Remember the last time i had suggested everyone of you to sign-up with the Amazon Associates Program? From the past 2-3 months I started trying out their options and looking into ways to earn money from their program. Exactly the last month I started linking to the referral links and also display their banners on our different blogs. Before you start doing this, my advice would be to first understand your traffic and ensure that if you get major traffic from US, then only this would lead to good number of conversions.
Once you login to your Amazon Associates you will be given an option to Search for products and generate the Affiliate Links for the same. I have added a small screenshot below which can make you understand this easily.
The code which is given is the direct link which you need to embed or link to, in order to earn commissions. There are many ways of promoting, but the ones which generally work are either Manual linking from your content or else using the Omakase Widgets because these would display products on your sites which are completely related to your content.
Now back to the Sales report as promised earlier, you can find the total number of Orders, clicks, CTR & Shipped Items. Amazon would pay you only when the products are shipped to the customers and the revenue slabs are based on the total shipped items.
The reports clearly show that there is an average of around 20 Orders / day while the difference of Orders & Shipped products would be actually shipped in the following month. There may be other reasons also like products are in Pre-Order which is why the shipping would not have been done. If you keep linking to the most related and useful deals, the chances of getting conversions increase.
Do let me know if you have any questions around the Amazon Associates Program and I would try my best to help you out.