Step 1: Search/find the product you want to promote

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how I link Amazon products to my site using direct links instead of HTML code.

Please be sure to ask any questions along the way! :)


Once logged into your Amazon Associates account, your first step here is to find the product that you want to promote. In my case, I want to find Fussie Cat wet cat food for my review page of this product.



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SuzO Premium
Thanks for the help!
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JamieHumbert Premium
If it wasn't for you, I would've gave up and grabbed a 6 pack lol. Thank you so much!!
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Marlasmith Premium
Oh my gosh. Thank you so much. I have been struggling with this for days. I figured it was something easy I was missing, but I couldn't figure out what. I worked right away for me. I am so thankful for your easy to follow steps.
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jen23 Premium
You saved me ,I was struggling for two days trying to paste the super long html and I couldn't understand why it wasn't working, Thank you so much!!!
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WendyTweedie Premium
Great visual article thanks
Wendy
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queenredgie Premium
Not sure how or where I am supposed to put the html code for the image. It seems you have to go back and do that independently. Ended up using screenshot for my image?
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Nadja3 Premium
The HTML code can be added to your review using WP dashboard and editing your post in TEXT mode.
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nathaniell Premium
For using Amazon images, this is a great training: You should copy ALL the code and paste it into the "text" section of your website.
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queenredgie Premium
Thanks Nathaniell
But the problem I have is this - I cannot click on 'image' only 'text'? As you will see top left of screen, only 'text' is a clickable link?
Any ideas?

Thanks Ann
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HMaurice1 Premium
Where is the code for my website found? Thanks.....
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Rich908 Premium
which code are you referring to
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Introverted2 Premium
Thank you for the post. Had a question about that yesterday.
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LouisaB Premium
This is indeed a great tutorial. Thank you for presenting it!
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movich2008 Premium
thank you so much for your valuable information. Where can I find them in videos,please?
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
You can find all the different training just by using the search bar at the top and type in some keywords and a list will come up of all different posts or training videos.
Debs ;-)
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movich2008 Premium
I tried to open an amazon associate account but when it comes to "enter your website URL" it keep telling me Website name contains words which are not allowed ,please how can you help me.thanks
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Charles39 Premium
Thenks.for the update that the way to.go
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Thebrandking Premium
Thank you for posting this information. I appreciate the community we have in WA.
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Hollshope Premium
Thanks for the info!
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edobrick Premium
why waste all your time place like this is about like this is buys ver litter also
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hamidH Premium
just a question,should i copy my affiliate link from amazon .co.uk or amazon.com,as i'm based in the UK but i still want to target US as well.
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hamidH Premium
thanks bellabs12,you are a life saver,i was stuck on this particular issue for about a week,much appreciated
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you Belinda for this training. I is very useful to avoid not being granted by Amazon products bought through your website.
Cheers from México.
Eugenio.
https://suppliesfororganicagriculture.com
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Cinderella5 Premium
Great training, Do I need to use the code I copied for my affiliate links? For the images, where you say Link URL, then you say paste the URL you copied before?
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Thanks this is great!
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HenryTran Premium
It is very helpful . Thank you
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Jabulanin9 Premium
hey where I get direct links I'm lost please helph
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pinstrype Premium
i was able to do it!!!!! Thank you so much for your knowledge it is greatly Appreciated!!!!
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MichelleV1 Premium
Hi there Pin! Does it mean that you need to sign up in amazon?
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Elizstarr74 Premium
My toolbar don't look like yours. I have get link but, it's not clickable. Do I need to update the toolbar? what do I do?
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Dirtdiggler Premium
OMG I've been stuck and getting frustrated for 2 hours trying to figure this out. Thank you so much for the step by step "HOW TO" guide. You made this process so simple!
cheers,
Darren
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psunshine Premium
Thank you Bellabs12 ! exactly what i was looking for :)
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WTucker1 Premium
thanks so useful
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mckm Premium
Thank you! This seems to be exactly what I need. Now to try it out. I'm really grateful - Margaret
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MarcJB Premium
Hi Bell,

thanks for this training. It is really clear.
However, I don't quite understand the step of how to include the image. I understand that I could download the product image from Amazon and then upload it to my site. But ideally, I'd source the image from a URL. But the URL that Amazon generates for the image results in a 'blank' page. I suspect that Amazon creates extra HTML code that confuses Wordpress. Do you (or anyone else here) have an answer to this? Many thanks!
Marc
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SuzO Premium
Hi Bell, I wanted to thank you for this post/tutorial. I was getting an 'about blank' on my Amazon Affiliate links and was getting very frustrated. Now I believe they work.http://mcmhomeanddecor.com/ if anybody wants to check it out and comment. My husband tried to post a comment but was not able to do so. That will be my next thing to figure out, LOL.
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JIllW Premium
Thank you Bell this is very helpful have a good day.
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JimSullivan1 Premium
Bell,Thanks so much.Very helpful for a newbie like me.

Jim
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eenashay1985 Premium
wow thank you I was having issues putting links into my site.
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Sripada Premium
Hello bellabs, great tutorial. Interesting. Thanks
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Alisa1 Premium
Really great - answered all my questions. Many thanks :)
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kebennett Premium
Thanks...helpful and clear...and just where I am in my learning curve.
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albinchero Premium
Thanks a lot.
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albinchero Premium
It is your tutorial that I have been wishing I could get, thank you very much. Now I have seen the light.
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uga23 Premium
Thanks for the helpful training.
Rob
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KrishnaW Premium
Thank you for sharing this. Your training made it so much easier. I just added my first link!
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JackTomon Premium
Bella, Thanks again. Just applied Amazon affiliate link on site. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work. To your success. All the best. Jack. ps: like the KISS principle, awesome!..and following you
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patvar3 Premium
I am not understanding where you say this is a new page after I click the hyperlink - is that a regular click or right click?
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Juneyo Premium
What she meant was when you click on a specific hyperlink it will bring you to a specific new page where the link want you to go. For example, when you click on this link -> https://goo.gl/WHhjHm that will bring you to a new page and that new page is your profile page.

It's just a regular click. You can also use right click and choose whether to open in New Tab/Window. I hope this makes sense to you =)
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Thank you for this training! I was having a most difficult time following the training video for Course 3, Lesson 4 because when I go into my Amazon Associates dashboard and find a product to promote, I don't get the drop down box next to the "Get Link" button. And copying and pasting the text provided by amazon in "box 3" was not producing a good link from my webpage. Your training solved my problem!
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Wow, just what I needed. Works flawlessly, however I am having issues with linking photos. (image & text) But awesome that I can hyperlink items. ReSpEcT
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penelopi Premium
Hi I can't seem to find that link on amazon
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LunaS2 Premium
Thanks! It is my first time using Amazon and I didn't know how to use it, thx and bless you!
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greenwoodtam Premium
Thank you it was so simple. I just searched a product then found short link like you said and linked it to a word in my article. Awesome!!
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I want to do this but i can't even pass through the Identity Verification process to create an Associate Account because i never receive the call >< has anyone struggled with this? They told me on Amazon to keep trying but..I've tried already 9 times! Or is there some other selling page where i can do this? :/
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KatieMac Premium
are you already an amazon customer, it should be straight forward , you need to become an associate first
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HPearson Premium
Where were you when I spent hours, literally, on live chat? This is so simple, you wouldn't believe how people were overcomplicating it. Thank you thank you.
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bkbkool Premium
Thanks a lot. Exactly what I was looking for.
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lookingglass Premium
Thank you so much for posting this training!! I thought I'd never get Amazon's links figured out! Your's is the 3rd training I've tried, and the only one that worked!!!
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barsum52 Premium
Bellinda I think I just fell in love again,you are awesome.I have been trying to add amazon links for some products using amazons instructions and they did not work. I found your training and had the links up and working in 5 minutes. Girl you are the BEST! Thank you so much.
Barry
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bellabs12 Premium
haha no problem, glad to help! =]
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HPearson Premium
Wow, none of the other training showed it so simply!! Amazon says you have to use the html code from Associate Central, then I was told in chat it needs to be pasted in the the text editor, not the visual. Incredible! I've been tearing my hair out for 2 hours!
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MatthewR Premium
Thanks Bell this was awesome. Extremely simply to follow and obviously very helpful!
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ranster Premium
You are ALL THAT, Bell !
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tlweaver Premium
Thank You, thank you, THANK YOU!! I'm pretty much computer illiterate. You did this in such a way that even a newbie like me can understand it. Great Job!
TERRY
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Robert-A Premium
Its been a while since I promoted Amazon products so thanks for the refresher.
Have a nice day.
Robert
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HasithaS Premium
how to get that bar? as in link to this page? i dont see it
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JasonGB Premium
you need too be a member of amazon associates - its what they call their affiliate scheme. You can apply on their website.
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HasithaS Premium
Yes thank you:)
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Strongman100 Premium
This was very helpful. Thank you!
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geego Premium
So simple and easy to follow Thank you
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Massimo64ks Premium
that was very cool great job love it. thank you for that
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lucianalee Premium
OMG thank you and this was really helpful, this is a great tutorial
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DKMM Premium
Superb tutorial!
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affilicoach Premium
Great tutorial Belinda. :)
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CMcCulloch Premium
Thank you!
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AnteroM Premium
Thanks!!!
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MayuriW Premium
Thanks
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AnnegretS Premium
This was really helpful, Bellabs12. Thank you.
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bellabs12 Premium
Glad I could help! :)
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donrw059 Premium
This is the explanation I have been searching for. Been having a time of it trying to figure out how to make this work. Two minutes worth of quality tutorial like this is better than, well it's not in any of the lessons that I have been viewing. So simple, yet it will make you pull your hair out and I have very little to pull out at my age. Thanks Bellabs12
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bellabs12 Premium
I'm glad I was able to help out :)
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kholmes Premium
Great training. :))
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bellabs12 Premium
Thanks dear :)
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BenORourke Premium
Clear and simple, thank you.
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bellabs12 Premium
You're welcome :)
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NBillups Premium
Very helpful training. Thanks.
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bellabs12 Premium
No problem :)
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Satauren Premium
Thanks, very helpful to know this.
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bellabs12 Premium
You're welcome :)
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