When I first started out, I didn’t know you could do affiliate marketing for Amazon or rather I didn’t grasp you could actually make a lot of money with Amazon. My exposure was mostly to products like Clickbank. I had not clue there were entire communities full of nothing but Amazon affiliate marketers. Then I stumbled into one of these communities.
I was shocked to be honest. I mean my commissions from clickbank were at least $31.00 each. These people were working for peanuts is what I thought. I mean the most you get paid is 8% if you sell a certain volume. How could they possibly make any money. I confess I closed my mind to it for a while. That is until met Lesley.
She made over $70,000 in the 4th quarter of 2015. She is on target to make over $140,000 for the 4th quarter of 2016. That is an estimate on the low side. Craziest thing ever to me. Amazon rocks in the forth quarter! She does pretty well the rest of the year too! Enough to solely support a family of 5 (6 soon, she is pregnant).
Below is her screenshot from October of 2016. She is starting to roll. You can read her Amazon Income Report here.
Lesley is the lead instructor in our Affiliate Marketing for Amazon Masterclass.
The great thing about affiliate marketing for Amazon is that Amazon does the work for you. All you have to do is get the people there. I had someone click on a link to a book that costs less than ten bucks and check out with over $2000.00 worth of merchandise, including a pump for their swimming pool. Amazon is a powerful merchant.
So yes, you can make money affiliate marketing for Amazon, dang good money, lots of money!
If Affiliate Marketing for Amazon is so Great, Why Can’t I Make Money with it?
You would think with household name as powerful as Amazon, that people would be out there making a killing. But they are not, because they don’t know how. Seriously. They start a blog, often a product review site, write a post and put a bunch of Amazon links in it and think that’s going to cut it.
It’s doesn’t. There is a lot more to affiliate marketing for Amazon that putting up a post with little content and adding the links. I mean if you are affiliate marketing for Amazon, in a way you are competing with Amazon. We all know they dominate the first page of the search engines.
Four Things You Must Have Affiliate Marketing for Amazon
1. Keyword Research for Amazon: You have to be good at keyword research. You need to have good keywords. The most successful Amazon affiliate marketers I know are keyword savvy and go for the low hanging fruit.
2. SEO: You must know seo or search engine optimization. If you don’t know how to structure you posts from an seo perspective, you are shooting in the dark. There are details that need to go into each blog posts that get you found in the search engines. If you can’t be found, you don’t make money.
3. Good Visual Appeal: Visual appeal is a big one. Ultimately you write for your reader. Visual appeal, easy to read and strong calls to action are key here. Landing on a page that is nothing but wall to wall links isn’t enough. Content with no links is not enough. There is a perfect balance to this and it does make a difference in how long people stay on your site and your conversion rate.
4. You need to know how to convert sales on your post. Where to put the links, how to put the links and how to choose the right products that convert and are relevant to your post. If you don’t know how to write a blog post that converts sales, you won’t get very far affiliate marketing for Amazon.
If you are thinking of affiliate marketing for Amazon, you can learn how to master this. You can get help in this Masterclass with Lesley that I mentioned above and let her show you exactly what she does and how she does it. Amazon is a beast that she has already slain. Cut your learning curve to affiliate marketing with Amazon down to the bone and start earning now.
This is a screen shot from a new student to the Amazon Masterclass in 2015. She started just a few short months before. She is already seeing great results and we can only imagine what she will be making this year.
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