Affiliate Marketing At Amazon A Step-By-Step Tutorial & Guide For Complete Beginners
Hey, what’s up welcome back to another episode of the boss, tip Thursday, where I share weekly tips and tutorials to help you get stuff done, and today it’s all about Amazon affiliate marketing if you’re new to affiliate marketing if you have no clue how to even get started, This tutorial is for you we’re going to be going over. What is Affiliate Marketing At Amazon? Then I’m going to be showing you how to create your own account with Amazon. Your own associates account, so you can start getting into this.
I’m going to be showing you an in-depth tutorial on how to read your dashboard, where it shows you your clicks and exactly what’s going on with your account and lastly, we’ll end this video with some frequently asked questions about this program. So, if you’re ready to learn about all these things, then keep reading… An Amazon affiliate is a person who is partnered up with Amazon.
How It Works
The idea is that you bring customers to their site to their store and if they buy, you get a commission for it. So you’ll be getting special links for each product that you want to refer to, and Amazon will know when they click that link and you’ll get that commission for the product they buy or anything else that they buy along with the product. You referred as long as they clicked your link and your referral link brought them to Amazon.
You get paid for anything they buy within the next 24 hours and it doesn’t cost the customer anything extra. It doesn’t change the buying experience in any way. You just get a smoker, a small Commission for bringing them there to Amazon, and this is a fabulous way to fund your business in the beginning because, as you know, with YouTube and accents, it takes a long time to start making money. And yet these videos take time and effort and money to make them better. So this is a great way to start funding your business early on and with the blog as well.
The only way to make money on a blog is to do affiliate programs like this Amazon one or to create your own products or services, but out of all those three ways, the easiest thing to get started with. Is this Amazon affiliate program because everyone knows Amazon, everyone trusts and loves them? It’s a huge store, it’s known worldwide and to create your own products and services. You have to start at the bottom and build your trust, build your authority, build your blog with SEO, and all this other back stuff. So meanwhile, you work on that.
Becoming An Amazon Affiliate – Creating Your Affiliate Account The Right Way
You can supplement your income with a program like Amazon, okay, so to create your account hop onto amazon.com scroll all the way to the bottom here, you’ll see this little section that says, make money with us and there are so many different ways to make money on Amazon. Today, we’re gonna be focusing on becoming an affiliate, so click on that then click on this join now for free and now you can either sign in with an Amazon account. You already have an account that you use to make purchases or you can go ahead and create a new Amazon account.
If you want to keep things separate, I already have an account, so I’m gonna be creating a new one. Just to show you the process, then you’ll be directed to the application process for the top. Here you want to put your payee name exactly as it should appear on your paycheck or when they direct deposit, your money. You should put your address along with your city, your state zip code, your phone number, and who is the main contact for this account for most of us, it’s gonna be the payee listed above unless you have a VA who’s doing this for you. So then you’d need to click someone else.
In the next part, you have to fill out the websites that you own, the websites that you’re going to be using to promote affiliate links, and this is the part that it gets a little bit tricky for some people. Unfortunately, you do need an active website or other platforms that has enough high-quality content to be accepted. They just want to make sure that you’re going to be promoting their products properly. Amazon doesn’t say precisely what the actual requirements are. So if you do have a website, a YouTube channel, or any other sole sort of like social media page with some content at all of those here when I signed up, I only had about four or five blog posts on my website with not that much Engagement at all, so I still got accepted so give it a try.
Whatever you have going on, that has some sort of content where you’ll be sharing the affiliate links just added here, you never know just go ahead and try it. The worst thing that can happen is that they won’t accept you. They will tell you why and then you can reapply and if you happen to have any sort of apps, you can go ahead and add the URLs for that hair. Then, let’s click next, his bottom little portion basically just says that you’re not allowed to use affiliate links on any websites that are aimed towards teenagers 13 years and under that’s just not allowed. So you just have to confirm that your website isn’t directed towards 13 years old or younger, so go ahead and click.
No, if that’s the case all right and now we’re on to this next part of the application. I’m just gonna go over each of the fields and explain what they mean. The first field here is the Amazon Associates ID. This is just the name you want to give to your affiliate account. You can put your real name, your business name, or your nickname.
It doesn’t really matter, it’s not a big deal, just put any sort of name here. Here are your websites that you listed at the beginning of the application, and then here you have to explain what your website is all about. One word won’t cut it here. This is your chance to explain why you’re a good candidate for the Amazon program so say what you do, who it’s for? What kind of Amazon products will you be sharing and stuff like that?
Just make it sound convincing then, after that, we’re going on to the topics that describe what you’re doing best, so they have a primary and a secondary topic, so just go through those and click. What describes you? Your business, your website, the best but type of Amazon items, do you intend to list on your websites and mobile apps, go ahead and click any and all that apply here, and then next we’re going to the type of websites or mobile apps. Our options are comparison. Shopping engines, content or niche websites, coupon deals, or search for most of us.
It’s going to be just content on each website. Next traffic and monetization section. You have to declare how you will drive traffic to your website. Will you be driving traffic to your website through email, maybe through advert through other social media SEO, blogs click any and all that apply here? How do you utilize your website and apps to generate income here?
There are different affiliate programs that you may be part of so go ahead and click the ones that apply or if Amazon Associates will be the only way that you’re going to monetize your site for now just go ahead and click that part next. How do you usually build your links? Most of us build our links through a WordPress website. Not many of us are using HTML editors or any of that. So I think the best option for most of us here is a blog editor.
Next, how many total unique visitors through your websites and apps get per month, so all of the websites that you listed at the beginning that are here all of those combine, all your social media, all your websites emails all of that how much traffic do they get Per month, combined so make your best estimate and select that answer and then your reason for joining the Associate’s program. Do you want to get rich content for your site? Maybe you want to make sure that you’re linking out to products you’re talking about or do you want to monetize your site for many of us it’s both of these answers, so I guess just pick the one that best describes you right now. Next, how did you hear about us just click, the one that makes the most sense for you? Were you searching online?
Do you hear by word of mouth, just someone tell you about it, or did you hear about it from the Amazon website? And lastly, all you have to do is type in the characters and click Next, so let me go ahead and fill this form out and I’ll be right back and that’s the end of the application process. Now you really have to do is verify your identity by inputting your phone number here and make sure that this code upfront is the one that you need to be using for most of us. I think it will be this plus one just make sure that this is correct so that they will be able to call you and give you your PIN so that you can access your account. Okay.
So now you just have to agree to the terms and condense and click finish, and that is everything you’re all done. The only thing that will be pending now is your tax information. If you’re from the United States you’re going to be filling out, your typical tax form, if you’re from a different country or your exempt from paying taxes for some reason, they do have an exempt form for you, which I know nothing about, because I do live in The United States, but Amazon is always there to help you just email them and they will respond or you can always just click this later option because you’re technically not accepted to the Amazon program. Yet you still have to make your first sell and they have to go review your application still so you’re technically not accepted. You may want to wait to go through the hassle of doing all this tax information until later, and a couple of things to talk about from the top box here is that this is your Amazon Associates ID so make sure that you know this and you keep it Because you may need it in the future and as you see down here that if you have not made any qualified sales within 180 days, your application will be canceled and you won’t have access to the associate central or any of that.
So that’s just something to keep in mind so now, I’m just going to click later for this text information and show you the dashboard here will always be your notifications. If Amazon has something new going on or their policy changes, it will always let you know, via these notifications or via email, so make sure you check your emails here in this drop-down menu below your email address. You will find all sorts of important information like your account settings your payment history, managing tracking IDs, which we’ll get into in a second and just signing out an account set. You go there to change stuff about your profile or if you ever want to add or delete websites. This is where you will go.
For example, if you didn’t have a Pinterest account when you started your application process, but now you do and you’re going to be. Sharing affiliate links there it’s important to come back here and edit, that information go ahead and add the website here, because this just keeps you in good standing with Amazon. This navigation bar is filled with all sorts of cool links, blogs, and discussion boards. So many cool things so look through all of this just so you know what’s up there down. Here is your overview of the last 30 days of your cells and clicks and everything that’s going on with your account.
If you want a more detailed report of exactly what’s going on with your account click on View for the report here in this detailed report section you can customize it. However, you want. You can have a look at just today yesterday, the last 7 days, the last 30 days, or do a custom range. Bounties are a one-time flat rate that you get paid for Amazon programs such as baby registry Amazon. Prime.
Tracking Your Marketing Efforts
If someone signs up via your link, you get paid a one-time fee and that’s what bounties are fees are what you actually get paid, the percentage Commission you get paid for referring Amazon products, and then the summary is just both of these combined. Furthermore, down here we have different summaries. We have clicks, orders shipped conversions, and earnings, so these are just the clicks. You go up in know, sales, how many people actually ordered in the things that have been shipped. You don’t get paid for anything until it’s been shipped and then the conversions are just the click-to-buy ratio.
So out of the people who did click on the link, how many people actually buy and all this is important information to keep a close look at so that you know what’s working and you can do more of that and you know what’s not working and what You should stop wasting your time on, and the last thing we’ll talk about in this dashboard is how to create and manage your tracking IDs. So to do that, you go under your email. This drop-down menu here and click on manage tracking IDs and tracking IDs are just a way for you to track where your traffic is coming from. If you’re going to be promoting affiliate links on Instagram Facebook, your website YouTube. It’s a good idea to know where your traffic is coming from so that you can zero in on it.
What’S working click, add tracking ID, for example, say I wanted to create one for Instagram, so I’ll just go here and click Instagram, I click create and then of that when it’s taken they’ll give you some different options here now when you come back to your dashboard, You can always all of your links together or you can just see the Instagram one just see if what sales came from this link specifically and the easiest way to create an Amazon affiliate link is to log on to Amazon, using the information that you use to Create your associates account to look for your product here and then click on this stripe. On top, you can use the affiliate links in so many different ways. You can share it directly to Twitter directly to Facebook, or you can have a text and an image that you may want to embed into a website. You can have just the image, that’s clickable straight to this product page or you can use just text here. Normally, you would see a list of all the tracking IDs you’ve created in the past.
You select the one you want to use with this particular affiliate link and that’s it all of that is embedded into this link. When someone clicks on it, Amazon knows that it came from your account. All you have to do is copy and paste it. Wherever now, I’m going to be answering frequently asked questions that I get all the time. The first one is: how much money would I make with Affiliate Marketing At Amazon, so you get paid 4 % up to 4 % for the products people buy from your referral links.
This percent can go all the way up to 10. I believe it’s just the more. You sell the more percentage you get paid, but a specific number, it’s hard to say, because it varies from person to person, and it varies from month to month, depending on what you sell. It all comes with different percentages. I will say this: you can use this program just to make extra money to supplement your income.
As I said, you have other things going on, but this is just a little bit extra and that’s kind of the way I use it. I just create videos, create a blog post,s and share books that I’d recommend anyway, content that I would create anyway, and link to affiliate links when possible and that’s the way I’ve been doing it. I just do business as usual and recommend when possible, which thank you, by the way, if you use my links to make purchases, I really appreciate your support, but another way to do it is to go up in, like literally, create a whole website around a specific Product from Amazon say cameras, for example, you can do camera reviews and link to these cameras and the equipment and everything you’re using from Amazon and make a niche website, and that’s how you can make this a full-time income. But there’s really so much to do with this program. It’S really up to you, but the more you learn the more effort you put into it.
The more you learn how and when do I get paid you get paid once a month towards the end of the month. Once your tax information is filled out, you will get this money in your bank direct deposited or you may get a check depending on where you live. They have different rules for each country, so you’ll have to check on that, but for direct deposit. You do have to meet a threshold of only ten dollars and four checks. You have to meet a trash hold of dollars, so once your tax and your trash code are good to go, you will get paid towards the end of the month.
Sharing Your Affiliate Links
Where can I share my affiliate links, you can share your links pretty much anywhere on your website on most social media, we’ll allow it like Pinterest and Instagram Facebook. Most of these sites do allow it, but there are a lot of rules behind all this, so I really recommend that you read Amazon’s policy and really learn more about it, so that you can make sure that you’re following the rules and you’re not kicked out of The program, how do I get clicks and sells it really is going to take time. You can’t just publish two articles, make two videos and link up affiliate products that you’re using and expect to get a lot of sales. It doesn’t work that way like everything else that I talked about like in the video of nine sides. Hustle ideas, it’s easy like I just showed you how to set up your account in minutes.
It’s easy. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist. Everyone can do it, but it does take time and effort and patience and testing and sticking it out really so do your best to keep learning, see what works, and then try to do more of that. Try to experiment and find different ways. There’s really so much information out there for you to continue to learn about this program, but you really never get something for nothing.
You must put in your time. Your effort create valuable content to build an audience and that’s how you will bring in the clicks themselves. Eventually, alright and that sums up this tutorial, I really do hope that I covered it all. I try to make it as condensed as possible and put in as much information and answer as many questions as possible, but if you have any more questions about this leave them in the comments down below, I would try to answer and help you out as much As I can, and if you have any other requests for future tutorials then make sure to leave that in the comments down below as well, and if you did find value in this video. Do me a favor and hit that thumbs up for me and hit the share button down below send this video over to a friend you’ll, by helping them and you’ll be supporting this channel as well, and I truly appreciate you for it.
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