6 Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate !

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6  Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate

Hey  ladies and gentlemen and a special hello to my readers (big cashers) it’s the chief blogger back at you on a cool Monday night.

I went to Chicago for the weekend to visit my sister , brother,  nieces and nephews. And everybody was doing just fine. It’s about a 5 hour drive from Iowa, so I’m going to do this night time share and get myself to bed ! Let’ s Roll.

I have been getting alot of questions about the Amazon Affiliate program from my readers (big cashers). There are rumors out there so tonight’s post I want to clear things  up read this post I wrote in April to get in the loop ”  Become an Amazon Affiliate and Prosper

Rated # 1 on the top 20 Influencers on affiliate marketing (per Klout).  He owns over 150 domains also is founder of the  Affiliate Summit.

An  influencer I read  daily Shawn Collins has been an Amazon Affiliate for over 20 years.

The usual reasons I hear  people give for not being an Amazon Affiliate include

  • The commissions are too small. They start at 4% and for most products can go as high as 8% depending upon how many products are sold.
  • Because most people on Amazon buy low priced products like books,so 4% of a $10 product doesn’t add up to a worthwhile commission

All of these are very valid reasons:

One of my favorite bloggers influencer Darren Rowse of  problogger has been an Amazon Affiliate since 2003.

6 Cool Reasons I  am an Amazon Affiliate

The main reasons I still am an Amazon Affiliate (apart from the obvious fact that it converts for me) are:

  • Amazon is a highly  trusted brand

everyone knows Amazon. If someone was going to buy online, Amazon would have to be one of the safest options. I know I trust them. Love unlimited Kindle and Prime.

  • Commissions are higher  on higher value product

while 4% on a book isn’t a high commission if you promote a high value product like a professional camera the commission can be decent

  • People buy more than one item at a time

when you send someone to Amazon you earn a commission on whatever they buy and whatever they end up buying within a 24 hour period. Many people load up their cart with huge amounts of items so commissions can add up fast.

  • Easy Integration

Amazon provides some good tools and widgets to help you integrate the sales channel into your website.

  • Holidays are booming times

Amazon runs some good seasonal sales. The merchandise sells like hotcakes. Thanksgiving to Christmas can be  a very profitable time to promote and sell. Get on the bandwagon now y’all.

  • Amazon has a wide supply of different products.

Amazon is much more than books these days guys. There are so many promotional options that most niches would probably find something relevant to their audience.

Ladies and gentlemen I’ll never argue that Amazon’s Affiliate program is perfect for every blog but I do think it’s worth checking out don’t  snooze or you’ll ……………

Top Amazon Sellers   and the  Making Cash Online Bookstore are  Amazon technology driven stores and do very well for us here.

Read this helpful Review   Amazon Affiliate Program Review.

Here’s How to Make Money from Amazon’s Affiliate program.

1. Build Traffic to Your Blog

Traffic, traffic, traffic. As with most methods of making cash from blogging,the more eyeballs that see your offers the better chance you have of them converting. Yes it is a numbers game.

Does that mean it’s not worth experimenting with Amazon’s Affiliate program if you don’t get much traffic?

Personally I think it’s definitely worth using early on. You won’t earn a huge amount but you will learn a lot and earning a few dollars is better than none.

In my first 3 months of using Amazon I earned $22.95, it wasn’t much but what would have happened if I’d have let that small amount stop me from trying?

So guys experiment early but starting  out your main focus needs to be on creating great content and building traffic to your blog.

 

2. Build Loyalty and Trust with Your Readers

Loyalty and trust = sales. While I do get a fair amount of search engine traffic. I’ve found that in most cases search visitors don’t sign up to the affiliate programs on my  blogs. Loyal and repeat readers do.

The main reason for this is that readers who connect with you on a daily basis begin to trust you ( and your blog).

When you make a recommendation or do a review they’re more likely to take that advice than someone who has just arrived from a search engine.

Read one of my Best post  Top 4 Affiliate Marketing Programs.

 

3. Find Relevant Products to Promote.

This is another common sense tip that many of us screw up. The more relevant your products are to your audience the better chance you’ll have of converting sales.

Promoting IPods on a blog that talks about religion you’re unlikely to make a lot of sales.

Amazon doesn’t work with every topic,sometimes it’s hard to find a product that matches your topic. Try different products related to your topic and track which products convert best for your audience. I hope everybody enjoyed ” 6 Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate”.

Well that’s our night-time share for all my readers I love you. I’m getting ready to have a big bowl of french vanilla ice cream and a big slice of german chocolate cake.

Leave me comments and let me know how has the Amazon Affiliates program worked for you? Sign up for my updates and big cashers don’t forget to share this post with your family,friends and social media outlets.  Take care . Be cool.

 

16 thoughts on “6 Cool Reasons I am an Amazon Affiliate !

  1. Hello Sonali thanks for stopping by and visiting us here. I’m glad you got value from this article and you are welcome to go thru my archives, we have several articles about traffic and linkbuilding. Thanks for coming by.

  2. Hello,

    Great post and thanks for your guidelines on this subject. As you say Amazon is a tried and trusted brand and a lot of products are bought this way, so it makes a lot of sense to try to be a part of it. One question which you may have answered elsewhere, how do you build traffic to your site ?

    Thanks..
    Sonali

  3. Hello Darrell,

    First of all thanks for providing some remarkable reasons to join Amazon affiliate. The details that you have shared which us are amazing. I am pretty sure after reading this post most of the bloggers join Amazon.

    Many thanks for informative share once again 🙂

    Keep writing

    Mairaj

  4. Hello Zimogu thanks for visiting and leaving a comment . I’m always happy when someone finds value on my site,glad it was helpful and keep coming by daily for more data. Thanks and have a super day.

  5. Hello Mark thanks again for leaving your valuable feedback. I’m far from an expert but I agree with you 100% . That bloggers definitely need to convert traffic into income or Mr.Google won’t have them around too long. Again thanks for visiting and supporting us here. Have a great day.

  6. I definitely hear an agree with your reasons Darrell!

    But far more important, than the potential money to be earned.

    Serious marketers, need the education to be learned, from learning
    how to consistently convert traffic into income!

    Just like you and so many other qualified affiliate marketing experts,
    have learned to do!

    Thanks for sharing the possibilities!

  7. Hello Darren
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your valuable input it’s really nice of you from a blogger of your stature. I’M sure this Ultimate Guide will definitely point my readers in the right direction. Again thanks for visiting and supporting us here Darren it’s greatly appreciated and have a super day.

    Darrell

  8. Hey Joe thanks for stopping by and commenting I appreciate your time. Joe keep promoting and writing good content and be patient my friend, do all you can to improve your website and things will fall in place.Have a super day.

    Darrell

  9. Hello Nigel

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving some feedback. And yes glad you agree that Amazon is a trusted brand. Basically write great content on your blog and promote it and hit a couple blogging communities like Blogengage ,Kingged and Aha! Now and promote on forums and do some blog commenting at top sites and you will get traffic.

  10. Hi Darrell,
    Great post and thanks for your common sense approach to this subject. As you say Amazon is a tried and trusted brand and a lot of products are bought this way, so it makes a lot of sense to try to be a part of it. One question which you may have answered elsewhere, how do you build traffic to your site ?
    Cheers, Nigel

  11. Thanks for the post about the Amazon Affiliate program. I’m already a member, but was starting to think that it may be a waste of time. You helped me to remember that I need to give it some time and be careful that the products advertised on my site need to be a good match for my content.

  12. Hello Santanu thanks for stopping by and leaving some feedback. We are always very happy to enlighten our readers on online opportunities. I’m glad you got value from this post.

  13. good to know your amazon story. I am trying to learn how people are making money from amazon affiliates and exploring all amazon success stories like yours. Thanks for this useful share.

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