During my searching and training today I came across somewhere that said Amazon could/would take away your affiliate links for not having any sales, does anyone know if this is true?

One of my websites is only Amazon but the time it takes to build a site and learn at the same time came take a while. I would hate to do all this work only to have it shut down.

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arielharris7 Premium
Yes it is indeed true. And if afer 6 months you do not have any sales they do terminate you. But here is the thing, you can immediately reapply and be back up. So no worries. The big thing is to give your link to people so that when they buy they are using your link and then you have no worries. You just have to do three sales every 6 months. Good luck.
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gartnerf Premium
Yes you have 180 days to make at least 3 sales. I was four months into my six affiliate agreement with Amazon and was panicking. Then I took on another site and between the two I made at least my required 3 sales within that 180 day period. I got my letter a couple of weeks ago from the Amazon Affiliate program saying I was "approved" after meeting all my requirements.

Hope that helps...
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GuyfromNB Premium
It can happen. But Amazon will tell you to reapply when you start getting traffic.
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AffilateMAN Premium
I didn't know about that, and ood to know.
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JeannineC Premium
OR you could find different sources for the products besides Amazon. I bet you could find every other product available from another source with a higher commission rate, longer cookie periods and no minimum sales requirements. Now doesn't that sound a whole lot better?
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skmorrow Premium
Maybe I need to talk to you. I know you are well connected! I am fearful of joining a different network until I have some traffic. Currently, the only traffic I am getting is from comments I request. My site is not quite 3 months old yet.

Also, I feel like people just assume that everything will be sold on Amazon. How do consumers view other vendors besides Amazon?
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JeannineC Premium
I find that more people are interested in the product than the source. Last year our merchants sold close to $2 billion, and not one cent of that was spent on Amazon.

What is your niche? I can see what merchants might be available.
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Steagles Premium
Yes, I will need to talk with you too. You helped me with Awin but to me the site is very complicated to learn. I am sure I just need some guidance.
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JeannineC Premium
Once you learn a few key things, you'll love it. Search on YouTube - we have a video called "Getting Started with Awin". I'd put in the link, but I'm not supposed to ;)
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Steagles Premium
Found it! Thank you.
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Oneilj28 Premium
yes such as Ebay
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skmorrow Premium
Yes, you have 180 days to make 3 sales. You can apply again if they reject you, been there, done that.
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Steagles Premium
So when re-applying, do you get the same links or do you have to remove and upload all the products again?
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skmorrow Premium
I had to apply for a new ID code. This happened to me with Canada. I had just completed my 3 sales in Canada (I live in the US), and they were auditing my file. I happened to have an old website listed on my Amazon profile, one that I had not updated in 5 months. They rejected me because that site had not been recently updated. Even though the sales occurred on the current website I am actively working on, they kicked me out because my Canada ID was linked to that other site that was not updated. Talk about frustrating. Now I have to reset the clock and get 3 sales in 180 days again.
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Melissa901 Premium
Yes they can. They give you I think 90 days to make 3 sales.
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Steagles Premium
oh man.
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Melissa901 Premium
Yeah I am sorry
I am also so sorry skmorrow said 180 days I am sure that is right. Sorry I told you the wrong amount of days
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Steagles Premium
Actually, I heard 90 for one sale, but either way, I wish I would have known this. I would have done everything else first, then became an Amazon affiliate.

Guess I just have to get moving then.
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Melissa901 Premium
Sorry apparently they have some rules I am not aware of either.
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