After Joining Amazon My Account Was Closed
Recently I was searching through the many programs I use for finding good research topics for products to monetize my posts and pages. Some affiliate programs have much higher commission rates compared to the Amazon affiliate program and a few others.
When I joined Amazon my account was active for 180 days before it was promptly shut down for a lack of 3 sales within 180 days. This all happened before I ever joined WA and I had already built out a bunch of Amazons niche stores using a mobile site building platform.
I had completed about 20 plus of these niche site pages using Amazon widgets and banners for my niche product ideas. The whole time I had continued working building my storefront pages with very limited knowledge and I had no idea that it was all going to be for nothing.
The lesson I learned from this is to read the terms and conditions when you join any programs and not just check the box like I did when I joined. Not that I would've done a great amount of sales with my storefronts, but it's at least possible that I might of got a few sales.
No sooner had I finished the pages that I built in my spare time when I received the notice from Amazon my account was closed. Success is hard work and months of my work was now useless, I had no idea of Amazon rules, I had no experience and no traffic to my sites.
This became another reason for me to join WA, because I really had no idea of how to get traffic to my sites for free. Everything I was doing at that time involved a paid form of traffic and I had not yet sent any traffic to the storefronts I had created.
All of my work was more of a lesson learned for me, it was over before it begun and I had moved on to other things before I eventually joined WA. I had saved every storefront script code that I created and now I'm thinking of making a few revisions to those pages using WA.
I need to remind myself that Amazon is a great way to promote all of these niche products. Amazon offers many banners, widgets and tools to monetize your sites, but in the future I will keep in mind that their rules are much stricter for affiliates than most other platforms.
I use the Walmart affiliate program for a few products and they're much less restrictive with their affiliates compared to the Amazon affiliate program. Walmart is a well-known brand that offers 2-day free shipping on most products and they rank right up there with Amazon.
Since joining WA I have never promoted an Amazon product, but I may try to join the Amazon affiliate program again and recreate some of my old storefronts. I'll tweak my pages to be much better looking and change the code with my new Amazon affiliate links.
Each one of those pages had hundreds of products to browse within the niche as you scrolled down the pages of each store. Since these are storefront style and not a blogging review type of site I will have to tweak the SEO accordingly and add a bit more content.
I currently use platforms like JVZoo, Clickbank, Share A Sale, Rakuten and Commission Junction to find products to do reviews on my sites posts. With JVZoo or Clickbank it's common for the commissions to be as high as 70% per sale depending on the merchant.
I've also partnered with a few private companies that offer their affiliates high commissions.
Since joining WA I've created 3 sites with one site were I'm consistent with my creative writing for my content posts and I also have 2 sites outside of WA. After I applied a few tweaks with knowledge I learned from WA courses, my 2 outside sites are doing well.
Things are progressing in a very positive manner ever since I joined premium WA.
Thanks for reading and I wish everyone massive success.
All The Best