How to make money with Amazon

Amazon is the largest online eCommerce platform in the world with over 120 million unique products and more than 2.5 million sellers

No wonder, it is a giant marketplace that inspires millions of customers to make purchases with its bleeding-edge strategies. But that is not just what made Amazon this popular. What makes Amazon stand out among all its competitors is it created jobs to over 2 million people in the U.S. Isn’t this great?

How to make money with Amazon?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear earn money with Amazon? Amazon Affiliate Program? Right. But do you know there are more than 10 ways to make money with Amazon?

Let’s see in detail how to make money with Amazon with some tips.

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Sell Used Items 

Create space in your home and make money. Yes, you’ve heard it right! Sell your used gadgets, electronics, books etc. Which you don’t use and create some space on your shelf while making some money. Amazon Trade-in program lets you sell your unwanted items to someone who needs them.

You can sell those items on Trade-in. Amazon ships items for free with a prepaid label and informs you if they are sold are not via email. If the item is rejected, you get it back. The best part is you don’t need to pay a penny even for shipping.

Check Amazon Trade-in guidelines to verify product eligibility.

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Join Amazon Associates Program

This is one of the popular Amazon income programs. Register as an Amazon Associate in Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program and promote affiliate products on your social network to make a decent income through commission. 

Bloggers, creators, YouTubers, individuals with websites to provide links are eligible to join this program. If you already have a large following on social media, then it is pretty easy for you to make money. The commission for each product varies as below.

10% for luxury, beauty, and Amazon coins

8% for lawn & garden, pets products, pantry

8% for Furniture, home, home improvement

6% for tools and outdoors

5% for groceries digital music, physical music, handmade, digital videos

Thus there are a vast number of products to promote and make cash consistently.

Read: 10 Growing Affiliate Spaces you should Watch

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Amazon Flex Deliveries

Bored sitting at home? Turn as a delivery driver to your nearby locations and earn some bucks. You can make handsome money ($18-25 per hour) for delivering the packages and also receive tips. All you need is a registered vehicle, valid license, Amazon Flex app and that’s all. You can drive your vehicle and deliver packages when there are any orders.

You can also check out similar apps such as Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates.

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Virtual Amazon Jobs

Looking for remote jobs to make your life easier? Become an Amazon Associate and make money working from home. Discover the jobs that require your skills and experience and apply for the role. Note that there are part-time, full-time, and seasonal jobs in various categories. Explore jobs, apply, work, and enjoy the benefits of becoming a virtual Amazon employee.

Read: 10 Remote Working Tips for Beginners

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Make Money as Sponsored Brand

Do have a product or brand that is listed on Amazon.com already? Get more sales and traffic by advertising on Amazon. Choose sponsored products, sponsored brands, stores, and improve visibility, brand awareness, business, and hence revenue with Amazon Advertising.

So, what are you waiting for? Create a seller account, pick the products you want to promote, choose the amount you want to pay for click, and keywords you want to appear for. Pay Amazon only when someone clicks on your ad and gain immense visibility to your brand.

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Amazon App Store for Developers

Are you a developer? Do you develop android apps and games? Then, make huge sums of money by selling them on Amazon Appstore. Your app reaches millions of android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire easily.

You can also monetize your apps and games by integrating In-App Purchasing API, Amazon Mobile Ads, or Mobile Associates API and sell physical products within your app. You can earn up to 6% transaction fees.

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Sell Anything on Amazon 

No matter if you have a storefront or not, you can sell products on Amazon and make money. More than 25 million active sellers are making over a million dollars sales with this Sell on Amazon.

Here’s is how you can sell too.

1. Start with FBA

FBA stands for Fulfillment by Amazon. Create a seller account and set up FBA within a few simple steps. Sell your own products with FBA label by shipping them to the Amazon store. You do not need to have a store to become a seller.

2. Sell wholesale 

Sell products wholesale to business customers. There are millions of businesses that need products for wholesale to cut their costs. 

3. Become a Private brand supplier 

Become an Amazon accelerator and launch your private brands and designs exclusively on Amazon and get paid highly.

4. Sell handmade products

Love crafts? Do you make some? Then sell them on Amazon and make revenue. Thousands of artisans make notable income through their handmade crafts on Amazon.

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Design & Earn through Amazon Merch

Create designs for products like clothing or mugs and upload them on Merch by Amazon setting a price. Your artwork gets printed on products and promoted. When customers buy your products Amazon ships it bearing no cost on you. You gain monthly royalties which you can withdraw later. See Royalty for different products here.

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Offer Home Services

Offer your professional services to Amazon customers and get paid. Get business to your services if you are a plumber or electrician, or house cleaner or handyman. All you need is to have insurance and eligible license.

Apply for Amazon Home Services and wait till Amazon approves you as a service provider after a thorough background check. You need to pay Amazon a certain percentage for every booking you get through the app.

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Become Amazon Influencer

Are you a social media influencer with a good following? Then join Amazon Influencer Program to make a decent amount of money. After approval of your account, you will get a dedicated page on Amazon to list your affiliate products to promote and make money. You can just give your page link to your followers and tell them to visit your newly added products often and make purchases. This is really a cool way of making passive income.

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Mechanical Turk for Micro Tasks

MTurk AKA Mechanical Turk is a crowdsourcing marketplace where you can see a huge number of jobs for microtasks. You can join the program and work on those microtasks in your free time. The jobs include researching, removing duplicate content, answering questions to marketing surveys, etc. Thus you can earn money doing small and interesting tasks for a short period of time.

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Play & Earn through Twitch

Love playing video games and spend maximum time playing games? Then why not make money playing games on Twitch. Twitch is a live streaming platform for gamers by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. And yes, even though gaming Amazon lets you make money. How? Play real-time games on Twitch and start live streaming, users watch your game, send you love and send you bit donations if you monetize your account. Twitch pays per Cost per Impression Model and pays $0.01 per bit. You get paid after 1000 impressions on your ad. 

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Write eBooks & Audiobooks

If you can write you can earn. Yes, write fiction, non-fiction, thriller, comedy, or whatever your interest is and whatever is fun and exciting to read. Publish them on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and get paid in the form of Royalties. The royalty points after a month are transferred to you as real money.

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Bottom Line

Thus there are more than 10 ways you can make money with Amazon. Explore the aforementioned tips to earn money with the online retailing giant and choose which one suits your skills and interests before you dip your toes into them. Pick the one that excites you as well as gains you huge money in the long run so that you can adjust your work and life without looking for other side hustles.

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