A comprehensive guide designed to make you an expert on Amazon Affiliate Marketing

Amazon Affiliate marketing

Hey, did you know that when you search for “World largest companies in the world” on Google?

You’ll find Amazon’s name there since it is the world’s leading online retailer. The brand is well known and trusted. Amazon needs affiliate advertisers due to its growing popularity.

So, Amazon runs an affiliate marketing program. In this blog, you will find the information you need to get started with Amazon affiliate marketing.

To do this, you need a thorough understanding of affiliate marketing. Read on if you know about it.

The Amazon Affiliate Program – what is it?

The Amazon Associates Program (Amazon Affiliate Program) allows Affiliates to make money by promoting their products and services.

Can you join this Program?

Amazon sells a variety of products in various niches, and as a result of these products, it is possible to join this program by anyone.

Should You join the Amazon Associates?

First of all, you won’t need to pay anything in advance because membership is free.

The second good thing about Amazon is that you can start it readily. No matter how little traffic your site has, you can still join in.

Imagine you are promoting laptops through affiliate links. When people click, it takes them to Amazon. If they purchase another product, you will receive a commission.

Because of these reasons, I can say that being a member of the Amazon Associate program is worthwhile, and the commission rate is also good enough. The online shopping industry has grown steadily for years, so online selling chances have also grown with it.

Before joining the Amazon Affiliate program, you should have.

Before becoming an Amazon Associate, you have at least one form of online presence where you pitch peoples, like a site, blog, an application, or a YouTube channel, an Instagram feed, a Facebook page, a Pinterest, and so on.

What percentage is on your product?

There are many product categories, or each product category has a different commission rate. A few commission rates are listed below.

Product CategoryCommissions
Luxury Beauty, Amazon Coins10.00%
Digital Music, Physical Music, Handmade, Digital Videos5.00%
Physical Books, Kitchen, Automotive 4.50%
Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Amazon Kindle Devices, Amazon Fashion Women’s, Luxury Stores Fashion, Apparel, Amazon Cloud Cam Devices, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV Devices, Men’s & Kids Private Label, Amazon Echo Devices, Ring Devices, Watches, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, and Handbags & Accessories4.00%
Toys, Furniture, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Home, Home Improvement, Headphones, Beauty,Business & Industrial Supplies, Outdoors, Tools, Sports, Musical Instruments, Baby Products3.00%
PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray2.50%
Televisions, Digital Video Games
2.00%
Amazon Fresh, Physical Video Games & Video Game Consoles, Grocery, Health & Personal Care1.00%
Gift Cards; Alcoholic Beverages; Wireless Service Plans; Food prepared and delivered from a restaurant; Amazon Appstore, Prime Now, Digital Kindle Products purchased as a subscription;or Amazon0.00%
All Other Categories4.00%

Would you like to become Amazon’s associate?

Those who answered is Yes should follow all steps that have given below:

would you like to join Amazon affiliate Program

1. Go to the Amazon Associate page.

Firstly, click on the images have given above according to your country. It will redirect you to the Amazon Associates Program, where you can join.

There are currently 19 countries where Amazon offers its affiliate program but in this world has more than 200+ countries, then what about the rest of the country? If you aren’t from one of these 18 countries. In that case, you will need to join the Amazon.com affiliate program.

Amazon Global

Global

Amazon India

India

amazon Canada

Canada

amazon Netherlands

Netherlands

amazon Germany

Germany

amazon Singapore

Singapore

UAE

amazon Italy

Italy

China amazon

China

Poland

Amazon Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Amazon Japan

Japan

Amazon Spain

Spain

Amazon France

France

Amazon UK

UK

Amazon Australia

Australia

Amazon Sweden

Sweden

Amazon Brazil

Brazil

Amazon Mexico

Mexico

2. To become an Amazon Associate, sign up on the website.

The first step toward becoming an affiliate on Amazon is to create an Amazon account.

 Signup on the Amazon Associate,

If you don’t have Amazon account then you will get this interface first.

Submit your detail here

Solve your puzzle.

Verify E-mail Address

Verify your email address

3. Submit your personal information.

Ensure all information is correct, including your name, address, and phone number, whenever submitting your account.

Amazon Account information

4. Enter your website’s address here.

Put your website address, apps or YouTube channels, etc.

Enter your website address on Amazon Associate

5. Put in your preferred store ID.

Put your store ID (it’s usually the same as your website name), describe what your websites will be doing, and select the topics on Amazon that you want to target with your links.

Enter your prefer store Id

6. Traffic on your website.

Explain how you drive traffic to your website, how you use your website or apps to generate income, how you usually build links, and how many visitors your site receives each month.

7. Enter your payment method.

Please enter the payment method and tax information. It’s alright to fill it in late.

A Quick Guide to Using the Amazon Associate Interface

I will introduce all the features Amazon Associate has to offer. I will demonstrate and teach you how to create quick and page links, keep a track of your earnings with real time earnings reports, find new products or deals, etc.

1. Quick link- Search for Product

The Quick link helps us create a product quickly. In this post, we will talk about some other ways to deal with it. So read on.

Here you get the link by searching keyword ( keyword means a product name) or ASIN/ISBN.

2. Browser for product

Here, you can search for products by using filter features. Also, you get two different types of links, so the first is a page link, the second is a product link.

The product link is, particularly for one product.
Pages link is the link to many products all with the same category and, those products are on the same page.

Here’s how they both work for watches. Click here to check the product link and page link.

3. Earning Overview

In this section, you will get your fees, click, or bounties in the last thirty days.

  • Click-It is the number of affiliate clicks on your link.
  • Fees-Basically, it refers to earning commission on sold products.
  • Bounties-As a result of your referral link’s action, you will earn a fixed advertising fee called a ‘bounty’ once a subscriber signs up for an Amazon service.
Earning overview

4. Summary for This Month

This table provides short information on the sales history with the total number of orders received and the total number of clicks.

  • Total Items Shipped: Product those are shipped and also, you have got on your commission on it.
  • Total Earnings: It shows what amount you have earned in the last thirty days
  • Total Ordered Items: Product that is not shipped but in the order list and, you didn’t have got your commission on it.
  • Click: This usually means clicks on your affiliate links.
  • Conversion: The number of items ordered divided by the number of clicks on your links.

5. Promote Today’s Deals

It shows which products are currently on sale. Sometimes, it helps me earn a little more since most people like discounts, so if you let them know about the product, the chances of selling are higher.

Promote Today's Deals

6. Recommended for You

Here are products recommended by Amazon. Usually, we ignore this, but sometimes it becomes useful. By hovering your cursor over it, you will see the link button.

Before putting cursor on product
Before putting cursor on product
After, putting cursor on product
After, putting cursor on product

How to create a promotional link

There are mainly four ways to promote amazon. Every way is distinct from the other, but all ways help make you money.

  1. Product link
  2. Banner
  3. Page links
  4. Sitestripe

We will talk about the different types of affiliate links available and how to create them. I have explained every detail about link building, after reading this blog, if you have query comment me down below :

1. How to create affiliate links using Product links

You will learn the various ways of creating a product link for a specific product and also learn the multi-form of creating a product link.

A. Search for Any Product

Step 1. Search the product that you want to promote. Here, you can search product without typing keyword by just using flittering.

Search for Any Product

Step2. Here, you can search product without typing keyword by just using flittering. After choosing category, click on the go button.

Now ,Choose the product you like the most. After this, click on the get link button.

Now, there are four ways to link a product. Choose the one that fits your requirements.

  1. Text and image link
  2. Text link
  3. Image link
  4. Widget link
1. Text And Image link

This link can only be used on your website since it is in HTML. You can customize your Links, such as changing the background color, title, and price color. It is always a good idea to open a new tab for your website so that the bounce rate is low. If you want to do that, check the open new tab option.

Text And Image link
2. Text Only

You can use it on many places like a blog, YouTube description, Facebook page, Instagram, etc. It also has many customizations, plus you can see a live preview of all customization.

Link text– A text containing a link to a target is said to be a link text. It can be a word, a character, several words up to several sentences. Hence, a clickable link associated with a URL is called a hyperlink. The link text can also be called anchor text or reference text. You can change the link text’s name.

Link Destination-That destination we aim for by using link text is known as the link destination. You can choose between two link destinations on amazon.

  • The detail page is similar to an Ordinary amazon product link, or we can call it the default link.
  • The offer listing page looks like a detail page. But if you click on it, It will open with the Add to Cart option.
Link Destination

Both of them are available on short , long and html link format. Chick here to see a live between the detail page and the offer listing page.

Here you get three choices on your link-

HTML– We can use this website directly on the website.

HTML link Image

Html example in the detail page –

Canon EOS 1500D

Html example in the offer listing page –

Canon EOS 1500D

Link Or Long Link– We use this link to make a hyperlink. We also call it a long link since it is long in size.

Link Or Long Link Image

Long link example in the detail page – Canon EOS 1500D

Long link example in the offer listing page – Canon EOS 1500D

Short link– We use this on social platforms to do affiliate marketing. We also call it a pretty link.

Short link example in the detail page – Canon EOS 1500D

Short link example in the offer listing page –Canon EOS 1500D

Long and short link look same when do hyperlink.

3. Image Only

It can be used on the website only because It is in HTML format. In our tool section, you will find examples of this. You can modify the link destination or image size.

Here is live example in different sizes.

4. Add to widget

A very few number of people used it to advertise on Amazon. But Amazon has provided us to make some changes like you can change Widget Title, Size, or theme and can also write a comment down below your product.

Add to widget

There are four sizes are available 180×150,320×250, 360×280 and 160×600.

Rectangle– 180×150

Medium rectangle– 320×250

Large rectangle- 360×280

Wide skyscraper– 160×600

And there are four theme colors are also available. I have used same size for this example.

If you make any changes remember to click on the update preview button before using it. for getting Code, you have to click on the save and get code button. This code/affiliate link is written in script format so you can only use it on the website.

Update an existing widget

This option allows us to make changes on existing widget. this option quit helpful if you want to make some changes without switching.

Update an existing widget

Sometimes it will show an error like the one below, then you have to reload the page or press ( ctrl+R ).

Widget error

B. Banners

Nowadays, internet advertising has replaced print advertising as the primary marketing platform for most companies. Over the past year, the U.S. has experienced double-digit growth in digital advertising revenue, with this year’s estimated revenues exceeding $124.6 billion.

A banner advertisement, also known as “display advertising”, includes static or animated images or media that are typically displayed on websites that have high traffic. Banner advertising also creates brand awareness, generates leads, and allows you to retarget your audience before they click away.Banner advertising is essentially the same as traditional advertising; however, the manner in which the advertiser is paid can vary greatly from traditional. 

Now, you know how important banner ads are in our internet marketing.

Because of the popularity of banner advertisements amazon provides us premade banners. you can use these banners on your website. You do not have to download the graphic. Just copy and paste the HTML code into your website. 

There are four sizes available on it on Amazon associate.

  • 300×250
  • 728×90
  • 160×600
  • 300×600

Ads resolution- 728 x 90


Ads resolution- 160 x 600

Ads resolution- 300 x 600


Ads resolution- 300 x 250

C. Page link (link to any page)

The feature I like the most is the fact that I can link any of the Amazon by using this. You can do that in three ways. I have explained all three ways in detail but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to comment.

There are three ways to create this.

  1. Link to your favorite destination
  2. Links to Search-Results
  3. Link to any page
Page link Image
1. Link to your favourite destination

In just three steps, you can use this amazing link to any page feature.

Step1– Choose a Product Line-There are seventeen product categories available in a product line. I picked electronics, but you choose whatever you want.

Step 2– The next step is selecting an appropriate subcategory as it corresponds with your product line. Since I choose Electronics as my category, I choose Headphones as a subcategory.

Select a subcategory

Step 3-Name Your Link-Under the name of the link section, you can give a name to the link. and click on Get HTML. The link needs a name because if you paste it, you will see the name of this link instead of the HTML link.

Name Your Link Image

A live example of it in two products (camera and headphones)

Camera

Camera store

Headphone

Headphone store
2. Links to Search-Results

This is a good way to direct visitors to your website’s topic by offering them a huge list of products. Once you’ve received your free HTML code, you can copy and paste the link code into your website.

Links to Search-Results

Step 1. Start by choosing your category. I picked shoes, but you can pick whatever interests you.

Select a product line

Step 2. My keyword ( sports-shoes-men-running ) has been entered in the keyword section.

Enter keyword

Step 3. You now need to give your Affiliate link a name. If you copy and paste the link, then visitors will see the name of the link, not the HTML.

A live example of it in products (shoes for men/woman)

I had some trouble when I first started affiliate marketing with this section of links to any page. Here I will tell you about it. (keep in mind)

  • Remember to type hyphens (-) between words/keywords otherwise, it will not work.
  • Don’t type a keyword from one category to another like this if you type Mouse in the electronic category, the link will not work, but it will work if you type it in the computer category, because it is the right category for it.

If you make any mistake in link generating then your visitor will see this interface.

Error if link is not working

So I recommend that you check them before using affiliate links.

Link checker– You will need to check your affiliate link beforehand, because if your link does not work after you use it and you do not earn from your affiliate link, so the Link Checker tool can help ensure you get credited for all of your affiliate fees.

You can see the link checker down below.

Location of link checker

Or you can find a link checker under your tools section.

Location of link checker

If you paste all html code in link checker, then you will show you this.

Please enter a valid URL (with “https://” included)

if link will not work successfully on amazon

So don’t paste all your HTML code in the link checker, only paste code from href to keyword on link checker.

<a> target=”_blank” href=”https://www.amazon.in/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=janmejay0e-21&linkCode=ur2&linkId=cdd67cfc058330f266972c4998ba93fd&camp=3638&creative=24630&index=shoes&keywords= sports-shoes-men-running“>Latest sport shoes</a>

Assuming that you didn’t do a mistake in your link generation, and you didn’t paste all of your HTML code into the link checker, it would show you this line if your link is working.

( Success: The link tags to a valid tag or sub-tag for your Associate ID. )

if link will not work successfully on amazon
3. Link to any page

It’s very convenient because you don’t have to pick a category or type in a keyword. Let you think you are scrolling page on amazon, suddenly you like amazon’s page that contains many items from your niche and wants to affiliate all those products, that time you have to use this tool.

Link to any page

You can create an affiliate link for any page in just a few clicks with it.
So, follow all these steps to create an affiliate link that gives down below-

Step 1- Go to Amazon website.

Amazon Homepage

Step 2- Find a page that content product of your niches.

Step 3- Copy the link the link of that page ( select and Ctrl+C for copy).

Step 4- Come back to link to any Page option and paste the link on Enter the URL option.

Step 6- Click on Get html button.

Here is my link preview, Your preview look the same as well as my preview.

Link preview of link to any Page

There are various links I create for presenting the uses of it. This is what I use on the watch.

Use on advertising page-

On product list page-

Premium Smartwatches from popular brands Best-selling Smartwatches

On product page-

Apple Smartwatch Fossil fastrack

4. Sitestripes

Most affiliate marketers use this feature to create affiliate links because it can create affiliate links quickly. You can find it above on your amazon website and Also, it contains some convenient shortcuts. 

Sitestripe

After sign in or up your site stripe will automatically on your amazon website if your have amazon account from other phone number and your have use other email to apply in amazon associate it will not work. then you have to firstly log out from that account and then you have to log in by using this account email and password.

You can create both Product links and page links. What features you get on both links-

In Product link– There are three features you can in it-

choose product

Text link – A text link consists of two formats on site stripe: one is the short link, the other is the long link. There will be no HTML link. Therefore, the best way to use this link on the website is through a hyperlink.

create text link on sitestripe

Image- It contains three sizes for you, small, medium, and large, and your affiliate link is at the bottom in HTML formats.

Create image link on sitestripe

Here, how is it looks like on after creating-

Text+Image- With it, you can create text and image links to the current Amazon product page you’re viewing. The link is created with your last used Associate ID and tracking ID. In addition, you can update the Associate ID and tracking ID for the link.

Text+Image

Here is the example of it

In-Page link – In page link, sitestripes only allows you to make text link. because it’s not possible to create many products image or text+image link so that time sitestripe disable these two features.

Here is the example of it-

https://amzn.to/3g2YH09

You can create hyperlink on website

Book for Everyone

Share Your Link directly from Amazon-

Your affiliate post can be shared directly from the Amazon website with Sitestripes. You can post a quick update on Twitter or Facebook through your own account and share the URL to our current Amazon page. If you aren’t already logged in, a new window will open where you can enter your Twitter/Facebook account information. You can also modify the default message on that page before posting.

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