Amazon Associates is a program for Amazon AWS partners. Amazon affiliates can promote Amazon products on their website and blogs and then earn commissions by referring the future Amazon costumers. In this post I want to share five simple tips that will help you to sell more with Amazon Associates and increase your earnings with this program.

If you want to find more interesting and useful tips and guides for Amazon Associates you can read my posts about Amazon Associates.

Here are my 5 Tips to Sell More with Amazon Associates

1. Follow trends

This is one of the most important things if you want to sell more from the start and your store or your blog isn’t quite popular yet. Follow trends and promote trending products and products related to trending topics. You will get more traffic, more clicks and more potential buyers if you promote trending products that people want at the moment! Be among the first and offer the best solutions to problems.

I recommend you to use Google Trends and Google Insight for Search to explore the trending topics. With Google Insight for Search you can get the picture on what the most people are searching for at the moment and reduce this info by only selecting the stats for Product Search. This will tell you which products to promote and what’s the hottest one at the moment. With some SEO and good promotion you can really make a lot of sales promoting popular stuff. Try it!

2. Promote Bestselling products

Just like the trending products, bestselling products should also be your goal if you want to increase the number of your sales. Find out what people are buying the most on Amazon and promote some of these products yourself. You can explore the Bestselling products, Most Wished products, Most Gifted products etc. Check out Amazon Best Sellers, choose your category and find out what are the bestselling products in your field of interest.

3. Use Widgets and Banners

Add some widgets and banners to your blog or website and promote some Amazon products. You can get a lot of different widgets and banners in you Amazon Associates account and simply add them to your blog. Add them to your sidebar, posts of add them to the specific posts that cover the related products.

I will write more about banners and widgets for those using Amazon Associates in the future. But for now, let me just say that product links and product banners work best! Also consider Amazon Search widget and Carousel widget. More about them in the coming posts.

4. Join Squidoo and HubPages

Squidoo and HubPages are two great writing communities that allow you to make money online with writing and affiliate marketing. They’re both AdSense revenue sharing sites, but beside AdSense you can also make money selling and promoting Amazon products with your Amazon Associates ID. You can use these two sites for promoting your main articles on your own blog or you can create unique content on HubPages and Squidoo for specific products and sell them there. What so great about them is that they’re well established websites with a lot of users and traffic. You’ll certainly get more attention and potential buyers there than on your blog if you’re at the beginning of your blogging path.

Be helpful, create and write good description of the products you’re promoting. You’ll get links from other member and traffic in sales will come next. I really recommend you to try Squidoo and HubPages to increase your earnings with Amazon Associates. I find them really useful and great and I really increased my sales and earnings with the help of these two sites.

5. Choose your Niche

The last but not the list are niches. With a lot of competition out there you can’t expect to rank high in search engines if you’re promoting and selling stuff like books, computers, toys or music. Instead of choosing major topics try to dig deeper and choose more specific topics and products. Instead of selling computers sell Laptop Computers -> Acer Laptops. Then go further and sell just Acer AS5253-BZ684 15.6-Inch Laptop. This will lower your competition, improve your rankings and increase your potential sales.

Choose the niche that is popular and sells nice but don’t forget to put some you in it! If you don’t like bikes then don’t try to promote them! If you don’t like Harry Potter then don’t write about your favorite Harry Potter books and recommend them to others. People will eventually see how much passionate are you about the products you’re promoting so promote what you really experiences, love and recommend. If you love the product you can write some good recommendations and detailed descriptions. If you can write good recommendations than people will start to trust you because they’ll see that you know what you’re talking about. And when you gain trust, you gan make sales. Write for people and not for money!