FREELANCING / MAR. 07, 2015
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How to Make a Living with Amazon

Amazon is the biggest online shopping retailer in the world. It’s grown so large that it’s expanded into numerous areas and has even dared to take on the might of Google. But while corporate shares and spreadsheets are all well and good, what about the ordinary person in the street? Can they make a living from the rise of Amazon?

The answer is absolutely yes. In fact, there are thousands of people making a living purely from this platform. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make a living with Amazon.

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Sell Second-Hand Products

Amazon has become so successful because it has taken aspects of other companies and merged them into its own platform. Like eBay, Amazon allows you to sell a range of second-hand product through the Seller Central portal. Due to the fact Amazon uses public opinion and financial checks, it’s extremely difficult to get scammed here.

For you, this means:

  1.       You’re instantly more trustworthy.
  2.       You get the rewards due to you by doing things the right way.

We also have to remember eBay has declined in popularity somewhat. The problem is it doesn’t have the same regulatory reputation as Amazon. Amazon has cast itself as a company that does everything it can to protect both sellers and buyers. It’s why more and more people are sticking with Amazon for…well everything.

With hundreds of categories on Amazon, you can sell practically anything. If you enjoy visiting thrift stores and you can spot a bargain in a hurricane, this could be the option for you.

Create on Kindle

This deserves a section all to itself because it’s become the number one platform for eBooks in the world. Amazon makes it easy for you to upload books on practically any subject you can imagine. Create your eBook in Microsoft Word, upload it, and Amazon will convert it for you. From there, you have access to millions of readers all over the world.

There are plenty of authors using Kindle to create award-winning books and direct traffic to their business through other services. For example, a business may produce a content-rich eBook in order to promote its personal coaching services.

Amazon Affiliation

An Amazon affiliate is someone who promotes a product sold on Amazon elsewhere. The buyer will click on the person’s affiliate link and buy the product. If they do so, Amazon will give you a cut of the profits. Essentially, you’re an online salesperson. If you’re good at marketing, this is the best option because you don’t have to worry about the creation or distribution of products. All you have to do is get them to click that link.

Take note, Amazon’s affiliate program is only available to certain countries and with certain products. Make sure you conduct some in-depth research before proceeding any further with this.

It Takes Time

These are the three primary ways people like you are making money from Amazon. But like with any reputable business, this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. You won’t find yourself rolling in dollars overnight. Anyone working with Amazon has a powerful tool at their disposal, but they still have to work at it. They still have to make sure they’re running their business in the right way.

We recommend starting off with Amazon in a small way. Don’t quit your day job yet. Use your spare time in order to slowly build up your business. When you’re able to fund your new business consistently, feel free to take the plunge and see if you can make a permanent full-time living out of this. It’s all about persistence and being able to take calculated risks.

See Also: Is Amazon Anonymous Putting People Out of a Job?

Even on Amazon, building a successful business is never simple!

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