In this post, we’ll show you how to add Amazon Affiliate Links to WordPress. The Amazon Associates Program is a great place to get started in affiliate marketing. Not only does Amazon offer a massive variety of products and two-day shipping, but their affiliate program is easy to learn and can teach you some essential lessons on how to manage your affiliate business before you start with other affiliate programs.
Looking to have a channel financially support itself is a natural step for YouTube creators. There are five main ways that creators can make money off YouTube: ads, sponsorship, patronage, directly selling something/merch, and affiliate. In this video, we are primarily going to cover affiliate marketing as a revenue model. We will go over Amazon’s affiliate program, how to stay compliant with the Amazon Associates Operating Agreement, and best practices to earn you more money.
Let’s dive in!
(Updated September 30th, 2020)
Starting at midnight, Tuesday, October 13th, and going for 48 hours again this year, will be the sixth annual Prime Day! Amazon is pulling out all of the stops with hundreds of thousands of deals for its Prime members.
And the best part? It’s a global event* and that’s where you can shine with our service because Geniuslink is also pulling out all of the stops to help make this one the most successful yet!
We’ve long believed that Choice Pages are an awesome way for creators to boost their revenue and diversify their affiliate partnerships. Armando Ferreira (of the popular MondoBytes YouTube channel) shared a case study with us that yielded exciting results (more than doubling his revenue!). But like many of you, we wanted more data. We wanted to know that his experience wasn’t an exception.
So we set up a Choice Page experiment with other YouTubers to see if we could prove that Armando’s experience wasn’t a fluke.
Turns out we were able to consistently produce amazing results! Over 11 separate tests, we saw an average of 2.2x improvement in earnings-per-click with some clients seeing as much as 4.2x lift!
If you’re a creator on YouTube looking to generate some extra income, you’re probably already using affiliate links to recommend your favorite products. (And if you’re not, you should be!)
However, these links can start to add up quickly, and before long you may find yourself with hundreds—or thousands—of links throughout your channel, all of which are still leaving valuable international commissions on the table! Even worse, this makes it feel like a huge commitment to adopt an intelligent link management service like Geniuslink to start earning those commissions—particularly when you need to go back and replace hundred of affiliate links across dozens of videos.
Our YouTube Link Optimizer—now with improved functionality—is here to help!