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Amazon Associates is the affiliate program of Amazon. This means that Amazon will pay you provision for advertising their products. Actually it is very simple, the only thing to do is set a link on your website to an Amazon product. If somebody clicks on that link and buys something on Amazon, you get a provision up to 10%. This can be a good way to monetize your website, in case you have an appropriate amount of traffic on your website. Later on I will get a bit more into detail but now let me explain you how to sign up for the Amazon Associates program.
How to become an Amazon Affiliate
The first thing you have to do to become an Amazon Affiliate is visit the Amazon Associates website. In case you want to enter the US-American website the link below is the right one. When you want to advertise products from other countries than the US you have to pick another link:
It is important to pick to sign up for the right country because when you want to advertise products in another country you have to sign up again for that country.
To sign up you need an Amazon account. If you donâ€™t want to use your general one, you have to create a new one. Actually I recommend you to create a new account. I think it is good to separate the private shopping from a â€śmore or lessâ€ť commercial account. Anyway you are free to use your general account.
Once you created your account it takes some time until Amazon approves the new account. In my case this only took a few minutes. And basically thatâ€™s it, now you are ready to run.
Place the first affiliate link on your website
Since you successfully created your brand new Amazon Associates account you are now ready to set your first affiliate links on your website.
The easiest way to create an affiliate link is to click on Product Linking > Product Links in the menu.
Then you can either search for the product you want to advertise by using its name or its ASN/ISBN. Click on GO! And you will get a list of possible products.
Chose the right one and click on Get Link. On the following page you will find your personal affiliate links for the chosen product. You can chose between 3 link types:
- Text and Image
- Text Only
- Image Only
No matter which option you chose, you will find a short code snippet on the page. You have to use this snippet – it actually is the affiliate link â€“ to set the affiliate link on your website. It is important to take this link because it includes the tracking ID. Without this ID you will not get paid if people click on a link to Amazon.
In case you want to change the Anchor Text of the affiliate link, you can do this at step 1 in the actual page:
Go to the input field Link Text and change it to whatever you think is a good Anchor Text. In case you donâ€™t know what an Anchor Text is, it is the words you can click on.
And thatâ€™s it. Youâ€™re finished after you placed the link on your website. Now you can go to the Reports section to check whether you have already earned some money. Probably you will see the first results already in a few days.
Here are some important facts about Amazon Affiliate
Dates of payments
- Payment for January is made in late March.
- Payment for February is made in late April.
- Payment for March is made in late May.
- Payment for April is made in late June.
- Payment for May is made in late July.
- Payment for June is made in late August.
- Payment for July is made in late September.
- Payment for August is made in late October.
- Payment for September is made in late November.
- Payment for October is made in late December.
- Payment for November is made in late January of the following year (approximately 60 days after Nov. 30).
- Payment for December is made in late February of the following year (approximately 60 days after Dec. 31).
- Bank Transfer
- Gift certificyte
What happens if the advertising fees do not meet the minimum payment threshold?
If your advertising fees do not meet the minimum payment threshold your payments will be rolled into the next month’s total.
Done! Now you are officially an Amazon Affiliate
Congratulations! When you followed the steps of How to become an Amazon AffiliateÂ than you should have placed the first affiliate link by now. You are finally ready to earn your first payments from Amazon. Hopefully you become a successful Amazon Affiliate.