How do I become an affiliate for Amazon?

Even if you don’t plan on making affiliate marketing your primary source of income, having an Amazon affiliate account can help you make some extra money on the side. All you need to do is add an affiliate link to any product that you find interesting, and when people buy that product through your link, you’ll get paid a percentage of the sale price in commission. So how do you get started? Read this guide on how to become an Amazon affiliate to learn everything you need to know about creating an account and making money through affiliate marketing on Amazon.

Check this affiliate marketing guide for advanced tips.

Sign up as a seller

The first step to becoming an Amazon affiliate is signing up as a seller. By signing up, you agree to sell and ship products by any means necessary—you can choose your shipping speeds, get discounts from shipping services like ShipStation, and more. After that, it’s time to list your products. If you don’t have products of your own, visit your favorite retailers (iTunes is always a good choice!) and find items that match your niche. For example, if you want to make money selling digital products online (such as e-books), it’s easy to find electronics on sites like Best Buy or Apple; then simply create a subscription service with said items in exchange for a profit share once they sell. It’s also important to note that there are other methods of making money through Amazon besides affiliate links, such as creating physical products and using Fulfillment by Amazon. You can learn more about these options here.

Create your account

Once you’ve created your account, confirm your email address and log in. You’ll be able to access all of your stats, earnings, and so on from here. Your dashboard will also show you all current sales/orders, as well as any completed sales/orders that have been shipped out. It’s important to check your dashboard regularly to make sure orders are being fulfilled correctly. This is especially true if you have someone else fulfilling orders—you want to make sure they’re doing it right! If you notice anything off or missing, contact them immediately. If you fulfill orders yourself, it’s still a good idea to keep tabs on your dashboard (and communicate with customers) via email.

Add products you want to promote

Before you can make money from being an Amazon Affiliate, you need to first find products you want to promote. The easiest way to do that is by searching on Amazon or browsing its various product categories. You’ll notice as you browse through these product lists that some items have a small affiliate link icon next to them. When applicable, you will be able to use that link in your posts to refer users back to products they might have viewed while browsing online. This allows you to generate revenue when someone clicks on it and purchases a product. It also allows you to keep track of how many sales each post generates so that you know which ones are most successful. There are plenty of other ways to discover and promote relevant products on Amazon, but using their own search tool is one of the best ways to get started quickly. Amazon vendor central is another good option that you can try to get success on Amazon.

The process for adding new products takes just a few minutes: First, sign in to your account and click Your Account at the top right corner of any page.

Get paid commission

It’s simple to be eligible. To get paid commission, you need to first make a website with at least 300 words of original content. It’s also good to have your website hosted somewhere reputable, such as WordPress or Bluehost, and include a link back to your site from there. You can even use free platforms like Wix or Weebly in order to build up your portfolio. To add more weight behind your pitch, try including quotes from happy customers who love what you sell (just don’t use their full names). The idea is that potential consumers need to know that you can deliver on quality if they want to follow through with a purchase. You’ll also need to create a professional-looking profile page and fill out some basic information about yourself. This includes your business name, address, phone number, email address, and other contact details. If you already have an existing website for personal reasons, it’s easy enough to integrate it into your Amazon account as well. Just remember that all information must be accurate—Amazon will check! Once everything is set up correctly, it’s time to start adding products to your site using either text links or images (if possible). When someone clicks on one of these links while browsing Amazon products, they will be taken directly to that product’s listing page within their browser window without having to leave yours.

Get links from websites and blogs

When you sign up with a program, they may also provide you with free links to put on your site. These links are a powerful way to promote your business because if people click through them and buy something, you get a commission! Make sure to have disclosures, disclaimers, and contact information in place before publishing these affiliate links. If people don’t realize that you make money from recommending products or services (that aren’t always free), you could end up hurting your credibility as well as getting yourself into legal trouble. Check out FTC regulations on becoming an affiliate here. Another good practice is to include a privacy policy so visitors know how their data will be used. This way, even if someone doesn’t read your disclosure statement, they’ll at least know what kind of data you collect and how it’s used.


You must provide value to your audience and engage them through a range of strategies. You don’t need to be popular on social media or other platforms. Instead, focus on how you can improve your writing skills, create valuable content and increase your search engine optimization so that you are able to sell more items in your niche. If done right, affiliate marketing will work wonders for you and all it takes is patience, hard work, and perseverance. Be open to learning new things and never stop improving. With time, you should be rewarded handsomely as an established leader in your industry!

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