You all know what is Amazon Affiliation. I won't talk about the definition. I will talk about the simple 5 steps that you should follow if you want to earn from Amazon Affiliation.
Step 1: Research your Product
This is the key step for me. Researching involve tons of parameters. For example, you will have to make sure that you are selecting a product that has low competition in the first page of Google. The keyword competitiveness should also be below 30. At the same time, make sure that there are one/two weak links in the first page (Youtube, Forum links and etc.) It will be easier for you to get into the first page in those cases.
Special Suggestion: Do not go with a product because you like that product. Do research before you select the product. Also, you don't need a product that is highly searched. I have a website that talks about a product which has around 800 searches each month. The website earns 4 figure income. Guess why? I don't have competition. A
Step 2: Create Your Content
I always suggest people to create content before creating the site. At least start with 25 articles including a standard homepage article with your main keyword. You will also need comparison tables, explaining videos will be even better.
Step 3: Creating the Website
WordPress has made our lives a lot easier. It doesn't take time to create websites. Make sure that your site has a simple look and a quality loading speed. The site should be mobile friendly. Make sure to keep a subscribe plugin (Though they don't work great).
Step 4: Putting The Amazon Affiliate Links
Now you will create your Amazon Affiliate id. Do not create it in previous steps because Amazon has a 180 days policy. If you can't get sales within 180 days, they will ban you which you don't want.
Step 5: SEO
This will determine your success. For quick results, try to come up with quality articles and engaging posts for several blogs. For long term success, keep doing the regular SEO to rank your site up. The Yahoo and Bing are easy to handle. Target Google and those will rank you automatically.
From my experience, if you can't make sales within 3 months of launching the site, you are actually not working hard. If you work hard then there is no way that you will not be able to earn within 3 months. So if it is more than three months, may be affiliation is not for you.
Special Note: This is the best time to start your affiliation journey because Holiday season is knocking. People will go crazy for Amazon in a few days.