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Extra Income Using Amazon Widgets

Whether you are a dedicated Internet Marketer or simply a person with a website, there is no reason why you cannot make a little extra income. After all, who wants to turn down easy money. If you have some unused space on your website, why not supplement your income with Amazon Widgets. It’s free and, once you place your widget on your page, you can forget about it. The idea is, once a potential customer goes to your website, there are extra opportunities to affiliate market another product.

How it is done

Simply go to the Amazon site for your country (or others) and create an affiliate account. I sell via Amazon Canada and Amazon USA. I don't sell in the other countries simply because my website is geared for North America. You can, however, affiliate for any country's Amazon. You will normally see “Become an affiliate” at the bottom of the main page. Once you become an affiliate, you can sell Amazon products and receive a commission. Generally, I go to Amazon and search out books using keywords. If the book looks like a good match, I create a widget out of it and place that widget on my page. I do that until I run out of book choices or room on my page.

A Quick Example

In my case, I have a genealogy site and placed a list of books available from Amazon in the right hand, unused margin. I have had web sites for eons but never thought of using them to provide an income or as a source for books that my viewers might find handy. It turned into a win-win scenario. For each page I created on a subject, I did a search for Amazon books that cover that subject. One page was regarding the American Planters which I supplemented with the books available on American Planters.

Other Products

You are not limited to books. As I have several of my novels on Amazon/Kindle, I created a widget whereby visitors to my page can also buy a Kindle. You can have widgets of different types, static, carousel, etc. Amazon even has its own Pay Per Click system if you want to try that route whereby Amazon will direct customers to your site for a per-customer-click fee. Otherwise, it is free. I simply stuck with the free widgets. Every month, I get a statement on how much each account has earned. Once my sales meet the preset threshold payment, I get a couple of cheques coming in.

Other Marketing Methods

You are not limited to Amazon when it comes to receiving an income via this type of affiliate marketing. Do a search on nearly any product plus the word affiliate and you will see most major products are looking for affiliate marketers. If you learn the latest and most efficient methods of marketing, you can compound that steady income into a sizable income. Indeed, there are thousands of people who have left their former jobs behind to tap into the billions of customer dollars spent online. Whether you want to create a serious stream of income or just have a few extra dollars trickle in, there is a way. Make those web sites really work for you.


Street Talk

It`s an awesome strategy! The thing is that the most important part is relevance. You have to put yourself in the head of your visitor to know what they want. I`m still working on that one with my site but I`ll get it! Thanks Dave, you gave me a couple ideas.

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  about 8 years ago

- Exactly so, Chip. I lever the widgets according to the subject of the page. - My main site is related to genealogy but most subjects have books on them which I make available from Amazon using their widgets. If my subject was wood working, I would fill up the sidebar with books on woodworking, hoping to pique their interest. It provides a small but steady income. Regards and glad it stirred some ideas.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks, Shawn. Regards

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  about 8 years ago

Great use of a cool tool Dave!

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  about 8 years ago

Hey Dave Just passed by to tell you that I like your article

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks much, Geoffrey. Regards

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Dave, great message. Just started to tap into this myself after the light bulb went on. Also one of the factors which pointed me this way was a very disappointing series of products from some other markets where the web reviews were so bad you wouldn't touch them - so I didn't. You certainly don't have this problem with Amazon - their reliability is hugely comforting and this also helps safeguard your own reputation which is precious, Regards Keith

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  about 8 years ago

Good helpful tips here. Thanks.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks, Lewis.

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  about 8 years ago
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