Amazon Associates program is most popular and best affiliate program for bloggers & internet marketers. Several bloggers are involved in this program promoting Amazon listed products through their blogs.
How Amazon Associates program works?
Basically, bloggers do write about Amazon products in their site/blog which tempt visitors to visit Amazon’s site from your blogging site to buy the product.
More number of visitors you drive over, greater is the chance to turn prospective customer into actual customer buying products from Amazon.
You will make money in the form of commission with each product that you happen to sell on Amazon.
Amazon associate is very easy to use program with wide range of products to market and variety of tools like WordPress Plug Ins. to integrate them into your blog.
If you are good at writing skills then it may sound easy to make money blogging for Amazon.
However, it is not so simple. First, you need to own website/blog as platform to drive people to Amazon and next you need to give them reason to buy products from Amazon.
Example to drive potential customers to Amazon
John owns website dealing with pets dogs. He writes informative articles about variety of pet dogs, peculiarity of each pet dog, taking care of dogs, food to eat, etc.
John has niche website and membership of Amazon associates program. But he does not make any money. He requires making visitors visit your site writing interesting and informative blogs along with the direct links to Amazon showing related products.
So if he recommends some nutritive food for dogs then he should provide links that direct visitor to Amazon to know more nutritive food products. Remember, affiliate links that are described in the article should have relevance to Amazon products.
It is obvious that visitors who are interested in niche will be visiting your website. Once you drive visitors from your website to Amazon, he will find some interesting products on Amazon for same niche.
With wide range of products he may buy some good products for which you can make money in the form of commission.
How much money you can make with Amazon associates program?
Now, the next obvious question that will come to your mind is to know your earning capacity with Amazon associate program.
It is possible to predict your earning capacity as it depends on following parameters:
- Price of the item. Higher is the cost of the item sold, greater will be your commission
- Number of items that you sell on Amazon in particular quarter. This means once you reach to certain performance level, Amazon will entitle you under incentive program where percentage or commission will get increased.
- Quality and quantity of potential customers that visit to your site/blog and out which how many of them follow affiliate links to Amazon.com.
- Once you drive potential customer to Amazon their possibilities to actually buy something from Amazon, known as conversion rate.
Remember, terms and conditions of Amazon.com affiliate agreement under which customer that your refer must buy product in 24 hours to attain purchase credit. So if you refer someone but he/she takes two days to actually purchase the product then you will not get commission for that.