What is Affiliate Marketing?

Have you ever thought you can make money by referring people to Flipkart or Amazon?

Here I will explain how you can make money through affiliate marketing.

If you take a look at all the e-commerce sites in India like Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal You will find a link called become an Affiliate or Make money with us or something similar at the end of the page.


Before we can see how we can make money using these programs, lets first understand the concept of affiliate marketing.

The concept of Affiliate Marketing

For example say you became an affiliate for Amazon, and you bring a person to their site, and if that person makes a purchase you will get a commission. This is how affiliate marketing works.

But how to bring a person to Amazon?

When you sign up for an affiliate for Amazon, you will get an affiliate link. You need to promote this link so that you get paid when people buy from it.

There are many ways to share this affiliate link, but the best way is by creating a website.

How does it work?

A person visits your site and clicks on your affiliate link. This will take him to Amazon. Once he buys the product you will get the commission.


The best part is even if that person buys some other product, you will still get the commission. He or she has to make a purchase within 24 hours.


How to promote a product from Amazon and make sales?

Step1: Choose the type of product you want to promote.

For that go to Amazon.in and click shop by category.

Now select a category from the list in which you are most interested in.

This is very important because what you choose here is the topic of your website in the next step.

You can also take a look at the commission of all products by taking a look at affiliate-program.amazon.in

This will help you know the percentage of commission you can earn from each sale.

Once you have selected your category, you can go to the next step.

Step 2: Creating a Website

Create a website

If you are selecting shoes as your topic create a site related to shoes.

Step 3: Sign up for Amazon affiliate program

Go to Amazon.in and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click become an affiliate.

Complete the signup process by clicking the join now for free button.

Step 4: Select the item you are going to promote.

For that go to google and search for Amazon India best sellers

Now click the first link

Select your category from the left side

This will show you the top selling products in that category.

Choose a product which has 4-star ratings or higher.

Take a look at the features of the product and look at the user reviews to get an idea about the product. If you like it go to the next step.

Step 5: Write an article about the product

Make sure you have read all the user reviews and product features so that you can list down the pros and corns.

Also add an image of the product.

Now comes the important part of adding an affiliate link.

To add an affiliate link, first find a buy button from google images and add it to your article.

Now go to the product page on amazon and click link to this page.

Right click and copy the link address which is your affiliate link.

Then go to article click the buy button and click edit.

Select link to custom url and paste the link there.

Also give a tick mark to open link in new tab.

Click update and click publish to post the article.

Now while clicking the button in your article allows users to buy the product from the affiliate link.

This is how you can promote a product using an affiliate link.

Quick Tip: Always make sure you write articles which provide some kind of benefit to your readers. This will attract more users to your affiliate link.

Now let’s check how to check your earnings on Amazon.

Once you are logged in you will find total earnings on the right-hand side.

This is how you make money through affiliate marketing. Also, the steps showed here now can be used on any e-commerce site you want like flipkart, jabong, amazon etc.



About the author


Hi, I am Archana, an aspiring Digital Marketing Professional. This blog is dedicated to helping people learn about Digital Marketing.

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