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

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

If you have any own website, blog, app or youtube channel, you can apply immediately. Just sign up, receive their approval, and place Amazon affiliate links on your site as you want! When one of your site visitors click on that affiliate links and buy products from Amazon, you can earn a commission.

But how do you start affiliate marketing if you don’t have any of above? Well, I’m here to help you with a step-by-step guide to becoming an Amazon Affiliate. I’ve come up with my own experience, so I hope you’ll find this guide a helpful place to start.

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 best results having authentic with both users and Amazon.

When you decide to create a website or blog, I recommend you to,

Create a blog using blogger platform for free or Create a self-hosted website or blog with WordPress.

With the above articles, I already explained how to create a website or blog using those two platforms. So, you can go through choosing one platform and create your own blog or website with your unique content.

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 and click on “Join Now for Free“. Now it allows 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 Create an Amazon Affiliate Link?

  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.

Or you can browse any product on and you’ll able to copy the affiliate product link simply by using SiteStrip.

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.

Moreover, focus on your content, that will really be increased your earnings from every side. I hope the guide helps you.

Happy Earning!

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