Since I've been at WA, I've had one website which failed and had never applied to Amazon as an affiliate before. (That first website no longer exists.)

Currently, I'm trying to figure things our before launching my second website in September.

Here's something I came across https://www.screencast.com/t/sr0TWJcYo1q

According to that (what's on the screenshot), it seems like one doesn't even have to have a website prior to applying to Amazon affiliate program and one can still be approved?

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RAFStuart Premium
It can work, or they my need more proof as stated below.
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BooBish Premium
Yes, it may, but I'll call Amazon to find out more.
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judebanks Premium
It can be social media generated content, your YouTube channel, or any Android or IOS app through which you generate traffic. They refer to all of these as your "Site".

It states this in their Associates Operating Agreement.

See Screenshot #1

In the application there will be a question that asks you how you intend to drive traffic and you will need to satisfy them that you will be able to send traffic with those other methods. If you don't yet have many social media followers, they might not approve the application.

Best to phone them directly and ask for clarification.

See Screenshot #2

~Jude
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BooBish Premium
Basically, it seems one has to have something going on first, whether it be website, YouTube channel, or selling via articles on high-ranking site, before applying to Amazon as an affiliate.

Yes, I think I'll call Amazon to find out more. :-) Didn't know they even have number to call to talk to a person. Google doesn't.
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judebanks Premium
Yes, by all means call them. Let us know what they say!

~Jude
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BooBish Premium
Sure, I'll do that then.
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MelanieP72 Premium
Hey Boo,
You should definitely have your website generating traffic first before signing up or you do put yourself under pressure to get the sales within the time frame. I would advise you read all the way through their rules and T & C's before signing up.
Put the work into your website and content and start generating traffic first. Then sign up and add your links etc.
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BooBish Premium
All right. :-)
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WaynePro Premium
Jean,

It is my understanding that you need either a website or a mobile app to be approved as an affiliate. Also, as has already been mentioned Amazan requires a certain amount of sales within a specified period of time or they will cancel you. That is what happened to me initially. I had a website, however, I was still in the process of finalizing it and was not able to complete the required sales in the time frame allotted and I was canceled. You are able to reapply for membership at a later time, however.

Wayne
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BooBish Premium
I see.
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Marlasmith Premium
When I signed up they said I needed 3 sales within 180 days, so I'm not sure if your time would start right away. If so that would shorten your time for your first sales.
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BooBish Premium
Yes, I do understand that.
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wendyg53 Premium
No. I'm not sure what this screencast is from or why they say it's ok to put in a bogus website. Amazon would not like that. You either have to have a website or you have to have something set up with a revenue sharing site. Unless something has changed that I am unaware of.

I'm still working on getting a website up, but I have had an Amazon affiliate account for several years and I make commissions from it without my own website.

I sell through my articles on a high ranking revenue sharing site - but that is the only instance that I know of where you can get around having your own website to apply for an Amazon affiliate account. But I set this up years ago, and it may have been before affiliates had to have their own websites. I don't remember.
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BooBish Premium
FYI, the screenshot is from Deadbeat Super Affiliate course, which I paid $17 for and found via Deadbeat Super Affiliate channel on YouTube.) Some people may be WA purists, but I thought I'd try this course too. I think the course was created a number of years ago but is supposedly updated.
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wendyg53 Premium
It's fine to do whatever works for you to get your business off the ground. Because down the road, you may want to review these other offerings for an affiliate site. :-)
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BooBish Premium
Yes, agree, thanks.

Yet actually, I find this Deadbeat Super Affiliate course doesn't have much new information. It's pretty rudimentary with information I already knew from WA. I had thought I'd get a special system for getting traffic or conversions. At $17, though, it's not too much of a loss, and at least I can make up for it with Deadbeat Super Affiliate's free videos on YouTube (which made me think this guy had more to offer in his course).
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HuyNLe1989 Premium
When you sign up they give you access right away but say something about reviewing your site when traffic starts coming in or something like that.
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BooBish Premium
I don't quite understand. Have you signed up?
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