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So, getting back to Amazon Associates, first step is to join the Amazon Associates Program (amazon calls their affiliates “associates”) by going to: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/. Once you have signed up, you can then log into your Amazon Associates account and navigate to any Amazon products and use the Associates Toolbars to create an affiliate link to any Amazon product selected. This link can be an image, text or image and text affiliate link and automatically includes your Amazon Associates affiliate id in the link.
Jeff’s training then goes onto how to research what to sell on Amazon Associates by either checking out the Amazon Best Sellers or find the “Next Big Thing” to hit the market. When you are looking at selling “Amazon Best Sellers“, this mean selling existing products that are already best sellers on Amazon, there are some Pros and some Cons in this methodology. First the Pros of selling Amazon Best Sellers are:
– Easy to identify
– Built in market for the product
– Lots of people searching for the product
– Large selection of products to choose from – More keyword research available
– More Competition
– Easier for someone to “knock you off” your strategy
The method of finding Amazon Best Sellers, is very easy to do. Just browse the site and look for the most popular items in each of the categories. Remember, Amazon is the largest online business in the world and sell just about everything. I remember when I first heard about Amazon, and they started selling just books. Now, Amazon sell everything, electronics, eBooks, music, clothes, shoes, you name it, Amazon sells it. Amazon even has a great 3rd party model of affiliate marketing where you can sell other products that are not a part of Amazon but part of third party businesses, and make a great commission in doing so. Back to the Amazon research.
How to find them on Amazon?
Every main product category has a “Bestsellers” link… browse dozens of categories and look at their Best Sellers. Keep a list of hot ideas. With selling the Amazon Best Sellers, try visiting many of the other categories to generate ideas in markets you’ve never thought of. Keep a list of your ideas to use later in your research.
When you are looking at selling “The Next Big Thing”, this mean selling hot products that are getting buzz in the media and haven’t hit the stores yet… or at least not in a “big way”. There are some Pros and some Cons in this methodology. First the Pros of selling Amazon’s “The Next Big Thing”:
– Less Competition
– Harder for someone to “knock off” your strategy
– Bigger Profit Margins (could mean higher commissions per unit)
– Harder to identify
– Not guaranteed to be a Top Seller
– Fewer people searching for the product
– Fewer selection of products to choose from – Less keyword research available