How to become an Amazon Associate affiliate

As part of the 90 Day Affiliate Challenge, we’ve moved on to looking at Amazon as a source for products to promote, particularly given the time of year (note to self; next year, have Christmas-related affiliate sites in place before this point!).


So that meant I needed to sign up to become an affiliate for Amazon.


I recorded a short video showing you how to set up an Amazon Associates account, so you can watch that here:



Now, once you’ve set yourself up as an affiliate on your Amazon site of choice (I did both .com and as I explain in the video above), you’ll be able to promote your choice of products. There are a few ways of doing this, and Amazon walks you through the different options:







Incidentally, the different sites have slightly different payment tiers, so for your information, here they are: affiliate payment tiers: 

 affiliate payment tiers:




So now I’m off to research products on Amazon, then keyword research so that I can build another affiliate site (or 3). I also want to get another Clickbank affiliate product site up & running, so that’s going to keep me quiet for a while!


How about you – have you signed up as an Amazon Associate?  Do you find it brings you a regular income?


I’d love to hear your thoughts!


Speak soon,



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4 replies
  1. Adrienne
    Adrienne says:

    Hey Nikki,

    Glad you’re hanging in there with that challenge.

    I’ve never had much luck with Amazon myself. Not quite sure why but I’m sure it has something to do with the link set up. I did this a long time ago and I have a feeling things have changed and I just gave up on it and moved on. My bad!

    Happy to hear you’re still moving forward and hope you’re accomplishing some things you wanted with this challenge. It definitely can keep you moving in the right direction that’s for sure.

    Good luck!

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Adrienne!

    I wasn’t sure about using Amazon as an affiliate source, but then recently I’ve bought so many Christmas presents from there that I figured it might be worth a try!

    I haven’t yet selected the products I’m going to go for, but hey, if I’m learning (including about things that don’t work), it’s still progress!

    Yes, doing the 90 Day Challenge is helping to keep me focused as well as teaching me some new things, so that’s got to be good!

    Hope all is well with you?

    Catch up soon,



  2. Dawn Kay
    Dawn Kay says:

    Hey Nikki

    Nice to see you back on video again and good on you for taking the challenge.

    You should definetely promote tea makers because you talk about tea all the time anyway so you may aswell make a bit of money with them lol

    You should try the Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer plugin in WordPress.

    If your signed up as an affiliate in all of the Amazon programs it will take your visitors to the Amazon site in their country (by your affiliate link for that country)

    The only thing to remember with it is that if you dont enter your affiliate id for all the countries (think theres about 8) then it uses the plugin developers affiliate links.

    Have a fab weekend

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Dawn,

    Whasssssuuuuupppp! Yes, I think I should promote tea makers, although at home I have Chris for that!

    Oooh, now that sounds like a really interesting plugin, I’ll have to investigate that – thank you! That sounds like an excellent resource.

    I hope everything is well with you, are you all ready for Christmas yet? I’ve got most of my presents, but haven’t got as far as decorating my home or anything else! I’m still not quite in the festive spirit yet – maybe some mulled wine will help!

    Speak soon,




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