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Publishing an ebook on Kindle does not automatically guarantee that you will earn tons of money.
You have to work hard for it. And that means you need to learn how to promote your book to get more readers. You also need to learn how to market it to make the most out of your ebook.
Now, what if while promoting your book… you can also earn a little extra on the side?
That sounds amazing, right?
The best part is that it’s completely possible. And you can do that by using affiliate links to earn a little extra for your books.
If you’re interested to know how to do that, read on.
This article will tell you everything you need to know about using affiliate marketing for your Kindle book.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of using affiliate links to earn extra with your Kindle book…
Let me first introduce you to affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is a kind of advertising model that incentivizes other publishers. These publishers get incentives by generating leads or traffic to a specific product.
Now, these third-party publishers are often regarded as affiliates. And they receive a specific commission fee for promoting a company’s product or service.
Affiliates are usually owners of blog sites or other websites that have a significant following.
They can direct their followers, readers, or audience to specific links to products and services in various ways. These can include anything from running banner ads, text ads, or even links within their actual blog posts.
Visitors who click these ads get directed to the site of the company selling a product or a service. If a visitor decides to buy a product from the link of an affiliate, the affiliate then gets an agreed-upon fee from the sale.
Introducing Amazon Associates
Amazon has the world’s largest affiliate marketing program. In fact, the multinational tech company has nearly a million affiliates all over the world.
In Amazon’s case, it dubs its affiliate program Amazon Associates. And this affiliate marketing program has been around for more than two decades. So, you can really tell how effective this is in bringing in extra revenue to both affiliates and Amazon sellers.
The best part of this is that it’s completely free to join the program!
While you do need to sign up to become an official Amazon Associate, there is no need to worry about any hidden fees.
However, not all purchases are qualified to receive incentives from Amazon’s affiliate program. To qualify for a commission, purchases must fulfil the following prerequisites:
- A customer must click through the special link to an Amazon site
- During a single session, the customer must place an order for an Amazon product within 24 hours; or
- A customer adds to the cart and checks out a product clicked through the special link within 89 days; or
- A customer downloads or streams a digital product purchased through the special link.
Earning More through Amazon Associates
Remember when I said that the Amazon Associates program has been around for more than 20 years?
Well, the truth is, it was first used by authors or publishers like you to sell their books online!
How cool is that?
This just goes to show that earning through Amazon’s affiliate links is truly possible for budding Kindle authors and publishers.
But how exactly does one join the Amazon Associates program and effectively earn more? Here’s a step-by-step process that you can do right now:
The 4 Steps
Step #1: Make sure you already have a published paid ebook on Kindle
Before thinking about how to promote your ebook and earn extra from it, you need to first make sure that you already have a published book on Kindle.
Otherwise, there is no point in reading any of this just yet.
Also, keep in mind that your ebook won’t be qualified for commission if it’s part of Kindle’s list of free ebooks.
Step #2: Sign up to join Amazon Associates
As I said earlier, you don’t need to pay any amount to join Amazon Associates.
All you need to do is to fill out a short online registration form to begin. Amazon will first review your application and once that’s done, you can get started.
Step #3: Get the Special Link from Amazon
Once you have successfully signed up for Amazon Associates, the next step is to get your special affiliate link.
Remember: To ensure that your site visitor’s purchase is qualified for commission, they must use your special link to buy your book.
Step 4: Start promoting your book in your blogs, videos, and even on social media
The next step is to promote your own ebooks on any of your blogs or even on social media. You can post about your new book using your affiliate link so you can get at least a 4% commission on your book sales.
The best part about this is that you can earn even more money from Amazon Associates once you have more published books.
You can even use a special link to promote Kindle Unlimited’s various subscription plans to earn more incentives.
Promote Your Book and Earn More
It goes without saying that you need to promote your ebook if you want to earn more in Kindle Publishing. But Amazon indeed takes it up a notch by including ebooks in its Amazon Associates program.
Because it’s so easy to join the Amazon Associates program, there is no reason for you not to get started ASAP.
After all, doing this is like hitting two birds with one stone: First, you get more readers interested in your ebook. Second, you also earn a little extra for just promoting your ebook even more!
Now, if you want to learn more tips about becoming a successful Kindle publisher, then I’d like to invite you to my upcoming webinar. Click the link here to reserve your slot.