Amazon is one of the leading online retailers, and it’s no wonder since they provide a one-stop shop for most of your merchandise needs. You won’t find too much that they don’t have that you can buy on their website when it comes to common products such as electronics, books, movies, music, clothing and more.
If you’re looking for a way to make extra money on the internet, the Amazon affiliate program can provide an additional passive income stream to your affiliate marketing business.
To start promoting Amazon products, you’ll have to sign up as an Associate. Instead of being called an affiliate, you’re considered an associate to Amazon. The sign-up process is fairly simple. You’ll need a valid email address, user name and password. Afterwards, you’ll be required to provide more detail about yourself and your website from which you’ll be promoting the products.
After you’re signed up and can log-in, getting your affiliate link is very easy. At the top of the page you’ll be provided with what they call “Site Stripe” which is similar to a taskbar that contains links regarding your account. The Site Stripe is shown on every page you visit on Amazon and allows you to create your affiliate links for whatever product page you’re on very easily. Once you find the product you want to promote, simply click the “Link to this page,” “Add to Widget” or “Add to aStore” to build your affiliate links.
Your unique affiliate code will be available from where you can simply copy and paste the code into any web page. If you’re using a widget to add related products, etc., the widget can be customized to fit the style of your website.
The Amazon affiliate program should be something every affiliate marketer has at their disposal. With so many products to choose from, you’re bound to find a product that fits your niche market.