I have a YouTube channel with karaoke music and applied for Amazon Associates. I thought it was a good idea to post affiliate links under the videos, but now I am scared that they will reject my application when I have made 3 sales, because of the Amazon policies. What do you think will happen or what should I do.

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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I don't think its a problem. As long as you have added your YouTube channel to your Amazon account, and the links are not cloaked or shortened or redirected. You also need Amazons correctly worded disclosure above the links.
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FrankHeise Premium
I am not sure about that. I checked other karaoke channels on YouTube and not one of them had any Amazon links. Amazon wrote also in they policies something about original content. But I came p with another idea.
I don't put links under the karaoke videos, but I make new videos about karaoke equipment and under this videos I put Amazon links. In addition I make a website about karaoke equipment, and under all my karaoke videos, I link to my website.
My English is not good enough to understand all this clearly: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/policies
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hmm, yes, I suppose karaoke songs are not original, as you don't own the copyright to them.

Your other idea is better, but where are you going to get material for your YouTube channel? Images of the products etc? You can't screenshot them from Amazon.

Do remember, that even when you have been approved for your 3 sales, Amazon can still inspect your site at any time to ensure you are still keeping to the rules.

One of the members here had her account banned after several years and lost $600 which Amazon refused to pay.
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FrankHeise Premium
I found this, but it is 3 years ago: https://www.quora.com/Can-I-use-affiliate-link-on-my-YouTube-videos
And an English friend of my rechecked the Amazon policies and didn't find anything what would be against the rule If I put links in the description box. The only thing I found was that I have to write "As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
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DianeScorpio Premium
And you will also need a Privacy Policy.
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FrankHeise Premium
I think the Privacy Policy only has to be on your website, not under your YouTube video as in this case YouTube has its Privacy Policy on they website already.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Well, as long as you think that it covers the fact that by a visitor clicking your Amazon link, it places a cookie in their browser. I am not sure of that particular point.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI If they don't you can always apply again.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So you do have a blog in addition to YouTube.


You'd need write 15 - 20 posts addressing issues related to your niche and attracting traffic before you apply as they would inspect site for relevance and traffic prior approval.
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FrankHeise Premium
I have also other websites and YouTube channels with my own content, but not so much traffic as of the karaoke channel. Maybe I concentrate more on my own content and wait for approval before I flood the karaoke channel with affiliate links, and the I have to remove them all gain.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's great and good to know.

You'd need wait yes, because you can only use the material they would supply you with, they have very strict policies.
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FrankHeise Premium
OK, thank you. I will then try to get more content to my other websites before I place Amazon adds and remove the YouTube channel in question from the Amazon application form.
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