How To Be An Affiliate For Amazon To Monetize Your Blog Big Time

Are you a blogger looking to monetize your content? Have you considered becoming an Amazon affiliate, or have you ever heard of the program? As one of the LARGEST online retailers in the world, partnering with Amazon as an affiliate can provide you with a steady stream of income AND, over time, BIG income. So let’s dive deep into how to be an affiliate for Amazon to earn money from your blog.


First, What Is The Amazon Affiliate Program?

As a blogger, finding ways to monetize your content and make money is essential. That’s where the Amazon Affiliate Program comes in.

It’s a referral program where you can earn money by promoting Amazon’s products on your blog or website.

Since Amazon is a well-known brand, many people trust it for online shopping, which means MORE people would be willing to purchase from Amazon after visiting your site.

Why Become an Affiliate for Amazon?

As mentioned, many people trust Amazon to do their online shopping. Amazon has over 310 ACTIVE million users worldwide! So you can take advantage of this opportunity to leverage and promote Amazon’s products.

Personally, I have at LEAST one Amazon box shipped to my house weekly! Amazon is the most prominent affiliate I use for my blogs because of the numerous products I trust, love, and use that add value to my audience.

You can sell pretty much anything on Amazon. Millions of products exist, from electronics to toys, fashion products, and more.

That’s right, “MILLIONS” with an “M.” Amazon sells over 12 million products! So the sky is the limit for what you can offer your website visitors.

The Amazon Affiliate Program is becoming increasingly popular among bloggers for several reasons. So let’s dive into the benefits of becoming an Amazon Affiliate next!

The Benefits Of Becoming An Amazon Affiliate

It can be a great way to generate passive income.

By recommending products on your blog, you can earn a percentage of sales through your unique affiliate link. Due to Amazon’s massive selection of products, finding relevant items to promote to your audience should be easy.

Ease of use.

Amazon provides a user-friendly platform for its affiliates, making creating and tracking affiliate links easy. It’s my favorite affiliate because of how EASY it is to generate affiliate links and make sales. They also offer a variety of promotional tools to help you increase clicks and sales, such as banner ads, product links, and widgets.

It’s FREE to join.

All you have to do is sign up to become an affiliate.

There is a 24-hour cookie window to make sales.

You earn commission on ANY “qualifying items placed in a customer’s shopping cart within 24 hours of their arrival at” through your affiliate link. They do not have to purchase your affiliate link item; it can be anything!

I’ve had visitors purchase gaming equipment, patio furniture, and so on!

Commission rates are reasonable.

The commission rates vary depending on the product category you promote, ranging from 3% to 20% on qualified purchases. With gaming equipment at the top of that list at 20% and Amazon groceries at 1%, you can earn income on almost anything a customer purchases.

Product CategoryCommission RatesSpecial Conditions
Amazon Games20.00%
Premium Beauty12.00%(1) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3(2) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3
Premium Beauty12.00%
Video Game Downloads10.00%(1) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3(2) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3
Luxury Stores Beauty10.00%
Kitchen & Dining8.50%
Clothing & Accessories | Home Improvement | Patio, Lawn & Garden7.00%
Beauty & Grooming | Camera, Photo & Video | Electronic Components & Home Audio | Pet Food & Supplies | Shoes, Handbags, Wallets, Sunglasses6.00%
Office & School Supplies5.00%(1) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3(2) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3
CDs & Vinyl | Digital Music | Handmade | Home | Power & Hand Tools | Video On Demand: Rent or Buy5.00%
Automotive | Books & Textbooks4.50%
Computers, Tablets & Components4.00%(1) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3(2) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3
Amazon Fashion Private Brands | Blink Devices | Echo Devices | Echo Look | Fire TV Devices | Fire TV Edition Smart TVs | Fire Tablets | Jewelry | Kindle E-readers | Luggage | Luxury Stores Fashion | Ring Accessories | Ring Devices | Watches4.00%
Fine Art4.00%
Amazon Coins | Baby & Nursery | Business & Industrial Supplies | Furniture | Headphones | Musical Instruments | Outdoor Recreation | Sports & Fitness | Toys & Games3.00%
Blu-Ray & DVD | Computers, Tablets & Components2.50%
Video Games2.00%(1) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3(2) LinkCode: assoc-rails-rate-card-link-code-tw3
Home Entertainment: TV | Video Game Downloads2.00%
Amazon Fresh | Grocery & Gourmet Food | Health & Household | Video Games1.00%
Amazon Gift Cards | Appstore for Android | Kindle Unlimited Memberships | Other Gift Card Brands | Prime Memberships | Wine, Spirits & Beer
All Other Categories4.00%
Amazon Associates Current Rate Card (United States)

Earn special program commissions through bounty events.

A bounty event is ANOTHER way to earn affiliate income for offering Amazon services and programs. Instead of commissions on “physical” product sales, you earn fixed commissions—“bounties”—on certain actions taken on specific offers, such as activating a free trial or signing up for a program like Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Prime, etc.

Bounty events are a GREAT way to earn some extra money!

How To Sign Up As An Amazon Affiliate

Becoming an Amazon affiliate is a super simple process. You sign up and become immediately approved.

Step 1. To get started, visit the Amazon Associates website to create an account.

You’ll need to provide basic information about yourself and your website, like payment and tax information.

Step 2. Once you’ve created your account, you can start creating affiliate links.

Amazon provides various tools to help you create links, including text, images, and product links. You can add these links to your blog posts, social media profiles, and email campaigns to promote Amazon products.

4 Tips For Successful Affiliate Marketing On Amazon

To be a successful Amazon affiliate and build a sustainable income stream, there are several KEY tips to keep in mind:

Choose relevant products.

It’s crucial to choose products that pertain to your audience. More importantly, it will provide value OR a solution to their problem!

Instead of pushing products solely to earn a commission, focus on recommending products you genuinely believe in and that your audience would benefit from.

Be transparent with your audience.

It’s also important to disclose your affiliate status to your visitors. This builds trust and transparency and helps you comply with FTC regulations.

Track your data.

Track your data and make adjustments as needed. Amazon provides a WEALTH of data on your affiliate activity, including clicks, conversions, and earnings. Use this data to gain insights into what’s working and what’s not, and adjust your strategies accordingly.

Promote Amazon’s products by creating high-quality content.

Create high-quality content by focusing on RELEVANT products related to your niche and your audience’s interests.

I only link to products I love and personally use, OR products that will genuinely help my audience.


How much do Amazon affiliates make?

It varies based on several factors, such as the number of clicks your affiliate links receive, the products purchased through your links, and the commission rates for each product category. However, on average, Amazon affiliates get paid $100 to $20,000.

What qualifies you to be an Amazon affiliate?

You need to have an active platform (websites, mobile apps, social network pages, Alexa skills) where you can promote products. Also, Amazon requires you to meet specific criteria, such as a valid tax ID or social security number.

A good rule of thumb is to have at least ten engaging posts publicly available on your site before applying (they should not be hidden behind a closed group or a paywall).

Is it free to be an Amazon affiliate?

The answer is yes; it’s completely free! There’s no cost to join the Amazon Associates program and earn commissions from the products you promote on your website, blog, or social media channels.

Does Amazon affiliate pay monthly?

Amazon offers monthly payments for affiliate earnings. You can receive your earnings via direct deposit, Amazon gift card, or check. Remember to reach a $10 minimum earning threshold before receiving any payment.

How many sales do you need to make as a new Amazon affiliate to avoid deactivation?

Amazon requires three sales within 180 days (6 months) once your application has been approved as an Amazon affiliate. Your Amazon associates account will be deactivated if you fail to meet these requirements.

SHOP: Additional Resources To Help You Succeed

In addition to the Amazon Associates performance tips, here are some great resources to help you succeed at affiliate marketing.

To Wrap It Up

Becoming an Amazon affiliate can be a lucrative strategy to monetize your blog. The KEY is to provide value to your audience and suggest products that align with their interests.

Since Amazon is a trusted brand on an established platform, you have a higher chance of making a sale than selling products from an unknown brand or niche website!

From personal experience, being an Amazon Affiliate to earn commissions IS worth it. With effort and dedication, you can earn a substantial passive income that keeps growing over time.

Until the next post, I wish you much success on your blogging journey!

With gratitude,


What questions or tips do you have on how to be an affiliate for Amazon? I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below. Your input means a lot and helps other fellow bloggers who read this post.


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About The Author

Linds is the proud mom of two little miracles, Mono Mono twin girls, and one AMAZING older brother! She is the founder and content creator of Mono Mono Twins, Intensive Therapy for Kids, and Co-Founder of The LENN Foundation, a 510c3 that helps children across the United States with cerebral palsy receive grants for intensive therapies to thrive.


Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. I only recommend deals or items I love because you might like them too! With my affiliate relationships, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting Mono Mono Twins!

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