Trevin Peterson was initially skeptical about whether making money by reviewing Amazon products was a good idea.
After trying it, he earned more than $1,600 in his first month.
Here are his top tips on how to maximize commissions per review.
Trevin Peterson, 27, has been making money online for more than six years, mainly by selling products on Amazon.
When he started in 2017, he spent money buying inventory and testing different products, such as car seat gap fillers and pens, which sometimes didn’t sell. He learned many costly lessons because he stored inventory that did not sell and often had to be sold cheaply or disposed of to avoid storage fees.
Although he eventually became a successful Amazon seller, he realizes that an expensive trial-and-error process is not an option for others.
In 2023, he came across Amazon’s influencer program, which pays commissions to people who post video reviews of products on their listing pages. At first he didn’t think it would make a lot of money, but he saw that it worked for others. In April, he started trying it himself – and to his surprise, it turned out to be a great source of extra income. He was able to grow his Amazon business and teach others about side hustles through his online training program.
It’s not too difficult to get started, but maintaining a high upload rate requires a significant time commitment. To join, you need to log in to Amazon with a social media account such as Instagram, Facebook (both must be a business account), YouTube, or Tiktok. The program takes into account the number of followers and other engagement metrics for acceptance. After you sign up, Amazon requires three demo videos. In a previous interview with Business Insider (BI), Peterson shared his top tips for recording and creating these test videos, including good audio quality, keeping the product on display, and not making medical claims.
Peterson has earned an average of $4,200 a month over the past three months by reviewing products on Amazon. This is evident from the screenshots of his account seen by BI. You have learned some things that will make it possible to increase your commissions.
Best tip for making more money with Amazon product reviews
You should be prepared to upload a lot of videos. Peterson uploaded about 150 videos by the end of April and earned $1,680 in his first month, according to screenshots of his account seen by BI. To do this, he evaluated more expensive products such as home gyms, golf clubs and a truck bed cover.
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