Affilorama Review – My Updated Review 2018

Have you heard Affilorama is now free to join? Affilorama have recently changed to offer a free version with access to certain elements. So, I wanted to join to let you know whether this free membership is the one for you.

Affilorama

Owner: Mark Ling

Price: Free, $67, $197, $197

Ranking:

Free Account: Affilorama

What is Affilorama?

Started in 2005, Affilorama is a platform dedicated to Affiliate Marketing. It offers training material on ways to start and scale your affiliate marketing business. Started by a guy called Mark Ling, who is a very successful online marketer. He is also the owner of Jamorama & Rocket Piano.  Being this busy and having multiple projects, it is probably unlikely to bump into Mark in the forum though.

Who is Affilorama for?

Before the free membership option, I would have previously said this was for people ready to invest in their business. Mainly due to the $67 monthly fee for the premium version not being warranted with upsells required to make use of it.

But as it now has a free version, I would say anyone interested in learning Affiliate Marketing would benefit from the training – I was also intrigued by a pop-up for a guide called the “Pathway to Success”. I paid $19 for it, but I have to say I got more out of that guide than I did from the training.

It is a bit different for someone who has no experience of Affiliate Marketing, but even I found some use out of that guide.  If you can spare the $19 I would suggest you buy it. Even if you choose not to upgrade to their premium version, that guide will help you with creating great content.

How Does Affilorama Work?

The free version gives you access to some training material and the community forum. You can use the training with your own website which you could source yourselves, but the training for the premium products is designed around their own website builder called AffiloTheme.

Affilorama Free Membership

The training material is high quality with mainly good techniques to get started in Affiliate Marketing. You used to have to pay $67 a month to access Affilorama, so I found it good that you could properly try out their training for free.

If you have your own website and are doing Affiliate Marketing or plan to get into Affiliate Marketing, it is good that you can join the community for free to learn.

This allows them to build trust with new people to the community and they may decide to purchase the upsells they have.

Like I said, the website builder tool “AffiloTheme” is not included in the free membership. It is a one-off $97. This is a bonus product included in their Affilo-Blueprint product.

The free training is just enough to whet your appetite, but this Blueprint is a step-by-step guide to building a profitable business. This is $197 and includes the website builder and 1-month subscription to AffiloTools, which is then $67 from that point on.

If you think, this used to be $67 before without a free version – this is a good move for Affilorama to make a free version and even though there are plenty of upsells (most platforms do) there is no reason why you cannot join and benefit from the free training and not hand over any money for the Affilo-Blueprint.

Affilorama Tools

Of course, there is an option for someone who wants to jump straight in with a version that will apparently bring almost immediate results and is on auto-pilot.  The Affilo-Jetpack comes complete with 90+ emails designed for newsletter auto-pilot, bait for your subscribers, a website with one-click set-up, content cheat sheets, placed in 18 hand-picked niches.  This does look like a great help to a newbie but is a staggering $997.  It does make sense, in a way, as they do give you a comparison – if you did all this yourself you are looking at a cost $3,253.  But I would feel this is for someone who has earnt a grand already and wants to further their earnings in affiliate marketing, rather than a newbie. Unless you have a grand???

Pros

  • The training and videos are easy to follow
  • Access to a large community and forum
  • The Owner is well respected in the Online World
  • The Paid Tools/Training is proven to work for Affiliate Marketers
  • 60-day money back guarantee if you are not happy with the paid version

Cons

  • Some of the training I saw is out of date. i.e. back-linking can negatively impact your website.
  • Expensive Upsells compared to competitors
  • Only get the website builder if you pay
  • Spam in the forum

Training

The training material is well written, and the videos are helpful, although Mark doesn’t seem to be involved in it. He has a team that are in the videos and offer support in the forums.

I do think some of the training is out of date and promotes practises that could harm your website. I was reading on their training articles on creating content if you are not a writer and some of the suggestions could be a bad move.

Backlinking can really affect your website by bogging it down and speed is a factor in search engine rankings.  Private Rights Label content is or could be duplicate content which will affect your website. Using content from article directories is again, duplicate content.

They do point out these practises but still suggest it as a way of creating content.  That could possibly confuse a newbie.

On the other hand, some of the suggestions were really good – Outsource to writers, Record yourself rather than writing.  We tend to talk quicker than we do type. But if you are not comfortable with it, it won’t work.

The videos are well recorded and take you step-by-step through the stages.

Support

The forum seems to be the best way to get answer for your questions, whilst most affiliate marketing communities are filled with newbies – there seem to be plenty of people ready to answer questions.

It is easy to find the topics that you may want to ask a question in or just see what people have answered.

I did get frustrated at seeing a great title for a blog, for example a post about getting traffic. But when I clicked on the post, it was a post that taught people how to get traffic and was more like a scam post than a helpful one.  You would have thought these types of actions would be picked up and removed.

A feature I feel this community lacks, is a live chat.  Sometimes you want to ask a question and get it answered quickly (Something I am used to from another community). But this isn’t available in Affilorama, so you may have to wait for an answer.

Tools

Let’s look into their tools in a bit more detail.

A free member will not get much use of the tools, you will only benefit when you invest into the AffiloBluePrint. This is a step-by-step guide which gives you access to the AffiloTheme Website Builder and a month’s subscription to AffiloTools.

Now, I haven’t experienced their blueprint training but from what I can gather through research – a lot of this would be available elsewhere without the high price tag.  The website builder is included. I feel the main benefit of the blueprint will be the marketing techniques he shares. He knows what he is on about, so follow the training exactly and it will bear fruit.

AffiloTools is for keyword research, keeping an eye on your website rankings, researching competitors, linking to google analytics. Whilst this is a very important factor to any online business, $67 a month does seem a bit steep. You do need a way of checking these factors, but you could do it a lot cheaper.

Whilst I believe they are both quite expensive compared to others, I do believe that a new affiliate marketer could benefit from this training and tools. Although what I cannot get my head around is the AffiloJetPack.

It is billed as building a business in a fraction of the time and leaving it on auto-pilot for it to bring home the money.  I get that, it would be anyone’s dream. But, unless you have been doing this for a while and earning good money, which some affiliates are – who can afford $997.

AffiloJetPack

Having said that, if you do have $997 and can afford to invest it, I am sure the techniques work.  Email Marketing is still very effective, and they give you ways of monetising it.  I only wonder how long it would take to recoup your money?

Price

The basic membership which includes basic training and access to the community is free. This wasn’t always the case and is a great move.  Just by offering newbies a way of learning is a big tick for me.

To actually benefit from what Affilorama has to offer, you do need to invest in the AffiloBluePrint. This is a one-off $197 but be mindful you will need to sign up for AffiloTools, which is free for a month and is then $67 a month.

AffiloBluePrint

The big money item is AffiloJetPack, this is $997. Although it is designed to be a business you can put on auto pilot once it’s up and running.

AffilioJetPack

Final Verdict

Affilorama has been going since 2005 and has a large community of users, at the time of writing there are 620,000 active in the community. When I look at the paid options, I personally feel these are targeting those with money, or can afford the high price to get into Affiliate Marketing.  There is nothing wrong with that, it just means there isn’t an opportunity for someone who is looking to find a way of earning money. If I think about who I started with, it started out as costing me $19 to get everything I needed. I wouldn’t have been able to pursue this if I had to pay $197.

By making certain elements available free, this is a great move from Affilorama.  You could use the techniques to earn enough to maybe invest in it later.

Their Jetpack does look good, but (being me) I would be wary of handing over that much money.

Their training is a bit dated in some elements, PLR & back- linking. But their platform is clean and easy to use. As long as you expect the occasional upsell pop-up you’re good to go.

If you would to try it out for yourselves for free, click here.

Would I suggest this platform?

I think this is a great way for someone wanting to get started in Affiliate Marketing to learn some of the basics and methods of monetising a site and getting access to the community is great.  I still suggest that paying the $19 for the Pathway to Passive Success was worth more to me than the training personally. It isn’t my No.1 recommended Product, but I can see why this is a very popular product in Affiliate Marketing.

Let me know? Are you a member of Affilorama, what is your experience?  Have you tried the Blueprint or Jetpack – I would love to know what your experience is.


Alternatives

Whilst Affilorama is a good platform and comes highly recommended, there are alternatives to learn these methods.

A lot of the free material is easy to find for free via searches, this is a painstakingly long way of finding it, but is possible.

Wealthy Affiliate is our No.1 Recommended Product

They offer a lot more to free starter members and their Premium Membership is only $47 a month without forking out a high figure for it upfront.

Their starter members even have access to 2 free websites, step-by-step guide. If you would like to know more, read my Wealthy Affiliate Review

If you want to get started in Affiliate Marketing, Either Wealthy Affiliate or Affilorama can help you on the road to success. But there are some key differences, which I will share with you in my next post.

Thanks for reading

Instant Affiliate Machine Review – Can I Just Put it on Auto-Pilot?

Price: $27, $37, $47

Owners: Shane Nathan, James Renouf, Chad Rego

Website: http://instantaffiliatemachines.com/

Rating: 50/100

 

 

“Build a Niche Site & Put it on Auto Pilot” & Watch the money roll in…

But is it that simple, is this a good way to start your online business or get some money rolling in? Find out in this review of Instant Affiliate Machine Review

What is instant Affiliate Machine?

It is a plugin that you install on your WordPress website. Launched by Shane Nathan, James Renouf & Chad Rego. I checked out Shane Nathan’s website and it is very basic with hardly any information on him really. Continue reading “Instant Affiliate Machine Review – Can I Just Put it on Auto-Pilot?”

Is Solo Build It a Scam – Find Out Here

Solo Build It claims to be the only all-in-one package you need to become an entrepreneur or solopreneur and build a profitable online business with step-by-step guides tools and guidance. Well, we wanted to know whether this system was all it was cracked up to be. I’ll be answering the question of whether Solo Build It is a scam and is it the right choice for a complete newbie looking for such platforms?

What is Solo Build It?

Solo Build It is a full online training course and has been around for a while, Continue reading “Is Solo Build It a Scam – Find Out Here”

A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 – My Honest Opinion

Hey everyone, just wanted to start this review with the fact I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since September 2016. My original review was completed after about a month with the community and there have been major changes both with me and WA. So, what I wanted to do was complete another review of this awesome platform that took me from a newbie in Affiliate Marketing to someone who is helping others start their own business and success story.

Let’s get into the review…

What is Wealthy Affiliate?

Let’s start with the people behind Wealthy Affiliate, two guys by the name of Kyle and Carson. Anyone who joins WA gets to know these two very well, they started WA in 2002 as a platform to help others with all the tools and support required to become successful using the internet. Continue reading “A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018 – My Honest Opinion”

Payzeno Scam – Is it Really a Scam?

Affiliate Marketing is a great way for making money online and affiliate marketing networks are a great companion for us affiliate marketers. So, when I came across the Payzeno Network I wanted to explore it a bit more and see whether it was worthwhile? There are some people out there that ask ‘Is Payzeno a Scam?” Let me show you what I found.

What is Payzeno?

Payzeno is an affiliate marketing network website, but slightly different to other more established players like ClickBank and there are some good points to their platform. Continue reading “Payzeno Scam – Is it Really a Scam?”

Freedom Fast Lane Scam – Is it Really a Scam?

Freedom Fast Lane Review Freedom Fast Lane Scam

Overall Ranking: 60/100

Price: The Tribe – $5k/year, The Backroom $25k/year, BBB $2,997 one-off

Owners: Ryan Daniel Moran

Website: www.freedomfastlane.com

INTRODUCTION

Freedom Fastlane is a training program with a community which offers programs to aid it starting, or scaling up a business.  Their owner, Ryan Daniel Moran, shares his experience of how he went from selling little to becoming very successful and wealthy in the process.  There are a number of positives to this program, but at a high cost.  Is it worth it?  Find out more in my review. Continue reading “Freedom Fast Lane Scam – Is it Really a Scam?”

Learn Affiliate Marketing and Start Earning Online

There are a number of ways of earning money online with affiliate marketing, Amazon Associates, eBay Partners, Click Bank, to name a few. They all have a number of tutorials and how to guides but don’t really take you through effectively how you could earn a salary from them from start to finish.  This can lead to people not believing that it is an effective way of leaving their day job behind.

That’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in.  Not only do they have a number of resources to get you started online – a free website, a catalogue of step by step guides to getting this website online and making money through affiliate marketing.  But they also have their own affiliate program so you can earn money through the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate as well.  With enough referrals they could be flying you out to Las Vegas, check out the bonus I mention further down…

In this post, I will be describing the basics of what Affiliate Marketing is, how Wealthy Affiliate can help you get started and believe in yourself, but also going through how Wealthy Affiliate rewards you for promoting their platform.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

In its simplest form, it is where you promote a product or service online, for an example you have a website reviewing led televisions.  You have an Amazon Associates account.  Someone visits your site, likes your review and ends up clicking on your affiliate link and buys that TV.  As a thank you for amazon getting the sale, you get a % of the sale.  So, if the % was 4% (typical of amazon) and the TV was £1000, you have just earned £40.

You could do this with any niche website with a number of affiliate programs, so you could have a number from eBay or Amazon, whilst promoting relevant adverts on your site with Click Bank, etc.

They all tend of differing degrees of commission rates.  But Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile with their commission rates.

Why Wealthy Affiliate?

First of all, to earn from affiliate marketing you need a website.  which in some instances you have to pay for or get a free one that doesn’t really have all the abilities you need.  You also need to know how to employ these affiliate programs onto the website.

The reason I suggest Wealthy Affiliate is they have all the training materials you need to get started – this is called the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, they give you 2 free websites as a starter member and their commission rates for promoting WA is by far the highest on the net.

Let’s break that down

Training Materials – The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course has 5 levels that take you from creating a free website, getting it up and running, and takes you through how to get it ranked online in the search engines, to then make money through affiliate programs. The outline of the first course is below, with the benefits outlined too.

Wealthy Affiliate also offers the best support networks out there with live chat with the community, help and support from the owners Kyle & Carson, weekly webinars on different subjects all aimed at making you a better affiliate marketer.

Free Websites – There is nothing worse than signing up for a subscription to find it isn’t what you thought or expected and your money is now down the drain and you cannot get out of the subscription?? Right?

Wealthy Affiliate offer all starter members 2 free websites, no catch.  They operate on WA’s own server SiteRubix. You will have full access to the WordPress back office and no time limit.  Further down the line if you want to increase the number of sites the premium membership is there, which offers 25 full domains and 25 sub domains but this is never forced on you.  It is there as a natural growth stage.

OK, at this point, we could be learning from Wealthy Affiliate and have 2 free websites.  This is when Wealthy Affiliate takes a step beyond.  Even as a free starter member of WA, you could earn commission by promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

As a Starter Member, the commission rates are as below:

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $4.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $11.25 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $87.50 each year they stay a member.

That’s right, it is totally possible to stay a free member and earn that kind of money on a monthly basis.

As a Premium Member, the commission rates are DOUBLE:

If they set up their initial account, you earn $1 credit, if they purchase a domain $1 recurring.

If someone starts with WA, then decides to upgrade to Premium within the first 7 days, you will receive $8.  For every month after that they stay a member (which is $49/month) you will receive $23.50 every month.  If they decide to upgrade to the yearly subscription ($359/yr) You would earn $175 each year they stay a member.

Current Statistics show 1 in 8 premium members upgrade to yearly as it is more cost effective and it shows the belief they have in Wealthy Affiliate and their platform.  12% of all free members end up going premium.

These commissions are all lifetime, so the person who recommended WA to me will receive the commissions for as long as I am a member.  This could be the same for you.  They also have lifetime cookies, so if someone has a look and isn’t sure but comes back and ends up signing up with WA, you will still receive the commission and the recognition.

The Absolute Bonus – Las Vegas

Wealthy Affiliate go the extra mile to congratulate those who become promoters of WA.  If you get 300 referrals in a given year, they will fly you to Las Vegas to take part in a Super Affiliate conference.  They fly you out there, you stay in a really nice hotel and spend time with Kyle & Carson the owners of Wealthy Affiliate and they will share their knowledge with you on how to take your site to the next level.

The ultimate dream for people is to work for themselves without having a job to go to, this could be it and imagine flying out to Vegas.  Check out this post about last year’s conference.

So, there we go.  There are a number of affiliate programs out there for any type of niche, but using a platform where they teach you so much and also have a community who will help you with getting comments on your site to improve the trust factor, give you honest feedback on your website to improve and have an awesome affiliate program included is a great place to start.

If you would like to try Wealthy Affiliate for free, then follow this link and start your online business today

If you have any experience with Wealthy Affiliate or have a question that you want answered, please leave it below and I will respond shortly.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and hopefully catch up with you soon in the Wealthy Affiliate community.

John

eBay Partner Network Review

PRODUCT_NAME
: eBay Partner Network (EPN)Legit Product

Overall Ranking: star-4star-4star-4star-4star-3

Price: Free

Owners: eBay

Website: www.ebay.com  

 VERDICT: Solid Affiliate Partner Choice 

 WHAT IS THE EBAY PARTNER NETWORK

eBay has 162 million active buyers, and 5 million sellers offering $70 billion in merchandise a year operating in 13 countries. The eBay partner network  allows you to advertise their website or listings and earn commission when someone follows that link and makes a purchase (affiliate marketing). eBay used to be all about used items, but with 80% of over 800 million listings being  listed as new, you can see where it has moved to and makes it a sound choice as a partner

WHO IS THE EPN FOR?

If you have a website or blog you can get an account (need a website?), the prerequisites are relatively simple, i.e. you must have a valid phone number, a working website and a valid payment method whilst agreeing to the terms and conditions. All quite normal when signing up with an affiliate account, but there are no checks on the number of visitors to a site, so someone new could get an account.

HOW THE EPN WORKS

They offer several tools to help make the most of the EPN, they have banners, widgets etc. But a feature I liked is you can create a custom link to items on eBay. You know your viewers, so create items they are going to be interested in. The more clicks and purchases, the more likely you are to make money. With analytics to help you to.

What I also liked is you only need to earn $25 before eBay pay you money to your account, some have a really high threshold, so you could be waiting a while to receive any money.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT?

  • Easy to get started and use
  • Several different tools to personalise it for your site
  • Ability to share single listings on social media
  • Easy to understand Analytics including impressions
  • Minimum threshold of $25 before receiving funds

WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED?

  • Commission rate fluctuates depending on type of listings (between 40%-80%)
  • Commission rate not as high as some, and does depend on whether your readers are into auction sites

EPN commission rates

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

They offer several training videos and descriptions on how to get started and how to use the tools available. They also offer a blog which describes different features and how to get the best out of the program.

There are a few tools to help get it exactly how you want it, you also get a ‘bookmarklet’ tool which means as you browse the site, you can create a link from there

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SUPPORT?



The blog has several features to start with, and they offer customer service options in 5 languages to cover all the 13 countries they operate in.

The FAQ is quite extensive, but if you need anything else customer service is just as good as if you were a buyer having an issue on eBay.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?



The great thing is it doesn’t cost you a penny

 FINAL OPINION & VERDICT

I feel the eBay Partner Network is a great partner for anyone with a website hoping to make some extra money, it doesn’t cost anything to get started, they have all the tools to make appealing ads on your sites and/or social media. Being an auction site, it does depend on the listing and the commission rate as to what you will make, but still a solid choice.

If you have any experience with the eBay Partner Network, please let me know.

Any questions on this or affiliate marketing in general, please leave me a comment.

Thanks for reading.

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Affilorama Review

PRODUCT_NAME
 Affilorama

Overall Ranking:  star-4star-4star-4star-3star-0

Price: Free trial, $67/month + up-sells

Owners: Mark Ling

Website: www.affilorama.com

Verdict: Legitimate Product, with some good training, but expensive upsells

 INTRODUCTION

Started in 2005, Affilorama is a community offering training dedicated to affiliate marketing.  It includes loads of videos with written notes to getting you started online. Mark Ling is a very successful online marketer, who is a well-known entrepreneur and the owner of Jamorama & Rocket Piano.

It has a number of different layers depending on whether you are a newbie or someone quite advanced, it also depends on your budget.

 HOW DOES IT WORK?

Affilorama offers a number of different options, with training to teach you everything you need to know to get started, for example the basic option has over 80 videos with step-by-step guides on what you need to do, with written notes with goals to achieve each week. Whereas the premium package comes advertised as the ‘Ultimate Marketing Education, Tools, Community & Support although looking at some of the tools you could use free alternatives and achieve the same, i.e. Google Analytics does the same job as their AffiloTools to some degree and Jaaxy does the same with Keywords

 PROS

  • You can try it for free to see whether it is for you
  • Training is easy to follow
  • Access to one of the largest communities in affiliate marketing
  • Paid membership starts you with the tools to getting you started.
  • Owner is well respected in the online community
  • 60-day money back guarantee, even on the $1 for trialing their premium product
  • money back guarantee

CONS

  • With the number of options available it can be confusing on which one to choose.
  • Some training is outdated, for example back-linking and private label rights (PLR) which can be harmful to your website
  • The basic program is quite limited compared to the premium option
  • Once you start adding the ‘options’, the price can jump considerably
  • Questions and support is given to a support team, rather than Mark being contactable.

Want to Become an Expert Affiliate Marketer?

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

They have four different products, as per their website:

  1. Affilorama Free – The free program offers over 80 videos (20 hours), each with written notes on how to get started, and interviews with other well-known marketers. It teaches you all the basics including website building, creation of content, PPC and SEO optimization.
  2. AffiloBlueprint – this is a 12-week step-by-step course designed to get you set up with a website. It shows you how Mark Ling set up his own affiliate website from scratch with homework for you to follow.
  3. AffiloJetpack – it includes the course in the AffiloBlueprint, but includes websites with most of the work done, aimed at fast tracking you through the process, although it does mean you don’t learn these techniques for yourself.
  4. Affiloramo Premium – Advanced video training (more in-depth & hundreds of hours), Over the shoulder blog building with Mark Ling & Free Web Hosting for 15 sites, Product Creation training, etc.

See difference between Free & Premium below

Affilorama differences

So the basic program is aimed at getting you started, but you miss out on a number of factors to making it a real success, if you are not sure what you are doing, the premium package covers a lot more in-depth training aimed at getting you to be successful.

SUPPORT

Regardless of the package you have you gain access to the community to ask any questions you have, although as this will be mainly free users it could impact the quality of the response or they may not have the answer.

Also, to get direct response from the team, they may be a delay, and I wouldn’t wait around for a response from Mark himself, as he is a very busy entrepreneur although he may get involved in discussions from time to time

PRICE

It does get a bit confusing when you talk about the price of Affilorama due to the number of products they have to offer, add to that the number of up-sells it can really put people off.

Free Membership – $0

Premium Membership – $67/month

AffiloTheme – $97 one off payment

AffiloBluePrint – $197 one off payment

AffiloJetPack – $497 one off payment

 They will teach what you need to know, but you could learn these techniques for a fraction of the cost that are being shown here.

These products are great and will teach you all you need to know, although they are more expensive than our Number One Product for affiliate marketing and slightly inferior and outdated in some instances.

 FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

Affilorama is well known, legitimate and reputable. It offers some great tools, Legit Producttraining and support. There are a few things that are outdated and could harm your website, for example back-linking and PLR which search engines will frown upon.

It can be confusing on which package to choose if you are new to affiliate marketing, and due to the upsells it could discourage people from finding the right one for them.

If you are trying to make money online, Affilorama can teach you what you need to know, but do not expect the free training to get you far.  You may want to read my review of our Number One product.

See the comparison below.

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Amazon Associates Review

PRODUCT_NAME
 Amazon Associates

Overall Ranking: star-4star-4star-4star-4star-3

Price: Free

Owners: Amazon

Website: www.amazon.com

Verdict: Highly Recommended Affiliate Marketing Partner

 INTRODUCTION

Everyone knows Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world selling thousands of products and services online, the amazon associates program allows you to promote these products/services on your website, and in return pay you commission if your visitors buy that product through your associate or affiliate link. (Learn more about affiliate marketing here)

 WHO IT IS FOR

Due to the variety of products Amazon has finding something that matches your website will be easy. It is free to sign up, there is an initial questionnaire about your website to help find products for you to advertise. It is really simple to use with loads of guides to take you through the basics.

Don’t have a website, get one here

HOW IT WORKS

Sign up for an associates account, you then advertise products that are enticing for your viewers to click on and hopefully buy. If they buy the product, you then earn commission. It is as simple as that.

They will do some checks prior to authorising, mainly around making sure your website is genuine and going to interest viewers.

 PROS

  • Trusted Brand. Amazon is one of the biggest names out there, and can be trusted to ensure you are protected
  • Easy to Sign up and use. It took minutes to sign up and be in the program, you do need to be approved, but again this took minutes to come back.
  • The sheer number of products you can promote. Whatever your website is about, you will find something to promote. You can also get commission for promoting their services, Amazon Prime for example.

CONS

  • Commission Rate could be higher. The commission rate is lower than others4-8%, but with the volume of people buying more than one item when they buy, this could make up the difference.

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

They have the Amazon Associates Resource Centre which has a number of Amazon Associates Resource Centredifferent elements to help you get started with the program, and some other good bits about getting started with blogging and building a website. You can also meet the team behind the associates program.

SUPPORT

The FAQ is quite extensive, and covers all aspects of the program to make sure it is right for you, and how it works.

You can also contact them direct with a query, which they will respond to you via email.

 PRICE

It doesn’t cost anything to get started.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

The Amazon Associates program is really easy to use and it is easy to find a product/service for you to advertise on your website.  The commission rates are nowhere near as high as others, but this is outweighed by the likelihood of people being interested in buying a product off a trusted site like Amazon.

The Resource Centre covers a number of training materials you will need to get started with the program.

 Highly recommended program for affiliate marketing

If you have any questions or want help getting started please get in touch. if you have any feedback about my review, please post it in the comments below.

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