Amazon Associates Central: Building Affiliate Links 2021

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In this blog post, I will be showing you the Amazon associates central Dashboard from where you can build shareable affiliate links of products you want to advertise from the Amazon website.

If you have an amazon associates account read further if you don’t learn how to open an associate’s account or open an account.

Learn more about affiliate marketing on our blog.

What is Amazon associates central?

When you sign up for the Amazon affiliate program, You will be redirected to the Amazon associates central dashboard from where you can build affiliate links of the products you want to advertise.

You can choose what type of Ad you want to place on your site. Is it going to be just some text, or do you want it to be a clickable image with no text or image and text both?

You can Preview the Ad in the amazon associate central dashboard itself.

You can check product sales commission income and track the number of clicks generated through your affiliate links.

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This is how the amazon associates central dashboard looks like.

How To Create Affiliate Link From The Amazon Associates Central?

There are three different ways by which affiliate links of products can be created.

  • The first way to create affiliate links is to search for a product in the input field under the Quick Link search panel.
quick links search box amazon associates central

If you know a keyword for the specific product or category, The quick link search box can save time and get to the product quickly.

After you proceed with the search, the products will show down below.

browse for product tab amazon

From here, if you want to promote any product from the search results, simply click the GET LINK button and it will provide a sharable link with your amazon associate ID.

  • The second way to create affiliate links is from the BROWSE FOR PRODUCT tab right next to the Quick link search box.
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This tab has a list of all the product categories listed on amazon.

You can simply click the links provided for your desired categories and it will provide a list of products from the same category.

amazon associate central

Here I clicked the books category and it provided the best-selling books for us to create an amazon affiliate link.

Now clicking the Get Link button will get you to the link creation page where you can choose which type of link you want.

  • The third and the most convenient and easy way to create amazon affiliate links are from the Associate’s Site Stripe.
amazon site stripe

The Associate’s Site Stripe sits on top of every Amazon page, be it Products or categories or any other.

It lets you create affiliate links right from the product page and also enables sharing of inks on the social media pages from the product page itself.

generating affiliate links through amazon site stripe

By clicking the type of links you want you can get the shareable links from the site stripe on the product page itself while browsing products on amazon.

How To Generate Affiliate links from Amazon Mobile App?

Amazon affiliate links can also be generated from the Official mobile application Of Amazon. The first thing you need to do is Sign-in in to the application with your Amazon Associates account credentials.

After logging in to the application, browse the product for which you want to generate an affiliate link.

There will be a share icon on the product page in the top right corner of the product’s image.

amazon app link generation

When you click the share button, you can choose from your preferred Tracking ID and Store ID.

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Store ID

After selecting your preferred IDs, you can copy the Associate’s link from amazon app and share it on your blog or social media.

Tutorial on How to Share Amzon Affiliate links from Mobile Phone

Does Amazon Associates pay for clicks?

The answer is NO.

Amazon Associates program pays its affiliate only when they generate a sale through their affiliate link. Getting clicks on the links is a good thing, people are looking up your suggested products but they are not buying them and you will not be getting paid for clicks.

So to generate income, you need to convert those clicks into sales.

When will my Amazon Associates earnings start?

After becoming an Amazon affiliate, you have to make 2 qualified sales within the first six months from your affiliate ID to activate your account.

After making 2 sales amazon associates members will review your account and your earning will start after that.

If you fail to generate at least 2 sales within the first six months, your account will be deactivated.

What is Amazon Associates Commission rate in 2021?

Amazon associates program pays a fixed amount of commission to its affiliates.

The commission is fixed for product categories provided by amazon.

commission amazon affiliate program
Commission table

Household items generate maximum commission through affiliate sales which is at 9%.

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