Amazon Affiliate Program 2020

How to Become an Amazon Affiliate & Place Links in Wordpress

If you are a beginner in blogging, then Amazon Affiliate is the best for you because Amazon is a popular brand in the whole world and people trust on Amazon. So it is easy for you to conversion. If you have traffic on your website, you can easily make $ 1000 to $ 25000. Starting might be you will not make a single penny but if you post daily and add quality articles then after 6 months you will also start making money on Amazon Affiliate Program.

Here, I am going to show you how to apply for Amazon Affiliate Program and how to post amazon affiliate links on WordPress Step by Step way for you to go from zero to hero.

How to Apply for Amazon Affiliate Program?

Step 1: Go to amazon.com and Select your country

Its a home page of amazon.in

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Become an Affiliate”

Bottom Page of Amazon home

Step 3: Complete the Signup process

Sign-Up Image

After your login, This is the first page you are gonna go over. It’s your Account information which included Payee Name, Address, City, State & more. It’s very important that you do read all of the instructions carefully prior to actually filling out this form.

Account Information

Payee Name

Here its gonna ask you Payee Name. it means to whom should we issue the payment. So you have to add the same that is on your bank account. There are two modes of withdrawal of money from Amazon Associates account: 1) Cheque & 2) NEFT. Make sure you add it correctly.

After the Payee, you have to add Address, City, State, Postal Code, Phone number.

Who is the main contact for this account?

Here, you want to put it in the payee listed above or someone else and Simple put in their contact Name And their phone number.

For U.S. tax purposes, are you a U.S. person?

if you are a U.S. person, Select “Yes” or If you are not from U.S. then select “No”.

So fill all this information carefully and click on Next.

Website and Mobile App List

Now its gonna ask us to list of the websites and mobile apps in which you wish to use these affiliate links for so whether you have a Facebook page, twitter account, and youtube channel or your blog or some sort of mobile app make sure to embed them.

For example, I will be adding my Website link on the Box. knowledgewit.com and click on Add. Once you are done you need to make sure that you have at least one website or mobile app and you can add up to 50 websites so once you have all the links, then you want to actually go ahead and click on Next button.

Profile

What you preferred Associates Store ID?

Now this Section talks about a tracker or an ID that you will be creating, that will be associated with your account. So, you can add anything here. So you can simply put in your website or your company name it doesn’t really matter.

Your Website List or Mobile App List

You have to give a list of website that you did embed earlier with your mobile apps.

What are your websites or mobile apps about?

Here you have to add information about your Website or App. For example, Knowledge Wit is a platform where we provide the latest job information, news, Current trending & more.

Which of the following topics describes you websites or mobile apps?

Go ahead select whichever options. Select any of the categories which come on your website or Apps.

What type are your websites or mobile apps? 

So whether it’s a blog comparison or shopping niche content or niche website or other select whichever applies to you. For secondary also, check option and select accordingly.  

Next Section will talk about how you will be drive traffic in your website

How do you drive traffic to your websites?

That is applicable to your website whether its paid search, email, shopping portal, SEO, display advertising, social network, and more. Put everything select.

How do you utilize your websites and apps to generate income?

 Select your primary income source or so you could select that Amazon association is the only monetization you will be using & For Secondary, Might be going for the display advertisements.

How do you usually build links?

Content management system, HTML Editor, Manually via text editor, others. Blog editor, so mostly likely for you guys its gonna be a WordPress if you do have a blog or some sort of website.

How many total unique visitors do your websites and apps get per month?

If your websites are new and you only have few articles so you might be receiving less than 500.

What is your primary reason for joining the Amazon Associates Program?

Here, you can select to monetize my Website.

How did you hear about us? 

Three options are there, choose anyone

After that write the captcha and click on the terms and conditions and Click on “Finish”

Start using Associate Control Image

Once you done, there will be one option of entering your payment and tax information. You can do it later, and finally, you will receive Amazon Associate ID.

Amazon Affiliate Associate Network Dashboard

After click on later, you will reach on Amazon Associate Dashboard. Here you find Reports like Total Earning, Total ordered Items, Total number of Clicks, Conversion, Growth of Affiliate Account on Weekly basis, or Month or Year. Just go through it.

Now I am going to show you How to choose Product for your affiliate and how to post in WordPress…. So let’s jump into this now

In Amazon Affiliate Dashboard, Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advertising Fees” button.

Showing Advertising Fees option

After click on Advertising fees, You will find list down all the particular page niche or Categories on Amazon and commission rate for each category.

Now, You can choose the category by looking at the commission. For example, I am choosing Watches categories because the commission rate is 9% which is one of the highest commission.

Amazon Commission Rate

Go to Google and search for Amazon India Bestsellers Now, click the first link And select your category from the left side This will show you the top-selling products in that category. Choose a product which has at least 4-star rating or higher Take a look at the features and read the user reviews to get an idea about the product If you like it. Here, I have selected the Watches category.

Here I can find top Men watches selling in India. This is easily convincing to my users.

Amazon Bestsellers Page

Write an Article about the Product

First, go to the WordPress Dashboard Site you have created Click new & post Now, start writing an article about the product you’ve chosen. I’m going to write about the Best Men Watches in India 2020 sure you’ve read all the user reviews & the product features So that you can list down its pros & cons.

Best men watches in India 2020

Then add an image of Product then you write about Product description (Own word), Features, and more. Then Add the Buy button and connect with Link.

Example of Product Description

Note: This image is just an example. Please write more Description of Product.

How to Add “Buy Now” Button and how to connect with Amazon?

Click on (+) button and write buttons and click on it.

Click on Plus button

Name the Button “Buy Now” & Choose the Colour from Right hand Side.

Now, go to the product page on Amazon And Click “Text” Right-click here and copy the link address.

Amazon Affliate link

Then go to the article Click the buy now button and click edit Select link to Custom URL and paste your affiliate link Also check “Open link in a new tab” Click update and click publish to post the article Now you can see that, clicking this button, allows the user to buy the product using your affiliate link.

Important

Many people are getting their accounts banned because they are not following the Terms and Condition.

Don’t worry, I am going to show you important points of Terms and Condition and I want to make sure that your account doesn’t get banned.

1. You have to make 3 qualify sales from your Amazon Associate Accounts within 180 days of Signing up.

If you install your Amazon Associates as soon as you create your site, you are probably not going to make a sale in your first 180 days so I recommend you first make your niche website, write the content, add your article & once you getting traffic to your blog, then put on Amazon Associate Account and you will probably make your numbers.

2. Using Images from Amazon and hosting them on your own websites, it’s illegal. You are not allowing to use product images from Amazon.

3. You are absolutely prohibited from using any link shortening or a link cloaking service.

So if I have an amazon link and I use bitly to shorten it not okay because Amazon wants to be able to see the page that sent traffic and also users should know when hover over the link exactly where they are going to go.

4. You are not allowed to use your own Amazon Affiliate link or to encourage your friends or family to use them. So if you use your own affiliate link to purchase an item or your friend so that, then this is the sure-shot way to get your account banned.

5. You cannot encourage your websites to click on the affiliate link just to support the websites. This will get your account banned.

6. You have to use your link on a publicly available site.

If you have a membership site, cant affiliate link on there or you sell a course and in the password section of the site where they access their product so you cant have affiliate links there because that’s not publicly available and they want to be able to see exactly where the link is.

7. Representing yourself as representing Amazon you cannot say that you are an Amazon or lead people to believe that you.

8. This is most important that you cannot use the Amazon Affiliate link in the email. So if you have an email list and you want to include affiliate links, so you need to send them to your website and on your website there you can have the appeal at the link.

9. Likewise you cant have affiliate links in PDF or in E-books.

10. You cant list prices from amazon in your review and also you cannot post affiliate links on a website in which you do not control such as forum Website that somebody else

11. You cannot put an affiliate link in a pop-up unless that pop-up is directly related to content on your website.

12. You cannot generate links using any sort of software or robots.

13. Lastly, you cannot provide any kind of a reward or an incentive to your users to click on your links.

So if you are following all these guidelines, your account won’t get banned.

When will you get payment from Amazon?

Amazon will pay you approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month.

What is the minimum threshold to get Paid?

Rs 1000 for any transaction and Rs 2500 for cheque transactions. You have 2 models of payment: 1) Bank Account & 2) Cheque

If you are a beginner, I would like to suggest you don’t be in a hurry. Give time to your blog. Some experts are saying to make money from blogging it takes a minimum of 1 year. You have to give consistent hard work on your website. Do SEO, Social Marketing, and more to bring the traffic from your website.

Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done

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