Looking to monetize your website and make the most (in dollar terms) out of it? One easy way to do that (in addition to hosting advertising on your website) is signing up with the Amazon Affiliates Program, where you can embed links to products being sold on amazon.com and earn commissions on the sales of those products and any other Amazon products visitors to your site might buy after clicking on one of your affiliate links and moving on to Amazon.

Note that, per your Operating Agreement with Amazon as an Amazon Associate, you must post the this statement “clearly and conspicuously” on your site: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases”.

To comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations (not just Amazon’s), you must also include disclosures with your links which are clear. Clear can also mean “simple,” with examples like “(paid link)”, “#ad,” or “#CommissionsEarned.” These link-level disclosures must also be easily noticeable by customers.

Sources:

  1. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

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