Joining Amazon Associates is easy and free.
It’s simple to do like: pick a product’s affiliate link, promote it and earn money.
According to Wikipedia, Amazon earns 40% of its revenue from its affiliates.
Amazon has more than 100K affiliate members. It’s quite easy for bloggers to easily find quality products from Amazon to promote on their blog (from any niche). However, the problem comes when you integrate/promote from your blog as doing it manually takes time and also, it pains.
WordPress bloggers have more flexibilities by means of free plugins.
The WordPress directory has bunch of Amazon plugins and I found 40+ plugins (when I searched for “Amazon affiliate”). And finally, I filtered them to the 5 best plugins. Using WordPress plugins makes your work simpler in order to show Amazon products and it helps to easily increase your affiliate earnings.
You can also take look on the list of premium Amazon WordPress plugins and also, I sold $30,000+ worth of products as an affiliate.
#1 – Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer.
A plugin which finds the Amazon links on your blog and automatically converts them into affiliate links. Just you have to provide your affiliate ID. Interestingly, this plugin converts affiliate links based on the geographic location of the visitors.
For example, a visitor from UK will be redirected to Amazon.co.uk and a visitor from US will be sent to Amazon.com.
- Download Localizer Plugin (this plugin is no longer active instead, you can try the Amazon Link plugin)
#2 – AffiLinker Affiliate Plugin.
I released AffiLinker with Affiliate bloggers in mind. With this plugin, you can simply convert the given keywords in the Amazon affiliate links (not only Amazon, you can put any affiliate link).
You can uniquely customize the look and feel of every affiliate link, this helps to increase CTR of your Affiliate links and hence more affiliate sales.
#3 – Amazon Product In a Post Plugin.
This plugin gives option to add specific products to any blog post. And, it displays the Amazon product on both top and bottom of the blog post.
Just give the affiliate ID to enable this plugin and add whatever products you want. It has the Quick Add Product Feature (Amazon PIP) which helps you to quickly add the products to this plugin. You could customize the CSS to change the look and feel too.
#4 – WP Amazon Ads.
Another plugin which is specially designed for multi-author blogs.
It has the option to share the earned Amazon revenue with other authors or they could include their own affiliate ID (associated to author’s profile). So if you want to run a Amazon revenue sharing site then this plugin is best suited for you. Don’t miss it !
#5 – Amazon Store.
The best plugin which helps you to simply create an Amazon store on your blog. It integrates a shopping cart which makes everything simpler for you and for your buyers. You could create categories & sub-categories to list the Amazon products as you prefer.
- See the Amazon Stores Screenshots.
Hope all these plugins will help you in showing great Amazon products on your blog. Go through the features from their download pages and select the one that best suites your need.
Keep in mind that you have to show quality products (hot selling) which are closely related to your blog topic, in order to make a decent income from Amazon associates.