Amazon Affiliate Program Review Another Opportunity to get involved in the world of affiliate marketing on-line. Let us look into this opportunity to research how this program works. How this program pays. And more in depth look.
Amazon.com is the largest on-line retailer in the world. A fortune 500 E.commerce Business in Seattle Washington. That alone is a good reason to consider their affiliate program. It was founded in 1994 and launched in 1995. It originally sold books. Amazon.com the distinction of being the first large corporation to sell goods over the Internet.
They posted net sales in 2018 of $232.9 billion an increase of 31 percent over the net sales of $177.9 billion reported during 2017. Again another good and valid reason to want to become an affiliate partner with Amazon.
Their program calls their affiliate partners Amazon Associates so I will also refer to them as Amazon Associates for the rest of our research.
Who is Jeff Bezos the Founder of Amazon.com?
Jeff Besoz is the founder of Amazon.com. He is a graduate of Princeton University. With a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
It is said that Jeff Besoz described the culture at Amazon.com as follows. “Amazon shows growth = lower costs= better selection= all will produce a better customer experience. By the way he drew that out on a napkin.
It is estimated based on net sales from 2017 and net sales 2018 that Jeff Besoz makes $149,353 a minute. That is an unbelievable number. Wow!
Requirements to Join
In order to become an Amazon Associate you must first have a website or blogger in order to join. You can access the program information at Amazon Associates or you can scroll to the bottom of Amazon.co home page and under the column make money with us is an affiliate program click that and it will take you to their information page and sign up page.
If you have your website or blog page you can fill out profile page and become an Amazon Associate. Follow the instructions to filling out the necessary information and you’ll be assigned a link that is unique to you.
How do you make money with Amazon Associate?
You’ll be assigned a unique link that when you choose an item to promote on your website or blog page as a customer clicks on your link they will be directed to that product you link or page, If that customer purchases that item or within twenty-four hours purchases any items that are qualified you receive a % of that sale. Time period for that purchase is called a cookie and Amazon cookies your link to that customer for 24 Hours
There you a lot of confusion in the industry about the length of time. Some tutorials say 30 days, some say fifteen days, I even read someone said six days.
Amazon Associates official cookie period is at this writing 24 hours after customer clicks your link to make a purchase.
What does qualified purchase mean? Just that. Certain categories and services are exempt from the Amazon Associates pay program. One such category is Kindle Books if a customer purchases a Kindle book even if they click on an eligible item the Amazon Associate does not get paid.
Each category of merchandise is assigned a different % some up to 6%, Others 1%. If you become an Amazon Associate you have 180 days to sell your first qualified sale. I f you do not sell in that time period you are removed from the program. You can re-apply but you must show improvements in your website or blog page,
The answer is yes. Amazon Associates have on their home page access to tools. They also receive e-mails with information on a number of topics,
Their home page also gives them access to product promotion links, bounty program links, etc….
Amazon Associates have access to banners and advertising links as well as bounty links to promote Amazon services such as Amazon Prime, Music, or Prime Video…..
I believe this to be a great way if your going to be an affiliate marketer to getting started and make substantial money if promoted properly and consistently.
I invite you to ask questions or leave comments… as I do other reviews of Affiliate Marketing programs what other topics or information would you like answered?
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