When I first realized I wanted to be an author, I found that I was easily overwhelmed by the extreme learning curve I had before me. And it wasn’t just stuff you had to learn, but also execute every day after that. To keep from getting ulcers (jury is still out on that) I told myself that if I could just learn one new thing a day, I would be okay and I wouldn’t get so stressed out that I wanted to quit.

Well, that kind of worked. Ha! But I thought I would share some of the things I learned along the way on this blog.


Sh!t I Learned Today: Amazon Associates

I redesigned my website over the weekend, and I needed a way to post my books on the sidebar with buy links. And then I remembered the Amazon Associates program.

In a nutshell, it’s an easy program to sign up for where you can get HTML for any product on Amazon to use as advertisement on your site. For example, I signed up and got a specific code for MY OWN books. I then posted that code in the sidebar of my new website! Bazinga! Now I have my books listed for people to check them out without having to sort through pages to find where I sell them. I did all this in less than twenty minutes.

And the best part? You get paid for people using your link to buy the product from Amazon! Not only is it a great tool for authors to use for their books, but it would also be a great way for any blogger to monetize their sites.

Of course the only downfall is that my books only link back to Amazon. But I justified this because most (like 99.9%) of my sales come from Amazon.

There are so many ways to use the Amazon Associates program. Whether it’s creating a custom, niche website or just listing your own books. I think the opportunity to make money is there! And it seems to be a great tool for bloggers.

So this was a short post today, but I thought it could be a helpful option for anyone looking for ways to advertise on their sites!

Sh!t I Learned Today: Making Money Using Amazon Associates
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