Amazon affiliate program | Maximize your earnings

I am going to share the top six strategies that we can use to maximize our earnings in the Amazon affiliate program, including how to easily recapture commissions that most people are losing every time they use their Amazon affiliate marketing links. 

Amazon Affiliate Program
Amazon affiliate program


Amazon affiliate program

Now whenever we are looking to buy a physical product, Amazon is usually the first place that we look at. So we have absolutely no issues at all recommending it and it just so happens that they also have an amazing affiliate program. 

In this article, I am going to share these six simple strategies that we can implement to not only capture otherwise lost commissions but also to maximize our earnings and how you can easily implement them in your Amazon affiliate marketing strategy right now as well. 

Now here is a quick disclaimer on the Amazon affiliate program just before we dive in.  

Amazon is constantly updating their terms of conditions for its affiliate program and what is accepted one day might be against the rules the next. They are widely recognized for strictly enforcing these rules and regulations. Sometimes without warning, they take steps. 

Even though this stuff is working for us right now, always make sure to review their terms of service to ensure that you are in compliance and that includes doing your own due diligence before implementing anything that we share in this article. 

Read the top three most common reasons that I have seen people get banned from the programs so that you can avoid the same problems because honestly some of them aren't that obvious. So 

6 Ways to maximize Your Earnings


Strategy number one


Sign up for more than Amazon Affiliate Programs. Those will not just the ones in your region but also in other regions.

I think at present there are 12 different regions or 12 different Amazon associate programs around the world for different regions. And a lot of people aren't aware that they can actually do this and this can dramatically increase your affiliate revenue on Amazon especially if you combine it with the next two platforms that I am going to mention as well. 

Each of the different affiliate programs in several regions will actually only provide commission inside of that region. 

For earning a profit on a sale from anyone purchasing in the United States you need to be signed up with the Amazon Associates program of the United States. Likewise in Australia, you need to be a member of the Australian Associates program. And each of your affiliate links for each of those associated affiliate programs will only earn you a commission in that specific location. 

Lets for example someone has registered for the U-S Amazon Associate program. He sends out his link. If someone is from Australia they click on his U-S link, they are then redirected to the Australian store and purchase there, then he doesn't receive a commission for that because his link is for the U-S program. And likewise. It works that way. it is no matter you are with which associate program. 

To help with this, you can use one link to Amazon. That is what they call it. It is a service that helps with the redirecting of the users to their local store while still passing through your tracking details. Now, this is slowly rolling out. 

It is definitely not out there for everyone yet and it currently doesn't support all the countries or all the different regions and it only works if you're linking from your website. These links with Amazon OneLink don't work on YouTube yet so hopefully, they sort that out in the future. 

Strategy number two


Strategy number two which is using Genius links. Now what that Amazon Onelink promises to do Geniuslink is essentially doing. but it does it right now and it works really well and it is also got a bunch of extra functionality in there as well. 

What you do in Geniouslink is you add in all of your affiliate details for all of the different Amazon affiliate programs that you've signed up to cause you're now signing up to multiples and it generates you one link, one Geniuslink that you can send out to people. They're going to be automatically redirected to their local Amazon store and your affiliate link or affiliate tracking I-D is passed along with this. 

Now just from implementing Geniuslinks alone, many have had a big increase in their affiliate revenue on Amazon because their links are now being tracked across the multiple Amazon programs. They also have amazing reporting in there showing you all the links that you have generated. 

In different regions, if the products are out of stock or something is no longer available you can actually get alerts and those sorts of things through to your email. This is to let you know for updating that link and point it to a different product. 

And there is a heap of other features and really detailed reporting and stuff in there as well. So pricing Virginia's links at five dollars per month and it scales with the number of link clicks that you're actually getting. So a totally amazing service. Geniuslinks, well played. 

Strategy number three


Strategy number three is to use kit.co. Now, kit.co is actually owned by Genius or Geniuslinks which is probably why that's so good too. 

So what Kit lets you do? It is essentially built out kits or groups of Amazon links. Then it put them in one place. 

For example, anyone uses this on their Resources page. They have built our kits for different things like the best live-streaming gear or even their YouTube studio set up the gear. They have created kits for these where it is one place that people can go. 

It is all of our top recommended gear or top recommended products and all of them are direct links to Amazon but they are Amazon affiliate links. 

And just like Geniuslinks it also does that automatic redirection to the user's local Amazon store and still passes through your affiliate tracking information as well. 

Now another cool thing with Kit is that it is also its own search engine. So you can use your YouTube SEO skills to rank your products or your affiliate links on kit.co as well. 

Now if you think about cost Kit is totally free. You actually get 100% of your Amazon earnings. They make their money from people who create kits and forget to put their amazon Affiliate Program Associate information in and they use theirs in that case. 

As long as you're putting in your Amazon Associate information you'll make 100% of your Amazon earnings through kit.co as well. So that was the strategy number three. The suggestion is using kit.co. 

Strategy number four


Strategy number four is using redirect links. Now starting out you might think that you don't need to do this. But maybe you don't believe this will save a lot of time and also a lot of headaches in the long run. 

What I am saying about is creating a redirect link, a link that you share out that will redirect people to your affiliate link. So you are not only sharing out the affiliate link that you get from Amazon Affiliate Program. You are also using your own version of it. 

As an example case, a lot of anyone's affiliate links are redirecting links. They use primalvideo.com/go/ the product or the service. So then if for some reason they needed to update their affiliate link. They can just update that on our end, on their website and that then is redirecting to wherever they would like it to go. 

Only this could save a lot of time. Because you are not then going to have to go back to potentially hundreds of YouTube videos or blog posts or articles or anything for updating each of the links yourself. You can do it once on your end cause you're just changing where that link is redirecting to.

Effectively this is going to let you quickly and easily update a product or a link in one place that's then going to be pushed out everywhere. 

Now in terms of how you can actually set up and create and manage your redirect links. For example, I have seen right now for Amazon, some are primarily using Geniuslinks for this as well. But to manage redirect links in general outside of the Amazon stuff as well, then they also use a WordPress plugin called ThirstyAffiliates which is again really simple to use. 

Now one thing I do wanna note here is that Amazon Affiliate Program says that you need to make it clear that any redirected link that you use is taking people to Amazon. 

You can use the word Amazon in brackets in your link text so that you are clearly indicating to people that these links are going to redirect and take people to Amazon. 

Now, this is something that they might update in the future and the wording on this can still be a little gray right now.

Now Geniuslinks have done their own reviews and they have liaised with the Amazon Associates team and for now, this appears to be acceptable. 

Strategy number five


Strategy number five for the Amazon affiliate program which is a resources page or a gear page or the-stuff-that-you-recommend-other-people-use page. 

This is one place where you list out all of the stuff that you recommend. Gear, books, audiobooks services, courses, and of course this also includes your Amazon links as well. 

For example, a website has a resources page primalvideo.com/resources and it is all the stuff that they use and that they recommend to their audience. So for them on that page, they also have a combination of some of the things. 

They literally have their kit.co kits embedded on their resources page. Things like the gear that most people use and recommend. All of those most used kits are embedded on that page. So not only are they working for us in their SEO goodness on kit.co they're also on our page to make it easy for people to find everything all in one place as well. 

And this is something that I wanna stress, you don't need to overthink. You could just create a simple one-page website with something like Wix or a Squarespace or something. 

Don't overcomplicate it. Just make it easy for your followers or for your audience to find the stuff that you use and that you recommend without them needing to ask you. I can't stress how huge this has been for everyone. 

Strategy number six


The biggest strategy and probably the most important strategy is strategy number six and that is to be authentic and to focus on adding value for your audience. 

And I really should go without saying but only recommend the products and services that you have tried and you have tested already. The stuff that you recommend for your audience. 

There are too many people out there who giving affiliate marketing a bad name. they just picking the products which are not necessarily the best products that have the best commissions or the highest payouts. 

But these days it is also seen that people are getting more and more switched on to it and they can tell when something is not authentic or not real. 

Where you are adding value always try to come from that place. Really try to go that extra mile for your audience. 

If there is something that has multiple versions that you recommend with maybe different add-ons or different pricing then spend the time to work out which one you recommend people to buy and also link it to that. Make the user buying experience better. 

You are going to end up saving them a ton of time and you're going to maximize the likelihood that they're going to buy from you and that you'll earn a commission. 

Now if you are mentioning a product and there are additional add-on products that are needed to make something work then you could actually create affiliate links for those too. 

For example, one always talks about the different types of cameras and the different types of microphones but they also create affiliate links for any of the cable adapters or anything that is required to really connect those two together. 

In this process the people who already have the camera, already have the audio gear, can then easily get the add-ons or the necessary accessories that they need to make the total thing work. 

Your goal here is to really make it as easy as you can for your audience to achieve a specific outcome and then they are going to look for your links and look for the recommendations from you to help them get to that proper outcome. 

So, this is an overall discussion on Amazon Affiliate Program with 6 Ways to maximize your earnings.

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