So you want to know if you can make money selling on Amazon right?
I can help you with that!
Most likely, like pretty much all of us, you shop online right?
You probably bought things from Amazon too, right again?
Great, then you will be able to follow what I am about to show you!
Amazon has great competitive prices that even surpass most retail stores including Walmart!
They also offer a great turn around shipping in most cases.
Here is the thing: Most people do not know that behind pretty much all transactions there are other parties making money besides only Amazon.
People like you and me listing our products to sell on their network and also Amazon Associates, also refer to affiliate marketers who are people that refer others to Amazon.
This is my favorite, do you know why? You don’t have to keep an inventory, so no risk involved, and no shipping and you.
Selling Amazon Products
Ok, Let’s begin, shall we?
First, you will need to find your niche, narrow down what you want to sell, branding. Once you have that out of the way, you will need to create a website. For example, I have a niche website that I created using Site Rubix Website Builder targeting sports fans.
On my sports site, I have different amazon sports products. I joined the Amazon Associates affiliate program which is completely free, and then got my affiliate link, add it to my website, and whenever people go from my website to Amazon and buys, I get paid a commission!
Now listen to this!
Let’s say that after people put an item in their cart, they decide to keep shopping on Amazon. Guess what? You will get a commission from anything else they add to their cart before they check out.
More money in your pocket! How cool is that?
That sounds good Carole but how does Amazon pay me?
Amazon offers several ways in which you can get paid as an associate:
Payment Options Domestic
Direct Deposit: Requires a $10 minimum earnings. There is no processing fee for payment via direct deposit. (US Bank ONLY)
Gift Certificate: Amazon will send an email to the email address on the account with the Gift Card Claim Code for you to redeem on any account. They will not send payment until the total amount due is at least $10. There is no processing fee for payment via gift certificate.
Check: Amazon will deduct a $15 processing fee from all checks they send you. ($100 minimum earnings for that option)
When will I get paid?
Payments are made monthly if your balance meets the minimum requirement. I choose to get paid when my affiliate earnings reach $100. They are very good about paying their Associates on time and they pay the 1st of each month.
Training = Success
Now before all that can happen, you will need to understand how to build a successful affiliate marketing business! Do you agree with me?
Yes, Carole, but can you help me with that?
First, I recommend good training. This is the foundation of any successful business.
There are many folks out there earning a full time living from Amazon alone through affiliate marketing. No products, no shipping, no inventory…just sending people from their site over to Amazon.
But before getting paid you need to understand how to build a successful affiliate marketing business, do you agree?
Yes Carole, I understand, but I have no idea where to start with that!
No worries, that is what I am here for! I do recommend that you get training but first, do you know that there are many people earning a full-time income from Amazon alone through affiliate marketing. On top of that, you have you no products, so that means no o inventory and no shipping…just sending people from your site over to Amazon.
Which brings me to this:
Besides Amazon’s Affiliate programs, there is a HUGE opportunity with other affiliate programs that you can market on your website as well by sending traffic to their site for a commission. Amazon pays 6-10%, but there are other affiliates that are willing to pay up to 75% commission per sale!!!
Here are just a few examples:
Bluehost: $65.00 for each sign-up
AWeber: 30% recurring commission
Target: up to 8% commission
The list goes on and on! So the opportunity is out there!
I have been an online affiliate marketer for over 9 years and earned money from 100’s of different companies through affiliate programs. Know that every major retailer has an affiliate program! So trust me, there are going to be plenty of programs you can promote. Amazon is definitely one of them.
OK, now back to this:
You previously agreed that to be successful you need good training so you can build a strong foundation and create a long-term very successful affiliate business right?
Here is what I recommend for you:
Educate Yourself on Being an Expert Affiliate and Watch the Sales Roll In
To be a successful affiliate of Amazon or any program for that matter, you need to have a few things:
- Good affiliate marketing training
- Access to other successful affiliates that can help you
- Website/Hosting/Good Keyword Generator Tools
There is one program that offers this complete package. I have tried many others that promise success, but they all failed me. So what if I tell you I found one that can do all of this for you and on top of that they offer a FREE starter account!
Carole, all of this sounds good, but you know the old saying “What is too good to be true normally is!”
Yes, you are absolutely right! I have been there, done that!!! I am not asking you to take my word for it, just go read my review of Wealthy Affiliate by clicking here
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As you know there are a bunch of programs out there trying to sell you on the idea of the “next big thing” in this industry, the secret on making money in 4 hours…blah, blah, blah.
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There is a proven strategy that worked back in 2009 when I started out in the affiliate marketing world and to this day, it continues to work.
It comes down to choosing something that you really enjoy, turn it into a business by creating a website, learning how to get ranked in search engines, and then making money through affiliate programs like Amazon.
You can learn all of this with Wealthy Affiliate which is completely free to get rolling.
So I hope this answers your question as to: Can I Make Money Selling On Amazon?
If you have any questions about Amazon and the associate’s program there or anything related to affiliate marketing in general, please leave your comments below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
You offered a lot of options of earning money online and they all sound like good viable options. I also like that you have tried these programs and can voiuch for them not being SCAMS. Thanks for all the info. I will borkmark this page and come back to it.
Hello Maria and thanks for your comment. There is a lot of legit ways to make money online, but there are also lots of scams so whatever I can do to help people not to fall for them is my mission!
This is really great information on earning an income with Amazon. I have not really gave this a try yet, as I am still trying to figure out how to incorporate products from Amazon onto my account. You have given me reason to get my rear in gear and figure this out. Seems simple enough!
Hi there Matts Mom! Thanks for your comment. Anything I can help you with let me know!
Thanks for this wonderful article and I can attest that making money selling on Amazon is truly possible. I’ve been doing it for 2 years and am making a full time income. I followed the WA training and now reaping the rewards. Awesome article and keep up the good work.
Hey Brandon! Thank you so much for your testimony! I really appreciate that. It is always nice to hear from successful people in the business!
I’ve been researching about making money online with Amazon. I’m still on the fence about it.
Can you shed some light on what’s the difference between being an Amazon Affiliate versus an Amazon Seller, in terms of effort, and in terms of profitability? What is your take on it?
Hi HK, Amazon as a lot of different ways to make money with them. Amazon Affiliate is a person that refer others to Amazon site. You don’t have to keep an inventory, so no risk involved, and no shipping versus an Amazon seller there is a registration process and a monthly fee to pay depending on how many items you are selling etc. In my opinion, they are both very profitable, but with Amazon Associate, you do not have any risk involved. Hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any more question.
As a small business owner, I’ve tried to carry merchandise inventory before and it is exhausting! I love the idea of promoting products that I already use and earning a commission for it. I agree, the right training is so important and I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and their training is amazing! I’m so glad you are spreading the word about them!
Hi Christina, thank you for your testimony, it is always nice to hear from successful people!
Hi. Carole ? there’s lots of ways to make money with Amazon. There are so many products you can sell to make commissions on. You can make a full time income selling on Amazon. Make sure you have enough traffic to your website before applying to their afffiliate program and then shoot for the sky!
Hi Bob, thank for stopping by! You are absolutely right. There are so many ways to make money with Amazon, the sky is the limit. You make a really good point here, it is very important to have enough traffic to a website before applying to Amazon Affiliate program otherwise if you don’t sell within 180 days they will terminate your affiliation with them.
Hi Carole. Thank you for your very Informative site. I have always wanted to start an online business. The main reason being so that I could become my own boss. I will definitely be looking into this further, I may have to click on some of your buttons. Amazon certainly sounds like the right group to go with. Jim
Hi Jim! Thanks for your comment. Yes, be my guest click away lol. Let me know if you need help
Fantastic article. I was searching the web looking to get into the online business and came across your article. I felt that they were all scams. After reading your very informative I’m convinced I can make money online and I’m going to give this program a try.
Thank you so much,
Hi David! Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate that! I know what you mean about scams! I am glad you found my site and if there is anything I can help you with, please let me know!
Thank you Carol so much for such a great post! Very useful information for us newbies who just starting affiliate marketing. Its very important that you mentioned, that its not overnight success.
Hi Alyona, thanks for your comment, I really appreciate that. Overnight success does not exist. I know a lot of people are telling you it does, but those are the people you need to run away from!