If you haven't heard of Twitter, you must be from some other planet! Using the service is one thing, earning income from it is another story altogether. In this tutorial I will break down the Amazon Associates Program and how to effectively use Twitter to promote Amazon.com products and services. In the process, you will potentially earn a substantial online income.
The first thing you will need to do is create a Twitter profile, that is if you don't already have one. If you need to make one up real quick, go to Twitter and click the "Get Started - Join". Fill out the required information, and make sure to choose a username which is highly relevant to the Amazon.com niche market. For example, something like "amazonbargainking" or "superamazondealsfinder" would work well.
Note: Notice the word amazon is in the username - make sure you follow this example because your followers (and subsequent traffic) will be laser targeted to the service you will be offering, and more likely to buy through your affiliate links!
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Once you have created your Twitter account, the next step is to spruce your profile up a bit. First click on the default thumbnail icon (black background with blue digits) to change it to something more relevant to your niche - amazon.com bargains/deals. Now do an image search for something to use for your thumbnail logo, such as an amazon.com deals icon (don't plagiarize, but rather, design your own custom logo instead at gr-sites). When you're satisfied with your design, save it to your computer, then upload it to Twitter as your new thumbnail. The best thumbnails are small and square, 700k max.
The next step is to choose a good sub-domain name. Click on 'Settings' at the top of the page on the right. 'Account' will be shown by default, so first enter your real name, then fill in a 'username' related to amazon.com; for example, "dealsonamazoncom" or "amazonbargainguru". The username you choose will serve as the main key to like-minded Twitter users finding you, so make sure you have the word 'amazon' in there somehow!
Enter your desired email address, change your timezone appropriately, then move down to the 'More Info Url'. Enter your website, blog, myspace, facebook, amazon affiliate page, or anything relevant to your twitter amazon niche.
The 'One Line Bio' is extremely important, so be sure to insert key phrases related to amazon.com deals and bargains. Emphasize your expertise in this area, this way you will be followed by those wanting to learn Amazon.com from you. Aspiring internet marketers and entrepreneurs are hungry for great information, and since Amazon is full of that, there is a good chance to sell relevant informational products to them down the road.
This concludes part 1 of this 2-part tutorial on how to successfully promote Amazon Associates Program with Twitter. Part 2 will soon follow, so be sure to subscribe to my rss feed for the latest news and updates!