Have you ever considered that Amazon is one of the best options to earn money from home? After all, Amazon is one of the world’s largest retailers, according to the National Retail Federation. The retail giant is even taking over old shopping malls for its fulfillment centers.
Below are the Top 5 tested methods to earn money on Amazon’s ever-expanding platform.
Work From Home for Amazon
Amazon ramps up its work-from-home customer service jobs during the holidays, as a customer service associate, you’ll communicate with customers via phone and live chat to help answer their questions, solve their issues and ease their concerns. You’ve also got to prove patient in stressful circumstances and possess some empathy.
Typically, requirements include a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a year of customer service experience and proficiency in English.
You should have basic phone and computer skills as well as a fast and reliable wired Internet connection. Otherwise, Amazon sends you the required technology, including a headset.
Use Amazon Associates Program
Tapping into Amazon Associates Program is a great way to monetize your website or blog. Basically, you add specific Amazon affiliate links to products you’ve written about, and when a reader clicks the link and makes a purchase, you’ll earn a commission.
Example: You read a book and want to write a review. Use an affiliate link to link the title back to the book’s Amazon page. When someone clicks and buys the book, you’ll earn up to 10% of the purchase price.
Write Something Interesting and Publish a Book
Amazon offers several options to publish your book, including publishing to Kindle, print or audio.
Publishing to Kindle is totally free. It also takes less than five minutes, and your book will be available to millions of readers within 24 to 48 hours. You’ll earn up to 70% royalty. You’ll also keep rights to your book and will be able to set your own list prices, as well as make any changes within the book.
Publishing to print through Amazon’s CreateSpace is also free. Here, you’ll be able to create, publish and distribute your book within a few days. You’ll still own your copyright, and you get to set your list price. You can earn up to 80% in royalties.
Finally, through Amazon’s Audiobook Creation Exchange, you can publish audiobooks, which can be distributed through Audible, Amazon and iTunes. You’ve got several royalty rate options, so study up.
Join Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk is an Amazon platform where people can post work requests for specific prices.
These individual tasks are called HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks. You can complete these tasks from home and in your own time. Some tasks include opinion surveys, transcription and data entry.
Sell Your Designs i.e. T-Shirt Designs
If you’ve got an artistic streak, consider selling your designs on Merch by Amazon.
You’ll upload your artwork to Merch, choose a product type and color (e.g., a lavender T-shirt), set your price, then add a product description. Amazon then creates a product page. When customers buy, you don’t have to worry about production, shipping or customer service.
You’ll also be able to set your own prices, then determine royalty here.
Similar to Handmade, you’ll have to be considered as an applicant based on your background and experience.
Find the information you need on Amazon’s Merch page.
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