How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Earn Online

Have you joined Amazon Affiliate Program and not sure how to make money from it? You're in the right place, we will guide you on how you can make maximum money from Amazon Affiliate Program in 3 different ways.

Amazon is the world's largest online shopping platform. According to an estimate there are around 350 million products on Amazon. By joining the Amazon Affiliate Program you have the opportunity to  promote Amazon products/services and make money. If someone buys a product from Amazon via your affiliate link you earn a certain amount of commission.
 
If you haven't already joined Amazon Affiliate Program, go through this step-by-step tutorial to learn How to sign-up for Amazon affiliate program, How to configure payment method & How to create affiliate links for products.
 
In this post we will cover following topics:
  • Amazon Commission Rates For Categories & Services
  • 3 Different Ways To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate
 
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Amazon Commission Rates

Before you start promoting amazon products you must go through its commission rates. This information will make a good impact on your earnings. 
 
Amazon offers different commission rates for different categories and services. Some categories and services have low commission rates whereas some have high commission rates. You can find commission details on Amazon Associates Central.
 
Let's go through the commission rates:
 

01. Fixed Commission Rates For Specific Product Categories

The "Fixed commission rates" means you will earn certain percentage commission. Every product category offers different commission rates. Higher the price of a product the more commission you will earn.
 
For example, there is a category "Women Purse" whose commission rate is 10%. You generate a sale of a purse that costs $300, you will earn a commission of $30 which is the 10% of $300. 
  • The "Luxury Beauty, Luxury Stores Beauty, Amazon Coins" have commission rate of 10%. It is the highest commission rate among all Amazon product categories.
  • The "Digital Music, Physical Music, Handmade, Digital Videos" categories have a commission rate of 5%.
  • The "Physical Books, Kitchen, Automotive" categories have a commission rate of 4.50%.
  • The "Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Amazon Kindle Devices, Ring Devices, Watches, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, Handbags & Accessories......." categories have a commission rate of 4.00%.
  • The "Toys, Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Headphones, Outdoors, Tools, Sports, Baby Products..." categories have a commission rate of 3.0%.
  • The "PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray" categories have a commission rate of  2.50%.
  • The "Televisions, Digital Video Games" categories have a commission rate of 2.00%.
  • The "Amazon Fresh, Physical Video Games & Video Game Consoles, Grocery...." categories have a commission rate of 1.00%.
  • The "Gift Cards; Wireless Service Plans...." categories have zero commission rate.
  • All other categories have 4% commission rate.
 
How to make money from Amazon affiliate | Commission Rates For Specific Product Categories

02. Bounty Events

Bounty Events is an additional way to earn money from Amazon Affiliate Program. You have to promote Amazon services to people via your affiliate links. 
 
If someone sign-ups for a free trial subscription of an Amazon service you get a fixed amount. The money or commission you will earn for trial sign-up is called Bounty. The exact criteria for qualification has been mentioned in "Eligible Customer"column. 
 
Not all Amazon services have equal bounty rates, they vary from service to service.
  • The lowest bounty rate is $0.50 for service "Audible Audiobook".
  • The "Amazon Business" has a bounty rate of $15.00.
  • The "Audible Premium Plus Membership" has a bounty rate of $10.00.
  • The "Audible Premium Plus Annual Membership" has a highest bounty rate of $25.00.
 
How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Bounty Event Commission Rates

03. Bonus Events

Bonus Events is also an additional way to make money from Amazon affiliate program. 
  • You will get a commission rate of $3 if an Amazon customer who has not previously completed a purchase from "Amazon Fresh store & Amazon Pet Food & Supplies store".
 
How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Bonus Events

04. Prime Video Channels Subscription 

The "Prime Video Channels" is the Amazon Prime benefit that lets you choose your channels. 
  • You will earn $3 for each Prime Video Channels free trial subscription you generate.
 
How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Prime Video Channels

3 Ways To Make Money 

You must have a good insight on different commission rates for Amazon products and services. Now you will learn 3 different ways to promote Amazon products and make money.
  • Using Social Media Platforms
  • Using A Professional Blog
  • Using An Affiliate-Based Website
 

01. Using Social Media Platforms

Amazon Affiliate Program is one of those affiliate programs that does not require a blog or website to be eligible for applying. You can share your affiliate links directly on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.
 

Unprofessional Ways

These methods are for those who like shortcuts:
  • You can use direct-messaging method on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest to produce sales. In this method you send a link of a product again-and-again to the same person. There is a probability that he might open your link and purchase the product.
  • You can send tweets to targeted people who might be looking for a product relevant to yours.
  • You can insert your affiliate links on the comment section of relevant blog posts and YouTube videos. Most of the bloggers delete such comments.
  • In these techniques if you share hundreds of your affiliate links there is a probability that you might generate some sales.
  • Be cautious if you send too many messages and tweets they will be considered as spam. Your Twitter and Facebook account can be blocked temporarily or permanently.   

Professional Ways

Above methods are not only unprofessional, but also requires lot of efforts. Now have a look on some of the professional ways that you can use to do affiliate marketing. These professional ways not only saves your time, but also generate more money as well.

Create a subscription or following around single niche on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Pages & Groups, Pinterest etc. If your products and content are around single niche you will have a uniform & target audience. When you have a target audience the conversion rate becomes much higher.
 
 
How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Target audience

 
For instance you have a YouTube channel where you create content around Technology niche. You can share your Amazon links of relevant product in the video description.

You can buy products that are available on Amazon and make review videos about them. Share your Amazon link or links in the video description. In your videos you can mention that you have shared the product links in the description.
 
You must have watched travel vlogs where travel influencers share the links in the video description of cameras, shoes, camps, sleeping bags, travel bags, backpacks etc, that they use. You can earn from both Amazon and Google ads.
 
Let's talk about Pinterest. It is a very popular platform for affiliate marketing particularly if your interest is around women products such as cosmetics, jewellery, fashion etc, because Pinterest is a women-driven social media platform.
 
Facebook is also a very powerful platform for affiliate marketing. Around 2 billion people are using Facebook, it means that you can build a huge following. People are using Facebook Pages and Groups as eCommerce stores where they consistently share new products and discount offers. 
 

02. Using A Professional Blog

Above we guided you on how you can make money from Amazon affiliate program using social media platforms, now in this section we will guide you on how you can make money from Amazon Affiliate Program using a professional blog. 

Blog is a platform where you write content(posts/articles) of your interest, knowledge, experiences, ideas and more. A blog with a professional theme & genuine content is called a professional blog.

There are two ways you can make money from Amazon Affiliate Program using a blog:
 
(1) Banners
(2) Blog Posts/Articles.
 

01. Banners

Banners are one of the popular ways to promote Amazon products and services on a blog. You can place banners of  amazon products relevant to your blog niche or content. There are many places where you can put banners on your blog like Header, Footer, Sidebars, etc.
 
You can also insert small banners inside blog posts. Let's say you create a blog post on "Best dogs for first time owners". In a suitable place of your blog post you can insert a banner of Amazon product related to dogs such as dog food, dog toys, dog shelters, etc. 
 

02. Blog Posts

Blog Posts are one of the best ways to promote Amazon products. The benefit of creating blog posts is that they bring organic traffic to your blog, means traffic from search engines such as Google, Bing etc. When traffic comes organically to your blog the conversion rate increases to a great extent.
 
For example your wrote a blog post "Core i5 HP laptops under $1000". A random visitor on Google searches for "HP Laptops under $1000" and he finds your blog post ranked in top 10 Google search results. If he opens you blog posts there are chances that he might buy one of your recommended laptops. This is the benefit of organic traffic.
 
There are many ways you can write blog posts to promote Amazon products:
  • You can create blog posts like "Best smartphones in 2021", "Top 10 laptops in 2021", "Best Dog Foods In 2021", "Top Christmas Gift Ideas 2021", etc. 
  • To further particularize your blog posts you can create blog posts like "Best smartphones under $150 in 2021", "Top Christmas Gifts Under $100 in 2021", "Core i3 Laptops With 512GB of RAM", etc. Particularization helps you to rank your blog posts higher on Google. 
  • If your post titles are too generic such as "Best smartphones in 2021" there are chances that your blog post might not rank on Google because there are already top blogs which are creating similar content. Google gives preference to old blogs and websites.
  • Before writing blog post do a search on Google to check how much content is already there. You can use the SEO tools to check the search volume and competition on Google for specific keywords. The Google Keyword Research is one such tool.
  • You can write reviews for Amazon products and services like "iPhone 13 Review", "Best Budget Smartphone in 2021 - Review", "Amazon Prime Review - Pros & Cons", etc.
 
In order to learn How to start a blog from scratch read this post. This posts explain each and everything so thoroughly that a person having zero knowledge of blogging can create and start his blog.
 

03. Using A Professional Affiliate-Based Website

Not many people have idea about promoting or showcasing Amazon products via affiliate-based website. It is one of the best and easiest ways to make money from Amazon and other affiliate programs like eBay, AliExpress, Zaful, Daraz etc.
 
An affiliate-based website looks similar to an eCommerce website, but it is only for marketing and showcasing purpose. Some themes are so powerful that you can use your website as an eCommerce store, affiliate-based website and multi-vendor website.
 
Here is the practical demonstration of how a simple affiliate-based website looks like and how it works.
  • This is a section of a showcase website that contains three products from Amazon. Here we will open "Long Chair -Baxton".
 
How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Showcase website

  • This is the product page. Here you can see image, description, price and link button to open the product on Amazon. The link behind the button will be your affiliate link to the product. When someone will click the link he will be redirected to Amazon.

How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Showcase website Product Page

  • Here you can see the product page of "Long Chair -Baxton" on Amazon where people can buy this chair.

How To Make Money From Amazon Affiliate Program | Showcase website redirect to Amazon Product Page

 
Your showcase website can be single niche as well as multi-niche. Success rate of single niche websites is higher as compare to multi-niche. You can even create a showcase website for single Amazon product. 
 
Electronics, Tools, Travel, Lifestyle, Food, Fashion, Beauty, Cosmetics, Baby, Pets, Jewellery, Photography, Sports, Entertainment, Personal Care, Fitness, Books, Gardening etc, are some of the popular niches. You can find hundreds of thousands of low competition sub-niches within them. 
 
Use the Google Keyword Research Tool to find the search volume of niche keywords on Google. It well help you to find the right niche for you.
 
To launch a professional affiliate-based website you need three things (1) Domain (2) Web Hosting (3) Professional Theme. In order to learn How to choose domain, How to buy domain & web hosting, How to install WordPress theme, read this tutorial:
 
To find a professional WordPress theme for an affiliate-based website, go to Themeforest. The Themeforest is the largest marketplace for website themes. You can find any type of theme at very affordable rates.
  • Enter the type of theme that you are looking for like "Electronic store theme for affiliate marketing". You can use other generic keywords such as: Amazon affiliate store, affiliate store, affiliate theme, affiliate shop, affiliate marketing, etc.
 
Affiliate-based website themes

 
If you want to launch a professional affiliate-based website on free platform Blogger, read this tutorial:
   
Here are some Blogger templates for affiliate-based websites:
 

Conclusion

So it was all about making money from Amazon affiliate program using three different ways. The blog and affiliate-based website are more professional ways. Whether you use blog or affiliate-based website Social Media platforms are always going to help you in bringing traffic and promoting your blog, website, blog content, & products.

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