Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries, such as Endless.com and SmallParts.com. When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. It’s free to join and easy to use.
When I first started in affiliate marketing, all I wanted was to just make money. Off I ran in every direction, trying everything, with no real idea of the mistakes I was making that could very well affect my chances at long term success.
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The most compelling reason to upload directly to Facebook is because that is what this platform favors. In fact, Socialbakers found that they received 10x more engagement from uploading directly than linking to YouTube:
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An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between publishers (affiliate marketers) who sell products and services and the merchants who create those products and services and their affiliate programs.
Thanks so much for such a comprehensive affiliate list! I’m always looking for the best ones and even more curious how much people are able to make with their affiliates to know if they are worth my time.
Test every component of the ad in every variation that you can. This includes different edits of the video itself, the starter image for the video, copy variations, including or excluding a link in the copy, and the call-to-action at the end of the video.
Technically, a guy earning $300,000/month in revenue could be worse off than the guy making a steady $100/day with no outgoings. Admittedly he would have to be blind, dumb, deaf, drunk and stupid to continue swallowing such a skinny margin, but it highlights one of the rare laws of affiliate marketing:
Capturing video views should be your initial goal, but views don’t mean anything if they aren’t driving toward your bottom line. Take these views and turn them into paying customers with retargeting with – you guessed it – more video.
There are no charges for joining an affiliate program but the cost will depend on the promotion technique you will be using. For example, your blog is free, but the PPC marketing, email campaigns, etc, all have a price.
Imagine for example a software to manage time you are doing the promotion. If you had in your possession a small ebook on time management to offer me more of this software, this is of interest to me and to tip the balance in your favor over other affiliates. (Of course, you must have the rights to broadcast this ebook)
It’s important to understand how people use Facebook. This data can inform your publishing behavior, ad targeting and other pieces of your strategy. Take a look at these Facebook stats related to how people engage with the platform:
Upload the highest resolution source video available without letter or pillar boxing (No black bars). Most file types are supported. However, we recommend H.264 compression, square pixels, fixed frame rate, progressive scan, and stereo AAC audio compression at 128kbps+.
For my newsletter provider I use Aweber and highly recommend them. Overall I could attribute at least five to ten percent of my total income due to my email lists because I like to focus on promoting products heavily to my lists during the holidays which leads into my next tip.
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You don’t need a professional video studio to produce a commercial that looks professional with the various simple video editing tools out there. And adding even basic effects is one of the best ways to increase the conversions and engagement on the videos that you make.
I would give this a hand of applause on this informative article. My only concern is I think I’d rather take number 4 and 5 next to #2 and #3 next to 5. After building a site you are to post something on it right? So by then you have to start posting valuable post already, if not how will be merchants grants you as an affiliate if they don’t see any post? Then you got that valuable information posted, it will gives you a long term good impression and when the merchant see this, good affiliate and better once would ask you to be their affiliate. It is just my thought though, what can you say about it Justin?
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I have a really goid weebly website I made for my business. Does weebly work for amazkn affiliate? Im currently with amazon affiliate but the website I have is HORRIBLE.I want to change to weebly.does weebly cut it with the links and widgets etc? If not, what is a good domain to swap to?
This Ebook is designed to teach you how to use Facebook. Facebook is the only tool you need to fill up your clientele and it’s 100% free to use. Best of all you already have enough leads to keep your schedule full for years; you just need to know how to use them.
Plus, as promised, you also have a private Facebook Group to connect with your fellow participants, to give and receive support, and to get incredible access to me for support in taking massive action, implementing and getting regular measurable results.
With your KPIs and target audience decided, you know what you want to accomplish and the people you want to reach. Now it’s time to plan your video creation. A good, solid plan for your video will increase the chances of it coming out looking good. Here are the things you should decide before you even touch a camera.
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By default Amazon assigns you one tracking ID like blahblahblah-20 but you can create additional tracking ID’s here up to a total of 100. If you hit that total you can always ask for more so feel free to be liberal with your creation of tracking ID’s for your websites.
I started blogging since 2016, and still struggling to get huge amount of traffic. I usually monetize my content with affiliate links as well as with AdSense. But no income still ! I don’t know where I am lacking, can you please check out my site, n suggest me what to do next?
I have about 4 authority style sites and the rest are all mini ones. I like the money the mini’s can make but there isn’t any attractive exit strategy with those so that’s why I like to do a little of both, but I believe authority style sites have the biggest upside. As for income split I’d have to go back through all the tracking data but I’d peg it somewhat in favor of authority sites (before I sold one of my largest ones)
Niche-specific challenges: It’s relatively easy to create content for the “tech how-to” niche (like “how to install Windows” or “how to use WinRar) – you just need a screencasting software and a microphone. For niches like DIY plumbing, however, you need significant time, energy and skills. This often compels marketers to flood the easier niches, increasing competition.
Awesome post Chris. I’ve recently started an Amazon niche site using WPZon Builder. Its pretty powerful. Does ReviewAzon have the ability to do comparison tables without much manual effort/intervention?
Affiliate marketing is great way to earn, but its a difficult task to start getting leads, until you are well experienced about same. It might take a long period, setting up blog quality blog, subscribers, ebooks and what not,well yes patience is a must. But once, we get loyal subscribers, its true getting sales is also fast and prominent.
HI Sarah! I think you would love Michelle’s course – there is ABSOLUTELY potential. (Especially if you already have seen a tiny bit of income – you obviously have a good start! You just need to expand on that 🙂 )
Every story you read about affiliate marketing, is like a cocaine story. There is a pusher in there, trying to promote or push their product or service to you, whilst at all time keeping you mesmerized by the promise of the big affiliate income source.
Amazon and affiliate marketing in general is a decent way of making side income, but nothing really compares to making your own product or service that others will pay for, especially something that ppl will pay for month after month. WIth affiliate you’re basically helping retailers find lifelong customers, and you get a cut just once. Bad deal, IMO
Don’t just hope and pray that visitors will buy; setup everything correctly and make it happen! If you think that visitors will click on your affiliate links and buy just because you placed dozens of affiliate links on your website then you are wrong! You need to have a structured plan in place. Affiliate marketing is a business so you will have a much better chance of succeeding if you treat it like one.