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5 Tips for Amazon Affiliates: How to Find the Best Amazon Products to Promote.

Updated on April 8, 2014

How do I pick the best Amazon products to promote at Hubpages?

If you are like many people here at Hubpages or if you are a blogger, you are probably looking for a way to make more money with Amazon. Like many others here at Hubpages, I have learned how to earn money with Amazon. But it didn't happen overnight. Through trial and error, I have been able to get real results with the Amazon Affiliate Program. And like many bloggers, I have discovered how much fun it is to be an Amazon Affiliate. There really is no limit to how much money you can earn as an Amazon affiliate by writing product reviews and sharing Amazon links on your website or article pages.

If you are a hub writer who is learning to write product review hubs then you are probably wondering how to pick the best Amazon products to promote. You want to know, "Why should you write about one product and not another?". So I wanted to create an article with 5 of the strategies that I use to pick the hottest products over at Amazon.com.

I hope these tips and tricks work as well for you as they do for me.


Best Amazon Products to Promote

  • I like to write reviews on products that I have used and love. This is by far the easiest method because when you write about a product that you are familiar with it means writing about it will come naturally. Also, you will not be spending so much time on research. Think about what are some of your favorite things to do and what are some of your favorite gadgets and such. Then see if they are available for purchase at Amazon. I am shocked at some of the items they sell. There is a huge variety to choose from. For example, we like to make home made ice cream in the summer time, so I wrote a review about the ice cream maker that I use.

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Best Amazon Products to Promote

  • Write about a product that is on your wish list. Is there a product out there that you have been wanting to own for a long time? Then write about it. Answer the following questions for your readers. Why do you want it? Why is it such a great product? Who do you know who has one and how do they like it? What will you do with it once you have it?
  • Write about one of the top sellers listed on Amazons website. This is a good one, but it can be a competitive strategy because lots of other affiliates do the same thing. But you can still make money on these products because there is tons of traffic. Be sure to pick a product that has 5 star reviews. And do your research. Read some of the reviews on Amazon to see what people like and hate about the product. Also, do a search on hubpages and see how many other people are writing about this product. After doing this, you may decide to pick a different product.
  • Write about a topic that you are passionate about. Then go to Amazon and tie in some products that someone might like. For example if you are passionate about horses, you may want to list some books about the subject. Or perhaps list some horse artwork or posters. Someone who loves Yoga, may add some yoga mats in their Amazon capsule.
  • Promote products purchased by your readers, that you haven't written about yet. This is my favorite trick! I like to open my Amazon Orders report and see if anyone has purchased a product that I am not already promoting. This is a huge tip! I noticed that someone purchased an item on my hub and while they were at Amazon, they purchased a few more items. I went to the Amazon and saw that the product they purchased was getting great reviews. So I created a hub about that product and by the following week had two orders.

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UpDate: I sold 43 Amazon items on December 15, 2010!

I am not a Guru or an expert. I can only tell you what is working for me. But I am getting results with my methods. I even hit the 8% level during December 2010. And I am no body special. I'm just your everday Mom. 

I hope these tips help you to find the success that you are looking for. Please leave a comment below and let me know how your are doing. Also be sure to share your tips for success.

Best Regards, Wendy :)

UpDate: 2/16/2014

I am still here and still earning money with Amazon. However most of my marketing is now done on my own WordPress websites. If you are getting results here at Hubpages and you want to take your business to a new level then you may want to learn how you can begin to build your own niche websites and then promote Amazon product on those sites.

If you are interested in learning how to build your own website and start earning with it, feel free to visit my Affiliate Marketing Dummies Blog.

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Wendy, I really like your trick "Promote products purchased by your readers, that you haven't written about yet." That's a great one! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Like your hub as it has more info regarding Amazon.

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      Wendy Krick 4 years ago from Maryland

      @healthwealthmusic I'm glad I was able to help.

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      Ruth R. Martin 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      Thank you for the extra tips! I have been promoting Amazon for a while already, but without much success... hopefully that will change soon!

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      jamess 5 years ago

      there is a tool called aba, you could find great amazon affiliate products with low competition

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      Wendy Krick 5 years ago from Maryland

      Once again, thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

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      Darlene Matthews 5 years ago

      Thanks for this new look into amazon. I'm sure this will improve my numbers.

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      Goonoo Muhammad Munawwar Muazzam 5 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

      I read your tips but I wonder if ever they will work for me! Anyway, thanks for the nice tip. I'll be your follower from now on!

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      KM9999999 5 years ago from Kansas City, MO

      Good tips. I always like reading about how other pick products to promote.

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      nickupton 6 years ago from Bangkok

      Nice tips.

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks Poddys I hope my tips are able to help you out a bit.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton

      I very rarely sell anything on Amazon on Squidoo, despite having items on my lenses. On my blogs and other sites I almost never sell anything unfortunately. Your tips are very useful.

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks for the comments everyone!

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      craftdrawer 6 years ago

      I always enjoy reading about someone doing well online! Great article!

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      ChuckHuckaby 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing these tips. I know I've done better with Amazon than Adsense these first 6 weeks here... much better! And I look forward to applying these ideas to do better! Thanks.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago

      This is great information! Thanks for sharing it!

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      You are very welcome. Thanks for the comments.

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      bruceadams 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

      Thanks for all the help you have provided me over the years.

      You are a true friend.

      Bruce

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      sukkran 6 years ago

      hi, windy. this is an informative article. thanks for the useful tips.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks, Wendy. Followed you over from Squidoo. Back links work! I've been an Amazon affiliate for a while, but haven't really exploited it. I will now. Thanks.

    So as you can see, there are many ways to come up with great products to promote as an Amazon Affiliate. Here are some other Useful Hubs for Amazon Affiliates.

    How to Make Money Using the Amazon Affiliates Program

    Amazon Affiliate Program: Amazon and Hubpages

    How to Improve Your Amazon Affiliate Revenue in 2010

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        Brian Slater 6 years ago from Nottingham Uk

        Good info Wendy.

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Thanks Brian. :)

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        Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

        You are very kind in writing this hub and helping others. I, for one, will take this lesson for an example. Thank you very much.

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        Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

        Great tips. Thanks

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        wordsscriber 6 years ago from California

        I was thinking about writing a product hub but did not know where to start. Thanks

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Thank you all for the kind comments.

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        Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

        Great tips here. Thumbs up!

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Thanks Habee

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        Sophie 6 years ago from United Kingdom

        Nice hub with great tips, I think I will surely try at least 2 or 3 of them in the future!

        Best wishes

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        rawnuke 6 years ago from Tennessee

        I think finding the "best sellers" are a great way to go. Pick an industry you like, go with it.

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        Deni Edwards 6 years ago from california

        Thanks, Wendy. I'm going to try this out--my hubs are all about the free, so it is no wonder nobody buys anything. haha. Already, I have a few ideas in mind. Thanks.

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        jpwriter 6 years ago

        That last tip was just what I needed. Someone recently bought some totally unrelated (to me anyhow) things through my Amazon on InfoBarrel. I had no idea what the product even was used for until I looked it up. So, great advice.

        I'm still pretty new here. Trying to find the right groove. I find that the first 10 articles I write somewhere are usually a little wobbly.

        Thanks.

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        forlan 6 years ago

        great tips, wendy

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Thanks forlan!

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        Anaya M. Baker 6 years ago from North Carolina

        Still waiting for that first sale, sigh. But I haven't done any actual product hubs, so I'm not expecting much until I get around to that. I really liked your last tip on promoting Amazon items that have sold, but you hadn't specifically promoted. When I do start getting clicks, I will be sure to try that one! Thanks!

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Once you start writing product hubs you will start to get results. I started to see results after 20 hubs. :)

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        Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

        Thanks Wendy, Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        Your Welcome Treasuresofheaven!

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        H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

        It is good to learn a lot.

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        Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

        Hi Wendy, good news, I sold two products on Dec. 12. I just found out today when I checked my Amazon Report! You are a real encouragement. I like these tips too! Thanks.

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        That is great news Treasuresofheaven!

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        boxxies 6 years ago

        Hi Wendy,

        Just came here from your RedGage page.

        Good advice, I should follow them as I am not selling too many products on Amazon.

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        Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

        I hope it helps you out. :)

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        CJamesIII 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

        A very practical and reasonable set of guidelines. Thank you for writing this hub, it has been a great help, and a bit inspiring! :)

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        CJamesIII 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

        Very practical and reasonable guidelines. Thanks for writing this hub, also a bit inspirational! :)

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        Pat Balvanz 4 years ago from Dubuque IA

        I'm brand new to hub pages, so it was very useful to read your hub. I learned a bit more about how to go about earning money here. I look forward to more informational and inspirational posts.

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        Wendy Krick 4 years ago from Maryland

        @Pat, I'm glad you found it helpful

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