February 24, 2024


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WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON WITH THIS CONSTANT PRICE INFLATION? (I have just paid £2.50 for 6 eggs, and they aren’t even very big)

I am trying to boost my income with affiliate marketing.  Any time my friends and family follow my links to purchase a product, I earn a small percentage.  Read on if you would like to build an income in your spare time.



We have all had to tighten our belts this year and with the monstrous increase in the cost of gas and electricity added to the already eyewatering increases in the cost of living, this Christmas may have been looking a little frugal.

Don’t despair!  I have a couple of suggestions that may add to your income in time for Christmas but more importantly set you up with a business you can work from home with a minimum of effort.

There are several ways you can partner with Amazon to develop a business that makes money from the word go. 


I have been an Amazon affiliate for about five years and by adding links with my unique ID code to blogs and social networking posts, I have been earning a regular stream of income. 

If you have a large following on Instagram for example, you can promote any, or several of a range of products from Amazon.  You must always remember to declare your affiliation with Amazon so as not to mislead your followers.

You may have purchased something which you can highly recommend to others, or you may want to promote the benefits of Amazon Prime.  There is the Amazon Music Player which by adding the player to any pages you edit, links your ID code to any order made from your page.

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What is the Amazon Associates program?

Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program that allows website owners and bloggers to create links and earn referral fees when customers click through and buy products from Amazon.com. It’s completely free to join and easy to use.

Provide consumers the convenience of referring them to a trusted site where they can immediately purchase products you advertise. And when they do, you can earn up to 12% in advertising fees.

Take advantage of various Amazon retail promotions and leverage our newly created advertising features to drive traffic and earn referrals.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing – How to Make Money from Home

Start by heading over to Amazon Associates Central and clicking sign up. You can either use your existing Amazon account or create a new one using the email you associate with your website or social media channels.

Commissions & Sales in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing works by sharing the workload of product marketing between you and the actual seller.

Did you know? 81% of brands and 84% of publishers work with affiliate marketing, including through blogs.

In other words: Affiliate marketing is HUGELY successful.

There are three basic ways of sales in Affiliate Marketing today. Let’s take a look.

  1. Pay per sale

    This is the most common affiliate marketing framework.

    The seller/creator pays the affiliate a percentage of the profits after the consumer has followed the advertiser’s links and buys the product.

    To sum up, a sale needs to be made before the affiliate receives any income.

    Let’s take an easy example from our own affiliate program.

    If someone buys a book on Amazon through your affiliate link, you receive 5% of the sale as commission income.


      2. Pay per click

Rather than direct a consumer to buying a specific product on a shopping platform like Amazon, paying per click instead rewards affiliates for directing consumers to their own branded site.

The affiliate must produce content that is engaging enough so consumers will click to the seller’s site – thereby increasing web traffic.

This sales type is less about high quality content and therefore far more competitive.

      3.Pay per lead

This system is a not as common as the previous one, perhaps due to its less straightforward structure.

Pay Per Lead is also called Action Marketing.

Paying per lead means the affiliate receives a payment based on how leads from their site convert. Here consumers are required to complete a specific action at the merchant’s site, rather than just clicking through and buying a product.

In this situation, guests may be required to sign up for a newsletter or download a particular program or file.

Affiliate Marketing – How to Make Money from Home


What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is all about recommending products or services to an audience creating sales and earning commissions. Let’s dive right in.

Today it has become quite a big industry. But it’s still a powerful option for EVERYONE who wants to make money from home.

  • the advertiser (That’s you!)
  • the consumer

Okay, but why choose a blog as a content format?

Blogs are a SUPER useful stepping stone into affiliate marketing. Because if done right, they are more authentic than anything else.

Authentic blogs convert users into frequent readers and later customers.

Let’s take this quote from Oprah Winfrey.

“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”

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If you want to do successful Affiliate Marketing, you have to talk about something you truly LOVE.

Otherwise you’ll create nothing more than simple advertising.

That’s precisely why blogs have such a potential for strong organic rankings in search engines.

People trust real bloggers. So they also trust their product choices and are more likely to click through to a seller’s page.

Now, let’s take a closer look to see why affiliate marketing may be right for you and your blogging and/or social media business!

Commissions & Sales in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing works by sharing the workload of product marketing between you and the actual seller.

Frequently Asked Questions


How does the Associates Program work?

You can share products and Amazon services with your audience through customized linking tools and earn money on qualifying purchases and customer actions like signing up for a free trial program. Learn more.




If you’re an influencer with an established social media following, learn about the Amazon Influencer Program.

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It’s been proven time and time again that an online figure can grow a career out of enraging viewers. Creators across platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter have reached huge audiences while being extremely controversial. 

Data from an Insider and SurveyMonkey Audience survey, which polled 1,105 people in August about how they felt about 99 influencers, further supports that idea, with people like Jake Paul, Jeffree Star, and James Charles remaining some of the most well-known creators with the least likeability. 

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Being accepted into the influencer program seems to depend on the number of followers you have but there are always people whose popularity is increasing rapidly so there isn’t a set number to aim for.

If you have a large following on Instagram for example, you can promote any, or several of a range of products from Amazon.  You must always remember to declare your affiliation with Amazon so as not to mislead your followers.

  • How do I qualify for this program?

Bloggers, publishers and content creators with a qualifying website or mobile app can participate in this program. Learn more.

  • How do I earn in this program?

You earn from qualifying purchases and programs through the traffic you drive to Amazon. Commission income for qualifying purchases and programs differ based on product category. Learn more.

How do I sign up to the program?

Sign up to the program here.

Once you sign up for the Amazon Influencer Program, you can access tools you need to select the best of Amazon’s products and show services and introduce them to your followers. 

The Amazon Influencer Program allows you to get your own presence on Amazon, which you can customize and curate with products you recommend in your videos on YouTube or pictures on Instagram. We also give you a special vanity URL (amazon.co.uk/shop/handle), which allows you to promote your Amazon presence verbally to your followers. When customers visit your page and shop on Amazon, you get compensated for purchases in a similar fashion as you would with the Amazon Associates program. You can now send your followers to shop your favorite products in one place with their trusted e-commerce leader.

Have you watched a film you thought was so good that you want to tell all your friends?

That is how easy it is to start earning money with the Amazon Influencer program.

Tell all your friends with a tweet or a post, include a link so that they can subscribe just like you, and that is all you need do.

The stipulation is that you make it clear that you are an Influencer on behalf of Amazon, but when your friends and family see how easy this business concept is, they may be asking you how they can start their own home business.


Adidas is one of the most famous brands using influencer marketing to promote their products. Adidas got in touch with influencers to increase their reach on social media.

They wanted to focus on a younger audience, so they chose to do an Instagram influencer marketing campaign. That worked well because nearly 70% of Instagram users are aged below 35.

They collaborated with influencers like Iga Wysocka and Selena Gomez and introduced the #MyNeoShoot contest. Through this campaign, they were able to get over 12,000 entries for the contest. Additionally, their hashtag got a tremendous number of mentions, and their Instagram account’s follower count increased by 41,000.

They also managed to achieve their goal of increasing sales. Their sales increased by 24.2%, and at the same time, Nike’s sales dropped by 9.1%.