How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program

Written By: symsyd - Oct• 15•15

How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program - on ProBlogger.netSix months into blogging, I realised that this hobby of mine was going to need some kind of income stream, and I happened to come across the Amazon Affiliate program, where I would earn a small commission on their products I recommended. Twelve years later, I’ve earned over half a million dollars with them and I continue to be an Amazon affiliate seller (primarily on Digital Photography School, my main blog).

In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I discuss the reason I chose Amazon out of the many options available, and how I have made the most of that relationship. I also give 20 practical tips for making affiliate selling a profitable income stream.

I cover:

  • the reasoning behind my choice
  • why you should have a go at affiliate sales even when you don’t have a lot of traffic
  • what your focus should be if you choose affiliate sales as an income stream (it might not be what you think!)
  • what I’ve found converts the best
  • buying cycles and how to read the mindset of your audience
  • the strategy behind relevancy
  • how to use social proof marketing for higher conversions
  • how to write great product reviews
  • the usefulness of relevant links even to non-reviewed products
  • what type of promotion is the most successful
  • capitalising on trends for higher sales
  • how many contextual links are best in one post
  • the value of linking the images in your post to the product
  • how to find products to recommend
  • how to track campaigns
  • the reasons you should bother promoting less-expensive items
  • transparency and disclosure
  • how to watch for opportunities.

As usual, you can find this episode of the ProBlogger podcast at, along with links and show notes.

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