According by Amz publicationMany of the respondents appear to be offering advice or pushing products.
I won't be doing that today; instead, I'll answer your question directly and without any potential biases.
And what is the solution then;
Surely you know the answer is yes.
Well, that relies on factors such as your work ethic, motivation, and, in some cases, financial stability, etc.
It's possible to earn a decent living as an Amazon associate if you run a tight ship. However, this is not true for the vast majority of people.
This is not to argue that it is impossible, only that those that make a lot of money on this platform probably already have;
a sizable following who already trust them; years of experience in marketing; the willingness to put in countless hours—and sometimes personal sacrifices—in pursuit of business success; the means to pay for advertisements or host a website dedicated to promoting their wares; the persuasive skills to convince others that they need those wares
Normal people simply don't want to or are capable of doing those kinds of things. It's not that it's impossible to make money here; it's simply that it's considerably more challenging than making money on other platforms, where payments might be thousands of dollars per sale rather than a few.
You will not achieve your goals by devoting all of your time to promoting Amazon products.
Instead, I suggest investigating other affiliate sites to use in tandem with Amazon Associates, as this will allow you to see results more quickly and affordably (i.e., you will have more time, as you won't have to sell your soul to sell Amazon products around the clock).
One piece of advice I can give you right now is to only advertise services or goods that you have experience with and use yourself.
Discuss the benefits and drawbacks, and provide a link for more reading if anyone is interested.
If you visit a brand's website and scroll down, you'll probably see some variation of "affiliate," "partner," or "work with us." To see if you can market their products, you should click on that.
If you don't know if affiliates are allowed to promote their products or how to become involved, help is the place to go. If you have a sizable online following, you could even be able to negotiate a free product review in exchange for helping to market a new or existing product.
Now that we're back on subject, I suppose the short answer is that it's possible but unlikely.
A maximum of 10% commission is available on Amazon, and even then, only for high-end cosmetics and Amazon currency.
The typical percentage of commission on sold goods is 3-4%. But if you want the finer details, head to the graphic they provide in the FAQ.
I wouldn't trust anyone who promises instant wealth by selling Amazon products through an affiliate programmed this year. Most people will generate a modest supplemental income, but it won't be anywhere like what the "Amazon Internet Gurus" promise.
Don't take their word for it unless they can back up their assertions with evidence, such as their account activity. Too often, individuals pay for courses taught by "gurus" who have never actually accomplished the things they claim to know the secrets to.
Someone even taught someone else how to sell a course on something they knew nothing about, so it's not unheard of.
See whether they can back up their claims of overnight success with proof from their own experience.