Do you want to set up an online store but you have nothing to sell? Don’t worry, you can sell Amazon products through its Amazon affiliate program.
But what is an affiliate program? As it is very simple, an affiliate program consists of selling products from a third party through links. Once a product is purchased through our link, the store we are referring to, in this case Amazon, will give us a percentage of the price of the product.
This form of business is ideal, because we will not have to:
– Provide customer support.
– Make shipments.
– Create a product.
In this article, we will show you how to easily build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress and make money online.
Before you start, you must have the WooCommerce plugin installed, if you don’t know what it is, or you don’t know how to install it, you can visit our article How To Install WooCommerce On WordPress.
Getting Your API Keys
Now that we have installed and configured WooCommerce, let’s start by making an account in Amazon affiliation. We can find it in affiliate-program.amazon.com.
Now we are going to click on the Join Now For Free button. And we will fill in with an email, our name and a password.
They will send us a verification number to our email, you just have to enter that number on the next screen.
Ok, you are logged in, now to finish, you’ll need to provide payee information and answer questions about your website. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your profile.
Create Your First Affiliate Product
Now you have finished creating your Amazon affiliate account, you have logged in as an affiliate, well, let’s introduce your first product.
In this case, let’s imagine that you have opened an online store where you are going to sell clothes. Ok, you have already found a product that you want to introduce in your store.
We will look at your browser, being logged in as an affiliate, you will see an affiliation toolbar, in this toolbar we will see that you can get the link.
In addition to copying the affiliate link that you should use in your store, you can choose to build it with several options, if you want it to open in a new tab, or if you want a border to be displayed.
We will choose this option if you want to introduce the product as an iframe on a page, but as what we are interested in this article is to explain how to create WooCommerce affiliation products, we will choose the “Text” option.
Now we can get our link for that product, either a short link, or the entire link, in this case we will use the short link.
Now that we have the product affiliate link, we go to our WordPress and create our first affiliate product, for this we go to Dashboard → Products → Add New.
On the next screen we will fill in the product data with what Amazon offers us, the name of the product, a brief description, a more extensive description, the photographs …
In “Product Data” we will choose the External/Affiliate Product option, and in Product URL we introduce the link that we have copied from the Amazon page.
Once the product data is filled in, we will have something like that.
You Should Have An SSL Certificate
Most web browsers have a little SSL icon within the address bar, so that the visitors can click on this to see your certification status, identification, this will make our potential buyers trust our page when buying.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layers) are online encryption protocols that ensure information is exchanged securely.