10 Ways You Can Make Money with Amazon

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Amazon is more than just a website on which you can purchase items you may or may not need; though that’s just one of the biggest perks. Of course we all love Amazon, especially when it pertains to multiple orders every month that make the Prime subscription and the Amazon Mom subscription totally worth it. Of course, that’s not the only way you can use this amazing retail site, either. Anyone with a little desire, a little know how and a little knowledge can use the site to do other things, too, such as make money. Do you have any idea how simple it is to make money with Amazon? Most people have no idea, and it’s a missed opportunity for them, which is why we’re going to share our favorite money-making ventures via Amazon with you.

Buy Amazon Stock

The good news is that this is a site that is always going up in value. Even back when they first started and were not yet turning a profit, the company had exceptionally high stock prices because it’s always such a good bet. Buy some, be reasonable and hold on to it until you are ready to sell. You might be pleasantly surprised just how much you can make with this business venture. Stock prices change from time to time with the market, so buy carefully.

Sell Through the Fulfillment by Amazon Niche

This is a great idea if you have something you can buy at a low price and then turn around and sell for a much higher price. The best way to do this is to do your research. Toys, household items and beauty products are often a good bet when it comes to buying low and selling high. Basically, you just purchase the items for less than you want to sell them, and then you let the Amazon Fulfillment department do everything from shipping the items that you’ve already sent to them to the people that bought them. It’s really a no-brainer.

Work for Amazon

Do you have what it takes to work for a company such as Amazon? If you do, you have a great way to make some money from the site. You can do anything from advertising to IT to whatever else the site needs in terms of employment. You need only look up their job offerings to see what you can do to earn money by working for this company. It’s a good idea if you live near the area in which the jobs are available, of course.

Cash in your Rewards

Did you realize that you earn more rewards in more ways than you might imagine? You probably get gift cards and earn discounts on things that you don’t really need, and you can cash those in and then sell them for a much higher price. Sure, it’s nice to get a free gift card to a restaurant for spending so much on your debit card in a month, but you could sell the gift card for a little bit less than face value and make cash. That’s even nicer.

Sell Textbooks

If you have college textbooks, sell them online. Many people will buy them through Amazon since they are less expensive than they are in the bookstores on campus, and you can make more money doing this than you can selling the books back to the store more often than not. It’s a good idea if you can do it.

Deliver Packages

This is not quite something you can do just yet, but keep it in mind. It was published earlier this summer by the Wall Street Journal that there is a rumor going around that Amazon is about to offer anyone in a nearby location the ability to deliver packages to the people who purchased them from the distribution and shipment centers. This allows you to potentially make a bit of additional money on the side making deliveries. This might be a good part time job on days that you have off, such as weekends.

Amazon Associate

If you become an Amazon associate, you can make some money very easily. The associates program, which can be found on the Amazon website, allows users to go to the site, sign up for the association and make money every time someone makes a purchase that has to do with your affiliation. If you have an affiliate link or website, you can do this with ease, which is part of what makes it such a successful program.

Mechanical Turk

Did you know you can link to this site and find tasks that pay? This is a way you can make some money using Amazon, though it will not make you rich. You might not be able to retire on this program, but you can earn a few extra dollars here and there that will help make ends meet, pay for extras or even allow you to put a little away for the holidays and whatnot. It’s a good idea for anyone looking to make a few extra dollars.

Sell Items

It’s probably the most well-known manner of money-making when it comes to Amazon, but that does not mean that it is not a good one. You can make plenty of money selling things you no longer want or need, and you can make it happen whenever you want. Make sure what you are selling is useful, relevant and in good working condition. People typically do not like to spend money on items that are not in good condition, even if they do need them.

Publish an eBook

It’s easy to write and publish an eBook, and that means it’s easy to sell it through Amazon. The problem with this is that you have to have something good to talk about, and you have to have something good to say. Is it going to work for everyone? No; not everyone has the ability to write something that is useful or entertaining for the world to read, and not everyone is going to have the ability to publish it and find an audience that will read it, either. It is just one of those things that you cannot do half-heartedly or it will not work. If you’re willing to work for it, though; the world is your oyster.

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