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Amazon has to have my all time favorite affiliate program. The company is just so widely known and trusted that commissions come pouring in with little effort. It's a household name that everyone knows and uses and they're consistently one of my top earners. I usually pull about a 15-20% conversion rate on traffic I send to Amazon.
Amazon does nearly 35 billion dollars in revenue each year. I feel like writing that out.
$35,000,000,000.00
Per year!
The affiliate program is often overlooked because you start out at earning a 4% commission (you can earn up to 8.5%!) and some people may think that 4% is "not worth their time." Quick math: 4% of 35 billion is still 1.4 BILLION dollars. You'd be foolish to pass up the opportunity.
I've been partnered with Amazon for two years now and I've compiled my top ten best tips to help you improve your earnings.
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Great tips. Thank you for sharing
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These are great tips. Thanks for sharing.
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These tips were helpful and clarified few things for me. Thanks :) !
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patricia2009 Premium
Thanks for the tips! Very informative
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Thank you for great tips!!
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char53 Premium
About I;ve tried that

Great information. Are there any changes to your top 10
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maurene Premium
Great article and lots of good tips. Will definitely reread it again in the future. Thank you ...
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pringle Premium
Really enjoyed all the articles in this lesson. I'm thankful for the tip in having more than one tracking ID. I did not realise you could do this. I'm learning all the time.
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Great Tips! Thanks
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Mavrz7 Premium
Fantastic post, great information and gives me the motivation to get started.

Thanks Steve!
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RosaGonzales Premium
That is good information to keep in mind and take action.
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JTR Premium
Thanks good info.
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Thank you for the tips!
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Thanks for great tips.
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PatSID Premium
Very useful tips, this is going to be not as scary as I thought -- thank you.
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sdawson Premium
Thanks for these tips Steve. I'm so excited that Amazon has opened its associate program again in Arkansas after being banned here for years. I'm going through my posts and adding links where they fit.
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Angela118 Premium
Thank you so much for the info.You really got me excited to learn more and accomplish doing this
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anitaturner7 Premium
Great information! I think this tutorial really caused my creative juices to run a muck! Thank you!!
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tonlip1 Premium
Excellent tutorial, Steve. Thanks for sharing.
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kingfish48 Premium
This is so helpful and awesome.....thanks guys.
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I wish I could click "love" instead of liking
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KDoll1 Premium
Never new that we can advertise all of these products!
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Interesting subjects
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Great!
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Marcel92 Premium
Excellent tutorial, Steve. Thank you for sharing.

Marcel..
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Good info,
Thank you
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Nunu2017 Premium
Great training
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great article
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Great article. A lot of valid points. Will refer back as I am learning to market myself.
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TDavies1 Premium
I'm keeping up so far lol
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Thank you so much for this information
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Sylvierinu2 Premium
Thank you for this great article.
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AmyPaul Premium
Thank you for this! I'm new and this was a TON of great info!
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MrKent Premium
but you cant mention amazon pricing in articles, so probably not a good idea to mention it's 37% off
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mechidor Premium
Yes, I agree with you, my account has been suspended because I've mentioned prices!
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MrKent Premium
how long do they suspend you for? and how long before you can apply again?
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mechidor Premium
I deleted all the prices on my articles, and then I've contacted them asking if they can re-activate my account. They first didn't accept it, and then they checked my website again and finally, they re-activated my account. It took about two weeks but it wasn't a good feeling:) Amazon has some rules that need to be applied! However, I've learned my lesson well!
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Estevan89 Premium
great review
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moyyellwfh Premium
Great article, thanks for sharing!
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SShivdasani Premium
loved your article
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BArnold Premium
Thank you for a wealth of information!
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Incomestream Premium
Steve, thanks for sharing these great tips.
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stepgreen29 Premium
Great Tips! Thanks
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mechidor Premium
Thank you for the tips, very helpful!
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glo70ver Premium
Great article, this is where I'll likely focus first, now to find my niche & products I'll promote.
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MForman Premium
Wow! I am new to affiliate marketing, I did try it out a few years ago, but it was "all Greek to me". You made a lot of the information easy to understand. Thank you for your input.
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ckihiu Premium
a lot of advice...Thanks
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Really helpful, thanks so much!
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Arsy6 Premium
thanx for this useful info :)
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MelsonAC Premium
Since this is likely to be my first strategy this is really great information. Thanks for the tips.
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Thank you.
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JeanKeraka Premium
Thanks for the post, the tips are great and very helpful. I hope to incorporate each and every one of them as I start to build my own website.
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JeromeSyed Premium
Awesome post, Steve.

I have a serous question. Can you just do a review of products when you have not used them yourself? Does this work?
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PHayhoe1 Premium
Thanks Steve
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Argonaut21 Premium
Great tips. Advice like that found in your article is invaluable to newcomers like me. Thanks sharing and supporting the community. Once I get rolling, I expect Amazon will be a pillar of my success.
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RuthGordon Premium
Valuable information. Can't wait to use the tips!

Thank you,
Ruthy
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F10 Premium
Thanks for sharing the tips, it gives me ideas on how to get started.
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DPissy Premium
Great tips really. Appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
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PaulBoudreau Premium
Thank you, Steve, these are great tips ...
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Wow great reading, informative and very inspirational.
Looking forwards to getting started and have already seen one way to monetise one of my areas of interest ;)
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Great information and thanks for sharing...
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GPurnell Premium
Thanks for taking the time to share this helpful info! Now I'm off to follow Bonus Tip #2 above! Bye, Greg
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kasotty Premium
How did I not see this before?!?? Thanks Steve, you're the best!
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Thank you, this was great and helpful!
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earnest1128 Premium
Great tips.I am learning some valuable info.
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Great tips Steve. I bookmarked this very informative article.
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Rikkie Premium
This post was very informative. I haven't started yet, but I could already see myself using some of these tips. Thanks a lot!
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OlegVolkov Premium
That is some very interesting and good information . Thank you
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Loldv Premium
Very good information
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Loldv Premium
I don't understand reviewing products either unless its from the customer.
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great information
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marklk Premium
Informative for sure but leaves me at a loss. I do not understand this " review" thing. How do you review products? Are you actually reviewing something you used or are you speaking of simply placing content off of Amazon ?
Is this blog the main part of the affiliate marketing or is there a way to do this with a normal website that sells product with no blogging ?
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claybone Premium
Like, LIKE!!! Thanks.
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It was very helpful lesson thanks
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VERY VERY VERY informative! Thank you so much!
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bcae86 Premium
What's a brief and informative article.
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jodiamond Premium
Thanks for this. Real helpful
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LaylaC Premium
Very interesting and very very helpful!
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AnthonySimo Premium
Awesome info Steve....finally everything explained in detail to include support...Nice!
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Well I'm going through theSe lessons and what not. I'm starting to realize some of my questions from years ago are being answered now. Keep in mind I never saw this before. This is great so far. One day I'll be driving what's in my profile picture!
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Iamloi20 Premium
How do you do you convert an image to affiliate link, Steve?
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Iamloi20 Premium
Thanks for the motivation, Steve.
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Thanks Steve for the guide
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ariesurya Premium
nice information.. something new to learn
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Thanks for the info!
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Thanks mate, that was interesting and very informative...
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Sorayacge Premium
Wonderful tutorial, thank you.
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AThorpe Premium
Thanks Steve
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Eashe3030 Premium
Thanks love the tips!
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thanks that was informative
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jdmorgan Premium
Great insights. Thanks Steve for the info.
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May I ask an in-depth question regarding about how to get an affiliated link or will it be in the tutorial/tips?
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onmyownterms Premium
That information is covered in the training available to Premium members.
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Thank you.
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iam5kinny Premium
Nice tips!
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Really great info thanks for sharing!
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spurway Premium
Interesting information and good advice . Feel empowered to start right now
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FatoomShaf Premium
Thanks!! Very informative. :)
I am actually targeting this way of earning.
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Very informative tutorial! Thank you!
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Thanks to tips really appreciate it
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very interesting thank you
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elitzenu Premium
Thank you for sharing this.
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Thank you for taking your time to write!
-Daniel
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Really helpful, thanks Steve
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hafease Premium
Thank you for compiling and sharing your experience
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This tips will be very helpful.tx
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Leogorn Premium
Hey Steve. Thanks for some great tips :)
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nickie123 Premium
This is great info.
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cooltoyz Premium
Hey all just gettin started..sounds pretty exciting.
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Nikad1 Premium
Thanks for the info, really informative.
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Watto71 Premium
Really great info, thank you, really excited in getting started !
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SCMThe Premium
Great Article! I think I have a new slogan "Take action and get to work!"
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PenaManso Premium
Five stars post!
Tips are invaluable.

Thanks for sharing!
All the best to you.
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These are so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing!
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ClarkTan Premium
Thank you so much for this helpful tips! I even took some notes down so that I could use it later when I get to learn more about the business! Nevertheless it is an amazing post!
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getpaid925 Premium
That was excellent! Just curious. Can I use someone else's computer, click my affiliate link before I do my shopping on Amazon and get commission on myself aka extra discount? Just keeping the hustle alive...
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Labman Premium
As long as the item is shipped to you, Amazon will not provide a commission. So, if you use another computer and ship to somewhere not your house, it will probably work.

It is frowned upon and if discovered will get your affiliate account banned.
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getpaid925 Premium
Haha okie dokie. Thanks. Of course I would never do this. I'm just curious. :D
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Thanks for the great tips! I'm curious for a further explanation on bonus tip #3, I was brainstorming that researching what sells the best on Amazon could lead to a blog with higher conversion ratios (since the items are already selling well on Amazon). All while keeping it within a certain niche.
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MargyK Premium
I've written all of these down.

Excellent information.

Thanks!
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Phumlani5 Premium
GREAT TIPS THANKS
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Good stuff!
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PascalG Premium
These tips are increditastic! Thank you so much! :)
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Niyigiree16 Premium
It is helpful to me Friend.
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laurieP Premium
thanks, many good ideas shared here.
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Good sound advice, great!!
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CONNIE1982 Premium
loved the tips. great info!
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james1236 Premium
Great read! Merci Buckets amigo :)
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Sloki Premium
Good information here Steve Thanks
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I like your outlook and enjoy your articles you are inspiring Thanks for sharing
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JamRockKing Premium
Great tips. Thanks for sharing.
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Great stuff! I'll implement these tips
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mrrobert024 Premium
this is great - thanks!
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ampharrell Premium
Thanks a lot for the tips, the more I go through the lessons the better understanding I get. I've never done this before as far as websites and online bussinesses. I'm so excited about getting started...but there is still much more for me to learn. Thanks again
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scromer17 Premium
Great info Steve, I just started with amazon's affiliate program yesterday I'll definitely incorporate your tips.
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SusanHughes Premium
awesome imformation , I'm kinda over whelmed by it all but still very eager to absorb more
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Very informative, thank you!
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This is exciting! Some of these ideas never crossed my mind!
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Mircea28 Premium
Great tips!
Thanks
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Etetireng Premium
Hi everyone. I am still confuse . Are we going to create a blog or website? What isort the different of these two? Please help me answer. How can make money with blog or website? Any sample of both?

Thanks
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Thank you so much great tips: I learned a lot
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thomashunk Premium
Great tips and ideas. With everything I have read I am almost ready to take action. Building my knowledge base through these tips are the best! Thanks
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MRondeau Premium
Awesome!
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Wonderful tips. Thank you very much for taking the tine too share.
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Really amazing tips .. Thanks a lot :)
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Thanks for the tips! Will try to implement what I've learned through these tips :D
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MoragK Premium
Very clear and appreciated tips. Thank you for spending the time to share it.
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valeriyaaizn Premium
Thanks for these great tips! Now it's time to take action and get to work!
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Thanks for the tips, they are AWESOME,now to apply them
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IDavila Premium
Thanks for sharing these tips! Now I have a clear picture of what to do with my content. I've been having some difficulty about how to proceed with my writing!
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livethelife1 Premium
I just started a new blog where I was trying to use products from Amazon. But because my blog is new and not enough content (I only have 3 articles so far) Amazon rejected my application. although the first day, I had already made some money. Pity, I guess I'll keep writing and see if they'll accept me later
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Labman Premium
Once you have some content on your site and some traffic coming in, they will approve you.
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livethelife1 Premium
Yes, that's what I figured, thanks
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BarbaraJP Premium
Sorry, 4% of 35 Billion is 1.4 Million. Still a lot of money!
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itscolinlowe Premium
Some very useful advice here that can be used to build and affiliate strategy with Amazon.
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Phil411 Premium
Thanks for the tips. Just reading through this information increases my mindset on many ways to go about the business. Truly grateful for this information, so again thanks. :)
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Thanks a lot for some great tips! I hope I will be successful in making use of them. Thanks again!
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RhuelleD Premium
A lot to chew on but very informative!
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SureshS Premium
Very useful info. Thanks for sharing
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thank you, this is what i was looking for today
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TasleemS Premium
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Agreed.people like disc and sale. Though its not much. Its perception of price cut.
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TakeAction45 Premium
Very interesting! Learning alot of great things! Thank you:)
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This information was extremely informative and on point. I reflected on purchases that I have made and as a customer, I could relate to each idea that you provided. I will keep them in mind when I make my page.
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Awesome article,I opened the link on amazon on perfomance.and they are asking for my mobile App ULR..help me wats ttw
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Really great information, thank you for sharing them
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JimSullivan1 Premium
Really great information.I have been afraid of Amazon because of the competition, but you make me feel like jumping in there
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thank you for sharing all these information.
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IDavila Premium
Very useful information, I difenetly use this information in the near future!
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StevenMP Premium
Hey Steve! Great article, I am still at the beginning stages of learning and am very grateful for the guide.
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very informative and it will help me to be well established. thanks Steve
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Very informative and helpful, can't wait to get started!
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very helpful thank you.
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Hari S Nair Premium
I have been a bit confused with amazon lately Steve, so I would highly appreciate if you could help me with this.

See, my earning depends on the affiliate programs entirely and when it comes to amazon I only can direct traffic by referring books, I hardly earn any money with that because commissions for books are the lowest. I still want to do it, but I am a bit unwilling to add too many affiliate links to my site.
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Aranessa Premium
Great tips and info, very helpful.
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Great info!!
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Thanks for the top 10 tips
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Dupin Premium
very helpful, thanks
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technirvana Premium
Great tips.
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T1967 Premium
excellent,....thank you. have added it to my favorites for when i am there :-)) cheers huns
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jwc391 Premium
Great tips, excited to try some of these out!
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bluerose811 Premium
That was very informative. I 'm not sure how to ask this question, but how does it work if there's http://amazon.ca and http://amazon.com. I'm in Canada, so how would I sign up for the affiliate program with amazon (.com or .ca)? Let's say I put an ad for a juicer and someone from USA happens to go on my page and click on the link. Will they want to get out of there (.ca) to go on http://amazon.com instead, possibly losing my commission?
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upsgirl Premium
Amazon is the same everywhere.
I've spoken with Amazon and they checked my links...you can go either way. You will not lose sales.
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tbudinski Premium
You have to sign up with both sites and get affiliate id's from both and then use a plugin (or code yourself but I don't know how) so that when they click on your link they will be directed to the appropriate country's store. I would like to know how to do this manually myself actually instead of relying on a plug in.
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upsgirl Premium
Yes, the Plug-In is not required. There are different types of links. I will share one link and if you need more help, just ask.
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Demi-100 Premium
Very helpful article, thank you for this :)
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Twinsmother Premium
Greetings to success to you. Your info on Amazon tracking IDs is somewhat clear to me. My site is on Spelt Flour could I put Spelt Flour as an ID? Is that how it is done? My understanding is this is necessary to keep track of progress within that niche. Am I right? Thanks for the info.
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tbudinski Premium
Hi, thanks for the tips! I am confused about one thing though. You talke about sending links through email and I have read that it is a violation of Amazon ToS to send links through email. Is that not true?
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T1967 Premium
Hi ya. Did you get the answer to this question yet when toy filed the rest of the lesson in this topic? Please let me know and I will try to help you :-))
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tbudinski Premium
Hi~ no, I haven’t received an answer. Thanks.
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terrycarroll Premium
It certainly was not allowed when I traded with Amazon 2 years ago. You could only e-mail customers through there Amazon link and even then mails were vetted by Amazon. Not sure if this is still the case.
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Jilonze Premium
Great tips! Thanks!
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aloqwolf Premium
thanks bro
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Deathmonk Premium
Thanks for the tip
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