I am so excited to share with you my new Amazon Influencer Page! This is a new program Amazon has just released for social media influencers, i.e. people like me who make money online, including with social media. For now, the program is only open to those with a YouTube channel; but it sounds like they’ll be expanding the program for those who aren’t on YouTube but do have Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram.
If you are familiar with Amazon’s “A-Stores”, the Influencer program is similar. A-Stores allowed those signed up as Amazon Associates, Amazon’s affiliate program, to create a stand-alone website with links to Amazon products. If you had an A-Store and someone went through your link to shop on Amazon, you’d earn a commission, just like you would with a direct product link on it’s own. However, Amazon recently announced they were discontinuing with A-Stores, effective tomorrow, 10/27.
However, the new Amazon Influencer Pages are pretty much identical to A-Stores in terms of function; the only difference is that they don’t appear to users as a stand-alone site, but are instead right on Amazon.
For someone like me who not only has Kindle books and Amazon Merch tee shirts available but also recommends Ebay business products on Amazon, my new Amazon Influencer Page feature is perfect. Now I can have all of the products I’ve both created and use under one URL. This will allow me to easily refer people to one page where they can see my books and shirts plus Ebay supplies.
If you are already signed up as an Amazon Associate and have a YouTube channel, be sure to apply for an Amazon Influencer Page asap. The site says it may take several days for approval, but I was approved in less than 24 hours. I’ll now be adding my Amazon Influencer Page link to all of my social media accounts to hopefully drive traffic there to earn affiliate income!