In this article, I am gonna show you how to create Amazon Associates program account which is also called Amazon affiliates account. At the end, I am gonna tell you some important points that you should know to save your account from getting terminated. so, lets get started.
What is Amazon Associates Program?
Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program with the help of which, website owners can promote Amazon products by creating unique product links and earn referral commission when website visitors buy products from Amazon. It’s completely free to join and easy to use.
When you create Amazon affiliate account, you can generate affiliate link for any product listed on Amazon and then you can promote the same on your website, blog or YouTube channel. When someone purchase the product through your link – not just the product that you promote but any product on Amazon within 24 hours, you will receive a commission for referring the user to Amazon. Checkout this video for step by step instructions on How To Setup Amazon Affiliate Account –
How To Sign up For Amazon Affiliate Account?
First open Amazon.com website. You need to create separate associate account for different regions like India and Japan. Here I am going to create a Amazon associates account for united states region. If you already have Amazon account then you may log in with the credentials but I highly recommend to create a new account for affiliation.
- Hover over Sign in option and from here, click on Start here link. You will be redirected to Create account page.
- Enter your name, email, password and click on create your Amazon account button.
- If prompted a captcha or puzzle, then complete the step. You will receive an OTP on email address that you just entered in previous step.
- You will receive such type of email with OTP which is one time password.
- Copy the OTP and paste it on the field provided for OTP.
- Click on create your amazon account. Your new Amazon account is ready.
- Now scroll all the way down and at the bottom of the page, you will find the link – Become an affiliate. This is the link that we are gonna use to register our affiliate or associates account. Just click on this click.
- You will be redirected to the Amazon Associates page. Here click on Sign up button.
- On the next page, you need to enter personal details. These details are used for affiliate payment. So enter the details correctly.
- Enter the details like Payee name, Address, city, state, country, zip code and mobile number. One thing to note here is that the Payee name should exactly match with your bank account name so that there will not be any issue in payment transfer from amazon to your bank account.
- Once you enter the details, click on Next button
- On the next page, you need to enter your website, blog, YT channel or app details.
- From the instructions, it is clear that you can enter your website link, verified Facebook fan pages, or twitter account link. But make sure that website that you are going to add should be fully developed and has all the necessary pages like – about, disclaimer, terms of service etc.
- Enter your websites link in the box provided. Once done click on Next button. Here select the option that says, whether your website targets children under 13 years. Select the option as No if your website content is not targeted to children under 13 years.
- Click on confirm button.
- On the next page, you need to add some addition information for the account and the websites that you have added.
- Enter preferred associates store id. You can enter any name that you like and Amazon will add certain suffix to that name.
- Enter the details for the websites added. Just enter brief idea about your website.
- From drop down select the option that best describes your website.
- Now select the product options that you wish to promote. Just select the product categories that are related to your website or YT channel.
- Select the type of your website – whether it is comparison website, content or niche website, coupons website or some sort of search website. I will choose content or niche website but you can select the one as per your website type.
- Select the traffic methods that you use to drive traffic to your website. Best option is to select, SEO, blogs and social networks.
- Next, Select the same options as shown in the video.
- Now enter the captcha check the operating agreement and click on Finish button.
- On the next page you will get completion message and your unique associates id.
- you can enter payment and tax information immediately or later on. its up to you. I will choose the Later option and you will be redirected to your amazon associates dashboard. Now you can generate your amazon affiliate link and promote it on your website, social media account or YT channel.
Note: One very important thing to note here is that – your account will be reviewed after you make a first sale using affiliate link. If you fail to generate 3 qualified sales in the first 180 days, then your account will be terminated and you may re-apply for the same. so don’t waste time and start promoting the affiliate links in legit ways.
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