Being an online creator and Amazon Associate means your audience and “market” are not necessarily limited to the country you live in. The internet’s global reach and Amazon’s widespread presence mean you can share your work and recommendations with audiences all over the world. If you have been thinking about expanding your Associates Program footprint and monetizing international traffic, here is a checklist for you.
The Associates Program is currently available in eighteen additional countries beyond the U.S. and is growing. Technically, every country has its own program, and you will need to apply separately to each one you would like to join.
OneLink is an amazing tool and is fundamental to conducting Amazon affiliate marketing on an international scale. This solution automatically redirects clicks on your Amazon links to the user’s local or nearest Amazon store. Even better: if you choose, it will connect them to a similar product if your exact recommendation is not available in their country.
First impressions are important, so your website layout should suit your chosen topic and be pleasant and logical to use. Pay attention to using the right colors, matching fonts, designing a professional-looking logo and other graphical elements and your site will have a positive impact on new readers.
Before you launch your new website, you should ensure there are no technical errors. You can perform technical checks on your site’s HTML and CSS to ensure its code is valid. Don’t forget to test the usability of it before launching.
Compelling content is a must, but your articles don’t have to be perfect. However, you must pay attention to spelling and grammar and correct as many mistakes as you can. Before publishing a new article, read it thoroughly and make the necessary corrections.
Search engines have increasingly placed emphasis on short loading times. The average web user will leave if a website takes too long to load, which means less traffic and lower revenues. Use Google Page Speed Service Insights to analyze your own website and get optimization tips.
Use a web-analytics tool to find out how your website is performing, what content is particularly popular and where there are problems. Google Analytics is widely used because it is free and very powerful. An alternative is the open-source platform matomo.
Few things are more annoying than losing content to technical problems or a hacker attack. A good hosting service will ensure a backup is made regularly, but there are also many useful CMS plug-ins which offer this service, too.
The best free way to promote is to communicate with other bloggers writing on similar topics and to participate in online communities where your subject matter is discussed.
When should you begin to put money-earning links and adverts on to your website? It doesn’t have to be from the outset, but you should still begin relatively early. You’ll gather a lot of valuable experience and can try different types of monetized content to see which work the best. No matter when you choose to implement it, you should think about how to integrate content for monetization from the outset.
That’s a lot of points in this checklist! But remember, preparing everything as optimally as possible is a long process and there’s no point aiming for perfection. Instead, you should get started and gain experience and feedback – your initial plans will always change.