How To Monetize Your WordPress Blog with The Amazon Affiliate Program

Just thought I’ll give you a heads up that Chris Guthrie will be closing the sale on his EasyAzon WordPress plugin in less than seven days. If you haven’t taken advantage of his grand opening special, you have until the end of the month to do so. You may recall that I did webinar with Chris back in November on How To Cash In On The Holidays with Amazon Associates Program. EasyAzon has helped Chris generate generate $1.4 million in revenue from the Amazon Affiliate Program. I’ve been using the plugin on my Amazon affiliate sites and it has increased revenue greatly.

What Is EasyAzon?

EasyAzon is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to easily add products from Amazon.com into your blog. I was an early beta tester for the plugin and I can tell you it’s the best plugin of its kind that I’ve ever used. Some of the key features include:

  • Search for products to promote from Amazon without leaving your WordPress dashboard. You can search by ASIN or Keyword.
  • Quickly add high conversion Amazon affiliate text links, image based affiliate links or insert a product information block which includes more details about the product all while providing affiliate links.
  • Take advantage of your preexisting international traffic.

The ability to take advantage of international traffic is a huge benefit. Amazon link localization allows many of your Amazon affiliate links to be dynamically changed to the appropriate Amazon website based on where your visitor is looking from. For example, a UK visitor would see anAmazon.co.uk affiliate link instead of Amazon.com. This ensures that you earn a commission from your International traffic.

During this grand opening period, you can pick up the plugin for only $47. This is a nice saving from the $67 the plugin will sell for once the special is over. I was able to recover the cost of the plugin in less than a day. Watch the video to see the full power of EasyAzon, then add it to your WordPress blog and watch your Amazon revenue go up. You have until the end of the month to take advantage of the grand opening price.

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63 thoughts on “How To Monetize Your WordPress Blog with The Amazon Affiliate Program”

  1. Graham Lutz says:

    I think this is better for niche sites when you’ve got a bunch of different sites in a bunch of different niches promoting a bunch of different products. Probably not worth it for one blog, huh?

    1. John Chow says:

      Depends on the blog really. You can have 100 different sites but if none of them get any traffic, then it don’t matter how you monetize it. It won’t make any money.

      1. Abhik says:

        That’s 100% true.
        No traffic means no revenue.. No matter how hard you try to monetize.

    2. Kevin Kimes says:

      One blog can make a lot of money. Just look at this one!

      1. Louie Sison says:

        I agree… ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Any blog, if it is done right.

      2. Yea, but almost none of it is Amazon related. We’re talking about Amazon here.

  2. Amazon has one of the best affiliate programs in my opinion. Not so much because they pay the best, but because they have such a wide variety of product and because so many people use them. It’s really rather easy to get people to buy from them if you’re strategic with how you use it.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      I would say they’re just another tool every IMer should have in their tool box. Although it is a very flexible and diverse tool, the payout percentages are rather low in the industry.

      1. Yes payment from Amazon is like peanuts … But if you pick a product with nice sales and traffic than certainly you will be able to make much more.

    2. It would be nice if they had even a 7 day cookie. A lot more people would promote Amazon, but with only a 24 hour cookie, many people never even give it a thought.

      1. Abhik says:

        Awe!!
        Didn’t know they through a 24 hour cookie. ๐Ÿ™
        So, basically, if a lead doesn’t convert in a single chance, we lose.

      2. The 24 hour cookie never seemed to bother me. I have a feeling that conversions are pretty instant anyway. Also, if you have enough products to promote and you can get your visitors back frequently, it increases your odds as well.

    3. PPC Ian says:

      I couldnt agree more! I have been focusing on the Amazon affiliate program and am starting to see good results. Perhaps after using this plugin my results will turn to great!

      1. I always get a little Amazon money every month. Would be nice to get a lot more though.

        1. Amazon money is impossible for new blogger. It’s only for senior bloggers. Am i right for wrong??

        2. @ Penny

          So how much you make through Amazon per month ?

  3. Tikyd says:

    I prefer Amazon to clickbank when it comes to affiliate marketing. John’s plugin seems to be advantageous when trying to market in several countries.

    1. This one is from Chris not John.

      1. Thanks for pointing that out to us.

    2. Huh? Amazon and Clickbank couldn’t be more different.

  4. Boris says:

    How is this better than just setting up the affiliate links manually myself?

    1. Time my friend … It can save your tonnes of time.

        1. Yes people still believe in manual work when some few codes can do those task more easily.

          But for link building I always believe in MANUAL only.

  5. Ras Dewni says:

    You able to get it back in less than 1 day.. wow , how did you do that john.. that took me for about 2 weeks to get that!

    still the plugin price was kind a expensive to me ๐Ÿ™
    but tq for sharing

    1. His experience may be the key factor …

    2. Abhik says:

      Probably because he gets more traffic than you.

  6. With Amazon, aren’t you also getting credit for anything else they happen to buy from Amazon, regardless of what you are promoting?

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That is true and is one of the reasons Amazon’s affiliate program works so well.

  7. Spoiled kid says:

    I just had my first sale of amazon last night . . . ๐Ÿ˜€
    i have created a review site with not much traffic and lots of competition, because i did not do keyword research cause i am a noob. I have not used a single plugin though. But without plugin there is alot of work to do.
    But my question is that if i want to create a review site will this plugin will grab the content or not ?

  8. Brian says:

    I’m a newbie in Internet Marketing. Wow you’ve got an impressive bunch of followers and plenty of good stuff for my niche. You can expect frequent visits on your blog from me.

    1. welcome here my friend …

      Enjoy your stay and do not forget to check pho posts here.

  9. Louie Sison says:

    This is a great news! I starting to learn affiliate marketing lately and this one’s just on time. Thanks

  10. Vivian Assis says:

    Thank for fantastic information!!!

    1. So are you going to buy it ?

  11. PPC Ian says:

    When it comes to Amazon, Chris Guthrie is the expert. In my opinion, this is a must have plugin for those involved in the Amazon affiliate program!

  12. fazal mayar says:

    thats amazing, I will try to give it a shot, I am a big fan of Chris Guthrie

  13. fas says:

    Awesome stuff. I think this is by far the best for affiliates.

  14. Yes, Blogger Can Earn Money too with the using their little blog. Thank’s for the tutorial.

  15. Also I’ll try to use this in my blog.

  16. I used to buy WP IM plugins but stop doing that in 2009. I now use the companies own affiliate link even if it take a little more time to create my links.

    The main problem was the updates times(if any or if they are still in business) for the plugins and the fact that affiliates companies often changed the rules forcing me to go over 100s of sites. eBay comes to mind :(. I had just finished updating most of my sites that they changed again forcing me to redo them …again and waiting for the update for the WP plugins. It’s not to say that companies can’t change the links too to be fair. ๐Ÿ˜›

    In this current case, the sales video is showing too much steps that’s needed in my opinion. I get my links from the Amazon Affiliate home page most of the time. Granted this plugins has a few features like the international part but no, I will not buy it.

    I must also mentioned that I dropped using WP to create my IM sites. I create blog like sites using MSB that requires 100-200K versus 4000K+ with WP. Those are static sites and I don’t have to update WP anymore for every security patchs. ๐Ÿ™ Plus, it saves on server resources.

    That’s my 2cents.

    1. jezza101 says:

      I had exactly the same problem Steve. I have also found that certain plugins become obsolete or lack new features. If you’ve built your sites around the plugin you suddenly have a lot of work to redo!

      Even popular commerical WP software, such as the famous Thesis theme, can suddenly go a long period with no updates. It’s a risk.

      But if the author of EasyAzon is using it themselves, as JC states above, then hopefully that makes it more likely to be maintained into the future! On the flip side, if he’s already made “$1.4 million”, perhaps the hassle of supporting the plugin won’t be worth the small income (relative to his Amazon income) derived from selling the plugin? Selling off a plugin like this suggests it isn’t being coded out of love?

      I had a slightly different solution though, I went ahead and built my own! From reading about the EasyAzon features I actually prefer mine – but that’s the advantage of coding your own, it has exactly the features you want and they work in the way that suits your site(s).

      I have no desire or need to sell my plugin, and if I’m honest the plugin is too immature at this stage, but as a professional developer the coding quality and features will only improve!

      I guess this option simply isn’t open to everyone, but the WP plugin API is relatively easy to use and seeing the results of your efforts is very rewarding.

  17. I agree to the fact regarding saving times but you can’t always go for saving time when it comes to quality and features. I think the WP people are doing marvelous jobs by introducing fantastic plugins.

    1. Quality is we should always assure in everything we do… because if we do that marketing will never be a problem.

  18. doroki says:

    Again it is one of the nicest post from John. Inspiration fact that people can earn millions from Amazon affiliates. EasyAzone looks gret plugin to do affiliate marketing.

  19. Bogati says:

    Really! I like it.

  20. I have gone through EasyAzone and it sounds cool to me as well.

  21. Thanks well done this is very informative,seems like a good plugin worth trying it out.

  22. Any idea what Amazon people are going to plan for the future pursuits? You can expect something unexpected from them.

  23. Majalah says:

    Never try plugin for my amazon site. Just do manual review at this time. But, since I have many sites now, I think this plugin will be great for saving my time.

  24. Jacob says:

    Thanks a lot for such a magnificent contentโ€ฆ it does get the fresh fruit juices streaming for opportunities tostart a money with WordPress. Now to get my thinking cap on and carve out my market specific. Thanks again.

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  28. Forex News says:

    I prefer Amazon to clickbank when it comes to affiliate marketing. Johnโ€™s plugin seems to be advantageous when trying to market in several countries.

  29. arun says:

    Really a Good plugin, thanks for the share John

  30. This plugin sounds great, but unfortunately I use Drupal for my blog. Is there a similar module in Drupal?

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