Amazon Affiliate Program

Last Update: March 31, 2018

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! I wanted to share something that I stumbled upon this past Friday in the Live Chat area. I was trying to help a new member, as I am quite new too. She was in the Lesson that teaches you how to sign up with affiliate programs. A fellow member told her not to sign up to an Affiliate Program until she had at least 10 visitors a day to her site. That confused me because if she has ANY visitor how can they make any purchases without an affiliate link? Maybe I don't understand this and if so, PLEASE leave a comment. :)

The member also said something that REALLY GOT MY ATTENTION! He said Amazon will close your website if you no sales in 3 months. AAAHHHH!!

Being the curious person I am and I certainly do not want to mess up with Amazon, I decided to email Amazon Customer Service about my inquiry. I am very glad to share this with anyone, especially new members. It put me at ease for sure! Sorry for how large this picture is! I tried to decrease the size but had difficulty.. Like I said, I am new at all this! :)


I hope this helps!!

Best Regards,

Kristy

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crunchr Premium
Thanks a lot Kristy. This is good to know stuff.

Bruce
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KristylaureL Premium
You’re very welcome! I’m glad to help!
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skendrick4 Premium
Good to know that you can reapply when your site is bigger.

Sheila
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KristylaureL Premium
Yes, great to know this!! It made me feel good to know we have 6 months and worst case scenario we can reapply.. :)
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for sharing this, Kristy. I had an Amazon Affiliate account with another website that was worthless and I did not know how to do any of the things I'm learning here then, and thus, no sales and they closed my account. When I get to that lesson in the training, I will ask how I need to proceed to reinstate my account. They said I can, but like you, I don't know how to get sales or referrals to their site if I don't have an account with them. Will cross that bridge in a week or two when I am working on that lesson. Carol
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KristylaureL Premium
It’s a learning experience for sure. I learn something every day! It sounds like you do the exact same as when you initially apply to the Amazon Affiliate program. If not, let us know..
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CarolMeador Premium
Will do. I think that's right...I'll have to reapply when I am ready. The thing that puzzles me, though, is how do I meet their criteria for sales to qualify for their program.
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KristylaureL Premium
From what I have read, we need 3 sales in a 6 month, 180 day, period to remain in their program. You can do it!!!
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CarolMeador Premium
Guess the way to achieve that is to have other affiliate programs besides Amazon. I have 2 other ones that I need to learn how to get the code onto my website. Hope to work on that next week.
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KristylaureL Premium
I signed up for two others and now I better check their policy :) I think one is Share A Sale. I think it’s only Affiliate Marketer’s websites so pretty neat to help everyone ..
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Sloejak2054 Premium
Glad you said something I thought maybe I wasn't reading it right. I saw that and decided to forgo Amazon. I'll check again. I'm picky though. Need to find just the right products. And I will review each one. Thank You for the info. I'll have to check again. Also thought I seen something about being exclusive.?
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KristylaureL Premium
You’re welcome! I understand being picky. It’s nice to know Amazon will give you a second chance. Sometimes things happen.. What do you mean about being exclusive?
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luke61 Premium
Thanks Kristy, great info!
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KristylaureL Premium
You’re very welcome! I’m very pleased to know this info too.. :)
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