4 Simple and Effective Tips to Boost Your Amazon Sales

The amazon associates program is a great source of income for all the bloggers who are in affiliate marketing. It is an affiliate programamazon.com-logo that is being conducted by the shopping giant Amazon itself. It helps bloggers make more money. Peoples are making huge amount of money online using Amazon Associates program. Yes, despite the fact that it pays very low (almost 4% for less than 6 sales / month), it is still one of the most popular affiliate programs on the web. There are many ways to earn money online but many people choose Amazon. I am an active Amazon affiliate and I am making good money with them albeit I don’t have an affiliate website. There was a time when I had a belief that-

I cannot earn good with Amazon with low traffic and non-affiliate website

But now my view has changed completely. I made few changes in my strategy and approach and suddenly I started making sales. Below, there are the four methods that I have implemented on my tech blog to get more sales and you can also use the same tips to boost your Amazon sales.

1-Create a well-designed Blog

No one likes to buy from a crap website. So make sure that your blog layout is good, decent and eye pleasing. Make use of good themes either paid or free, there are many free themes available for WordPress blogs. You can choose any of them according to your needs. So create an outstanding blog first.

All of your plans will be of no use if you don’t have a well-designed blog. Take a look at my blog, I bet you will love the design.

Remember, first impression is the last impression. More, the no of peoples impressed; greater will be the chances of getting more sales.

2- Write Posts Related To Different Products and Apply SEO

This is the best method you can implement to boost your amazon sales. Almost 80% of my revenue come from the articles I have published on my blog. You should recommend the best products to your readers by writing a detailed article on it. Don’t forget to mention everything related to that product so that readers will not have to read the details on Amazon. It wastes their precious time and they don’t like it. After writing the article you can insert your affiliate ID to track the sales.

Apply SEO on your posts to make it more Google friendly, this will result in higher rankings and more targeted traffic from search engines, which will ultimately boost your amazon sales.

3- Promoting Relevant Products will Boost Your Amazon Sales

This is the most important thing if you really want to get more sales. Let me explain this with the following example.

Suppose there are two persons- The first one is selling lipsticks on a Tech blog and the second one is selling Mobiles on a Tech blog.

Which one will get more sales? Obviously, the second one because his visitors are interested in technical stuff. So, sell mobiles and electronics related stuff on tech blogs and sell lipsticks and clothes on a fashion blog.

But sometimes a reader may be interested in buying things which are irrelevant to your blog’s content. For example- a user may want to purchase shoes while he is browsing the pages of your tech blog. So how to make them buy shoes on your tech blog when you are not promoting shoes. Well, there is a method for that too and it is explained below.

4-Put an Amazon Search Widget on Your Sidebar

Many of you would be aware of this but if you are not then it can be a great option to boost your amazon sales. This is the method I used to make sales by promoting irrelevant things (our ultimate goal is to make more sales, isn’t it?). So, Put an Amazon search box in your sidebar.

To do this, go to your Amazon associates account, click on widgets tab and a new page will appear. A select search widget from that page, give inputs like height and width and copy the html of search widget. Now paste this html on your sidebar. This has many benefits, it is a search box so readers can search the desired products directly from your site and then they can purchase the product. The search box is associated with your Amazon Associates ID, so you will make money every time someone makes a purchase. This will boost your Amazon sales.

NOTE- you can also place it within post but it will distract the reader so try to put it in the sidebar.

So these were the tips I have implemented on my blog to get more sales from Amazon. Although I did not make thousands of dollars but I succeeded in getting more sales with a tech blog (remember, a tech blog is not targeted traffic). So if you have an affiliate blog, you can surely do wonders with Amazon associates program. Best of luck for your affiliate journey, i hope these tips will boost your Amazon sales.

About Amit Shaw

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  1. Krishna Parmar says:

    Hi Prabhat! some of the nice tips you have shared with us, and I literally want to thank you out as while reading your article one idea came to my mind is just monetizing my very small blogs which I don’t bother about with Amazon.
    Thanks, nice article!

    • Prabhat Royal says:

      thanks krishna for stopping by and leaving a comment, yes you should try Amazon, its good

    • Prabhat Royal says:

      thanks krishna for stopping by and leaving a comment, yes you should try Amazon, its good.

  2. Hi Prabhat,

    Like the tips. I believe many bloggers trying their luck to take the most out of amazon affiliates. I like to do on-page optimization for this cause. The useful information and contextual links.

    If you create articles that legitimately point out pros and cons that people care about, and then provide helpful recommendations, you will get sales. The idea of providing enough information for the reader to make a buying decision is something that will take more work upfront, but it will pay off in the long run for obvious reasons.

    What about contextual links? These will be some of your best sales-drivers. This simply means links within your actual article body. For example, once or twice a paragraph in a product review you can turn a few related words into an affiliate link back to that product on Amazon.com. You obviously want to strike a balance between too few and too many, but a good rule of thumb in product review that’s at least 500 words would be to have at least 2 or 3 contextual links.

    • Prabhat Rayal says:

      hello okto,i am glad you liked the tips. amazon associates is a nice way to earn money but yes you will have to work hard to get most out of it, and writing articles about amazon products is a really nice way to tell them about the pros and cons of a specific product. and yes we should not fill out posts with amazon links, 2 links are enough as you have told but remember to put nofollow attribute to those links…

  3. Marko Akinaga says:

    Your fourth tip Prabhat about the Amazon search widget in the sidebar is a good idea that I’ve tried out, but I would like to mention that when I placed a list of Amazon products there (using one of their widgets) then my site ranking dropped down. After some trial and error I found out that an increased page load time (because of the Amazon widget) lowered my page ranks in search engines. By now having less items to show in the widget the page loads faster and I got my rankings back again. I thought of sharing this little discovery with you Prabhat and your blog readers. Thank you! : )

  4. Hi Prabhat,

    Wonderful post, Amazon is one of the best affiliate network let bloggers earn decent bucks at the end-of-the-day. All we do is to choose less competitive product based keywords and write a good reviews about it and at the end of the article promote the product would work, worked for many pro marketers.

    We should just ensure about ON-Page optimization and social share to get ranking for the keyword would help to get people attention naturally by organic traffic.

    Thanks 🙂

    • Prabhat Royal says:

      you are right naveen. we should have a plan about which products to promote? you got it.

  5. Arup Ghosh says:

    Tried amazon on my blogger blog but never got any success. I’ll surely give it a next try with your tips.

    • Prabhat Royal says:

      your should give it a try arup. it can earn you good income once you understand how it actually works

  6. Ravi Verma says:

    Hi Prabhat … Nice tips bro for Amazon affiliates.
    Creating an Attractive and Appealing Blog is must for anyone who want to go into affiliate marketing.
    Thanks for the tips.

  7. Yes Prabhat, these tips are great. Everyone should try this. Promoting relevant content and boosting the content with some SEO, these points will definitely work.

  8. Anirudh says:

    Promoting relevant Amazon products is a definite must! Though they seem competitive to us, promoting others’ products is sure to boost a good reputation and bring sales to us.

  9. Sarvesh Darak says:

    Hello Prabhat and others,

    I was thinking to join amazon affiliate as i heard good review about their payouts. And all the mentioned tips are quite effective to gain profit.


  10. rakesh kumar says:

    relevant article is the heart and soul of this whole article, if you are not able to find out the type of readers of your blog. I am sure you are not going to make even a single penny from all the listed methods.