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How to Become an Amazon Associate: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Become an Amazon Associate. The Amazon Associates program allows you to generate revenue by placing links to Amazon products on your personal website. Each time someone purchases a product by clicking on a link from your website,...

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<b class="whb">Set up your website or blog.</b> To apply for the Amazon Associates program, you will need a website address. You will also need to be able to describe basic information about your website.<sup id="_ref-1" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 1"><a href="#_note-1">[1]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">Visit the Amazon Affiliate program’s website to create an account.</b> Visit <a rel="nofollow" class="external free" href="http://affiliate-program.amazon.com">http://affiliate-program.amazon.com</a> and click “join now for free” in the top right corner of the screen. Sign into your existing Amazon account if you are already an Amazon customer by entering your email address and password. Click “sign in using our secure server” after you’ve finished.<sup id="_ref-2" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 2"><a href="#_note-2">[2]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">Click “I am a new customer” to create a new Amazon account.</b> Enter your name, email address, and choose a password to create a new account. Click “sign in using our secure server” after entering the requested information.<sup id="_ref-3" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 3"><a href="#_note-3">[3]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">List the websites and mobile apps you plan to use as an Associate.</b> Compile a list of all the websites and mobile apps where you plan to display Amazon Associate links, banners, and ads. You must list at least one website or mobile app. The maximum number of websites or apps you can list is 50.<sup id="_ref-5" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 5"><a href="#_note-5">[5]</a></sup><ul>
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<b class="whb">Answer questions about traffic and content to complete your profile.</b> Describe your website in as much detail as possible to have a better chance of being accepted as an Amazon associate. Follow the prompts to indicate what type of website you have, its subject matter, and how you drive traffic to your site.<sup id="_ref-6" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 6"><a href="#_note-6">[6]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">Wait for a phone call to verify your identity.</b> List your phone number then wait for an automated phone call. You will be given a PIN number that you will enter into the provided field to verify your identity.<sup id="_ref-7" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 7"><a href="#_note-7">[7]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">Read and agree to the contract terms, then click “finish.</b>” Click on the blue hyperlink to read the Amazon Associates contract terms. Once you’ve read the agreement, check the box to indicate that you agree to the stated terms. Click “finish” to complete your application.<sup id="_ref-8" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 8"><a href="#_note-8">[8]</a></sup><ul><li>Consider printing or downloading the contract agreement so that you can refer to it later.</li></ul>
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<b class="whb">Remember your Associates ID number and wait for approval.</b> Write down your unique Associates ID number that is generated for you once you’ve completed the application. Amazon will contact you within 1 to 3 business days to let you know whether your Associates account has been approved.<sup id="_ref-9" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 9"><a href="#_note-9">[9]</a></sup>
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<b class="whb">Study tips on how to <a href="/Make-Money-With-Amazon-Affiliate-Program" title="Make Money With Amazon Affiliate Program"><b class="whb">start making money</b></a> with your Associates account.</b> Examine the tips listed below where your Associates ID is displayed. This will give you an idea of how to begin building links to Amazon products on your personal website or mobile app.<sup id="_ref-10" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 10"><a href="#_note-10">[10]</a></sup><ul><li>Consider how to select products that can be easily integrated with your website's content to generate increased product interest.</li></ul>
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<b class="whb">Skim through the Associates Central page and add links to your website.</b> Browse the Associates Central page to find interesting products to link to your website. You will be permitted to add links as soon as you’ve submitted your application.<sup id="_ref-11" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 11"><a href="#_note-11">[11]</a></sup><ul><li>Keep in mind that you won’t be paid for any purchases made through your links until your account has been approved.</li></ul>
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<b class="whb">Consider sharing product links on social media.</b> Look for products you know your friends and family will like to share on social media, making sure your affiliate code is in the link. This way, you can earn a little extra on everything sold on Amazon's main page.<sup id="_ref-12" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 12"><a href="#_note-12">[12]</a></sup><ul><li>To share a product link easily on Twitter, shorten the link first with a service like bit.ly.</li></ul>
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<b class="whb">Choose how you'd like to get paid once your application is accepted.</b> Visit your Associates profile to indicate whether you'd like to receive a direct deposit, a check, or an Amazon gift card as payment for any sales you make. Add different kinds of product links and ads to your website to continue generating revenue.<sup id="_ref-13" class="reference" aria-label="Link to Reference 13"><a href="#_note-13">[13]</a></sup><ul><li>Explore the different advertisement options available through the Associates Central page.</li></ul>
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							<div class="qa_answer answer">You just need to sign up on free services like Blogger or WordPress and simply follow the directions. However, you will end up with a sub-domain. A sub-domain is good enough to start as an affiliate, as long as the new website has relevant content and substantial traffic. </div>
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							<div class="qa_answer answer">Yes, but the site needs to have content. If it's an empty site, they won't accept you.</div>
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							<div class="qa_answer answer">You get paid when they buy the product that the link lead to, or if they click on the link and buy anything else from Amazon.</div>
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							<div class="qa_answer answer">Yes, you simply paste the link of a product while signed into your affiliated account and it will work.</div>
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							<div class="qa_answer answer">Yes, as long as you have content and it is written in English.</div>
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