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.
So Amazon knows that you sent them customers, you use affiliate links on your website. Affiliate links contain unique codes.
In my post, I show you how to create an Amazon affiliate link and use them on your blog posts, step by step.
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.
To start, go to the Amazon Associates website, select your country and join. It’s free.
Step Two – Sign In To Your Amazon Affiliate Account.
To gain access to the Amazon affiliate program link generator, you must sign in to your account. The link generator is called the SiteStripe.
Go to the Amazon affiliate login page and select ‘Sign In’.
Next, enter your email and password.
Step Three – Select Products To Promote From Amazon
Next, go to Amazon and select a product or products you want to promote on your website.
Commission rates on Amazon are low. I recommend you find products that cost at least $50.
The ‘Petcube’ in the pet category is $199 and has a high review score.
Click on the product you want to promote.
Step Four – Create An Amazon Affiliate Link
Amazon affiliates use the Amazon Associates SiteStripe to generate links. The SiteStripe is at the top of the screen when on Amazon. You must sign in to your affiliate account, too.
To create an Amazon affiliate link for a product, click on ‘Text’ on the SiteStripe. Amazon generates links with your unique affiliate code.
Copy the highlighted link.
Step Five -Add Amazon Affiliate Links To Your WordPress Blog Post
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 you select the option to ‘Open in a new tab’. Opening Amazon in a new browser tab ensures your visitor can return to your website.
After you paste your code, the text colour changes. A popup shows the link destination.
Now you have created and embedded an Amazon affiliate link. Each time your visitors click on this link, Amazon tracks purchases and pays a commission.
How To Create An Amazon Affiliate Link Video Tutorial
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 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 generated link and paste the link over text on your blog content.
I recommend you enable 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.
You can also get product images for your blog from the Amazon SiteStripe. For a guide on how to get product images for your website, check out my ‘Can I use Amazon images on my website?‘ post.
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.