Amazon Affiliate Program Payout: Making Money With Amazon Associates
Amazon Affiliate Program:It is Similar to AdSense
The amazon affiliate program is not complex, but it is somewhat harder to work with than Google AdSense, another affiliate program available to many people. There are more things it asks you to fill out, and more information you will need to provide but it is still very similar. By far I can say most of my income comes from Google AdSense, but like all businesses and writing is one of them, it is not wise to put all your eggs in one basket. As you shouldn't write only on revenue sharing site you shouldn't use only one affiliate program for your income.
That is partly why I use the amazon affiliate program. This question is simple: how can you get the amazon affiliate program onto your hubpages account, but really with all of these answers there is always another question lurking in the background.
In this case, so once you have put in the correct code in the correct spot, then what should you expect in terms of money from the amazon affiliate program?
Making Money With Amazon
First, if you don't have an account with amazon or you have not ordered with amazon.com before, it is reasonably easy to get one, go to amazon.com and find "affiliate' program link. From there it will ask you a lot of questions, such as website address or what your website is about. Go to hubpages' FAQ to look up exactly what you need to type in, which is usually your profile URL.
Follow these instructions with as much care as you can mange. Like applying for Google AdSense this is a must.
Then wait for a bit, it usually takes about a week, but you should get an email confirming that your application is being processed.
From there, you will get an amazon number or ID, you place it on hubpages and then begin to insert amazon capsules that you think will help you make some money. Be advise you don't get money if you buy your own books, so you really don't need to do this. You have to get other people to buy books from your hubs.
Follow These Steps For Amazon
Now You have your amazon account code, the next step. Out it on the hubpages website, and you'll have your your money coming in... NOT SO FAST!
There are ways about Amazon. Amazon uses a performance scale when you sell your items. In other words sell more things, get more money, so if someone was to buy say 5 book you would get a certain percentage on each book. This is cumulative, so don't fear when you only really make 5 cents one month. It takes a lot of time to make money with this program if your content is considered evergreen.
Again there is something about amazon affiliate program look above for the first example, but I used keywords for this one "make money with amazon" I got how to make money getting a pilots licence. Not exactly what I wanted. After a few combinations, I put "make Money Online" and got these as choices. note that none of them are about Amazon, so It does take a bit of time to get the strategy right. However, this is choosing keywords, and not going directly to Amazon to get actual books.
In fact I doubt most people would have gone through six different combinations before giving up. Now this was simply using theamazon capsule and hitting search using keywords... So a bit of SEO Amazon style. This is a business so I thought like one.
Now if you look above, this is more like what I had envisioned. Remember I said that before using keywords I didn't get what i was looking for?
I went and did a bit of organic searching on amazon.com. There I simply typed in make money online using amazon.com. There I got nearly 100,00 search results. I decided to put ten up, in fact the ten which theyrecommended and also suggested as sets. I used the hubpages capsule and went to add a specific product.
So, how long did this take? About 20 minutes give or take. How long did the other method take about 10 minutes before i stopped. I might have found these books after a while, but the point is that it would have taken way too much time to do this.
I added the Kindle simply because two of the products are kindle e-books. Why e-books?
well, see most people will buy books or e-books i gave people choice. Choice is important when it comes to amazon and making money in this business. It is hard enough to get people to "See" the amazon books or products so make it worth their time to get them if they need them.
Again this is good business practice. Like Google AdSense, amazon truly needs to be optimized for you site. People will not buy say, socks if your hub is one writing. Have products which people might need.
So how long does it take to make money on amazon? Ah, that is a good question, If I lived in the US, I could say that yes I would have had a payout from amazon by now, but I don't.
See, in the US the level of payout is 10 dollars, now how long that takes is really up to you. If your products are focused and you follow the terms of service amazon gives, yes you can make money very quickly.
If you don't and have poor choices for products it will take a lot of time to make money with amazon. I have been here for 7 months and have not had a payout for amazon as yet, since the payout threshold for amazon outside the US is $100.00.
I feel I can succeed soon with amazon for three reasons:
1) I do keyword research on my amazon capsules in other words I go to amazon.com and type in some search I think others might try to look for.
2) I do link hubs, and I am now keeping my product amazon capsules to a minimum with the better selling products left there, as I have looked over my products sold in the last quarter or month and also over the year.
3) I pay attention with what my percentages are, for the first seven products you will only get four percent of the product total, which might mean ten cents, but after seven products sold this number increases. So you will need to focus on getting a lot of traffic to your websites to get the sort of buys you want. Please note that a click on a product link is not a buy rather it is more like the search engines.
This means you must consider click through rates when choising products. If you know one products sells best for you then you will need to focus on that product more. A personal recommendation is valued, but if it is a book, for example, you must have at least read some of the reviews of this product.
I think I can Make Money on Amazon...
The Amazon Affiliate program is like Google AdSense: linking outside of hubpages right away is a must, go to social networking sites, and to your blogs and link your hub there as soon as you publish your hub.
Like Google AdSense, you need to have the right keywords ( in this case specific products) to make money.
Like Google AdSense, momentum builds, and amazon has as many tips out there as google, but you need to find them, and work at it and that takes time and a bit of luck.
So, you will see success in amazon, but use recommendations from books you have read, and also learn about the ways to get good products on your hub. Most of all....
Link your hubs as soon as possible to outside sites.
To your success with amazon.