How to make money with Amazon India (Amazon.in)
Amazon.in has launched in India as an online superstore and along with the big brand’s superstore, they have also launched an amazon.in affiliate program thereby opening doors to all Indian website owners and bloggers to make a share of Amazon’s business and sales in India. All you have to do is sign up as an affiliate for Amazon.in and refer users to purchase products from their online store to earn 10% of each sale generated.
As of now Amazon.in has only launched Books and movies through their online store and have plans to expand their portfolio with more category of products like mobile phones, cameras etc. Based on the previous launches from Amazon in different countries, its evident that banking on Amazon as a business partner to earn commission is an impressive idea.
Ana example of an Affiliate marketing post is this article I have written sharing the top 10 Indian Books to read for the year 2013. This article links to the amazon store for each book reviewed and customers reading the review can purchase books from the website earning a 10% for me as a easy commission! With more products added in future, like mobile phones, imagine selling a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile for 40,000 Indian rupees – You earn a straight 4000 Indian Rupees as easy commission.
How to Sign up as an affiliate?
Login to the affiliate’s application form on their website, fill in the required details including your PAN card number and wait for 24 hours. The amazon team will revert back to you with approval post which you can start writing content promoting products listed on Amazon.in website and start earning money.
Once you login to your Amazon.in Affiliate dashboard, you will be able see detailed reports of realtime sales, number of referrals, number of hops, performance report of your campaigns etc. Below is a screenshot of your affiliate dashboard. You can search for products to promote and generate the affiliate link from your dashboard and write content!
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Must Read: Affiliate Marketers to comply to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines 2013
If you are into affiliate marketing and make some money promoting various affiliate products, this piece of information might just save you. You could be already promoting several US based products / advertisers to your blog readers and making a passive income.
It’s vital for you to ensure that your blog, content and affiliate marketing approach are complaint as per the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued strict guidelines that are specific to affiliates marketers who offer reviews, rankings, endorsements etc. on several products that offer great commissions. If you are one such affiliate, ensure you do abide by the below guidelines to ensure that your affiliate account is not banned by your product owner.
As per the guidelines, it is mandatory that you (as an affiliate) have to disclose that there is a “material connection” between you and your affiliate product owner (ex: hosting company) anytime you offer an endorsement or testimonial on their services.
That means, you have to clearly disclose that you DO earn a commission from the sale that is converted from the product review or article you have written. You must clearly disclose the fact that you receive such commission in a clear and major place that is close to your review or promotional post.
Some useful tips on writing and publishing an Affiliate disclosure:
- Frequent: Disclosures must be available on any page that has an endorsement.
- Clear: Language must be easy to understand; don’t attempt to hide the fact that it’s a disclosure.
- Conspicuous: Place your disclosure close to your endorsement or review. Differentiate the disclosure’s font treatment from the rest of your site.
- Require no action: The user shouldn’t need to click, hover or scroll to locate or understand the nature of your disclosure.
Hope you take action on the above without any delay to ensure you are compliant to the guidelines and continue to earn money as an affiliate promoting products. Be transparent and ensure safety.
Please read the FTC’s: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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What is Gravity on ClickBank Affiliate Network?
If you are into Affiliate Marketing, more specifically into affiliate marketing of digital products, then you might have already heard about ClickBank. Its one of the best and top paying affiliate network having thousands of affiliate program as part of their network.
Anyone would want to do some market research and learn which of the products listed in ClickBank are worth promoting and has a potential of doing more sale. The popularity value of the affiliate products on Clickbank is called as “Gravity“. Even though Gravity is related to number of sales but its NOT totally dependent on sale alone.
Basically, gravity is the more when there is more sale in the recent times and gravity tends to fall with time if not much sale is happening for the specific product. If affiliate stops generating sales, his contribution to product’s gravity will gradually decrease, until it reaches 0.105905 and then immediately drops to zero after N days. You shall use the gravity information of various affiliate products to understand the growing demand and sale opportunities to capitalize from the upward surge on sale in recent period of time.
To learn more about clickbank gravity, click here
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Best Banner Ads Management Plugin for WordPress
If you run a WordPress blog and looking for a solution to serve banner advertisements to your readers at specific blocks or positions of your blog, then the best possible solution you could find as of today (2013) is Max Banner Ads PRO Wordpress plugin. The plugin has a FREE and PRO versions, but both come free of cost. To download the PRO version with complete features, you need to like their FaceBook page and write a review.
Add / Manage / Maintain Banners from the Plugin Control panel
With this plugin, you can navigate to the plugin settings page and create zones to specify where exactly you would want to see your ads being displayed. In addition, as shown below, you can preview all the ads together at the ad manager and see where the ads would appear.
Track, Review & Save Ad statistics
The plugins has an awesome management page and back end system where you can add, edit, delete banners. In addition, you can see the statistics of the banners like views, clicks, CTR etc. This helps you do AB testing on the success rates of various banners and how frequently they are viewed and clicked to identify the best spot to place the banner.
Personally, I strongly recommend using this awesome plugin because of its versatility, feature richness, quality and functionalities. This quality of plugins are rarely available free, so ensure you get your copy ASAP. In fact, if you carefully scroll below, you can see even I use this plugin and this has helped me promote my affiliate products quite very effectively.
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Affiliate Product Review: Market Samurai
Affiliate marketing is one of the best and easiest method of earning a passive income online when done the right way, there are several hundred awesome products that can be either reviewed or promoted through your blog or website to earn a commission on each sale you refer.
Today, the affiliate product under focus is Market Samurai. Market samurai is a powerful keyword research software that has been successfully selling for more than a year and is still one of the most preferred product in the niche. Even though the product is officially priced at 147 USD, on downloading a trial and then purchasing will help you purchase the same for a mere 99 USD. The most interesting part for blog owners is that for every sale they offer 50% as commission, that means you earn 48 USD straight for every single referral.
I has been successfully promoting Market Samurai for few months and I have already earned an affiliate commission of more than 7600 USD from market samurai alone!! I have also included the screenshots from my affiliate control panel for your reference. The reason i am also sharing the earnings details is for you to understand the potential of such awesome products that are super efficient.
The thumb rule of affiliate marketing is that you should never promote a product you aren’t sure of or not ever used. You should be the first person to be convinced that the product is good before you promote it as it directly impacts your trust relation with your readers.
As people begin to appreciate your views and niche authority, it will further help convert more sales. Hope this article has enough to inspire you and help you find another amazing affiliate product to promote.
Product Name: Market Samurai
Product Niche: Keyword Research Tool
Product Market Price: 99 USD
Affiliate Commission per sale: 48 USD
Payout Cycle: Monthly
Payout Method: Paypal
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