Amazon has one of the best affiliate marketing programs online today. It’s not because of high percentage payouts, and it’s not because of particularly attractive products; rather, it’s because of two things.
It’s Amazon. They have pretty much everything you could want, from skin creams to computer parts to books to sex toys. According to a report from 2016, Amazon had over 370 million different products available, and you can sell any one of them as an affiliate with a couple of clicks. Plus, in addition to the variety, it’s Amazon. People trust Amazon, so the name recognition goes a long way towards selling products.
Amazon’s affiliate tracker will give you credit for selling anything the user buys after clicking your link. If you recommend to them a $5 cell phone case, and they buy both the case and the $600 cell phone, you get the commission on the case and the cell phone. Plus, Amazon is very well set up to recommend more products and push upsells and accessories. If a user goes to buy a cell phone, they’re going to be recommended cases, screen protectors, expansion cards, and apps. All of those will earn you commissions.
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