How To Sell Amazon Products Online – With A Simple 3 Step Formula

So you’ve probably come here looking how to sell Amazon products online, and I have to admit I don’t blame you. They are the largest e-commerce store in the world, and just about everyone goes there to do their shopping online.

Last year in 2017 Amazon made a total of around $178.00 billion dollars! So even if you learned how to get a tiny fraction of that for yourself, you would still be making a lot money.

Many people though don’t know the exact steps on how to do this, and usually just throw affiliate links everywhere like on Facebook or YouTube in hopes it will make them money.

I can tell you right now if you do this — you will be lucky to even get 1 sale a month. So how exactly should you go about selling Amazon products online?

Well it basically boils down to 3 things:

  • Determine what items you want to sell
  • A website to sell the items you want to promote on
  • And lastly a way to get people to your site

If this still sounds confusing, don’t worry — as I am about to show you how to do each step in a much more detail.

Before you do any of that though, you first need to become an affiliate with Amazon.

How To Sign Up To Be An Amazon Affiliate

Amazon has a very nice affiliate program allowing you to make money once you partner up with them. To do this, you simply want to go to Amazon Associates and create a free account with them.

You can do so by clicking the link below:

Amazon Associates
Click Here To Join Amazon Associates

Now once you’ve gone and signed up with them, you are now able to sell any product you want from their site. Like I said though, you don’t want to just try and sell everything on there — instead you want to find particular items that appeal to a small group of people.

Or what is more commonly called a niche.

1. First You Need To Find Your Niche

If you don’t know what a niche is, or how to find one — then don’t worry as it’s very easy to do.

Basically a niche is a small group of people all who have interest in a particular subject matter. And guess what? Amazon already breaks down these different subjects for you.

Finding your niche

In this example lets say we want to talk about lawn and garden. We would then click the departments, go to home and garden, then click garden and outdoor.

Many people here would stop and use this as their niche. However, the more specific you can get, the better your conversions are going to be.

Next you would look around this section and narrow your niche down to a very specific topic.

narrowing your niche down

Let’s say you want greenhouses and accessories to be your niche. I know have a very specific subject matter that I can now work with, and start finding items to sell.

Now that you know what kind of items you want to sell, next you have to have a place to sell them on.

2. Next You Need A Website To Promote Products On

Having a website is going to be very crucial in helping you sell products from Amazon. Otherwise, you’re just going to be posting stuff on social media and forums, in hopes people will click on your links.

Now once you create a website, you obviously want to start promoting different products within your niche.

To do this, you can activate what is called “site stripe” — which allows you to get an affiliate link for any product in text, image, or text and image format.

Where to get your affiliate link

Now after you have your affiliate link, I Personally I like to create a different article for each product talking about the pros and cons of it. This makes it very easy for people to get a good understanding of how each product works — which will result in you making more sales.

As you continue doing this, you also may want to write articles on how best to take care of greenhouses and maybe what type of plants are best to use. Then you can link these articles to products like stands, frames, or plant food.

3. Last But Not Least You Need To Get People To Your Site

Obviously you’re not going to be selling many items if you can’t get people to your site right? So now the last piece of the puzzle is learning how to drive traffic to your website, so that people can start clicking on your affiliate links.

Now there are many ways you can about doing this, but I personally like to rank my sites on Google to bring me free traffic.

To do this, you simply want to find keywords that have low competition that also get some traffic — that way you can get ranked on page 1 of Google.

Here is an example doing a quick search on greenhouses:

Good keyword to use

As I mentioned before, I would then create an article about an outdoor portable greenhouse & outdoor mini greenhouse.

Now as I continue to do this, I would start to rank these search terms on Google which would starting bringing people to my site on a daily basis.

Down the road as you start making money with your site, you may wan to start buying ads to bring even more people to your site. However I would focus first on getting your site rank, because it’s a free method to get a ton of high converting traffic.

A Quick Recap On How To Sell Amazon Products Online

Now that you understand the process on how to sell Amazon products online, here’s a quick overview on what we just talked about.

  1. First you need to become an Amazon Affiliate
  2. Next you need to find a specific niche you want to talk about (preferably one you’re interested in)
  3. Now you need to build a website and start populating it with content reviewing different products
  4. Last but not least you need to get visitors to your site either by getting your site ranked within the search engines, or paying for ads.

My Final Thoughts

As you can see selling Amazon products online is not a very complicated process, and anyone willing to put in the work can do it.

Just focus on making websites targeting a very specific group of people, start reviewing different products, and then drive traffic to your site.

If you would like to know where I learned how to do this, and also get access to an incredible keyword search tool — check out my review about Wealthy Affiliate.

So are you ready to try your hand at making money with Amazon the right way? Or maybe you have some questions for me that I can help clear up?

Let me know in the comment section below, and I’ll glad to clear up any confusion you may have.

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6 thoughts on “How To Sell Amazon Products Online – With A Simple 3 Step Formula”

  1. I am new to Affiliate Marketing and I was looking to start selling products on line via Amazon. I have built a basic site and now I need to find #3 on your list – TRAFFIC. Thank you for listing some of your top traffic tips. I really like the one about smart keyword selection. This is the one that I am currently using to get free traffic. I was just wondering what other free traffic ideas do you have?

    • Organic traffic through SEO is by far the best free traffic method you can do — the only downside is it does take time to start getting ranked within Google and get traffic to your site.

      In the meantime as you are trying to get ranked, you can do things like:

      – Post of forums related to your niche
      – Get involved with Facebook groups 
      – make YouTube videos and have them link back to your site.

      I wouldn’t spend a lot of time with these other methods as your time is better spent building out your site with high quality content — I would say about 15 minutes a day would be ok. 

  2. Hello there! I’ve been looking for a way to earn extra money online, and I hear you can make a lot of money with affiliate marketing if done right.

    I read your article which is both informative and helpful, that it got my interest in becoming an Amazon affiliate — as I’m sure it will help me start earning money online.

    Also at the end of your post, you mentioned where I could learn exactly how to do this. I will surely try Wealthy Affiliate out and hope for the best.

    • It’s true that becoming an affiliate with Amazon can make you good money, and I think it’s a great way to start earning money online. Everyone around the world knows Amazon — so if you can get people to their site, it’s usually quite easy to get people to buy something.

      However Amazon is just one affiliate program you can join. There are MILLIONS of affiliate programs you can join out there that can also make you a lot of money. One good example is membership sites — which is a good way to make passive income after you get 1 sale.

      I know if you try Wealthy Affiliate out you will not be disappointed. They are the best training platform I’ve ever seen,they update their training every year, and it’s also free to join. 

  3. Hi Michael, such a clear post!

     It seems very easy to make a business using Amazon products, especially by following your step by step process! 

    I would be more than happy to take a tiny fraction of the 178,000 billion dollars! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the link to Amazon Associates, I will definitely create my account!

    Your 4 step process is very clear, but I do have one question I would like to ask you. How long do I have to wait before having my content rank on the first page? Also what difficulties did you face during this process? 

    Thank you in advance for your help and for sharing the knowledge!

    • The amount of time it takes to get your content ranked on the first page of Google varies from person to person. I would say on average though it will take about 6 months before your site starts to gain authority and rankings within Google.

      I face many challenges when creating my first blog, but I would say my biggest challenge was working day in and day out without getting anything in return.

      It’s very hard to continuously work on a blog for months on in without getting any traffic or sales. I knew though thanks to training Wealthy Affiliate gave me that it would all be worth it.

      So my advice to you if you do decide to create a blog is to never give up and eventually you will get the results you are looking for.


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