This post highlights few of the benefits of having a online store where to promote products for Amazon affiliate program.
1) Easy way to supplement your income
I know that you might be very busy, having a full time job and a family to care for and you don’t have the time to try something new right now.
This is precisely why, starting an online store to supplement your income is perfect for you. An affiliate store can be built very quickly and fairly inexpensive.
You won’t need to manage inventories, to handle the product shipping, to advise and support clients, to pay employees, to calculate taxes, to handle the payments and you don’t even need to have your own products.
Amazon will take care of all that for you. You just need to select high quality products to promote and recommend them to people who are interested in buying them. It should be enough even if you spend only an hour per day to promote your affiliate store.
2) Easily grow your business
Another reason why owning a online store is a very good deal is that you can easily scale it up whenever you want.
Unlike trying to grow your physical business and customer portfolio, which can be very expensive and very hard to achieve, an online business can be easily scaled up depending on the time and effort you are willing to allocate.
Plus, it is much easier to track your buyers and make a group of loyal customers only by using an email marketing strategy.
You won’t have to go door to door to promote your products, you won’t have additional expenses for transport or rent. You will even get rid of phone bills, because there is no need to contact your clients directly when you manage an Amazon affiliate store.
It is just enough to invest more money in advertising when you want to grow your online business.
3) Amazon is a trustworthy company
When looking for an affiliate program, you must first make sure that the program is trustworthy and pays his affiliates. I’m sure many of you have had bad experiences with affiliate programs that do not pay or were terminated overnight without sending your earnings. These programs are widespread over the Internet, which is why you must be extremely careful when you choose them.
Fortunately, this is not the case with Amazon affiliate program (Amazon Associates).
Amazon Associates is currently the most popular affiliate program with millions of affiliates worldwide.
Being a company so big, you don’t have to worry that you will not get your money in time or that it will be terminated overnight.
As long as you comply with the terms imposed by Amazon, you will not have any problems with your account and you will always receive the money earned through their affiliate program.
4) Large number of buyers
The number of people shopping online has exploded in the recent years due to the spread of the Internet and because online payment methods became simpler, more varied and covered more countries. And it is really just the beginning. It is estimated that the number of people shopping online will grow even further in the coming years.
Why some people prefer the online shopping rather than the traditional shopping?
There are many reasons, among which the most obvious are:
It is much more convenient and easier to do your shopping online than to drive to a store. In this way you avoid the crowds, save gas money and also save precious time walking from one shop to another to find your wanted products. You can just place your order online with few clicks, and then just wait for your order to be delivered to the door.
There are a few things that some people feel embarrassed to buy, like: lice treatment, sex toys, pregnancy tests, condoms, lubricants, tampons, suppositories, laxatives, and so on.
That’s why it’s easier for those people to just place an online order and thus receive them home without having to face the seller or other people.
With a Google search, you can find hundreds of online stores to seek your desired products. Only on Amazon, you can find anything you can think of. You don’t need to worry that the product is out of stock or that you won’t find a specific model.
With so much variety and the multitude of online shops, it’s almost impossible not to find what you want.
In many cases, selling products through an online store, will reduce the costs involved. That’s why you can sometimes find cheaper products in online stores than in physical stores.
Another reason for that goods are cheaper in these stores is the high number of competitors.
If finding a lower price in a physical store would normally take you hours, it’s not the case for online stores. Online stores usually have many options and search filters that allow you to sort the products by price, so, you can complete this task within few minutes.
5) Long term revenue
With an Amazon affiliate store you are not promoting only a single product, you are promoting an entire niche or related products. So, you will not drive traffic only to a single product, but you will drive traffic to any of the products you are promoting within your store.
This will increase your chances of making a sale, because you provide more products to choose from to the potential buyer. If he does not like a specific product, he can always find another product that he likes.
Once you find few stable traffic sources, you will start making sales on regular basis and you will have a steady source of income.