How to Start Amazon Affiliate Marketing (Step-by-Step)

The Amazon Affiliate program, also known as the Amazon Associates Program, one of the easiest ways to monetize your own blog or website by promoting their products your self. we can simply be called it Amazon Affiliate Marketing.

If you have any own website, blog, app, or youtube channel, you can apply immediately.

All you need to do is sign up for Amazon’s affiliate marketing program, qualify and receive their approval, place Amazon affiliate links on your site as you want, and start earning!

When one of your site visitors click on that affiliate links and buy products from Amazon, you can earn a commission.

So, that’s a brief introduction to the whole process!

But, how do you start affiliate marketing if you don’t have any of the above?

Well, I’m here to help you with a step-by-step guide to becoming an Amazon Affiliate. So, here’s the simple guide for beginners to start Amazon Affiliate marketing in 2020!

How to Start a Website or Blog?

Before you become an Amazon Associate, you must have an active website or blog to apply. That site has to be a pre-popular with unique content you write to get approved from Amazon quickly. Also, it helps you to get the best results having authentic with both users and Amazon.

So, if you don’t have a blog yet, follow this how to start a blog step-by-step guide first!

With the above article, I already explained how to create a blog using WordPress. I always recommend you to start a blog or any other promoting method before applying to Amazon associate program because if you can’t promote their products with your unique content, you probably can’t earn.

How to Start Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

Hope you already create a website or blog and it has some followers behind you (pre-popular). Well, now it’s time to create your Amazon Associates account.

Go to the Amazon Associates homepage, scroll down to the bottom and then click on “Sign up“. It will allow you to create a new account or sign in to your existing account.

1. Fill Your Account Information with Correct Details

Fill your payee name including address, phone number and click Next to continue.

Start filling your details on amazon

2. Enter Your Website or Blog Address

Enter your website or blog address, YouTube channels, apps you own.

Add blogs or apps

3. Create Your Profile

Enter your preferred Associates Store ID (you can use your website name), describe your websites, your intends, traffic, etc.

Create a Profile on Amazon Affiliates

4. Complete Identity Verification

Enter your number and wait for the call from Amazon and ask you to input a four-digit code. after you complete that, click Finish to get approved.

Verification of Amazon Affiliates

5. Get Start Using Amazon Associates

At the final step, you can submit your application to the reviewing process. It will take time to receive you an email. Also, you have to enter payment and tax info for getting paid from Amazon, you can do now or later.

Amazon Affiliate Marketing Account

Once you get approved, you can proceed to your personal dashboard. This will show your earnings overview, monthly summary, and total clicks.

How to Get an Amazon Affiliate Link for a Product?

  1. Switch to “Browse for Product” tab in your dashboard or search for a specific product on the “Quick Links: Search for Product” tab.
  2. Once you find a product, click on the “Get Link” button.
  3. Customize your link by choosing an add with text and image, text only, image only, or widget.
  4. Preview your product link.
  5. Copy and paste the link, short link, or HTML copy and place it on your site.

But the easiest way is, you can browse any product on Amazon.com and you’ll able to copy the affiliate product link simply by using SiteStrip at the top of the Amazon.com site.

Final Thoughts

Now your Amazon Affiliate Marketing account will be approved for 180 days. During those days, you must have to make at least 3 sales, or maybe your account will be closed after they will start your application review process.

Moreover, The best way is to affiliate marketing is to start a blog and focus on your content, which will really be increased your earnings from every side!

Additionally, if you’re thinking your blog is not ready or not to start with Amazon affiliate marketing, you can follow this getting started guides to find out more information.

Happy promoting!

Amazon Affiliate Marketing
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