Make Money Selling Amazon Products

Make Money Selling Amazon Products

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Make Money Selling Amazon Products – It’s Easier Than You May Think!

If you have access to a computer it’s quite simple to make money selling Amazon products. If you’re retired and looking to supplement your income or a starving college student or stay at home mom looking to ease some of the household financial pressure making money selling Amazon products could be the answer to your financial freedom.

amazon-scotlandAmazon has grown in stature and recently released a massive earning report for their fiscal quarter ending April 2015.  Amazon Stock price soared on release of the news which demonstrates the growing allure of shopping online, especially with a reputable host such as Amazon.  Amazon sells millions and millions of products annually with opportunity galore to take your piece of the pie. There has never been a better time to get your feet wet and start capitalizing on Amazon’s success and their expanding future online.

In this article I will explain to you how I make money selling Amazon products and how you can make money off Amazon’s skyrocketing popularity with online shoppers.

Amazon’s Compensation plan – How Much Does Amazon Pay?

Typically Amazon pays its associates somewhere in the range of 4-8.5% commission depending on the product you are selling. I know this doesn’t sound like much but trust me it can add up quite quickly. years ago I had a website called “Feel good over 40.com” I wrote short blog posts on everything that pertained to that particular demographic. I focused on health related products, exercise equipment, clothing, eyewear, you name it I had an opportunity to sell it, 50% of all the products I sold came from Amazon, lets just say I made a very good living selling Amazon products and you can make money selling Amazon products also.

Let’s get back to the money end of Amazon, start doing the math on 10% of a Kitchenaid mixmaster at roughly $300 for one single purchase but it doesn’t stop there, say that person buys the mixer through your affiliate link and decides while they are there that they need a new pair of shoes something that you had never advertised or wrote a review on you will still get the commission. I sold a exercise book and while that person was there they spent $500 on clothing and shoes, this sort of thing happens all the time, collateral sales! One of my main techniques I used was promoting very inexpensive books knowing that all I was doing was getting people through Amazon’s doors with my affiliate link in their wallet so to speak. Amazon offers a massive inventory of merchandise for sale and all you need to do is introduce potential customers to Amazon’s extensive offering and watch your bank account grow! Here’s just a miniscule sample of products you could sell in a weight loss or health related niche offered through Amazon.

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How Does Amazon Pay It’s Associates?

Amazon has a few different payment methods for you to choose from, you can either be paid in Amazon gift cards( payout threshold minimum $10). You can ask for a direct deposit to your bank account once again there is a $10 minimum payout and lastly payment can be made by cheque with a minimum threshold of $100. If you are from Canada as I am these funds are all paid in U.S currency which right now adds another 20+% bonus for the exchange, not to shabby for doing nothing!

amazon screen shotHow Do You Become An Amazon Associate?

Becoming an Amazon associate could never be easier, all you have to do is go to Amazon’s website and join the Amazon Associates Affiliate program which is absolutely free and takes no more than ten minutes of your time to fill out the appropriate info. Pick a product hit the get your link tab grab and add the code to your website, yes you will need a website but that’s no biggy,  I can show you how to build your basic WordPress website in roughly 30 seconds, yes you heard me right 30 seconds. Click on the image below to watch a video demonstrating how easy it is to create your own professional looking website in no time flat !

Once you have a website up and running it’s quite simple to promote products found on Amazon even if your website is a blog on cooking or home decor or whatever there’s always something you can link to Amazon.

Don’t Jump The Gun! 

One of the most important pieces of advice I can offer to any new Amazon affiliate is don’t sign up before you are ready to start selling. If you have an extended period of time without producing Amazon commissions or sales Amazon will terminate your affiliate privilege and you will have to go through the same process down the road to qualify and this time it may be a little harder because of your previous shortcomings. Take your time build your platform that you will sell from ( your website) and make sure you have everything in place to start making sales within a month or two.

Why Stop With Amazon Products?

I am an Amazon associate and over the years I have sold many products from Amazon but to be honest that’s not my bread and butter so to speak. When you sell Amazon products you are what is referred to as an Affiliate Marketer, you sell products for someone else and in return you make a commission, actually all you do is direct people to a merchant’s site you don’t actually do any selling!  So, why not direct buyers to other merchants products online? There is no reason why you should limit yourself to one market place. There are literally tens of thousands of products online that an affiliate marketer can tap into and some very large affiliate programs offering commissions up to 75%. Affiliate programs such as Market Health, Clickbank, Rakuten Linkshare are some popular affiliate programs that offer great commissions with no Affiliate fees, just pure profit my friends!

How To Become An Affiliate Marketer

This topic unfortunately is much trickier than actually making commissions off Amazon products! Finding the right online training program to learn Affiliate Marketing is a minefield of the good, bad and the ugly. Affiliate Marketing requires a some training, not rocket science by any means,  but some will lead you to believe you need tons of training and endless tools to do the job,  when all you really need is comprehensive training program a versatile website platform such as WordPress, Hosting, and a domain name registrar for your website name and lastly a keyword tool, and that’s it! don’t get sucked into buying more,  you don’t need it!  I hope this article persuades you to give affiliate marketing a go it will truly change your world, cheers Mike.

 

 

12 Replies to “Make Money Selling Amazon Products”

  1. I have a dream to sell items and using video presentations to do it . can I add links to my YouTube description to a affiliate site if I set one up ?

    1. Yes you can quite easily, if you want check out some of this free training where you will learn all aspects of affiliate marketing and of course info on how to add affiliate links to youtube videos, build websites, promote products online for commissions and much more, learn more here! Have a great day Mike.

  2. Hi Mike
    I am just setting up my affiliate account, and encountered the tax setup screens. I am also from Canada, and had some questions on filing any income you make. Did Amazon have any FAQs or documentation to help you with each tax remittance or anything you had to file with the USA?

    1. Hi Erica, you will just need to fill out a W8-Ben form if Amazon requires it, this just tells Amazon that you are not a US citizen so Amazon doesn’t need to report your income. Hope that helps, cheers Mike.

  3. Hello Mike, congrats on a great, honest article.

    I am trying to make survive two niche websites I have had for some time. They are sound on content (niche sports news), but haven’t had any profits over the years.
    I’m guessing that as affiliate marketers will at least pay the maintenance cost of the sites!
    Can I please ask you for your advice?
    Thanks very much in advance.
    Cheers!
    Diego

    1. Hi Diego sorry for the late reply traveling right now sometimes WiFi is not what it should be lol. I guess I will start with, do you have Google Analytics and webmaster tools linked to your websites? This is a must so you can identify where your traffic is coming from. I am just going to keep going if you know this stuff then disregard it if not then it is important! Knowing who you are reaching with your content is critical because you need to know that you are targeting the people who are in the right stage of what they call the “buying cycle”.
      An example of this I will pull from a time when I sold weight loss programs I did quite a few comparative articles on weight loss programs I would rank the top five most popular programs and who I felt they were geared for, in most cases I was an affiliate for the top 3 so I had most of the bases covered as far as making a commission went! I knew my audience, most people fail at weight loss a couple of times so this I identified as my target audience and my content was geared towards them, not an underhanded thing by any means just targeting people that already knew that weight loss pills and no exercise weight loss programs didn’t work so they were at the right stage of the buying cycle for my products. In I come with sound, no B.S weight loss programs that required exercise and calorie restriction, some sacrifice but show results. See they were finished doing all their research, they were done testing, they were in need of a quality product that actually worked which I had and was happy to tell them all about it!
      Targeting readers at the right point in the buying cycle is just the first step but the right audience needs very little prompting to take action which is the next step which is done with at least 3 different jump off points from your content, at the top, in the middle, and at the end, lots of people won’t read your content through to the end.
      I could write you a book here Diego, having content is one thing having content that gets seen is a whole different animal, my content for example on this site ranks quite high usually within the top 3 pages of Google, with quite a few on the first page where the traffic is. Ranking high with your content is an art in itself, not hard to do once you know how, actually quite simple.
      Send me your website’s URL’s and I would be happy to give you some pointers, I started this site to pay it forward so when I have a spare moment I will quickly give you a critique of your sites if you would like, be faster than me writing you a book here lol, talk soon Mike. You can email me if you like through the “about me page”

  4. Thank you for the post, I have been interested in finding a way to make some money online and after reading your article will give Amazon a try. I will check out your recommendation for learning how to do this, once again thank you, Ismael.

  5. I never thought about the fact that when someone leaves my site and goes to Amazon that everything they buy would go under my affiliate link, thank you for the great info, Carolyn.

    1. Yes Carolyn that is the great part about dealing with Amazon, they are such a huge sales platform that once someone gets in there with your link it could be like winning the lottery, give it a try, cheers Mike.

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