How To Make Money Selling On Amazon?
There are many ways to make money online but if you are just starting out on the online world and want to make money online, one of the best ways to start with as a beginner is Amazon. In this article you will learn about the most common 9 ways to start making money on amazon as a beginner.
1. Amazon Associates ( Amazon Affiliate Program).
It’s free to join the Amazon associates. After joining the program you need to search for products to promote. Look for products with high selling volumes because it’s already ranking high which means that people are more likely to buy the product. After finding the product you will need to visit the product page and get your affiliate link from the top bar to promote on your website, Facebook, or any other social media platform.
You can promote Amazon products by simply inserting a banner on your website. Or you can write a review about the product on your blog if you have used it yourself. Make sure you select the right keywords and tags to be found on Google search. When a buyer click on your Amazon affiliate link and make a purchase you will get a commission from Amazon for all the products they bought with your link not just the product you promoted. Commission vary depends on the products category. Also if they clicked the link they must buy within 24 hours, and if they added products through your link to the cart you get commission if they completed the purchase within 90 days.
2. Merch By Amazon
If you are a designer you can start selling shirts on amazon by uploading your design to Merch by Amazon dashboard. But first you will need to apply for Merch by Amazon, and after you get accepted (might take up to 1 month) you can start uploading your design. You can choose the shirt color you would like your design to be printed on, and also set the price higher or lower than the default price. When someone makes an order, Amazon will print the design on the t-shirt and ship it to the buyer. You will earn royalty on every product sold with your design.
3. Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon).
If you have your own products to sell but don’t want to deal with customers directly you can join Amazon FBA program. Amazon FBA gives you the freedom to sell whatever product you want or own. After joining the Amazon FBA, you will need to ship all your products to Amazon FBA store. Then add your products listing on Amazon and advertise it on social media, or use email marketing to drive traffic and sales. Test your advertising and search to find out the best products to sell on Amazon FBA, because not all products can make you money. You can also earn more by joining the associate program and drive the traffic to your products with your Amazon affiliate link to get an extra commission.
Amazon FBA is one of the most profitable ways to make money online, but you need money to start up with to buy stock and market your products. Amazon will deal with the customer service, shipping and return while you only need to list and market your products.
4. Sell On Amazon Without Joining The FBA Program (Seller Central).
You can sell on Amazon without joining the FBA program by signing up as a seller. But you will be storing the stocks yourself and deal with the customer service, shipping and return. This option is best if you want to deal directly with the customers. As Amazon seller you will need to market your own products as would do with Amazon FBA (social media and/or email marketing). After you receive the order from a buyer on Amazon, you will need to order the product from your supplier and ship it to the buyer’s address if you dropship. If it’s your own products then you will ship it yourself.
5. Amazon Publishing Program And Create Space.
Amazon publisher and create space are two new ways for writers to make money on amazon. With these programs you can write on your pc and then upload it to amazon. Then you have to choose how your book will be sold, e.g: you can sell it as a kindle (eBook), printed book, or an audio book (or you can record it yourself and uploaded to amazon). When an order is made amazon will print and ship the book for you and you get paid.
6. Amazon Hand Made
This is similar to Itsy and Ebay it allows you to sell some products and custom made products. But with this option Amazon charge 15% commission plus $1 minimum referral fee which makes it more expansive than Itsy. Applications are reviewed by Amazon team within 48 hours after you apply.
7. Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is not for selling on Amazon, but it’s another way to make money on Amazon by working from home similar to freelance. With the Amazon mechanical Turk you can do data entry, transcription, and surveys, and more. You can work in your own time part time or full time. You can make up to $400 a month which is not much but can be a good extra income to pay some bills.
8. Amazon Flex
This is another way to work on Amazon without selling products or pay for advertising. It’s similar to Uber but you will be delivering Amazon packages instead of driving people or delivering food. You will have to drive to Amazon warehouses to collect the packages and deliver it to the customer’s home address. You will get paid between $18 to $25 per hour also you need to download the Amazon app for the flex associate to record the delivery time and customer signature. Also you will have to pass the background check to be able to work for Amazon flex.
9. Amazon Trade-In
With Amazon Trade-In you can sell stuff you no longer need to Amazon. You can trade-in books, mobiles, and other items. Amazon will pay you in less than 10 days with Amazon gift card for the trade-in. You will have to ship the items to Amazon.
Is it worth it to sell on amazon
You can make money selling on Amazon if you know what you are doing. If your products are not selling enough or not selling at all, then you are doing something wrong and you need to learn more on how to improve it. There are many videos on YouTube to help you start selling and earning on Amazon, but you need to put the time and don’t give up on learning. Also don’t listen to anyone who says you can make thousands overnight because that is not true.
All the Amazon programs above are free to join. Some can take a while to get accepted by Amazon (Merch by Amazon), and some takes one or two days. Give them a try.
Making money online as a beginner is a challenge and need hard work. Amazon is one of the best place to start with If you are serious about making money online to replace your 9 -5 job.