Do Not Despise The Day of Small Beginnings.
I have received my first payment from Amazon Associates. It is small to be sure. But it is a milestone.
I don’t blog primarily for money. I blog because I have an important message (or three) to share. The royalties from this payment mostly came from my ReformedHealth.net blog where I share the biblical principles of wellness so Christians can have more vitality to serve Christ in their callings.
In my WordPress.com blog, I am able to imbed affiliate links to products I recommend or discuss on the website. If you are planning on using affiliate links with Amazon, here are a few things to know.
- You must earn $100 in fees before Amazon will issue a check.
- You must earn $10 in fees before Amazon will issue a direct deposit.
- The commissions are pretty small, ranging from 1-10% See Schedule.
- It is free to join the Amazon Associates program. You only need a blog. Learn more here.
- Amazon doesn’t pay me to share this information with you. I do it for fun.
- If you use affiliate links, you need to post an affiliate disclosure somewhere on your site. See Reformed Health’s disclosure here. And Blogging Chronicles’ disclosure here.
- Here is an affiliate link I created if you want to learn how to make money with affiliate links on Amazon: Click Now to See Resources on How to make Money on Amazon Associates. I have not read nor bought any of these books. But many of them are free on Kindle. If you do buy something from the link, I will earn a small fee — and it costs you nothing more. That is what affiliate marketing is all about.
- You can use affiliate links on most free blogging platforms, including WordPress.com.
- If you want to have more freedom in affiliate marketing, you need a self-hosted WordPress.org blog (google it if you want to know the difference).
- I mostly use WordPress.com for my affiliate links, but am in the process of switching to WordPress.org.
- I use Site5 to self-host my blogs, but I haven’t got them all transferred yet. (btw-This is another affiliate link, but not with Amazon.) I hope to devote a post to why I chose Site5 as my host. And I can’t wait to get all my sites transferred.
- Have fun.