Amazon Affiliate Program Sign-Up Guide For Beginners

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.

Let’s begin.

Amazon Affiliate Program Sign-Up Guide

Step One – Select Program Country

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.

Sign up

Step Two – Create Amazon Affiliate Account

Click the Create your Amazon Account link to create a new Amazon Affiliate account.

New account

Enter your name, email, and account password. Then, select Create your Amazon account.

Create account

Step Three – Enter Amazon Affiliate Account Information

In total, there are five steps. The first is Account Information.

Create account

Enter your payee’s name, address, and phone number. The payee’s name is for cheque payments.

Once you have entered your details, click Next.

Step Four – Enter Website Details

Website and app

Enter your website’s URL in the box under Enter your Website(s). Then click Add.

Once you have added your website URL, select Next.

Website URL

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.

Traffic source

Next, use the menus to state how you intend to generate income.

Generate income

How are you going to add links to your blog content?


Next, declare how many visitors you get to your website per month.


Why do you want to join the Amazon Affiliate program?

Why join

Finally, how did you hear about the Amazon affiliate program?

How did you hear

Complete the captcha and select Next.


Step Seven – Identity Verification

The final step is confirming your identity. Type your country code and phone number, and then select Call Me Now.

Amazon calls you with a PIN which you enter on your computer.

Call me

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

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Amazon affiliate program sign up - Beginner's guide to creating an account

Amazon Affiliate Account Information

How To Withdraw Money from Your Affiliate Account

After you create your Amazon affiliate account, I recommend setting up a payment method.

Visit my How To Withdraw Money From Your Amazon Affiliate Account article to learn more.

Amazon Payment Methods

Amazon offers three payment methods. Visit my Amazon Affiliate Payment Methods Guide article to learn more details.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

As an Amazon affiliate, you must declare that you receive a commission from promoted items.

I show how to write a disclosure for your website in my Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Examples article.

Check Affiliate Earnings

Amazon updates your performance report once every 24 hours. Visit my How To Check Amazon Affiliate Earnings post to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Program Rules

There are many ways to get your account closed. I recommend reading my How Not To Get Banned From The Amazon Affiliate Program article to learn more.


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 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.

Should you have any questions about my article, leave your questions below. I check for comments every day.