In this amazon affiliate marketing mastery course, I will teach you step-by-step methods (blueprint) to become a PRO on affiliate marketing with Amazon.
In this guide you are going to learn:
Basics of affiliate marketing
how to start amazon associates
How to promote amazon affiliate product in 2020
Lots of advanced tips, strategies, and techniques
So, let’s dive into this amazon affiliate marketing guide for beginners. Ready?
For 99% of people, Amazon affiliate marketing is how they get started.
The idea behind it is that you promote other people’s products, often through an affiliate network, earning a commission if people actually end up buying thanks to your marketing.
It’s based on revenue sharing.
If you have a product and want to sell more, you can offer promoters a financial incentive through an affiliate program.
If you have no product and want to make money, then you can promote a product that you feel has value and earn an income from it as an affiliate marketer.
In this chapter, I’m going to teach you all the basic knowledge you need to know before getting started in this game.
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products.
You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
This is my favourite method.
I make a good amount of money by recommending others to buy the product (which is an affiliate product) on smartfutures.biz and in my other websites.
Here you have to select the right product which you can sell it.
When any person buys the product based on your recommendation, you receive the commission.
There are over more than 654,980,000 affiliate products to sell across the globe.
(CAUTION!!!) But, Affiliate marketing can be tricky and difficult if you don’t have proper skills and mindset.
I personally had failed for 2 years in affiliate marketing. but, now I know the trick and skills to convert visitors to a lead and I’m very happy with the money which I earn.
So, affiliate marketing is the big game, there is a lot to learn before you get into it.
You might find many resources available on the internet regarding how to do amazon affiliate marketing.
You will also find everyone shares the same mindset and those tactics no more can be taken in action because those sales funnel doesn’t work anymore.
In 2019+ the affiliate marketing game has been changed, but I promise you this game is very interesting and make you feel some professionality in you and also will generate more sales
In simple words, Amazon associates is the Amazon affiliate marketing program where you have to join this network in order to become an affiliate partner with Amazon.
If you are a newbie to the affiliate programs then the ones offered by Amazon are the best choice.
Firstly, it is a well-known brand as it sells products of high quality. It has been in online business for decades which makes it a reliable one.
Hence, you can be assured of your income.
As a beginner, I will always recommend you to get started with Amazon associates affiliate network.
Because, if you started with other affiliate marketing networks like Clickbank, jvzoo and Cj, etc., it will be way too complicated for you to make sales.
as these networks pay high commission compared to the Amazon affiliate network, there is a lot of competition out there.
You have to build the trust between you and your audience in order to make sales.
But when you are promoting a product from Amazon you don’t want to focus too much on ‘trust’ here because Amazon itself has built trust with people around the globe, Therefore people will buy the product from amazon without even being hesitant.
Earning income simply for linking to an Amazon product may seem like a no-brainer, but there are a few things to consider before becoming an Amazon affiliate. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of Amazon Associates.
Profitable niche plays an important role in your affiliate marketing business.
It’ll help you determine who your audience is, which product to focus on.
Most importantly, it’ll help you maintain focus as you plan out your editorial schedule and overall business and marketing strategies.
In this chapter I will teach you how to choose profitable Amazon affiliate niche
In simple words niche is the “specialized section” of a broad topic.
‘Sports’ is a topic were ‘football‘ is a niche.
‘Health‘ is a topic were ‘Diet‘ is a niche.
When it comes to blogging, You’re not blogging for “basketball fans,” a broad audience. You’re blogging for “NBA fans,” a niche audience.
Approx 69.8% of new affiliates finds difficult to choose the right niche for their affiliate marketing business.
Choosing your right niche is going to be the most difficult game for every new peeps.
But after reading this chapter it is going to be the easiest thing ever.
Here are some examples of popular niche.
As I said Profitable niche plays an important role in both affiliate marketing as well as in blogging.
Around 89.7% of the blog around the globe are niche based websites.
When you promote different types of products which you see in amazon like smartphone, coffee makers, skating board and best running shoes in a single website or blog.
Then the result will be a big zero. You are never going to make a single sale Why? because you don’t have a targeted audience, all you do is promote random product to random people who is not interested in these products.
Smartfutures.biz is a online marketing niche blog, Our targeted audience is who is looking to make money online and need some help in online marketing and blogging.
For more detail let me give you one example,
Suppose, you wrote a detailed guide on ‘how to lose belly fat’ which may gone viral. therefore, you got many followers, but the next day you are writing a review blogpost on best baseball gloves.
Think of what will be the outcome?
The outcome is, you will be losing all the followers which you gained from previous blog because those audience which came from the belly fat blog are the audience who is looking for more future blog post related to belly fat or diet niche.
This is how it will impact if you choose a topic instead of niche.
In 2020 google prefers the website which is focused on particular niche rather than the blog which contains all the topics.
When you have a targeted audience, It will be much easier to get more sales because you are targeting a group of audience who is having same interest and same problem, it helps you to identify what these people are looking for and how you can help them suggesting some products.
When they got the solution for their problem. Cheers, you made a sale.
I hope you understood the important of choosing niche in affiliate marketing.
If you have any doubt mention in the comment section below.
So, basically Im going to show you two methods to find your profitable niche.
In this manual method I will show you all the organic ways to find your profitable amazon affiliate niche.
Here is how to choose your profitable affiliate niche.
When you pick a niche, it must be on your interest or something which you want to learn or something in which you are professional on. I have seen lots of online gurus sharing that, choose a niche which you loves to do. but that is not a good idea. Instead choose a niche which you like to do and here comes the profit.
When you choose a niche which you loves to do then you will end up with surfing and etc. Yeah you can also start a niche based on what you love. but when you choose a niche based on what you like. Then, you will some option for choosing niche.
for example, Suppose ‘diet’ is the niche which you loves to choose. But, this is a high competition niche when you start as beginner in this niche it will take a lot of time to succeed.
Whereas, when you choose a niche which you like to do or based on your interest. Nothing can stop you from posting blogs. There will be always a second or third option to choose on.
At the beginning of the blogging career it is difficult to rank in SERPs, Sometimes you wont even get a single traffic to your blog post.
Which will demotivate you to putting future blog post and this is the main reason why majority of the new bloggers fails.
Whereas, when you choose a niche, based on your interest nothing can stop you from posting blog post, because you are doing what you like to do.
For example checkout the below picture. this is the niche site based on his/her interest.
For newbies, I always recommend to take the help of pen-paper and write down the topics in different columns that you like. For eg: Motivation, Fashion, Technology, surfing, Photography, running gear, Babycare, coffee maker and so on.
Now, try to write 20 post ideas for those different columns. When you are writing the post title, think about what you can write without taking reference. By the end of the 20th article, it will help you to find the topic (Niche) that you like the most.
Once you chosen the right niche based on your interest our second steps comes is whether the product in the niche are profitable or not.
1. goto amazon and search for all the product related to your niche. for example mine is coffee maker and the cost for the product is $174.78
But amazon only pays 4% for electronics. which means the math for the commission of this product is only $7. Whereas this coffee maker has a monthly search volume of 60,500 which is a large audience. Therefore, more profit!
And 90% of them are buyers because, those who is searching for the ‘best coffee maker’ are the one who wants to buy these and rest 10% may be the one who just wants to gain knowledge or one who is looking for guide.
Your commission varies though depending on what type of item a customer purchases. Refer to the chart below to see what Amazon’s fixed standard program fee rate is for various product categories.
But keep in mind that these small commission doesn’t meant that here you will earn only few bucks.
But the fact is that with the right niche you can earn upto $10,000 -$30,000 per month, How this can be possible? All of these question will be answered in the further section.
Now you have chosen your niche, our next steps comes is to check the popularity of the niche, how much search volumes does this niche gets per month, Analyze the demand of the niche in the current market
so lets get started.
Type your niche here and click search,
Here you can find the graphs showing the amount of searches that get for this niche and don’t forget to filter the search as given below screenshot.
If the graph goes up or stabled in the past 5 year. Perfect, This niche will make you money and also see what is the monthly searches.
Best recommendation choose a niche which has more than 50 searche volume.
If the graph is going downwards please don’t choose those niches. for example,
Suppose, You are confused with 2 or more niche ideas and confused to choose the right one,
Then type the other niche in compare section in google trend and see the differnce.
Choose the niche which is having higher search volume. for example,
Here washing machine is getting higher search volumes compared to coffee maker.
All the niches which I showed you as a example are micro niches, for example washing machine is the micro niche under technology niche. It is not recommended to start with micro niche!!!
If you are a beginner to affiliate marketing and blogging field you have to choose a low competitive niche.
Most of the new fellows goes for the high competitive niches like health, make money online and dating etc, where they fails at the beginning of their careers and blames online marketing.
Yes, these niche has high search volume and here you can make lots of money. but, the thing is as a beginner you will never end up making single sale.
why? because as the search volume and demand for these product are very high. therefore, there is lots of competition going over here.
If you choose these high competitive niche then the chances of ranking in SERPs are 2% because there is lots of professionals and high authority blogs in these fields.
As there is lots of professionals in this field, The marketing also becomes very difficult, you must need advance marketing skills to make a single sale.
If you choose niche on seo or blogging you must face high competitor like backlinko (who is an seo expert), neil patel(who is also an seo expert and digital marketer) and you are also going to get SmartFutures as your competitor.
Suppose you started a blog on health tips then your biggest competitor would be healthline.com.
These all are the high authority website. so, outranking them would be a worst nightmare.
So always choose a low competition niche in which you can make passive income in a short period of time.
Goto ubersuggest which is an All-in one SEO tool.
Now type your keyword (niche) on the search bar and search.
Here for best coffee maker the seo difficulty is medium and not so high but paid difficulty is very high. This is kind of a competitive niche.
But this is still ok, compared to other high competition niches and also easy to rank once you follow our instructions.
As a beginner you must pick a niche whose search difficulty is below 50. Although you should remember that there should be a decent amount of search volumes on your selected niche.
So here is a key point, Choose a niche who’s SEO difficulty is not less than 40 and not more than 65.
The method which I’m going to share you here is fully automated method. But keep in mind when it comes to automated, you have to pay something.
But, the coolest thing here is you don’t want to pay anything, until and unless you want to buy those website.
So let’s get started,
First of all you are not supposed to buy these website until and unless you have the budget to purchase one of those.
Perhaps, why Im showing these website to you because here you will get the idea on which niche you have to choose on.
You can directly choose the niche which you found interesting here and start make your very own website right away.
This is that easy.
What are the benefit of researching niche ideas in human profit design are, Those niche websites which is kept for sale here are the website or niche which is actually making lots of money with the low competitive keywords.
As I said Human Profit Design makes all of the research and the ranking works for you. Therefore, it become much easier to find the niche rather than sitting in front of internet for researching about what niche you have to choose.
All of these websites are the real websites which earning a decent money with lots of written article and videos.
It is always recommended to buy a website which is already running and making money rather than starting a new blog and waiting to rank and make money.
(Caution) Buy these website only if you have a decent budget for great success.
Check out below screenshot to understand the benefit of purchasing these website.
And for those who wants to buy a tree which is already giving fruits rather than planting a new tree. (I’m not an affiliate to this program).
So, this is all about choosing a niche for you affiliate marketing business with amazon.
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Is it necessary to have a website for starting an Amazon associates account?
Yes it is necessary to have a website or basic blog to get approved for amazon associates program.
More than that, a blog is necessary to promote amazons affiliate product.
Starting affiliate marketing without a website is like eating Rice without a plate.
My Affiliate sales has increased by 98.7% after creating my website.
In this chapter I will teach you all the aspects of how to create a amazon affiliate website.
Creating a blog/website is going to be very easy in 2020,
Because when you think of creating a website, the first things comes on your mind could be coding and related things.
But, the method which I’m going to show you doesn’t require any coding skills. Everything is build up by the help of something called CMS (content management system)
CMS means a software or program to build your website, here coding is not required and the only required thing is a basic computer and browsing skills.
There are lots of CMS platform available on the internet. some of them are:
So a domain name and a web hosting is required for your blog to go online.
Don’t overheat your head by thinking of how to set up web hosting? where will you get these things? How costly it could be?
And the answer is…
There is no complication in web hosting, It is much easier than you think.
There are lots of web hosting providers on the internet where you can one click install your wordpress site there.
And yes it is not at all costly, when you want a hosting for the blog.
Normally a web hosting costs from $8 – $1000/month,
But here I’m going to give you 70% discount from the top 3 web hosting company specially for my blog readers.
1. BlueHost 51% discount $3.95 for starter plan(Grab Now)
For more info on how to choose best and cheap hosting for your amazon affiliate marketing website. Check out my detailed guide.
Now you will be redirected to this page,
Click on get started option. Therefore, you will be redirected to plan page/product page
And now choose the business plan, because you are getting this plan for same as starter plan price(special coupon for my blog visitors)
Here you will get all premium and advance hosting service included $150 free ad credit and 24/7 support team.
before clicking to next step, scroll down to the page. where you will find these things
Don’t get upset by seeing the budget as $142.20. This money is for 36 months hosting plan.
You can change it back to 1 year plan.
But, when you change it back to 1 year plan the price may go little higher which is $3.95 to $5.95. Therefore I always recommend you to go for 36 month plan.
Think of just one thing, If you want to start any business you need to make some investment.
Here, hosting is the only and the cheapest investment you are making in this amazon affiliate marketing business
After, you made a decision on what plan you have to choose. Now on the same bottom of the page you have to uncheck all of the option out there.
Because they are not much necessary. dont worry you will get free ssl from this business package.
Once, You have clicked on ‘next step’ you will be redirected to domain name choosing page, If you already have a domain name you can register there by clicking ‘I already have a domain name’ or else create your .com domain name there for absolutely free.
So, that now you have your free domain name now its time to purchase hosting
Congratulation! finally you have purchased a premium web-hosting.
It will take atleast 30 mins for the hosting provider to set up your hosting and send you your login information through e-mail.
Once, you got your login information, head up to members area and sign into Hostpapa or any web-hosting company you have.
from there Click on to cpanel,
On the cpanel scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find ‘Softaculos apps installer’ > there search for wordpress
click the “Install” button.
Use your third click on the “Check Domain” button.
Your last two clicks will be for acknowledging their terms of service and finalizing your install.
Within a minute, you’ll have a fully functional WordPress blog up and running. CONGRATULATION! finally, you have successfully created your amazon affiliate marketing website.
For setting up your WordPress Check out my below Guide:
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a multi-billion dollar industry.
SEO is the process of optimizing your website to be found in search engines for particular keywords and phrases.
I attribute a good portion of my success to being easily discoverable for relevant search terms, which has helped me build my networks and net worth.
If you’re new to SEO, then this new feat may seem daunting.
But, WordPress makes it insanely simple to optimize the technical aspects of your blog.
The majority of your SEO efforts will be to create engaging content for real people. Whether that’s through text, videos, or images, your job as a blogger is to spark a relationship with your readers.
And, what better way is there than through relatable and informative conversation?
You can get started by downloading a plugin called Yoast SEO.
Hover over the plugins menu on the side and click “Add New.”
Search for “Yoast SEO” in the search bar and it will be the first result that comes up.
Click the “Install Now” button. Then, hit the “Activate” button once the installation is complete.
You can access the plugin’s settings from the new SEO menu in the sidebar or by clicking the icon at the top.
From the dashboard, go to “Your Info” and set the foundations for your blog.
Make sure that your website name and tagline are correct. Then, identify yourself as a company or person.
Click the “Save Changes” button and we’ll move on to the next step.
Next, go to the “Webmaster Tools” tab and click “Google Search Console.” Google Search Console is a webmaster tool that allows you to submit your site to their search index and optimize visibility.
Sign into your Google account, whether that’s your Gmail or Drive account.
Once you’ve logged in, click the “Alternate methods” tab and select “HTML tag.”
A new drop-down will appear with your search console meta code. Copy the alphanumeric string without the quotation marks.
Next, paste your meta code into the Google Search Console text box and click “Save Changes.”
Finally, click the “Verify” button.
As you tinker around in Webmaster Central, you’ll gain a wealth of data-driven insight, such as keyword phrases you rank for, errors on your blog and the ability to give Google a nudge when you publish a new post.
Next, go to the “General” tab and start the installation wizard.
Yoast will take you through a series of 10 quick steps to optimize your WordPress blog.
The first step is a welcome screen that you can skip.
In the second step, select the environment that best suits your site. Most likely, you’ll choose the production environment, which means that it is a real website that you intend on driving traffic to.
Step 3 is the website type. Choose blog and click next.
The next step is to set yourself up as a company or person. We already set this up before, so you can skip this step.
In step 5, you can add any social profiles that are associated with your blog. Click “Next” when complete.
Step 6 is about post visibility. The default settings are fine to use. Set your “Posts” and “Pages” to visible and “Media” to hidden.
Next, you’ll have to decide whether you’ll have multiple authors or a solo blogger. If you choose to add another writer in the future, you can change these settings later.
If you wish to have the Yoast SEO plugin pull in data from Google’s search console, step 8 is the place to do it.
Click on the “Get Google Authorization Code” button.
A new pop-up will appear where you can allow Yoast to access your search console data. Click the “Allow” button to confirm access.
In step 9, you can verify your website name and choose a title separator.
The title separator is a symbol used to separate your blog post’s title and your website’s name in the meta title information. This is what Google searchers will see when finding your blog through a search query.
For instance, if you found this post in Google, you might have saw “How to Start a Blog – Neil Patel.”
The symbol is a matter of personal preference. Click “Next” when you’re ready to move on.
The final step is no step at all. It’s a congratulatory message confirming that you have successfully optimized your SEO settings for your budding WordPress blog.
The last Yoast SEO setting worth configuring is an XML sitemap. An XML sitemap is a file that lists the URLs for your website.
It helps Google and other search engines crawl your site for new posts and pages. Fortunately, Yoast has a built-in feature that automatically updates your sitemap, so you can click it and forget it.
In the “Features” tab, set the “Advanced settings pages” to “Enabled” and save the changes.
A new group of menus will appear in the sidebar, under “SEO.” Select the “XML Sitemaps” menu.
Select the “User Sitemap” tab and toggle “Author / user sitemap” to enabled. Don’t forget to save your changes.
You can play around with these settings endlessly, but everything that we’ve set up to this point will get you started on the right track.
Hence, this is all about building amazon affiliate marketing website.
You are going to learn more about affiliate marketing on blog in the further sections.
As now we have completely finished choosing a profitable niche and successfully created amazon affiliate marketing website.
Next thing comes is creating your amazon associates link.
Therefore, we can promote it on our blog.
For that You have to join to amazon Affiliate network, Which is Amazon Associates.
In this Chapter Im going to show you how to register for amazon associate network.
Now it’s time to create your Amazon Associates account.
Once you’ve signed into your Amazon account, click “New Customer” and begin building your Associate account.
Enter your account info (including the name, address, phone number of the payee)
Enter your website address(es), apps, YouTube channels, etc.
Enter your preferred store ID (usually the same as your primary website name), explain what your websites hope to accomplish, and select Amazon topics your links will likely target.
Explain how you drive traffic to your websites, how you use your website or apps to generate income, how you usually build links, and how many visitors your site brings in each month.
Enter your phone number, press “Call Me Now,” and wait for the immediate call from Amazon. They’ll ask you to input a four-digit code, and once that is complete, your account will be approved.
Choose whether to enter your payment (credit card) and tax ID information in now or later. Then proceed to your dashboard.
Once you’ve created your account, you’ll be sent to your personal Associate homepage. This is where you’ll find your performance dashboard (including an earnings overview, monthly summary, and total clicks).
It’s also where you’ll search for relevant products to link to from your content. Here’s how:
The Product Link Tool is the most common way to create an affiliate link. To access it, simply click “Product Linking” at the top of the Amazon Associates dashboard and select “Product Links,” as illustrated below.
This will take you to a screen where you can search for a product.
You can enter a search term that’s fairly generic such as “yoga mat,” or you can search for a specific brand, model or product.
For example, if you’re creating an affiliate link for a review of tennis shoes, you can search for “tennis shoes” or search more specifically for the exact product you’re reviewing like “New Balance Men’s 990v4.”
Once you’ve entered your query, the search results will appear below, and you can select the product you’d like to create an affiliate link for. To get this link, simply click “Get link” next to the product you’d like to advertise, as in the example below.
A box will pop up with your affiliate link, and you can copy the HTML code for your site as-is, or you can customize it first. Your ad can be an image and text, just text or an image only. You can also customize the look of the ad. For example, you could change the title or price color to match the branding of your website.
Once the code is copied, simply paste it into the code for your website.
The SiteStripe tool allows you to create an affiliate link directly from any item’s Amazon product page.
Once you’ve set up your Amazon Associates account, the tool will automatically appear at the top of any Amazon.compage as long as you’re logged into your account.
To use SiteStripe, simply visit any Amazon product page for the item you’d like to create an affiliate link for.
The SiteStripe bar at the top of the page enables you to create several different types of links.
You can create a native ad as illustrated above, or you can get a plain text link, an image with an embedded link or a text plus image ad. You can also click to share on Facebook or Twitter.
Once you’ve selected the type of affiliate link you’d like, the ad code will appear in a box beneath it, and you’ll simply need to copy the code and paste it on your website or social media.
Why globalization of amazon associate is important?
It’s important to note that the Amazon affiliate program, while often referred to as a single entity, is actually a collection of 15 independent and storefront-specific affiliate programs.
Just as Amazon has different storefronts for different parts of the world (eg. Amazon.ca for Canada and Amazon.co.jp for Japan),
each of these storefronts have their own affiliate program to support that specific store.
Unfortunately, you can’t earn commissions from the Canadian Amazon store using the Amazon.com affiliate program.
This is an important consideration when you have a global audience,
As a result, In this I’m going to teach you all the aspects of globalizing your amazon associate account for more sale.
This is one factor most newbies & intermediate Amazon affiliates don’t know. They end up leaving a lot of money on the table.
Well, in this chapter, I will show you exactly how you can take advantage of this tip to start earning more from the Amazon Associates program.
Many of the existing Amazon affiliate partners don’t know about one important thing:
Call it intelligent links, link localization, global linking, universal linking, or link globalization, it all means the same thing with regards to the Amazon ecosystem.
The international Amazon affiliate program landscape currently includes:Americas
United States: Amazon.com/Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/home
Canada: Amazon.ca/Amazon Associates: https://associates.amazon.ca
Mexico: Amazon.com.mx/Amazon Afiliados: https://afiliados.amazon.com.mx
Brazil: Amazon.com.br/Associados Amazon: https://associados.amazon.com.brEurope
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk/Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk
Germany: Amazon.de/Amazon PartnerNet: https://partnernet.amazon.de
France: Amazon.fr/Club Partenaires Amazon: https://partenaires.amazon.fr
Spain: Amazon.es/Amazon Afiliados: https://afiliados.amazon.es
Italy: Amazon.it / Programma Affiliazione Amazon: https://programma-affiliazione.amazon.it
Netherlands: Amazon.nl / Amazon PartnerNet: https://partnernet.amazon.nl
Turkey: amazon.com.tr / Amazon Gelir Ortaklığı: https://gelirortakligi.amazon.com.tr
*The affiliate program for Turkey is currently private and requires an invite.
Japan: Amazon.co.jp / アソシエイト（アフィリエイト: https://affiliate.amazon.co.jp
India: Amazon.in / Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.in
China: Amazon.cn / Amazon Associates: https://associates.amazon.cn
Singapore: Amazon.sg / Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.sg
United Arab Emirates: Amazon.ae / Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.ae
Australia: Amazon.com.au / Amazon Associates: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com.au
The first Amazon affiliate program you should start with should be where you thought the bulk of your audience was going to be coming from, likely where you are based.
Now, your goal is to sign up for additional international Amazon affiliate programs where you see significant traffic.
To check where your audience is coming from, goto google analytics, and check where is your most traffic coming from.
So if you are beginner you might not have any traffic coming for your website.
Therefore here is your pro tip,
goto google trend and search for ‘your amazon affiliate niche products,’
From there check out which country is having the most search volumes,
Write down the graph for all the products in a piece of paper and join those affiliate networks.
But it is recommended to join to US network even if you get very little traffic from there
This will likely be slightly different for everyone, however, this is the typical game plan one might use.
Most of our clients start with Amazon.com because they are either US-based or their audience is primarily US-based.
Next is typically Canada (amazon.ca), followed closely by Amazon.co.uk (UK). These represent the English-speaking countries with the largest Amazon stores (Amazon.com.au / Australia is English speaking but a smaller and much newer storefront).
A trick when signing up with the Amazon UK program is that after you’ve finished the process, you can automatically apply the same information to four additional programs in Europe: Germany, Italy, France, and Spain.
This makes the sign-up process significantly faster and when factored in with Canada and the original Amazon.com / US program gives you seven affiliate programs that often cover the bulk of your international audience.
Each of these programs (US/Canada/UK/France/Germany/Italy/Spain) offer commission payouts via direct deposit to a number of countries.
The next affiliate programs typically sought include Amazon.co.jp (Japan) and Amazon.com.au (Australia). With the more recent launches of affiliate programs for Amazon.ae (UAE), Amazon.sg (Singapore), and amazon.nl (Netherlands), we’d bucket those here as well.
The affiliate program for Amazon.in (India) is a bit tricky as it doesn’t currently provide international payments. We recommend to our clients that if they have a sizable audience from India, sign up with Cuelinks to access the Amazon.in program.
Cuelinks can then help deal with the taxes and fees for making international payments for your Amazon.in sales.
The Amazon.cn (China) storefront and affiliate program hasn’t received much attention in the last couple years and we guess that it won’t in the future so we don’t recommend putting much focus there.
The Amazon.com.mx (Mexico) and Amazon.com.br (Brazil) affiliate programs are similar to India in that they don’t currently make international payments.
So unless you live there, or know someone who does and is okay with you using their local bank account, then we typically recommend avoiding these programs as you can earn commissions internationally but won’t be able to be paid for your referrals.
The Amazon.com.tr (Turkey) affiliate program is currently set to private and requires an invitation to participate.
While getting signed up for the international affiliate programs can be a bit of work, each program uses the exact same form so each one shouldn’t take more than 10-20 minutes.
Getting signed up is only part of the battle. You are ready to earn commissions from referrals to each of the storefronts, so now you need to drive sales!
The most basic way to do this — and what we DO NOT recommend — is for each product you recommend, adding all of your regional Amazon affiliate links and having the consumer decide.
First, this creates friction in the buying process for all of your consumers, and we often see that conversion actually decreases across the board. It’s also ugly and just plain bad UI!
Instead, we strongly recommend using a tool specialized in exactly this — sending every click to the appropriate product in the Amazon storefront that is local for the shopper clicking the link.
There are two major options for this type of tool, in addition, a number of Amazon affiliate-focused WordPress plugins that provide simplistic versions of this service.
Initially just supporting the translation of amazon.com links to amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk, the tool later that year expanded to also support amazon.de (Germany), amazon.fr (France), amazon.es (Spain), amazon.it (Italy), and amazon.co.jp (Japan).
Highlights of the OneLink tool is that it is offered for free by Amazon, and it’s product translation is fairly robust, especially in comparison to the other tools that existed in the space at launch.
Unfortunately, the OneLink tool has some significant downfalls including:
Ad block – OneLink is on all of the major ad blocking lists which regularly keeps international shoppers from being redirected to their local storefront.
Supported storefronts/affiliate programs – OneLink only works with Amazon.com links (or amzn.to links that were built from amazon.com) and can only translate to seven of the 17 total Amazon storefronts.
One of the original “Intelligent” link management tools, Genius started supporting the Amazon affiliate program with auto-affiliation and link localization in mid 2013 after adapting our patented link translation process to support the multi-faceted retailer.
In the last seven years, Genius continued to improve on the service and link translation and are now the premium provider and largest independent Amazon affiliate link management platform.
The Geniuslink service is used by many thousands of Amazon affiliate marketers, creators, and influencers of all sizes.
Geniuslink is typically that it has a monthly fee, based on usage.
In comparison to OneLink, Geniuslink really shines.
Product Matching Accuracy – Geniuslink goes to the correct product in an international Amazon storefront significantly more often.
This better translation allows for higher conversion and commission rates (Amazon pays a lower commission for search-based affiliate links in the European programs).
Link Customization – With OneLink, you are stuck with their international destinations, even if they are wrong. With Geniuslink, you have complete control over how a link functions, allowing you to fully customize the performance.
Coverage – OneLink can only translate Amazon.com links to six other storefronts.
Geniuslink can translate most any Amazon link, regardless of which storefront it originated at, to most any Amazon store. The few exceptions are for the most recently added storefronts and affiliate programs, but those should be supported soon.
However, a WordPress plugin, API, and Chrome Extension also are offered in addition to the Geniuslink dashboard where short links can be built and fully customized.
These short links can then be shared anywhere, including social media (where OneLink cannot).
Service Customization – Geniuslink offers support for using multiple tracking IDs, marking links that shouldn’t be translated and other various ways to customize the service for your specific needs OneLink doesn’t provide.
Regardless of the link management tool you choose, after signing up for the international Amazon affiliate programs that correspond with your top five countries, decide on the intelligent link management service that works best for you.
It’s important to implement the service then test your links and watch your reports (and check for those international commissions to start coming through) to ensure everything is working correctly.
Genius works perfect among other services, I have personally used it for a year now and found good result so far.
Finally, we have set-up all the basic need for amazon affiliate marketing.
Now, it comes the real game of amazon affiliate marketing. ‘Promoting Amazon affiliate link’
What does most of other gurus says,
They just tells you how to promote those amazon affiliate links. but they never shows you ‘how to do’.
Because, most of them don’t work.
In this chapter I will show you how to promote your amazon affiliate link effectively and make money online.
With the proven method which 100’s of successful affiliates follows.
‘How to promote amazon affiliate products?’ it is a million dollar question.
There are several ways to promote your amazon affiliate products/links.
You can add up your amazon affiliate link on on your blog post and share it on social media and you will end up getting sale!
Do you think this is going to work this easy? No, it is not that easy as you think.
You have to take many factors in consideration to successfully promote your affiliate product.
Here I’m going to show you some of the effective method for amazon affiliate marketing in 2020. As I promised it is a mastery course, I want to go deeper in this section.
The place where you can promote your amazon affiliate product are:
So, it is very important to write a converting blog post.
As a result we will be going through each of this question to find your solution.
Now goto to the bottom of the page for the top pages where you will find which page drives most traffic for the selected website.
So, these are the blog post which is generating most of the traffic to this blog.
Do the same thing with rest of your competitors blog and add all of these blog in your excel sheets and plan your content according to that.
Keyword research plays an important role in amazon affiliate marketing, there are many keyword research tool available but for the instance, I’m going to show you the free tool which is google.
It is very simple,
Goto google and type your keyword there and leave some space, as a result, google will show you some suggestion. (those are the search queries which people are searching for). for ex: ‘running shoe_‘
Same thing if you add a alphabet after running shoe you will get more search query for that alphabet for example: running shoes f
Pro tip: Add space before your keyword. for example: ‘ _running shoes ‘
One more place where you will find content ideas are in the google’s search result page.
You can also use premium tool like buzzsumo for more content ideas.
I will be going much deeper in keyword research topic in my future blog post so that, stay tuned and subscribe to this blog post so that you wont miss any single pro tip like this.
Always go for the low competition content so that your content can easily rank in SERPs.
Which will increase your domain authority and more sales.
Here I’m going to show you some hack which will generate you more affiliate sale with the help of specific keyword.
Yes choose specific keyword instead of largely used keyword.
For example: ‘best 60 inch tv’ this is a largely used keyword.
This relevant keyword may have a search volume of 10,000 per month.
But you have to choose more specific keyword. for ex: ‘best 60 inch samsung tv‘ This keyword might have very less competition compared to ‘best 60 inch tv’ but this is more specific keyword than ‘best 60 inch tv.’
But, this is not the specific keyword which I meant,
Go for more specific keyword to rank easily in SERPs for beginners. For ex: ‘Samsung 65NU7100′ sounds crazy?
but this actually works, this may have a very less search volume compared to the above keyword.
But this keyword has a convert rate of 99.7% .
Why? because when it comes to ‘best 60 inch tv’
The people who is searching for this keyword will not directly buy the product direct from that single blog post.
Whereas they will select the tv which they feels right for them here(from best 60 inch tv blog post) and goes for the review blog post to check how is the quality and whether it is worth it.
Therefore, the keyword ‘Samsung 65NU7100′ comes to action.
Hence, this is the final place for those visitors to buy the tv.
As a result this blog post commits the sales.
People who is coming for such a specific keyword are the one who wants to buy the product only 1% of them are the one who wants to just browse on the product.
Whereas people who is searching for above general keyword (best 60 inch tv) are the 30% is a buyer, 70% are the someone who wants learn about this or the one who is interested in this product but not a buyer.
Therefore the keyword which is more specific plays an important role in amazon affiliate marketing to make more sales.
As a result always add these two blog post in your blog content planning.
This is again a million dollar question.
Here I will teach you 2 pro tips to increase your conversion by +200%.
Instead, if you solve their problem and they really found their solution from your blogpost. they will immediately make the purchase.
Study by neil patel shares that sharing your personal experience or story, with your audience will help you to generate more sales in affiliate marketing.
I have personally used this tactics to increase my amazon affiliate marketing revenue by +90%.
People loves to listen story, Don’t you?. They feels themselves in your story which leads them to buy your product.
CAUTION! never share a fake story.
Sharing your personal story always works in most of the blog post.
These are the pro tips to write a converting blog post.
To know more about writing a perfect blog post, then do check out Brian’s guide!
Social media plays a very-very important role in amazon affiliate marketing and blogging.
As a beginner you will find difficult to get visitors from search engines.
Instead, you can take the advantage of social media to increase the sale.
Most of my traffic are from social medias… I use lots of social media platform just for the purpose of my blog.
Time to recap. So, here is how to master amazon affiliate marketing.
At first you have to understand the basics of affiliate marketing which is