Amazon is a company that needs no introduction. The company that started out selling books back and is now worth over $1.7 trillion revolutionizing the way we shop. However, the company isn’t the only one making money. There are plenty of people using the platform in creative ways to make an income. If you’re wondering how viable this is and thinking of giving it a go, this guide is for you. Here are five ways to make money on Amazon.
1. Making and selling products
If you have a product, then listing it on Amazon will be one of the best ways to get your customer base growing and buying it. That is especially true when you’re using the Fulfilled By Amazon service (FBA).
What does FBA stand for? FBA means that you give Amazon a load of your stock to keep in their warehouses. They can offer the free next-day delivery service the company is famous for.
Many Amazon customers will only buy products when this service is available, so if you’re using FBA, more customers will likely buy from you. However, ensure you’re researching pricing, marketing, and page setup to get the best results.
2. Amazon work-from-home
If you’ve ever had a problem with your Amazon order, the chances are you’ve already spoken to someone who’s in this position. Amazon prides itself on its stellar customer service, which is only possible thanks to those working from home in the customer service department.
If you have a knack for being a people person and want to help people solve their retail problems, this could be the job for you. Just check out their vacancies page to see whether there are any opportunities available. The average pay is around $20 per hour.
3. Sell on Amazon Handmade
If you’ve bought crafts and personal products on websites like eBay and Etsy, then you know what Amazon Handmade is all about. The reach on this platform is large, and a huge customer base is already there for you to sell to, which gets you a step ahead.
So if you have a product or creative idea you want to put in front of people and profit from, this could be the platform to help make your idea a reality. Pursuing your crafting dreams just got real!
4. Make money on Amazon as an affiliate
The process of being an Amazon Affiliate is simple, states Businesstrex. You create links to products on Amazon.
Then, you make a percentage commission whenever someone clicks the link and makes a purchase. It’s important to know, though, that’s easier said than done because you need a website and people coming to your website to click the link. But, if you want to build an online presence and start your own blog or content channel, this could be a great opportunity ahead for you.
5. Write and sell ebooks
eBooks are popular, no doubt about it. I know many people who love reading on their tablets and learning about new things, especially in the self-help industry.
If you want to write your own book, consider buying some eBooks on a topic you’re passionate about and know something about (or are at least willing to learn about) and read them. Get inspired by the content and try writing your own.
Once your manuscript is ready, you can sell your eBooks on Kindle Unlimited and the Amazon marketplace. Self-publishing has the potential to make big profits!
Concluding thoughts on how to make money on Amazon
As you can see, there are actually plenty of ways to make money selling products and services using the Amazon platform. Which one you choose depends on the kind of work you want to do.
How deeply you pursue each one will vary, depending on the income you want to make for yourself. Get creative, try some things out, and see what works for you. The opportunities are there.
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