Are you looking for a way to monetize your WordPress website? Joining the Amazon affiliate program is an excellent way to earn money from your blog.
In my post, I show you how to sign up for the Amazon Affiliate program, step by step. The Amazon affiliate program is free to join.
Amazon has affiliate programs available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, Brazil, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, and Australia. You can join as many programs as you want.
Step One – Select The Country Of The Program You Want To Join
Go to the Amazon affiliate program home page. On the top-right, choose the country of the affiliate program you want to join.
Next, select the ‘Sign Up’ link. For my tutorial, I’m going to sign up for the program in the United States.
Step Two – Create Your Amazon Affiliate Account
To create a new Amazon Affiliate account, click on the ‘Create your Amazon Account’ link.
Enter your name, email, and account password. Then, select ‘Create your Amazon account’.
Step Three – Create Your Amazon Affiliate Account
In total, there are five steps. The first is ‘Account Information.’
Enter your payee name, address, and phone number. The payee name is for cheque payments.
Once you have entered your details, click ‘Next’.
Step Four – Enter Your Website Details
Enter your website URL in the box under ‘Enter your Website(s)’, then click ‘Add’.
Once you have added your website URL, select ‘Next’.
Before continuing to the next step, read the notice regarding under 13-year-olds.
Make your selection, then select ‘Confirm’.
Step Five – Create A Profile
First, enter your preferred ID for this website. Should you intend to add more than one website, name each one differently.
Next is your website list. Your website’s URL appears here.
In the next box, describe the topic of your website.
Use the menus to select the blog topic that best describes your website. Then choose the type of items you intend to promote.
Finally, use the two menus to state the type of your website.
Step Six – Traffic And Monetization
State how you intend to drive traffic to your site.
Next, use the menus to state how you intend to generate income.
How are you going to add links to your blog content?
Next, state how many visitors you get to your website per month.
Why do you want to join the Amazon Affiliate program?
Finally, how did you hear about the Amazon affiliate program?
Complete the captcha and select ‘Next’.
Step Seven – Identity Verification
The final step is confirming your identity.
Select your country code from the drop-down menu on the left, enter
Amazon calls you with a PIN which you enter on your computer.
If you enter the PIN correctly, your account is verified immediately. Next, confirm you agree with Amazon’s terms and conditions and select ‘Finish’.
On the next page, you get your unique Amazon affiliate ID.
You have 180 days to complete three qualified sales. Amazon cancels your account if you don’t make the required sales.
To complete your account set-up, enter your tax and payment information. You can do it straight away or later.
Now you are an Amazon Affiliate member and can start promoting Amazon products.
Amazon Affiliate Program Sign Up Guide Video Tutorial
Important Notes About The Amazon Affiliate Program
After you sign up for the Amazon affiliate program, you have 180-days to make three qualified sales.
You can not use your affiliate links to make purchases or ask family and friends to help you. If you don’t make the required sales within the time limit, Amazon cancels your account.
Should your account get cancelled, you can reapply immediately.
If your website is brand new with little traffic, I recommend you build traffic to your website before joining Amazon affiliates. It is hard to get three sales with little traffic.
If you make the three qualified sales within 180 days, Amazon audits your website. If your site does not meet their requirements, they cancel your account.
The Amazon affiliate program is an excellent way to monetize your website. The program is free to join and has thousands of products to promote.
Amazon commission rates are low, but Amazon does an excellent job of selling. Amazon gives you a commission on all products purchased by visitors you send to Amazon.
You have 180-days to make three qualified sales. Amazon withdraws your account if you do not make those sales.
When you make the three sales within 180 days, Amazon audits your site. If you pass their check, Amazon sends you an email confirming your acceptance into their program.
To add affiliate links to your website, you use the Amazon SiteStripe. To learn how to use the Amazon site stripe, check out my ‘How do I add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress?‘ post.
I also have a YouTube channel with tutorials on WordPress.
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