I Want To Clear Up The Confusion About Making Money With Amazon
Do you trust Amazon? Do you know how many people use Amazon? Amazon has over 100 million Prime members and over 200 million monthly website visits. Oh did I mention over billion deliveries last year? So it’s safe to say that Amazon is a trusted company.
Did you know Amazon doesn’t pay as much as other companies do on advertising and marketing? I wonder why that is? Well I think it is because affiliate marketers like myself promote Amazon and make money doing so.
Have you heard of affiliate marketing? The textbook definition of Affiliate Marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. In this case that’s Amazon paying me to drive traffic to their site for people to shop.
There are a couple of ways to do this. You can create a website or blog to promote your favorite products for people to click on and buy or to shop for what they need on Amazon. I have a blog / website as you can see 🙂 Another way is promoting Amazon links on your social media pages. I also do this.
However some people aren’t familiar with affiliate marketing. So when they hear about it they immediately think scam, or MLM, or the most recent I heard today from someone was Phishing lol. Affiliate marketing and affiliate companies have been around for years and years and is only getting bigger. Oh you still don’t believe me?
Ever hear of the company called UBER? You know millions of rides completed per day! You trust them and your driver right? Well UBER is an affiliate company. They don’t own cars they have contracted drivers who own cars that pick up shared rides.
How about Airbnb? They don’t own houses they reach out to homeowners who in turn rent their houses. All 3 companies are huge billion dollar companies and they have the tech and the resources to monitor for scams. Drivers are trusted, home owners are trusted and Amazon affiliate marketers with websites and fan pages are trusted.
The main reason Amazon fan pages and groups are public (like mine) is so that Amazon can monitor to make sure affiliate marketers stay in compliance with Amazon guidelines. Check out the Amazon page for more info on the affiliate marketing program.
DISCLAIMER: I didn’t write this article to bash people’s opinions. I write this to educate people so they feel a little more comfortable with Amazon. When you see Amazon on the web and click the link it is most likely an affiliate marketer’s link you are clicking on so that they make the commission.
Affiliate marketing is big business that will continue to grow…
Thanks for reading my article and if you are in the U.S. or Canada please feel free to join my Amazon Facebook Group for deals, info, and giveaways 🙂