Becoming an Amazon Affiliate is one of the many ways of earning online. So, if you want to start a site that deals with Amazon Associates Program or if you are already running a site and wish to earn advertising fee by simply putting Amazon affiliate links on your website, this quick tutorial is going to help you get started.
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Create An Amazon Affiliate Account
The first step to become an Amazon affiliate is to get enrolled in their affiliate program. All you need to do is to just go to the Amazon site and scroll down the page. At the bottom of the page, you will find a link “Become An Affiliate”. Clicking that link will take you through the self-explanatory process of opening an Amazon affiliate account.
Signing in to your account will take you to Amazon account dashboard. Up at the top of the dashboard, you will have a black stripe with several options, related to your account, and these are going to help you in the process of adding amazon affiliate links to your WordPress site as well as managing your Amazon affiliate account.
How Can I Post an Amazon Affiliate Link on WordPress?
To start with, just put any item related to your niche in the search box, and you will get a list of related products. Clicking on any product will take you to the product description page. Now, what you are going to do is to go to the top black stripe that I have mentioned earlier, and click “Link to This Page” option.
Once you do this, you will get a popup window, titled “Customize and Get HTML”. Here, you can select any of the 3 options of “Text and Image,” “Text only,” and “Image only”. As text links tend to perform better, I typically use these links for my website, but then it’s solely your choice what you want to have on your site.
Once you click “Text only” option, you will get the HTML code of the page. Click the “Highlight HTML” button at the bottom of the code, copy the code, go to your blog post, click the HTML tab or the Text tab of your WordPress text editor, and paste the code here.
You can even have the option of putting your own anchor text to the link by simply typing your desired anchor text in the link text box on the “Customize and Get HTML” window.
Besides this, there are several other options that Amazon provides, directly, for posting affiliate links such as banner ads, inserting widget, building an aStore, and so more.
How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links using WordPress Plugins
Not only this, if you want to explore more options, there are several easily downloadable WordPress plugins which are either free or you can buy them at nominal charges to increase the functionality of your Amazon affiliate website.
One such plugin is EasyAzon plugin. The plugin makes things simpler by allowing you to add the affiliate links to your web page without even leaving your WordPress dashboard.
All you need to do is to just install the plugin, and once it is done, it will appear as an EasyAzon button on your WordPress text editor. Just click the button, put your search query, and hit search. This will extract all the related search results from Amazon site. Choose the product you are looking for and then simply select either text link, image link, info block, or call to action button to get the link inserted into your blog post.
These are some of the basic and effective techniques of posting Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress website from a pool of several other methods. No matter what suits you the best, it is always advisable to check the functionality of the links from time to time in order to have high performing affiliate links on your website. Don’t forget to check out how to get traffic to your amazon site.