Hello everyone. So, I have hit my 4 month mark being here at Wealthy Affiliate. I have yet to see the fruits to my labors yet. I know it can take time. However, I just recieved my 90 day "warning" basically from amazon associates that I have not had at least 3 qualifying purchases yet. I have 90 more days to become compliant to stay in the program. My question is - Is this typical for many to still not have a sale by now? Are there any tips? Are there other/better programs than amazon if I get kicked out? Any help is appreciated.

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adrianh25392 Premium
I wouldn't panic too much about getting kicked off Amazon, I am sure almost everyone here has been booted off by them at one point or another. I got mine a couple of months ago and although I know that it is just a matter of applying again, i have to be honest i have found far better programs to join since and am not sure that i will bother.
I would suggest that the best thing to do for now is build your content and your audience, worry about Amazon later when you get plenty of traffic.

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Adrian
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nathaniell Premium
I pretty much agree with all of the advice here. Wait until you have more traffic, then reapply. In the meantime, you can focus on other affiliate programs. There are so many options! https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs
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skmorrow Premium
I have been kicked out before, and I just re-applied. There are definitely better affiliate programs out there, with higher commission rates and much longer cookies. Depending on your niche, you can check out Shareasale, Commission Junction, etc. There are a lot of programs out there.
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kevinzshan Premium
Don't worry about it for now. Just continue doing what the training says consistently and eventually you will make a sale. If not, you can always reapply after.

For me, I personally made my first sale on my ninth month (last month) and I have yet to see the second and third. So I've already been kicked out once. But I reapplied and got back in instantly. Just don't keep reapplying if you get kicked out the second time though. Make sure your site is working and stuff.

As for when most people get their first sale, I'm seeing between 3-6 months most commonly. It depends on a lot of things such as how many reviews targeting low-hanging fruit keywords you have, your niche, and how many high-quality posts you have in general. Just follow the training and you should be okay. Consistency is the key.

Again, if you get kicked out, you can reapply but there are programs that are arguably better. It all depends on your niche. Many programs offer higher commissions than Amazon and also have various perks. For example, Wealthy Affiliate. About 50% commission and also potentially being able to go to Las Vegas or get a car. Amazon does not have that.

I hope that helps! You still have three months to make three sales. Just maintain your consistency and keep writing those low-hanging fruit keyword posts!
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SherryS88 Premium
Thank you! It's good to know I can reapply and that it does take some time to make a sale. I will focus on producing more keyword rich content for now
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kevinzshan Premium
Yep, get ranking and good luck!
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LoriBallen Premium
There are SO many programs. Find your favorite brand and scroll down to the bottom of the website and look for the word affiliate. You can apply directly. Of course, they want to see an active blog that would align with their brand.

There are also many affiliate networks. WA just added a section called affiliate programs and you can start there.

If you are blogging, it can take quite a while to gain traction. I had my first Amazon sale as soon as I installed it but that's because I already had some decent traffic.

Traffic first, then income. I suggest that people don't apply for affiliate programs too early because they will look for you to have some production.

I remember when the Keto syrup brand I was promoting threatened to eliminate me for not enough sales and I had thought I was doing good selling a bit out of the gate.

Purposeful time on task :)
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SherryS88 Premium
Thanks! I think my goal will be to focus on producing keyword rich content and if I get kicked out - I will wait until I have better traffic and more followers before I reapply. I will also check out individual product affiliate programs :)
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LoriBallen Premium
Yep, get those pages ranking and then you get to play!
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