In this post we’re going to conclude our discussion on how to sell Amazon products on your website.
We’re going to talk about the following points:
- Using customer reviews to create content & How to spot fake reviews
- Applying as an Amazon affiliate
- The best platform to use to build your website
- How to write good content
How to Use Reviews to Your Advantage
Customer reviews are very important. Reviews alone have influenced a lot of purchasing decisions; they have helped buyers commit to buying a product.
Good marketers take their time to learn how to use customer reviews to their benefit.
A word of caution about reviews: their are instances where the rating of a product could have been affected by fake reviews.
Yes… I did say fake reviews! Just remember: Scammers have no shame-even when it comes to product reviews; they only care about themselves and their wallet.
There are 2 primary ways you can detect a possible fake review:
The first way: Very few if any product facts– A review that does not give specific details about the product is probably fake.
For example, if the product is a laptop, a real review should have details about the length of battery life, screen resolution and so on.
A fake negative review would probably say something like this- “I hate this laptop, it is not a good purchase,”
A real review would say, ” The screen resolution is good, but it could be much better” or “The fan wouldn’t turn on and the laptop started overheating after just one week.”
The second way: The same wording or style – When you are looking at product reviews, take time to scroll down to see if you can find other reviews that are written in a hasty manner or with the same style.
It would surprise you how many similar reviews you find about one product. If you see this repeatedly on the same review, it’s a really good chance the review is fake.
However, their is something more you can do to validate the accuracy of product reviews. There are websites that you can use that measures the authenticity of Amazon reviews.
Go to www.fakespot.com and paste any Amazon product in the browser. You can also use Reviewmeta.com. Both of these sites analyze reviews for any product listed on Amazon and give a rating for the user review authenticity.
How to Build Your Website Worry Free
At this point, you’ve decided on a niche and you’ve come up with products that fit in with your niche.
In order to begin selling Amazon products, you’ll definitely need a website.
For a complete novice who is new to affiliate marketing, this might seem like a very difficult task, but the truth is, it’s easier than you think!
Whether you are a complete beginner or not, building a website in a few days is one task you’ll be able to overcome easily.
All of my websites are built and hosted by a platform known as Wealthy Affiliate. This platform helped me a great deal when I started out.
In fact, it’s through this platform that I learned how to become an affiliate marketer.
They have made the process very easy. You’ll have a site builder at your disposal, and by simply inputting your domain name, you can instantly have the basic structure of your website prepared.
WordPress is the platform used by Wealthy Affiliate to build websites and blogs. With the SiteBuilder tool, I was able to build my first website in a couple of days even though I was a complete beginner.
With literally thousands of themes to choose from and an unlimited number of plug-ins, WordPress has been the number one choice of successful six and seven figure online marketers for many years.
How to Get the Look You Want on Your Site
Already bought and registered your domain name on some other platform? No need to worry. If you’ve decided to use Wealthy Affiliate just transfer your domain name to their platform. The transfer process is simple and automatic.
Once that has been accomplished, you can go through each of the modules that will help you build your website using the SiteRubix platform.
If you need to get a new domain name you can register a new domain name on Wealthy Affiliate as well.
At this point you will decide how you want your site to look by choosing what is called a “theme”. In Wealthy Affiliate you can scroll through hundreds of website and blog designs.
When you find a design that you like you can literally try each to see if you like it. Depending on the WordPress “theme” you’ve chosen, once you add any relevant details to your site, it will be built almost immediately.
Don’t worry if you are not satisfied with the “look” of your WordPress “theme” or site; you can remove it with just one click and start over with a fresh “theme”.
You can do this as many times as necessary until you find just the right look for what you’re trying to accomplish.
Depending on the WordPress “theme” you’ve chosen, once you add any relevant details to your site, it will be built almost immediately.
If you sign up for the 7-day FREE trial, you can dive into Wealthy Affiliate FREE and start getting ideas NOW on what type of site you want and how you want the layout to look. ( No credit card required! )
Help With Writing Your Content
The Wealthy Affiliate platform can help you with this process as their are lessons you can follow especially if you are a complete beginner. These lessons will help you build your affiliate website as you’ll learn how to write and post product reviews as well as create traffic.
I have created a separate, detailed post that can help you get better response from your visitors by improving the way you write your content. If you are serious about creating content that will get results you need to read this post. The post is titled Tips on Writing Website Content: How to Make Money From Lazy People
Affiliate Application Status on Amazon
After you have successfully built your website or blog and have revenant content posted on it, now is the time to apply for affiliate status with Amazon.
Their process is simple: after providing some basic information and your website or blogs url, Amazon checks the web address to see if the site is valid and relevant.
After you are accepted, you’ll have access to Amazons affiliate platform which includes affiliate links, banners, and other relevant and helpful marketing tools.
Once your affiliate links, banners and product descriptions are in place you can start to focus on driving traffic to your content and ultimately provide solutions for customers in the form of sales through the Amazon marketplace.
How Long Does It Take to Start Selling Amazon Products
There isn’t a specific time frame for this. But from my personal experience, I’d say that you should give yourself about six months to build enough traffic and make some sales.
There are instances in which people have made sales in a little under six months, but for the majority of people it usually takes six months to a year, if you want to build your business the right way.
Keep it in mind that this totally depends on the chosen niche and you, the marketer. But be rest assured that sales will come; just be patient.
Always focus on creating new content as well as regularly updating your existing content in order to build your website’s Google rankings.
Set Yourself Up for Success
I hope this article has provided you with enough information on how to sell Amazon products on your website. The aforementioned steps are necessary to set up your success; so I’m not telling you anything I haven’t had to do myself. To recap in short, you need to do the following:
- Choose an evergreen niche
- Choose products related to your niche
- Create a website with a platform like Wealthy Affiliate
- Get your affiliate status with Amazon
- Put a lot of hard work into content creation.
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