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14 steps to make money with amazon affiliate website

by | Updated on: Aug 22, 2023 | Digital Marketing Guides, How-To Guides | 4 comments

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Making money with amazon affiliates is one of the fastest ways to create a consistent passive income flow on the internet. Building your own amazon affiliate website neither requires a huge investment of money nor requires huge time. In most cases, you need only a day to set up the whole website.

Related reading: Affiliate Marketing Guide

Some successful amazon affiliate marketers earn six-figure per month through their website or blog. Though it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to reach this income level, if you choose the right topic or niche and follow the proven steps, you too can start generating revenue from day 1.

Related reading: How to start a blog

Why Amazon Affiliate Programs

Before get started with steps to make money with Amazon, it’s very important to know why you should consider Amazon for your affiliate business.

Brand value ¬– Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world and introduced associate (affiliate) programs in 1996. Amazon has achieved a very good track record providing affiliate solutions for more than 2 decades. Amazon is a trusted, authentic, and very large brand in the world.

Related reading: Brand loyalty

Wide range of products – Amazon offers a very wide range of products that’s hard to see in any other company.

Easy to start – The process of Amazon Associates is very easy to set up and anyone can start with it. Amazon provides everything to simplify the integration and promoting processes.

Substantial compensations – The commission Amazon distributes is substantial and you can promote high-priced products to generate high income.

Commission on cross-sells – Once your visitor enters the Amazon platform through your link, you will get commissions on every cross-sale apart from your recommended product. It’s a great opportunity to make extra money through cross-sells.

Related reading: Top 20 ways to make money online

14 Steps to Make Money with Amazon Associates

Follow these simple and easy methods of amazon affiliate marketing to make your success prodigious.

How to Make Money with Amazon Associates

Choose Right Niche

Choose your topic or niche according to your expertise and experience. You should select a niche that has a high volume market demand. Amazon has a varied range of products with multiple categories like books, cosmetics, electronics, electrical gadgets, kitchen items, and so on.

Related topic- Niche marketing strategies: Guide to niche marketing.

Set up Your Hosting

You will need a web hosting service to host your amazon affiliate website. But it’s next to nothing for an amazon affiliate marketer. You can get unlimited domain names with a small monthly fee that means you can run several niche-based websites at the same price.

Select a Domain Name

You can select your domain name as your name or company name if you want to grow as a personal brand or a business brand. Another option is you can select a domain name that reflects your niche or topic of the website like CarAdvice, BestMobilePhones, etc.

Register Your Domain

If you are not a tech-savvy person, the best option for you is to register the domain name with your hosting service provider company. It’s very low cost up to 3 sites. You can select a lower-cost provider like NameCheap or GoDaddy to handle 10 to 15 niche-based websites as per your business growth plan.

WordPress Installation

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available in the world. It has a free option and very easy to install on all types of hosts. Most of the hosts give a one-click installation feature for WordPress. WordPress simplified the content publishing process for content creators like article writers and bloggers.

Make It Eye-Catchy

Your website design is a big factor in your business. It shows your tastes, authenticity as well as your brand credibility. WordPress gives a variety of templates to design your website with a luxurious business look.
You can control your website design by customizing it with WordPress plug-ins. Always try to use an email marketing tool so that you can track your visitor’s mail address and build an email list to promote your products and services in the future.

Create Categories

Segmenting into categories and subcategories may help your article or blog to rank higher in the search engines. The higher your blog rank, the better visibility you will have.
Categories and subcategories also help readers to refine their searches more specifically on their needs or interests.

Join Amazon Associate (Affiliate) Program

After setting up your website you will need to join the Amazon Associate program. It’s very easy and simple, just search the Join Associate link and click on it. Usually, Amazon visits the website before approving as an associate. It might take some time.
Amazon will suggest you add a disclosure note on your website that you are an affiliate of Amazon and you may get some compensation after each sale without charging any extra cost to the customers. It’s required for keeping transparency and may be required for some countries’ legal measures.

Make Blog Posting Bookmarks/Links

You will see a feature “bookmarklet” (Install Press This WordPress Plugin) at the bottom of your posting page dashboard on your CMS. Click and drag it to the Links toolbar. This process will allow you to update your blog with a single click.

Create Amazon Build-A-Link Bookmark/Link

Log in to your Associates Central, at the left navigation sidebar you will see the build-a-link feature, under static links, click on the item and drag it to the Links toolbar. This process allows you to create a link with your affiliate ID.

Create Your First Link

Inside your associate’s account, select your product you want to promote, then use the gray-colored Site Stripe and create a customized link for this item. Amazon also offers a lot of options to create product links and banner links.

Publish Your Review

In WordPress, you will see 2 parts of your link code in the posting link. Delete the first part “<Associate build-a-link>< /a >”. The remaining part is the link to the product of Amazon you want to review. Write the review and select the right category. Now you can publish your product review on your website.

Create Your Own Amazon Affiliate Website

You should have a good-looking and informational website before promoting it. The more content you will have on your website, your visitors’ experiences will be better. Don’t publish only promotional content, but publish a variety of valuable and informational content including news, articles, expert interviews, and more.
Try to publish several types of contents like written contents, infographics, video contents, etc. After creating enough contents covering at least 3-4 categories, then you can promote your affiliate website.

Promote Your Website

Now it’s time to promote your Amazon affiliate website. You can promote your website through different online channels in both ways, paid as well as free. Free options for promoting your affiliate website include joining the same niche communities, giving answers in Q and A platforms, guest posting to other similar websites, and many more.

Final Words:

Affiliate marketing is a trending earning opportunity in the digital marketing field. If you are extremely curious to learn affiliate marketing, you can read step by step guide to affiliate marketing for beginners.

You can consider joining our affiliate marketing course to learn all the affiliate marketing skills practically.

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Author:- Debajyoti Banerjee is the Founder, Director & CEO of Seven Boats - A leading digital marketing agency & digital marketing training institute in India since 2011. He is a TEDx Speaker, Google & LinkedIn Certified Digital Marketer & Trainer, Brand Strategist, Consultant & Entrepreneur. B. Tech in computer engineering & post graduate diploma in Marketing, Debajyoti has 18+ years of domain experience and successful track records in digital marketing services & digital marketing training with 500+ clients & 100K+ students in 165+ countries. He has been invited & felicitated by 25+ Top B Schools & universities including London Business School, AICTE ATAL FDP, UGC-HRDC, IIM Shillong, IIM ROHTAK, IIT KGP, IIT Guwahati, Calcutta University, Ranchi University, St. Xavier’s, Brainware, Techno India, JIS Group, Jaypee Group, Shikshayatan Foundation, IIEST Shibpur, Bhavan’s, ICFAI Business School, GITAM Deemed University, Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions & many more. He has been awarded with more than 20 national awards and he has received notable media coverage. Learn more



  1. Sneha

    Great blog, recently I am planning to start affiliate marketing and I read this post so I follow these tips, and thanks for providing wonderful information.

  2. Soham Dasgupta

    This is truly helpful and very informative blog.

  3. abhijit

    The article you shared is very informative. Thank you for sharing it.


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