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Quick and Easy Amazon Cash Okay, so you wanna learn a new and easy way to earn some quick cash in your Amazon Associates account? Well, let's get started right now! No ﬂuff included! Step 1: Sign up for an Amazon Associates account at https://afﬁliate-program.amazon.com/ Click on the blue button that reads "Join Now for FREE" once there. Then you'll see this: Select "I am a new customer" and then click the yellow button that reads " Sign in Using Our Secure Server" Now, you'll see this screen: Type in your name, email address twice, birthday and a password, then hit "Continue" After this, you'll get a screen to enter into the "Payee" information such as name, address, etc. Just ﬁll it out and continue. After the "Payee" information screen, you will get a screen called "Your Website Proﬁle". Here they will ask you for information about your site or the site you plan on using to refer them customers. If you don't have a website, you can get yourself a free Blogger blog at www.blogger.com. Amazon doesn't turn down anyone, so don't worry. Keep your website description brief and don't worry too much about this step. Hit "Finish" when you're done and then you'll get your Associates ID, which is usually something like "yoursitename-20". Step 2: Go to https://accounts.craigslist.org and sign up for an account there as well. Click where it says "Sign Up For An Account", follow the steps, one of which includes completing a phone veriﬁcation. You have to enter your phone number, they will call you and give you a numeric code that you'll have to enter and then you'll be all set up and ready to go. If you don't have an account, you won't be able to post any ads. Step 3: Go back to Amazon.com and ﬁnd an item that is reasonably priced, not too expensive. It would also be a good idea if the product you ﬁnd has free shipping as well. That's always a plus for customers who shop online. If you need help ﬁnding products, you can go to : http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers This will show you all of the Amazon Bestsellers in various categories. It helps for ideas. Alternatively, you can visit : www.google.com/products Here you'll ﬁnd products that people are searching for online in real time. When you refresh the page you'll get a new set of products. See image below-- Home goods work well with this money making techniques. Things like microwaves, toaster ovens, vacuums, baby items, etc. Step 4: When you ﬁnd the product on Amazon, make sure you're logged into your Associates account and use Site Stripe to get an html link directly to the product. You can ﬁnd Site Stripe by clicking on the "Links & Banners" tab in your Associates Account. Then scroll down and click on "Site Stripe" (See Image Below) Make sure your Site Stripe's display status is set to "ON" Now, when you go to Amazon and are at the product you want, look up at the top of your screen, near the browser. That is where your Site Stripe is (See Image Below) Simply click on where it says "Link To This Page" Then you'll see this: Select "Text Only" under Link Type. Where it says Customize Link, type in "See Reviews and More Details Here" This way your link will say just that. Keep this window open for later, or highlight the code and save in a text ﬁle for later. Step 5: Find and save an image of the product. Ideally, one that is non-professional. Users many times submit images to Amazon as part of their product reviews, so you can use one of those. Step 6: Now, this is where it gets fun. Go back to Craigslist.org and post your item for sale. Another idea would be to also look for people who are looking to buy a certain item…you respond to them in the same way I'm about to tell you. The trick here is to make it sound as if you are selling a household item that you've never used or have used very rarely. In your ad, price your item for sale a bit higher than the lowest price on Amazon. Don't sound to eager in your ad like you're desperate. Simply just explain that you have an item for sale. Make sure you include that link you made earlier in your Amazon account and the image you saved. Now when someone clicks that link to see reviews on the product and more details, they'll go to Amazon and see that the exact same product you are selling is cheaper on Amazon. Naturally, they will want to buy the cheaper one that is brand new. You see, I told you this was clever and fun! Step 7: Try not to check your Amazon Associates account for at least 24 hours….the old saying goes, "A watched pot never boils!" When you login you should expect to see plenty of clicks and most likely a sale or two. Yippee, you just made some money. **Tips & Tricks of the Trade** Let me tell you something you may not know that will earn you more from this method than you think….even if someone does not buy the item that you linked to in your ad, you can still make commissions from other items they may choose to buy while there. We've all done it, you know? Went to look for one thing with the intention of buying it and then decided not to and found something else. You will still make money. The customer will have clicked over to Amazon from your link, so whatever they buy whether it's the item you linked to or not, will get you a commission. In addition to that, if they do buy the item you linked to, you will also get commissions on anything and everything that they add to their cart and buy! How's that for fun????? It has happened to me over and over again and it will happen to you. The higher the price of the item, the higher your commissions will be. Start out with some lower price items, then work your way up to higher ticket items. You can post the same ad in different cities or different ads in the same city. Make sure when you post your ad that you select to anonymize your email address, so if by chance someone replies to your ad, they will not have your email address and also your email address will not be publicized. They have software these days that scrapes people's email address' from sites such as craigslist and you will be spammed big time. It wouldn't hurt to set up a separate Gmail address for the purpose of this money making venture. If anyone does respond, you can always tell them your item has already been sold. Also, you could create your ad in a text ﬁle and save it for future use, just change like the product name, links, image, etc. Save all the ads you create for future use to use later or edit and use again. It will save you lots of time down the road. Follow the steps above and you will earn money. The more products you sell on Amazon, the higher your commissions will be. You might start out with a low 4% commission or something like that, but if you sell a certain amount, your commissions will keep rising, up to 5%, then 6%, etc. A word of advice is to just keep at it! Just try it, what can it hurt? You probably spend hours online searching for money making ideas, browsing forums, reading emails….why not spend that time actually taking action. Action will get you results and results means money in your pocket!! You can elect to have your Amazon commissions directly deposited into your bank account as well….this is what I do. I've found it to be most convenient and you probably will, too! Okay, so that's it for now. I've got another little ebook in the works that will go into detail about another quick Amazon cash method that might even be more proﬁtable than this one….stay tuned! Now, go get 'em! Be sure to let me know when you make that ﬁrst commission! It might now seem like a lot at ﬁrst, but they add up fast, trust me!
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