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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Amazon Lets Your Earn Associates Money--EASILY--on Blogger and Blogspot

Amazon and Google are partnering for the benefit of all. This not only a great new tool but it's a prime example of how even the biggest guys are cooperating and cross promoting. Here's the how-to letter directly from Amazon:

Today we are excited to announce Amazon Associates for Blogger, a direct integration between Amazon Associates and Blogger. This new collaboration enables Bloggers to monetize their content by adding relevant Amazon products to their blog posts without interrupting the blog editing process. Amazon Associates for Blogger is available now available here on Associates Central. (https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/blogger?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe%5F1130%5F13930380) Amazon Associates who don’t have a Google Blogger account can set up a free Blogger account with their Associates ID and start earning right away.

The new tool allows Bloggers to add links and images to their blog posts in just 2 easy steps:

1.Bloggers highlight the relevant text and the Amazon Product Finder will search Amazon’s millions of products and recommend the ones that are most closely associated with the text.

2.Bloggers can then insert a link or image to that product which includes their Associates ID, enabling them to earn up to 15% in referral fees from Amazon.

Bloggers will also be able to show dynamic content in their blog sidebar using a new set of integrated Sidebar gadgets, such as gadgets for MP3 clips from the Amazon DRM-free music store, an Amazon Deals gadget, and an Amazon Search box.

Also as part of this new integration, Bloggers who don’t have a free Amazon Associates account can create one directly within Blogger so tell your friends that use Blogger how they can start earning with Amazon Associates today.

Please tell us what you think of our new Amazon Associates for Blogger feature using hashtag ‘#AMZN4BLGR’ on Twitter or contact us via the contact form. We want to hear from you!

Sincerely, The Amazon Associates Program

Notice: I am using this new tool for easy and great effect. It is especially useful for my review site, www.thenewbookreview.blogspot.com. If you submit, please follow the guidelines in the left column. And, I've added one of the widgets to this blog--just so you can see what they look like. Once installed, this is truly a time saver. And the installation is user friendly, too.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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  2. It's a good program - however, because NC started taxing such profits, Amazon no longer allows those living in NC to participate...

  3. Thank you so much for the heads up on this Carolyn! I always learn so much from you... just like my friend, Yvonne Perry!

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  4. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Same here. Although, I am curious about how much time it would take. I already feel like I am peddling pretty fast and I'm re-evaluating what I'm doing and why so that I can tone done the work load. :)

    BTW, Carolyn, it was info in your newsletter that got me a free cruise in Princess Cruise Lines. Sailing out this month to the Eastern Caribbean...all expenses paid (except for the flight to get there, but I had earned free mileage with SW...so that was free too). I'm excited. I'm currently preparing for my onboard presentations. :) Will let you know how it goes!

    Allyn Evans

  5. This is fascinating.
    I’d been taught that left-aligned labels are preferred, to support the prototypical F-shaped eye-tracking heatmap of web browsing. The idea is that it supports easy vertical scanning.

    money and profit

  6. Thanks for the lead, HoJo - I'll check it out!

    The Old Silly

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  8. Anonymous2:02 AM


    just registered and put on my todo list

    hopefully this is just what im looking for, looks like i have a lot to read Im trying to find a way to build an e-mail list.


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