Ah Amazon. You beautiful beast! So many online entrepreneurs trying to tame you.
Regardless of your feelings toward Amazon. It is a monster. A wonderful, opportunistic monster.
But more importantly, you may be thinking, “How Can I Make Money on Amazon?” and cash in on this monster? You can learn to earn money on Amazon.
Selling on Amazon
Yes, this might seem obvious but Amazon gets their products to sell from someone, why not you?
If you already have a product, great. Make sure and check first to see if it is on their approved list.
If you need a product, there is an entire Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Program for you.
Here’s how it works. You go to Ross, Big Lots, etc. and buy really good products for cheap. Package them up and send to Amazon to sell for you.
The products are shipped to the customers from Amazon to give them peace of mind (it’s not coming from some random person) and you my friend have cashed in on buying low and selling high.
There are a few ways to advertise using Amazon. You can put ads for your e-commerce website (if you have that set up already) on Amazon.
Shoppers, being in the shopping mood already, go to your site and keep on buying.
You can also sign up to be an Amazon Associate and put ads on your site. If a customer goes from your website and then makes a purchase on Amazon, then you will make a small percentage for advertising.
You don’t have to have your own website to become an Amazon Associate and advertise their products.
Find a product that you love and promote it using Facebook, Twitter or your favorite social media platform.
People love reviews and if you combine your experience with the product, you are more likely to get someone to try it.
There are so many options with this type of advertising.
Amazon has a couple of payment solutions to help you with your online store. The fees are low with no hidden costs.
Your customers can pay using the familiar, Pay with Amazon button, which they trust already.
You have the advantage of being associated with a powerhouse.
Amazon also has a service where you can accept payment with customers face-to-face. You can swipe their credit card using your mobile phone or tablet.
How convenient is that?
This is the area that I know the least about because I haven’t created an app – yet.
However, it is very exciting to know that you can get your very own Android app into the hands of more customers using Amazon.
You can also monetize your app further using Amazon’s APIs.
If creating Android apps is your thing, Amazon can definitely help you cash in.
It has never been so easy to publish a Kindle book and get your work of art/thought into the digital hands of customers.
It’s time to finally write that book you have been putting off.
You don’t need the expense of going the self publishing route. You can use that money to advertise and market to appeal to customers that need your book.
Amazon also has a service you can use if you prefer to have a printed book so check out CreateSpace and get that going.
Last, but not least, they have an Audiobook Creation program so once you have your book written, there is no reason why you can’t turn it into an audiobook and sell it to customers who prefer this venue.
Ready to Get Started?
With so many ways to earn money using Amazon (see list here), did you find an way that appeals to you?
Use the links to research further and let me know which option you are going to try.
Here’s to your success!