Amazon is one of the most trusted e-tailers in the world. So even though it’s not the sexiest affiliate program out there, they are extremely reliable in terms of sales conversion.
My $3K a month story…
I started seriously creating Amazon product websites in April 2010 — partially out of sheer curiosity and partially because I knew I could get paid in Amazon gift certificates, which I thought would be great for the upcoming holiday season.
Remember, Amazon is MUCH, MUCH more than just books. They sell products in nearly any category you can think of.
So if you’re an avid snowboarder, you can set up a snowboarding website, and include snowboarding pants, goggles, face masks and whatnut from Amazon. Whenever one of your website visitors purchases something through your affiliate link, you earn a commission.
What’s great about Amazon is that even if a potential customer clicks on your affiliate link for a pair of snowboarding pants, and decides they’d rather purchase a blender, you’ll still earn a commission on the sale. In fact, those are the types of random sales that keep me in the $2K-$3K a range every month as an Amazon affiliate.
As you’ll see in the links below, there are plenty of people earning a very decent income as Amazon affiliates. And it’s really not that difficult because Amazon is such a trusted and well-known company.
One of the keys to my own success?
Building sites around high priced items that have great reviews. I specifically look for products that have decent reviews within the past few months, because potential customers really pay attention to the newer reviews.
In saying that, it can be VERY difficult to find high priced products with great RECENT reviews. (Don’t take my word for it… try it yourself.) That’s why I put together The BIG LIST of Amazon Products.
For only $9, you’ll get a list of 1,173 products that match my very stringent criteria. Plus you’ll receive a report giving you one of the techniques I’ve used to generate profits as an Amazon affiliate. And, you’ll receive an update to The BIG LIST in 3 months.
** (PLEASE NOTE: The link you’ll click on to get to The BIG LIST is on the Warrior Forum – which is a popular Internet marketing forum. I wanted you to see the reviews directly from the members, so that you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. )
Whether you’re a current Amazon affiliate who’s not doing as well as you expected, or a newbie to the Amazon affiliate program, you’ll find everything you need to thrive as an Amazon affiliate, on this page.
How to Become an Amazon Affiliate
Official Affiliate News and Resources from Amazon
Associates Program Operating Agreement
Don’t violate the rules. They won’t give you a slap on the hand… they’ll cut you off completely.
Learn to speak the official Associates lingo.
Associates Compensation Overview
What will you be getting paid? Check here to find out. (Amazon.com only)
Amazon’s Policy on Purchasing Through Your Own Link
The short answer to the question is: don’t do it.
How to Read the Orders Report
Here you’ll find several questions answered about your Orders Report.
When Will You be Paid?
This schedule will tell you.
An Explanation of the Performance Fee Structure
Amazon pays you more as your sales levels go up.
Associates Discussion Board
Join the fun and learn from other affiliates.
Amazon.com Associates Blog
The official blog for Amazon affiliates. Offers details on sales, high profile product offerings and
Improve Your Earnings
How Do You Make Money With Amazon
A basic introduction to making money with Amazon.
Amazon Affiliate Quick Start Video
Covers market research, product research, keyword research, tips on building your website, and how to generate traffic.
Top 7 tips I used to $41,438.42 in 2009 with Amazon Associates
Amazon super affiliate Chris Guthrie tells his impressive story.
Amazon Affiliate Lesson #1: You Have To Provide Targeted Value
El Plumber is on to something here.
Amazon Affiliate Lesson #2: The Best Amazon Affiliate Links
El Plumber strikes again with more helpful information.
You Only Need One Page to Make Money Online
A very concise formula for making money with Amazon.
Amazon Affiliate Program – Is it worth it?
Petra Weiss shows you her Amazon storefront, and explains how she earned her first commission check.
Avoid Duplicate Content for Amazon Product Reviews
A basic overview on writing reviews.
How Many Product Reviews Do You Need to Write to Start Making Money Online?
The number may surprise you.
11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
Problogger Darren Rowse shows how his Amazon sales increased over the years.
10 More Amazon Associate Program Lessons I Learned on My Way to Six Figure Earnings
Darren Rowse hits it again.
10 Last Tips on Making Money from the Amazon Affiliates Program
I have a feeling this isn’t the last 10 tips!
How to Weave a Story Into Your Product Reviews
Learn how to make your product reviews more engaging.
How to Write a Product Review When You Don’t Own the Product
You don’t have to copy and paste reviews once you master this technique.
Jan Roos on Affiliate Selling of Amazon Products
Jan Roos is a guru on the Amazon affiliate scene. This interview reveals some of his secrets.
How to Use Purchases from Amazon Associates’ Affiliate Program to Better Target Your Visitors
What you sell may not be what you need to be selling.
How to Add a Tracking ID to Your Amazon Product Review
Track your reviews to see where your sales are coming from.
Amazon Associates-How to Create Amazon Best Seller Lists with Zero Sales History
Develop a list of products for your website visitors.
Amazon Affiliates: A Real Case Study
John Cho reveals the how-to’s behind his $60 a month Amazon affiliate site.
How to Automate Amazon Associates Affiliate Links Using RSS and Twitter
Learn how to add your affiliate link to Twitter automatically.
How to Increase Amazon Affiliate Earnings Using Twitter
Tweet your way to more sales.
Amazon: Taking the Low Ticket or High Ticket Route
The pro’s and con’s of each.
5 Great Ways to Make Money with Amazon Affiliate Program
Check out the link in #3. Jolly good stuff!
When to Use Amazon Affiliate Ads Instead of AdSense
Areej tells how to use the Omakase widget on your blog.
Tips for Increasing Your Amazon Associates Earnings
Simple tips that work for bloggers promoting books.
PODCAST: Amazon Affiliates with Chris Guthrie OBZ Podcast Episode 13
Chris Guthrie explains how he started his affiliate site and later sold it for 6-figures.
Amazon Affiliate Gold
A yummy technique that’ll show you how to predict which products are going to be winners.
Amazon Trademark Infringement, Ooops
This article shows why you MUST read the Operating Agreement when you become an Amazon affiliate.
Top 5 Worst Ways to Make Money with Amazon Associates
An Amazon super affiliate tells what ‘not’ to do.
Why Your Amazon Affiliate Site is Failing Miserably
A slicing and dicing of bad Amazon affiliate sites for your learning pleasure.
How to Make Money on Every Holiday
Amazon super-affiliate Chris Guthrie explains how to capitalize on holidays.
3 Ways to Make More Money with Amazon’s Affiliate Program This Christmas
Darren Rowse offers 3 tips for Christmas preparations.
Amazon Affiliates on Squidoo
Amazon Module Basics
If you’re new to Squidoo or adding modules, stop here for the basics.
How to Add Amazon Product Links
A lens that does what the title says.
New Tools for Amazon Affiliates
Describes the poster and carousel style banner ads available to Lensmasters on Squidoo.
Amazon RSS Feeds for your Squidoo Lens
Step-by-step directions for adding an RSS feed to your Lens.
Fixing Missing Images on Amazon Listings
Not all products at Amazon have usable images. This lens will show you what to do when a product you’re listing doesn’t have a picture.
Amazon Affiliates on HubPages
Adding the Amazon module into your HubPages articles could easily put some money in your pocket.
How to Make Money With HubPages and Amazon
An experienced Hubber explains how he makes sales with Amazon.
How to clinch that sale with HubPages
How do you get other Hubbers to want to buy from you? Here are some techniques.
Maximizing Amazon Revenue
This is a forum on HubPages for people who
Create Amazon Affiliate Links
Creating an Affiliate Link for an Amazon Product
This video will show you how to create an affiliate link directly on the Amazon website.
Which links did your visitors click on?
The Orders Report will tell you.
Amazon Affiliate Link Generator
If you prefer to use the images on the Amazon page versus the photo link they offer affiliates, the Amazon Affiliate Link Generator will help you do that.
Using Amazon with TypePad
Learn how to integrate Amazon with TypePad blogs.
This neat little app creates a list of products with your Amazon affiliate link.
Building Your aStore
aStore for Amazon Associates
A detailed explanation directly from Amazon.
About Amazon aStore
aStore enables you to build your own customized Amazon storefront. It’s free to all Amazon affiliates.
Amazon aStore – Standalone or in a website
Shows you how to integrate aStore into an existing website.
How to Integrate Amazon aStore to WordPress Page
An in-depth tutorial on working aStore into WordPress.
How To Add An Amazon aStore Into My Blogger Blog
Step-by-step directions on adding aStore to Blogger.
Integrating Amazon aStore with Drupal
Does what the title says.
How to Add a Search Button to an Amazon Store
Enable site visitors to search Amazon directly through your aStore.
How to Track Visitors to Your Amazon aStore
Learn how to set up StatCounter and Google Analytics on your Amazon aStore.
aStore Versus Direct Links
Which one works better? Members of the ABestWeb Affiliate Forum chime in.
Premium WordPress Plugins and Programs
Addazon works with the keywords in your blog posts. When a reader hovers over a keyword it’ll display a popup box advertising a product from Amazon.
Crazy Good Tools
Create Amazon product ads for your WordPress blog and make them look exactly how you want them to look.
This time-saving plugin displays up to 25 bits of information about products, like description, ratings, pricing, manufacturer, etc.
WP Zon Builder
Create hundreds of product posts or use this plugin to add products to existing posts.
Add products to your posts. Works with Amazon Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.
Drip feed hundreds of products into your Amazon review site.
Search Amazon.com and Amazon UK to locate products to sell. You can locate bestselling products in each category, sort by price, and more.
They build complete websites for Amazon affiliates.
Penthesilea WordPress Theme
A WordPress theme specially made for Amazon affiliates.
Free WordPress Plugins
WordPress Amazon Affiliate
Quickly add products and widgets to your blog posts. Currently works with Canada, Germany, France, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States. They’ll be adding China and Italy soon.
Amazon Product in a Post
Add formatted product boxes to either blog posts or pages.
TUTORIAL: How to fix the blank product issue in Amazon Product in a Post plug-in
Read this to fix the blank product problem in Amazon Product in a Post.
Premium Courses and Ebooks
Amazonian Affiliate Plan
I’ve used the Amazonian Affiliate Plan, and I love it. There are no videos. It’s just a PDF.
Simple Amazon Affiliate Commission System
Learn how to make 3-figures a day as an Amazon affiliate. This one does have videos.