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How to Build An Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

How to Build An Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

Are you looking to create an Amazon affiliate store with WordPress? An Amazon affiliate store allows you to sell products from Amazon.com as an affiliate and earn a commission on each sale. This allows you to focus on writing your content and driving traffic to your site. In this article, we’ll show you how to build an amazon affiliate store using WordPress.

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Once you have the site installed, you can install and activate the WooCommerce plugin and it will bring up the setup wizard. If you are planning to sell your own products on your site we would recommend going through the steps in this wizard but for this guide, we will assume there are no personal products and skip the setup wizard.

Next, you will want to go to Amazon’s affiliate site and click the join for free button, it will use your current Amazon account or you will have the option to create an amazon account if you do not have one already. Once you fill out the application Amazon will review your application and if approved you will have 180 days to get 3 sales otherwise, you would be removed from the program. If it is not active already, we would recommend enabling your Amazon toolbar when viewing Amazon as it is an easy way to grab your affiliate link from the product page itself rather than searching somewhere else for it.

We can now go back to your WooCommerce site and start setting up products. If you go under Products, Add New you can add a title for the product and change the product data to External/Affiliate product. Add the product URL and it will add a link to the product on Amazon. Amazon currently does not allow you to copy the content or images used on the product page, you would need to either access them using an API or go to the manufacturer’s site to gather the information.

As you set up your store, if you are interested in tracking your conversions, we would recommend taking a look at MonsterInsights. It is a powerful tool for tracking not only your sales but also your site’s analytics.

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00:00 Intro
01:04 How to get hosting for your WordPress Website
03:28 How to install WooCommerce plugin
04:13 How to create an Amazon Associates account
07:00 How to create a product using Amazon affiliate link
09:02 How to track analytics on your WordPress site

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21 thoughts on “How to Build An Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

  1. So I did exactly what you said for product image but the image goes under the text ans not right next to. I’m using WordPress.org for it as well. And when I try to delete the (put image here) box it will not go away. Please help

  2. Thank you so much this was probably the best video I watched on this topic. All the other ones were too complicated and I almost gave up. Def going to give this a go!

  3. Hi, can I ask you how you do the moving image of the laptop, is it through a link or you just downloaded it ?

  4. Excellent presentation for an ecommerce AM newbie like myself. Would definitely recommend this brief training video to my pals 100%!!

  5. Question: if you create an amazon affiliate link for a product on the uk amazon site how do people in the USA purchase the product on the US amazon site through your affiliate link? does it have to be another link based for the US market and in which case how do you add multiple amazon links to your website for the same product? sorry i hope that makes sense?

  6. Mine doesn't look anything like yours. Also it disappeared off somewhere and is not on my website anywhere! 😩 What am I doing wrong, this is getting so frustrating.

  7. is there any way you can show us how to make that Gutenberg shop template u used in the video?

  8. I already have a hostgator account, is bluehost better with affiliate websites.. should I switch to bluehost??

  9. To add products is not the issue the issue is to get traffic on your website? How I can get traffic on my website??? Help

  10. Hello , The product image does not appear when I enter the image link from amazon.
    I don't have the amazon API key at the moment.
    Am I the only one having this problem?
    Thanks for the tutorials 🙂

  11. How to add all the products I want to sell from Amazon on one page?

  12. Thank you so so much for this vid❤️ Had been looking for a perfect Amazon Affiliate website creation guide, and here I am❤️

  13. Please make a video for how to create upsplash like website

  14. thank for this video and just had one questions, how can we make affiliate link/buy now button open in new tab? would really appreciate it. thanks

  15. I used it a week ago but Native ads and others not showing at all ! does the theme impact on Ads or the relevant content?

  16. What are the best affiliate products for a personal finance website?

  17. A very useful video 👍, but how does one get traffic for your site?

  18. I found this very valuable. I created my WordPress a while ago and watching makes me feel like it was a sign that I need to get it going again. Thanks 😊

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