Amazon.com particularly is similar to already discussed in another topic “How to: Earn Money Online by Selling on eBay”, which should be quite helpful as well.
However, amazon is differnt in aspect that, unlike ebay store, where General people sell the stuff, Amazon store sells the stuff itself. Amazon is an eStore, in simplar words.
Good thing about Amazon is that, you can also make good profits with this website, (because there is huge trust this website has developed over a decade) and users mostly prefer to purchase products through amazon since it is one of the most trusted eStores. Also Amazon lists huge number of choice of products that they are selling, like ebooks, dvds, games, music, softwares, office products, electronics and alot more to count on….
You must have also heard of the amazon’s Advantage program (http://advantage.amazon.com/), which is ideal if you have already published any book(s) (does not matter even if they are independent or published through a conventional publisher) and you can get yours listed on Amazon too by, following the instructions that give you are given in this Advantage program. This method also supports the publication of the application to minimize the risk of self-publishing stacks of books sepuede not be sold.
Still, Amazon has way more things to offer. Yes, Amazon also has an attractive Affiliate programs, letting you to sell their products and earn good commission amount through there affiliate program offering products from over huge number of categories. All you need to do is, setup a website with some relevant content, and paste in the affiliate Tag offers for the Amazon products i.e. Games, DVD’s, eBooks or any other item listed on their eStore. Than you should signup for their affiliate program through their website, and once you have signed up for free, you should make the effort to explore everything the site offers you. You will see that you can create banners, ads and much more to enhance your site – and this even extends to the colors you pick for your ads.
However, an area that should definitely consider is the potential to create what they call an aStore. Examples of these delivered on Amazon, and although very basic in nature that allow you to create web pages that are focused around a particular topic. For example if your website is about music and music artitis, you can add Banners/Links/Buttons of relevant DVD’s, CD’s on your website, which will take your visitors to Amazon’s selling page, once your vistores perform a purchase, you will be credited with your profits.
This may be linked from your website or blog’s homepage, giving an extra dimension to your site and gives you the opportunity to earn more money as a result.
You can also select colors to use for this site (you can generate many more than one!) which will look exactly like your main website. You need a website to join the program and their veterinarian to make sure it is suitable for inclusion (but do not worry, most are – is just the type obvious exclusions apply), but this does not even have to be one that you pay for, people in for having a well constructed page or the site of a free provider.There is the potential to make a lot of money from the Associates program in particular, and it’s great to use if you have a whole range of websites since you can take advantage of the wide range of products they stock – it’s not just books and DVDs!
So amazon just an alternate to ebay could be also very helpful as an option to earn some good bucks. It is one of the best ways to start making some money by offering quality products at great prices.