Friday, December 29, 2017

Making Money From Amazon Affiliate Links

Make money with Amazon Affiliate Program

My most recent commission came from an LCD Writing Tablet Digital Ewriter, earning me $1.07.

It's really quite simple, a visitor clicked on one of the Amazon links from a blog post, which lead them straight to the Amazon sales page for a product I had linked to.  Amazon paid me the commission for anything that visitor purchased within 24 hours.

If you haven't already taken advantage of Amazon's Associate Program to earn commissions from your links you need to get started.

How Does Amazon Associates Work?

After you've signed up to Amazon Associates you're paid 4 to 10 per cent commission from any sales that are referred to by you using your own affiliate links.  Each URL includes a unique tracking code.  The percentage is worked out by the type of product that is purchased and the number of sales you make.

Any product you link to on Amazon you can earn a commission from, including your own book sales.

Sell more than six items through your referral links in one month and your commission increases to 6 percent.  If people buy your books within 24 hours of filling their trolley you get the commission.

There are set rates for certain items:
  • Instant video products: 6percent
  • Grocery products: 4 percent
  • Headphone products: 6 percent
  • Jewelery products 10 percent
  • Game downloads: 10 percent
How much money can I make on Amazon?

This answer varies from blogger to blogger.  Some people make thousands per month, others under a $100.  It all depends on how you use your links.  A lot of writer's use them alongside their book sales from Amazon, and make a nice monthly sum.

Keeping it legal

When you start your blog you become an advertiser so you need to take careful not of the Federal Trade Commission rules.  These include:
  • Place the disclosure as close as possible to the triggering claim.
  • Preferably, design advertisements so that “scrolling” is not necessary in order to find a disclosure.
  • Necessary disclosures should not be relegated to “terms of use” and similar contractual agreements.
A simple disclosure might look something like this:

Disclosure: This website may be compensated for linking to other sites or for sales of products we link to.

Many bloggers choose to disclose at the end of their blog posts, if affiliate links have been used.

This post contains affiliate links.  This means if you purchase through these links you are supporting 1976write and we thank you for that.