Amazon First Sale

Last Update: September 06, 2019

Update: September 6, 2019 - The original post was written February 18, 2019

The fear of getting dropped by Amazon

I've seen many comments about people being dropped by Amazon for not making enough sales in the first 180 days. Yes, some of those who get dropped may have jumped the gun in becoming an Amazon affiliate. Yes, it's best to wait until you create a bit of quality content and have some traffic going to your site before you apply to be an Amazon affiliate.

For those who have quality content, are consistent in posting, and are getting traffic, it can still be nerve racking waiting on that first sale - wondering if you are going to get 3 in 180 days.

If you do get dropped, the good news is that you can reapply.

Please pm me if you would like me to check out your site. Like many of you, I enjoy seeing what others have done. It's fun checking out the links that are within a post.

Keep...

Keep up the great work with your sites! Keep finding great keywords! Keep writing quality content! Keep being consistent!

"We become what we want to be By CONSISTENTLY being what we want to become each day." ~Richard G Scott

Thanks, peeps!
SuzaMarie

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JosonInc Premium
Most if not all of my posts in two websites are Amazon products since day one. Okay...now we are saying we need to wait till we have quality with our content before we sign up with Amazon as affiliates.

This tells me I may be in for more headaches since I have been dropped by Amazon once for failing to meet the 3 sales in 180 days. I am on my second affiliate account! And to date I have got zero for sales which could mean I do not have enough quality content or I am simply not getting seen yet!

So I suppose I need to do something different so at least I get 3 sales so I could keep the present Amazon affiliate account!

What say you my fellow WA warriors?

Thanks in advance for the feedback!

Joe
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merlynmac Premium
One thing you can do is ask your friends to follow one of your links just before buying from Amazon. You get credit for whatever they buy from Amazon, assuming yours was the last affiliate link they followed and they buy within 24 hours of following it. They don't have to buy the item you linked to.
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JosonInc Premium
Hello there Scott!

Interesting feature by Amazon! You get the credit even if the purchase is NOT through your link! I wonder how they track the purchaser to have been at your website 24 hours or less ago!? Cookies?

And the buyer or buyers cannot be friends or family, is this true?

Thanks for the info!

Joe
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merlynmac Premium
No, they must follow your link first. That installs a cookie that lives for 24 hours. Anything they buy from Amazon in that time period, assuming they don't follow someone else's link, you get credit for.

They follow your link, browse to another item and buy it.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Joe! The way I approach my online business - an approach learned from the training's here at WA - content is most important. I am to write quality content consistently. Consistency is key. Consistently posting quality content will lead to traffic. Once traffic is coming, affiliate partnerships can be added.

Go ahead and add you web address here in comments. Let the community help you get that first sale.

SM
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JosonInc Premium
Okay, adding my websites here. Here they go:

https://toystoolsandtech.com/

https://greensunstorage.com/

https://homebasedaffiliateonlinebiz.com/ - In development by a web developer to promote Wealthy Affiliate.

Thanks Suzanne!

Joe
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JosonInc Premium
Every time I see the comments 'make consistent posts with great content' I get to wonder, is it content with our niche sites or our blogs content or both.

So since we do not sell anything through our blogs, I am saying it must be the niche website content we are to persistently, consistently make quality content.

What say you my fellow WAW (Wealthy Affiliate Warriors).

Joe
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Joe!

When you say "blogs content," are you talking about the posts on your niche website or the posts you write here on WA?

btw...I was happy to be your first. LOL! Here's to many more amazon sales!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Scott! Thanks for helping out!
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JosonInc Premium
Ha ha ha... indeed you are my first Suze! Imagine nine months in WA and zero sales and you came to my rescue! Thanks a TON!

I noticed you have not published any of your websites here at WA Dashboard. : )

Joe
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SuzaMarie Premium
Not yet. I'm sure I will...eventually. :)
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JosonInc Premium
Must be part of the suspense, following the 'script'. Looking forward to seeing and reading your secret websites. : )

Joe
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, SuzaMarie.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Thanks for coming by, Roger!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem, SuzaMarie.
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Pedrone Premium
Hi just a question :
when back in time I had a web page with Amazon
if some one of my client/traffic clicked on my add for a product of course ( affiliate Product) and got redirected to the Owner of the product and he will have purchased that product later of 24 hour since clicked to the product on my page ,well I will get not commission ! it s rule still in place for Amazon ? or it s changed!
By the way before I do get some affiliate products on my web page I want to make sure that I create/got enough traffic to get sales !
thank you and have a good day
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Pietro!

If someone gets to Amazon by clicking on a link from your website, that Amazon "cookie" will live for 24 hours. If that person purchases anything within 24 hours you will get credit for the sale.

Please come back and post your site once you get setup with Amazon again.

Have a great day!
SM
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Pedrone Premium
Hi SuzaMaria so it s the some as it was !
thank you for confirming ...
if I do get again set up with Amazon I will for sure
post my site here !
thank you
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stanh321 Premium
Build your sites out first with content,daily you can always plug in to Amazon down the road,must have traffic,fresh content = traffic
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SuzaMarie Premium
I absolutely agree with you Stephen! We need to consistently add quality content to our sites. Once we start getting traffic we can add affiliate partnerships.

I started this thread to help those that are doing it the right way... following the training and writing quality content consistently. I hope that by supporting them with a sale that's going to be made anyway, it will help take a little of the pressure off.

I appreciate your comments!
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Kevin2019 Premium
Hello, SuzaMarie, and thank you for your post.

I think my 180 day 3 sales is about to end if it hasn't already expired. About a month ago, I had one (1) month left before Amazon was going to disqualify me from their program (according to an email from them).

I sent Kyle a message expressing my concern AFTER tons of work had gone into my site, Kyle emphasized I could reapply once my site was completed (despite) I had products already on the site. I am still in the same situation now as I was back then.

And I'm not sure whether or not I have been disapproved because I haven't made any sales. What are your suggestions. Here is the URL to my Web site. https://mybaldheads.com - Also keep in mind that I am still working on the site.

I also think it's "counter productive" to create a site first and then apply for Amazon's associate program.

If doing tings that way by getting traffic to a site that doesn't have any products to offer. That would take away the credibility you're trying to build on. In addition, you wouldn't be able to get your "referral links" (affiliate links) to the products for placement on your website.

It sort of like "you're dammed if you do and you're dammed if you don't" kind of thing. I'm still open for any helpful/resolving solutions :)

KevinR
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ECV82 Premium
Kevin,

I just ordered from Amazon through one of your affiliate links.

Thanks,
Ellen
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Kevin2019 Premium
YOU ARE SO AMAZING Ellen :) I just may have a chance to get my site going. You are the GREATEST!!! Lot's of Luv and prayers coming your way. And IF you need me to help you in any way. Don't you hesitate to let me know and I will be HAPPY to help.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Way to go, Ellen!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Kevin!

The training here works...there are sooo many examples that it does. Here are a few: Even though it seems "counter productive" to build our sites first and then add affiliates, I think that's what we need to do.

Don't let FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out, get to you. We must add quality content to our sites consistently. This will help get us traffic. Once the traffic starts to come, we can start forming affiliate relationships and go back and add the links to our sites.

Don't worry about possibly missing a couple of sales by not having affiliate links in the beginning.

Content is king! Having a few posts on our sites will not help drive traffic. Many people didn't start seeing traffic until they had 20+ posts up on their site.

Continue to work on producing quality content and following the training. Consistency is key.

I'm glad to see Ellen was able to help you out with a sale.

All the best,
SM
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Kevin2019 Premium
This is soooo helpful. It's just what I needed to hear. You are soooo right, SuzaMarie, content is KING. Now that you've provided me w/additional need-to-know info. I'll go to work on producing remarkable content :)
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SuzaMarie Premium
:) That's awesome!
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