How To Create Amazon Affiliate Links – Beginner’s Guide

The Amazon affiliate program is an excellent way to make money from your website.

The affiliate program is free to join, and you can promote any product from Amazon. Each time a visitor from your website goes to Amazon and makes a qualifying purchase, you earn a commission.

Amazon knows that you sent them customers because of the code in your affiliate links.

It is essential you create affiliate links the right way.

In my post, I show you how to create an Amazon affiliate link and use them on your blog posts step by step.

Let’s start.

Create Amazon Affiliate Links

Step One- Sign Up For The Amazon Affiliate Program

Before you can start earning from Amazon, you have to join their free affiliate program.

Amazon has affiliate programs available in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, China, Italy, Spain, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.

You can join as many affiliate programs as you want. The most popular program is the one in the USA.

Check out my ‘How To Become An Amazon Affiliate‘ post. I show the process of signing up for the Amazon affiliate program in the USA.

Go to the Amazon Associates website, select your country and join. It’s free.

Step Two – Sign In To Your Amazon Affiliate Account

You must sign in to your account to access the Amazon affiliate program link generator. The link generator is called the SiteStripe.

Go to the Amazon affiliate login page and Sign In.

Sign in

Enter your email and password.

Amazon affiliate login page

Step Three – Select Products To Promote

Next, go to Amazon and select a product or products you want to promote on your website.

Select a product to promote on Amazon

Commission rates on Amazon are low. I recommend finding products that cost at least $50.

Select a product to promote on Amazon

The Petcube in the pet category is $199 and has a high review score.

Select a product from Amazon

Click on the product you want to promote.

Product information

Step Four – Create An Amazon Affiliate Link

Amazon affiliates use the Amazon Associate’s SiteStripe to generate links.

The SiteStripe is at the top of the screen when on Amazon.

Amazon Site Stripe

To create an Amazon affiliate link for a product, click Text on the SiteStripe.

Amazon generates links with your unique affiliate code.

Copy the highlighted link.

Generated link

Step Five -Add Amazon Affiliate Links To Your WordPress

To create a clickable link in your blog post that sends visitors to Amazon, highlight text within your content.

Once highlighted, right-click on your mouse and select Paste.

I recommend selecting the option to Open in a new tab. Opening Amazon in a new browser tab ensures your visitor can return to your website.

Open in new tab

After you paste your code, the text color changes. A popup shows the link destination.

Now you have created and embedded an Amazon affiliate link. Each time visitors click this link, Amazon tracks purchases and pay a commission.

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Amazon Affiliate Links Information

How Do Amazon Affiliate Links Work?

How does Amazon know you when you send them customers? Visit my How Do Amazon Affiliate Links Work? post to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Link Not Working?

How do you check your affiliate link? Visit my Why Is My Affiliate Link Not Working? article to learn them.

How To Use Amazon Product Images

Images on the internet are copyrighted. To ensure you are using images legally, visit my How To Use Amazon Product Images article.

What Is The Amazon SiteStripe?

Visit my What Is The Amazon Link Generator? article to learn more.

How Long Do Amazon Affiliate Links Last?

When you send a customer to Amazon, how long does Amazon track their purchases? Read my How Long Do Affiliate Links Last? article to find out.


Amazon affiliate members get access to an affiliate link generator. The generator is a toolbar called the Amazon SiteStripe.

The SiteStripe is at the top of the pages you visit on Amazon. To see the SiteStripe, you must be an Amazon affiliate member and sign in to your account.

To create an Amazon affiliate link, go to a page on Amazon and click on the Text link on the SiteStripe. Copy the link and paste it over text on your blog content.

I recommend enabling the Open in a new tab option so that your visitors still have your blog open on their browser.

Each time a visitor to your blog clicks on one of your affiliate links, they go to the product page on Amazon.

Amazon tracks purchases and pays you a commission on qualifying sales.

Do you have any questions about creating an Amazon affiliate link? Leave your question in the comments section below. I check for questions every day.