I am answering all of your questions about the Amazon Influencer Program – firstly, can you really make affiliate income with it? The answer is yes and I’m telling you how.
The Amazon Influencer Program and Shop
Months ago, I was invited to set up a shop on the new Amazon Influencer Program. It’s different from the Amazon Associates affiliate program, so I said, “Why not?”
In a few moments, I had added a few items and found it to be clunky. I also requested the ability to categorize the products I added (many times) and Amazon hadn’t yet implemented this feature.
I forgot about the Amazon Influencer Shop I set up. Forgot about it completely.
Due to a death in the family, I took more than a month off work. As I moved back into all the content creation, promotion, and checking of 7,429 emails, here’s what I discovered:
One of my Amazon influencer shops was actually making sales! A good number of sales!
What is an Amazon Influencer Shop?
Click here to see an example of an Amazon Influencer Shop. It’s clean, streamlined, and most importantly – it’s set up to make you affiliate income!
If you’re not yet familiar with the Influencer program with Amazon, it is different than being an affiliate.
The goal is to set up a shop front with your recommendations. Some highlights why you should create one if you haven’t…
- you can share the shop link in emails!
- it’s a valid link from any social media – ANY (lookin’ at you Facebook)
- they’ve now set up categories (FINALLY)
- you can add personal comments to each item
How to Get Started: Amazon Influencer Program
Log into your affiliate dashboard and look for the Influencer tab. If you don’t have it (you should), email affiliate support.
Create Your Storefront.
Fill in your information (social channels, for example), add your profile image, and a header (if you like). For the Amazon Influencer Page header, I used PicMonkey to create a 1400-pixel x 300-pixel collage for mine.
Create Categories (Idea Lists)
For Ruffles and Rain Boots, I talk about quite a few crafting topics: hand lettering, rock painting, etc.
In order to send the appropriate group to the appropriate list, I have created categories. See my shop here for an example.
Add Items to Your Influencer Shop.
Add items by selecting your influencer shop tracking ID and add the item to your influencer shop lists (like a wish list). Be sure to choose the right one.
Then, go into your list and add comments on each product, if you wish.
Promote an Amazon Influencer Shop
Remember when I said you could use the Influencer Shop link in emails? Get to it, friend.
You can also send them to your shop from any blog post, social media platform, and even share the link on your business card or email signature!
Wanna know something else? You don’t *technically* have to disclose before you send them there. Whaaaaaat??!??!
If you check out my shop, you’ll see a little note that discloses for me. Oh. Yes. I do still disclose, but it’s up to you.
Sales and Reports
When you make your first sale, Amazon Influencer will send you an email. Y’all, I thought that was the cutest thing. 🙂
Additionally, you can see in the reporting section to see if your Amazon shop is making money (and which category is making the most).
Here is how it will show now in your earnings reports…
Over to You
Do you already have an Influencer Shop on Amazon? How is the Amazon Influencer Program working for you? What are you doing to promote your shop? What kind of analysis are you doing to position yourself for more affiliate income from Amazon?
Let us know below!
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