While most people think of Amazon as a marketplace where you can buy your favorite goods, we went ahead and tried to look if there are any ways to earn money with Amazon. By the end of our research, we were amazed at the options that were available to earn money with Amazon and how many people actually knew them. So to make people more aware of them, this article has taken this form.

In this article, you’ll learn 7 super effective ways to earn money with Amazon and reach your financial goals to live the luxurious life of your dreams.

Amazon, the most customer-centric company on earth and touted as the largest e-commerce store, has much more to offer than just plethora of products. While there are so many ways to earn money online, making money with a trusted global brand like Amazon is easier and safer in the early stages of adding multiple streams of income.

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Disclaimer: All the options presented here might not work for you. Experiment with each and see what works for you and what not. After that, stick with those that work for you and go ahead.

7 Super Effective Ways to Earn Money with Amazon

Quick Summary:

  1. Amazon Affiliate Program
  2. Amazon Referral Program
  3. Amazon Video Direct
  4. Amazon Mechanical Turks
  5. Amazon CPM Ads
  6. Amazon Kindle Publishing
  7. Sell on Amazon

1. Amazon Affiliate Program

When we talk about how to earn money online, I’m sure almost everyone knows about Amazon Affiliate Program. This has been around in the market for so long that it’s helping thousands of people make a living out of it.

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While there are so many affiliate marketing programs in the market, Amazon still stand on top of them with its sheer simplicity, trust and conversion rates.

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2. Amazon Referral Program

Considering the growth of Indian e-commerce market and tough competition from Flipkart, Amazon has once again made a bold move with Amazon Referral Program. While this is only for Indians, there is very high probability of earnings few thousands of rupees every month. For each successful referral, you earn Rs.200/- as a bounty fee.

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Unlike Amazon Associates Program, to earn your referral fee, the customers need to sign up and make a purchase through your referral link. Referrals are applicable to only first-time buyers and not old customers.

Though this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, the amount that you get from this program can quickly add up over time. Along with Amazon Associates Program, Amazon Referral Program is one of the best ways to earn money with Amazon.

Go ahead and earn your friends to start earning money.

3. Amazon Video Direct

Amazon Video Direct, started as an answer to YouTube shows the rebel nature of Jeff Bezos. And for people who are looking for more ways to make money online, this is an excellent opportunity. With Amazon Video Direct, you can share your training vidoes, syndicated video content, webinars or anyother useful videos with millions of Amazon Prime members and earn royalties in the process.

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Some of the highlights of Amazon Video Direct are:

  • Access to Amazon’s vast streaming video audience
  • Flexible sharing options : Content creators have the option of sharing their video content on Amazon Video Direct – purchase, rental, subscriptions or even ad impressions in case of free content.
  • Expanded customer reach
  • Global Trusted Brand
  • Device option support
  • Optimized performance metrics

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Create your FREE Account for Amazon Video Direct

Still in its early stages, this is definitely one of the best ways to earn money with Amazon. Go ahead and upload your videos to Amazon Video Direct.

4. Amazon Mechanical Turks

While this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, it’s mostly similar to filling surveys. For those unaware, Mechanical Turk is a service from Amazon where you can complete simple tasks in exchange for a tiny payment. For example, you might look at an image and describe it in fifteen words for $0.08 or fill out a multiple-choice survey for $0.10 or you might be asked to write a product review for $2.50.

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For the most part, the tasks available through Mechanical Turk are quick and very simple. The problem is that, individually, they’re not big earners. You have to do quite a few in an hour in order to earn some big bucks. Amazon Mechanical Turks can be best utilised during the times of waiting in queue or commuting in public transport instead of wasting your time.Over a period of time, Amazon Mechanical Turks can prove to be one of the best ways to earn money with Amazon.

Sign up for Amazon Mechanical Turks today to earn money with Amazon

5. Amazon CPM Ads

While still in its early days, Amazon CPM Ads is one of the best alternatives to Google Adsense. However, if your blog is relatively new or has low traffic, this is not a viable option.

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Currently, you can display Amazon Ads only on invitation basis and Amazon may soon roll out to public. Being active with Amazon Associates Program can help you with invitation process as Amazon sees you as a profitable customer. Here is a casestudy to prove that you can earn $100+ per day with Amazon CPM Ads.

For more details, check out Amazon CPM FAQs Page

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6. Amazon Kindle Publishing

Amazon Kindle Publishing is one of the super effective ways to earn money with Amazon. With authors deciding to self-publish, Amazon Kindle is a perfect platform to showcase their skills and also to make a living. This is one of my passive income streams and I make good amount of money each month (Ravi Kumar G’s Amazon Author Page).


Getting started with making money on Amazon Kindle platform is fairly simple.  You simply sign up for a free KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) account and can easily add a new book to your bookshelf within minutes.  Once you fill in the appropriate details and upload your e-book, KDP team then reviews your book within 24 hours. Once approved they will publish it, making it available for sale on Amazon marketplace. With each sale, you get either 35% or 70% of share depending on your book price.

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7. Sell on Amazon

Last but definitely not the least, selling on Amazon is one of the super effective ways to earn money with Amazon. With Amazon global reach and it’s robust platform, it’s one of the best e-commerce platforms to start your own business.


Ofcourse, there is Shopify where you can setup your own store and earn money but there are advantages satrting with Amazon. Nonetheless, Shopify is a great ecommerce paltform and it even got heads up from Amazon. The main advantage with selling on Amazon is that you can sell both used and new goods unlike other platforms.

Few reasons to sell on Amazon:

  • No fixed costs. Pay when you sell
  • Crores of customers around the world
  • Fast and stress free shipping
  • Fast and secure payments
  • Professional grade customer support

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Go ahead, set up your store  and start selling to earn money with Amazon. (Register now for FREE)

How many of these ways do you employ to earn money with Amazon? Do you use any other ways? How profitable are those? Leave your comments below.

Good Luck!

In case you need help or have any doubts, feel free to comment below and I’ll make sure your questions are answered in the least time possible.

To Your Financial Success,

Ravi Kumar G.