1st Amazon Attempt: FAIL 2nd Attempt: SUCCESS!

Last Update: February 16, 2019

I am so happy that I finally got accepted into Amazon. The first time I joined I didn’t make the required 3 sales in 180 days, so I got kicked out.

The same day I was kicked out, I re-applied, and received a new ID. I had to change all of my links over to the new ID, which was very time consuming.

My 2nd attempt with Amazon, I made it my mission to write product reviews, and best and top products lists. I received 2 sales in November around Black Friday, and then nothing.

Christmas came and went, and I was starting to worry about getting that 3rd sale, especially in January when no one spends money and businesses are slow.

I did not want to go through the ordeal of changing all of my links again, the first time it took me 2 days, and I knew this time would take even longer because I had so many more links!!

To my surprise I made my 3rd sale in February, and received an email from Amazon saying my website has been reviewed and accepted.

Now I can focus on my other affiliate programs, and not have the pressure of having to make Amazon sales in a certain time frame.

Anyone who is wanting to join Amazon, I would suggest waiting until you have enough traffic. If you haven’t made 3 sales and are facing your account being closed, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world!

You can always re-apply, it’s just time consuming to change your links. The mistake I made the first time was applying too early when I hardly had any traffic, and I gave up too early after receiving my 90 day notice.

I don’t think I would have joined Amazon in the first place, having known about their strict rules and sales requirements, but because I had so many posts and product links to Amazon, I had to stick it out.

Jenny.

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Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Jenny!
Congratulations! I also did not make the first sales the first time I signed up for Amazon. The interesting thing is that one of the posts from my old site started to rank for w/e reason and reactivated the old Amazon account. So now I have two! lol.

Enjoyed reading your progress and hope that you continue to persevere through all of your challenges. Keep up the good work! :)
Marlinda
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Jenny28 Premium
Thank you Marlinda.
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GJBDJC Premium
Great job, Jenny,

I know my first attempt came down to the last 7 days and I was sweating it. Got 4 though and I was thrilled.

Glenn
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Jenny28 Premium
That’s awesome Glenn, no more pressure now from Amazon.
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DavidKellas Premium
Yeah Jenny, I just got my sister to purchase 5 sales from amazon under my affiliate link and got accepted, hehe :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Persistence pays off, moving forward, there are plenty of opportunities​ to affiliate for more program's.

Best wishes Jenny.
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Jenny28 Premium
Thank you.
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JackieSmith Premium
Your perseverance paid off Jenny. Well done.

It seems like it is only Amazon USA that has these rules regarding sales. I signed up to Amazon UK and made a few sales but nothing for a while now as I'm concentrating my efforts on another website.

I wonder if I signup to Onelink if that rule will apply to my site.
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Jenny28 Premium
Hi Jackie, thank you. It is my understanding that with Onelink you have to make 3 sales for each country you apply to.
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