4 Reasons I Like to Make Money with Amazon

Make Money with Amazon Links

How I Make Money with Amazon

One way I like to make money online is through affiliate marketing. This is when you promote and recommend products and services to others. You earn a commission if people click on your links and make a purchase.

This post is about why I recommend becoming an Amazon affiliate. I signed up several years ago and have earned commissions each month. Here are just 4 reasons why I like to make money with Amazon.

  1. It is Easy to Set Up
  2. You Can Decide On a Specific Niche or Go Wide
  3. You Can Write Yourself or Use PLR Articles
  4. The Site Can Make Money Long After You Have Set It Up

#1 – It is Easy to Set Up

Amazon-AssociatesIf you already have your own blog, then you already know how to set up a website. You purchase a domain name, decide on the hosting company you want to use and you add the style of website you like.

Amazon wants people to help promote the products they sell so they make this very easy. You can sign up and create your own affiliate account for free. A unique ID link is created for you and you can pick and choose which products you would like to promote. You add these links to your website and if people click on the link, they are taken to the product page on Amazon. If they make a purchase, you earn a commission.

The amount of money you earn will depend on the product and price. The great thing is that if the person purchases other products at the same time, you also make a commission on those.

#2 – You Can Decide On a Specific Niche or Go Wide

The first time I used Amazon affiliate links, it was for random stuff that I wrote about. After seeing what other online affiliate marketers were doing, I started up a series of super niche sites. I had almost 100 sites that sold, among other things:

  • Milk frothers  – Used to sell quite a few of theses 🙂
  • Toddler beds
  • Balance bikes
  • Chandelier earrings
  • Stainless steel water bottles

And plenty of other random items.

It got to be too much work keeping all these sites updated and maintained so I let them all go and now I have four sites that I am happy with. I have a toy site, a Christmas site, a Halloween site and a gifts for women type site, where I mostly pick products, books and films that I have enjoyed and I promote those.

Going super niche enabled me to learn how to create links quickly and how to write product reviews. But it did get overwhelming so I cut back.

#3 – You Can Write Yourself or Use PLR Articles

If you like to write and find it easy, then creating a collection of product review articles and adding your Amazon affiliate links will be a breeze. I find it quite relaxing to look at a product page, pick out the highlights of the item and write down my thoughts.

If you don’t like to write or don’t wish to, there are plenty of ways to get the content you need. One cost effective way is to use PLR content. These are articles that have been written by professionals and are sold at affordable prices. You can choose to use the articles as they come or you can re-write the content in your own voice.

The good news is that the research has been done for you. You can then add the information to your website, add your Amazon links and hit the publish button.

I have my own PLR site with articles covering a range of topics. I haven’t added any new content for a while but I still make sales now and again. The content available is mostly evergreen.

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#4 – The Site Can Make Money Long After You Have Set It Up

One of the biggest advantages to setting up a website with Amazon product links is that once you have published those posts, your site can continue to make money without any further input from you.

Over the last year, I think I added maybe one or two new posts to my Amazon affiliate sites but I still made money each and every month from people finding my posts and clicking over to Amazon via my links. It is always nice to know that you can still reap financial rewards from work you have done in the past.

My Plans for This Year

In my 2016 yearly income report, I mentioned how much I made from my Amazon sites.

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Well this year I want to do even better. This means I am going to add more content to each of my sites. I have articles sitting on my computer that I purchased from some great PLR providers, just like Ruth Pound at Content Shortcuts. I just never got round to uploading and publishing those posts.

This month I hope to add at least one new post to each of my four sites. The more posts with my links that I have out there for the search engines to find, the more opportunities I will have of making some lovely commissions. Wish me luck 🙂

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Have Your Say: Do you have any Amazon affiliate sites? Do you have any advice that could help increase commissions and revenue? I would love you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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6 thoughts on “4 Reasons I Like to Make Money with Amazon

  1. Sue

    Thanks for this post and glad you are making great money with Amazon. For some reason it is the one thing I haven’t had much success with at all. Not sure what I am missing.
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    1. Victoria Post author

      It is lovely to make money with this income stream. I wouldn’t be able to live off the commissions but I am really happy to make enough to be able to afford to pay for my hosting, my domains and Aweber, without having to make too much effort 🙂
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  2. Kris Wilcox

    I love using Amazon links. They make it easy to get a site up and going, and with some of the newer ad types they’ll keep themselves up to date with fresh products, which means less maintenance for me. Plus, I also think it’s a good idea to start with a trusted brand name visitors will feel comfortable buying from while you’re still establishing your own reputation.

    I’m still too much of a newbie to the monetization end to have much useful advice to give to maximize results with it yet, but I can say from experience that it’s ease of use was a huge factor in getting a site up and going in the first place to start building momentum from there without having to figure out a lot of more complicated sales stuff first. And over Black Friday, I found it was really easy to highlight sales I knew my audience would be interested in to bring in extra revenue with just a few minutes of effort on my part placing the ad code.
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