A Gay Farmer's Digital Harvest: Affiliate Marketing - Week 1

Written by: Kirkland Douglas



Time to read 3 min

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate and sharing affiliate links I earn from qualifying purchases. All opinions are my own.

Jumping into the Unknown World of Affiliate Marketing

Unlike the predictable farming seasons, affiliate marketing is a field ripe with unpredictability.  It's a world where the growth of digital seeds is measured by clicks, impressions, and conversions. My farm, home to horses, cattle, goats, dogs, cats and even a couple goldfish that found fame on TikTok, serves as the perfect backdrop for my latest venture. Amidst the traditional farming hustle, innovative income streams are a must and that has led me down the path of affiliate marketing.

Understanding Affiliate Marketing

At its core, affiliate marketing is the art of earning a commission by promoting other people's or company's products. You find a product you like, promote it using a link like this -The "Power of Now" - #ad -  https://amzn.to/3UYmAMK - to others, and earn a piece of the profit for every sale you make. It's a model that thrives on referrals and can be a lucrative side hustle if navigated wisely.

Why Amazon Affiliate Marketing?

Amazon associates is a great way to get your feet wet in the affiliate game. The beauty lies in its simplicity: promote one product and earn from any Amazon purchase made within 24 hours through your link. 

This is how my initial venture into promoting the self help book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle - #ad https://amzn.to/3UYmAMK unexpectedly rewarded me with commissions from the sale of a blue sexy bunny costume featured below. 

Angelaicos Womens Bunny Costume Set Senpai Cosplay Halloween Roleplay Bodysuit Stockings

Angelaicos Womens Bunny Costume Set Senpai Cosplay Halloween Roleplay Bodysuit Stockings - #ad - https://amzn.to/3uRZbSl

Being a gay farmer, there's lots of rabbits in my life but typically not many sexy bunny outfits so I ask a girlfriend about it... It turns out, they're a hit not just for their playful appearance but the unique bodysuit is great for everyday wear! They have the ability to sculpt and enhance one's figure, appealing to anyone looking to add some shape to their fit. This revelation was a quirky yet enlightening aspect of diving into affiliate marketing, showcasing the diverse interests of my audience and the unexpected ways products can resonate across different communities.

Now you can't see the purchaser's name but I can see this customer liked the body suits so much they bought a second one in green! 

Angelaicos Womens Bunny Costume Set Senpai Cosplay Halloween Roleplay Bodysuit Stockings - Green - #ad - https://amzn.to/3wyVguc

What Are The Results Like?

After my first five days, my two blogs posts generated a whopping $7.84 from 39 clicks leading to 5 products ordered. Not exactly off to the races yet... 

You receive different commission values for different products. Typically my niche will be around Indigenous design, apparel and farm things but as you can see there's bound to be a few fun pieces along the way! I've include a table of fixed standard commissions posted by Amazon.

Table 1 - Fixed Standard Program Commission Rates for Specific Product Categories

Product Category Fixed Standard Program Commission Rates
Amazon Games 20.00%
Amazon Kindle Accessories, Apparel, Jewelry, Luggage, Luxury Beauty, Shoes, Handbags & Accessories, Beauty 10.00%
Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Outdoors, Pets Products 9.00%
Musical Instruments 7.00%
Business & Industrial Supplies, Kitchen, Sports 6.00%
Physical Books, Software 5.50%
Baby Products, Camera, Cell Phones & Accessories, Electronics, Major Appliances, Office Products, Personal Care Appliances, Home Entertainment, Mobile Electronics 5.00%
Amazon Kindle Devices, Tools 4.50%
DVD & Blu-Ray, Physical Music, Automotive 3.50%
Digital Books, Health & Personal Care, Toys 3.00%
Digital Videos, Gift Cards, PC 2.00%
Grocery, Physical Video Games 1.00%
Amazon Appstore 0.00%
All Other Categories 4.00%


Promoting TwoChiefs

Horse Blanket on bed

TwoChiefs Blanket by Nikki LaRock - click here

Shifting focus to my Indigenous design store, TwoChiefs, I highlight the TwoChiefs Blanket by Nikki LaRock, Coast Salish Indigenous artist. This product embodies the spirit of my store, merging personal storytelling with Indigenous artistry, capturing the essence of me as a business owner. The design comes with a story from the artist “The great two-spirit noble warrior. Was naturally born to live in two words. Balance... Courage... Freedom... He will continue to lead and rise.”


Whether promoting your products or others', the digital field is vast and ready for cultivation. Follow my journey through the highs and lows of affiliate marketing, as I navigate this digital landscape from the unique perspective of my farm.


TwoChiefs Blanket by Nikki LaRock - click here

The "Power of Now" - #ad -   https://amzn.to/3UYmAMK

Angelaicos Womens Bunny Costume Set Senpai Cosplay Halloween Roleplay Bodysuit Stockings - #ad - https://amzn.to/3uRZbSl

Angelaicos Womens Bunny Costume Set Senpai Cosplay Halloween Roleplay Bodysuit Stockings - Green - #ad - https://amzn.to/3wyVguc

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