Amazon has rejected me

Last Update: April 15, 2014

I posted a blog on here yesterday; excited about my first sale and how excited I was to keep moving forward with this project, unfortunately I just found out that Amazon has rejected me and I am not sure I am going to continue with WA.

I would appreciate any feedback and thoughts

My website is the following http://www.fountainofwellnessandknowledge.com

Thanks

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I just read your qualifications. I have three words for you to bolster your resolve in sticking with it. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK.
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baietti Premium
HA HA HA HA THANKS!
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twotee Premium
I did also get rejected a few times from Amazon when i just startet out, but after I added more posts and pages - they let me in!

Just keep improve your site and write great articles. They will eventually accept you when the site fulfill their demands ;)
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baietti Premium
I really appreciate your honesty, I think you are right I need to keep plugging away
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techhound Premium
Amazon is not the only affiliate vendor. True, they offer a lot of products under the Amazon umbrella. Plus, there is another alternative called viglink.com. They are a 3rd party provider that includes Amazon. Actually, they offer a better commission rate than Amazon does as well. And you never deal with Amazon you deal with them.

Take James' advice (@Jaweda2k) and reapply. Perhaps add a few more posts to your site before doing so. Then, if they still don't accept you move on but never give up.

Best Regards,
Jim
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baietti Premium
I can appreciate that Amazon isn't the only vendor out there however, I had a horrible time getting other affiliates to accept me which blogged about and even wrote Kyle email about. I honestly can't decide if these challenges are worth continuing, it is extremely frustrating to constantly have to re-do your work, I just can't decide if I am being childish and I just need to re-do it, or if I am just not cut out for this....
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techhound Premium
Hey Monica,

The very fact that you made sales in just under 5 months since joining tells me that you are cut out for this. Imagine what happens when those sales increase 10 fold or 20 fold.

One method I have found to really help with getting affiliate managers to approve me is to call them. Sometimes, they reject affiliates just to see which affiliates are willing to do that. They get a lot of applications from spammers so they just want to check to make sure you are not one of those and that you will represent their company using legitimate and ethical marketing practices. I don't ever remember getting rejected when I contacted affiliate managers after the initial rejection.

The one guaranteed way to fail in this business is to give up. Before doing that, why not PM Kyle and express to him your frustrations. He is very good at helping people when they get down on themselves.

Best Regards,
Jim
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baietti Premium
THANK YOU SO MUCH JIM! Your post means a lot, I think I am feeling to much, lol, I need to not take it so personal and do exactly what you said. I love that idea about calling, I did PM Kyle and I see he is on right now so I hope he gets to me today
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Jaweda2k Premium
Amazon rejected me the first time I applied as well. Then I went back to the grindstone and worked even harder on my site. I applied again a little later and was accepted. Even then I fell into the danger zone of being rejected again as at first I was not getting any sales. Thankfully some happened before their deadline was up and I was all good again. Don't let it discourage you... use it as motivation!
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baietti Premium
Here is the thing, is this hobby is not really cheap and if I can't make a profit or have some success along the way for it to pay for itself than it is hard for me to justify continuing on; I get your point however, I will now have to re-do all my links if I set up another account with them, hence my debacle. I know this is personal choice and I am not trying to be all negative Nancy, but I am wondering if I am cut out for this at the end of the day
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Jaweda2k Premium
Of course you are cut out for this. We are all going to have moments like this in our journeys and we can either let them tear us down or use it as motivation to push forward. Remember how Kyle said if he would have quit at his down point he never would have made anything. However, he was patient and continued to work hard and look where he has gotten too now. I believe in you and I know from your work that you can do it. I hope you decide to keep working it!
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baietti Premium
You are cracking me up; I super appreciate it! You are right I am being way to emotional and allowing my hurt feelings to blind me...I will re-vamp
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Did they give any specific reasoning as to why?
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Internetgranny Premium
Exactly what I was going to ask - especially since you've already made a sale.
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baietti Premium
Hello,

Thank you for applying for the Associate program. Upon review, were unable to accept your application. A part of our criteria is that your site has to be established with enough unique content. We rejected your application due to one or more of the following reasons.

- Lack of content which is original and beneficial to your visitors
- Pages that are mainly empty when advertisement content is removed websites containing mostly images, videos, or Flash animations will not be approved

Unfortunately, we arent able to review an application once its been rejected. If your website has been further developed and now contains appropriate content, youre welcome to submit another application by using the following URL:

http://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join

Thank you for your interest in Amazon.com Associates.
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