I wrote this as part of a freebie I’m working on for people interested in my upcoming product, Azon Review Blueprint. It’s a rough draft but the information is something people have been asking about so I wanted to share it with you now!
There are a lot of vendors out there you could promote and earn commissions through. Even Walmart.com has an affiliate program. There are a few reasons I, and most physical product affiliates, choose to promote Amazon products.
- The Amazon affiliate program is well known and trusted. They pay and they pay on time.
- Amazon is the biggest vendor of online goods in the world. It’s where most people already go to buy things.
- People trust Amazon. In a day where people are afraid (and rightly so) to put their credit card information into sites they don’t know, they are happy to order on Amazon. People who are still worried or don’t use credit or debit cards can buy Amazon gift cards at any local grocery store and use them to order.
- They spent money researching the best way to set up their site for the highest conversions (sales). Amazon simply converts better than a lot of other online vendors.
- Reviews are right there on the page so once they click your affiliate link they land on a page where they can read more opinions on the product. This means you only need to get them interested enough to click over, the on page reviews can seal the deal.
- Amazon offers free shipping on most products and showcases discounts to increase sales. Everyone loves a good deal!
- The business is stable. I’ve heard horror stories of people setting up entire sites to promote items from an online store only for the store to go out of business. That means they need to quickly find a new way to make money from their site. In many cases these people turn to Amazon instead.
You can sign up to promote more than one site as well. There have been products on Walmart.com that weren’t available on Amazon so I included a link to buy it from Walmart, but I’ve always had the best success focusing on Amazon.
This really sucks for people in states where you can’t promote Amazon. There are a few legal ways around it but they generally include writing on sites like Squidoo and Zujava rather than your own site.
Are you a new Amazon affiliate trying to earn money writing reviews? Where do you find yourself getting stuck? What holds you back?
If you’re interested in Azon Review Blueprint, my guide to writing engaging Amazon reviews that will convert readers to buyers, click here and sign up for the prelaunch list. You’ll get first access to the freebie I’m currently working AND get a chance at early bird pricing with the guide is released.