The daddy of online retail, Amazon makes billions of dollars in revenue every year.
This gives all bloggers the chance to grab a slice of that pie. You can do this by starting your own blog.
Try these tips to make money with Amazon Associates:
1. Organize Your Web Hosting
You don't need to spend a fortune to start your own website, check out my article How to Start a Blogger Blog and Make Money Online to get you started.
2. Choose Your Domain Name
If you have a blog already, or want to start one, you have a number of options in domain name registering.
You can start a blog from scratch and register your domain name with your webhost, or you can give your blog a .com name and register that with a reliable provider.
I currently use Hostgator as my domain name provider, you can read more about self hosting here. It's a small cost to pay, but definitely worth it for simplicity of having a .com name. You can purchase a domain at very little cost if you don't already have one.
3. Master the Basics of HTML
HTML or Hypertext Markup Language is the universal language for creating web applications and pages. Learning the basics will help you insert images and hyperlinks in your website, helping you to promote your own products, content and other companies links.
4. Choose a Niche
For many bloggers product reviews and recommendations are a staple part of their blog, pick a subject your passionate about and write away!
5. Start Your Own Blogger Blog
An easy-to-use blog platform, that's free, and easy to customise, no installation required.
6. Make it Appealing
There are numerous templates and colour pallets to choose from, which gives you complete freedom to choose the look-and-feel of your website.
7. Join Amazon Associates (Affiliate)
Easy and free to join, visit the Amazon Associates site and sign up for your free affiliate account. Your blog should have all of the basics done already, even if you haven't written any content yet. Your site will be reviewed before you can start making any money.
8. Create Your First Link
Login to your Amazon Associates account, click on Product Links and then choose your product from Amazon.com, then add the link to the appropriate words in your sentence.
9. Write Content and Build Your Blog
Once you've started a blog and customised it, you'll need to start writing blog posts to attract an audience. Check out this post How to Really Write for Your Audience to begin writing your blog content.
Without promotion your website is dead in the water, harness the power of social media and use it as your billboard to attract new blog followers. You can leave affiliate links in your Twitter feed, and also on Pinterest for your followers to look at and buy if they want to.
Let me know your thoughts on any experiences you've had with Amazon Associates in the comments below.
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