Best way to make money with Amazon Associates.

Top 15 Ways To Make Money With Amazon Associates

1. Niche Selection Is Crucial:

I’ll get to the actual methods I use on my websites in the next tips, but the first thing I
want to say is that the niche you choose is the absolute most important decision you
can make.

It’s easiest to make money using Amazon’s affiliate program if the people coming to
your website are looking for a specific product that your website discusses. It’s more difficult to use a website like my blog here and make money linking to physical
products because the people coming here are looking for advice on how to earn
money online – not what iPod speakers they should buy.

2. Link To Products Inside Your Content:

Roughly half of my Amazon income comes from basic text links posted inside the
content body area of a blog post or page.
Simple text links in the content of an article are the most effective way to get web
visitors to click. People trust the body of the content on a page more so than any
other area of the website and I know this because the tracking data I’ve collected.

3. Make Product Images Clickable Affiliate Links:

Roughly 15% of my total Amazon income has comefrom simply making all of the product images on mywebsites clickable affiliate links.
Tip: You can easily insert product images into yourcontent using the EasyAzon plugin and earn a commission anytime someone clicks the image, goes to Amazon and makes a purchase.

4. Link To Amazon.com As Many Times Possible:

I alluded to this in the previous few tips but I want to make sure you understand that
each link inside one of your articles is another opportunity for a visitor to click
through and make their way on to Amazon.com.
It’s common for me to link to Amazon five to ten times in a single article (more if I’m
doing a product review).

5. Product Review Articles Convert The Best:

Doing a quality product review for a product directly related to your niche is a veryeasy way to garner higher click thru rates and increased sales, but only if your reviewis higher quality.
Ideally you contact the manufacturer’s marketing team or PR agency and get them to send you a demo unit of the product to review, but this takes a lot of effort and may
not be worth it on a smaller traffic site (at first).
You want to convince the reader to investigate their purchase options by the time they finish reading an article, which is why I’ll always include links to all of the
products mentioned in a review at the end of the article. That way it’s an easy
transition from learning about the product during your review and then at the end it’s
time to make a purchase.

6. Build An Email List:

You’ve probably heard this a hundred times by people telling you to build an email
list from the blogger and internet marketing crowd, but building an email list is way easier on a physical product oriented website.
Why? People don’t have their guard up when they are researching a physical product to purchase (when compared to other purchase decisions online i.e. digital goods).
So what I like to do is offer some type of freebie like a buyers guide or some type of
information that provides more details about the products they’re researching.

7. Write Sales And Promos During The Holidays:

It is lower during other holidays like Mother’svDay, Father’s Day, Presidents Day, Valentines Day etc. but you can still promote various sales during these holidays as well. I target every holiday because Amazon creates an actual dedicated sales page every time one of these holidays come
around. The deals shared on these pages are generally really good too.
So what I’ll do is put together an article of all the top products that are on sale in my
niche using the tips I’ve shared earlier like linking as many times as possible, making
the product image clickable and then sending out an email to my list etc. to get even more conversions.

8. Identify which niche you want to go into based on Amazon’s affiliate payout percentage:

Amazon used to have a variable fee structure where you would earn more money if you referred more sales to Amazon. They would start at 4% and you could earn up to 8.5% of a sale if you referred enough items. Amazon did away with their variable fee structure in early 2017 and replaced that system with a fixed percentage payout based on the category of products. Some niches pay a lot less than others and it’s important to be aware of the payout before you pick a niche.

9. Use Multiple Tracking ID’s For Each Website:

You wouldn’t install the same Google Analytics code on every single website you
own right? Of course not, because you wouldn’t be able to tell how much traffic each of your websites were receiving individually. So the same thing can be said for tracking the money you make on your websites (and yet people still tell me they use only one Amazon tracking ID for all of their websites /facepalm). In the ,past I’ve
gone so far as to create 15 different tracking ID’s for use on a single website.

10. Use EasyAzon To Save Time And Make More Money With Amazon:

One of the ways I’ve also been able to
make good money with Amazon is to
automatically populate information
from a WordPress plugin that I had
developed based on the needs I had for building Amazon centric websites. The result was EasyAzon. The plugin allows you to insert information and affiliate links to
Amazon in a much faster way than creating the links yourself by hand from Amazon.com.
Short Summary: Basically what the plugin does is allow you to quickly insert a text
based affiliate link, the image of the product as an affiliate link, a product information
grid, convert US Amazon links to UK, GR etc. via link localization etc. etc. and have all
those things be affiliate links to Amazon.com so it does a great job improving clickthrough rates.

11. Insert Buy Now Button Into Your Articles:

This is something that EasyAzon could do for you, but if you don’t want to spend the money you can simply insert your own buy now button and turn it into an Amazon affiliate link.

12. Create A Product Comparison Grid:

Creating a product comparison grid for all of the products within your niche and
allowing people to sort by various features is a great way to get some additional
sales. I’ve used this tactic on several of my websites and the product comparison
page alone can add an additional 5% to 10% income increase for a website.
If you do it manually you’ll need to use this WordPress plugin called WP Table
Reloaded and what I do is include various columns for information about the product
and in the final column I use a buy now button that people can click to see more info about the product.

13. Publish A Recurring Deals Post:

If you want to find a way to be able to mention products that are on sale more
frequently on your website one of the easiest ways I’ve done that in the past is to
just do a weekly deals post. So what I’ll do is publish a post every week with the best
deals for my niche and then incorporate all of the previous tactics I’ve discussed
above to link to the products on Amazon.com. Depending on how often you publish articles you could do it more or less frequently (I’ve seen some websites do these style of articles every day).

14. Publish A Monthly Bestseller List:

Amazon has a bestseller page found simply at Amazon.com/bestsellers and so one
thing I’ve done on my site is publish a bestsellers list and simply mention the
currently trending bestsellers. Generally speaking the cream rises to the top so if you
write an article talking about the bestselling products those are likely to be the best
products your visitors are looking to buy anyway.
Just go to Amazon.com/bestsellers and look for your respective niche category. I
shoot for top 5 or top 10 products.

15. Use Native Shopping Ads Over Static Banner Ads:

I used to recommend carousel style Amazon ads, but they don’t exist anymore. When I used them they converted about 3 times better than static style Amazon banner ads. I suggest using Native Shopping Ads instead which is essentially a replacement to the carousel style ads but allows for greater flexibility. You can display products by recommendation from the content, by search or with other options. Here is what the a Native Shopping Ad looks like for the keyword search.

You can create the Amazon Native Shopping Ads inside your Amazon Associates account and you’re able to manually add products or just display bestselling products from a specific category.

Please let me know what you think of my tips by posting in the comments
below. As always, because I love my readers I respond to each and every question
that comes in so get to it!

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