Many of you are already promoting products that appear on Amazon. You are helping them make money. So why not get some coming your way? After all, by sending the link to your friends, family members, co-workers, etc., you are marketing for them.
Believe it or not, when looking for ways to make money online, being an Amazon Associate is one of the simplest ways to get going. Although it’s simple to get going, you may not make money just depending on your marketing just to friends and family members. But it is a start as you realize how it is easy.
Being an Amazon Associate is very similar to be a salesman or saleswoman in a store. You want to help customers, or visitors to your website, make purchase decisions and then buy a product. Then you, as the salesman or saleswoman, makes a commission on everything that person buys from Amazon after you sent them there. Except as an Amazon Associate, they don’t buy the product from you, but rather from Amazon.
Amazon uses their associate program to give you links with a specific tracking ID in them, so they can tell that you sent the person over to Amazon. Amazon then tracks the person for 24 hours on their site. Of course, once you realize the potential, you can engage aggressively to increase revenue by creating websites, blogs, etc. The potential with Amazon as an affiliate to earn passive income and eventually active income.