Make Money from Amazon Native Shopping Ads

Your Facebook Page can earn you passive income in a number of ways, including funneling traffic through to a monetized website or blog. Affiliate marketing with Amazon Associates is one of the most popular ways to generate revenue from a niche website, and Amazon has added another option that makes earning even easier – Native Shopping Ads.

Native Shopping Ads are ad units that display product recommendations related to your website’s content. You can place these ad units within your content or at the end of a post. When people click the ad and make a purchase, you earn commission from a percentage of their entire order. Native Shopping Ads typically pays out based on product category, but occasionally runs fixed-rate promotions.

There are three different types of Native Shopping Ads to place on your site. Here’s the breakdown:

Recommendation Ads

Recommendation ad units show products based on your content and your readers’ shopping habits. You also have the option of selecting certain categories you’d like items to be shown from.

The beauty of recommendation ads is that they’ll work for several posts on a niche site. They don’t need to be tailored to an individual post. Your readers get value as well because they have options to choose from based on your content.

shop related products

Search Ads

In a search ad, you’ll set a default search term and related products will show up in the ad unit. Readers can, however, change the search term to anything they’d like to search for on Amazon.

This option gives you a little control over the ad but also leaves it open for readers. If you are writing a review about a product, for example, search ads allow readers to see more options if they aren’t interested in the exact product your post is about.

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Custom Ads

Custom ads give you the most control. You can choose up to 20 items to include in the ad unit, and they’re all your personal recommendations rather than Amazon picking them for you.

If you talk about multiple products in your content, a custom ad at the end of the post is a great way to round up every item mentioned in one neat place for your readers.

Here’s an example of productivity books one might recommend:

my amazon picks

Your reader sees “My Amazon Picks” and they get the sense of a more personal touch.

Want to start earning with Amazon Native Shopping Ads? Here’s how to get started.

How to Add Native Shopping Ads to Your Website

  1. Log into your Amazon Associates account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can apply here.
  2. From the Product Linking dropdown, click Native Shopping Ads.
  3. Click Create Ad Unit.
    create ad unit
  4. Select the ad type you wish to create – Recommendation Ads, Search Ads or Custom Ads.
  5. Complete the criteria in the Your Ad Preferences column.
    • Choose either List or Grid format.
    • You have the option in recommendation and search ads to limit the categories from which Amazon selects products.
    • When making a custom ad, enter the product in the Search box and click Go. Then select the product you’d like to include. You can also edit the title of the ad unit.
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  6. After completing the required fields, click Save and View Ad Code.
  7. Your ad code will generate in a new window. Click Highlight Ad Code.
  8. Copy and paste the ad code into your website either manually or using a WordPress plugin like Ad Inserter. With this plugin, you can set it up to insert an ad at the end of all of your posts or in up to 16 spots on your site.

Whether you choose to insert an ad unit in all of your posts is up to you. Typically, if an ad unit fits the content you’re posting about, it makes sense to place it there. It doesn’t hurt to give your followers some shopping options, and give yourself the opportunity to make more money from your content.

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The Complete Guide to FPTraffic Content Sources

Posting consistently to your Facebook Page is critical to engaging your fans, but how do you come up with new content every day? Our content sources allow you to find and schedule images directly to your Page. The variety of sources we offer allows you to switch up your posts with fresh, unique content related to your niche.

Memes, quotes, gifs – tons of great content can be found all from your FPTraffic account. Some sources even allow you to earn affiliate income!

Amazon

The FPTrFPTraffic Amazon Toolaffic Amazon tool lets you easily find products related to your niche and post them to your Page. Sign up for an Amazon Associates account, then use the FPTraffic Amazon source to schedule products in your queue. When people buy your products, Amazon cuts you a percentage of the sales.

Several FPTraffic members are generating good revenue with Amazon Associates. Page engagement and income? Yes, please!

Bing

With thousands of images in a wide variety of niches, Bing is one of our top content sources most frequently used by FPTraffic members. Use this web search engine to find images related to your niche. Simply type in a keyword or phrase and you’ll have plenty of photos to choose from. Once you find a photo you would like to post, simply click that photo and it will be added to your Page schedule.

eBay

This source gives you another opportunity to monetize your Facebook Page. FPTraffic is completely integrated with the 22 different regions eBay covers within the eBay Partner Network. Search through millions of listings in just a few seconds from any of these regions and earn commission on any sales generated through your social media accounts.

Post eBay listings using FPTraffic

Flickr

Flickr may not be the most popular content source at the moment, but it’s still loaded with billions of images. Use our new Flickr tool to find awesome images your audience will love.

Flickr on FPTraffic

Giphy

Giphy is possibly the largest source of gifs on the internet. We have integrated with them directly so that FPTraffic members can easily find and schedule gifs to post to their social media accounts. Give our Giphy tool a try and see how your audience responds to gifs. It’s always good to mix up your content to help keep your audience engaged.

Giphy Capture

Reddit

Mix up your content even more by searching through images and gifs from over 850,000 Subreddits. Reddit has unique and interesting content that can help you mix up your current posts and stand out to your audience. It’s also great for more specialized niches. If you’re struggling to find enough content on your niche, try browsing through Reddit. No topic is too narrow for Subreddits.

Reddit Content

Tumblr

This micro-blogging platform is another top content source for FPTraffic members. You can find everything from images, quotes and short posts of text related to your niche with this source.

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YouTube

Digital video is booming, and YouTube is one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. Videos have become more and more popular on Facebook. Break up your photo content with videos and your fans will keep coming back for more!

FPTraffic Chrome Extension, Bulk Upload and More!

In addition to a variety of content sources, FPTraffic includes options to easily snag photos from Pinterest, upload your own photos or publish posts from a WordPress site.

Schedule Content from Pinterest and Instagram

Sources like Pinterest and Instagram are overflowing with images to share with your target audience. The FPTraffic Chrome Extension allows you to grab images from Pinterest and Instagram, as well as many other websites, and schedule them to post to your Facebook Pages.

fptraffic chrome extension

Upload Images, Links and Blog Posts with Bulk Import

Do you have your own images you’d like to schedule to post on your Facebook Page? The Bulk Import tool allows you to upload images from your own computer and schedule them right to your Page.

You can also use this tool to schedule blog posts from a WordPress site to your Page. Sharing blog posts on your Facebook Page is one of the best ways to promote your website. This feature takes out the step of manually pasting your blog post link to your Page at just the right time. Instead, you can schedule your posts to publish when your fans are most likely to see them.

Our content sources give you endless possibilities for finding great content in your niche. Posting a variety of gifs, images, memes and videos is the best way to keep your fans engaged with your content.

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Changes to Amazon’s Commission Structure: What You Need to Know

Amazon recently announced a major change in the way they will pay out affiliates in their Amazon Associates program. Starting March 1, the commission structure will move away from a volume-based fee and begin paying a flat fee based on the product category.

Amazon Associates is an affiliate program that allows you to access Amazon’s giant inventory of products, generate affiliate links and make money from your referrals. This program has been a great way for affiliate marketers to generate revenue through Facebook Pages, as well as blogs and other online avenues. Several online marketers make a good monthly income from selling Amazon products alone.

Not only do you get a commission on the product you referred, but when people buy other products after your link takes them to Amazon, you also earn a commission on those items. As long as the customer orders within 24 hours, or longer if the visitor adds items to their cart and returns to pay later, you get a commission on all of the items they purchased.

For those of you just getting started with Amazon Associates, these changes to the payout will help you understand where to focus your marketing. But if you’re already selling 10 products or more per month, you’ll want to keep reading.  Changes to the affiliate payout may have a significant impact on your monthly income.

Current Amazon Affiliate Payout

Since commissions have been based on the volume of product sales you made each month, you could earn more with the more products you sold. With the new changes taking place, you will earn the same rate no matter how many products you sell.

The current payout has percentages anywhere from 1% to 10% depending on the category. For anything that doesn’t fit in those categories, the payout was based on how many products you sold per month. You started at 4% and capped out at 8.5%.

Amazon category payout

Amazon payout by volume

What’s Changing?

Amazon Associates is switching to a flat fee based on the product category. All payouts is a fixed percentage based on what is purchased. The rates per category are listed below, and products in any category not listed are capped at 4%.

Amazon new payout by category

These changes will have the biggest impact on those who are currently hitting 8.5% on a monthly basis. For example, if you are successful at promoting and selling books and are currently at the 8.5% mark, your commission rate will drop to 4.5%. In the big picture, that takes you from $8,500 per $100,000 of revenue to $4,500.

What Should You Do?

These changes can be a game changer for some. Many things in online business are beyond our control and the best we can do is be ready to adapt when the unexpected happens.

Amazon’s changes encourage affiliates to direct people to certain product categories, especially digital. To earn a decent income with Amazon, focus on promoting products in the categories with the highest payouts.

Since you never know what is going to happen, it’s important to diversify your streams of income. Amazon is still a free program to participate in and there is a great opportunity to earn income there, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Participate in other affiliate programs in your niche. Remember that in addition to the Amazon tool, FPTraffic allows you to post content and earn from eBay as well.

[ecko_contrast]Despite this change, there is still a ton of opportunity to make money with your Facebook Pages. Sign up for FPTraffic to learn how.

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What do you think about Amazon’s changes to the affiliate payout? How will this affect your monetizing? Let us know by leaving a comment below!