To help promote The Secret Power of Blogging book, we sign up for our first affiliate program: Amazon Associates.

How it Works

By linking to Amazon products and services you can add content to your site and receive up to 10% in referral fees for doing so. Participation is free.

Associates drive internet traffic to through specially formatted links that track sales and other activity. Associates earn up to 10% in referral fees on all qualifying revenue made through their links. Amazon sends monthly payments to Associates.

You’ll have access to Associates Central, the place where you will build your links, view your traffic and earnings reports, and read about the latest news and opportunities available to you through the program. Reports are updated daily.

How To Join

1. Access online application.

2. Sign in with your current Amazon customer email address or create a new one.

3. Complete the Application

  • Payee Name (name as it should appear on the check)
  • Address
  • Contact Information
  • Website Profile (name, URL, what your are offering)
  • Accept the contract terms

4. When Accepted You’ll Get

  • An Amazon Associate ID
  • Access to Associates Central (make those links)
  • Ability to identify your payment terms (Amazon gift card, direct deposit, or check)

We were approved within the hour. It was easy and (hopefully) it will be lucrative, too. If you are new to the affiliate world, there is nothing more simpler than becoming an Amazon Associate.