In this article, I’ll be discussing how to earn money with Amazon. Actually, there are a variety of ways to earn money with Amazon, and we’ll provide the overview in this article. They are as follows:
- Amazon Affiliate
- Author – Amazon Book(s)
- Author – Amazon Kindle
- Amazon ReSeller
- Amazon Seller
Ok, so, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of many, if not all, of these options listed above – right? But, in case you are, …living under a rock, here’s the synopsis:
There is Affiliate Marketing, becoming an Author, Re-Selling merchandise, and a “low maintenance” way to earn full-time income with part-time hours: becoming a Seller on Amazon. We’ll discuss each below.
Amazon Affiliate: Affiliate marketing is a way for companies to advertise their goods and services on other people’s websites, usually blogs, in exchange for advertising fees or commissions. Amazon has a multitude of products available, and affiliate marketing helps them to sell more items to more people. You become an Amazon Affiliate by contacting Amazon and applying for Affiliate status. To learn more about Amazon’s Affiliate program, go their web-site and scroll down to the bottom where it says “Make Money With Us.” Seeing that I became one a long while ago, the application process has probably changed. But, it should be pretty straightforward. Just follow the directions, and you should become “approved” especially if you already have a blog up and running with relevant content.
The Amazon Affiliate program has changed over the years. As of this writing, they are now offering increased commissions based on the amount of items you sell per month. Here’s the breakdown for “General” items:
So, if, for instance you were to sell seven items in a given month, that seventh item would kick you into the 6% commission for that item as well as the previous six.
Amazon also offers different commissions on special items, as well as seasonal commission structures. That table is depicted here:
(Limitations, special promotions, and other changes may apply. Please see Amazon Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule for more details.)
If you are already an Amazon Affiliate, and you haven’t yet tried the new “Native Ads” feature, here is a great tutorial on setting up Native Ads with tracking ID’s to help you track your successful links.
Amazon Author: Anyone, nowadays can become an author. Amazon’s book publishing has made it possible for those who love to write the ability to self-publish their book or e-book via their two platforms: Books & Kindle e-books. As an author, you can earn 70-80% in royalties by publishing yourself.
In fact, my mom has written books, and she has a few available through Amazon. Here is a link to her site to view some of her books: Books by Penelope.
Amazon Re-Seller: Sellers are Re-Sellers have one thing in common on Amazon and that is to use the Amazon marketplace to market their products. In order to be a re-seller, however, you may be re-selling individual finds, such as antiques, or one-of-a-kind items that are usually not available in bulk. The only exception to that is when re-sellers find some great bargains on multiple items such as finding a store that is closing out their inventory, or having a “fire-sale,” etc. There are times when re-sellers can also make deals to get items from wholesalers, or achieve maximum discounts because of the quantity being purchased. This is the concept of re-selling. As mentioned, Amazon’s marketplace is a great way to market these goods, and Amazon’s fees are as follows:
(*Please see Amazon for additional details on each program)
Amazon Seller: And, saving the best for last! You can make a lot of money becoming a Seller on Amazon and using Amazon’s fulfillment center known as Amazon FBA. This means that you do your research and find items that are in demand, you purchase these items wholesale, then, have them shipped to Amazon and have Amazon fill your customer’s orders. They deal with the order, the credit card processing, the returns and refunds, if any, packing and delivery. This is the “lowest maintenance” or “less effort” method of making money online and having your own business, but not having to deal directly with customers. Watch their video below:
As discussed, there are a variety of ways to make money with Amazon. What’s even better is that there are products available to help automate the process should you wish to become an Amazon Seller. We will be providing more links in the future to some great automated products that allow you to set up your own Amazon Store quickly and effortlessly. Please check back with us soon!
Thanks for your visit, and as always, should you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, or contact me on my profile page at Wealthy Affiliate. I look forward to hearing from you!
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