Needless to say, France is one of the greatest countries when it comes to comics. And perhaps the best place for it in the whole of Europe, historically at least. Because I order a lot of stuff online, over the years I have gotten to know the wonderful folks at Amazon.fr company in France. Now I am sharing my ideas on how to use and profit from them, its really a resource full of resources just waiting to be tapped. So please, jump in! Oh, and don’t miss this genius how to guide called ‘Amazon France English‘ which shows you the ropes on using the store in your native language. It’s really easy shopping, I promise!
Amazon is undoubtedly the largest online retailer in the United States, but also significantly huge in a lot of countries like France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain & Italy. That’s fantastic for Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos but the Seattle based retail giant is also making money for some Comic dudes like us! There are a number of ways to make money through Amazon but here are some ways that we have been making regular income. Some people do even thousands of dollars per month, but we haven’t gotten that far just yet.
Sell Your Own Comics
The most obvious way to make money on Amazon is to sell your own products. You can start selling on Amazon in less than one day. By choosing the seller plan that suits you best. The biggest benefit from selling on Amazon is that you will have access to millions of customers from all around the world. The site has just about 95 million unique visitors every month in just the US alone and a lot more in France, so basically it is a marketing machine. You might just end up selling more on Amazon than you would on your own site so it is definitely worth looking into.
Create and Sell Kindle Books & Comics
E-books have become a huge trend in the last few years. Comics can be turned into ‘Kindle e-books’ which are doing especially well because of the innovation of the Kindle App. When Kindle e-books first came into existence, they could only be read on the Kindle device manufactured by Amazon. Not everyone saw it necessary to purchase the device, so Kindle e-books struggled for a while. However, between 2009 and 2011, a number of Kindle Apps were released by Amazon which then made it possible for consumers to read their Kindle e-books on their PCs, Tablets, Android and Apple devices ect. This caused a significant spike in the number of Kindle e-books sold, and a wave of new self-published authors. Gone are the days when the only way to publish a book is buy signing a contract with a big New York publisher. You can now write, format and publish an e-book and sell it in the kindle store. Again, this a great way to make money because through Amazon, your book or comic can be sold to millions of people, in countries all over the world.
If you own a successful blog (for example related to comics) or have access to a big audience through social media etc., then it is possible for you to make a significant amount of money through Affiliate Marketing. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it simple means, collecting a commission for every sale made on a product that you promote for another company. These sales are tracked through a URL link or promotional code that you get when you sign up for the company’s affiliate program. Amazon’s affiliate program is called Amazon Associates. Some successful bloggers make a ton of money through this program alone and here’s why: As the largest online retailer in the United States, Amazon sells a range of different items from a wide variety of brands. This means that regardless of what your niche is, it’s highly likely that you’ll find something from the site that you can promote and make money from.
Hope this helped to tap into Amazon France as well as the other online stores around the world. And don’t forget to check the guide on English because you will need it unless you want to go back to French school. Something I wouldn’t.