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What is Amazon Affiliate program?
Amazon is an American company and it is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Amazon is a big brand name today and it is a trusted company that have its presence globally. Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program. Amazon Associates affiliate program allows earning referral fees. You have to have a website to advertise amazon products. If your site visitors click through links on your site and buy products from Amazon then you will earn referral fees. You can earn up to 10% in referral fees.
Why Amazon Associates affiliate program?
Amazon Associates affiliate program is FREE to join and it is very easy to use. Amazon has millions of products to promote. If you are a blogger or a big network of websites, with Amazon you have an opportunity to earn money by advertising millions of products on your site.
There are a number of products available in Amazon online marketplace like smartphones, tabs, laptops, books etc.. You can write blogs such as providing comparisons among best products in the market or simply provide useful information or recommendations about a particular product.
First of all, you will have to register with Amazon Affiliate program. Here you will see step by step information to register with Amazon Affiliate program.
Registration to Amazon Associates affiliate program is easy but mere registration is not enough to increase your income.You will have to encourage your site visitors to buy products through advertisements given on your site. For that purpose, it is good to do research about different products, find their pros and cons and then write blogs to promote useful products to drive traffic and earn.
- It is a must to own a self-hosted blog or website. If you do not have one yet then get one.Read my guide on How to start a blog.
- To register with Amazon Associates program, first of all, go through their policies to understand their terms and conditions.
- Follow the registration steps and provide the required information in each step. Submit your registration request for approval.
- Wait for Approval. Once applied to join an affiliate program, you will get an Associates ID. You can use this id to verify your account with Amazon Associates program. Your application approval may take one to three business days.
- After getting approval, choose the product you want to advertise.
- Write a blog to promote that particular product.If you have issues promoting your blog,read How to promote your blog.
- Copy and paste advertisement code into your web page.
- Visitors will read you recommendations and will follow the links to Amazon.
- If they move to Amazon through your link and make a purchase , then you will earn a referral.
Steps to Register with Amazon Associates Affiliate Program
#1 Go to Amazon.com
#2 Scroll down and click on ‘Become an Affiliate‘ link under ‘Make Money with Us‘ column.
#3 Click on ‘Join Now for Free‘ button/link given there. It will take you to the ‘Sign In‘ page.
#5 If you have not registered with Amazon yet then select ‘I am a new customer.‘ option.
OR if you already have an account with Amazon then select ‘I am a returning customer, and my password is:‘ option and provide a password.
#6 Provide your email address and click on button.
If you have selected ‘I am a new customer.‘ option and use an already registered email id then you will receive an error message. Better to use that email which you use for your website with business domain, like firstname.lastname@example.org. Here blogduster.com is blog domain name.
#7– Provide Registration Details in next page like your name, email address and password for your Amazon account.
#8– Click on ‘Create account‘ button.
#9– Next step is to provide your account information like information about your country, address, pin code, phone number and payee etc.. It is required to inform whether you are a US citizen or US resident or an entity organised under the laws of US or not?
#10– Click on ‘Your Website Profile‘ button to proceed.
#11– Next step requires you to provide information about your website profile like Name of your website, URL of your website which you will use to send traffic to Amazon, What is your website(s) about? etc.. It also requires you to select topics that best describes your website and what Amazon items you want to list on your website. What is the type of your website and what ways do you use to drive traffic to your website etc..
Do not worry, you won’t have to write this information there, most of this information is available as options for selection on this page. Simply select options given there. There is a Amazon Operating Agreement link on this page and it is mandatory that you agree with their terms and conditions. Read it before moving ahead and if you agree with terms and conditions select it and proceed.
#12– After this you will receive a Thank you page for applying with Amazon Associates programme. You will also receive a unique Associates ID on the page. Note it down, it will help you to verify your account with Amazon. As of now your application should get approval in next 1 to 3 business days.
Now you have to provide ‘Payment method’ details. You can provide payment method details now or later as per your choice.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s your turn to get yourself registered and start earning with Amazon Affiliate Program.