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Everyone loves Amazon

You know the scenario because we’ve all been there.  You dash into Target real quick to pick up something for the house and you run into one of your mom friends.  You notice that she is wearing some really cute boots.   “Oooh!  Those boots are cute!  Where did you get them?” you say.  Your friend quickly replies, “Amazon!  And they were ridiculously cheap!  I’ll text you the link when I get home.”

Or how about this one…

It’s Friday and your child needs something for a school project that’s due Monday.  You can’t find anything in the stores.  Where do you look?  Amazon!  They’ve got what you need and it will be delivered on your doorstep by Saturday night.  Welcome to the wonderful Amazon world we live in.  Everyone uses amazon.  You can’t beat the next day or weekend deliveries.  How would I live without my Amazon Prime?  

Amazon is the most valuable company in the world.  It is worth $702 BILLION!!!  Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest man in the world.  He is worth $119 billion!!  Now that is just crazy to me.  I can’t even wrap my head around that number.   I don’t need that much money but the beauty of Amazon is that it offers bloggers like us the ability to get a share of their fortune through affiliate marketing.  How can you get in on this?  Keep reading!

If you promote Amazon products to your audience, and someone buys that product or service you are promoting  then Amazon will give you a cut of the profits.  Easy money, right?  Affiliate marketing is amazing because it is a type of passive income and requires little to no work on your part.  Amazon has an amazing affiliate marketing program and if you’re trying to make money blogging, you definitely need to sign up.  

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Here are 5 Reasons why you should become an amazon affiliate today.

1. You get 10% of the total purchase.  

This is a good one and shows how generous Amazon is to its affiliates.  Amazon gives its affiliates 10% of all the products their customers buy per session.   Let me break this down so you can really understand that they’re just giving away money.  Let’s say you blog about about home decor and tell your readers about a decorative pillow you really like.  You give the readers your amazon affiliate link so they can buy the pillow off Amazon if they like it too.  Let’s say one reader Suzie, clicks on your affiliate link and buys the pillow.  But while Suzie is on Amazon she also remembers that she needs to buy a laptop.  So she buys that too.  Well, amazon will give you 10% of the total price of the pillow AND the laptop!   Thanks, Suzie!

2. It’s an awesome passive income stream

Passive income is what I call Michael Jackson money.  Michael Jackson created the album “Thriller” decades ago.  However, he is still getting paid, over and over, for that recording.  The work of creating the album was done once, but his estate and children are getting paid over and over again for it.  Michael Jackson is making passive income from his music recordings.  This is the true definition of worker smarter not harder.  

What we as bloggers want to stay away from is trading dollars for hours.  Think about a regular job where you work 40 hours a week and get paid an hourly rate.  There is a cap to your income because you can only work a certain amount of hours and there are only 24 hours in a day.  And if you don’t work, you don’t get paid.

In order to achieve greater income levels, you must harness the power of passive income and work to implement those types of income strategies to your blog and business.  Becoming an Amazon affiliate is a great way to add passive income to your blog.  

3. It’s Great for bloggers who are just starting out

The number one question I get asked is how to make money blogging.  Everyone wants to make money blogging but a lot of people are clueless about where to start.  They know they should start a blog but should they create a product or a course?  Sell services?  Well if you are just starting out from scratch, I always recommend becoming an Amazon affiliate as a way to start earning income.  

Because in all honestly, if you are new to blogging, I don’t think you should start creating a whole bunch of products and services.  I believe that it takes a while before you can figure out what products and services to offer to your audience.  And that’s okay because by becoming an Amazon affiliate you can pick from hundreds of millions of products to offer to your readers.  

4. People Trust Amazon

Amazon is the most popular retailer in the world!  Everybody is on Amazon. I shop on Amazon.  Your readers shop on Amazon and so do you.   There is a popular saying in the business world.  It says “Go where your customers are”.  And if your readers or potential customers are on buying on Amazon, then you need to sell on Amazon.  It’s just that simple.

5. It’s Easy to Start

The process to sign up and become an Amazon affiliate is super simple.  Here are the steps.

  1. Go to the Amazon Associate web page –
  2. Click the yellow “Join Now for Free” button.  It will prompt you to log in if you haven’t done so already.
  3. Enter your account information (name, address and phone number)
  4. Go through the 5 step process where you set up your profile and verify your identity
  5. Once your application is complete, you can immediately begin searching for products and start putting affiliate links on your blog.  

So as you can see, it’s a super simple process to become an Amazon affiliate and start selling their products on your blog.  But if you haven’t started your blog, get set up today so you can start referring your readers to the products you recommend on Amazon and get your cut of the profit.   I have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress blog  in about 20 minutes.  And for a limited time, you can get web hosting service from Blue Host for as low as $3.95 a month, which is ridiculously cheap.  As an added bonus, you’ll get a free domain name ($15 value) through my Blue Host link if you purchase at least one year of web hosting service.   

By the way, using Amazon to make money is just one way to make affiliate income.  For more amazing tips and tricks on how to bring in more affiliate income, check out the course by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner called “Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing”.  Michelle is a  popular financial blogger who makes over $50,000 each month in affiliate income.  Yes, you read that correctly.   Imagine making over $50,000 each month in affiliate income.  Last year, Michelle made over $1.5 million in affiliate income.  Michelle has truly mastered the art of affiliate marketing and literally makes money while she sleeps!  She has taught over 3,000 students in this course which I personally have taken and highly recommend.  Click HERE to enroll in this course today.

As a mommy of 3 great girls – including a set of twins – I’m always busy.  I’ve got housework to do, laundry to fold and endless errands to run.  So when it comes to the limited time that I have to work on my blog and business, I’m all about working smarter not harder.  And as I’ve shared in this blog post, I have found that using Amazon for affiliate marketing can bring in money to my household with little to work on my part.  There’s no need to reinvent the wheel or think that selling online is a daunting task.  Just refer your blog readers to the Amazon products that you use and love. Then watch the cash roll in.  And since everyone uses Amazon, it’s really a no-brainer.  If you want learn more about affiliate marketing, sign up for Michelle’s course.  But the most important thing you should do is sign up as an Amazon affiliate TODAY and begin using affiliate marketing on your blog as soon as possible.  You’ll be glad that you did.

And don’t forget leave me a comment letting me know if you are interested in making money blogging.

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