It might seem like it’s fairly difficult to make money on Amazon, but with some wherewithal and determination, you can make some really good income working with or for Amazon. It might not be immediately apparent on what you can do, but people do it all the time and actually make some really good income, all thanks to Amazon.
So if you follow along below, we’ll show you five of the best ways that you can make money on Amazon.
Sell On Amazon
The first way is pretty obvious. You can create an Amazon Seller’s Account, get approved by Amazon, and then start selling products on Amazon. One of the best ways to do this is to download the Amazon app on your smartphone, and go around stores looking for products that you can sell at current Amazon prices, but obviously you’re purchasing them at below value. For example, you could purchase Apple’s Lightning Cables at, say, Walmart on a clearance sale for $7 a pop, and then turn around on Amazon and sell them at normal Apple prices. You might not make great money at this right away, but once you start being able to accrue enough funds to buy in mass, you can start churning a really good profit, and thus a really good monthly income.
Join Amazon’s Affiliate Program
Another great way to make money on Amazon is through their Affiliate Program. Generally, bloggers and video makers would be most benefited from this. Amazon will give you an Amazon affiliate code that you can attach to the end of Amazon video links, and if you’re able to make a sale by referring someone to by a product, and they do buy that product, you can get a very small portion of the profits off of that sale. You can actually make quite a bit of money doing this if you can garner a large YouTube following or get lots of traffic to your blog.
Work In Amazon’s Fulfillment Center
You could also work in one of Amazon’s Warehouse or Fulfillment Centers. While this isn’t working on Amazon directly, it is as great way to earn some cash if you have no other way — Amazon actually pays really well, too. You can earn anywhere between $12 and $16 an hour, depending on your location. And then obviously there are options for getting promoted within Amazon itself, making even more money. We think it’s a really great options, as Amazon has a Career Choice Program to help cover tuition so that you can learn a decent, marketable skill.
Work From Home With Amazon
Amazon also has options for working at home. This is obviously primarily a customer support position, but Amazon is always hiring for it. They offer paid training, which all happens online — the only downside is that you need to have a fast Internet connection, and a good headset. You’ll have to install provided software on your computer that shows you’re working the amount of hours they want at the times they need, so it’ll essentially be like a normal job — you’ll just be chained to your computer at home. This usually pays around $10 an hour, and requires a high school diploma or GED — no college degree necessary. Keep an eye out for local job postings and Amazon job postings, as they especially hire a bunch of remote customer support during the holiday season.
Publish a Book
It might sound daunting, but you can publish a book to earn money on Amazon as well. It doesn’t have to be a long book — it can even be a small, say, 10-page book, helping out people with a specific problem. You could write one on Ten Tips To Gaining More Social Media Followers, sell it for $2.99, and sit back and enjoy the money you collect over time. You could even offer a book like that for free in exchange for an email address, which you could then use to sell more products and courses to your email followers. A book can make you a lot of money, especially if you leverage it with the power of a newsletter.
As you can see, there are a lot of great ways that you can make money with Amazon online. With a little determination, you can be making a good living wage by selling products on Amazon, or you can take the traditional route and work for Amazon directly. Publishing a book is another great way to money, though you can make the most by gathering email addresses to sell more products to in the future!