Affiliate marketing is a common way to begin monetizing your blog. Affiliate marketing involves endorsing products and linking them on your blog. If someone makes a purchase from your link, you earn a commission. Perhaps the most widely used and popular affiliate program is Amazon Associates.
That’s because there is such a wide selection of items available there, that you’re sure to find ones that fit with your blog’s content and your personal values. In addition, millions of people are already using Amazon for their regular purchases, it makes sense that they would be comfortable clicking on your link to buy the item.
Take a look below to learn more about the Amazon Associates program, its benefits, and how to get started promoting Amazon affiliate products on your blog.
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About Amazon Associates
Amazon’s affiliate program is called Amazon Associates. It’s free to become an Associate. The program allows you to advertise products sold on Amazon on your website or blog and then earn a commission when visitors make a purchase from your unique link.
It’s a great option for newbies because you can get started right away and don’t have to create your own products or services.
Benefits of the Program
Amazon Associates offers a host of other benefits. Because everyone is familiar with Amazon and so many people are already using the site on a regular basis, it doesn’t take much of a stretch to convince your website visitors to click on your links.
If they like what they see, there’s a good chance they’ll buy it.
You can get nearly anything on Amazon. That means it will likely be quite easy to find products to promote on your blog. The key is promoting items that fit with the theme of your blog and that resonate with your audience. You can even get credit for the items you’re already buying.
In fact, it’s usually best if you’ve tried the items you promote on your blog so that you can stand behind them enthusiastically.
How It Works
Amazon Associates works by allowing you to place affiliates links to products you wish to promote directly into your blog. A unique tracking code is generated for each product, and you simply place that code on your blog where you want it to appear.
When users click on that link and make a purchase, a commission is added to your Amazon Associates account. You can display links in a variety of ways on your blog.
Text only links are good for placing within posts to a keyword that flows naturally within a sentence. You can also add image links or text and image links if you want to display an eye-catching photo within your post or in your sidebar.
A widget link is also a possibility, and this option lets you showcase a variety of products you would like to promote to your readers.
It’s even possible to customize things like background color, image size, and title color before placing links in your blog. Once you get a link set up and customized the way you like it, you simply place the generated code where you’d like to see it on your blog platform.
It’s quite simple once you get the hang of it. Commissions increase with the more items you successfully convert to sales each month. You can check your progress in your Associates dashboard.
Amazon Associates is a program that many bloggers take advantage of for monetizing their blog. It’s easy, convenient, and has the potential to convert quite well due to Amazon’s popularity.
Give it a try and don’t be afraid to engage in a little bit of trial and error to see what works best for you and your audience.
Do you have any questions or comments? I’d love to chat below!