There are tons of affiliate programs on the internet and one of the most popular ones is the Amazon affiliate program. However, a lot of people are very reluctant to promote Amazon products because commission payout is a small percentage.
Yet, on the other hand there are actually many people that are earning a full time income just by promoting Amazon products.
So what are the advantages of being an Amazon affiliate? Can you actually make a lot of money with Amazon?
Amazon products are perfect to promote because they sell themselves. Most of their products are highly sought after and a lot of the customers have already decided to buy the product, they just need you to send them there!
But what about the low commission rate?
Yes Amazon does have a low commission rate but it gets a little higher as the number of sales you make increases. Ultimately if you can promote pricier products then you are very likely to earn higher commissions.
But here’s the thing… Even if you are promoting lower priced products you can still sell higher price products.
For instance, I have a website set up that promotes a diet book through Amazon. That simple book sells for around $10 and only gives me roughly 60 cents of commission per sale. So why would I sell such a low commission product?
The first sale that I made from this website was for one of those Kindle products. Even though I’m promoting a diet book in my website, someone arrived at Amazon through my affiliate link but didn’t buy the book; instead they bought this Kindle product, which gave me a much higher commission.
Very often when someone visits the Amazon website through your affiliate link, while they are there on the site they might remember something else that they had in mind to purchase. You not only earn the commission on that particular product you are promoting, you get paid commission on anything that customer browses and buys at Amazon.
There is a large variety of products to promote
There are literally thousands of products on Amazon that you can select to promote. Most of these products have very little competition making it easier to rank well in the search engines for a product that doesn’t have many affiliates promoting it.
Also because the products include descriptions, it is actually very easy for you to write about them, you can even reference the reviews to help in your content creation.
Amazon has high conversions
The conversion rate on Amazon products is quite high compared to a lot of other affiliate programs. A high conversion rate results in great commissions.
Sure not all products are big commission makers, but many Amazon products are. Selecting the right products to sell is one factor that will determine your success rate, but if you do choose the right products then you can earn a nice income with the Amazon affiliate program.