How To Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Links – 7 Tips

– [Derral] Now I know a lot of you would like to make more money
with your YouTube videos. Just by putting ads on, a lot of people think,
’cause they’re on YouTube, they see these YouTubers
making money that just by turning ads on that you
can make a bunch of money. Well, that’s not necessarily the case. Now, in this video I’m
going to actually show you how to actually make more
money with your YouTube videos. Doesn’t matter if you’re a big
creator, or a small creator. I’m going to give you some
strategies and tactics that’s going to help you understand how to leverage affiliate links especially the Amazon Influencer Program. Let’s do this. – [Narrator] Hello my people of the internet. Derral Eves here. Now if you’re new to me and this channel we talk about everything YouTube. We talk about tactics, strategies, and helping grow your
audience, getting more views, and ultimately making more money. So, if you haven’t subscribed yet make sure you hit that subscribe button and the bell notifications
so you don’t miss out. Now there’s a lot of
creators here on YouTube that are only looking to make
money by monetizing the ads and becoming a YouTube partner. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think this is a a great way
to actually get started here by creating a business
from your YouTube content. I’ve seen a lot of creators
get really focused in on creating their content and
they actually lose sight and lose focus on things
that would actually help them make more money. Ad revenue is just a sliver of the amount of money
they can really make. Now there’s a lot of different ways that you can get multiple
streams of income coming in, and I found the easiest is
actually working with Amazon. Now a couple months ago I
actually released a video where I was talking about Amazon looking for YouTube creators to be a part of their new
Amazon Influencer Program and I know a lot of you
actually watched that video and actually filled
out the application and haven’t really done much with it. Well today I’m gonna show you some things, some results that’s really
gonna change your mind of how to actually look at
the Amazon Influencer Program and how to leverage it in the right way, and also in the latter part of this video I’m gonna give you my very best stuff. It is my secret tips. My seven powerful tips to make you an amazing Amazon Influencer
or something like that. Let’s go ahead and jump into
the strategies and tactics now of how to actually leverage when you become an Amazon Influencer and how to actually make money. So how the program actually works is that you actually uploaded video that is either showcasing a product, or in the description, or in the comments, you leave a trackable
link that sends people to your custom Amazon landing page. Now this is a page where
you can put any product that is on Amazon and when
someone buys that product on Amazon then you actually
get paid a commission. You get that referral
fee that’s coming from the Influencer Program. Now the great thing about this is that if they go and buy
something else on Amazon then you actually get
paid on that as well, so it’s not just the things
that are on your page, but all on the Amazon sites and I say sites because they
have a lot of different sites. It’s just basically saying
you sent them that traffic and anything they buy you
get a percentage on that. Now a common question that I
know a lot of people are asking is what is the difference between the Amazon Associate Program and
the Amazon Influencer Program? Well, the Amazon Influencer Program is actually an extension of
the Amazon Associate Program so the commissions are literally the same. The only difference is, it’s a lot cooler in the Amazon Influencer
Program because you have a lot more options to customize what
your visitor actually sees and there’s a lot more things
coming down the pipeline that you want to be a
part of this program. Now let me give you a strategy that I did for one of my clients. Now my client was actually coming out with a music video here on
YouTube, and as you know, music videos are very difficult. They were doing a cover song and it was like intertwined
with a Star Wars theme. So I encourage my client to actually become an Amazon Associate, and they gave me some push
back ’cause they’re like hey, the songs only
going to be for a $1.99 and if we’re only getting
a percentage of the $1.99 it’s not worth it, but
what I explain to them and this is the real strategy here, it’s not that first initial
sell, it’s what they buy next. Now where this video
is all about Star Wars you know you’re going to get
some hardcore geeks, like me (chuckles) that will want to buy other things on that because Amazon is literally notorious and really good at predicting people to buy other things so when
they go download the music oh they see a costume for Darth Vader and they buy it even though it’s $700 and so you’re actually getting
a percentage on that $700 ’cause you’re bringing
the traffic into Amazon and it is wonderful. Now that client was super happy and they shifted their
strategy because of that and ultimately they were making more money through the Amazon Affiliate Program then they were on, you know, selling music and I know it’s crazy but hey, it’s all about making money here. Now you’re ready for your power tips? That’s right. The seven powerful tips to make you an amazing Amazon Influencer. Well here we go Tip number one. Now you want to list your
best selling products at the top of your custom page and also what you want to do is click on each specific product and see if there’s any related products or products that Amazon
is actually recommending that you actually add on to the cart. Now the reason why is
because Amazon already has a ton of data, and they’re able to see
what people are buying, and what they’re more apt to buy, so those are the products that you actually want to put
together on your Amazon page, and now tip number two. Select products that are
actually using Prime shipping. Now this is a big deal for me because I have spent a ton of money, don’t tell my wife, on Amazon. I mean way too much money, and one of the deal breakers for me, when I’m like selecting a product is does it come with
prime shipping, or not. I don’t want to pay for shipping. That’s why I have Amazon Prime, and so, you wanna make
sure that when you’re actually selecting products on your page, you are selecting products
with Amazon prime. Now tip number three. You wanna list the products
that you’re actually using to produce your videos in the description and you also wanna, at
times, in a couple of videos, here or there, just let people know that, hey, in the description below
you can find all my gear. You know, can see literally
everything I’m doing so if you’re a gamer and you’re doing live
streaming somebody might say oh, man, he’s an amazing gamer, I want to know he’s what
chair he’s sitting on, what type of camera is he using, or what type of microphone, or headphones, whatever it may be. That’s where you want to put
it in the description below. Now a great power tip
from I guess it’s 3.1, is that you don’t have to go through all your library and add them. If you have TubeBuddy, you can literally add
it to your description by just putting it in there really quickly and TubeBuddy does the rest. Now tip number four. Don’t always send them to your vanity URL or your shopping page. Now if you’re giving a product review, or you’re getting very specific in a video that you’re using one specific product that they need to get and
they can find it on Amazon, don’t send them to your page where it has a million different options. Send them directly to the product. Now I know this is common sense and I think a lot of you were doing this but one thing I like to
do is really think is how can I get that viewer to actually buy. You know, is it something
I need to say in the video or is it taking away some options so it’s only one option and it’s the best option for
them to actually to purchase. Now tip number five. Niche channels on YouTube, and also DIY, and beauty literally crush it on Amazon. I’m telling you, you don’t need a lot of subscribers or lot of views because these are hyper localized people that are really interested
in a specific thing especially if it’s DIY they
want to do it their self and they want to be able to
learn how to build things. Let me give you a perfect example of this. Now in doing research for
this specific YouTube video, I was reading reaching out
to some of my subscribers that actually signed up with
the Amazon Influencer Program and I came across Michael Lopez which I really liked his content. He was teaching people how to
build their own tiny boats. Now it’s not the little teeny boats. It’s like fishing boats, it’s
like really, really cool. Now he doesn’t have a ton of subscribers, and he doesn’t have a ton of views, however, his fans are literally engaged, and so when he teaches
them how to mod their boat or how to build a boat and gives them specific supplies where do you think they go to? Of course, they’re going to
go to his custom landing page and they’re actually
going to buy a product, and more product, and more product, because they’re learning
how to build something. Now in talking with Micheal,
this is really cool, he always says, hey you
know what, my ad rates on YouTube literally fluctuate
it’s always up and down and you never know what
you’re going to get but with Amazon he is
growing month after month, month after month it’s getting better, where it’s even half of his income. You got to check out Micheal’s channel. I put it in the description down below. He’s doing some pretty cool things. You need to get some ideas from him. Now tip six, that’s right, six. The best type of converting videos are product review videos, that’s right. Product review video
videos really crush it, because people are ready to buy, and what they want is a
little bit more information about a specific product,
and what do they do, they either Google it or go on YouTube to get someone’s review of a
particular product or service. Now in this case, what I would do is, do
6.1, it’s like that, something like that, 6.1 Make sure the title of
your video is as follows either the product name review, or best product name, or what kind of product name should I get, or product name under $100. I mean the list goes on. Super, super power tip, because if you can get into the head of what people are searching for and how they’re searching and you have a review,
they’re going to watch it, and then most likely
go to your Amazon page to actually check out, and tip number seven, and no this is not a gang sign, you do not want to use a URL
shortening service like Bitly, because it doesn’t work with Amazon. You want to make sure
that all those clicks are trackable by Amazon. Now is there a tip that I missed? Go ahead and put that tip
in the comments below. There’s a lot of things that
we can learn as a community, ’cause I know there’s
certain things that you do that might help other people, so go ahead and put those tips in there and if you want to sign up for
the Amazon Influencer Program which you really do, there is a link in the description below. You definitely want to
apply and be a part of it and if you’re not a part of
the Amazon Influencer Program, definitely join the
Amazon Associate Program. It’s a very, very big deal. This is something that
all creators need to do. Guys, thank you so much
for watching this video. If you have not subscribed
yet, hit that subscribe button, because we’re here to help you really make this a business
and make money here on YouTube.


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