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