Amazon Associates – An Easy Way To Make Money

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If you’re a frequent internet user, then chances are that you might have heard of Amazon associates and Amazon affiliate programs. If you want to learn how to make money easily by using the Amazon Associates Program, then this mini-guide is for people like you.

Difference Between Amazon Associates And Amazon Influencer Program

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Amazon Associates Program and Amazon Influencer Program both are basically meant to serve the same purpose. You promote someone else’s product and if someone buys those products using your links, you get a commission. The difference lies in the methods used to promote the products in these two programs.

In the Amazon Associates program, You share the link of the products you recommend with someone else. While in the Amazon Influencer Program, you need to list those products on a blog page that Amazon provides you. Overall, the Amazon Associates program is much better in terms of ease of sharing. 

Getting Started With Amazon Associates Program

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Search “amazon associates” on Google and the first link on the page will take you to the Amazon Affiliates site page.  Here, click on the “Sign Up” button, fill in your information and create your Amazon Associates account.

Once you have signed up, log into your Amazon Associates account, hover your mouse over the “Product linking” option in the menu bar. Here you will see different methods that you can use to promote the products. These methods include product links, banners, native shopping ads, mobile popover, and a link to any page.

What most people do to promote a product is that they open the product page that they want to promote, click on the text option in the Amazon Affiliates bar, copy the link here and send it to the person to whom you want to send it. (keep in mind that the Amazon Affiliates bar only appears above the product pages if you are logged into your Amazon Affiliates account) The pay rates in Amazon Affiliates are between 4% to 10% depending on the type of product that you are sharing.

You can also use your Youtube channel to promote the products. Make videos about the products you use or recommend and put links to those products in the description. If someone wants to buy any of those products, and if they buy the product using your link, you’ll get your commission.

Commission Rates On Different Product Categories

Amazon offers different commission rates on different products according to the category the products belong to, here is the rate list for different categories.

10% – Luxury, Beauty, Amazon Coins.

8%  –  Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Pantry.

6%  – Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Suppliers.

5.50% – Outdoors, Tools.

5%  – Digital Music, Grocery, Physical Music, Homemade, Digital Videos.

4.5% – Physical Books, Health & Personal Care, Sports, kitchen, Automotive, Baby Products.

4% – Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Amazon Kindle Devices, Amazon Fashion Women’s, Men’s & Kid’s Private Label, Apparel, Amazon Cloud Cam Devices, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV Devices, Amazon Echo Devices, RIng Devices, Watches, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, and Handbags& Accessories.

3% – Amazon Fresh, Toys.

2.50% – PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Rays.

2% – Televisions,  Digital Video Games.

1% – Physical Video Games & Video Game Consoles.

0% – Gift Cards, Wireless Service Plans, Alcoholic Beverages, Digital Kindle Products purchased as a subscription, Food prepared and delivered from a restaurant, Amazon Appstore, Prime Now, Amazon Pay Places, or Prime Wardrobe Purchases.

4% – All Other Categories. 


Amazon Associates Program is a quick and easy way to make money for those who don’t want to do a full-time job or don’t have enough money to start a business. All you need to do is to learn how to promote the products and get people to buy them from the links you share.

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