Blog about Amazon Affiliate Business
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affiliate marketing tips to make your business even more successful. Stay tuned to know what’s up!
Once you understand how Amazon can make you money without the hassle of holding any stock yourself, you will find that your next biggest headache is figuring out what to sell. On the one hand you do not want to just try and sell the usual laptops or mobile phones as those markets are pretty much saturated. Rather you want to find smaller niche groups of products, maybe something that is just taking off, or part of a sub-niche of larger products. For example rather than cameras in general, how about car dash-cams or go-pro wearable cameras?
Many product niches can be discovered by accident. My daughter came home from school one day raving about a new toy that all the kids were playing with. I looked into the product, found that not many places were selling it, and set-up a small website to sell it that day. That website made me thousands upon thousands of dollars. So you can look around and keep your ears and eyes open to find products, or you can use the Amazon website itself to find hot selling products that you can use (more on niche selection here).
So here is how you can filter down the products on Amazon and the checks you can do to see if it’s a market you should target:-
How to find products
If you want to get up and running with an Amazon Affiliate website but don’t have the budget to get one created, or cannot pay for the various plugins required, then there is another option available to you in free Amazon WordPress plugins.
A must-do step of creating affiliate sites is creating the product pages, and inputting all of the product details. To make this task easier there are a number of WordPress plugins to do the job for you. Although some of the high-end and more complex plugins are paid for offerings, some are available totally free. Here we will take a look at the best free plugins available, and tell you which ones are best. Although this is currently just a quick rundown, look out for much more in-depth reviews of each one soon.
Let’s suppose you have a quality webstore with a great design, user-friendly interface and up-to-date catalogue. And let’s not analyze other variants, since the reasons of not getting profit from poor sites with outdated catalogues are obvious.
So, your webstore is great, you’ve made your affiliate settings and are waiting for the money. You are waiting for a week, then another one and further – but nothing happens or there appear seldom twopenny-halfpenny sales. Let’s try to understand what’s going on.
Let’s say you have a site for the Amazon Associates program, and someone visits your site and clicks an affiliate link. A cookie will be dropped on their computer to keep track of whether they make a purchase or not through your affiliate link. If a sale is made through this link of yours, then Amazon will award you with a commission.
In the previous blog post we talked about the advantages of affiliate business on the whole, and today let’s speak why we choose Amazon as our main business partner. There are plenty of affiliate programs offered by major ecommerce companies such as Ebay, and we could make websites for any of those. But we do not. Why? Because we decided after weighing up all the facts to select the most promising partner, and an Amazon store is beyond comparison.
The Amazon.com affiliate program came soon after they first opened in 1996, and the system that rewards people who send buyers to Amazon was born. The Amazon affiliate program works by placing a cookie on any potential customers computer, when they complete a sale, you make money. Amazon currently have websites dedicated to many Countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK & Ireland, Australia, India, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, and China.
As well as being well established and having a worldwide reach, here are some more reasons why you should become an Amazon affiliate:-
- Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. Its annual turnover exceeds $48 billion, and its 900,000 affiliate associates made $1,5 billion during the last year only. Amazon is also the fourth most successful startup of all times by growth, revenue and market capitalization. It was founded in 1994 as a bookstore, went online in 1995 and began its diversification, including one new branch after another: DVD, CD, video and MP3 downloads, electronics, software, videogames, etc. Then the company grabbed pretty much every non-digital products – from food and furniture to diapers and jewelry. Nowadays there hardly exists an item which one cannot buy from Amazon.
- Amazon is a trusted and reliable brand – millions of people all over the world are used to buy goods from Amazon on regular basis spending significant money there. Most of these buyers are both long-term and loyal customers. They know that there’ll be no problems with delivery and quality of products, and if by chance there is, that Amazon will rectify the problem quickly and effortlessly – so they keep coming back and making more orders with no fear that other online platforms may bring. In every customer survey Amazon comes up in the number one position as the most popular and respected shopping destination.