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How to Earn as an Amazon Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn by associating with an online retailer. It works by generating sales from referral links shared on a blog or a website. Amazon, the e-commerce giant, allows bloggers and website owners to earn through its affiliate marketing program called the Amazon Associates.

How do I become an Amazon affiliate marketer?

To become an Amazon affiliate marketer, first, you need to have your own website or blog. This part is generally free. Then you will need to design your website (you may need funds for this) and build good content and followers. If you set up a blog, try to build your content around a niche that you are passionate about.

Once you have a website that’s getting traffic either from search engines like Google or from social media, you can sign up for the Amazon Associates program. Go to

  1. First, you need to sign up using an Amazon account. You may log in using your existing Amazon account, or create a new one.
  2. After logging in, you will be asked to provide information like your name and address, the list of websites that you want to associate with the Amazon affiliate program. Next, you will need to verify your identity, and click on “Finish”. However, before finishing, go through the terms and conditions of being an Amazon Associate.
  3. You can now browse through categories and select products to review and promote on your website page.

Once Amazon approves your application, you can start using their affiliate links on your website and start promoting products.

You can also visit Amazon’s homepage, scroll down below, and find the option “Make Money with Us”. Click on “Become an Affiliate”, and you will be redirected to the Amazon Associates page. Click on “Join Now For Free”. Then follow the above steps to register yourself as an Amazon affiliate marketer.

Tips to set up your affiliate website:

Can we set up an Amazon affiliate website using WordPress?

Yes, you can. However, the Amazon affiliate marketing program can be supported only on and not on

The major difference between the two is the hosting platform.

While allows the WordPress application to be run on any web hosting server, for sites hosted with, WordPress itself handles hosting. The former is a lot more flexible than the latter.

If you are signing up for the Amazon Associates program, it is suggested that you use and host your site with a company like Kinsta or AWS.

How much money can you make as an Amazon affiliate marketer?

You can earn anywhere between zero to a few thousand dollars a month. It depends on several factors.

Your keywords – The keywords you target can make or break your site. Doing keyword research and understanding your market is one of the keys to online success. Keyword research gives you insights into what your target market is looking to buy. You can use Google Keyword Planner for this.

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