Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer, and you can share in their profits! The Amazon Associate Program compensates consumers for referring customers to Amazon.com. As an affiliate, you link your website to Amazon.com and earn a fee for sales you help generate. If you have a website, read on to learn how you can profit from the world’s most recognized e-commerce site.
1) Visit Amazon.com’s “Associates” for details on the affiliate marketing program. The program has been in place for 10 years, offering website owners the opportunity to make money by directing customers to Amazon.com by way of special links provided by Amazon.
2) Visit the “Current Associates” page to see how some of the affiliates are using the program on their websites. Amazon.com offers several linking options that you can review at the site.
3) Review the Performance Fee Structure, which offers a referral rate of 4 to 10 percent based on the total number of items shipped from Amazon.com and its third-party sellers. The Associates site offers a rate tier chart as well as details regarding caps on specific items.
4) Complete the registration process, which requires information about your website, as well as checking account information for payment from Amazon.com and federal tax identification information, if applicable.
5) Once you register, you will select the kind of link you want to add to your website. Each option is detailed. You can recommend products, select specific products, or choose keywords and categories.
6) There are two fee structures from which to choose. You will automatically be enrolled in the Performance Free Structure that allows you to earn higher fees as you generate increasing numbers of referrals that result in sales at Amazon.com. You can change your fee structure at any time to the Classic Free Structure, as long as the change is made by the last day of the month.
7) Create and post your links to Amazon.com with the Build Links tool found in Associates Central. Then you can begin tracking traffic and earnings in reports that are updated daily.