Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

If you are thinking of starting a side hustle I will go through something I do and then go into selling directly on Amazon.

I am an Amazon Assoicate, what this means is I get a commission for every product that is bought through my links within 24 hours of a click. Amazon Associates have a 24 hour cookie that they place on a visitors computer so that when the visitor clicks and returns within 24 hours no matter what they buy you will get a commission.

The Amazon Associates Affilate Program is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world that helps content creators, publishers, and website owners monetize their traffic. I prefer to use my blogs and websites and share my posts to my large following on LinkedIn. To monetize your website or blog takes time and you will not be an overningt success.

To be honest you need a lot of traffic to begin with, as the click through ratio is only 1-3 percent, so out of a hundred clicks you will have 1 – 3 visitors that will convert into a commission, so if a click is worth £10 for example you will get £10 to £30.

The beauty about Amazon affiliate marketing is you do not need a website or blog as you can share you links directly via email or social media platforms like Facebook which is less effort.

One also has to take into account the commission rates on a product, not all product commissions are equal.

Why waste your efforts promoting something that is low in commissions when you can devote your time doing the same thing with higher commission rates.

On the other hand instead of being an affiliate you could directly sell on Amazon, you do not neccessarily have to have any inventory, website or blog you can dropship or use Amazon FBA program. However what do you sell that is popular on Amazon? Here is a link to a list that changes every hour of products that are popular on Amazon and any given time:


You do need to consider your marketing strategies and some people as well as selling on Amazon sell their products via online stores that they have created themselves or had designed for them. Remember you need to do a lot of SEO to get your website blog on the first page of a search engines and you need exact match searchable keywords and phrases domain names.

To start selling on Amazon you first need to set up a sellers account:

If you want some free advice please message using the online form. Do not spend thousands of $$$ on online courses, just message us instead for free.

Affliliate Marketing

I have dabbled with affiliate marketing before and although I did start to make some money I pulled the plug on the project as I was not making enough to make it time worthy.

Since pulling the plug on my earlier project, as you know I have recently launched a community hub and local business directory and have started adding Amazon Associate affiliate links throughout the website. The categories are time consuming and I envisage uploading all the categories before the end of November 2020 in which by that time I plan to do PPC advertising to get more visitors. I am not using any fancy software and am manually listing all the businesses one by one. So for me affiliate marketing is still in the early stages as I have to be careful where I advertise. Where applicable depending on the niche I am promoting I will use my blogs to also promote advertisers links. You will see I have used Amazon Associates most recently on this site and also on my sister sites.

With that said Amazon Associates give you 180 days to get two clicks before they deactivate your account. They only give the person that clicks on your Amazon Link or Banner 24 hours to purchase something. The commissions are really low so if you are thinking of becoming a millionaire this way you can think again. They do have an Influencer page which I have not joined yet but no doubt I will sooner or later.

Another way to do affiliate marketing is to list other people’s products from they are an US company but you can join and become an affiliate in most palces around the world. There are some restrictions with some countires but I have had no problem joining even though I am from the UK. With Clickbank you do not need your own website you just promte the links on classified ads like, or to name a few.

I am very sceptical about the affiliate marketers that claim they are millionaires through affiliate marketing and if that were true I would be one by now 🙂

However there is no harm in trying if it is not going to cost you anything.

With Amazon Associates you need a website to show them before you can start marketing their links. The click through ratio is 1-2% so if you have 1000 clicks to your add you should have 10 -20 people that should buy something or convert into a sale.

Here is an example of a guy called ‘John Crestani’ who teaches you for free Affiliate Marketing:

You could also try your hand with Google Adsense. Do your research and try to find high ticket affiliate programs where you get paid more for doing the same amount of work.

Most companies you will find nowadays have some sort of affiliate program if you scroll to the bottom of their footers or you search for the keywords “company affiliate program”.

I will no doubt be doing another post on this subject shortly.

But for now I am signing off to re-charge my batteries.

If you get stuck or unsure of something just send me a message.

I also forgot to mention I am also subscribed to:

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Monetising Your Websites/Blogs

This is a test page/post for something I have dabbled in the past but have not actively done anything about until now.

So today I have decided to monetise all my blogs that I am managing for other clients as well as my own.

I was toying with the idea when I posted an image of a product on someone elses blog and thought what if the person reading the post will want to buy the product? What will I get for promoting it. So I thought ok here goes nothing.

If you are serious about monetising your sites consider Amazon Associates or Google Adsense. I prefer Amazon as that is where I do most of my shopping aswell as streaming etc.

So after spending the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to add the iframe code into the post I finally figured it out as it was not displaying on Mozilla Firefox for some reason. I will try clearing my caches late to see if it has worked, hence when I switched browsers and when onto Chrome you cannot image my joy when I actually saw the link visible.

So basically all you need to do is add the code into the ‘Custom Html’ block on your post in WordPress.

Finally always tell your visitors that you are using affiliate links in your posts for the sake of transparency as in the case of this site and this post in which I have done so in the cookie banner.


March 2021