One of my favorite resources to use is Amazon Associates affiliate program. It’s a great tool for moms who are thinking about product reviews for baby items, a life coach recommending specific books and other work at home things you might use. In my Social Media Audit, I normally recommend some form of affiliate marketing and Amazon is an easy go-to. It’s simple to set up, easy to use and easy to track.
How Do I Set Up Amazon Affiliates?
Step 2: Sign In with your credentials (login and password)
Step 3: If you’re completely new to Amazon, you’ll need to fill out some more information. If you have an account and are just new to Amazon Affiliates it will walk you through the steps to signing up (Who to send payment to, your website that you’ll use the links on, etc.) It’s a quick process. Maybe 5-7 minutes.
What Is An Affiliate?
An affiliate is someone who promotes a product or service to potential customers, in exchange for a commission on the sale when one occurs.
How Do I add an amazon affiliate link to my site?
Let’s say for example you wanted to link to a cool baby item that you just reviewed on your blog and also on your YouTube Channel. The first step is to search for that item. I searched for “diaper bag.” A list of bags came up (you can be more specific in your search). Then you see the “Get Link” button on the right hand side of the page? Click on that and a box will open up with the affiliate link. COPY this link and by clicking on the HTML tab (in WordPress) PASTE this code into the specific area on your blog that you want it to be. There you will have your amazon affiliate link.
This link is specific to you and your account. Anyone clicking this & then purchasing this item will be credited to you. Pretty cool, huh?
What Are Tracking IDs?
The tracking ID is used to track who YOU are to amazon associates. It can be specific to campaigns you want to track. To add more IDs, on the Left hand side of your Amazon Associates dashboard you should see your ID listed and under that it should say, “Manage.” Click manage and you will be brought to a screen that looks like this.
Banners, Links & Widgets
Be sure to explore and see all the features available to you. Did you know you can even set up an amazon store with all your favorites listed in one place? It’s under the “aStore” tab. Check it out and play around with the features.
What percentage do I make on purchases?
Here is the link to help answer all the “money” earning questions.