How to Be an Amazon Affiliate in 8 Easy Steps

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(Last Updated On: April 6, 2017)

Amazon Affiliate Program Sign up Is Free & Easy

Amazon Affiliate Associate Program

How to setup your Amazon Associates account in 8 easy steps (Steps with images are below.):

  1. Visit Amazon Associates (US)
  2. Sign in using your existing information or create a new account
  3. Verify your primary Amazon.com payment address
  4. Enter your website address
  5. Confirm your website is not for kids under 13 years old
  6. Complete your profile
  7. Read and accept the terms & conditions
  8. Complete your payment & tax information

Amazon Associate Program Notes

If your target market is in another country (outside of the US), you will need to sign up for the affiliate program for that country. For example, if you are marketing to consumers in the UK, you will need to setup an account for that country. Each country is a separate Amazon storefront and they are independent of each other.

If you need global linking to avoid losing sales to International customers, you can purchase the service Genius Link.

Regarding links, you will read many blogs and services that suggest cloaking Amazon links, but this is against their operating agreement. Do not cloak or shorten Amazon links. Use the links provided by Amazon.

Amazon actively enforces the terms & conditions of their operating agreement. Be sure you read it and follow Amazon’s rules to avoid unnecessary headaches.

Never fear, Amazon Associate representatives are a helpful team and you can easily contact them if you have any questions or need help.

Amazon will review your website after your first sale for approval.

If for any reason during your process of becoming approved as an Amazon affiliate, you are denied. You can simply reapply and update your links.

At this time, residents of the following states may not participate in the Amazon Associates Program due to eCommerce laws passed by the states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Rhode Island, or Vermont.

Learn how to profit with a website using affiliate marketing with Amazon.

How to Be an Amazon Affiliate in 8 Easy Steps

1. Visit Amazon Associates (US)

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2. Sign in using your existing account information or create a new account

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3. Verify your primary Amazon.com payment address

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4. Enter your website address

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5. Confirm your website is not for kids under 13 years old

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6. Complete your profile

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7. Read and accept the terms & conditions

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8. Complete your payment & tax information

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The great thing about being an Amazon Associate is if you refer a customer to their website, you will get credited for anything they purchase. So if your customer visits Amazon because of your referral for a book or gadget and they decide to purchase something else or in addition, you will be credited for those sales too!

Note some products sold by Amazon are excluded from the Associates program including Kindle subscriptions and products from the Appstore for Android. See Amazon’s list of excluded products.

Do not worry if you do not make a sale within the first 180 days. If your account is canceled, you can easily reapply and get new links. You can reapply as many times as you need to in order to become established.

Do not be intimidated by Amazon. They are huge but highly motivated to help you succeed. That is why they are so successful. Call them if you need to and you will be pleasantly surprised at how professional and helpful they are.

Thank you for reading How to Be an Amazon Affiliate in 8 Easy Steps. Do you have a question or a tip to share? Please leave it in a comment below!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. At zero additional cost to you, I might earn a commission if you purchase something through an affiliate link. I only recommend quality merchants I thoroughly research. Thank you for your support!

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