How to create an Amazon affiliate link

Joining the Amazon affiliate program is a great way to make money from your website. The affiliate program is free to join, promote as many products as you want. All you need is to get an Amazon affiliate link from Amazon that has your unique affiliate code.

My guide shows you step by step how to get an Amazon affiliate link for your blog. Each link has your unique affiliate code. Amazon can identify the source of the visitor. If they make a purchase using your link, you get a commission on everything they buy, not just the item you promoted on your website.

How to get an Amazon affiliate link quick guide

Sign in to your affiliate account to get access to the Amazon site stripe. Find a product on Amazon you want to promote, click on ‘Text’ on the site stripe. Copy the generated HTML code and paste that code into your website post. Now you have a link in your blog post with your unique affiliate code.

Let’s get a link step by step

Have you signed up for the Amazon affiliate program yet?

Before you can start earning from Amazon, you have to join their free affiliate program. Amazon has affiliate programs in many countries. Join the Amazon affiliate program or programs for the countries you are targeting with your website.

For example, my website has visitors from the USA, UK, and Canada. Therefore I joined the Amazon affiliate program for those three countries.

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

If you would like to sign up, check out my post, ‘how to become an Amazon affiliate.’ I walk you through the process of signing up for the Amazon affiliate program in the USA.

To sign up now, head over to the Amazon associates website, select your country and join, it’s free.

How to get an Amazon affiliate link step by step

Step one – Sign in to your Amazon affiliate account.

You get your affiliate links from the Amazon Site Stripe, which is only available to affiliate members. To gain access to the Site Stripe, sign in to your account.

Amazon affiliate login page

Step two – Find a product to promote on Amazon.

Head over to Amazon to search for a product to promote. As an example, I am going to look for something for pets. You can search for products using the search feature, or you can view by category.

Select a product to promote on Amazon

In 2020, Amazon reduced their commission rates on multiple categories. Therefore, you should review the rates for the products you wish to promote. A bonus with Amazon is they give you a commission on everything the visitor purchases, not just the product you are promoting.

Amazon is also a famous brand that does an excellent job of selling. If you can get your visitors to go to Amazon using one of your affiliate links, you have a great chance to make money with your blog.

For my example, I am going to select a product for cats.

Cat category on Amazon

In the cat category, there are many excellent items.

The ‘Petcube’ is $199 and has a high review score.

Select a product from Amazon

Select the product to get more details.

Product information

Step three – Get an Amazon affiliate link from the Site Stripe.

When logged in to your affiliate account, the Site Stripe appears at the top of your screen.

Amazon Site Stripe

To get an Amazon affiliate for a product, click on ‘Text’ on the Site Stripe. Amazon generates HTML code with your affiliate ID for you.

Generated link

Copy this HTML text and return to your blog post.

Step four -Add your Amazon affiliate link to your WordPress blog.

You have written an excellent post recommending products from Amazon. Now it’s time to add your affiliate links.

To add your Amazon affiliate link, highlight the text in your blog post, and paste.

Highlight your content text and paste

After you paste your code, the text colour changes and a small popup shows the link URL destination. When a visitor clicks on this affiliate link, they go to the product page on Amazon. If they make a purchase, you get a commission.

When adding affiliate links to your post, make it clear to your visitor that they are going to Amazon, not to another page on your website.

How to get an Amazon affiliate link video tutorial


Now you can get an Amazon affiliate link from the Site Stripe and add it to your blog content.

Amazon’s Site Stripe makes it easy for affiliates to create unique links for posts. Amazon is very good at converting shoppers into buyers, try to get your visitor to Amazon as quickly as you can and let Amazon do the upselling for you.

If you are searching for products to promote but don’t see the Site Stripe, then you need to sign in to your account. Open a new tab, sign in to your account and then refresh the product page.

Amazon does offer low commission rates, but their conversions are excellent. Having high commissions are better, but if they don’t convert, then they aren’t going to make you any money.

You can also get product images for your blog from the Amazon Site Stripe. For a guide on how to get product images, check out my ‘Can I use Amazon images on my website?‘ post.

Before you head over to Amazon to get your affiliate links, would you kindly spare one minute to leave me a comment? Did my tutorial help you? Would you like me to do another tutorial about the Amazon affiliate program? I appreciate your feedback.

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