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Video:How to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

with Angela Dawn

Learn how to make money online with an Amazon.com affiliate site so that you can create a new revenue stream for yourself. Follow this step-by-step guide to make money online with an Amazon.com affiliate site.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

Hi, this is Angela with About.com and today I'm going to show you how to make money online with an Amazon.com affiliate site. Amazon has one of the largest audiences for online trade, which makes it a great place for marketing and it is growing.

What Is an Amazon Affiliate Site?

Amazon offers an affiliate program where you can promote their products and receive a commission. At Amazon's website they explain what affiliate marketing is: affiliate-program.amazon.com. One of the best things about Amazon is that people are very familiar with it and once people visit Amazon.com they naturally end up buying.

Create a Website to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

There are two major steps to Amazon affiliate marketing. One is getting people to come to your website and two is getting these people toclick on a link and then turn them into customers. First, you want to build a website.  Free classes and tutorials are available at About.com: http://webdesign.about.com/c/ec/9.htm. You will need to choose a topic for your website that you are passionate about and then choose a domain name that describes the theme of your website. 

Register Your Site to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

Now register your domain which costs about $10 a year. Godaddy.com and 1&1 are two reputable sources.You also need a web host for your website and About.com has a list of cheap web hosting services for under $10.  http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/webhosting/tp/inexpensive-web-hosting.htm. Now install your website software at your web host.  WordPress is free and most web hosts make it very easy to set up.  You can easily change the look and feel of your site by adding themes and hundreds of free themes can be found at About.com: http://weblogs.about.com/od/blogdesign/tp/5FreeWordpressThemeSites.htm.

Organize Your Site to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

You need to make your blog easy to navigate by creating categories that will organize your content and product reviews so that it's very interesting to your reader. For example, if you are setting up a music themed site your categories might include rock, country, classical, etc. Now add some interesting content to your site. The more quality content your site has the better.

Set Up an Amazon Affiliate Program to Make Money

After your website is complete it's time to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon makes it easy to add links and banners on your website so that they can pay you a commission. They give your lots of design options to creatively add products to your website that you would like to promote and review. After your site is set up and your affiliate links are in place, it's time to do some promoting.

Promote Your Site to Make Money With an Amazon Affiliate Site

Participating in other people's blogs and leaving information about your website in their comments is a good place to start. Press releases are also great. Even if you have no money you can start an Amazon affiliate business by using a free blog site like Blogger.com. Remember you won't be making hundreds over night. It's a process. Never get discouraged and slowly with persistence you can build a business as large as you like.

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