Affiliate Marketing

Sign Up Step by Step for the Amazon AFFILIATE

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How to Become an Amazon Affiliate?

I wanted to show you how you could set up for the Amazon affiliate program. So you got to go on Amazon and you got a set up for that our affiliate program and then you will get a special link that you could use for all their products to put it on your website and every time someone clicks on that link it will take you to Amazon but it will take it to that special link that you set up through your affiliate and you could get paid a percentage of that sale from Amazon and the duration of the time that person spends on Amazon you will get paid that affiliate from all the sales not just a product that led them to Amazon so for example if you’re talking about a lens or a camera and it leads someone to let’s say they don’t buy that camera, but they browse around and buy something else, you get an affiliate commission from that sale.

Important Note About the Program

If you don’t make any sales within six months of signing up so if you sign up today and you don’t make any sales for six months at the time of this recording Amazon actually doesn’t approve you being part of the program.

The Importance of Preparation

So make sure you have something set up, make sure you have a little bit of following on a website before you sign up, so you didn’t get kicked out from Amazon’s program. I’m talking about experience because when I first launched my website, on the very first day I sign up for the Amazon affiliate program and six months later even though I had written a lot of content I still didn’t have any sales or maybe I had one.

I think you need a minimum of three when I was doing it and they kicked me out of the program. So this process I’m gonna show you how to do it again from scratch. I signed up for the program, and hopefully you could get at least a handful of sales in the first six months so you could stay with the program and not get rejected by Amazon alright.

Finding and Joining the Program

Let’s jump on the computer. I want to show you where you find the affiliate program, and the steps that’s required to sign up for the Amazon affiliate program. Okay, so let’s go through the signup process. The first thing you want to do is you want to go to Amazon and you want to make sure you sign in to your accounts.

If you don’t do this now, it’s gonna ask you to do it later when you sign up for the affiliate program. So make sure you either have an account or you sign into your account. So I’m gonna go ahead and sign into my account here, and once you’re signed into your account.

Find and Join the Amazon Affiliate Program

Let’s scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where you see the footer of and you should see Become an affiliate. If you don’t see that, just search for Amazon affiliate, and it’ll likely link you to this page. Once I click here it takes me to, so that’s the URL where you could join for that affiliate program. Once you’re here, you either could click on this banner or join now, so I’m just gonna say join now for free and I’ll follow this along.

Setting Up Your Account Information

It’s gonna ask me to confirm my address. Now again, I have my information because I sign into my account, so it already knew my shipping address. So I’m gonna press next and now it’s gonna ask me to type in my address again. You can use a website URL here if you have a website. You could read these instructions here.

Applying to the Right Program

The one I’m signing up for I’m based in the US, so this is for the US Amazon affiliate program. It says you will need to apply separately for each international Amazon associate program, so make sure you’re in the right region and you’re signing up for the right program because they are different. I’m showing you how to do this with the US program.

Account Closure and Reapplication

If you look in the middle of the page, it says your account will be closed if you do not make qualified referrals within the first hundred and eighty days. Like I said before, I wasn’t able to do that the very first time I signed up for this, so they actually closed my account. He says you could reapply for the program once you’ve made the changes to the website. I’ve made those changes to the website, so now I’m going to go ahead and reapply for the program. So go ahead and read this if you need more instructions.

Website Submission

I’m going to type in my website here: [invalid URL removed]. I’m going to go ahead and add it. You could add multiple websites here. So I got one more website. I’m gonna add it here. Again, you just need one to adhere. Make sure you’re going to get one sale or multiple sales in that first hundred and eighty days to qualify, so let me go ahead and press next here. It says are any of the websites or mobile apps listed here directed for children under 13? That’s a no for me in this case. I’m gonna press confirm.

Associate Store ID and Website Information

Now it asks me to create an associate store ID. If you go over the instructions here, it says it could be your website – 20, for example. That could be a store ID. So let me go ahead and type in a store ID. I have the websites. If you have mobile apps, list them here. What is your website about? It’s a how-to article platform. What are the best topics that describe your website? So go ahead and choose from this list.

Choosing Your Niche

What are the things you want to sell on Amazon? This is not that important? You can sell many things, but go ahead and choose appropriately here. I’m gonna choose computer and office and electronics in this case.

Website Type and Traffic Sources

What type is your website or mobile app? I’m gonna put content website, and my secondary is a shopping engine. How do you drive traffic to the website? The ways I do it are through social networks, blogs, and SEO.

Monetization and Link Building

How do you utilize your website to generate income? In this case, if you have any others, I’m gonna do Amazon Associates. This is what I’m actually signing up for here. How do you usually build links? I use WordPress, so that’s a content management system.

Traffic and Purpose

How many unique visitors do you get per month? I’m just gonna put the minimum here – actually, under 500 is the minimum. But I’m already close to 5,000. What’s the primary reason for joining the Amazon Associates Program? To monetize my site. How’d you hear about us? I’m gonna choose word of mouth.

Getting Started with the Amazon Associates Program

To complete your registration, you’ll need to provide a unique ID, found on your Amazon Associates dashboard. This ID will help Amazon track your activity. You’ll also need to enter payment and tax information (Social Security number for individuals, tax ID for businesses). This can be done right away, or later on. Amazon offers payment options including gift cards, direct deposit, or checks.

Setting Up Your Account

Amazon will send you a reminder to complete your tax information. To be eligible for the program and avoid rejection, you’ll need to make sales within the next 180 days.

How to Generate Affiliate Links?

Once your account is set up, search for the product you wish to promote (e.g. iPhone X Charger). Choose the desired product and click “get link” to generate your unique affiliate link.

  1. Using Affiliate Links: Or I could do this drop down and it’ll give me the link and this is the link I could go ahead and put on my website. Or you could shorten it and this is the link which is much nicer to create so and then you could go ahead and copy and paste that or you could build a link which allows you to use images and things like that so if I wanted to present it this way on my website I can with text an image option or with the image only option or with the text only option.
  2. Affiliate Link Placement: And this is the URL I basically have to take this snippet and put it on where I want to put it so this is great for websites. The shortened URL link was great for Instagram and social media anyway I hope this gets you started with the Amazon affiliate program like I said before.
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