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Affiliate Links : Amazon

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Ever wonder how much affiliate links actually make? Not a lot to be honest. But it is easy to add them in your text.

When you sign up to Amazon affiliates you get a banner like the one in the above image, across the top of your page. When you see something you want to link to, click the banner and choose text or image based links. I always choose text. Right click and copy the link.

In your WordPress post, you type the name of the product you are referring to, highlight it, click ‘add link’ in the WordPress menu, and paste in the link you got from Amazon. It comes out like this :

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You get a few pennies (and I mean pennies) if somebody follows your link to Amazon, then makes a purchases. You do not get paid per click. The effective commissions I am told vary, but for me they are :

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If you add enough of them over time (6 months to a year) in useful posts, you may reach £25+ a month from them. But for many people, they barely make the minimum £25 to actually cash them out.