When people think of selling niche products, they tend to think of going through the big names like Ebay or Clickbank, but you can successfully sell niche products on Amazon for profits too. This is something which many people don’t know, but it can be done in a couple of different ways. Although the commission is far lower at about 4%, you actually stand a far better chance of making not just one sale, but several even if your website has little to do with what is sold and that means higher profits for you. There are two ways to make money online with Amazon: affiliate marketing and selling your own work.
Amazon.com offers an affiliate program for all webmasters; it is wide open to anyone who wants to apply and pays between 4 and 8.5% to affiliates depending on how long the marketer has been with them and how successful they have been. The banner ad you place on your website is eye-catching without being irritating and easy to incorporate into all kinds of websites, including WordPress hosted ones.
The reason why Amazon is one of the better affiliate programs is not because of the initial commission percentage which is a paltry 4%; it’s because the potential for earnings is far higher than with most programs. Consider: if you were affiliate marketing with something like The Body Shop, you would only sell to those who like Body Shop products and likely they would only buy one or two things. Amazon on the other hand sells a myriad of things that are appealing to a massive audience, so while your blog may be on soap, a buyer going to Amazon afterwards may well buy soap PLUS a new DVD PLUS a book PLUS a new CD… and you get the commission for everything the shopper buys on their trip! And unlike many tiered systems, the number of customers you need to direct before moving up to higher percentages is very low; easily attainable in a few weeks if you have a well structured and busy site. In short, you can have your niche product website with articles and forums and whatever else you like, but take advantage of massive products through Amazon for profits.
Sell Your Own Stuff
Amazon.com also offers a self-publishing platform with a few different publishers, allowing you to self publish to Kindle e-books and/or to ‘real life’ books using self publishing methods. Again, the payout isn’t huge; you have to charge a minimum of $20.00 for novels in order to make just a dollar or two, but you get to take advantage of Amazon.com’s marketing for you which leaves you able to simply commit to your writing. You can sell a wide variety of niche product e-books on Amazon simply by going through fairly affordable self publishing methods.
Amazon.com is often overlooked as a source for niche market profits, but it is a goldmine if you add it to your website and then work on your site as you would for any other one: keyword research, regular updates, etc. If you want to sell niche products on Amazon and make good money online, you can; it’s really as easy as becoming an affiliate and selling your books through their self publishing platform. One of the best ways to make money is to sell niche products on Amazon for profits.