Check out this step by step easy tutorial on How to become an Amazon affiliate in India. If you have a blog and you write reviews for any products then you must get started with Amazon affiliate marketing today. In this blog I have tried to answer all questions related to Amazon affiliate marketing so this can be your complete guide 🙂
There are multiple ways of making money from your blog and getting started with Amazon affiliate is one of them. But I don’t see many bloggers I know taking advantage of Amazon affiliate marketing.
So lets get started with some basic questions before we talk about the actual process of how to apply for Amazon affiliate in India. This is what we are going to discuss today
What is Amazon affiliate marketing?
So the first step to get started is becoming an Amazon associate. Once you are an Amazon associate you can create special links. These special links are called affiliate links. So if anyone buys any products from Amazon by entering through your affiliate link (it could be a product you created a link for or anything else in the cart) you get paid a commission or referral fees.
Is the Amazon affiliate program Free?
Yes it is. It is free to join and easy to use.
How much can an Amazon affiliate earn in India
There is no limit to how much money you can earn from Amazon affiliate. You can make as low as Rs 1 or as high as you want – – mainly you need some traffic and engaged following.
If you get even 100 views and 50% of that converts into sales. I think you can earn good commissions.
Honestly I only started earning money from Amazon affiliate after I applied strategies in an ebook from Jennifer. I truly truly love her for that. You can check out her ebook here and get it. Its worth the investment (in my humble opinion -its awesome)
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Does Amazon affiliate pay for clicks
No. Amazon does not pay for clicks.
It pays if anyone buys products after reaching Amazon via your affiliate links. It may or may not be the same product. So if someone clicks your affiliate links and buys different product (during the cookie period) you still get paid a commission.
Can I use my own Amazon affiliate link?
No. you can not use your affiliate link to buy products.
How can you earn money from Amazon affiliate?
When we as bloggers write about any product we use and recommend to our readers, we can add an Amazon affiliate link to the product.
That way we recommend the product we like and if anyone buys it using our link we can get paid a small commission or referral fees from Amazon.
Since Amazon has a great variety of products and is a trusted site it’s an easy way to earn a regular income for bloggers.
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What percentage of commission does Amazon pay its affiliates?
Since this blog is about Amazon affiliate India. I will be talking more about that. The rates and commission below are from Amazon site so that is the best place to check but here are the rates and commission as of today.
When do I get paid by Amazon?
This is directly from Amazon’s site –
“We will pay you advertising fees on a monthly basis for Qualifying Purchases shipped, streamed, or downloaded (as applicable) in a given month, subject to any applicable withholding or deduction described below. We will pay you approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month, but we may accrue and withhold advertising fees until the total amount due to you is at least INR1000 in case of NEFT transfers. “
What is the minimum amount I need to have to get paid by Amazon?
Rs 1000. So you need to have Rs 1000 as referral fees accrued.
So every month if you earn less than Rs 1000 then the amount gets added up every month and the month you have Rs 1000 in our account. you will get paid by Amazon.
How does Amazon Pay?
For Amazon India, you can set up your Bank account as payment method and can get paid by Amazon via NEFT in your bank account.
Is Amazon affiliate good for us when we don’t have traffic to our site?
If your readers trust you and you have engaged following. If your readers are likely to make purchase via your affiliate link – then Yes Amazon affiliate marketing is good for you even if you don’t have much traffic on your site.
By the way you can also share Amazon affiliate links on your social media channels. Do remember to mention in that your application as well.
Mainly Amazon needs sales in first three months otherwise the application would be cancelled but you can apply again
Should I become Amazon affiliate for India or Amazon.com ?
It depends on where are your readers from. If you get traffic and most of your readers are from India start with Amazon India affiliate program.
You can become affiliate for multiple countries simultaneously if you have traffic from those countries 🙂
Can I become an Amazon affiliate without a website
Yes. You can become an amazon affiliate via the website. Nowadays Amazon also has an Amazon influencer program you can even apply for that.
Do you have to pay for becoming an Amazon affiliate
No. You do not need to pay to become an Amazon affiliate.
How do you become an Amazon affiliate in India?
So now we have answered most of the Amazon affiliate related questions lets start with how to become an Amazon affiliate in India. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask in comments below and I would love to answer.
- Set up your self hosted blog
- Go to Amazon affiliate site. Click on ‘Join Now for Free’. You have Amazon affiliate sites for many countries. In this article I am covering Amazon affiliate India. But the process is similar for most of them.
- Create account (with your email id and password)
- Fill in your account information (Name, address, phone number and more details)
- Enter your website and mobile app list details (also add social media details here)
- Fill in your profile details. Thees are details about your website, how do you drive traffic, what are the ways you monetize it, how much traffic do you get and so on
- Start using Amazon Associates . Set up your payment information to recieve money (PAN, organization type, Bank details)
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How to Become an Amazon affiliate in India and earn money online – Step by step Video tutorial
Step By Step pics on How to become an Amazon affiliate?
Step 1 – Set up your self hosted blog. In case if you need any help with this you can contact me and I can help you. If you want to do it yourself start here. – How to set up a self hosted blog using Siteground
Step 2 – Go to Amazon affiliate site. Click on ‘Join Now for Free’
Step 3 – Create account (with your email id and password)
Step 4 – Fill in your account information (Name, address, phone number and more details)
Step 5 – Enter your website and mobile app list details (also add social media details here)
Step 6 – Fill in your profile details. These are details about your website, how do you drive traffic, what are the ways you monetize it, how much traffic do you get and so on
Step 7 – Start using Amazon Associates . Set up your payment information to receive money (PAN, organization type, Bank details)
The below is how your dashboard looks like.
To set up your payment information, click on Payment information and then enter you PAN, bank account details and whether you are a US or non US person.
Well that is it really. Now you have an amazon affiliate account.
How to add Amazon affiliate links in your blog
I get traffic from India as well as US (and other countries) – which amazon link should I put
Okay what I do is check my Google analytics – and see where the traffic is coming from. If its from India I use India links if it is from US I use Amazon.com links (For Amazon.com you can also take advantage on one links – unfortunately that does not include India yet)
You can use both as well – just by hyperlinking or using ads. But honestly putting ads have not helped me get conversions.
Do I need traffic to get Amazon affiliate
Yes you do need a little bit of traffic for everything. But you don’t need crazy amount of traffic to get started with affiliate marketing. You need GOOD content and ENGAGED following
Hope you liked this tutorial on Amazon affiliate Marketing and are going to apply for Amazon affiliate.
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