The Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program can be a goldmine for anyone interested in putting in the effort to help Amazon push sales of products in its own marketplace. But you should also be aware that Amazon did not invent this business practice.
In fact, affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to monetize web content. There are also people out there killing it with what are commonly known as “CPA” or “cost per action” networks. You might be tempted to try that out too.
But the truth is that, as good as CPA networks are, they come with their own disadvantages. One of them being how difficult it is to get started on any CPA network. Another disadvantage of promoting CPA offers from these networks is that they sometimes can look spammy.
As an Amazon affiliate though you will have the backing of the most recognizable brand in the online retail space. People don’t think twice on clicking any link that leads to an Amazon product page because everybody loves and trusts Amazon to an insane degree! So let’s take a quick look at reasons why Amazon affiliate marketing is the best choice for you!
Amazon Is A Trusted Brand
We already mentioned that Amazon is a loved and trusted brand, but how far does this go? Well, Amazon is the number one ecommerce retailer, visited by over 250 million people in any given month. Ask anyone where they last bought something online and most will tell you that they did it on Amazon!
High Commissions That Add Up
With a base rate of 4%, you might think that making money on Amazon would take you a lot of time. But keep in mind that these rates add up with each sale. And that rates can go up to 10% depending on the product category.
You Earn From Each Sale, Not By Product
Basically, every affiliate network out there will pay you only when you make a sale for a specific product or service. However. Amazon makes you money for every purchase made by anyone that lands on Amazon through any of your affiliate links.
So, it doesn’t matter if you are promoting treadmills and somebody instead buys a TV through your Amazon affiliate link. You make money off each sale! This means that if someone ends up making a $5,000 purchase through a link leading to a $10 product, you still make a commission off that $5,000 sale!
It Is Easy To Set Up
Becoming an Amazon affiliate will only take you about 5 to 10 minutes of your time. You will simply need to login to your Amazon account. Then sign up to the Amazon associates program and you are good to go!