Amazon Associates program is the most popular and actually the best affiliate program for bloggers & internet marketers.
How does Amazon Associates program work?
The program gives the opportunity for website owners to receive income from sales of goods in the form of interest accruals: from 1% to 12% of total sales.
Basically, bloggers do write about Amazon products in their site/blog which forward visitors to Amazon’s site from your blogging site to buy the product.
More visitors you drive over, greater is the chance to turn customers into real orders for Amazon.
Amazon associate is very easy to use program with the widest range of products to market and a variety of useful tools to integrate them right into your blog.
But still, it is not that simple. You need to own a website/blog as a platform to drive people to Amazon and next, you need to give them a reason to buy products from links on YOUR site.
In general, an Amazon.com affiliate program provides the following tools for creating advertising objects:
– The generator of affiliate links for every page of amazon store;
– Bunch of converting banners;
– Advertisements for mobile apps;
– Toolbar panel “SiteStrip”.
A simple example of how to drive buyers to Amazon
Amazon’s affiliate program is all about niche sites. You need to make many visitors. For this, you better write interesting and informative blog posts, in a niche that you really understand.
So if you are writing about some nutrition and food then you should provide links that direct visitors to Amazon relevant to the topic products. One of the greatest methods to make more visitors is to share your articles on social networks, Pinterest and Facebook are the best choices for your articles, do not underestimate these sources of potential customers.
Payments are monthly. All financials in Amazon are displayed in US dollars. There are three ways to withdraw earnings. For each of them there are separate restrictions on the minimum amounts and a different level of commission expenses:
– through Amazon.com gift cards (there must be at
least $ 10 in the account);
– Payment via Direct Deposit (only for America at this moment);
– sending by check (minimum – $ 100, operating expenses – $ 15).