quote: Amazon has an affiliates program called Amazon Associates that gives you up to a 15% referral fee on any purchases people make with your affiliate links. While you can try purchasing from yourself to get an extra 15% off, Amazon tends to notice and remove your commission when they do. A better idea is to get an affiliate buddy. Basically, find another friend who shops on Amazon frequently and give them your affiliate code. Whenever they buy something, they use your code. In return, you do the same for them. This way you each get 15% back on whatever the other buys. It may not always be perfectly even, but it's a good way to generate some extra savings without cheating the system.
Seems like you need a website when you go to sign up for the program... but lifehacker makes it seem like you just get a code and thats it...
re: Amazon Associates: Earn Fees From Amazon (Posted on 12/3/12 at 11:20 pm to bryso)
My sister has a pretty serious blog and makes at least $1K a month from that alone. She really racks up around the holidays too.
Anytime our family buys something off amazon we just got to her website first. She does promote specific items sometimes, but once you've clicked on a link from her site, you can shop the whole store an she gets credit for whatever you buy, it doesn't have to be that particular item.
She does pretty damn well for herself as a stay at home mom.