Amazon Affiliate Program- A Beginner’s Guide [With Images]
Amazon is one of the world’s biggest marketplaces. Even though there are so many affiliate marketplaces in the world, many bloggers, and big companies use Amazon to sell their products.
Their affiliate program pays you up to 15% of the sale amount and, depending on what kind of sale you are making, it’s a good way to make big money.
This is especially true if you are a gadget or mobile blogger. You can write a complete review of a phone and give an Amazon affiliate link. By spending 15 minutes of your time and finding the best mobile deal, you can add substantial extra income.
How to Sign up for Amazon Affiliate program?
Depending on your geographical location or your target market, you should sign-up for the Amazon affiliate program.
For example, if your target audience is in U.S., you should signup for Amazon U.S. Associate Program using this link. If your target audience is from India, you should sign-up for Amazon India program.
#1. Create Amazon Affiliate Account
On the official site of Amazon Associates, you will find the international marketplace. If you are signing up for that market, you can take advantage of Google Translate to help you understand the fields.
Here, on the homepage of Amazon Associate tap on Join Now for the Free button or can sign in with your existing Amazon email address.
Then tap on New Customer on the login screen and enter your name and email address then choose a password to create an account.
#1. Associates Central Dashboard
Search BoxTo search links through search box enter keywords or ASIN/ISBN to get a list of products that you can link to. Once you find appropriate product according to your niche, tap on getting Link button.
You will find three options for the link:
Text and Image
Pick the one you like and click on highlight HTML button to copy Amazon affiliate links code.
Browsing Product CategoriesThis is another great way to get an affiliate link. With this option, you will find broad categories of products on Amazon.
Here, select a product category, and you will be presented with a list of products from the selected category.
From the list of products, tap on corresponding Get Link button of the product that you want to link.
#2. Links & Banners Page
To quickly create affiliate links of Amazon product, Associate Central Dashboard helps you to quickly create affiliate links.
For that Amazon provides a dedicated page for generating links and banners for your affiliate account. A tap of Product Linking menu and you will have the option to Products links, banner links, link to any page and few more options.
Like search box, on the home on this tab, you will find one search box where you can search for products according to your niche by selecting categories and keywords.
You can use ASIN/ISBN number also to find the product directly, you will find this number under Product description on each product page of Amazon.
Once you find the product according to your niche, you can again create and copy the link that you need.
#3. Amazon Website Stripe
The great way to get a link is Amazon Website Strip. To do this, log in to your associates, and you will see a stripe on the top of main Amazon website.
You will find this Stripe at the top of the Amazon product page, and you can use it to create links quickly. Click on link type you want from three different linking option to generate affiliate links.
If you select “Text Only” Amazon affiliate link, then it will generate a Shorten link of Amazon affiliate URL. If you want a full link the click on a “Full Link” option to get the link.