Have You Tried Amazon Affiliates?
Amazon has a program called Amazon Associates. This program allows anyone to link to Amazon products. When a visitor clicks this link and buys something on Amazon, you get a commission.
How much is the commission?
Around 3%. This is not a lot when you compare it to other affiliate programs.
Why would I use Amazon for such a low commission?
Amazon is a major marketplace that people already trust. Most people I know have an Amazon account and feel confident when purchasing from the site. The idea of making a 3% commission on Donald Trump toilet paper doesn’t seem appealing on the surface.
However, if there is enough traffic coming to a site with the intention to buy, this can generate a lot of clicks. Additionally, the commission connection is not limited to one specific product. Once a visitor clicks through you are eligible for commissions on any other products they add to that purchase. That is where things get interesting.
I’ve seen a number of plugins developed to help make the amazon affiliate workflow even easier. Some those include
- EasyAzon Pro [Premium]- helps create amazon affiliate links for you.
- Amazon Affiliate Link Globalizer – another linking plugin that will send your visitor to their appropriate store when they click.
- Woo commerce Ad-ons – too many to mention. Basically add an amazon product to your store and send people to purchase on amazon.
One thing I am still investigating
How about you?
Have you been looking into the Amazon Affiliate program? What’s been your experience so far?