Amazon Affiliate Program – How To Become An Amazon Affiliate?

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Posted by Keith Lee | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-05-2011

How To Become An Amazon Affiliate?

A reader wished to know how he could become an Amazon Affiliate, here is my answer.

To join the Amzon Affiliate Program (Amazon Associate Program) is relatively easy and fast. It is free and no administration fee you need to pay to become an Amazon Affiliate.

Follow these steps to sign up to be an Amazon Affiliate:-

1. Amazon Affiliate Program requires you to have a functional website before you can apply to be an Amazon Affiliate. So go and create a website, preferrably a WordPress site.   Or

2. Go to Amazon Marketplace to look for a product to promote.

With reference to Dan Brock’s DeadBeat Super Affiliate, you should select products base on the following criteria:

a. The product costs $100 or more;

b. The item has a star rating between 3.0 and 5.0;

c. There are about 10 user reviews or more;

d. There are at least 5 other products similar to the product you want to promote.

After you have selected a product, create a WordPress blog with write-up or articles related to this product. For Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes, you should select a Domain Name closely matches your product name/model. BUT, please take note that do NOT include the brand name in your Domain Name. Amazon will reject your application should they discover the product brand name is used as part of your url.

3. Once you have your website created, head over to Amazon Affiliate Program

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4. Click on “Join now for FREE!” button on the right side of this page.

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5. Provide your email contact, select “I am a new cutomer” and click the button “Sign in using our secure server”.

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6. Fill out your name, password and hit the “Continue” button.

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7. Fill in your personal particulars and hit the ”Continue” button.

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8. Provide your site address, site purpose, contact name, etc. And hit the “Finish” button.

9. Amazon will usually respond within 24 hours, either confirming or rejecting your application.

10. If your request is approved, sign in to your Amazon Affiliate account and reconfirm all your praticulars especially your mailing address which is used to send you your Amazon Affiliate earning via check.

11. If you are residing in USA and prefer your Amazon Affiliate commission to be paid directly into your bank account, you can make the necesary setting under Account Setting –> “Change your payment method”.

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12. Now that you have become an Amazon Affiliate, let’s head over to your selected product and get your Amazon Affiliate Link.

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13. Click on the “Link to this page” tab at the upper left hand corner of the page, you will be shown your Amazon Affiliate codes for this product. Place this link on your website and you are ready to reap the Amazon Affiliate Program rewards! By the way, You can choose either text or picture links.

14. You might want to go for  the “Get Started Tour” to have a better understanding of this Amazon Affiliate Program.

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15. Amazon will send you monthly reports of activity from your site. 

16. Please take note this: Residents of Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina or Rhode Island are not eligible to participate in the Associates program.



Okay, by now you should know how to become an Amazon Affiliate. Next, go through my postings on this site to follow my Amazon money making journey. Most importantly, hop over to >>> Dan Brock’s DeadBeat Super Affiliate <<< to learn how to make money as an Amazon Super Affiliate.

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Hi, thanks for this great info I will start working on my site right away, I just have one question that I would like to clarify please; I live in Australia can I still set up as an affiliate in all the countries as well as the USA.
Thanks for your help with this query.
Cheers
Cheryl

Hi Cheryl,
Welcome onboard.

Certainly you can set up as an Amazon Affiliates in all the 9 countries (the latest addition is Spain) including USA. A very well-known Amazon Affiliate Colleen Slater is from Australia. :-)

Do let me know if you have any other question. All the best to your new venture.

Cheers,
Keith.

I was under the impression Australians couldn’t participate in the amazon affiliate program. If you know a way around this PLEASE let me know!

Hi Kieran,
Thanks for your comment. Fortunately, your understanding is not true.

Australians could participate in the Amazon Affiliate Program. Please go ahead and apply to be an Amazon Affiliate at http://www.Amazon.com (USA).

If you hit any problem, please drop me a note.

All the best.

Cheers,
Keith.

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