Creating a website and marketing products through the Amazon Affiliate Program is one of the most successful and simple ways to earn extra money on the internet.

Although it may appear impossible, several website owners earn six figures with Amazon Affiliate and in dollar coins.

Building your own website is very inexpensive and may only take 1-2 days to fully setup, however, creating a website is only the first step.

The most difficult challenge in this field is attracting targeted visitors and then converting them to buyers via your affiliate links, which will earn you a commission.

The ideal way is to choose the correct niche for you and target keywords with little competition, especially if you are working on a new website.

In this topic, we will go over the processes that will help you earn your first dollars from the Internet, but first, let’s go over the Amazon affiliate program that we are dealing with.

There are additional ways to generate money through Amazon Affiliate, and paid ads on YouTube are fantastic ways to start. However, we will only discuss marketing and profit through a website, where the visitor comes to your site, reads the content, and then clicks on the affiliate link to earn you the commission amount.

Let’s get started:

What exactly is Amazon Affiliate?

Amazon Affiliate, also known as Amazon Associates, is a program that connects the seller, which is the Amazon store, with the advertiser, who is you, and pays a percentage of the product’s value when someone buys through your affiliate link.

The commission percentages differ depending on the rating because each Amazon product category has its own commission rate, as shown below:

amazon affiliate commission

As we can see, commission rates range from 0% for some products, such as drinks, gift cards, and restaurant orders, which are not worth advertising, to 10% for beauty products and Amazon Coins for the Amazon Mobile App Store.

There are many affiliate marketing programs, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but in general, the Amazon Affiliate program is the best among them for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is that Amazon is the world’s largest online store, and thus you are dealing with a giant.

Amazon Affiliate Features

  • Ease of use since once accepted, you can go to Amazon and use the marketing tools.
  • Ease of joining as it requires you to have a connected website in order to be accepted.
  • The possibility of obtaining commissions for all transactions made through you from all over the world.
  • You may promote any product on Amazon, in any niche you can think of, which means you can construct sites to market Amazon products with a single account.
  • Profitability from Amazon Affiliate As Amazon has improved its store template throughout the years to make it more attractive to sell.
  • Success in marketing through the Amazon Affiliate program means that you will have a source of passive income for years to come (passive income is profit without doing any work).
  • Things that a visitor adds to their cart after visiting Amazon via your link are also counted in the commission rates; in other words, you might earn commissions on products that you have not promoted.
  • Amazon’s excellent customer service is there to answer any question.

Disadvantages of Amazon Affiliate

  • You might earn low commission rates and there are alternative programs with higher commission rates.
  • Payment is only accepted from specific banks.
  • The tracking link is only valid for 24 hours to complete the transaction and get the commission.
  • At least three sales must be made through you over the first 180 days.

In order to receive commissions, you can sign up with Pioneer Bank, which provides a free service of receiving money by supplying an American bank account.

The 24-hour tracking link may seem harsh, but keep in mind that you are dealing with Amazon, the world’s largest online shop, and the visitor is likely to click on your affiliate link and purchase many goods, not just the one you link.

As a result, you will receive a commission on several goods rather than just one.

Regarding the 180-day requirement of having at least three sales and ten articles on your site, I think this is one of the simplest things to overlook.

If you are unable to meet these criteria, simply create a new account and promote Amazon items with it.

To guarantee that this requirement is met and that three purchases are made, it is preferable to send people to your site automatically using search engines.

Alternatively, you may follow the procedures to benefit from Amazon Affiliate, which we shall discuss.

How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

The registration procedure is easy, but before you begin the Amazon affiliate registration process, create a standard account in the Amazon shop and fill out your data and information, then click on the registration link and begin the registration process.

How to Make Money as an Amazon Affiliate

Following that, we will learn about the steps you must do in order to benefit from Amazon Affiliate. Even if you are a beginner, these methods will help you on your road to success.

You may encounter some challenges or delays when implementing one of them, but remember not to hurry the implementation and focus on the correctness of the decision rather than the speed of implementation until you get the desired outcomes.

1- Select a niche

Everything sold on Amazon fits into a niche, therefore it is critical to building your site around a certain niche in order to achieve as much targeting as possible.

Choosing a specific niche will also keep you away from the competitors, especially if we assume that you’ll work through a new site.

It is better if the niche you select is one that interests you, since knowing a field can help you later in the content production process.

For example, if you like raising dogs, you may build a website that discusses how to raise them or the best nutrition for them.

There are an infinite number of sectors to pick from, so if you’re feeling a bit lost, go to the Amazon shop and look at the ratings of the items they offer; you’re bound to discover a niche you’re interested in.

There are an infinite number of sectors to pick from, so if you’re feeling a bit lost, go to the Amazon shop and look at the ratings of the items they offer; you’re bound to discover a niche you’re interested in.

Just keep in mind that your choice of a niche will need you to promote products that fall within this niche, and you must be aware of the pricing range for these products.

For example, many professional affiliate marketers are separated into two groups. The first segment concentrates on the number of visitors directed to Amazon, and as a result, the items they advertise are frequently of cheaper price.

Another part sends few people to Amazon but promotes high-priced products, earning more profits with fewer purchases.

When selecting a niche, you should be aware of the price range of the items that come under it, as you may find yourself restricted to a high niche or vice versa.

Decide what you want, and in general, try searching for high and low items at the same time and promoting both to see which products match your price range for your visitors.

2- Choose a hosting plan

Despite the relatively high profits earned by affiliate marketers through all marketing networks such as Click Bank, JVZoo, and Amazon Affiliate, hosting fees are frequently quite low.

For example, with Hostinger hosting, you can obtain hosting for $0.89 per month, which is more than adequate for launching an Amazon product marketing project through a website.

Of course, at such a low price, you will be required to pay the value of 48 months of hosting, which means that you will require a little initial investment, as well as your own domain name, as Hostinger would not give you with one for free.

If you’re looking for a free domain name, Bluehost offers one when you buy hosting for $3.95 per month. As you can see, this is a feature that the previous company did not have.

If you want to sign up for a long-term hosting plan, the previous company also has a great deal.

Other providers that provide premium hosting services and great efficiency in hosting WordPress sites, such as IONOS Hosting and Greengeeks, are available.

3- Choose a domain name

After you’ve purchased a hosting package, the next step is to select a domain name for your website. It is typical to encounter a domain name that is the personal name of the business or the site’s owner, particularly among YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram influencers. If you are not one of these people, it is advisable to select a domain name that reflects the niche you have chosen to work in and promote its products.

Choosing a lengthy domain name is a bad idea. It is preferable if the domain name is brief and easy to remember because this will help you boost your search engine position.

It is also important to consider the issue of niche expansion, as it is preferable to choose a domain name that allows you to add broader topics from the field you have chosen so that you have a greater opportunity to promote products from wider fields; of course, the expansion must be related to the main niche that you have chosen.

4- Purchase the domain.

After you’ve decided on a domain name, you’ll need to register it, and the best domain registration sites are Namecheap and Godaddy.

This is, of course, if the hosting package you choose does not include a free domain.

5- Install WordPress

Content marketing is one of the most effective and significant methods of attracting visitors and consumers, and WordPress is one of the greatest systems for managing content on the Internet.

Simple steps, and in many cases just one click, are all that is required to set up a new WordPress site, which is available in many hosting providers, including the ones we are already familiar with.

After building a WordPress platform, you can easily write and publish content, then post your affiliate links in the Amazon store and earn a commission, of course, when a sale is made.

6- Get your website ready

Following the creation of the WordPress platform, the process of preparing the site, publishing, and creating the key pages: the About Us page, the Privacy Policy page, the Use Policy page, and the Contact Us page, begins.

Remember to include the home page and the publications or blog page. You should also be aware that the laws of some countries, such as the United States, Canada, and Saudi Arabia, require you to inform your visitors that there may be affiliate links on the site, which entail receiving commissions when they purchase through it.

You do not need to build a page for this, but you may include a tiny disclaimer at the bottom of your site in small and legible text informing users that your site may include affiliate links.

The next step is to select a template for your blog. You must select a template that is suitable and simple for your blog, and you must ensure that it is quick and responsive to all types of devices.

7- Create the content

We’ve arrived at the most essential phase, which is the content development process. You must provide high-quality content that both attracts and answers clients’ questions.

The good news is that for individuals who are in the process of purchasing a certain product all queries are frequently the same, and this absolutely applies to the niche that you will select.

You may create a variety of content, such as product reviews, product comparisons in terms of quality, price, and performance, and so on.

Simply select a keyword that works for you so that you may obtain results and traffic as soon as feasible.

The content production process must be done properly. You may believe that this procedure is costly and time-consuming, but let me tell you that there are sites for selling Amazon products that make thousands of dollars per month by writing articles in modest numbers that do not surpass 50 articles.

8- Become an Amazon Affiliate

I put the Amazon Affiliate step last because I prefer to start creating the site, posting content, and attracting people first.

Then join up for Amazon and put links on your website to start making sales right now.

However, keep in mind that your Amazon Affiliate account will not be deleted if you have more than 10 pieces of content on your site after 6 months of registration.

9- Select the products

If you opt to produce and publish content before selecting products, this is the correct order of actions; however, if you want to generate content after selecting products, such as writing a product review or comparing a set of products, you will have already skipped this step.

However, in general, you may promote products that you think are appropriate for your visitors and make a suggestion for them by creating a separate page on the site for that purpose.

10- Create affiliate links

The process of creating affiliate links is very simple, all you have to do is create them through your Amazon Affiliate account control page.

Products may be viewed regularly, and if you find one that you think is appropriate for marketing, simply copy the product link and head to the control page, where you will see your affiliate link builder.

Simply post the links on your site when you’ve created them.

11- Promote your website

As you are aware, content creation is the project’s backbone, but it is also critical to market your site, as it is impossible to attract people without content promotion.

To do this, you may launch a search engine optimization campaign, establish backlinks to your site, and create pages for your business on social networking sites.

You may also promote your site on well-known question and answer sites and forums, which can help you boost your site.

Finally, I hope that I was successful in writing the topic, that you enjoyed it, and that you will not shortchange me by sharing it with your friends so that everyone benefits.


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