I checked my email yesterday morning I saw the message listed below from Amazon.

What is confusing to me about this message is that I have made over 260 USD sales through my Amazon associates links. Interestingly, Amazon didn't give me a commission on that sale.

Even though there were a couple of Amazon's related violations on my website, however, the over 260 USD sale wasn't done through my website. It was done through WhatsApp conversations, where I share a couple of Amazon associates’ links with friends and families.

As for the violations, they were addressed right after I received feedback about my website from friends in the WA community.

Looking at the message, I don't see anything that has to do violations but all to do me not making "qualified sales".

And this leaves me with the following two questions:

1. Where did I go wrong with Amazon?

2. Should I wait and generate enough traffic before applying to the Amazon Associates Program?

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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Firstly read the terms and conditions of the affiliate agreement. In the case of Amazon it is easy to get and hard to keep as you have found out. Move on and find another affiliate network, and in the future never share links with friends and family.
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CB6 Premium
Wow!! I am learning the hard but interesting way. Thanks Catherine. Great advice.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your 3 qualified sales need to be from 3 customers who have clicked through links on your website or social media accounts. They cannot be friends or family, neither can you send the links through email or Whatsapp.

So, unfortunately, you have broken 2 rules and that is why you didn't get commission and why they don't count as qualified sales.
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CB6 Premium
Thanks Diane for the clarity. I am so grateful the wisdom and support you always share. I wish you all the best.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

First I check source vs email.

You can apply at a later time, when have traffic and can do 3 sales in your first 180 days.

How are those sales were derived? Family and friends don't count.
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CB6 Premium
Thanks million Abie, lesson learned.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, and you are so very welcome.
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