For most complete newbies who start out with making money online, there are two opportunities that cross their path from the get-go. Both are big names in the internet world with great potentials.
The first one is Google AdSense. We’re all aware of Google ads from watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts. Since you get paid per click, I don’t recommend a brand new beginner to try to earn with Google ads.
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Then there’s the big name Amazon! Yes, Amazon has a program for affiliate marketers known as Amazon Associates. The way you earn is simple, they follow a model where they will pay you per action or per sale.
If you refer a customer to them through your Amazon affiliate links, they will pay you a commission based on the sale and the program.
Now in this article, I am going to answer a frequently asked question in regards to making money with Amazon. How much money can you make as an Amazon Associate?
Well, your earning potentials online is going to be different from one another. It all depends on how you approach it, so I’m going to go over a few ways to increase sales and revenue with Amazon.
Creating A Blog Or Niche Specific Website
Since I have a blog of my own, I’m going to start off with talking about creating a blog or a niche specific website. You see, the ultimate goal of being an Amazon Associate is to generate as much money as possible.
In order to generate sales, you must have traffic. Next, you’ll need to somehow redirect that traffic to Amazon, so your visitors can actually buy something.
Sounds simple, but let’s say you are getting decent traffic, but how many of them are actually going to Amazon and how many of them are actually buying something?
That’s why I recommend creating a blog or a niche specific website. Your content will directly impact the conversion rate of your visitors. Blogging and creating content is just part of the equation.
You have to create content that directly answers the question your visitors may have. For example, let’s say I run a blog on Kitchen appliances. I would log in to my Amazon Associate account and search for refrigerators.
Then I would take make a list of the ones that I actually recommend based on popularity and reviews. Next, I would create a blog post on the top 10 recommended refrigerators for the best value (this is just an example).
If someone searches for a new refrigerator and stumbles upon my website, they’re more likely to buy because they have buyers intent.
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Starting A YouTube Account
Now I understand that not everyone has extra money due to the ever-growing list of expenses. The good news is, you can simply create a YouTube account to promote affiliate products.
I’ve seen people do product reviews on their YouTube channel and monetizing it by including the affiliate link in their description box.
Once you’ve built a decent sized audience base, companies may reach out to you and send you products to review. If not, I recommend you reach out to them yourself.
By doing so, you will significantly reduce your expenses since you don’t have to pay out-of-pocket to conduct product reviews.
The only drawback to this approach is that if you’re a bit camera-shy, you’ll have to get used to it. I know it’s weird to talk in front of a camera at first.
Get Your Visitors To Amazon As Soon As Possible
Normally, we want our visitors to stay on our website for as long as possible. But if you’re trying to promote and sell Amazon products, you want to do the opposite.
You see, when a visitor stays on your website, they are only getting information. Even though the numbers look great on your analytics, it might affect your sales numbers.
The truth to the matter is, the sooner they land on Amazon, the more likely they are to buy something. After all, the purpose of Amazon’s website is to sell products, so you should trust that they can make it happen.
What Kind Of Customers Are You Targeting?
I’d like to use an example here in San Francisco. Our Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the biggest tourist attractions here in the bay area. That’s why local business open gift shops, restaurants, etc with marked up pricing.
They know that tourists have spending power. If they have money to travel, then they’ll have money to afford additional gifts, food, etc.
You need to have the same mentality when trying to make money on Amazon. People who are looking to purchase a refrigerator are more likely to buy additional appliances.
In contrast, if someone is purchasing a $10.00 ebook, you’ll have to depend on volume to earn a living. Also if you depend on paid advertisements to generate sales, your return on investment is much greater on the higher priced items.
How much money can you make as an Amazon Associate? Well, it depends. Making money online is not like a typical job where they earn a set hourly wage or salary.
I get asked this a lot because my brother earns $38.00 per hour whereas my earning varies. There are people who can barely cover the cost of their advertisement and there are people who are making a killing as an Amazon Associate.
The variables are traffic, products, conversions, etc. Let’s say my friend and I have a make money online blog with similar content. He might have more traffic than I do and converts better. So there’s no number set in stone as to how much money you can make as an Amazon Associate.
What I can say is, the opportunity is there. You just have to test it out on your own. Maybe you’ll succeed and maybe you’ll fail. One thing that is for sure is if you don’t try, you’ll never know.
If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns. Please leave a message down below and I will try my best to help you out!