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UPDATE: Audible’s Affiliate Program Is Now Part Of Amazon Associates

Hey, there!

For the last few years, I’ve been advising you to create links to your finished works on Amazon, and on Audible, that are affiliate links.

That way, when someone purchases something you’ve narrated or acted in, you get paid a commission.

Well, Audible just threw a wrench into that process – they killed their Audible affiliate plan, and are now using Amazon’s Associates plan.

Which means all of your Audible links need to be replaced with Amazon links. Here’s how to do it from now on.

Oh, your Audible links will still take them to your works on Audible.com, but you won’t get any referral money for them.

So, you need to start using Amazon Associates links for all of your products.

Amazon Associates is Amazon’s program that pays you money whenever you refer people to stuff they sell. It doesn’t cost them any more, and you get between 5% and 15% on each sale.

Audible, which is owned by Amazon, had their own plan, separate from Amazon Associates, but as of last week, those Audible links no longer give you commissions.

They switched over all of their affiliate payments to the Amazon Associates program. So, you’ll need to change over to links with the Amazon ASIN for the Audible version, not the Audible ASIN.

(An ASIN is an Amazon Standard Identification Number – each product, each version of each product, has a unique ASIN.)

If you’re not yet a member of the Amazon Associates program, it’s fast and free to join, and once you do, you’ll be assigned a unique code, so they can track your sales. Just go here:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

I use the Redirection plug-in here on the VO2GoGo site for these sorts of links, so if Audible changes the process again, I can do all the updates on one screen.

Here’s the process you can use:

– Go to the Amazon page for the book
– Choose the Audible version from the versions listed – the page will change and a new ASIN will be shown
– Replace the ASIN in this sample link with the Amazon ASIN for the Audible book (it’s not the same ASIN as on the Audible site):

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W1S9A6O/?tag=vo2gogo-20

The ASIN and the unique code are bolded above: B00W1S9A6O is the ASIN for this particular audiobook – use the ASIN for your book when you build your link, and vo2gogo-20 is my Amazon Associates code – use yours, obviously, when you build your links.

That will be the new link format that will work, and give you a percentage of sales on your titles.

And if you were never part of the Audible affiliate program, then you have nothing to update, and you can just start creating Amazon Associates links from here on.

Hope this helps!

David

9 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    I feel really good about my demo. It is a quick and fun process, even for someone like me who gets very self concious. :)

  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    The demos are great. Superb quality. Why go anywhere else?

  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

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