Amazon Adviser is a growing website. It’s one of those with plenty of potential but low pay right now. However, it’s one that I highly recommend, especially for beginner writers.
Of course, if you want to make a living writing, this isn’t going to be for you right now. If you’re looking to get started, to make a bit of money for your efforts, and learn a lot along the way, then Amazon Adviser is for you. By the way, I get nothing for referring you to the site. I’m simply sharing it because I do believe in it (and FanSided as a whole).
What is Amazon Adviser?
Before getting into the pros and cons, you’ll want to know about the site. Amazon Adviser is a content site where you write articles and get paid by the view. All content is related to Amazon in some way, shape, or form. It could be about the Prime Originals, the latest movies or shows coming to Amazon Prime Video, the most read books for the month, or top shopping items for a particular season.
You get to write about what makes you happy. There’s no pressure to conform to the latest shopping trends or subjects if you don’t want (although they tend to make the best money). The idea with all the FanSided sites is that you write as a fan, so you’re writing about the topics you’re passionate about.
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How much do you get paid at Amazon Adviser?
Now it’s the big question you are all asking. Every 1000 views is worth a dollar, and you get paid from the very first view that you gain. You only need to write one a month to qualify for payment and your articles will never have a shelf life as long as you contribute each month. No “only getting paid for 30 days” business, like Blasting News and a few other sites!
Right now, the site is growing. You’re not going to pay the bills with your writing on the sites but that doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile. Starting out as a contributing writer is the way that almost everyone at FanSided got started. There is the chance to move up to Expert level (so you run the sites and social) and even as a full-time paid member of staff (if you’re in the U.S.)
All payments are done by check, which is mailed out monthly. Payments are on a net-60 cycle. So, money earned in January is paid out by the end of March, although it’s usually before then.
You’ll learn a lot by writing there
I started out on Hidden Remote and am now the Expert at that site, at Amazon Adviser, and a few others. I’ll say that as a writer, I learned a lot about growing a fanbase, writing from a fan viewpoint, and creating interesting twists on the news/updates. While other sites did give me a basis in writing online and growing the audience, it was the fan viewpoint that really helped things soar.
There’s no need to follow the latest trends. I stay on top of the news for TV shows and movies, but I won’t worry too much about it if it’s not my thing. I won’t think “oh, I really should get into that” or “I really should cover that” because that’s just not the case. Writing from a fan viewpoint allows me to create more interesting and sharable articles. You’ll see a lot of content from Amazon Adviser and some other FanSided sites in Facebook fan groups — and I haven’t been the one sharing them!
As you gain more of a following, you build your income. And it certainly does build up. Revenue share is all about building and thinking long-term. While I may have only made $6 in my first month at Hidden Remote, I was earning $100-$200 per month before taking on the Expert position (pay is worked out differently due to the extra work).
Plus, you’re writing as part of a team. There are others on the site that will support your writing, sharing content with their friends. We all have a Slack group where we can chat about ideas and angles. This is a great place to brainstorm and get excited about writing.
Don’t have any ideas about starting? As the Expert at the site, I routinely put out ideas for writers. After all, I know what it’s like to get started writing online and having no idea where to begin — no ideas flowing through.
Why not start your own blog?
Surely, you can do everything that Amazon Adviser is doing yourself, right? Well, if you want to run your own blog, your own social media, and work on getting into Google News yourself, then go ahead! I don’t discourage from starting your own blogs and I have my own across the internet.
However, it’s not as easy as some people make it look. It takes time to get the blog started and there’s upfront money to pay for the domain name and hosting. With Amazon Adviser, you don’t have to pay out anything to start. You just get to earn money.
Plus, you can always do both. Get the money from Amazon Adviser, pick up the tips, and start your own blog at the same time!
Where do you currently recommend writing? Share in the comments below.
If you want to apply to write at Amazon Adviser, you can do so right here.