How To Be An Amazon Associate

Updated 2019

Affiliate Marketing – What It Takes To Be An Amazon Associate

How To Be An Amazon Associate – Amazon Associates online affiliate marketing program was launched in 1996, and has a great track record of developing solutions to help website owners and other Amazon sellers such as bloggers make money by advertising millions of new and used products.

When website owners and bloggers who are Associates/Affiliates who have a website or a blog create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees.

These people provide customers with the convenience of referring them to a trusted site where they can immediately purchase the products they advertise on their website or blog. When they do, they can earn up to 15% in referral fees.

How does it work?

With Amazon’s simple tools, you can choose several ways to link customers to from your website or blog.

To get customers you have to enhance your site/blog with customize Links and Widgets and if you have the room you can add an aStore.  When a visitor clicks on these they are taken directly to Amazon.

Build Links & Banners

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Amazon provides several ways for you to enhance your site/blog so that potential customers will click through to the Amazon online store. It’s easy to build links to, and you decide how much control you want over the products displayed in each set of links.


Link to Amazon product categories and promotions using Amazon’s stylish graphical banners because linking to Amazon with banners is a very good way to promote Amazon products as they are both practical as well as eye-catching:

  • Many standard banner sizes and shapes available.
  • Show special graphics for special Amazon promotions: Back to School or Mothers Day.
  • Easy to add.
  • Earn referrals of up to 15% of sales.

Text and Product Links

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There are also text and product links you can use to good effect for specific products which also shows some information about those products. The Product Links tool lets you build customized Text Links, Text and Image links, and Image only links.

  • Your links will include your Associate tag and you will be paid for qualifying sales coming through this link.
  • Use Product Previews to enhance your Product Links.

 Targeting specific products (reviews, product descriptions, etc.) really works well. Once you get the volume going you’ll move from 4% commission to 8% and even higher.

The Product Links tool lets you build customized Text Links, Text and Image links, and Image only links to Amazon products.

Links and Banners: When you add these links and banners to your web page and visitors click on them from your page, you can earn up to 15% on all purchases.

Widgets: Amazon Widgets are rich, interactive mini-applications that bring Amazon functionality to your website.

An aStore: This is one of the most unique and powerful tools to increase your affiliate income from Amazon. The aStore is an Associates product that gives you the power to create professional online stores. In minutes they can be embedded within or linked to from your website.

If you just want to put a few links on your website then you will probably make a few dollars. If you are comfortable with PPC (Pay Per Click) and have a good budget then you can make a lot more. If you can mix PPC with some other standard techniques then you can do even better.

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I have found that direct linking works best for me, but if you want to use a landing page (to avoid Googles double serving rules), its usually best if you make it really obvious that the customer will be buying from Amazon. Copy the look of Amazon without copying it. Not a direct copy, but you can have a similar colour scheme ( Orange works best), links to Amazon category pages, Amazon search box etc. and you should be ok.

It is possible to make a lot of money on Amazon, but like anything else, it’s not for everybody – but if you do it right then you can profit very well. And to make the most money you should use all of the above to get people to Amazon.

Of course the best way is to have your own WordPress Website with the links in the text, and some pics with your Amazon Associates links in them as well. Having some great articles that have top level redirects and links to your site and have great content, and you can make some great money.

I hope this review has given you some ideas to make money with Amazon and to get a website of your own you need look no further than Wealthy Affiliate who will give you two for free and host them for you free as well. Just sign-up and you’re on your way to becoming an Amazon Associate/Affiliate.

If you have anything to say about the content in this article then please leave a comment below and I will reply as soon as I can and thank you for reading this far.

Robert Allan

17 thoughts on “How To Be An Amazon Associate

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