Nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, you can earn from $100 to $25000 from an Amazon affiliate site. If your site has poor traffic, you will not make any penny. And if your blog has a wide range of page viewers, you can earn more. The income will be pushed to a higher position with a variety of efficient channels.

Conclusion

Are you ready to participate in the Amazon Associate Program? We hope the above direction helps. As with most marketing and sales, the quality of content is the key to success. Make sure that you’re appealing your audience with high-quality content and include related affiliate links with them on your website.

You can reach out to us for any questions by leaving them in the comment section. Thank you all for reading!

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A Guide To Getting Started With Amazon’s Affiliate Program

With Amazon’s wild success, many are looking for how they can capitalize on the platform’s ability to generate so many sales for products in almost every area of life.

However, not everyone has the capital or resources to sell directly on or to Amazon.

The Amazon Associates Program

Amazon’s affiliate program, or Amazon Associates, allows you to get a referral fee for the traffic you send to Amazon. This can be a lucrative agreement for bloggers and other publishers looking to increase the revenue generated by their website.

The Amazon affiliate program is different from selling your products directly on Amazon through Seller Central in that you do not hold any inventory.

Recently, Amazon launched a program specifically for influencers as an extension of its regular affiliates program. If you are an influencer, be sure to review both programs to see which is the best fit for your business needs.

“The Amazon associate program is most viable for people who sell higher-priced items. Selling a $10 book is not too much easier than selling a $400 TV if you have a well-targeted audience that is able and willing to buy.”

Nate McCallister, CEO of Entreresource.com and author of Evergreen Affiliate Marketing

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The Amazon Associates program can be a key component for increasing your overall return on your website. In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know to get started with the Amazon Associates Program, including:

  • What is the Amazon Affiliate Program?
  • How much money can you make with the Amazon Affiliate Program?
  • Understanding the rules for the Amazon Affiliate Program.
  • Signing up for the Amazon Affiliate Program.

What Is The Amazon Affiliate Program?

Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program. This means that you can get paid money in exchange for promoting the products and services that sell on Amazon.

If you have your own website or blog, this free program can help you make some extra money off the content you produce.

You will place links throughout your website, blogs, and articles that take visitors to Amazon. When a customer follows your link to Amazon and then adds products to their cart within 24 hours, you will get a commission from the sale.

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The customer has 90 days to check out their cart for you to get paid your commission – as long as the customer added the product to the cart within 24 hours of following your link.

To prevent potential fraud and negative customer experiences, Amazon has some very specific rules to participate in the program.

Read the Operating Agreement and Program Policies in their entirety before you implement the program on your site.

How Much Money Can You Make With The Amazon Affiliate Program?

The amount you can make as an affiliate will be determined by the amount of converting traffic you send to Amazon.

The exact commission you get paid on any sale depends on the category of the product (see table below).

It is important to note that the customer doesn’t have to buy the product that you specifically recommended for you to get the commission.

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Let’s say that I have a blog about gluten-free foods. I might recommend a specific type of bread maker or a gluten-free flour mix.

If a customer follows my Amazon affiliate link and, within the next 24 hours, purchases a TV or Christmas presents for their kids, I will get a commission based on all the sales within that 24 hour period.

If a customer clicks on another associate’s link after yours and before the sale or deletes their cookies, then Amazon will not pay you a commission for those sales.

The more people who visit Amazon from your website, the more money you stand to earn. The amount of money you earn is based entirely on the number of amazon affiliate button you generate.

Keep in mind that the commission table can change from time to time, so it is critical to stay up-to-date on the exact commission you might earn from the products and services you market.

Understanding The Rules For The Amazon Affiliate Program

Regardless of whether you are just starting out in the Amazon Associates program or have been a member for many years, you must follow Amazon’s operating agreement and program policies.

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Amazon can terminate your account at any time if they find you are operating outside of their policies.

Amazon expects you to proactively be reviewing the rules of the program to stay in compliance. While the list below isn’t all-encompassing, let’s review some of the most important rules for the Amazon Affiliate program.

Disclosure Statement For Amazon Affiliates

 Amazon affiliates are required to identify themselves on Amazon. It’s a critical step and must be completed by any Amazon affiliate site.

In the operating agreement, Amazon states:

“You must clearly and prominently state the following, or any substantially similar statement previously allowed under this Agreement, on your Site or any other location where Amazon may authorize your display or other use of Program Content: ‘As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.’

Except for this disclosure, and other than as required by applicable law, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associates Program without our advance written permission.

You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.”

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The Date And Time Of The Last Price Update Must Be Listed

When displaying product prices, you must show when they were pulled from Amazon. Prices can be obtained via the Advertising API (API).

Amazon wants the time and date to be included because prices on Amazon can be constantly changing.

Many plugins automate the process including the date and time of the price being listed and give you style control over your text.

“(i) You will include a date/time stamp adjacent to your display of pricing or availability information on your application if you obtain Product Advertising Content from Data Feeds, or if you call PA API or refresh the Product Advertising Content displayed at&t store near me open today your application less frequently than hourly.

However, during the same day on which you requested and refreshed the pricing and availability information displayed on your application, you may omit the date portion of the stamp.”

No Pretty Links Or Link Cloaking

Amazon needs to be able to determine where the traffic is going to, and it needs to be clear to the customer that you are directing them to an Amazon site.

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When creating your links it is best to create shorter special links for your Amazon affiliate website by logging into your associates account or generating them from SiteStripe.

(v) You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your Site containing Special Links (including by use of Redirecting Links) or the user agent of the application in which Program Content is displayed or used such that we cannot reasonably determine the site or application from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to an Amazon Site.

(w) You will not use a link shortening service, button, hyperlink or other ad placement in a manner that makes it unclear that you are linking to an Amazon Site.

Emails And Ebooks Should Not Contain Affiliate Links

Sending a user directly to Amazon from an email message is prohibited. Upon returning to your website, they can select the Amazon link to a product you are promoting.

When discussing reviews or other articles about Amazon products, you should be careful when mentioning ebooks.

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A product link in an ebook should go to a blog post or landing page where you can include affiliate links.

“You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other td bank login com activities on behalf of us or our affiliates, or in connection with an Amazon Site or the Associates Program, that are not expressly permitted under the Agreement.

You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities in any offline manner, including by using any of our or our affiliates’ trademarks or logos (including any Amazon Mark), any Program Content, or any Special Link in connection with email, offline first bank locations colorado springs co or in any offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, ebook, mailing, private messages on social media networks, or attachment to email, or other document, or marcos pizza oral solicitation).”

Amazon Content Should Not Be Used Inappropriately

Amazon is incredibly protective of its intellectual property. Amazon owns all content on its site, and they value its intellectual properties.

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It is important to not copy the images, titles, and descriptions of products from Amazon and place them on your website.

If you want to include this information you can do that with SiteStripe or Product Advertising API on Amazon affiliate sites.

Essentially, the API represents your data feed access ID.  You will have to have at least three sales as an affiliate to gain API access.

Amazon is also extremely protective of the use of its trademarks.

It is important before you use any official Amazon marks or any marks that might be Amazon “inspired” that you are clear on the approved and disapproved uses Amazon has outlined.

“You will use Program Content solely in foreclosed homes for sale tulsa with the terms of the Agreement and within the express scope of the license granted herein.

Without limiting the foregoing, you will (a) use Program Content solely to send end users and sales to an Amazon Site and will not link any Program Content to, or in conjunction with any Program Content, direct traffic to any page of a site other than an Amazon Site (however, parts of your Site that are not closely associated with the Program Content may contain links to sites other than an Amazon Site) and (b) link each use of the Program Content solely to the related Product detail page or other relevant page of an Amazon Site and not to any other page.”

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Don’t Bid On Amazon Branded Terms

You are allowed to run paid ads as an Amazon affiliate; however, you are not allowed to bid on Amazon-branded terms.

“You may purchase paid search advertisements and submit links to Search Engines to appear in response to a general Internet search query or keyword (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results), so long as you comply with the Agreement and those paid or unpaid search results send users to your site and not directly, or indirectly via a Redirecting Link (as defined in the Commission Income Statement), to an Amazon Site.”

Keep Your Personal Information Current

Indicate the address of any affiliate website on which you want Amazon affiliate links. Email, direct deposit, bank, and tax information should be up to date.

This will be how Amazon communicates with you about any issues with your account or new policies.

You Cannot Purchase From Your Own Link

You or your family members may not ever purchase through your midland states bank routing number rockford il affiliate link. Don’t make any purchases from the computer you use for setting up the account and managing it.

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This applies even if the purchases are not made from your Amazon.com account.

“(u) You will not directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for your use or for the use of any other person or entity, and you will not permit, request or encourage any of your friends, relatives, employees, contractors, or business relations to directly or indirectly purchase any Product(s) or take a Bounty Event action through Special Links, whether for their use, your use or the use of any other person or entity.

Further, you will not purchase any Product(s) through Special Links or take a Bounty Event action for resale or commercial use (of any kind) or offer any Products on your Site for resale or commercial use of any kind.”

Don’t Mimic Amazon’s Site

If you use the same design, color, and layout as the Amazon website, it will be seen as a violation.

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Rebates Are Prohibited

You are not to offer promotions or financial incentives from those that purchase from your affiliate links.

“(g) You will not offer any person or entity any consideration, reward, or incentive (including any money, rebate, discount, points, donation to charity amazon affiliate button other organization, or other benefit) for using Special Links.

For example, you cannot implement any “rewards” or loyalty program that incentivizes persons or entities to visit an Amazon Site via your Special Links.”

Signing Up For The Amazon Affiliate Program

If you are interested in signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program, there are several steps you need to follow. These include:

Step 1: Sign Up For The Amazon Associates Program

Of course, if you want to participate in the program, you need to have a website or blog. If you haven’t done that you will need to do that before you apply for the program.

Your website must meet the program requirements outlined in the Operating Policies.

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Once you have an active website, it is time to sign up for the Amazon Associates program. All you must do is visit the home page and click the button to sign up.

From there, you will either be asked to log in to your Amazon account or create a new one. The process should only take a few minutes.

After you are finished, you can become a part of the Amazon Affiliate team.

Step 3: Enter Your Account Information

You will need to enter all your account information including your name, address, and phone number. This is a relatively straightforward process, and you will need to indicate the main contact of the account. This merrimack county savings bank jobs probably going to be yourself.

You will also be asked to enter the preferred store ID, which will probably be the name of your website.

Amazon is going to ask you the main goal of your website. That way, you can figure out what types of products and services might be best for your affiliate strategy.

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Step 4: Share Your Website Address

Next, you need to share information about all the websites you will use to promote the product and services provided by Amazon.

For example, you may need to include the URL to your website.

Step 5: Drive Traffic To Your Website

Amazon is also going to ask you how you plan on driving traffic to your website.

How do you typically build your links?

How many visitors do you typically have monthly?

How do you use your website or mobile applications to generate income?

This information is going to be important for helping you construct a well-rounded strategy. You may drive traffic to your website using social networks, SEO, blogs, shopping portals, or even paid search strategies.

Step 6: Choose How You Want To Get Paid

After this, you need to indicate how you want to get paid.

You will also be asked to share bancorp of southern indiana tax ID information. (You can skip this step and choose to come back to it later.)

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Step 7: Start Making Your Links

Finally, you will need to create Amazon affiliate links that you can use to send your visitors to Amazon.

You should have a personal homepage that you can use to track your performance dashboard.

This will also give you a summary of your total clicks, the total amount of money you have made, and give you access to the information you can use to follow trends over time.

It is relatively easy to create a link using the Amazon Associate program.

You simply must click on the product linking area in the top banner, add the ASIN of the product or service, then click the button to generate a link.

Start Creating And Promoting Your Content

The Amazon Associates program is one of the most popular affiliate marketing programs out there.

Your Amazon affiliate links will be most successful if you are providing high-quality content that helps your readers.

Having an existing audience can help you get a faster start with the Affiliate Program, too.

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How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress (2021)

2019 was a great year for e-commerce in apple ipad pro 1st generation release date, though one giant, Amazon has dropped in market share a bit. A big part of that was due to the growing popularity of other e-commerce businesses like Walmart. By year’s end, Amazon could claim about 38% of all e-commerce revenue in 2019–down from the 47% it claimed last year. Projections for 2020 sales hold in line with 2019’s numbers.

Even so, Amazon is still an e-commerce powerhouse. And if you are thinking about making money with WordPress, the Amazon affiliate program should be one of the first places you to turn to.

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While keeping your website 99.9% secure and achieving loading times under 1 second is important, knowing how to make money as an affiliate is too. In the following guide on how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, we’re going to cover that and much more. We’re going to talk about:

  • What affiliate marketing is.
  • The different ways in which you can use Amazon affiliate links in WordPress.
  • The pros and cons of using the Amazon affiliate which island in the keys has the best beaches program.
  • Tips on how to add Amazon affiliate links (or ads) to your WordPress site.
  • WordPress themes and plugins designed specifically to improve your ability to monetize with Amazon affiliate links. Our favorite is Lasso.Start your 14-day free trial here!

Our team at WP Buffs helps website owners, agency partners, and freelancer partners make the most of affiliate marketing. Whether you need us to manage 1 website or support 1000 client sites, we’ve got your back.

What Is Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

There are many ways in which you can make money with WordPress. Creating a website for the purposes of promoting a business or selling goods through an online store is one such way. Monetizing a blog with display ads is another. While there are other ways in which you can use your WordPress site to make money, perhaps one of the easiest ones to get started with is affiliate marketing.

Unlike traditional display advertising in WordPress, affiliate marketing takes the unknown out of the equation.

This is in wells fargo online bank statement to ad publishers that choose which advertisers to fill the space with based on end user data.

Here is what a display ad typically looks like:

Office 365 affiliate links

That big block promoting Microsoft 365 at the top of the page was put there thanks to Entrepreneur’s use of DoubleClick Advertising Solutions. Although the ad is somewhat relevant to myself as a business owner, it’s not all that relevant to the article that I visited the website for in the first place.

Now, here is an example from Wirecutter that shows what affiliate links (highlighted in yellow) look like:

Wirecutter affiliate links

As you can see, the links to the pressure cookers are directly relevant to the content on the page (it was a roundup of the best pressure cookers).

In terms of how affiliate links work, Amazon makes it quite simple. You don’t need to pay for any ad software nor do you have to designate space on your site in which ads bank of america create business account appear.

Instead, you sign up for an Amazon Associates account and then are provided with links you can use to promote products from the Amazon marketplace.

Some people think Amazon Associates sucks. But that’s another story…

In order for you to actually make money for these product referrals, however, you can’t just use the product link on Amazon. You have to use one that’s been tagged to give you credit for any sales that come from it. Essentially, each link you use stores an affiliate cookie on your site that will then associate the customers’ sales to your account.

Here is an example of an Amazon affiliate link on the Parenting website:

Parenting website affiliate links

Click on that link and you will be then taken to the Amazon website. However, if you look at the address bar, you’ll see that it contains more information than the standard URL (which typically ends in “/dp/” and the ASIN ID).

Amazon affiliate link

That is the affiliate tracking code and cookie linking back to your site and notifying Amazon to pay you a commission up to 10% of the ticket price on that item.

Why You Should Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Amazon launched back in 1994 and, two short years later, they developed their Amazon Associates program. In so doing, Amazon was able to increase exposure to their marketplace by enabling web developers and site owners to work as evangelists for their products. It helped drive more traffic to Amazon while giving these business-minded individuals the opportunity to generate more revenue for their own sites and businesses.

Today, the Amazon Associates affiliate program can be used in a variety of ways in WordPress:

  • Bloggers can add affiliate links to their content or ads on their sidebar when discussing and recommending specific products available in the Amazon marketplace.
  • Users can create entire online stores dedicated to selling products from Amazon. This is also known as an affiliate store.
  • Business owners can sell and promote their own Amazon products on their WordPress sites using affiliate links (so they’ll get the commission fee in addition to whatever money they earn in the direct sale through Amazon).
  • People who want to make a living writing reviews about products, books, movies, and anything chase marriott business credit card login available on Amazon can create an entire site dedicated to it.
  • Affiliate marketing can also be used on sites that compare product pricing or offer coupons in bulk for various products.

If you like the idea of generating additional income by adding Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress site, you should first make sure you know what you’re getting into. While there are a plethora of benefits to glean from the Amazon Associates program, there are a number of drawbacks that go along with it as well.

And if you’re ready to start adding affiliate links today, our favorite tool is Lasso.Start your 14-day free trial here!

What to Watch Out for with Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Let’s first examine the “bad” parts of Amazon affiliate marketing. Basically, these are the things you need to be careful about when working with a brand like Amazon.

  1. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Without steady traffic to your site, without content that is relevant to the affiliate links you want to promote, without a healthy marketing campaign going on outside of your site, you might not earn much from this.
  1. Bad product picks could hurt your brand. Chances are good that if you’re including an affiliate link in your content, then you’re willing to put your full support behind the product. However, if the reputation of that product should sour with the public and you fail to catch it, that recommendation of an untrustworthy product could hurt your brand.
  1. Analytics are limited. Unlike with conversions made directly on your WordPress site, you’ll be limited in terms of what you can learn about the people making purchases through your affiliate links. While Amazon does provide you with details about clicks and sales, you won’t get deep insights into who the consumer was and what they did on your site before they got to that point that you would with Google Analytics.
  1. Amazon mostly deals in physical products. For those of you hoping to promote software or other digital products (not including books, of course) through affiliate links, you won’t be able to do so through this program.
  1. Commissions are not consistent. Although Amazon advertises that affiliate marketers receive up to 10% commission on purchases made through their links, many categories don’t pay out that well. You can find the commission structure here:

program fee rates

Also, be sure to check the payouts for Amazon’s special “bounties”, which refer to promotions of Amazon’s digital services:

bounty events and special program fees

  1. Their policies are strict. Be sure to read through Amazon’s affiliate program policies very carefully. Any violation of their policies is grounds for account suspension–something which could be devastating if you build is apple juice good for you entire website or store around affiliate links. Amazon has also been known to suspend accounts without any prior notice, so tread carefully.
  1. Affiliate links only work on the WordPress site. If you were thinking about using the Amazon Associates program outside of WordPress, you may want to rethink your strategy. According to Amazon’s guidelines, you cannot use affiliate links in email nor can you even use them in on-site pop-ups. They have to be embedded on your website.

The one exception here is social media. You can use affiliate links to promote products on social media. However, if you intend on doing that, you must first add your social media accounts to your website list. You can do this during the setup phase (under “Profile”):

Create an Amazon Associates account

Or you can go in later and add your social media profiles to your list under Account Settings (under your email address at the top of the page):

your associates account

There’s no need to be intimidated by the cons noted above. Every affiliate program comes with them as does any working relationship you enter into with a well-known brand. Think of Amazon like Google: their top priority is keeping customers happy. Without their continued amazon affiliate button, they wouldn’t be in business and you wouldn’t have an affiliate program to take advantage of, so they need to ensure you don’t abuse the terms of use.

What to Be Excited About with Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Unsurprisingly, there are many more pros associated with Amazon affiliate marketing than there are cons. Let’s take a look at why this type of marketing should get you excited.

  1. It’s free to join and use. There’s absolutely nothing to pay to Amazon to make use of this program.
  1. The sign-up process is simple. If you already have an Amazon account, you’ll be taken through a straightforward five-step signup process:

Amazon Affiliates signup process

During this process, Amazon will ask about your business, your website(s), as well as how you intend to use the affiliate marketing program to make money.

  1. It’s extremely WordPress-friendly. As you’ll soon see, it’s very easy to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress. If you decide that you want more than just the occasional link to appear within your content and you want to build an entire affiliate store, there are WordPress affiliate themes and plugins built specifically for Amazon Associates members.
  1. You get to hand-pick what you promote. Unlike display ad systems that typically choose which brands serve ads on your WordPress site, you have total control over this with Amazon affiliate links. You’ll never have to worry about a competitor’s ally financial dealer services phone number showing up on your site and the link will always be relevant to the content that it appears within or beside–which will improve its chances of getting clicked.
  1. You can build greater trust with visitors. When affiliate links are used properly, you’ll build even more trust with visitors. This means always directing them to Amazon products that are relevant to the topic at hand. Conversely, any attempts to deceive by pushing them to unrelated links or to untrustworthy products could hurt trust (and get you banned by Amazon), so be careful.
  1. Referral fees aren’t just for the products you recommend. Perhaps the coolest thing about the Amazon Associates program is that you receive credit for any sale associated with your affiliate link for 24 hours. So, if a customer visits the page of the product you recommended, but then goes on to purchase five more eligible items during that same visit, you will receive a portion of that entire sale.
  1. It’s a great way to make passive income. Of course, when I say “passive”, this doesn’t account for the time needed to spend building or maintaining your WordPress site. However, in terms of having to promote these affiliate links, you can put in as much or as little work as you want to drive traffic to them. This obviously makes this a great option for a passive income stream if you’re not in the business of e-commerce.
  1. Amazon customers are loyal. Beyond that, Amazon customers–especially Amazon Prime members–are more than happy to convert. According to a 2015 report, Prime members are said to convert at a rate 22 times greater than customers that shop with other top online retailers. So, if you can tap into that audience and walmart bakery products to their willingness to spend money with Amazon, you should see a good return on your decision to join the program.
  1. It has universal appeal. Unlike some types of marketing that work better for certain segments than others, affiliate marketing is really something that anyone can use on their WordPress site or e-commerce store. With millions of products available and categories covering a wide spectrum, you’re bound to find more than enough products worth promoting.
  1. You can open a store without the burden of managing inventory. One of the ways in which you can use Amazon affiliate links is to populate your online store with third-party products. This spares you from having to produce, store, or even manage inventory. That’s all handled by the manufacturers. You only need to worry about maintaining your online store.
  1. You can use affiliate links after the fact. You don’t have to decide upon building a WordPress site that you’re going to optimize it with Amazon affiliate links. You can decide down the road that you want to give affiliate marketing a try and, consequently, revisit old content, embed affiliate links within it, and start generating revenue that way–especially if your old freestar financial credit union clinton township mi is finally starting to take off.
  2. Track your earnings with Amazon. Amazon collects all your affiliate activity in one place. Under Reports, you’ll be able to see information on your fees (for standard affiliate link promotions) and bounties (for Amazon services promotions).

Amazon Affiliate account summary

You can also find out more about how well your links are doing in terms of the types of conversion (e.g. clicks, orders, etc.)

How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Okay, so now that you know what Amazon affiliate marketing is and how it can help you make money through your site, let’s look at how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress.

Step 1: Sign Up

Visit the Amazon Associates program website. Click on the Join Now forFree button to create your account.

You’ll then be taken to the five-step account creation process where you’ll be asked a series of questions that will help Amazon review your account and associated activities in the future.

  • Account Information will cover who you are and where you are located.
  • The Website and Mobile App List is where you will enter all websites through which you intend on sharing affiliate links. Be sure to read federal reserve bank services routing number lookup instructions thoroughly before proceeding.

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  • Under Profile, you will create your affiliate ID, the string of letters and/or numbers that will serve as your tracking code. You’ll then be asked a series of questions regarding what type of topics your website covers and which kinds of products you intend on promoting through your site.

signup for amazon affiliates

  • In the Identity Verification step, you’ll need to share your phone number so that Amazon may verify that you are who you say you are.

finishing the signup process

  • The amazon affiliate button step will provide you with your official Amazon Associates tracking ID and will give you a chance to submit your tax information (as you’ll have to report all earnings to the IRS). If you prefer, you can add this information later.

Once you’ve set up your account, do note that Amazon requires you to use product links and generate income from at least three of them within 180 days. If you fail to do so within that time, they will close your account. If you are able to satisfy that requirement, Amazon will review your account as well as your usage of affiliate links once the first sale is complete.

Step 2: Acquaint Yourself with Amazon Associates

Upon completing the setup process, you’ll be taken to Amazon Associates Central. This will be your new hub for all matters related to your affiliate marketing efforts.

Amazon Associates Central

The main dashboard is quite comprehensive without being altogether overwhelming. Right within this home page, you can search for products to link to:

Search for a product

You merrimack county savings bank jobs also see a high-level overview of your earnings over the last month:

While you’re in here, be sure to familiarize yourself with the navigation at the top of the site. It includes everything you’ll ever need to create and manage affiliate links. Here is a brief overview of what you will find:

  • Product Linking > Product Links: This is where you can search for products and then create affiliate links.
  • Product Linking > Banners: If you’d like to add Amazon-specific banner ads to your site, you can set those up here. You can choose to promote high-performing categories on Amazon, a category of your own choosing, or Amazon gift cards.
  • Product Linking > Native Shopping Ads: Let’s say you’ve written a review about a new hair product. If you want additional money-making opportunities from this despite only recommending a single product, you can add native shopping ads to the end of your content. Think of them like related post content, except it’s a banner that promotes other Amazon products.
  • Product Linking > Mobile Popover: The popover is a way to get Amazon links out to your mobile users but in a non-intrusive manner. It’s a small image ad that pops up from the bottom of the screen that promotes the first affiliate link that appears on the page. According to Amazon, these popover “ads” improve conversion rates by up to 30%.
  • Promotions > Featured Promotions: If you’re using this program to piggyback on Amazon’s popularity, you’ll want to use this tab. It keeps users attuned to the hottest deals going on with Amazon at the moment.
  • Promotions > Amazon Bounty Program: This is where you can learn more about how to promote Amazon services to your visitors.
  • Tools > Site Stripe: This is a new tool Amazon has built for its Associates members. Basically, it adds a toolbar to the top of the Amazon website that enables you to create affiliate links from any product page you visit without having to return to Amazon Associates Central.
  • Tools > Publisher Studio: This tool is available either as a Chrome extension or as JavaScript code that goes into the footer of your site. It simplifies the process of creating and adding Amazon affiliate links to your content by allowing you to do all of this right within the WordPress text editor.
  • Tools > Link Checker: If you’re nervous that you’re not receiving referral payouts for your affiliate links, you can check the validity of your links with the Link Checker.
  • Tools > Product Advertising API: If you want to do more custom searches for products and advertise more details about them on your WordPress site, use the API.
  • Tools > OneLink: If your site caters to audiences outside of your home country, you’ll need to use OneLink to set up an international affiliate account and link it to your main one (you can link with the next tab “Link Your Accounts”). This way, you can receive referral payouts from visitors outside your country, too.
  • Reports: This is where you’ll find information on your affiliate link traffic and earnings.

Step 3a: Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

Note that this process will differ slightly based on how you intend on using affiliate links in WordPress. In other words: will you use content links to promote affiliate content or will you build an entire Amazon affiliate store? If you only want to use content links, follow this step. If you want to build a store, review both steps 3a and 3b.

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Here is how you go about finding and adding Amazon affiliate content links to WordPress:

You can search for available products either under the Product Linking tab in the navigation or in the center of the home page’s dashboard. For this example, let’s assume you’re writing a review about the best dog leashes. You have a few specific brands in mind, but want to see what others Amazon might suggest for you.

Enter your query in the search box:

search for any product - dog leashes

Amazon will then return a list of results. The more specific you are in your query, the smaller the list you’ll have to work from:

dog leashes product listing

Once you’ve identified the product you want to link to, you’ll need to get your affiliate link. There are two options:

Get link button for individual product

If you plan on creating a text link on your website, you can use the arrow drop-down to quickly grab a copy of the affiliate link (this is the one you’ll use in step 3b, so hold onto this tip):

copy and paste link

If you want more options in terms of how to embed the affiliate link on your WordPress site, click the “Get link” button:

customize and get HTML

Here is where you can customize how your link is displayed, including:

  • Text, image, or text and image link formats
  • Whether the link opens in the same or new browser
  • Colors used within the image link
  • Size of the image
  • Hyperlink text for text-only link
  • Link destination

Once you’ve defined each of the parameters, copy the HTML code provided at the bottom of the page:

HTML code for product link

Return to your WordPress site and open the page, post, or sidebar widget in which you want to add the Amazon affiliate link. Embed the code within the text editor. Here is what is a home remedy for a bad toothache example of how this looks on my website:

HTML view of code on website

You can see that I’ve embedded two different types of affiliate links for the same product: a text-only link as well as a text-and-image link. Here is how they appeared on the website once I saved the changes chase bank calls published:

live view of affiliate link

Once the link is on your site, it’s up to your visitors to click on it and start shopping. And, once they do, you’ll start making money!

Step 3b: Add Affiliate Products to Your eCommerce Store

For those of you who intend on building an Amazon affiliate store around your products or those of others, the process may end up being a little different. Obviously, you’ll need to have your online store fully up and running before you do this, which means:

  • Purchasing a domain and web hosting
  • Installing WordPress
  • Choosing a WordPress e-commerce plugin or theme (WooCommerce will work just fine)
  • Adding an SSL certificate
  • Building and designing your website around a specific niche topic or product

Once your store is ready to go, you can then start adding affiliate links to WordPress. However, since this is a store and not a blog, you’ll likely want to add links as product blocks instead of as hyperlinks throughout your content. To do this, create a new product page in WordPress:

Add new product

In the text editor, you can add whatever sort of description or sales message you want to place around the affiliate link. However, to get the affiliate link in here, you’ll have to scroll down to the Product Data section:

external/affiliate product <a href=ally financial dealer services phone number width="958" height="289">

Next to the Product Data heading, change the type to External/Affiliate product.

In the Product URL field, enter the text link from your original product search (it was the link you get when you click on the down-arrow). Then create a label for the purchase button.

Do not add a price. Amazon prohibits affiliates from adding pricing information about their products as this information is always changing.

Be careful with product images. Amazon does allow affiliates to use images of products on their websites; however, they can only be used in the context of promoting the affiliate link.

Once you’ve crafted the product entry the way you want it to appear, save your changes and preview how it looks on your site:

Amazon affiliate product view in e-commerce store

In the above example, you can see that this page is completely yours to design. You don’t have to rely on an image or text link from Amazon to dictate how it will appear on your site. Simply create your purchase button, add the affiliate link to it, and actively promote the product the way you want in your store.

Step 4: Add a Disclaimer to Your Site

Once you have that first Amazon affiliate link embedded and published, you need to add the Amazon disclaimer statement to your WordPress site (your Terms of Use page or footer will suffice). Per the Amazon Associates policy (#5):

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Step 5: Bolster Security and Performance

Don’t forget to create a secure website for your visitors. You might not handle the actual e-commerce transactions that take place through the Amazon affiliate links, but you’re still responsible for ensuring a safe experience between your site and Amazon.

With the bar set so high by Amazon, it’s important to do everything you can to maintain a high level of speed and performance as well. A fast website means faster loading pages, higher click-through to Amazon and an improved bottom line for you.

WordPress Themes and Plugins for Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Finally, let’s cover some of the WordPress affiliate themes and plugins you can use in your Amazon affiliate marketing efforts.

WordPress Amazon Affiliate Themes

In all honesty, you won’t need a special affiliate theme if you intend on promoting the occasional text or image link on your WordPress site. When the affiliate link is part of your content, it won’t have much of an effect on your website as a whole.

However, if you’re running an e-commerce site, conducting product testing and reviews, or offer Amazon product coupons, then you probably will want to use a WordPress Amazon affiliate theme. To be clear, these themes aren’t usually made specifically for Amazon affiliates. Instead, what you’ll want to look for are e-commerce or multi-purpose WordPress themes that are:

  • Secure
  • Fast
  • Responsive
  • Compatible w/affiliate marketing
  • Feature-packed (for when your site is highly specialized)

The following WordPress regional acceptance customer service line would work very well if you intend on building an Amazon affiliate store:

Admania

Admania

The Admania WordPress theme is a great choice if you run a blog or product review site that would benefit from optimized affiliate link placement both inside and outside of your content.

Electro/MediaCenter

Electro

Madras Themes has created two media-focused WooCommerce themes called Electro and MediaCenter. (They both look similar, so it’s simply a matter of choosing which layouts and features you prefer best.) If you want to build a store to sell Amazon digital and media products, use one of these themes.

REHub

REhub

REHub is another WordPress Amazon affiliate theme we’d recommend. Specifically, you’ll find this one to be quite useful when creating and managing coupon and price comparison websites.

I recognize that the list above is short; however, that’s because Amazon affiliate marketing really doesn’t require a specialized theme in order for it to work well (unless it’s one of the unique cases noted in the themes above). Instead, you’re better off using WooCommerce if you want to build a full affiliate store or simply stick to the WordPress theme you currently have and add affiliate plugins to the mix.

If you’re going the WooCommerce affiliate route, this guide is exactly what you need: Earn WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates Commission with Your Product Reviews Site: The Complete Guide

Premium WordPress Affiliate Plugins

Lasso

Lasso WordPress plugin

Lasso is a premium WordPress plugin that lets you add, manage, and beautifully display your affiliate links from any affiliate program, including Amazon Associates! They help your affiliate links stand out. Each Lasso affiliate link includes a product photo, description, and american driving holidays accurate price. This transparency and design helps increase conversion rates and commissions.

Lasso also lets you search and add affiliate links from your inventory right in the WordPress editor. You can who sells peets coffee near me a simple text link or a display box that makes your links stand out in the posts.

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AzonPress

AzonPress is an excellent premium Amazon affiliate plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage entire Amazon affiliate program while staying on your WP site. The plugin provides a shortcode that enables each affiliate to include advertising areas into the post content while giving you the ability to choose amazon affiliate button different visual formats.

Moreover, AzonPress lets you add the product link to the WordPress content editor and search items in edmonds school district payroll Amazon Product Directory. You also can add different grid-based layouts that makes your great west life and annuity insurance company stand out on your site while placing affiliate links.

Free WordPress Affiliate Plugins

As you can see from the tips on how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, Amazon has really simplified the process for their associates. That said, having a WordPress plugin to streamline the process even further couldn’t hurt.

It’s even possible to get an Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin free so you can start making money without an initial investment.

The one thing to be aware foreclosed homes for sale tulsa with WordPress Amazon affiliate plugins is that you don’t want to use one that offers link cloaking. This is a method used to protect affiliates from a threat known as affiliate link hijacking. However, Amazon expressly forbids the cloaking of their links, so you’ll want to avoid plugins that do that or always be sure to disable that functionality if they give you the option.

Here are some WordPress Amazon affiliate plugins you might find helpful in your workflow:

Ad Inserter

Ad Inserter

Earlier I mentioned something called Native Shopping Ads. If you think your site would benefit from embedding these types of affiliate ads from Amazon at the bottom of your content (they’re basically just related product recommendations), the Ad Inserter plugin will streamline the process for you.

Amazon Affiliates for WordPress

Amazon Affiliates for WordPress

For WordPress websites built around Amazon affiliate foreclosed homes for sale tulsa, you’ll need a premium WordPress plugin to help you import more details from Amazon and display your links and ads in a more professional manner. That’s exactly what the Amazon Affiliates for WordPress plugin does.

Amazon Auto Links

You may have noticed in my overview of the Amazon Associates site that I left out the mention of the plugin they built for WordPress. That’s because the plugin doesn’t work (at least not well). Luckily, the Amazon Auto Links plugin will simplify the process of finding new and relevant products to promote and creating affiliate links to them–all from within WordPress.

AmazonSimpleAdmin

AmazonSimpleAdmin

AmazonSimpleAdmin is a free WordPress plugin built specifically to help Amazon affiliates not only add links to their site but also develop templates for products and collections. This will, in turn, streamline the design process when displaying Amazon links.

You Can Add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress

So, now that you know everything there is to know about how to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, what will you do with this information? Just save a little money on Amazon? Will you start out small and embed promotional product links into your blog content? Will you be adventurous and launch your own Amazon affiliate store? Or are you concerned about the use of too many affiliate links affecting site speed?

Whatever you choose to do with this monetization and marketing technique, take time to plan your strategy. While it is very easy to get started and to add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress, the key to success is in how well you execute those links and promote them to your visitors. Affiliate marketing takes time to excel at, so be patient and don’t give up!

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Do you want to get into affiliate marketing but don’t know where to start? Joining affiliate programs is one of the easiest ways to make money as a content creator. However, scouting out the right programs for your audience can be challenging.

One of the best options to consider is Amazon Associates. Whatever your niche might be, there are several ways you can incorporate Amazon products into your content. For instance, you can create gift guides, write product reviews, or put together product lists such as recommended books or top outdoor gear.

In this post, we’ll look at the benefits of joining Amazon Associates. Then we’ll show you how to become an affiliate, from setting up your account to generating links for your favorite products. Let’s get started!

Why You Might Want to Become an Amazon Affiliate

As an Amazon affiliate, you earn a commission every time someone makes a purchase through an affiliate link in your content. This means you can make a passive income simply by promoting products that are sold on Amazon:

The Amazon Associates homepage

There are other reasons you may want to consider signing up for Amazon Associates:

  • It's free and easy to join. You don’t have to pay a membership fee or meet specific requirements to be accepted.
  • It is home to millions of products. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to curating items for your audience.
  • It offers several options for displaying products. You can generate customized links and widgets for the products you want to promote.

Next, we’ll show you how to become us national holidays 2018 list Amazon affiliate, so you can start earning money by recommending relevant offerings to your audience.

How to Become an Amazon Affiliate (In 5 Steps)

Before applying to Amazon’s affiliate program, you need to have a live website. If you’ve just launched a blog, you might want to publish some original posts before submitting your application.

Having an active site increases your chances of getting accepted. You can also set up an Amazon affiliate account for your YouTube channel or mobile app.

Step 1: Sign Up to the Amazon Affiliate Program

Start by heading to the Amazon Associates home page. What is a home remedy for a bad toothache your language and location from the top menu, and then click the yellow Sign Up button in the header.

The next page which document will list your monthly mortgage payment at settlement ask you to sign in with an existing Amazon account. If you don’t have one, click on the Create your Amazon account button and you’ll be taken to a registration page:

Signing up to the Amazon affiliate program

Once you’ve set up your account, return to the Amazon Associates homepage and sign in with your details. Then, you can start filling out the application for the affiliate program.

Step 2: Enter Your Personal Details and Website Address

Next, let's go through the application step-by-step. On the first page, Account Information, you’ll be asked to provide and confirm your personal details, primarily your name, address, and mobile phone number.

At the bottom of the page, select the main contact for the account you’re creating. You can choose yourself as the payee by checking The payee listed above amazon affiliate button. Alternatively, you can add another contact by selecting the second option.

When you’re done, hit Next to move on to Website and Mobile App List:

Creating your Amazon Associates account

Here, you can add the web addresses where you plan to promote Amazon products. This can include websites, blogs, YouTube channels, and mobile apps.

Step 3: Build Your Profile

The Profile page will ask you to provide some information about your website(s) or mobile app(s). Start by setting your Associates ID. You can use your name or your website’s name for this. Note that the ID will also appear in your affiliate links.

Next, write a few sentences explaining what your website is about. From the lists provided, choose the topics that best describe your website, pick the kind of Amazon products you plan to promote, and select the type of website(s) or app(s) you own:

Building your Amazon Associates profile

In the Traffic & Monetization section of the page, you’ll need to tell Amazon how you'll drive traffic to your site and how you'll generate money from your content. Use the lists provided to select the options that apply to your site:

Building your Amazon Associates profile

Before clicking on Finish, you might want to read the Associates Program Operating Agreement mentioned in the Contract Terms section.

Step 4: Select Your Payment Preferences

Once you’ve built your profile and hit Finish, you’ll see a page confirming that your application has been submitted. You’ll also find some information about using your Associate ID and navigating the affiliate program.

Amazon will review your application once you’ve made the first sale through your website. If you don’t make at least three sales within the next 180 days, your application will be withdrawn.

This page will also ask you to enter your payment details and tax information, but you can choose to do that later.

Step 5: Start Bbva compass customer service chat Your Affiliate Links

That's it – you're now an Amazon affiliate! Note that Amazon asks you to identify yourself as an Associate and put a disclaimer on your website. You might want to do this right away to avoid getting banned from the affiliate program.

When you’re ready to create your first Amazon affiliate link, head to the Amazon Associates home page. This is where you’ll search for products and track your monthly performance:

Generating affiliate links on the Amazon Associates program

Let’s generate the first affiliate link. Navigate to Quick Links: Search for Product, and type the product you’re looking for into the search bar.

Click on Go and you'll get a list of results. Choose your product and hit the accompanying Get link button:

Looking for affiliate products on Amaon Associates

Next, you’ll see a page with options for displaying the product on your website: Text and Image, Text Only, Image Only, and Add to Widget.

Whatever option you choose, you’ll get an HTML code to add to the page or post where you wish to display the product. If you select Text Only, you can grab a link instead of the code:

Customizing text, image and links for affiliate products in Amazon Associates

Conclusion

If you want to make money by promoting products on your site, you should amazon affiliate button consider signing up to Amazon Associates. It’s free to join, simple to use, and offers access to millions of products that you can promote through customized links and widgets.

Becoming an Amazon affiliate is a very straightforward process. All you need to do is:

  1. Sign up to the Amazon affiliate program.
  2. Enter your personal details and website address.
  3. Build your profile.
  4. Select your payment preferences.
  5. Start generating your affiliate links.

For more information on the Amazon Affiliate Program, check out this Comprehensive Guide by ThirstyAffiliates.

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The Amazon Affiliate program, also called "Amazon Associates," can be an easy way to monetize your website or blog. Simply sign up, receive immediate approval, and place Amazon affiliate links on your site. When someone makes an Amazon purchase via one of your links, you get the commission — it's that simple.

But how do you get started? Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide to becoming an Amazon Affiliate, with screenshots. Whether you’re hoping to become an entrepreneur, starting your own business, or just looking for a small business side hustle, I hope you'll find this guide a helpful place to start.

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What is the Amazon Affiliate program?

The Amazon Affiliate program, or Amazon Associates, is an affiliate marketing program. It's free for website owners and bloggers to become Amazon Associates. They advertise products from Amazon.com on their sites by creating links. When customers click the links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees.

Still not sure what affiliate marketing is or what it’s all about? Or unsure whether it’s right for you?

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a marketing tactic where an online retailer gives niche website owners the ability to create unique product links (called affiliate links). The website owners must promote the link; in exchange, when someone visits the link and makes a purchase, the website owner automatically receives commission. As an affiliate, you only make money once the link is used in a transaction.

Affiliate marketing is right for you if you already own a website or blog and your content offers opportunities for product mentions. For instance, if you own a recipe blog, you can create links for product ingredients.

It’s not the best fit for you if you sell products directly on your website, although you can use a mixture of product selling and affiliate selling to earn money.

How does the Amazon Affiliate program work?

In the Amazon Affiliate program, associates earn commission by creating unique product links, promoting the links on their website, and driving referral traffic back to Amazon. Here’s how it works:

  • Website owners create an Amazon Affiliate account on the platform.
  • Amazon gives each website owner a unique Associate ID.
  • Once the application has been approved, associates can begin creating affiliate links in their Amazon portal.
  • Associates then place the links in blog posts or other parts of their website.
  • Once someone clicks the link and makes a purchase, the associate earns commission.

How much does the Amazon Affiliate program pay?

You can earn, on average, from $100 to $20,000 from the Amazon Affiliate program, depending on how many referrals you generate for Amazon. The Amazon Affiliate program operates on a commission basis, meaning you’ll make a percentage per sale.

The commission rate differs depending on the product category. For instance, if you run an automotive blog, you can earn 4.50% from each sale. If you sell three car parts at $1,000 each in one day, you’d make $135 from those three transactions. If you sell the same product 30 times per month, you’d make $1,350 every month.

In the beginning of your Amazon Associate journey, the numbers can skew on the low side, so be sure to have another form of income in addition to being an Amazon Associate.

Before signing up on the platform, it’s important to review the Amazon Affiliate program’s commission rate per product category. That way, you can calculate how much you can potentially earn depending on your website’s niche.

Amazon Affiliate Program Rules and Requirements

Being an Amazon Associate is a great way to monetize passion projects or make supplemental income from your brand. However, Amazon has guidelines for associates to follow, so it's best to understand those before you dive in. Noncompliance may result in being banned from the program.

The majority of the rules are in place for ethical promotion as well as preventing associates from gaming the system. Here are some of the big ones to keep in mind:

  • You must disclose on your site or in your communication that you may be eligible to earn from your recommendations.
  • You must not make false or deceptive claims in your recommendations.
  • Avoid referring to prices (with some exceptions) since prices frequently change.
  • Do not use Amazon affiliate links in offline promotions, eBooks, or email.
  • Do not use link shorteners on affiliate links.

You can read Amazon's full policy here. Note: The Amazon Affiliate program is one of the most popular programs, but it isn’t the only one. There are other affiliate programs out there that are worth trying if you don’t qualify to become an Amazon Associate.

How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

  1. Create a website or blog.
  2. Navigate to the Amazon Associates homepage and click "Sign Up."
  3. Enter your account information.
  4. Enter your website address.
  5. Enter your preferred store ID.
  6. Explain how you drive traffic to your site.
  7. Choose your payment method.
  8. Create Amazon Affiliate links.

1. Create a website or blog.

To become an Amazon Associate, you must have an active website, blog, app, or YouTube channel. It's also helpful if you've pre-populated that site with content, so it appears active and authentic to both users and Amazon.

Remember, you must be able to describe the purpose of your website as part of the application process. So, have a firm idea of why you're creating your site, the audience you'll target, and how you'll bring in traffic.

2. Navigate to the Amazon Associates homepage and click "Sign Up."

In order to become an Amazon affiliate, you'll need to create your Amazon Associates account. To do that, visit the Amazon Associates homepage and click Sign Up. From there, you'll be prompted to log in to your existing Amazon account or create one.

amazon associates homepage

3. Enter your account information.

Enter your account info (including the name, address, and phone number of the payee).

providing your amazon associates account information

4. Enter your website address.

Enter your website address(es), apps, YouTube channels, etc.

providing your amazon associates account: enter websites and mobile apps

5. Enter your preferred store ID.

Enter your preferred store ID (usually the same as your primary website name), explain what your websites hope to accomplish, and select Amazon topics your links will likely target.

creating your amazon affiliate store id

6. Explain how you drive traffic to your site.

Explain how you drive traffic to your websites, how you use your website or apps to generate income, how you usually build links, and how many visitors your site brings in each month.

amazon affiliates: traffic & monetization section

7. Choose your payment method.

Choose whether to enter your payment (credit card) and tax ID information now or later. Then proceed to your dashboard.

associates central final screen to enter payment and tax information

8. Create Amazon Affiliate links.

Once you've created your account, you'll be sent to your personal Associate homepage. This is where you'll find your performance dashboard (including an earnings overview, monthly summary, and total clicks).

amazon associate homepage and dashboard

This dashboard is also where you'll search for relevant products to link to from your content. Here's how:

How to Create an Amazon Affiliate Link

  1. Log in to your Amazon Associate account.
  2. Click on Product Linking in the top banner and select Product Links.
  3. Add the ASIN of the product OR search Amazon for the product in the bar they provide.
  4. Click the Go button.
  5. Click the Get Link button on the right side of result.
  6. Alternatively, you can use the Amazon Associates SiteStripe to generate Amazon Affiliate links directly from the product page.
  7. Use the generated link on your site or other promotional materials according to Amazon's standards.

1. Log in to your Amazon Associate account.

Doing this ensures that the link text is generated in a way that associates the product you're promoting with your account.

2. Click on Product Linking in the top banner and select Product Links.

This will take you to a page that will prompt you to create your link.

amazon product links area where you enter asin number or search

3. Add the ASIN of the product OR search Amazon for the product.

An Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a 10-character alphanumeric code assigned to a product by Amazon for identification within their product catalog. You can find the ASIN of a product within the Product Information section of the product's Amazon listing. That means you'll have to grab it within another window.

finding the asin in the product details section of an amazon product listing

Alternatively, if you can't find the ASIN, Amazon will allow you to search the catalog for the product you're promoting.

4. Click the Go button.

This will generate a result at the bottom. Be sure to verify that this is the intended product you wanted to promote.

5. Click the Get Link button on the right side.

This will copy your new Amazon Affiliate link to your clipboard, and you can now use that link in your promotions.

6. Alternatively, you can use the Amazon Associates SiteStripe to generate Amazon Affiliate links.

A simpler way to generate your Amazon Affiliate Links is by using the SiteStripe bar that shows up on product pages when you're logged in to your Amazon Affiliate Panel.

amazon sitestripe

Just click the Text button in the Get Link selector. Then copy the generated link that is provided in the popup.

7. Use the generated link on your site or other promotional materials according to Amazon's standards.

Just remember that Amazon's guidelines prohibit the use of the link in offline promotions, email, and eBooks or PDFs. As with most marketing and sales, quality content is at the heart of success. Ensure you're attracting your audience with quality content and share relevant affiliate links with them on your site or YouTube channel.

Each link you generate will have a cookie that will then follow your website visitors after they click on the link. This is highly beneficial to you, because it increases the likelihood of you receiving commission for the sale. The only problem is that it only lasts for a limited amount of time.

How long does the Amazon Affiliate cookie last?

The Amazon Affiliate cookie lasts for 24 hours after a website visitor clicks on the affiliate link. The cookie stays in their browser for that entire length of time. That way, if they check out at any time in those 24 hours, the purchase will be credited to you.

The Amazon Affiliate cookie is just one of the ways that the Amazon Affiliate program can help you make money. But first, you must get visitors to click on the link — and to do that, you need visitors in the first place.

How to Make Money with the Amazon Affiliate Program

Generally speaking, applying for the Amazon Affiliate program and becoming an associate isn’t really the hard part. The problem is making enough sales so that you can turn your passion project into a source of income.

Here are a few tips on how to make money from the Amazon Affiliate program.

1. Choose a niche for your website.

Amazon Affiliate niche website

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Becoming an Amazon Associate isn’t a good idea if your website is about home improvement, beauty products, and novel writing all at the same time. To ensure you can make the most out of your affiliate partnership with Amazon, choose a single ecommerce niche for your website.

Whether that be paleo cooking or DIY educational activities for teachers, the niche must be of especial interest to you — something you can constantly write about without getting tired. This gives you plenty of opportunities to naturally insert product links without being overly salesy.

By choosing a niche, you also make your site look more authoritative to visitors, because talking about one thing all the time makes you look like an expert. Touching upon a wide breadth of topics could make it seem like you’re writing content for the sake of writing content. You’ll also typically have less competition if you focus on a highly specific topic that not many others have touched upon.

2. Write product reviews and comparison posts.

Product review with Amazon Affiliate links

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One of the best ways to make money as an Amazon Associate is by writing product reviews and posts comparing two or more products. This gives you the opportunity to link to the products you’re reviewing.

The best part? These are usually high-intent posts, meaning that the person looking for a review is close to purchasing the product (if not ready to buy). After amazon prime chase visa, no one would look for a review of a product that they have no intention of buying.

Product comparison posts offer an even greater opportunity to sell because if the visitor decides one product isn’t for them, you’re offering them several alternatives to choose from. It’s a win-win all around and a sure way to drive more referrals toward Amazon.

3. Blog consistently.

Amazon Affiliate blog with recent posts

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At the core of a strong Amazon Affiliate strategy is a blog that gives you plenty of opportunities to include product mentions and links. For that reason, I recommend blogging consistently.

Try to go for one blog post per week, but quality does matter more than quantity. If you write two well-researched posts per month, you may drive more qualified traffic to Amazon than if you wrote eight poorly-written posts.

Implement a content marketing strategy that will help you create blog posts that are topically relevant. You’ll want to learn SEO basics to make sure you’re optimizing your site for online search.

4. Create a storefront on your website.

Amazon Affiliate storefront for sushi materials

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You don’t have to only rely on editorial mentions to drive referrals to Amazon. You can actually create a storefront that acts like an online store — the only difference is that every link points to Amazon instead of a checkout page on your website.

Storefronts are a great choice because they require minimal upkeep and content writing. Once visitors get to your site, it'll be simple and easy for them to browse through the products. Another benefit is that the links aren’t buried within other content.

The one thing you’ll need to do is check the links on a monthly basis to ensure your storefront drives referrals. Sometimes, product pages move, or products are removed entirely from Amazon. You want to make sure every product is still available on the retailer’s website.

5. Advertise your website on social media and search engines.

Amazon Affiliate ad on InstagramWithout traffic, you won’t be able to drive referrals to Amazon and earn commission. Writing good content, learning SEO, and creating a content marketing strategy will get you far. But you want to make sure you’re covering all your bases.

Invest in paid social ads, as well as pay-per-click ads on Google. While advertising may sound expensive, the investment can be quite affordable, especially if you’re using the PPC model. You only pay when someone clicks on your ads, and the best part is that you can set a budget, so that you’re not overcharged. It’s an easy way to drive traffic to your site; all you need to do is create ad imagery with a tool such as Canva.

Here are some resources to get you started with paid ads:

Getting Paid as an Amazon Associate

Now that you’ve created a strong strategy for getting your Amazon Affiliate website off the ground, it’s time to get paid.

How do Amazon Associates get paid?

Amazon Associates get paid by direct deposit. You’ll automatically receive the funds in your bank account. Alternatively, you can opt to receive an Amazon gift card or a check by mail.

When do Amazon Associates get paid?

Amazon Associates get paid monthly, but there’s a catch: you get paid 60 days after the end of the month you’re getting paid for. For instance, you’ll get paid at the end of March for the commission you earned in January.

When does commission get officially attributed to Amazon Associates?

Amazon Associates officially earn commission when the order has shipped. If the customer cancels the order before it’s shipped, you won’t receive commission. If the customer returns the product after purchase, the commission will be deducted from your earnings.

After applying to the Amazon Associates program, your account will be approved for 180 days. During that time, you must make at least one sale, or your account will be closed. That's why it's so important to have a strategy for your Amazon Affiliate endeavors. However, you can reapply for the Amazon Associate program after you've made adjustments to your site.

Get Started with the Amazon Affiliate Program Today

The Amazon Affiliate program is an excellent way to turn a side passion into a source of passive income. Choose a niche, write product-centric content, and include contextual affiliate links, and you’ll be sure to grow your Amazon Affiliate income to astronomical levels.

Editor's note: This post was originally published in May 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.

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