Certainly one of the best online affiliate marketing programs, Amazon, the largest internet based retailer in the United States and the site offers millions of products for you, as an affiliate, to advertise to your customers.
How does it work?
Amazon offers simple cut and paste methods to link to items, categories, best sellers, banners, search results or any number of options.
Using Amazon Associates Site Stripe: The Site Stripe toolbar lets you keep track of your earnings and is the link to your associate page and statistics, etc. Navigate to the page or product you want to link to on Amazon, copy the link off the Site Stripe at the top of the page via the toolbar. You can choose between the text and image of the product or just the text link or image and place on your website or link in an email or share on your Twitter or Facebook pages for easy earnings.
Using product links: You can build text links, image links or text and image links.
Using banners: Choose banners of different shapes and sizes, which can also include special promotion information such as Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas etc, and post these to your website +/or social media pages.
Using a Store: Use Amazon to create a professional online store. Choose the products to feature, customize the page to engage your customers, offer a shopping cart, with checkout via Amazon.
How do I get paid?
If a customer follows your link and purchases anything within 24 hours of clicking the link and actually pays for the product, other than a digital product, you qualify for a commission payment.
You qualify for payment if your customer purchases a Product by adding it to his or her shopping cart and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial click-through of the Special Link, or If the item is canceled or returned, the commission is reversed.
The rate of commission varies according to the category of the item, from 1% for video games and consoles to 10% for luxury beauty products. You can also earn extra cash from the bounty events that Amazon runs from time to time which requires you to have a specific type of client, qualifying for the bounty event, to click through to the bounty specific page.
You can also earn off the trade in program up to 4% on qualifying items. Payment is made 60 days after earnings are confirmed, via direct deposit, check or Amazon gift card. Accounts not used within a 3 year period will be terminated.
What is considered an unsuitable site?
Sites that contain violent materials or promote violence, explicit sexual materials, contain defamatory or libelous materials, undertake or promote illegal activities, promote discrimination of any kind, are directed towards minors under 13 years of age, include Amazon or affiliates trademarks or names in any variation thereof in the domain name or any other possible identifier, violates any intellectual property rights.
An important thing to know is that if you want to sell products on Amazon you will need to learn how to get traffic to your web site to make sales, and preferably prior to applying for your affiliate account. The reason being that if there are not 3 or more qualified sales that come through your sales efforts within 6 months, your account will not be “accepted to the program”. >>> Amazon Associates Update
You are solely responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of your site including all materials that are shown on it. You must ensure that your site does not violate any laws and that your information is accurate and appropriate. You site must also show how it stores, collects and discloses data collected from its visitors. Learn how to make your website for Free..
There are a few other conditions and it is always best to read and understand all the terms and conditions when signing up to an affiliate program.
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