Amazon has one of the largest affiliate programs in the world and the following 10 people I’ll show you today really took advantage of it and became success stories.
I’ll be citing my own affiliate success story with Amazon in this post as well, but with the other 9, you’ll see a diverse range of things they were promoting and making money with. Some people on this list made a little bit of income, while others are literally making a full time income with this network.
In addition to all the success stories you’ll be reading today, I will also be providing a resource for you to try for free that actually teaches how this can be done and in fact, a majority of the people on this list achieved their results on Amazon thanks to this same program.
Here’s a quick snippet about it before we begin:
With that said, let me just briefly explain, for those who are new, how people make money through Amazon as affiliates and the basic idea behind how it’s all possible:
1) First of all, there exists a program called Amazon Associates.
It is the official network of this company which provides the opportunity to become an affiliate for the Amazon network. Here is a link to it.
2) You must meet a certain set of quotas to be eligible to join this network…
They will ask you for a website so they can check that it’s legitimate and getting traffic before you can get approved and you must also submit very personal info including your social security number and other confidential information in order to be approved.
Not only is this info used to determine if you’re eligible, but if you are approved, it will be the information that’ll be used to send you checks from this network. So if you do feel that you are eligible to sign up, do so, and don’t worry about submitting the personal info. This network is legitimate.
But if you are disapproved, do these things.
3) If you are approved, you can then start promoting the products.
You will be able to type in the name of a product you wish to promote and will get a special affiliate link with your personal info encoded so that you’ll be able to get the credit once a sale is made by you.
Before you engage in this however, I would suggest, if you are new, to check out the Wealthy Affiliate program first for training on this as the process is not that fast or simple. Just because you have the opportunity to promote just about anything on this network does not mean you’ll be successful.
A majority of people who sign up and get approved for this network have no idea what they are doing, so it doesn’t matter if what they seek to promote are low cost products like books or high ticket products like these, none of that opportunity will matter unless you have a good formula set in place to make this venture work…
4) The general formula to becoming an Amazon success story explained…
What I personally recommend is one of two things to be in place (ideally both):
- A blog site that is focused on a very specific, but popular niche topic that is getting daily traffic. Evergreen and hungry niches work best.
- A YouTube channel that is also focused on a very specific, but popular niche topic that gets a lot of views.
These 2 very basic things can honestly act as online businesses for you through which constant visitors and customers can come through and buy your recommended things on Amazon and many of the success stories you’ll be reading about in a short moment are using one, or both of these options.
Here’s an example:
Now let’s get to the Amazon affiliate success stories with all this in place:
I’ll be providing a countdown list, but there’s no particular income order here, so the success stories and the numbers will vary.
10) Zarina sells high ticket cameras. In 1 month, she earned over $1,500.
Zarina is someone who also got training from the same program I suggested above, and the path she chose was to promote expensive high ticket cameras through Amazon. Here is a link to her blog post on this and a screenshot of the success she’s achieved:
Now Zarina loves traveling and documents many of her travels. She decided to start a camera blog where she sells the best kinds of cameras for travel and this is what incentivized her to create her site and start promoting cameras from Amazon, the high ticket ones.
Now as with most blog sites, it took a few months to see results and if you read that blog post of her’s, you will see that the profit numbers climbed. The $1,500 I cited her making was in October, but in prior months, you’ll notice it was less.
As her blog grew, so did the sales she made on her profits. She was able to make enough to do a recent trip she documented here. Well done Zarina!
9) Josh’s $500+ results with Amazon Associates.
The next success story also comes from one of the many students within Wealthy Affiliate and his name is Josh. Now Josh is a bit more secretive about what kind of website he’s made to get the kinds of sales he has, but for the most part, he followed the same training, treated his website/blog as an online business and like Zarina, grew his site:
If you read his case study here, you will also notice a slow growth, but one that turned into very good profits, from a few dollars a month to over a $1,000 in the recent report he put up.
What I suspect Josh did (because this is really how it’s supposed to be done) is followed the same niche blueprint I laid out above, gave his blog time to grow and through that investment and work put in, managed to see growth. I am certain if Josh continues doing the same stuff and growing his blog, he will continue to see increased sales results.
8) Christian’s first sale on Amazon.
Every success story officially begins with the first sale and out of the list of 10 people here, this will be the only one when I will document a single sale as being the success. But it’s still important and here it is:
In Kristian’s case, his site is still new and focuses on selling things related to child safety (details here).
While you may look at this example and think it took him 2 long months to get a first sale, the way this business works is that as time goes on and the business grows, the sales in crease and the examples above Kristian’s (Josh’s and Zarina’s) are proof of this.
7) Jessica’s 4 sales. It’s just starting for her!
Jessica is someone who is also new to being an affiliate marketer, but by applying the steps in the same program the others have, she has started to see great results. Here is her blog post.
6) Marinda’s earned $100’s in this and it’s going to grow.
Marinda is someone who actually promotes across different online networks, but her $500+ results you see in the screenshot above come from Amazon. She posts about it here, but overall, like Josh above, she is private about the specifics of which site she created to get these sales.
5) Jay’s “ridiculous” niche idea that makes a side income.
Jay is one of the most successful internet marketers I know (multi six figure earner) who possesses an incredible list of case studies where he demonstrates how niche marketing can lead to making a full time income.
And I actually get coaching from him from time to time (see details). Now in his case, Jay created a website dedicated to selling football snack helmets to football fans. And every single snack helmet he sells, he does so through Amazon.
Here is his website where he does this through.
But what about income reports? Well here’s how his site does:
Monthly, it earns $100’s and during Super Bowl season, at least $2,000 during the month. Now this is one of his many successful online projects.
4) Sonny’s starting success in this.
In this case study, we have Sonny, who also started his own site promoting things through Amazon and received his first paycheck through it. It wasn’t much, which is how most of these things start, but as I’ve said again and again with the other cases, it can and does grow with work.
3) James’ 9 sales selling kids books.
James decided to make a niche site promoting kids books his son reads and this ended up getting him a number of sales, something which will grow so long as he expands the reviews he does on his site. Here’s the success story info.
2) My personal Amazon success story as one of their affiliates.
I, like Marinda and Jay above me also promote products and services across different affiliate networks and while Amazon is one of them, it is by no means my main income source. In fact, there used to be 2: Clickbank and Wealthy Affiliate, but now it’s mainly the latter and here are my results with Wealthy Affiliate.
Now as for Amazon, I still run a few sites which promote a wide range products such as trail running shoes, drones, hair supplements, ect…
So for a 2-3 month period, I earned a little over $100, which isn’t really all that grand, but if I have more time to work on my Amazon projects, I do.
1) Billy Kyle.
Billy Kyle is a success story that I documented here, but in a nutshell, he created an entire online business selling drone through creating YouTube videos. Many of the drones and the accessories he promotes through his videos, he links to Amazon and makes money through.
I also explained how his popularity as a drone reviewer has led him to get other gigs in life which eventually led him to do drone related activities, reviews and filming opportunities with them full time.
The drones Billy sells are extremely expensive so the commissions he earns on them can reach as high as $100.
What to take from all of these Amazon affiliate success stories:
Now that you’ve seen that there are indeed real people making money as Amazon Affiliates, and that the results can truly reach great results, the important thing is to understand that anyone can do this as long as they use the formula I began with before I started talking about these people and APPLYING that formula.
The best program which teaches this niche formula I talked about is Wealthy Affiliate. Check them out here. And do let me know if you have questions about this formula or the people mentioned here 🙂
12 thoughts on “10 Amazon Affiliate Success Stories. See These Income Stats”
Great success stories here. One thing that always motivates me is seeing how other people are faring and this gives me the urge to copy them.
Yeah totally James, but copying them in an ethical way of course (just to be clear for readers). There’s some people out there that literally plagiarize other people’s work when they see that they’re successful and that won’t lead to success. Mimicking the same steps people took to succeed however and doing your own individual thing with that is the way to make success happen.
Vitaliy, thanks! I agree that one needs to learn and build an online business the right way so it can be sustainable.
There are different niches too, which is great. It seems like Amazon is one affiliate program you need to join.
I am following the Wealthy Affiliate program and have one question:
What type of traffic you need to get for your site before Amazon’s Affiliate program will grant you approval?
Hi Stanley, I don’t think that Amazon has a particular traffic requirement, but they DO want to see a website that is developed before they will approve you.
However, there is an opposite side to this too. You shouldn’t sign up to Amazon’s associate’s account until your site is getting traffic, because you are given a quota to make at least a single sale in a short time, lest you be disapproved.
So my advise is to get your site organic traffic, and then use that opportunity to sign up with Amazon Associates. Once you get that first approval, you can then make other sites/promotions and use this affiliate program to promote products on there too.
This is a very big deal for me right now. I am already losing my patience and getting depressed because I am not making much online yet but with this inspiring post, I will keep pushing for that success that I really want.
These success stories are interesting but I’d like to ask Vitaliy, is there anything special that these people do apart from what you have mentioned. Like are they using any tools apart from the Amazon affiliate program?
Hi John, let me first say that I’d be happy to offer some advice on helping you reach this same success but in order to do so, you need to give me more details. Things like:
What exactly are you doing to try and make money online? Are you using a blog, paid ads, YouTube?
How long have you been trying to do affiliate marketing? And if you have a blog, how many pages and posts does it have?
Are you following the niche guideline I mentioned above? And if so, which one did you pick?
If you give me these details and anything else, I can help you figure out what’s wrong and what needs changing/updating.
Now as for your question on what these people are doing, the answer is that they are picking niches they know a lot about and properly creating content that has high value. Think about the example of knees I gave above. You have to think of affiliate marketing success that way, in which you help people out by solving problems and answering questions to popular topics.
You can also read this simple tutorial where I explain how that works (and why).
It’s always a very good thing when I see others who have racked up so much success during their own work. I think that this will serve as a big wake up call for me. Many people apart from this that you have mentioned are also making good money online so I think I should do my best as well. Thank you for laying down the exact same steps that this people have made use of to succeed. I will try it myself and hopefully, I can attain the level of success that they have attained as well.
I believe you can do it!
Hi Vitaliy! It’s interesting that in all these success stories the protagonist is targeting different niches:
From promoting cameras to football snack helmets for football fans!
And there are affiliate programs with different levels of experience. In my book, Amazon is a must for anybody that wants to make a living through affiliate marketing.
I know there are specific locations were you can’t be an Amazon associate, but excepting those cases there is no excuse to not promote Amazon’s products. Thank you very much for these inspirational stories.
Hi Henry, yeah, Amazon would offer the most variety of promotional opportunities for affiliates, but even if someone lives in a country where they wouldn’t be able to become one for them, there are still individual affiliate programs available that would allow people to promote their stuff. And let’s not forget Clickbank, another huge network.
These are so brilliant. I want to make more profits like them. I read a lot of successful stories, but I’m afraid I can’t do this like all of them, because I’m not good at writing and English. Would you advise any method to overcome this? Thanks in an advance.
Hi Gary, one of the things you can do is create a website that targets people who speak your native language. I have many people from other countries other than the U.S often ask me these things too. There are millions and possibly hundreds of millions of people who speak your language who would benefit from your site and you from their visits.