How to Use Helium 10 For Free

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Kristen Walters
Kristen’s KDP Project


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If you’ve been following my KDP journey here on Medium, you’ve likely seen me refer to the Amazon keyword research tool Helium 10 about a billion times.

This is the tool I use to find profitable “hidden” niches like activity books that generate thousands in royalties each month.

I also use it to find the best (high-volume) keywords to include in my titles, subtitles, descriptions, A+ content, and ads.

There’s no way I’d be as far along in my publishing journey if it weren’t for Helium 10.

The only problem is — it’s expensive.

I use the Diamond Plan, which costs $229 a month.

I have no issue paying the high price tag to get all of Helium 10’s advanced features because it’s making me thousands in monthly profits.

I’m also able to write it off as a business expense.

Using my coupon code “KRISTIN20” will decrease the price to $207 or $72 a month (depending on which plan you choose.)

But that’s still a big expense for someone just starting.

Helium 10 pricing using coupon code “KRISTIN20”

Luckily, I found a way to use Helium 10 for free.

No, you won’t get everything you get with a paid plan, but you will get many helpful features like the Helium 10 Chrome extension, product research, sales/revenue data, and more.

How to Get Helium 10 for Free

To get started, click this link — which will take you directly to the page where you can get the free account.

Next, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see this:

Click “Start Now” and create your free account.

Screenshot from Helium 10

Once you’ve set up your account, the next thing you’ll want to do is install the Helium 10 Chrome extension.

  • Note: You must be using a Google Chrome browser.
Screenshot from Helium 10

Once you‘ve installed the Helium 10 Chrome extension, you can see additional product data on Amazon like keyword niche summaries, BSR rank, and category rank for each product.

Screenshot of Amazon with Helium 10 Chrome extension installed.

Once you click on a product, you’ll see more information like historical ranking performance data and price history.

If you click the Xray tab, you can see how many units a product has sold and how much revenue it has generated in the last 30 days.

With the free Helium 10 plan, you can also use their “Black Box” feature (find it under the Tools menu), which allows you to search for Amazon products that meet certain criteria that you set.

For example, if I wanted to look for books published in the last 3 months that are already earning more than $5,000 a month, I could do that using the Black Box tool.

Screenshot from Helium 10

Then, I can scroll through the list to see if there are any books in the niches I’m interested in to use as a model.

Screenshot from Helium 10

From there, you can reverse engineer a book (or product) that has the potential to sell just as well.

If/when you’re ready to upgrade to one of Helium 10’s paid plans, you can use my coupon code “KRISTIN20” to get a discount on your subscription or use my referral link to apply the discount automatically.

Helium 10 coupon code

Then, you can take your Amazon KDP business to the next level with this advanced Helium 10 keyword research tutorial:

You can find more of my Amazon KDP case studies, niche reports, and income strategies here:

This article contains my referral link for Helium 10, which, along with BookBolt and Jasper AI, are some of my favorite business tools for independent Amazon publishers.

If you purchase a subscription to one of these software tools through my link, I may receive a commission at no additional charge to you.