How to Make Money on TikTok with Amazon Associates
Created on 18 August, 2023 | 2,390 views | 8 minutes read
ikTok and Instagram Reels drive a substantial amount of traffic and allow video posts to go viral. One of the ways you can earn money on TikTok and Instagram is by monetizing your posts with commission earned through Amazon Associates.
TikTok and Instagram Reels drive a substantial amount of traffic and allow video posts to go viral. One of the ways you can earn money on TikTok and Instagram is by monetizing your posts with commission earned through Amazon Associates.
The main concept of this TikTok monetization technique is in creating value via informative video reviews of Amazon items and driving traffic to these item’s pages using your link in bio.
One of the greatest things about this technique is that Amazon Associates is pretty easy to get approved for and that it is free to sign up.
The main pre-requisite is that you need to have 1,000 or more TikTok followers and a Creator/Business account, in order to have a link in the bio.
As for Instagram, your account has to be in an eligible country that has Instagram reels.
How to Make Money on TikTok
The general scheme of this process is described in the diagram below.
Here’s the general concept, summarized in 15 seconds.
Step 1: Sign up for Amazon Associates
Signing up for Amazon associates is a free process. You can get started by visiting this Amazon Associates link.
Please ensure to read all of the requirements. One of the questions that you will be asked here is “Where is your traffic going to come from?”, or something similar to that. For this question, you can indicate your TikTok account URL.
You can find your TikTok profile URL either by visiting https://tiktok.com and typing your profile name in the serach box, then copying the link.
Add your TikTok Profile Link to Amazon Associates
Or you can also do so, if you go to your TikTok app, tap the three dots at the top right corner
In the Settings and Privacy tap on Share Profile. This will copy your profile link and allow you to paste it into Amazon Associates.
Add Your EZBiolink URL to Amazon Associates
Amazon also wants to know where will your traffic be coming from. Remember that Amazon does not allow you to share your future affiliate links directly. If you do so, your Amazon Associates account may be terminated.
This means that you can’t directly share an affiliate link to a product directly in your TikTok bio. You need an intermediate page, where you will place the Amazon Associate’s affiliate link. If you don’t already have a web site, EZBiolink is how you can properly share Amazon Associates affiliate links on TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest and any other social platform. See below.
How to Properly Share Amazon Associates Links of Social Media
Take a look at the diagram below. To properly share Amazon affiliate links on TikTok or Instagram, you need to do the following (you start at the bottom left):
- Create video content
- Share it on your TikTok or Instagram Reels
- Generate an Amazon Associate’s Affiliate link
- Share it on a EZBiolink biolink page
- Share your biolink page in your TikTok link in bio or Instagram link in bio
Soution to Amazon Associate’s No Direct Linking Requirement
You can see an example of a successful TikTok Amazon review account link in bio page that also uses EZBiolink.
Once you comlete the rest of the Amazon Associates program steps, you must wait until your request is reviewed and aproved. It will take a couple of days. It is now time to create your biolink page, where you will be placing your Amazon affiliate links on TikTok. Go to step 2 below.
Step 2: Create a Biolink Page
The biolink page will serve as an intermediate page between TikTok link in bio and Amazon Associates. If you don’t already have an account, sign up for EZBiolink. You can even get started with a an EZBiolink plan, until your Amazon Associates account gets approved (or not).
This will give you enough time to get your basic page ready so you can start posting right away.
How to Sign up for EZBiolink
Step 1: Sign up
Go to https://ezbiolink.com and click the Sign up now button. Follow the registration steps. If you already have an account, head on over to your Dashboard
Step 2: Create a Project
In your EZBiolink dashboard, click on Create Project. A project is where your biolink or multiple biolinks will be residing. Think of it as a folder, where you place many files. Same here, the project is the folder, where you can have 2-4 biolinks (depending on your price plan).
I will name it EZBiolink Demo, but you can name it whatever you’d like. Remember that this name is for you only and nobody else will see it. Once you enter the name, press Submit.
Step 3: Create a Biolink Page
Next, click on the name of your project to go inside it.
Once you are inside the project, click on Create Link, then click on Biolink Page.
This will create a blank biolink page. Now, all you need to do is to name it properly.
- Enter a desired alias. Remember that this will be visible in your TikTok bio. You can’t change the https://ezbiolink.com/ part, but whatever comes after will be customized by you. Let’s say your TikTok or Instagram or Pinterest profile name is “thatgirlanna”, if you’d like your social link in bio to have that name, enter thatgirlanna as an alias. Your final link in bio will then be the following: https://ezbiolink.com/thatgirlanna
- When done, press Create Biolink Page
Just remember, that the name availability depends if someone else on EZBiolink is using that name. You can change the alias at any time, but when you do, every link that you have shared prior will no longer work.
Step 3: Customize Your Biolink
Now let’s customize your biolink to match your brand. To learn how to do everything, feel free to watch this video below.
One of the main requirements to keep your user’s experience consistent between your social media page and your biolink page is having the same Profile picture and a Name.
You can customize these in the biolink builder Settings menu (see below).
Once done, all you have left is to add your affiliate links.
How to Add Affiliate Links to Your Biolink
- Switch to the Links tab
- Click on Create Link
- Select the Link option
- Add your affiliate link, the link name and the product picture (optional)
Once done, it should look like this:
Step 4: Add Amazon Affiliate Links to the Biolink
Once your Amazon Associates account is approved, log in to the Amazon Associates dashboard.
Once logged in, you are free to go back to Amazon.com, where you will see the Amazon Associates Site Stripe bar at the top.
Now, you can search for any Amazon product, go into the product and once you are on the product page, click the Text button at the top.
That will reveal a box where your affiliate link will be generated. You need to copy that affiliate link, because we will be pasting that into your EZBiolink biolink page.
Once copied, head on over to your EZBiolink biolink page builder and create a link, as briefly described in the previous step and in more detail in the next step.
How to Create a Biolink Link with Your Amazon Affiliate Link
Create a Biolink Link
- Go to your EZBiolink Dashboard > Project > Biolink
- On the biolink builder page, switch to Links
- Click on Create Link and select the Link option
- Enter the Destination URL (which is your Amazon affiliate link)
- Enter the link Name (which is the name of the product as you want to show on your biolink page)
- Click Submit
Once done, you can even add the product photo. This is optional, but nice to have.
- Click on the three dots at the right side of the link
- Click Edit
- Go to your Amazon product page
- Click on the product picture on that Amazon product page
- Once the product picture is maximized, right-click on it and choose Open Image in a New Tab
- Go to the new tab and copy the tab URL
- Go back to the EZBiolink link and paste the newly copied URL into the Image Thumbnail URL box
- Click Update
Once updated, you should see the product image appearing on the left side of the link box. It should look like the picture below.
Step 6: Place Your Biolink Page URL in Your TikTok Link in Bio
Once the link(s) is(are) created and the biolink page is looking good, you are ready to start pushing traffic to it. It is time to copy your EZBiolink biolink page URL and paste it into your TikTok link in bio.
Remember to also paste the biolink link into your Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter profiles as appropriate (if you also promote there).
How to Add a TikTok Link In Bio
- Go to your TikTok app
- Tap the Me button at the bottom right
- Tap on the Edit Profile button
- Tap on the Website option
- Paste your EZBiolink biolink link in the Website field
How to Add a TikTok Link in Bio
This concludes our guide. We hope you find it valuable. Feel free to use it and get familiar with the current Amazon Associates policies, as they can change.
Feel free to sign up for an EZBiolink account to set things up before the Amazon Associates account goes through the approval process.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions related to your EZBiolink account. We will be happy to help!
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