In today’s market, Affiliate marketing is the most reliable way to make money online. Affiliate marketing as you probably know, is promoting someones product who pay you commission every sale you are able to make for them.
Amazon affiliate marketing uses the same principle, however, you are now an Amazon- The largest online retailer in the world-associate.
So lets get right into it…
How to become an Amazon Associate
The first question that comes to mind is , how does a person become an amazon associate.
Well becoming an associate is quite easy. Simply go to amazon.com. Once you arrive scroll to the bottom. You should see something like this:
Now, click on “Become an Affiliate”, “Join Now for Free”, create an account and boom, you have become an affiliate.
How to determine a profitable niche
Choosing a profitable niche can be extremely hard even for experts. Because of that, many newbies don’t even know where to start.
However, choosing is a profitable niche has a extremely simple process. Here are the simple steps.
- Choose a niche you like. I know this may seem like pointless advice. But if you are truly interested in something, you will be able fully devote and dedicate yourself without a lot of effory.
- Find out what your market wants. The key here is you want to find a product or service the market wants but something they can also pay for. If you find that your product isn’t selling, it could be due to a few problems:
- You don’t have the right audience
- Your Audience doesn’t want that product/service
- The product/service is simply too expensive for your audience.
That’s it! It is that simple.
Ranking Faster For Your Niche
Ranking your website is extremely important. As more and more people are becoming bloggers, ranking has become extremely though. But make sure, to only use white hat seo techniques to rank.
Here are a few things you can do:
- Write a review, not a description for your product.
In order to rank quickly, great content is necessary. Writing a description doesn’t cut it anymore. You need to write a review of the product or elaborate on customer reviews.
This will not only increase the trust between your audience and you, but also increase your rank.
2. Regular Updates
Updating every article is a really great seo tool. It seems like a hassle and trust me, it is, but it is definitely worth the amount of work and time.
Many of my articles, currently rank higher than my competitors, only due to my constant updates. Constantly updating your work will make the Google bots crawl your post again. This will give your post priority over posts that aren’t updated regularly.
3. Using Your Keyword Effectively
The biggest tip I can give you for ranking is effectively using your keyword. You want to make sure, it appears as many times as possible in your article without ruining the post.
Also, make sure to put your exact keyword in the URL you are targeting. Posts which do so, usually rank higher then others.
Also read: Six SEO Tools to Boost your Rankings
Here is the biggest problem many affiliates face. Their conversion rates are usually way too low or nil for that matter.
Conversion rates according to google are “The average number of conversions per ad click, shown as a percentage. Conversion rates are calculated by simply taking the number of conversions and dividing that by the number of total ad clicks that can be tracked to a conversion during the same time period.”
As you can tell if you already didn’t know, keeping track of your rates and increasing them is a very important.
Everything can affect the rates, from color to pictures.
Here are a few tips to follow:
- Find the right button and color size for your market. Red and blue seem to have the largest affects on your CTR.
- Put your affiliate links in the images and your text.
This is extremely important. You, as a affiliate, only need the visitor to click on your link to drop a cookie on amazon. What this means, is that in any purchase your visitor does after clicking on your link under 24-hr you will get commission from, even if the visitor didn’t buy the product you were promoting.
3. Use a link localizer
A link localizer will allow you to convert your links to the specific country links that have your ID in it. This is guaranteed to save you a lot of money.
Promoting Your Post
In today’s market, promoting your post is everything. Just writing content isn’t enough. You need to create a separate social media accounts and promote your content on there. Using sites like Quora and Reddit is also highly recommended.
The best way to run a successful affiliate store, is to follow the steps and tips listed above. Focusing too much on competition, will demotivate you.
But, if you start now and continue working with hard work and dedication, success is sure to come.
You will get money!