In the past, the majority of my commission has come from style-related posts, but I find myself doing less and less style content as I hone in my own niche—wellness & non-toxic living.
See guys, this is even a learning process for me!
I was both excited and bummed to see that my top 5 posts for the past 6 months have consistently been health and non-toxic living related (plus a couple of motherhood posts). Excited because that’s what I want people to come to my site for, but bummed, because those posts didn’t have a lot of links in them to make money.
I mentioned this in last month’s income report, but focusing on growing my affiliate income has moved to top of my list. Why? It’s passive! Especially when it comes from content that just keeps getting shared and clicked on!
So, I challenged myself to go back through my top 10 posts to see where I could add affiliate links. For the most part, those were Amazon affiliates, because Amazon has just about everything!
This didn’t take long at all, and I’ve been blown away by the results.
In just a month, my Amazon affiliate income had doubled, actually it was almost 2.5 times what I made the previous month!
If you’ve been following my income reports, you’ll notice these numbers are slightly different than what’s shown in those—I think that’s because my payout period doesn’t start and end on the exact day of the start and end of the month.
How to Double your Income from the Amazon Affiliate Program
How to Become an Amazon Affiliate
If you haven’t done this yet, go to Amazon’s Affiliate page and apply for free! It’s pretty simple and the platform is easy to use once you’re accepted. Since Amazon has so many products and so many people are Amazon Prime members, it’s a great affiliate network to join and utilize as part of your income strategy.
Find your Top Posts
You can start with your top 5-10, or you can do as many as your top 50! It’s totally up to you, but focus on these top posts that are already driving traffic to your site. You can find this in your Google Analytics information.
Set a time period, I like to set it for the past 3 months, and then navigate to Behavior > Site Content > Content Drilldown. The first entry here will most likely be your homepage, so skip that and move down to the ones that are actual blog posts.
Side note, if you have any style posts that are doing particularly well with traffic, make sure those links are still live, and if not, replace them with similar items—whether that’s from Amazon or not!
Add Affiliate Links
You don’t have to go crazy, but get creative with what you link to! I had a post on baby sleep tips, and made sure to include links to our favorite products like our sound machine and swaddle. Every little bit counts!
Re-Share these Posts
This isn’t totally necessary, but it definitely helps! Schedule Facebook posts over the next few weeks and posts to re-share the top posts that you’ve added links to, especially the posts that now have lots of links.
Create new pins and re-pin or schedule these in Pinterest to go live over the next few weeks or months. Not only will this mean you continue to get great traffic to these posts, but you should notice an uptick in your Amazon affiliate income too.
You can also share in Instagram story swipe-ups or weekly newsletters too.
Create an Amazon Storefront
Lastly, this one isn’t necessary too, but if you’ve got time, go ahead and create an Amazon storefront. This can be full of your favorite products you buy on Amazon, style picks, health, kid favorites and wellness picks, etc.
Like I said, Amazon literally has EVERYTHING, so no matter what your niche, you should be able to take advantage.
Do you use Amazon’s affiliate program?