Amazon Review (2017)
Business Name: Amazon
Year Founded: 1994
Founder & CEO: Jeff Bezos
Personal Rating: 9 out of 10
About: It started as an online book store and now Amazon is the worlds largest online based retailer for products and digital products. They also have one of the biggest affiliate programs with endless opportunity to earn commissions from sales by simply referring individuals to their website. In 2015 Amazon surpassed Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the US by market capitalization as more users are turning to online shopping ever year.
Unfortunately some states in the US are forbidden or restricted to use Amazon due to new tax laws. You can read more about this HERE.
Why Choose Amazon?
This is a very trustworthy company which has been around for over 20 years. Amazon and has paid out millions of online traders, has a sophisticated top quality platform with excellent support. There is a lot of information online to help you with any issue or problem you might run into as there are so many merchants and users that deal with Amazon on a daily basis, some for over two decades now.
- Free to sign up. no risk involved and no payments necessary unless you want to purchase products (not necessary for the affiliate program).
- Easy checkout process for shoppers.
- Every product has a rich provision of reviews to help shoppers make the right decision.
- Many extra ways of earning income online through Amazon.
- Top recommendation system.
- Rating based system.
- Access to millions of different products from all around the world.
- Buyer and Seller protection policies.
- No qualifications or previous experience is needed.
- A simply laid out help area with searchable topics.
AMAZON HOME PAGE
Who can partake?
- Anyone who wants to earn extra income online.
- Those interested in joining a solid affiliate program.
- Product promoters.
- Online consumers and merchants, retailers, suppliers, marketers, private sellers and distributors.
- Retired and Elderly.
- College and University Students.
- ‘Stay at home’ Moms and Dads.
- Ambitious young people with adult supervision.
The Affiliate Program
As I mentioned previously, not everyone will be able to qualify for Amazon Associates. I would advise to either contact Amazon via email or Skype to find out if you are a suitable candidate before wasting time filling out online profiles, forms etc. Don’t despair if you are rejected or live in a state that doesn’t allow you to participate, there are many other great affiliate programs out there like the EPN (eBay Partner Network), they are a lot more lenient. You can read this brief training I provide on this opportunity HERE.
If you get rejected by Amazon and eBay then you can contact me directly and I will personally help you find an alternative affiliate program that will work for you and your niche. There are literally thousands of decent and independent affiliate programs online that will support any niche that you are working with.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On the Amazon Associates home page scroll down until you see this:
By following these simple steps you will be able to register (if you qualify), learn how to obtain your personal affiliate links and start promoting Amazon products on your website, through social media or your blog etc.
You don’t need a website to get started but if you are promoting Amazon products on your site, make one hundred percent sure they are related to your content and overall theme. For example, don’t list computer and PlayStation games on a Health & Beauty website! It will cause confusion or cause potential customers to lose interest FAST!
Click here to get a lot more information about Amazon Associates policies and payment ratios.
Click here to find out more about getting paid, plus all the necessary details and policies.
Please note that Amazon will charge a $15 processing fee for all checks they send. If your billing address is outside of the United States they supposedly waive this fee. There is no processing fee if you choose to be paid via gift certificates or a direct deposit.
The minimum threshold for payment is $100 and you can also alter the threshold to be set higher if you go to “Account Settings” then click on the “Change Payment Method / Type”.
If Amazon owes you less than $100 or your personally set minimum threshold then the amount will roll over into the next month’s total and so forth.
Usually Amazon takes about 3 months to make payment. So if you earn commissions in January you will be paid at the end of March.
Overall Evaluation & Conclusion
I highly recommend the affiliate program (Amazon Associates) and feel it has tremendous potential to create a steady stream of passive income. There are no limits as to how many products you can promote or the commissions you can earn.
Please feel free to comment bellow if you have questions, concerns or any feedback. I will be happy to assist in any way possible 😉