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Most people have heard of Amazon and even use this site regularly to shop online.  But you can also use Amazon to earn money from home.  How is this possible and can the average person (not a blogger) really use Amazon to make extra money online?  The answer is yes and there are several ways that you can take advantage of some of the features on Amazon for full-time or even side income.

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If you haven’t tried Amazon yet, here are a few ideas that you can explore and utilize to help you earn at home.

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1.  Selling your stuff

If you have ever made a purchase on Amazon and you no longer need or use this product you can trade in your selected items for a quote, ship them to Amazon for free and get a gift card.  You can also do this, even if you didn’t buy it on Amazon and purchased it from another store.  What items do they accept?  Here is a list of some of the things you can trade-in

  • Books
  • Video games
  • TV/Movies
  • Camera
  • Laptops/Computers
  • Phones
  • and other electronics

2.  Amazon Affiliate

As an Amazon affiliate, you can earn a commission for every product that you recommend and sell on Amazon.  Simply sign up for a free affiliate account and promote and advertise their products on your social media profiles, your blog, or website, write reviews about their products, and include your affiliate link. You can also recommend Amazon products in your newsletter.

3.  Amazon Advantage

If you are a publisher, author, or content owner and you would like to promote and sell media products directly on Amazon, you can do this Amazon Advantage, a self-service consignment program.  Once your account is active, you will add the items that you want to sell directly on Amazon.  Just make sure that you have a valid legal title to distribute them.

4.  Selling your Apps

If you have an interest in creating apps or would like to make your own app and sell it online, you can do so on Amazon.  They have an Amazon app store that allows you to monetize your apps and games to give your app more exposure.

5.  Kindle Direct Publishing

You can create, upload, and publish your ebooks to Amazon on their Kindle Direct Publishing platform and earn passive, lifetime royalties from the sale of your digital book.  Each time someone checks out or purchases your book, you will earn cash that will be sent to you monthly via direct deposit assuming that you have reached the monthly threshold limit.

6.  Createspace


You can also earn money by self-publishing your own printed books, music, and movies and uploading them to Createspace to sell there, on Amazon, in bookstores, and all around the world.  It is free and easy to use and get started.  I have done this several times and I can tell you that are professionally printed.  You can see an example of this on my Instagram page here.

7.  Amazon astore

For Amazon associates or affiliates, you have the option of creating a professional online store in minutes without any knowledge or need of HTML and so forth.  You simply add Amazon products to your store with a click of a mouse and embed them right into your website or link it to your website.  You can see an example of this on here.

8.  Amazon Blog Publishing

If you have a blog or website you can publish your blog on Kindle which is automatically delivered wirelessly to Kindle and updated throughout the day.  You can make money when people subscribe to your blog on Amazon for a small monthly fee.  You can set your rates from $0.99 a month and up.

9.  Audiobooks

You can turn your books into audiobooks on ACX.  ACX is a marketplace for professional authors, agents, and other rights holders to produce and or post their audiobooks.  You will earn royalties from the sale of your audiobook that is distributed on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes just to name a few.

10.  Amazon Mturk

Complete Hits or human intelligence tasks on Amazon Mturk in transcription, writing, data entry, translation, and other tasks for extra income.  You can get paid and transfer your earnings to your Amazon payment account, directly deposit the funds to your bank account as well as in the form of an Amazon gift card.

As you can see, there are many ways o make money on Amazon.  Feel free to try as many avenues as you can to improve your online earnings.  In addition to this, Amazon also hires people to work from home handling customer service calls.  They hire seasonally and the pay starts at around $10 per hour with paid training.  To find out if Amazon is hiring customer service reps to work from home, please go to their career page here.

To find out more ways you can make money from Amazon, please go to the article page of  You can also watch some video tutorials on how to make money on Amazon below.

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