Amazon Income

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-30
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The Internet affiliate program industry is one of the largest and fastest growing digital revenue generators in the world, with more than $65 billion in total income brought in during the 2006 fiscal year. It is because of programs like Amazon's Associate program, which has been around for more than a decade, and allows casual, every day users of the Internet to install widgets and links on their Web sites that link back to Amazon products. Users like you can earn commissions of up to 15% on products that your Web site visitors purchase when they visit Amazon. With the world's largest online retailer as a potential source of income, you can make generate endless streams of income as a result. No matter where you are from, how old you are, and what your background is, you can build and run a highly profitable business with Amazon. This comprehensive book is written to show you exactly how to do so. You will learn every detail necessary to complete the transformation from casual Internet user to Amazon guru in just a matter of weeks, making unfathomable amounts of money by selling Amazon products, your own products, starting a store, promoting outside projects, and making referrals. In this book, you will learn how the Amazon business model works and how much money they will pay you in multiple different ways. You will learn how to build a traffic funneling Web site with dozens of free tools such as blogs, podcasts, videos, and social networks that will allow you to increase the number of visitors you can send to Amazon in no time for minimal investment. You will learn how to take advantage of the Amazon Kindle program and its revolutionary take on digital distribution of books and newspapers. You will learn what you can do to start your own store in the Amazon Marketplace, selling products at set prices to anyone in the world in much the same way you could on eBay with substantially more freedom. Learn how to publish your own books on Amazon with little to no investment and use the features Amazon provides, such as Search Inside and digital distribution to reach more people faster than you could anywhere else. In addition, learn how you can take advantage of multimedia services on Amazon such as Advantage that allow you to publish your own music, videos, and professional titles around the globe. Learn how to use Amazon Connect effectively to promote your products and reach potential customers and how Amazon provides dozens of additional methods by which you can advertise your products without outside investments. You will learn how to choose a niche to market towards and what you need to create in your Web site to make your visitors more willing to click your links and purchase the products you are promoting or selling on Amazon. Hours of extensive research and interviews with the top Amazon associates and independent authors have given us countless pieces of advice that will ensure your marketing and promotion methods allow you to generate traffic, promote products, and convert sales at a rate that will help you build a successful business in no time. If you have been looking for the resource that will undoubtedly help you break free of the shackles of your job and start working from home, this guide is that resource and Amazon is your ideal income source.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
The Amazon Business Model of Changep. 15
Jeff Bezos and Customer-Centrismp. 16
The Ups and Downs of the Internet Businessp. 18
The Focus on Continuous Improvementp. 19
Partnering with Associatesp. 20
Why Choose Amazon Over the Competition?p. 23
Business Tracking Systemp. 27
Which Amazon Vehicle is Best?p. 29
A Variable of Choicesp. 30
Is the Online World For You?p. 35
Building Your Businessp. 39
A Number of Plusses for Online Businessp. 41
Get Ready to Startp. 45
Physical Equipment and Hardware to Get You Startedp. 46
System Recommendationsp. 47
What is the Best Product to Sell?p. 53
Create Your Wish Listp. 58
Finding the Right Sourcep. 58
Selling in the Amazon Marketplacep. 65
Condition of Itemp. 68
Signing Up for Marketplacep. 70
Shipping Your Productp. 72
Product Categories/Commissions and Pricingp. 73
Keeping Track of Salesp. 74
Should You Consider a Pro-Merchant Account?p. 75
Pro-Merchant Marketplace Fulfillment Centerp. 77
Start an Online Book Business with Amazonp. 83
Going on a Book Huntp. 86
What to Buy or Not to Buyp. 89
Expanding Your Customer Basep. 94
Grading and Describingp. 95
The Benefits of Selling Onlinep. 98
Using Amazon Marketplace to Sell Used Booksp. 101
Pricing the Bookp. 104
Textbook Salesp. 106
Other Tips for Selling Used Booksp. 109
Publish Your Creative Works with Amazonp. 113
Book Publishing with CreateSpaceŽ Print on Demandp. 117
DVD Publishing with CreateSpace PODp. 123
Video Publishing with CreateSpace PODp. 125
Music Publishing with CreateSpace PODp. 127
Using Amazon Advantage for Creative Salesp. 133
Amazon Advantage Program Highlightsp. 134
Amazon Advantage Program Requirementsp. 136
Amazon Advantage Sign-Upp. 140
Advantage Marketing and Promotional Toolsp. 141
Advantages and Disadvantages of "Better Together"p. 148
Ways to Increase Amazon Advantage Salesp. 149
Affiliate Marketing 101p. 151
Learning the Work and Personal Skills Needed for Affiliate Marketingp. 155
Amazon's Renowned Associates Programp. 161
The Classic Fee Structure and the Performance Fee Structurep. 163
Time to Sign Upp. 167
Easy, Step-by-Step Registration Processp. 168
More than One Accountp. 174
The Grand Opening of an Amazon aStorep. 175
What is the aStore?p. 176
Using Theme, Color, and Widgetsp. 185
Using the Amazon Visual Linksp. 188
Amazon Widgetsp. 188
A Widget by any Other Namep. 208
Reports with Amazon Associatesp. 211
Obtaining Information on Customersp. 213
Web Site Tracking for Associatesp. 214
MP3 and the Kindle Offer New Horizonsp. 217
Introducing the Amazon MP3p. 217
Introducing the Amazon Kindlep. 220
The Kindle's Variety of Advantagesp. 223
Associates Site Stripep. 226
Best Reasons for Becoming an Associatep. 229
Tips of the Tradep. 234
Is the Amazon Associates Program Best for You?p. 241
Amazon's High-Tech Web Servicesp. 245
Private Branding with Amazon's WebStorep. 249
Easy-to-Build Site with Added Customer Protectionp. 251
Fulfillment Services Available for WebStorep. 253
Step-by-Step Instructions to Open Your Amazon WebStorep. 255
The Amazon Customer-Service Wayp. 265
Providing a Positive Buying Experiencep. 265
Using E-mails to Foster Relationshipsp. 271
Making E-mail Friendlyp. 273
Get Noticed with Search Engine Optimizationp. 277
Watch Out for Search Engine "No-Nos"p. 281
Making a Stand-Out, Outstanding Web Sitep. 285
Voice Your Own Thoughtsp. 287
What Do Your Visitors Think?p. 288
Encourage a Give-and-Take Relationshipp. 289
"All About Us" Informationp. 290
The No. 1 Sourcep. 290
Get a FAQs Pagep. 291
Testimonials and Positive Commentsp. 291
Clean Web Site Designp. 291
Privacy and Safety/Security Assurancep. 292
Your Amazon.com Bill of Rightsp. 293
Building Ties with the Online Communityp. 295
Establishing Credibility with a Blogp. 295
Building a Customer Listp. 302
Joining Forumsp. 305
Product Reviewsp. 306
Video Reviewsp. 307
Conclusion: Continuous Change at Amazonp. 309
The Online World to Comep. 314
Glossaryp. 319
Bibiologyp. 329
Author Biographyp. 331
Indexp. 333
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