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 and images into your blog posts.
Under the product linking section of your account, Amazon provides banners (Like the one below) that contain your associate tracking id.
Text Links, Image or Text and Image
Easily generate text links, images or images with text. 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, Image or Text + Image can be selected.
When clicking any of the image options, you will be able to copy the code provided and insert it into the HTML of your web page. Alternatively, use the text link option to share via social media or insert it into your blog post text.
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 upload them to your blog or website and host them there, you must use the ‘site stripe’ HTML code provided and insert that into any content you have.
There is another way to do this 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. You will need to start off using Site Stipe first and generate 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!