How To Create Amazon Affiliate Links
If you’re thinking about becoming an Amazon affiliate and wondering how to create Amazon affiliate links, you’ve come to the right place. In this post we will get you up and running.
To create Amazon affiliate links you will need to become an amazon associate by creating an amazon associates account. You will only need your website information at hand and an amazon.com account to get started.
Start by going to the amazon homepage, scroll down to the “make money with us” title and click on “become an affiliate”. Now click on “join now for free”. Sign up using your email address and click on “sign up using our secure server”.
You can also go to Amazon Associates Central and get your affiliate section set up.
The first set up step is to enter “your account information”. Here you will be asked to enter the “payee information” in order to receive funds made from your amazon affiliate website.
By default, the info here will appear as your own personal info, including your full name, your address and your phone number, but you can change it by clicking on “select different address” if you want someone besides you receiving the funds earned on your associates account.
In the “who is the main contact for this account?” you can select “the payee listed above” or a different contact selecting “someone else”.
Now click on “next” to go to the “your websites and mobile apps” section. Here you have to enter at least one website or mobile app where to display your amazon affiliate links, and you can add up to fifty.
So simply enter your site’s domain name in the “enter your website” field and click on “add”, then click “next”.
Websites or apps that are directed primarily to children under the age of 13 are not eligible to display amazon affiliate links, so check the “no” box here and click on “confirm” to continue.
In the “profile” section you will create a profile for your affiliate websites. In the “associates store ID” enter a simple name that you can remember, as this will be your amazon associate ID.
Now enter brief description of your affiliate website in the “what are your websites or mobile apps about?” field.
In the “which of the following topics best describes your websites or mobile apps?” display boxes, select a primary and a secondary category.
In the “what type of amazon items do you intend to list on your websites or mobile apps” part, check all the possible product types that you plan to promote on your site.
The “what type are your websites or mobile apps?” display boxes select “content or niche website” as your primary category and a secondary category of your own choice.
Let’s now move to the “traffic and monetization” section. In the “how do you drive traffic to your websites?” section, check all the options that best describe your traffic sources.
In the “How do you utilize your websites and apps to generate income?” boxes select what other types of monetization strategies are integrated into your amazon affiliate websites, such as “display advertising”.
Select “amazon associates is the only way I monetize my site” if you only use the amazon associates program to monetize your site.
Fill the information required in the “How do you usually build links?”, the “How many total unique visitors do your websites and apps get per month?”, the “What is your primary reason for joining the Amazon Associates Program?” and the “How did you hear about us?” sections to finish here.
Now enter the security code provided and click on “next” to move to the next section. You’ll get a confirmation informing you that your identity verification has been completed. Check the box under “contract terms” to accept the operating agreement, then click on “finish”.
Congratulations! You are now ready to start using associates central!
Linking Your Amazon Affiliate Links
Now it is time for you to learn how to start using the amazon affiliate links. Amazon needs to know when a customer was sent from your site to the marketplace in order for it to pay you your corresponding commissions.
And to do so, amazon uses affiliate product links, which are product page URLs specially designed to track people clicking on the affiliate links on your site, so let’s show you how to get your affiliate links and how to use them on your site.
Using the “amazon associates sitestripe” to get your affiliate links
This is a really easy way to get your affiliate links without you ever having to leave the amazon marketplace. Simply look for any product on the amazon marketplace by navigating through categories or by using the search bar, all while logged into your amazon.com account.
Click on the product to access the product page. Now look for the “amazon associates sitestripe” bar on top. You will be able to get your affiliate links from where it reads “get link”.
You can get “text” link, “image” link, “text plus image” link and links to share on Facebook and twitter. Click on “text” and you will get both a “short link” and a “full link” to insert on your site. Click on “image” and you will be able to get an image link.
Here you can select whether to get a link to a small sized image, a medium sized image or a large sized image. You can preview the image link as it would look on your site.
Click on “text plus image” and you will get an affiliate link that will feature the full offer on your site, just like it would appear in the amazon marketplace, which is awesome.
You can choose to open the link in a new tab and also to feature your affiliate link with or without a border. You can preview how the affiliate link looks on your site.
Lastly, you can click on the Facebook icon and click on “post to Facebook” to share your affiliate link on Facebook, and you can click on the twitter icon and click on “tweet” to share your affiliate offer on twitter.
Getting your affiliate links from your associates account
You can also get affiliate links by logging into your amazon associates account and going to the “product linking” tab. There click on “product links”. Use the search bar to enter a keyword or ASIN number to locate products and click on “go”.
A list of products will appear below. Locate the one that you intend to promote and click on “get link”. You can simply copy the URL from the box or click on “build link” to customize your affiliate link to your liking.
Inserting Your Affiliate Links On Your Site
Inserting affiliate links into your content is really easy. You can start by inserting your affiliate links into your posts by clicking on “add media” and then on “insert from URL” to test this feature, but the appropriate way to do it is by stylizing your affiliate links.
You can insert your affiliate links on text within your content by clicking “add media”, selecting “insert from url”, entering your affiliate link text in the “link text” field and then on “insert into post”.
Image links and text links with images are also very easy to insert and will convert like crazy. Simply copy the image link url and paste it into your content by going to the “add media” button, then to the “insert from url” section, pasting the affiliate link in the url field and clicking on “insert into post”.
We recommend you insert it in between paragraphs where it could be relevant. And that is it! This is how you insert affiliate links to link to affiliate products that will make you tons of affiliate money!
How To Create Amazon Affiliate Links – Conclusion
I hope this post has given you insight on how to create Amazon affiliate links and get started growing your Amazon empire.
Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Do your keyword research to see how many searches a month a product is getting. Check how your much competition you have and what they are doing.
Learn more about: Top 3 Keyword Research Tools
Provide valuable content on a regular basis by answering questions potential buyers may have about the product and you will start to build an authority and trust factor with your audience.
If you have any questions just reach out and I’ll be more than happy to share some tips.