It seems like everyone in 2021 wants to make money on YouTube. With creators like Mr. Beast and David Dobrick gaining unheard of YouTube fame, you may be asking yourself how you could earn money on YouTube. Well, you’re in luck. In this blog, I’ll take you through the five most popular ways your favorite YouTube stars make money (affiliate, sponsorship, ads, patronage, merchandise), and where to start if you are a beginner.
In early February 2021, Amazon drastically expanded the unique method that is used to calculate affiliate commission payouts in five of the 19 Amazon affiliate programs worldwide. For the five original Associates programs in Europe, the Direct vs. Indirect Qualifying Purchases model is now dominant.
What does this mean for your bottom line and how can you maximize Amazon affiliate earnings? Great questions, let’s dive in!
Updated December 8th, 2020.
Calling all Amazon Associates! Are you ready for Amazon’s 2020 Black Friday and holiday rush?! It goes without saying that Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Cyber 5 presents the second-best monetization opportunity of the year for all Amazon Associates (it seems Prime Day might take the cake for the single best event).
On October 28th, 2020, Amazon further expanded its global presence (again!) and not only launched a new storefront with Amazon Sweden, but also the new Amazon affiliate program!
Update: Approximately 12 days after first being reported, the author of the BestAzon WP plugin closed the open WP support tickets stating the issue has been resolved. We now see the demo links on their site working however, there are still ongoing complaints from BestAzon WP plugin users that the links aren’t working.
Recently we’ve been contacted by a growing number of niche and authority site publishers that were previously using the competing service BestAzon, but have found their Amazon affiliate links no longer work, and are looking for help ensuring their sites are fully functioning for the holidays.
From some quick research, we’ve confirmed there now appears to be something fundamentally broken with BestAzon’s service for Amazon affiliate links and we wanted to share a quick blog post about what we know and some advice for those affiliate publishers that are impacted.
If you’ve been adversely impacted by BestAzon’s CloudFront 504 error and your Amazon affiliate links no longer work, feel free to reach out directly or jump below to read about how to get your links fixed ASAP.