Last Updated on May 5, 2022 by James W

One of the leading online retailers is Amazon. The reason for this popularity lies in the site’s ability to provide customers with all the products they might need. There are not too many products that this site does not have as they sell everything from books, electronics, and movies to clothing, music and more. If you are trying to learn new methods for generating some passive income, you might consider starting an affiliate marketing business. Using the affiliate program provided by Amazon, you are sure to see great promise in your monthly wages.

Amazon Associates

If you’re going to start selling those products, you’re going to first need to sign up on Amazon as an Associate. Amazon considers their affiliates to be associates instead. Signing up is pretty basic. You will need to have a valid email address, create a unique username and password. You will then have to explain to Amazon in more detail about yourself as well as the site or methods you intend to use for promoting products.

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After the sign up process, you should be able to log in and access your account. Retrieving your affiliate link should be easy to accomplish. You will notice something similar to a task bar called a site stripe that has all the links that are in relation to your account. With this task bar in place, you are able to freely search the Amazon site to begin creating links for all the products that you’re interested in promoting. Once you’ve found the products you’re interested in you can click several buttons depending on your preference: Link to this page option, add to a store option, or add to a widget.

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Create Links

Once you’ve created accurate affiliate links you are then able to post those links on just about everything you can think of. Since your code is unique, they are able to track your clicks and sales and pay you accordingly. If you’ve decided to use a widget instead of posting links to your own site, you want to customize the widget to encompass the overall style of your business, brand, or site.

If you are really considering starting as an affiliate marketer, internet marketer, or simply someone looking for passive income, the Amazon affiliate program will certainly be beneficial. With an abundance of products to choose from, you are sure to find items that work well with your niche market.


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