How To Make Money As An Amazon Affiliate

If you are thinking about making money online, then one of the ways that may have crossed your mind might have been affiliate links. After you set up your website, buy the hosting, finished your website deign, and provided content, you may want to look to affiliate links as a way to make income.

One way that people start out with affiliate income is by using Amazon’s affiliate links. You find products that you can pitch on your website, and insert links to Amazon’s website.

An example is if you made a post about dog items. You might then insert links to certain dog items on Amazon’s website that you have used. Users can then click on your link and hopefully purchase an item on Amazon as well.

Usually the commission is around 4% to 10% of what the consumer buys. It is not a very large percentage, but if you have a lot of traffic then it can add up quickly.

How To Make Money As An Amazon Affiliate

Here are ways to make money as an Amazon affiliate.


Pitch products that are relative to what you are talking about.

If you have a website that is 100% about dogs, then pitching financial-related books is probably not something that would make any sense on your website. You should try to stick to topics/items that you familiar with, and that make sense for your website.

An example would be if you have a financial website. There are plenty of financial-related books, softwares, and so on that you could pitch.

You could possibly do a lot of other items because you could talk about how to budget better as well, and this could lead to pretty much anything (such as budgeting better by saving money on certain products).

Another example would be if you are a website that talks a lot about coupons and deals. You could link to products so that consumers can get the best bang for their buck.


Be trustworthy.

If you create a website and insert an Amazon affiliate link within every paragraph, then readers may be annoyed and might not even buy any of the products. You want your readers to trust you.

If they don’t trust you, then they probably will not click on your links and buy the items.


Traffic to your website is important.

If you do not have much traffic going to your website, then it may be hard to make money as an Amazon affiliate. This is because the more people who read your articles, the more of a chance that they will click on your link and buy an actual item.


Have you ever thought about making money as an amazon affiliate? What’s holding you back?


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  1. While I haven’t made a killing off of Amazon, I really get a kick out of seeing what people buy. I have a DJ site and they may click through on DJ equipment, but they end up buying some crazy stuff!

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