Get Amazon Associates Approval Using Your Own Purchase.
I just had a friendly chat with an Amazon Associate Chat Representative and was able to clear the air on a few things that are important for new applicants to their associates program or those approaching their 6 months without a sale
I was inquiring as to whether, if when 6 months had passed without making a sale, if I would have to go back and redo every single link on my website after I reapplied.
The answer is yes, BUT the good news which I did not know about, is that you CAN make a purchase using your OWN affiliate link which will trigger Amazon to take a look at your website and decide whether to approve it or disapprove it.
Of course you will not receive a commission for the purchase, but it is a good way to have them take a look so that you dont have to go back and redo all of your affiliate links.