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

The Amazon Affiliate program, also known as the Amazon Associates Program, is one of the best ways to monetize your own blog or website.

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 clicks on that affiliate links and buys products from Amazon, you can earn a commission.

Here’s the simple guide for beginners to start Amazon Affiliate marketing in 2021!

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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 that how to create a blog using WordPress. I always recommend you to start a blog or Website or YouTube Channel 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?

I hope you already have a website or blog and it has some visitors and followers (pre-popular).

Well, now it’s time to create your Amazon Associates account.

How to Start Amazon Affiliate Marketing (Step-by-Step) 1

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 information to get paid from Amazon.

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 and you’ll able to copy the affiliate product link simply by using SiteStrip at the top of the 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 need more information about Amazon affiliate marketing, you can follow this help documentation to find out more information.

Amazon Affiliate Marketing
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