What is Audible?
Audible is a service that sells and produces audiobooks and is part of Amazon. Customers have access to the world’s largest selection of audiobooks, podcasts and exclusive originals. This post will cover how to make money with Audible as an affiliate.
Become an Audible Affiliate
You can make money with Audible by becoming an Amazon Associate and sharing your affiliate link.
For each person who signs up for a membership or takes a trial, you’ll receive a bounty which is currently £5 when a customer takes a trial and £8 when a customer takes a membership.
Becoming an Amazon associate, allows you to promote all their products and not just Audible products!
How To Promote Audiobooks
You can promote audiobook affiliate links on social media and if you have a blog, you can insert the links into your blog posts.
UPDATE 14/11/23: Amazon is removing banners and SiteStripe images, however, you can still use text links.
Easily generate text links. For example, let’s say I wanted to promote this Harry Potter Audible book. Look where I have highlighted on Site Stripe in yellow on the image below, you will see that ‘Text‘ can be selected.
Clicking on this will generate a link that you can share or add to blog posts. You have the option of using a full link or a shortened one. If you have more than one tracking ID, make sure you have the one you want selected.
Tip: If you want to know how to insert affiliate links and disclose them correctly, I recommend reading my Get Started As An Affiliate Marketer e-book. You must disclose affiliate links within a blog post and on social media correctly.
The great thing about being an Amazon Associate is that even if your customer goes off and buys something different from their website, you’ll still get paid a commission!
Using Amazon Images Correctly In Your Blog Posts
Please note that you are not allowed to download images and host them on your blog or website, and the ‘site stripe’ images are no longer provided. Affiliates now only have the option of using text links.
There is another way to add images and that’s by using API. I use a plugin that imports Amazon products automatically into the shop on one of my WordPress blogs. Please read about it here.
If you’re new to Amazon, you will need to start off using Site Stipe first adding text links to your posts and generating sales before you can use API.
I’ve been an Amazon Associate for many years now and if you’re thinking of becoming one to promote Audible books or even all their products, I recommend that you start a blog if you haven’t got one already and promote the products within the content, then share to social media.
Good luck with your Affiliate marketing journey!