4 Ways To Make Money From Amazon Marketing

by amuro
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Some of you may know this while others don't.

For those of you who don't know, I have been doing Amazon marketing since 2013.

At first glance, you might be asking why Amazon since their commissions are only 4% as compared to others like Clickbank who are paying 50-75& commissions?

My reason is very simple.

From my perspective and from Amazon's perspective.

1. First of all, Amazon has been a globally trusted brand that has been promoting physical consumer products that people like you and me buy everything from malls but due to high business costs resulting from uncertain economy, people prefer to buy things online which are cheaper.

Unless you are a baby boomer who is not used to surfing online or even use a PC of course.

2. Secondly since Amazon is dealing with physical products, they have warehouse and delivery staff to ensure every product it promises is in tip-top condition.

In the warehouse, on the way to delivery and even when it is delivered to customers.

And I can tell you heads and shoulders, Amazon has excelled in all.

In fact based on my research, Amazon even want to come up with its own digital / info products like Clickbank which can pay you the same percentage of commissions.

So on top of promoting physical products, you get to promote digital / information products as well in e-books - which Amazon preferred to call Kindle books and e-learning courses.

And make good money.

And speaking of making money, there are basically 4 ways.

1. Affiliate Marketing

You can start out by promoting any of Amazon products as an affiliate or associate as Amazon again prefers to term as.

2. Product Selling

You can also list your own products on Amazon be it physical, digital or even apps so that when people buy, you earn.

Moreover, you are leveraging on Amazon's payment processing and shipping / delivery system so that you never have to worry about customers' payments and whether they received their orders on time.

3. Kindle Publishing

You can also write e-books and come up with your own audio and video versions - like Clickbank and still make good money.

4. Mobile Apps Publishing

Last but not least, you can design your own mobile apps and start selling on Amazon.

From my research, mobile game apps tend to sell the best.

So with that said, here are the 4 ways you can make money from Amazon.

I for one has been focusing on Amazon affiliate marketing and in my next few posts, I will show you how I go about doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Thanks for sharing, but how do you drive traffic and promote any of these 4 things?
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    • Profile picture of the author amuro
      Free methods like posting classified ads like Adlandpro, Adpost, Craiglist and Gumtree.

      As well as paid ones like FB ads to your fanpages.
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      • Profile picture of the author Moneyland
        Originally Posted by amuro View Post

        Free methods like posting classified ads like Adlandpro, Adpost, Craiglist and Gumtree.

        As well as paid ones like FB ads to your fanpages.
        How would you use classified sites for an Amazon site? Are you putting an ad up to promote your website brand or just ads for individual products?

        Currently creating an Amazon site - would appreciate any tips of things I can do right in beginning to kick start things properly...

        thank you..
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      • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
        Originally Posted by amuro View Post

        Free methods like posting classified ads like Adlandpro, Adpost, Craiglist and Gumtree.
        Classified ad sites other than Craigslist are a waste of time. But dont expect to post your Amazon links all over Craigslist and expect to make money. Wrong place to do that at, and also ineffective.

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  • Profile picture of the author Daijon Moss
    Wow it's something new today I see. It's very nice waysTo Make Money From Amazon Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    As the saying goes " To each is own" I do not have time to waste on Amazon's measly 4% commissions. You would have to sell in large volumes to make any good money and that is very hard to do. I would rather sell 10 products at a $1000 commission each (i.e. $10,000) than 100 Amazon products at say $20 commission each (i.e. $2000).
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The front end promoting and overall trusted brand factor are biggies in me choosing to be an Associate. No brainer because they do a fine job spreading the word for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruwen
    I just can't see how I would aquire enough volume to make decent returns at 4%.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by Ruwen View Post

      I just can't see how I would aquire enough volume to make decent returns at 4%.


      Amazon is nickel and dimes for most affiliates without their own massive traffic source.

      The money on Amazon or any other marketplace is from owning a product and marking the price up (ex: 5x or 10x times).
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    they have warehouse and delivery staff to ensure every product it promises is in tip-top condition.
    This hasn't been the experience of all Amazon customers.

    I've purchased six items from Amazon, three had delivery/condition issues. I stopped using Amazon several years ago and will never use them again.
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  • I do agree that self-publishing ebooks on Amazon's Kindle, may be useful when you are wanting to drive targeted buyer traffic to your backend offers, featured in your ebooks.

    Infact I agree with you about Amazon's brand recognition and their well refined customer support. On the other hand, their paperback books are not bound the best, and 4% commission isn't even attractive to real estate agents, or to people who sell mega yachts. Back when I was a realtor, before I became a serious real estate investor, I wouldn't sell any real estate, unless I earned at least 7% commission.

    7% doesn't seem that much, unless you are selling high ticket items priced at over a million dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author webcrest123
    Thanks for sharing, I like affiliate marketing & product selling in Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubho C
    I agree with Amuro. There are plenty of high-quality products that Amazon offers.

    The commissions are generally low as compared to other affiliate market places. That can be a put off for some people.

    Also, Amazon has a review process before they accept you as an affiliate. That may put off a few affiliate marketers.

    Else, I think the overall package is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Thanks for the share.

    Any ideas on optimizing for conversions?

    This really is the 'secret sauce' because it goes all the way back to niche selection, product positioning, and it also goes 'forward' to traffic optimization (ie., instagram and fb ad optimization)
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    Thanks for sharing amuro. I imagine 2 of the biggest challenges are getting quality traffic and conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author jajdiscuter
    Well, I'm a novice and I'm more interested in how to go about it or better options that pay more than 4%. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    I do like amazon. Here is the reason. Products they sell got great users reviews. Customers can interact with the website and provide valuable feedback as to the drawback of any product or service. Sadly, there is not the case with some companies. For example, Netflix is deleting all user reviews on movies. Maybe, this is because most Netflix movies are $@&+! Also, they got rid of five stars last year.

    OK, so imagine if Uber or Airbnb got rid of their rating system and say that a lot of comments were full of racism. Do you really think that would help their company? Bad product = hating reviews.

    Customers trust amazon because not all user reviews are positive and most are middle of the road if you know what we mean. That is why I am an affiliate of amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author DalrsMaker
    Amazon is a great tool, but their commission rates are so low that you need to bring a lot of sales. The bounty program seems more interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Grace
    Wonderful thread, learned lots of new things here.
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  • Profile picture of the author chenbui
    Thanks for sharing. I use the first method to make money from Amazon. I will try the third way to make money from Amazon. Can you give me the steps to do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Corban Yang
      You can find quite some info about that in google. No need to bother Amuro. >.<
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    Thanks for sharing. I'm particularly interested in that bit on selling my own product (a book in paperback). Any handy tips on that? My product is already listed.

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  • Profile picture of the author reponkh
    Thank you very much for publishing this kind of article. I like your article a lot. I actually want to share my website details with you please produce some information to increase performance like as your website.
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  • Amazon is one of the very trusted and biggest brand when it comes to e-commerce. These tips are very helpful and useful , i am going to use them for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author zinakalna
    Thanks for the share.
    I massively increase my sales posting youtube videos of my product

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  • Profile picture of the author eaa1qn
    can you create it for me please
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  • Profile picture of the author itstrisha
    Thanks for sharing the info. Hope it works really well. I will try to implement these and surely get back with the results. Share some more information about this in future too! I will be highly obliged. Thank You
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    I love Amazon and have been an associate since 2003.

    For the record, the 4% commission is only certain categories. I work in 8% commission categories mainly.
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  • woww its nice... till now i dont no is this king of marketing is there with amazon. i will try and implement this...
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I have a feeling that amazon its way better than clickbank but i dont step in in this field i dont have so much experience
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  • Profile picture of the author Obermair
    Amazon is a terrific platform - if they are your products (i.e. your creation and not a dropship from AliExpress). There is so much competition in mainstream products so you would need to find your niche. The ebook is great for marketing exposure but not so much for large cash flows. Again - positive: Amazon is has a huge customer base and great ranking system which supports your innovative product. negative: tons of competition and low margins.
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  • Profile picture of the author gadislade
    I have got wonderful information and I hope this plan also useful for other peoples.
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  • Profile picture of the author gadislade
    I have got the wonderul ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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