But I don’t have a product to sell, you say? Not a problem. I’m sure you’ve heard of a little company called Amazon. Amazon.com is the world’s largest Internet retailer. And when we say large, we mean HUGE. They sold $34.2 billion worth of products last year alone! How would you like a sliver of that pie with your very own Amazon Associate website? The good news is you CAN! Amazon has a program called Amazon Associate where you sell products from Amazon.com and get a percentage of each sale. The best part is they handle all transactions, shipping and customer service. You just have to cash the checks from Amazon!
Have a standalone store or add an Amazon store to your existing website.
Alcon Media can build you your very own full-fledged Amazon-based online mall likethesuperstore.ca or you can pick a niche market like boatingproductsstore.com orweather-instruments.ca and cater to them. Basically any niche you can think of Amazon will have it. Notice the ads along the left and bottom of the sites above? Those are Google Adsense ads and are a second source of income from your website (Google pays you for displaying these ads on your website). Alcon Media will also equip your website with Google Adsense (unless you tell us not to) so you have 2 streams of income from your site. The other cool thing is you can have as many of these Amazon Associate sites as you want, all catering to different niche markets, with each generating 2 streams of income!
This is what you will need to do:
Step 1 – Go to Amazon Associates and create an account.
Step 2 – Look around Amazon and decide on what niche market you want to cater to or if you prefer a full shopping mall. A niche is easier to market to but if you already have an established website that can send potential customers to your Amazon site or a good-sized mailing list you may want to opt for a shopping mall.
Step 3 – Setup a hosting account. We personally use BlueHost.com. You can have unlimited domains on a single account and it’s only about $7/month.
Step 4 – Go to GoDaddy.com and register a domain name. Domains are only about $10/year with GoDaddy and they also happen to be the world’s largest registrar.
Step 5 – Go to Google and register for Google Adsense.
Step 6 – Send us your Amazon Associate, GoDaddy, Google Adsense and hosting information (account logins) as well as your desired market.
Step 7 – Sit back and within a few days your new Amazon Associate website will be online and ready to go!
Some of you may wonder why we have you setup the accounts above instead of doing it for you. Simple. If Alcon Media suddenly fell off the face of the earth you would have know way of getting at your website or renewing hosting or domains since everything will be under our name. This way everything to do with your website is in your name.