How To Become An Affiliate Marketer With Amazon Now- The Sign Up is Simple & Easy
A step by step process to start earning money through an affiliate program with Amazon.
I really wished someone would have guided me with this simple sign-up process earlier if you are thinking like this, congratulations! Your wait is over.
Amazon offers some great features to affiliate marketers and I personally believe that this is one of the best platforms for the beginners who are stepping into the world of affiliate marketing.
There are several options that you can choose to promote products on Amazon. There could be methods that you may already be aware off but I am trying to explain to you the simplest technique to help you sign up with Amazon. I am very sure that you would want to understand the efficient yet effective methods. That will save you time.
How To Promote Your Links?
Well, you have the options to promote your hop links (these are the links that you generate with Amazon for a particular product and then promote such links through various mediums) on mediums like Website, your Facebook page or if you prefer you can create a separate group or a page on Facebook and can then start promoting these products. You can also promote through YouTube channels, Pinterest, Instagram and via email content marketing too.
Out of the above, the most efficient and effective mediums are promoting the products through your Website(create your free website now), YouTube and email content marketing. The reason behind this is that you have already established trust with your client and it becomes really easy for you to promote any products.
And I do not deny the fact that people aren’t selling through mediums like Facebook or Instagram, yes they are. The only reason is credibility, their brand might have actually gained the trust of the people and that is the reason why people buy from them. An example is Influencers.
What it means is if you have people following you on either Facebook or Instagram then definitely there is a great chance that you can invite or ask people to click on the links and they can buy the products that you are promoting on your personal/business page.
And this all comes with the trust by the way.
Trust Is Important.
I would really suggest one thing that the products that you are going to promote on your website, Facebook page or YouTube channel- make sure to have knowledge about it or either you have used the product/service.
There are literally millions of products out there and if you aren’t sure of something and you are trying to just sell it, don’t sell something unless you don’t know. This is the first lesson of sales- product knowledge. People can lose trust in your brand.
Trust takes a lot of time to build and once broken it’s hard to rebuild!
Find Your Niche.
I always talk about finding your niche and then promote the products. You can read about how to select a niche here.
There is no right or wrong niche, it’s just a myth. The only thing one should focus on is product knowledge and this could be anything starting from your passion for interest or hobbies. Or this could be something that you are doing on a daily basis like it could be cooking or exercising or doing Yoga, playing any sport or doing some technical knowledge. (Believe me guys, it could anything.)
You are sharing your experience and recommending a product that you believe people will be benefited from.
Even if you haven’t selected a niche, don’t worry- I have another way with the help of which you can still select a niche on Amazon.
Let’s begin with the sign-up process with Amazon.
Go to www.amazon.com
And scroll down to the bottom of the home page on Amazon, Look at “Make Money with Us”
Click at Become an affiliate– (This is at the 5th position from the top)
When you click at Become An affiliate
Click at Join now for free–
Now click at “Create Your Amazon Account”
Fill in your details- Your Name. Email & Password
After filling in the details, click on Create your Amazon account and you will receive an OTP on your email. Verify your email using that OTP and once that gets verified. You will be taken on the next screen which looks like this one below.
I cannot cover the entire screen, here is the next part of the screen attached below.
Fill in all the required details and note that you can’t miss any details here, upon filling your details
Your next step is to fill in your website details. That could be either your website, Facebook or YouTube link. So, don’t worry if you don’t have a website. Copy the link under the Add Your Website section and click add and then next.
This pop-up will appear at the bottom of the page-
Are any of the websites or mobile apps listed above directed primarily at children under 13? These websites and mobile apps are not eligible to display banners, widgets, special links, or other ads from Amazon Associates. You are required to declare this information. Learn More.
The options are Yes or No- Click No and move to the next step.
I will try to explain these sections to make this easier for you.
What is your preferred associates’ Id?
Choose a name for your associates Id. Example fashion123 (this will be store ID)
Your website list- it is already there, you don’t need to touch that.
What is your website or mobile apps about?
Put your niche in this section. It could be related to clothing or fashion, electronics, babies, etc.
Scroll down the primary topic and the same process applies to the secondary topic- it is about selecting your niche.
What type of Amazon items do you intend to list on your website?
Again, you have a variety of options to choose from and you can select as many options you like. And, you can change these options in the future. Nothing to worry if you have selected books but later you decide to deal in health.
What type are your websites or mobile apps?
Scroll down to see the options, your website could be blogging or a shopping engine or a niche website or it could be a deals’ website. You can select any options out of these. There is nothing right or wrong.
Under that there is another option to select your website- you can again select from any of the given options.
Traffic & Monetization
What are your plans or strategies on how will you drive the traffic?
If you haven’t thought about this- give it a thought. There are several options to promote. Amazon wants to know- How are you going to promote your business? You can select more than one or all the options.
How do you utilize your website or apps to generate an income?
Scroll down the options and select the desired options from the drag-down list.
Similarly, look under the secondary drag down the list too and select your options.
How do you usually build your links?
It is easier to use HTML editor and that’s my recommended option. I will show this in a video that how you can place the HTML editor link in your website and promote a product.
How many total unique visitors do your websites and apps get per month? *
Select the number of visitors you have on your website it could be from less than 500, from 501-5000, from 5001-50,000, from 50,001- 500,000, over 500,000. Select the traffic that your website generates over a monthly period.
What is your primary reason to join Amazon?
To monetize my site- select any of the options (recommended is monetize my site). Note guys, there is nothing right or wrong.
How did you hear about Amazon?
Again, select the way in which you heard about Amazon.
Insert the captcha and click on the Next button.
We are almost their,
Enter your telephone details and get verified.
When you have entered your phone number, you are given 2 options by Amazon. On the right-hand side of the screen, you will be shown-
Identity verification is a 3-step process
- Enter the phone number
- Click “Call me now” to generate the PIN, after which you will receive a call
- Receive the call and enter your PIN
You will get a call from Amazon and will be given pin details, just verify that and you are jolly good to go.
Congratulations on setting up your amazon account.
The next and the final step is to put your bank account details, your country tax code and once this is done, you can generate the Hop-Links (these are the product codes that you would like to promote on your website.)
Are You Planning To Become A Pro-Blogger?
Before you plan to become a pro-blogger or maybe an affiliate marketer, have considered thinking about managing your affiliate links? It can be a daunting experience when you are managing so many links, become a pro now.
Have you heard about Thirsty Affiliates?
It is a highly recommended plugin that almost all the beginners & the Pro-bloggers should use.
Are you struggling to get more traffic on your website, give this plugin a try? You can start with the free version and then can upgrade to the paid version.
Thirsty Affiliates provide you with a free guide that helps you identify the important information that isn’t easily available. You can get the information from SEOs to the other plugins that are highly recommended when you are entering into the World of Affiliate marketing.
There is more information on the techniques & strategies on how to market your product effectively that will help you get more sales online.
All the very best,
Nothing Works Until You Start.