how to make money on Amazon

How To Make Money on Amazon Affiliate Program

Many people with whom I have constant contact ask me about the ways in which I earn a living online, In general, I find it a bit complicated to explain why many people want an explanation of 20 words and that is far from being that way, because of that, I have decided to create a Megatutorial in which I explain in detail how to make money on Amazon and thanks to the Amazon affiliate program.

At the outset it is in just one of the different ways to make money selling on amazon, in reality, there are many but, this is one of the ways in which anyone without much knowledge of SEO, web pages or anything like that, you could start and make 1000 dollars fast while learning SEO and scaling this business model. If you do not understand what an affiliate program is,

Read the complete article below.

What Is The Amazon Affiliate Program?

Amazon works like most affiliate programs, once you have completed the registration, you can create links to take users to an Amazon page and if the person ends up buying, you take the commission corresponding to the product (I’ll tell you about this commission). The first thing you need to know is that the person must end up buying within 24 hours of clicking your link so that you can add the commission if 24 hours and a second have passed you already scrubbed an Amazon whore. 

This means that you will have to get very qualified traffic to be able to finalize the sale, that is, you must find users who are already with the card in hand to buy a product. The difficult thing here is to find those people who somehow demonstrate an interest in buying a product x, with SEO we can achieve this because we can attack keywords of the transactional type, that is, we will try to position ourselves for searches in which the user show some interest in the product we are promoting, such as buying cheap mobiles, buying garden lamps, the best gaming monitors, etc.

How To Make Money On Amazon with Micro niche

Micro niche site

This is by far the most important point on how to make money on Amazon with Micro niche to guarantee success with any micro-niche you undertake, I prefer to devote as much time as possible to this process before starting with the rest of the actions.

It even happened to me that after getting a “good micro-niche” and buying the domain, I came across another one that I see more potential or see less competition and end up discarding the first domain to work on the second one I found.

Maybe you think it is a waste of a domain but from my point of view, I am losing 10 dollars to save me then maybe 5-6 reviews with what the total savings would be about 100 dollars if I get them economically.

Monetization is the first thing I consider

I am talking about a planned process, if it is something that I have not encountered by chance (which usually happens), what I decide first is what type of project I will work, or rather: how I will monetize the niche.

In recent months I have tried to get away from Adsense, but it is more because of a personal decision and in the same way I consider that a person who has just started in this world and wants to work with a micro-niche, the healthiest thing would be to bet on a niche of affiliates. This is a personal opinion and I rely on the fact that working with affiliates with few visits can earn a decent amount of money (if you know how to choose),

instead of with AdSense (in most cases) you will need many more visits … And visits are what it takes to get a person who has just begun. Where I see Adsense’s advantage over affiliates, it is when you work in content niches where you will be supported by social networks, where you can get faster visits but being less qualified, for affiliates they are not usually very profitable.

So, in short, if you want to start an SEO-based project and you don’t get the subject much,
it’s best to start with an affiliate niche and that’s what I’ll focus on the rest of this content and do everything specifically with Amazon affiliates.

The Amazon affiliate program commissions.

Amazon pays commissions based on the category of the product that people end up buying and I place special emphasis on this because in my experience,

for example, I have been promoting mobiles and people end up buying anything and that is a point in favor that You have when working with Amazon, they have very well measured the behavior of their users and have a brutal conversion percentage.

This means that if you promote suitcases whose commission is 10% and you end up selling a lens for a reflex camera, you will be paid the commission corresponding to the category of the lens (electronic 3.5%).

As you can see, the difference is notable between one category and another, so it is definitely a thing that you should value.

Here is the complete list of commissions by categories:

I have put the Amazon US because they are different in one country and another and at least I usually work with Amazon.com, but you can work with the version of the country that suits your audience. 

For example, if you work with a Mexican public, you work with amazon.com.mx, if you work with a Spain public or audience that buys in the version of Amazon, then you work with Amazon.es.

Very important: you must create an affiliate account in each version if you work in more than one and you must pay attention to the payment method because for example in Mexico, you can only charge if you have a bank account in Mexico and this can already be a limitation.

What are the best products to promote?

The products directly determine the theme of the micro-niche and therefore determine the difficulty of positioning the niche, that is, if the product is a topic that there are many websites talking about, that link building or have a lot of accumulated authority, then it will be very difficult to position. On the other hand, if there are keywords related to the product that have Google searches and in the first search results, micro-niche websites appear,

we can analyze the level of on-page optimization that this website has and the link building that they have done to determine if we can do a better job than them and end up beating them on Google.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Look for products that may not seem so common: this is the reason why I do not recommend the products of the video in the video (mobile phones, tablets and the like is already too trite and covered by websites with a lot of authority).
  • Do not be guided solely by the number of searches for a particular keyword, look for variants and synonyms, usually if you position yourself well for a keyword,
    you will also position yourself for its synonyms. You must also assess how much each sale can give you in commission, it’s not the same as to sell a product that gives you 0.5 dollars of commission than one that gives you 5.
  • If the tools are your excuse the reason why you don’t start right now, you have alternatives (both to see the backlinks that point to a website); the google keyword planner ads and Ubersuggest  (works in a similar way to kwfinder), both free.
  • Finding products to create a slightly more generic website, for example, you could search for different types of lamps and create a website of the type: all lamps. com and create it a page for each type of lamp. In this way, you could work with several products that although they give less profitability on their own, by adding you already generate an acceptable amount of money each month.

I already have the product And now?

Once you have chosen the product, or the base products to promote them, you must choose the domain with which you will create the web, something in which you do not have to break the coconut much since the idea of ​​having a micro-niche totally disagrees to create a brand blog and such, the best bet you can make is to choose an EMD (Exact Match Domain) that in the case of the micro-niche.

To check availability you can use Godaddy.com that during this contest is offering a 50% discount coupon in .com domains. .net and .org using the coupon code during the purchase process.

  • Here I want to make a  parenthesis:  I have seen many people who seem to have the habit of creating many small sites that could be within the same theme, to me that seems a complete absurdity for many reasons:
  • The first one has to do with the issue of expenses: creating 20 websites to promote hand tools (for example), involves buying 20 domains every year and a considerable increase in the initial investment (about $ 300) if you buy an only domain of the type: Topher Tools.com, you will only need 1 domain and on the other hand, there is the issue of link building, whether you want to position “barefoot” as we say here, creating links on your own looking for forums and any place where you can leave links or you want to buy reviews, you will have to invest more time and money, with a single domain I am sure that the results will be better.
  • Another reason has to do with scalability: the only way you can scale this type of project is to create more, which means more entanglement with the management and we return to the previous point, instead of having a single theme, you can scale it simply by adding one more page to the website and surely by the authority of the domain.

In addition, nothing better than having everything in the same project where you can monitor everything at a single glance.

So? EMD or thematic domain?

If you are starting and it is your first website with SEO as a base, I do not doubt that possibly the best option is to create a micro-niche. 

First, because it is possible for you to earn money faster with it and that will give you a touch of motivation to continue working; second because it means less SEO knowledge, that if you do not have a hint of idea you can embark on a brand website and third because you will not need to work too hard to make it work, especially on the subject of the content that is key. It is certainly a cheaper way to try your luck and when I say economical I mean time and/or money.

However, if you are not in a hurry, if time is not a problem for you because you dedicate yourself to something else and see this as a future investment, you can opt for a thematic domain, applying the same principles and a bit of logic, you can move forward with it without problems, that if … you must make sure that in the subject you will cover a series of feasible micro niches.

What have I chosen for my website?

For the project that I will show live, I have chosen the microwave niche, a niche whose competence is not very small, but it is a bit broader and will help me explain some things that have to do with information architecture, something that many people make mistakes in their micro-niche sites.

The exact domain that I have chosen is the domain microwaveweb.com and I opted for it for different reasons:

The first is because it is a domain that had already been registered by another person and that could mean an advantage at times, although if I tell you that it does not usually happen that there is a domain available with these characteristics, in my case it is the first time that it happens. I say that sometimes it can mean an advantage because on many occasions no, I’ll tell you something else about it. 

By having a domain with some seniority, Google will not treat it as it usually treats new domains, so I will be able to work with link building more calmly and surely that when publishing, it will already start to appear in the search results in a short time, although I’m almost sure it won’t be anything from the other world.

The second reason why I decided to choose this domain was that I saw that the person who had bought this domain before, had also bought some reviews on technology websites.

It is very important to look at the type of incoming links to the domain if I am buying a domain that has been used before by another person because if it is a domain that has been bombarded with spam links, it is not worth it. The last thing I checked is that Google still has the domain indexed, you can easily see this by doing a search with the «site:» command, in my case: «site:howcrew.com».

In case something like this happens to you, you could check the domain at archive.org to see if the domain has had any Chinese, English or rare things like that, it’s quite common on sites that have links, fucking Chinese spammers.

Chosen the domain, it’s time to create the website

The first thing you should do is choose the domain for your website, as I told you before, where I usually look at Godaddy because at a glance it allows me to see the available extensions and all that.

In this case, we see that the .com domain is not available, but the .net is and since it is a niche-oriented (don’t forget it), either one could serve you perfectly, if you want to save some dollars, you can buy the .net without any problem. This is because it is a niche that we will work exclusively if we were working with Adsense.

I would always opt for the .com because it will allow me to enter something more for the traffic of other Latin American countries and of the traffic that you can scratch from the USA. Once you have chosen the domain you can proceed to register it and install WordPress there:

Since we have the web mounted, before starting to upload the content, we must have defined the structure that the website will have, which must also respond to a logic, everything in SEO is like that, to define the structure, we will look at all the keywords associated with the niche and we are grouping them by search intention.

Grouping by search intention means that all keywords that respond with the same content must be charged using the same page within our website. In my case keywords like best microwave, microwave comparison, which microwave to buy and any variant of them … I will beat them using the same page.

For this task, I do it using Kwfinder and Semrush (Ahrefs also works perfectly). In Semrush and ahrefs it is quite easy to just put the URL of a domain that is already positioned for what we will call «main keyword»  and we will have a good list of all the keywords for which URL is positioned, but with kwfinder and Ubersuggest you can also do it, I go looking at the keywords and I select them to export and group them in an excel.

Before doing this with each search intention you should analyze the niche in a more global way, to see all the keywords associated with the niche and separate the search intentions to define in a good way the number of pages that your site will have and each one of the possible URLs that the web will have.

Notice that I have classified the search intentions in all the URLs (address) of the web with the intention of each URL responding to a different search intention, leaving the home to attack the keywords. 

In addition, I have put a number marked as “priority”, it is quite subjective but in my case, I do it to establish the order in which each page is published leaving first to publish the essentials + those that I consider having less competition and for which I will probably position myself easier.

This is particularly useful in new sites because it will allow us to gain user response, that is, we will be able to start receiving Google traffic and if we manage to do so with all the pages we have published,

We will surely be able to attack later keywords of greater competition and position ourselves more easily because Google will have a base from which to analyze and be able to deduce that our website provides useful content to the user.

How is the content that an affiliate web page should contain?

To answer this question is perhaps to generalize a bit because each search intention implies a different way in which the content can be treated, as a general rule,

I usually use the web with ranking formats where I show a series of products and do a small analysis of each one with their respective affiliate links, I do this because I usually point to keywords of that nature, where people look for comparisons or analysis.

We have completed the initial content … And now?

Once we have completed the initial content of the web, the first thing we will do is remove the adjustment we had made in Settings> Reading> It discourages search engines from indexing this site, with this we grant permission to google spiders to track the information available on our website. This done, if you have the possibility to install the SSL certificate on your website, you can do it immediately so that the https version is immediately indexed instead of the HTTP, in a few days I will do a complete tutorial to install the security certificate and do that all versions redirect to your website with https.

The next step would be to send the sitemap to Google so that Google immediately has the URL where it should go, track the content and index it in its search results. To create and send your sitemap correctly to Google you can follow what I explain in this tutorial: How to send your sitemap to Google step by step

What’s next now?

Surely you will have seen some tutorial of these micro-niches in which SEO (the person) comments that within its process of creating micro-niches always contemplates a period of «rest» after uploading its first contents, this we usually do with the intention to bet on “naturalness”, because it is certainly normal for a newly created website, not to receive links from its first days of creation … if nobody reads it, much less will there be someone who links it.

It is also often said that in the first 2-3 months Google simply ignores you thanks to what the SEOS of those who are good at putting names have called it “sandbox“.

There has been much talk on the internet about the so-called google sandbox with different opinions about it, even some will have denied its existence but it is very true that Google tends to pass a new domain and also penalizes new sites with link building strategies « aggressive »during its first weeks.

I have not tried it because I actually have other “tricks” that work quite well when I use them on sites where I want to move fast … I’ll share them soon

For now, I leave it here, if you have any questions or comments regarding how to make money on amazon you can leave it below and we will gladly talk. Good Luck!


Muhammad zubair

CEO @howcrew Head of Content and SEO specialist. loves to Read and Write. I'm the guy responsible for ensuring that every blog post we publish is gigantic.

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