How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

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The Amazon affiliate program is a great way for web owners and bloggers to make additional income. Amazon doesn't pay as much as some other programs, but there are many advantages to using Amazon as part of your monetizing plans. It's a well respected site and is trusted by online shoppers. There are also a wide range of products that are available which makes is a great site to send your shoppers to. Signing up to be an Amazon Affiliate is quick and easy - here's how to do it.

Go to Amazon and look on the home page for the link to Amazon Associates. Follow the link. This will allow you to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate program.

You will need to sign in to your Amazon account if you have one. If you don't already have an Amazon account, you can create one for free.

Once you have signed up or signed in to your account, you'll need to enter all of the information requested. This includes your name or company name, payment address and most importantly your web site information.

Enter the information for your main website or blog. Once approved you will be able to add more websites and use links on any website or blog that you have.

Read the contract terms and conditions and then click the button to signify that you agree.

Once that you have been accepted as an Amazon affiliate, you are ready to start using the program. You will see a bar appear at the top of your computer screen every time that you are on the Amazon website that will allow you to link to different products. You can choose text or picture links.

Tip

  • check Use the Amazon affiliate program as part of your overall monetization plan - it's always good to diversify.

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