Amazon Associate Launches “Share on Twitter” Feature, Sponsored Tweets in Sheep’s Clothing?

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I’ve created an Amazon Associate account a long time ago but never get to earn significantly from the referral program. The only time I got a commission from a sales coming from Amazon links from my blog is when a friend click on the link and actually purchase the product online.

Fast forward to now. Amazon Associates has launched a new feature that might actually give us easier way to gain commission. And this feature is called – Share on Twitter.

Much as I don’t want to admit it, Amazon Associates works similar to Sponsored Tweets. But instead of posting random tweets that promotes various advertisers, Amazon Associate’s Share on Twitter feature lets you post Amazon product links as tweets.

To use this feature, you need to have an Amazon Associate account. Just view any product that you want to promote on your Twitter account and then click on the “Share on Twitter” button located at the Site Stripe of any page.

Once you’ve clicked the “Share on Twitter” button, you will need to log in to your Twitter account. Your Twitter’s  update box will then be populated with the pre-arranged tweet that includes a shortened URL for the product page and a brief sales pitch. You’re free to edit the brief statement to suit your preference. Then just click on the update button to publish the “sponsored” tweet.

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Dead easy, right? But earning might not be as easy though. Unless of course your Twitter followers are avid Amazon users, and would be generous enough to click on the link on your tweets before purchasing Amazon items.

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