Recently I have shared my 6-month journey with Amazon affiliate programs, Good news is that I have made $150+ USD from Amazon associate programs and my efforts are on the right way. You can refer the screenshot below, it is just for a reference. To make your first dollar online is hard, as you have to refer more and more traffic to your landing page and affiliate links. Once you start getting traffic, it will be easier for you to make more and more out of your affiliate program.
Once you start getting traffic to your landing page, all you have to do is your landing page optimization. You can try SEO yourself or go for PPC to get traffic. Once everything is set up, you will be making a good amount of money from your landing page and affiliate program. Here in this article, we will be discussing on how you can make your first dollar online and how to scale it to 5 to 6 figure in less time.
Niche Selection Is Crucial
Very first thing I have learned from my personal experience is choosing a right niche to promote right marketing. Because I was blogging on HubPages using my Amazon affiliate links, from there, I was getting too many affiliate link clicks, but no purchase or sale from it. No income was coming from my affiliate links published on HubPages.
This is because HubPages is multi-author platform where every author is publishing content on different niche and promote products according to their niche. So traffic that we are getting will be general. However, there is chance to get ranked for specific keywords on HubPages as it is an authority site.
After that, I have analyzed that, there is something that is missing. I have another blog on android niche; I thought to start reviewing smartphone on my blog along with my Amazon affiliate links and that worked efficiently.
Implement I did was targeted gadget-focused niches and keywords. I use premium SEOPressor WP Plugin to find LSI keyword for the products. It helped me to doubled my blog’s traffic using targeted LSI keywords. Now my android niche blog is working correctly with Amazon affiliate links and generating sales each day.
Money is inside Text Link – Don’t sell it
This is another thing that every blogger should consider. Giving text link to your affiliate link from your article would redirect your readers to affiliate sales page. If you are selling text link from your blog, it will give one time earning. e.g. If you are accepting sponsored article on your blog, you will get a one-time payment from your sponsor. However taking sponsorship is not any crime, since all you need is money to run your blog. But if you add affiliate links to your article, it will give you lifetime revenue from the product. No matter how many time your referred product gets sold.
But using affiliate links and its power on a blog will boost your income and conversation. You should rather prefer to promote affiliate products that you are using or tried for at least once instead of selling text link from your existing post or new post.
Affiliate Links SEO: Well, If you are adding affiliate links to your blog, you should always give no-follow attribute to it for better SEO. You can also give it rel=external attribute to maintain well on page SEO on your blog.
Clickable Image with Affiliate Links
This idea comes in my mind very late, but I have started implementing that and checking how it is going on. All you need to do is copy your affiliate link and link your image with your affiliate link.
We show an image and add affiliate link or button at the bottom to show buy now. Some of readers or customers who used to click on images also. If product image is attractive, a user will also click on an image, and they will redirect to your affiliate landing page.
To generate image affiliate link for your product, you can open amazon.com product for which you want image link, on the header, you will see Amazon associate site stripe, from there click on an image and you will get a code to place on your website. Alternatively, you can copy your affiliate link and link your image with that link.
Linking to Relevant Amazon products
Giving link from article or image link from articles would send more and more users to Amazon. Check out my article on Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Beginners. You can check that; we have added affiliate link there. Likewise adding links into the article would send visitors or readers to product page containing an affiliate link.
When any users click and go to product page, if they buy the product within 24 hours, you will get a commission. If they have added them to cart and purchase it within 30 days, you will get Amazon Affiliate Program Commission from it. I have seen some of the product sales on Amazon that I have never written about nor referred. But they get sold, and I get commission from it.
I never referred this stereo headphones review nor anything on Amazon. But it is the advantage of Amazon cookies. All you have to do is send a customer to Amazon page, and they happen to buy something completely unrelated you’ll get the money for it.
Review Article Convert the Best
Since last few weeks, I have been using a premium theme of Clipper. Clipper WordPress theme is coupon theme that converts your WordPress site into coupon blog. I have been publishing review article about few products on Latestcouponportal.com You can check that blog to get more idea. You can easily Make Money with Amazon Reviews articles writing and publishing on your blog.
There we can add affiliate links without cloaking it, and it would automatically cloak affiliate link and add redirection to a product page. Product review in detail with all pros and cons that will help readers and organic visitors to find the right product for them. You can also create a compare type of article like Best Car Air Fresheners.
Monthly Bestseller Products
Amazon provides a list of monthly best seller @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers . If you are planning to select niche, you can quickly pick some of the best selling product with the lowest competition. You can write an article about monthly best sellers by taking your niche products from the list. It’s like Google trend and will show you the hot products selling mostly, so such posts have high chance to get more sold from an article with an affiliate link.
You can create a post about top 5 list or top 10 list of products of your niche; it would boost your selling. E.g. Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers that we have recently written on. Likewise, you can go for lowest competitive product and create a list of 5 to 10 best item in your niche and create 1000+ words article on it. Once it gets ranked, you will get traffic to your page and commission on each sale generated from your affiliate link.
I liked this much; Amazon allows you to create astore based on your niche and products search on your blog. Yes, you can add Amazon store on your blog. Check out one of the stores created on my Android blog is: Android Store
Such stores would boost your Amazon affiliate income effectively. You can add as many stores as you want on each page, but I would recommend you to create only one store per blog and add it’s linked to the navigation menu. It would work.
I have been using following tips, and some of the plans for implementing was written in this article. If you are using any other strategies to Make Money Amazon Affiliate Program, feel free to share your Amazon Affiliate Success Stories with us in the comment section.