HOW TO BECOME AN AMAZON AFFILIATE STEP BY STEP

If you are thinking of ways to monetize your website, subscribing to the Amazon affiliate program is one of the best options. This affiliation will allow you to earn money for promoting Amazon products on your website. Do you want to know how to carry out this process? In this article, I will explain it to you step by step.

Let’s go there!

WHAT ARE AMAZON AFFILIATES?

It is a program in which, through promoting Amazon products on your website and selling them through links, you earn a commission depending on the product sold. Amazon Associates is considered one of the affiliate programs that started earlier, more specifically in 1996.

Your final commission will depend on all the products people have bought since they clicked your link until the next 24 hours. Since Amazon currently has a cookie policy, it only identifies your website for 24 hours from when your connection is clicked.

ADVANTAGES OF USING AMAZON AFFILIATES

Among all the advantages of using Amazon Affiliates, I highlight the following:

· Low maintenance: Using this affiliate program is straightforward and does not require much attention. Once you have written the contents of your website and the products, it will not require continuous supervision.

· Great Amazon sales: One of the significant advantages of this particular program is the power that Amazon has, both to convince and to sell. Its low shipping costs and its benefits will be a crucial factor by which customers will decide to buy.

· It does not require significant investment: The investment to be made is meager since the only costs you will incur are those of your website, plus having good content (which you can do for free).

· Once the customer enters Amazon from your link, all the purchases they make in the next 24 hours will count towards your commission. So part of your income may come from selling products that you had not even recommended.

Now that you know everything you need to know about Amazon Affiliates, I will explain step by step how to subscribe to this program and carry it out effectively.

1. MAKE PRELIMINARY CHECKS

Before launching to create your Amazon Associates account, you must first check that your website meets the conditions to have Amazon links and start monetizing them. The conditions that you must meet are the following:

· Be of age.

· Your website must comply with a specific content policy that Amazon considers inappropriate (sexual content, violence, discrimination…)

· Amazon will especially value a website that has a minimum of 20 articles and quality content .

· You cannot use Amazon as a brand to sponsor yourself , this is a reason for immediate exclusion. Nor can your brands be used as keywords to attract the attention of readers.

· Your website must have a privacy policy that explains in detail how your data will be used. A legal notice in which the condition of affiliate with Amazon is expressed and a cookie policy in which the entire subject related to cookies is explained.

· You are prohibited from generating clicks through bots or artificially.

You cannot buy through your own links.

2.SIGN UP FOR AMAZON AFFILIATES

To sign up for Amazon Affiliates, you must have an Amazon user account and go to affiliates.amazon.es . Then click on “sign up” and log in with your own Amazon account.

A new section will open in which you must enter to whom the payments will be directed, your full address and a contact telephone number . You must also accept the tax criteria established in the United States.

Once you have finished with this section, you can click “next” to go to the next step. Before it will notify you that the affiliate program is available in Spain , and in case you want to carry it out in another country you will have to register again.

3.ENTER YOUR URLS

In this next step you must enter all the URLs of your web page , or several if so. It is also possible to introduce mobile applications to monetize them as well. Hit add when you’ve made sure you’ve entered these URLs correctly and click next.

4. CREATE YOUR WEB PAGE PROFILE

To create a profile for your website, you must enter an affiliate code which will be used automatically to create your ID in the account. Now enter the URLs of your websites and apps again and give a description of what those sites are about.

In this same process , Amazon will ask you for the categories that best relate to your website and the type of products that you publish or wish to publish.

5.HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TRAFFIC ON YOUR WEBSITE

In this step you will have to indicate how you are going to generate traffic for your website , the options that Amazon gives you are the following:

· paid search

· Email

· Purchase portals

· Advertisements

· Social media

· Forums

· cash-back

· SEO

· blogging

· Lead Generation

Then select the number of monthly visits to your web pages and the main reason you have for joining this affiliate program.

6. SEND YOUR REQUEST

Once you fill in all the information described above, you must send the relevant application to be part of the program . This request will be reviewed by an Amazon member who will validate your website and within 24 hours will give you access to all the features that Amazon Affiliates includes.

7. CREATE LINKS AND BANNERS

Once you have your Amazon Associates account active and all its options , you can start generating links to insert them into your website. It is as simple as searching for the product you are going to advertise and entering the “text” tab.

Then you will be shown a link that will be the one you will have to use to link from Amazon to your website from content creation platforms, such as WordPress. In addition to text, it is also possible to insert links through images , this is much more dynamic for your readers than simply clicking on a text.

In the case of banners, these are manifested in the form of a header, sidebar, etc. They are considered quite effective when trying to promote a product that is related to some kind of holiday that is happening at that time.

8.ANALYZE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Through tracking ID it is possible to analyze the performance of your website or application . All the monetization received will be collected in this ID where you can carry out different analysis and monitoring actions. In the “Reports” section, all the information regarding the results achieved will be available.

You can generate different IDs that can help you track the results of your different products in a more individualized way.

If you have come this far, it means that you are ready to sign up for Amazon Affiliates and start monetizing those web projects that have cost you so much to carry out.

Good luck!

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