With Amazon's wild success, many are looking for how they can capitalize on the platform's ability to generate so many sales for products in almost every area of life. Amazon's affiliate program, or Amazon Associates, allows you to get a referral fee for the traffic you send to Amazon. This can be a lucrative agreement for bloggers and other publishers looking to increase the revenue generated by their website. The Amazon affiliate program is different from selling your products directly on Amazon through Seller Central in that you do not hold any inventory.
Recently, Amazon launched a program specifically for influencers as an extension of its regular affiliates program. If you are an influencer, be sure to review both programs to see which is the best fit for your business needs.
|"The Amazon associate program is most viable for people who sell higher-priced items. Selling a $10 book is not too much easier than selling a $400 TV if you have a well-targeted audience that is able and willing to buy."|
Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program. This means that you can get paid money in exchange for promoting the products and services that sell on Amazon. If you have your own website or blog, this free program can help you make some extra money off the content you produce. You will place links throughout your website, blogs, and articles that take visitors to Amazon. When a customer follows your link to Amazon and then adds products to their cart within 24 hours, you will get a commission from the sale.
The customer has 90 days to check out their cart for you to get paid your commission - as long as the customer added the product to the cart within 24 hours of following your link. To prevent potential fraud and negative customer experiences, Amazon has some very specific rules to participate in the program.
The amount you can make as an affiliate will be determined by the amount of converting traffic you send to Amazon. The exact commission you get paid on any sale depends on the category of the product (see table below). It is important to note that the customer doesn't have to buy the product that you specifically recommended for you to get the commission.