Adding Amazon Associate Links to Your Videos

Amazon.com has released a new Associate referral service called Your Video Widget. It’s still in Beta at the time of this writing, but so far, I have found it to be pretty unique and useful, not only for me, but also for the viewers of my videos.

So what is it and what does it do?

Your Video Widgets let you earn referral fees while sharing the videos you already post on your webpage. Use Your Video Widgets to make your videos more interesting, informative or entertaining by adding product links to them.

You’ll earn referral fees when users click on product links and make purchases on Amazon.com.

I have just started to experiment with creating some video tutorials for the users of IndieLab. If you’re not familiar with IndieLab, I encourage you to learn more here.

You can see one of the videos I’ve made that includes a couple of Amazon Associate referral links below. After you watch the video, look further down to see some screenshots of the process.

When you’re logged into your Amazon Associates account, click the link Build Links/Widgets in the left hand column…

Upload your video, accept the terms, and give your video widget a title…

Play your video and click the “Add product” button wherever you’d like your first referral link to appear in your video…

Search for the product on Amazon that you want to link to. Naturally, you would want to link to a product that’s relevant to whatever your video is about…

Select the product to add…

…and that’s it. You now have Amazon referral links in your video!

If you create videos using this service, please post a link to it here.

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