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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.

How to Make Money with Amazon This Holiday Season

 How to Make Money with Amazon

Would You Like to Make Money with Amazon?

If you are interested in making money online, it is always a good idea to have more than one income revenue stream. One area where I am trying to build up my online income is with my niche sites.

I used to have over 70 sites at one time and that was pretty crazy. Now I have reduced that down to just four. 2 are seasonal, 1 is for toys and one is for random items that I like the look of.

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Can You Really Make Money with Amazon?

Can You Make Money with Amazon

Can You Make Money with Amazon?

For the month of September 2014, I am taking part in a 30 Day Blog Posting Challenge. I am using this opportunity to make money with Amazon by adding more articles to my affiliate blogs.

These blogs have been set so that when people Google a particular product and if find my site, they will hopefully click on one of the links in the posts. This will send them over to Amazon. If they purchase any product within 24 hours, I will earn a commisision from Amazon.

You can choose to buy a domain name for as little as $10 and start writing about anything you like.  The alternative is to write for free sites like Hubpages and Infobarrel. This is what I did in the very beginning and I earned a nice chunk of change.  However there is one huge downside to writing for a site that you do not own.

Reasons to Own Your Own Website

One of the negative aspects of using websites that you do not control, is that the company could decide to change the way they run their site.

This could have an adverse effect on the type of articles you have written. These websites could also choose to cancel your account without warning.

A couple of years ago Hubpages decided that you could no longer promote Clickbank products on their site. Quite a few people had built up a huge amount of articles based on that business model.

One day they were making bank and the next day, all their articles were frozen or they had to delete the links, making them worthless.

Recently Squidoo, another free site, was sold to Hubpages. Lots of people had built a business on the platform. Now that content could be worthless and they might lose everything.

Moral of The Story – Invest in your own domains.

The 3 Main Tools You Need to Make Money with Amazon

  1. An Amazon Affiliate Account
  2. Your Own Domain
  3. A Hosting Account

#1 – An Amazon Affiliate Account

To become an Amazon associate, just sign up to their website and you will be able to get your own affiliate link with which to promote Amazon products.

#2 – Your Own Domain

Go-DaddyWhen you make the decision to get your own domain, you have to consider several factors. You have to decide whether you want to promote a particular product or product range.

You have to decide whether you want to create a general website so that you can write about a wider range of things.

The answers to these questions will affect the type of name that you will choose for your website. If, for example you wanted to promote gardening products, you could choose to concentrate on a certain gardening tool and look for a website name like Small Gardening Forks.com. Or you could choose a more general name like Tools for The Garden.com.

The cost of a website name is about $5-10 per year.

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#3 – A Hosting Account

BluehostOnce you have decided on the name of your website, you will need somewhere to host it so that the whole world will be able to come visit your online home.

There are lots of hosting companies to choose from, like Bluehost, which is what I use.

The cost will be around $5 per month.

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Should You Concentrate On One Website or Many Websites?

Now you have to decide whether to create a bunch of mini websites or whether to put all your efforts into one website.

There are lots of courses that will teach you how to create these sorts of websites. They teach you all about keyword research, how to choose a website name, the best ways to write article reviews and how to improve your ranking potential in Google searches.

The best advice I can give you is to do some research into all the different methods available. Then see what will work for you. Again, you will find that people have had great success creating a series of small websites while others are making good money by concentrating on only one or two sites.

My Own Experience Making Money with My Own Websites

Too-Many-WebsitesAfter creating lots of articles on the frees sites like Hubpages and Infobarrel, I decided to try my hand at creating niche websites. I was following a few bloggers who were having great success with this business model.

I enjoyed doing the keyword research and then putting these websites together. It was fun to see how quickly I could get everything together.

I ended up with around 70 niche websites promoting products like Disney Toddler Beds, Balance Bikes for Kids, Insulated Lunch Bags and lots more.

These sites were doing OK but the upkeep was a nightmare. All those WordPress udpates.

As soon as I got through updating them all, WordPress would come out with another update and I would have to go through the whole process again. :(

I think I hit my target of making $1,000 per month two or three times. Those were great Amazon cheques to receive. Then Google changed the way they rated and ranked websites and my little sites lost a lot of their rankings and most disappeared from the top 100 Google search list.

Where I am Now

I decided to get out of the niche website business and allowed the sites to expire.  I had given up but the lure of creating websites lured me back. I now have 3 or 4 affiliate sites that I am working on.

This month each site will get a few new posts added. These posts will be written by me or they will be PLR articles that I purchased and have then edited to suit my style.

Making Money with Amazon is fun. It will not be a huge money maker for me because I know that I do not invest the time and energy needed in all the SEO and backlinking stuff.  That is very boring.  But I make enough for it to be worth my time and effort.

The sites make enough to cover their costs and I add new posts as and when I feel like it.  This is like a hobby that makes me money.  A win-win don’t you think?  :)

Have Your Say:  Are you making money with Amazon? Do you have lots of niche websites or are you concentrating on a just a couple? How is it going for you? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

How to Use & Make Money With PLR Content

 How to use and make money withPLR

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Now that you have all this free content, what should you do with it? Well, here are a few ideas for you.

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