When you are looking for help to make money online, amazon work from home is one of the most popular searches in Google. But did you know there are many ways to earn with Amazon.com? There are indeed untouched opportunities with Amazon, and that’s what we are going to talk about today. I guess most of you are familiar with their classic affiliate program, but there are 6 other ways that involve e-commerce, website advertising or ads, video and even just t-shirts! And depending on which method you choose and how much time and effort you put into it, you can make anywhere from just a few dollars a day to a few hundred dollars or thousands as well. Today I will go over 7 different ways you can make money with Amazon.
Amazon work from home, just like its founder did when he started the business
Just let me give you a short introduction to the company that has provided income for more than 900.000 members worldwide. Amazon is well known as the world’s biggest online store. It started as a garage project back in 1994 by founder Jeff Bezos and now making billions of dollars every year.
When Bezos launched his website that only sold books, he had a vision for the company’s explosive growth and e-commerce domination. He knew from the very beginning, he wanted Amazon to be “an all-kind-of-things store.”
Also, Amazon got started out of Bezos’ garage and the servers that the company used required so much power that Bezos and his wife couldn’t run a hair dryer or a vacuum in the house without blowing a fuse.
Are you ready to explore the great world of Amazon work from home? Let’s get started and explore the 7 ways you can make money with Amazon now.
How to make money online with no money – no investment? The first option is obviously Amazon Associate which is Amazon’s affiliate program. It’s a great way to make money online, it’s free and you just need to share product links. Basically what an affiliate is it’s when you refer someone to a website and then when they buy it you get a commission. Amazon has millions of products and you can become a Amazon associate for free or an Amazon affiliate. When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. Their own term is “associate” and not “affiliate”. You can start making money online by referring people to Amazon today. Your referrals must simply go through your special link. You will get these little special links from the amazon site, and you can link to anything on Amazon. You can even link straight to the Amazon homepage. If they buy something within 24 hours, you will make money.
How to do this?
- Just post up a link somewhere or
- Post a picture with a link behind it or
- Do a product review or you recommend a product. It could be a video or written article
When they click on your link they head over to Amazon, and if they buy anything on Amazon, it doesn’t even have to be the thing you refer them to, you will make money from it anyway.
How much can you earn on Amazon?
We have to admit that Amazon’s commissions are relatively low. You can make anything from 3% to 15%. You probably need some thousands of clicks and hundreds of orders to make your first hundred dollars from Amazon associates. Usually the more products you sell the higher the percentage will get. They reward you for the volume of sales. Some products are different, they are capped at a certain percent such as mobile phones or electronic gadgets you get only 4%.
When all that about commissions is said, the good thing is that Amazon is very trustworthy, has a great selection of products and everything is automated for you. It’s pretty simple, from now I’m sure you will start noticing these links everywhere on the web. If you’re looking at any review page online they link to Amazon and when you click it, if you buy anything on Amazon, then the person that referred you get a commission.
Amazon is really good at getting people to buy stuff once they are on their website. 70% of the earnings come from random products, not from the product you referred them to. You send someone to the website, they buy something – and you get a commission. Anybody can sign up for Amazon associates and it’s free. Amazon will also pay you when people sign up for their free services like Amazon Prime Trials. Please note that there are no traffic thresholds or other metrics you need to be accepted into this program.
In this video you will learn step-by-step how you can make 100 bucks with Amazon affiliate program.
The second option is one that’s been picking up a lot of steam for the last few years, and it’s called Fullfillment by Amazon (Amazon FBA). Basically you decide what you want to sell. Then Amazon packages and ships it to your customers.
You store products in Amazon’s Fulfillment centers. These centers are popping up everywhere and when customers make an order, Amazon packages and delivers the product from the fulfillment center. Products that are eligible for Amazon Prime will be shipped in 2 days with free shipping. So when you see that Amazon Prime or when you’re ordering something with your Prime membership, that’s generally what is happening. Now, the key to making this work is:
- Figuring our what to sell. There are even tools out there that will help you to do the research and discover what people search for on amazon.com.
- You also have to decide how much storage space you need. You have to pay for that space so there’s definitely a learning curve to making this work. While there are people making six figure a year with Amazon FBA, there’s still a lot of trial and error and it takes money to make money.
- Especially with Amazon FBA, it could be smart to plan or calculate in detail how much money and time you need before you can go in profit. I found an article from Rob Cubbon regarding Amazon FBA that is very helpful. Cubbon was completely new to Amazon FBA and made lots of mistakes which resulted in huge loss of dollars but not loss in time. He writes that time is much more important to him than money and that’s why he chose to work with Amazon FBA. He concludes that Amazon FBA is less labor intensive and it’s possible to get started with little prior experience in e-commerce. He recommends to do a good research of your first product.
- Then design your brand and first product’s packaging. You can do this yourself or use a pro at Upwork. Rob spent 3-4 months from the first product and supplier choice to his was done selling it on Amazon. His cost of getting the first hundred units to Amazons facilities was $ 3800, and he even tells that $ 5000 is not enough to invest before you turn a profit.
Amazon Flex Delivery
Founded in 2015, Amazon Flex is an on-demand package delivery service that hires drivers to deliver packages to Amazon customers around the country instantly. Drivers deliver items from Prime Now and a slew of other types of packages, aiming to get them from the local Amazon facility to the customer in as little time as possible.
Amazon Flex grants drivers both schedule flexibility and good pay. In fact, drivers have much higher earning potential with Flex than with standard TNC (Transportation Network Company) services; Amazon is currently advertising that drivers can make $18-$25 per hour.
If interested, go to flex.amazon.com and check your region is hiring drivers. If you don’t see your location on the list, click on “Join our waitlist” and fill out the little questionnaire. They will notify you new opportunities opens up in your area.
Ride along with me on my first day as an Amazon Flex driver. This is how it went and how I feel so far about the program.
Check out Heather’s video as an Amazon Flex driver!
Amazon Video Direct
The fourth way to make money with Amazon is Amazon Video Direct. The concept is easy – you get paid when your videos get streamed. Amazon Video Direct was created to rival the YouTube partner program. You upload videos or courses and you earn royalties based on how many times your videos are streamed and how your video is accessed for. For example, you can make your videos available for free to people who are Amazon Prime members and make royalities on the views. Unlike YouTube, Amazon has very specific quality guidelines for uploads:
- Your videos must have a closed caption script, and if you don’t know how to create a closed caption script for video there are services like Rev.com that charges $1 for every minute of the video and they have a quick turnaround.
- You need to convert existing videos to the right format for uploading.
Are you an aspiring graphic designer and want to make some passive income? Did you know that you also can make money with Amazon just designing T-shirts? The biggest difference from all the other print-on-demand sites is you have to get approved for the program. This could take from some few months up to 12 months or more. Amazon Merch is short for merchandise, and here is how it works:
- You upload a design that you create in Photoshop or another photo editor…
- When it is sold you get a royalty
- Amazon handles all the printing and the shipping.
- You can focus on the creative part – the design
…”it’s possible for the average Joe to start on Merch and get up to $500 per month in sales after just 6-8 weeks.”
In my experience, Amazon Mechanical Turk can be one of the fastest ways to make money online and my top 10 Amazon Mechanical Turk tips and tricks should help you to earn more, as well as lower the chances of you getting ripped off.
MTurk, or Mechanical Turk, is a crowdsourcing company made by Amazon. Both individuals and companies who are looking to get small but repetitive tasks done, hire people here to do these tasks. Don’t expect to make a lot of money here. But if you have some spare time, it’s a great way to make money online doing simple tasks that sometimes can be very fun actually.
“Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data de-duplication, transcribing audio recordings, or researching data details. Traditionally, tasks like this have been accomplished by hiring a large temporary workforce (which is time consuming, expensive, and difficult to scale) or have gone undone.”
MTurk is for everyone. Did you know that Amazon Mturk has started accepting non-US applicants?
Books on Amazon sell from $0.99 to hundreds of dollars, and Kindle is a great way to make money writing. Have you already written a novel, guide or a longer document that can be helpful for other people? If your eBook becomes popular, you can easily make thousands per month. Did you know you can self-publish your e-book on Amazon in just 4 minutes?
The most cost-effective and efficient way to do Amazon self-publishing is through ebooks, which allows people to download your work directly to their devices, like the Kindle ebook reader. And Amazon has facilitated this process with Kindle Direct Publishing program, which has no fees to use — it’s self-publishing with no upfront costs.
For every book sold, you get to keep 70 percent of the sale price. Amazon keeps the rest.
Whether it’s selling a product, offering a service or writing reviews, people are using Amazon for more than just buying products, that’s for sure. It’s a great resource to earn extra money, or turn your side hustle into your main hustle. I hope that you have got some ideas for work from home jobs that can give you an extra income.
Whatever you choose to do for more income, be sure to research and find out as much as you can before you jump into it.
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