Did you know that are many ways to make extra money on the side with Amazon? As we all know, Amazon is the world’s biggest online retailer. But, what many people don’t know is that it’s also one of the most reliable sources that you can use to make money from home.
As a matter of fact, depending on the opportunity you choose to use, you will pocket anywhere from a few dollars a day to a six – figure income.
Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side with Amazon
1.Earn Cash with Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk, (Mturk) is a micro job site owned by Amazon. This can be a great way to earn extra cash, if you have a lot of patience and time on your hands. The ways it works: In short, companies and individuals list small repetitive tasks that they need people to complete. This often includes:
- Tagging photos
- Entering data
- Completing surveys
- Transcribing data, etc.
Now, the downside of this gig is that most of the tasks don’t pay much. On average, most jobs pay anywhere from .10 up to $3.00 per task. Although, there are some that pay more. In order to find higher paying tasks, simple enter your desired amount in the search bar:
On the plus side, the program is 100% free to join. It’s one of the easiest ways to make extra money on the side doing simple tasks. And it pays out daily via direct deposit (once you have been active on site for 10 days).
2. Become an Amazon Associate
Amazon Associates is Amazon’s affiliate program. The way it works: This one is really simple. You refer people back to Amazon. If someone purchases a product that you recommended, you earn a commission. The rate is between 4% and 10%. In addition, you can earn up to $25 for referring customers to sign up for Audible, Amazon Student and Prime among others.
Of course, the amount of money that you earn depends largely on your marketing efforts. Many people are successful using this online opportunity. So, if it’s your thing, it is definitely worth trying.
By the way, the program is free to join. The minimum payout threshold is $100. You get paid every 60 days via direct deposit.
3.Become a Flex Driver
AmazonFlex is an app based on demand service. The way it works: Using the app,you set your own work schedule delivering packages. There’s no cost to get started. According the website, drivers earn on average $18-$25 per hour. You are paid twice a week via direct deposit. At the time of this writing, the service is only available in certain cities, but it appears to be growing fast.
4. Become an Amazon Seller
Amazon’s Seller Program is one of the most popular ways to make extra money on the side. This is how it works: Basically, you set up your own online store and sell your products on Amazon’s platform. When your product sells, Amazon collects the monies paid by your customer. Your profit is deposited into your account minus shipping costs and other related fees.
With this program, you are in complete control. You have the freedom to set your own prices. As well as, choose your own marketing channels. However, in order for you to succeed in this business, you need to market products that sell.
Incidentally, this is a paid program. Amazon offers two different seller plans. You have the option to sell as an individual where you pay .99 cent for each item sold or as a professional where you pay $39.99 a month.
5. Sell Your Handmade Products
Amazon Handmade is basically an alternative to Etsy. The way it works: Amazon allows individuals to sell their handmade products on their site. Sometimes the items might be listed on Amazon FBA or on Prime.
The primary difference between this program and Etsy is the fact, that the seller and the customer never come in contact with one another. Also, Amazon’s requirements for handmade products are not as strict as Etsy’s.
In order to make money, be sure your product is of high quality and is proven to sell. Sellers are paid every 14 days via direct deposit. To be considered, you will need to apply to the program and your products will have to meet Amazon’s requirements.
Amazon Kindle is Amazon’s self publishing platform. The way it works: Using their software, you can upload and self-publish your book for free. Consequently, you have the freedom to charge whatever price you want for your book. As well as choose your own marketing channels to promote your book.
In return, Amazon will pay you 35%-70% royalty for every book you sell. Your funds are paid via direct deposit approximately 60 days after the end of the calendar month in which your book was sold.
7. Offer Professional Service
Amazon Professional Services is an on-demand service. The way it works: This service connects sellers to customers looking for professional services. You make money by offering all types of professional services such as:
- Electrical work
- Handy work
- Electrical work and more.
Although, this program is 100% free to join. Amazon does charge a revenue share for each job completed. The rate is based on the type of services provided and ranges from 10% – 20%. Amazon pays out every 14 days via direct deposit.
8. Work from Home Customer Service
Amazon Virtual Locations often hires people to work -from- home as customer service agents. The pay starts around $12 per hour. In some cases, certain restrictions may apply, such as:
- Being a resident of a certain state
- Must be directly connected to router/modem via Ethernet cable
- Basic typing, phone, and computer navigation skills
- Ability to navigate the Internet, multiple browsers, email, and Instant Messenger tools, etc.
- be required to work on any/all major holidays.
Amazon hires both full and part-time positions. Although many positions are seasonal or temporary, many are permanent. If you are interested, you can find open opportunities on their job board or on Indeed.
9. Amazon Merch
Amazon Merch is a new program from Amazon that allows individuals and brands to upload their unique designs and sell as t-shirts. The program is 100% free to join, but as you may have guessed, the competition is extremely high. In fact, this program is successful, you will need to request an invitation to join.
As you can see, there are many ways to make extra money on the side with Amazon. You just need to determine which one works best for you. As always, best of luck.