Amazon’s Secret Recipe To Create The Most Profitable Affiliate Business

Navdeep Yadav
4 min readDec 17, 2022

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Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting and selling another company’s products or services for a commission.

Example: Amazon Affiliates, Hubspot, and SkillShare

What parties are involved in affiliate marketing?

  1. Affiliates: The promoters of the product
  2. Product creators: The creators of the product
  3. Networks: The networks managing the affiliates
  4. Consumers: The end users of the product
Parties involved in affiliate marketing

How does the affiliate business model work?

Step 1 Influencers enroll in the affiliate program of sellers/companies.

Step 2 They will start sharing these unique affiliate links with their audience on Youtube and TikTok videos.

Step 3 Start Earning affiliate commission (5%–10%) every time someone purchases some product from their links.

Step 4 They can track the no. of clicks, Sales, and Commission from the dashboard.

How Affiliate business model is a win-win deal?

It’s a win-win deal for all the parties i.e influencers, customers, and the company.

  • The influencer is happy because he has earned a commission from the sale.
  • The company is happy because they have a new sale from a customer that they might not have usually been able to reach.
  • The customer is happy because they learned about a product from you that will hopefully fulfill a need or desire.

Types of Affiliate business model?

  1. Pay-Per-Click (PPC): Affiliates get paid for clicks generated, no matter whether or not the sale was complete.
  2. Pay-Per-Lead (PPL): Affiliates get paid for each lead they generate.
  3. Pay-Per-Sale (PPS): Affiliates get paid for each sale they generate.
Types of Affiliate business Models

Common types of Affiliate Marketing Channels

  1. Blogging — Bloggers review your product or share feedback and drive their organic traffic to your website.
  2. Influencer Marketing — Your favorite social media start to use a product and share a more targeted relevant message.
  3. Email Marketing — Promoting a brand product in a monthly newsletter etc
  4. Coupon Sites — Offering coupons or discounts to increase monthly sales.

Common types of Affiliate Marketing Channels

  • Blogging — Bloggers review your product or share feedback and drive their organic traffic to your website.
  • Influencer Marketing — Your favorite social media start to use a product and share a more targeted relevant message.
  • Email Marketing — Promoting a brand product in a monthly newsletter etc
  • Coupon Sites — Offering coupons or discounts to increase monthly sales.

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing
  • Passive Income — Promote the brand’s products by writing a blog or making a video and making money while you sleep.
  • Flexibility — Earn commission at home with No ownership of storage and no fixed working hours
  • Cost-Effective with Low Risk — Affiliate doesn’t require any capital to start.

How to earn money from Affiliate Marketing?

Start Affiliate Marketing
  • Choose a platform and niche — To be an affiliate, you need to have an influence on a niche. Whether finance or personal health and then start a video on f blog i.e. YouTube WordPress, etc
  • Build an audience — You have to build a large and engaged audience with consistency and quality content.
  • Sign up for an affiliate program — Affiliate program like Amazon Associates i.e. 5% off on every purchase
  • Create remarkable content that promotes your affiliate products Create product videos and reviews to highlight benefits and allow them o purchase through your affiliate link
  • Optimize and track and get paid — Track and see what has performed well and what you can improve.

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