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How to create an Amazon Associates affiliate marketing account
How to create an Amazon Associates affiliate marketing account
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Amazon Associates is an affiliate marketing program that allows you to make a commission on products through Amazon. In order to monetize your site using Amazon Associates, you’ll have to create an account first. Creating an Amazon Associates account is super simple, so let’s jump in. Step 1: Sign in to Amazon.com Click here to go to the Amazon.com Associates Central homepage. Even if you don’t have an account yet, from the Amazon Associates homepage, we need to click ‘Sign in’ in the middle of the page, in the top right corner on desktop, or in the menu in the top left corner on mobile.
If you don’t have an Amazon account, on the bottom of the Sign-In form, there will be a button to ‘Create your Amazon Account’. If you have an account already, you can sign in. Fill out the registration form and confirm your email. You may be asked to add your mobile number. You can do this now or skip it and come back to it later. Once you’re logged into Amazon.com, we can move to step 2. Step 2: Create an Amazon Associates Account Click here to go to the Amazon.com Associates Sign Up page. Follow the instructions and fill out the form. There are a few pages to this form, so make sure you go through them all. They are: ‘Account Information,’, ‘Website and Mobile App List’, ‘Profile’, and ‘Start Using Associates Central’. Account Information Fill out all of your personal information. This information should be how you would like it to appear on your checks. Website and Mobile App List Enter all of the websites, or mobile apps, that you plan on monetizing with Amazon Associates.
If you are using a Ninth Digital Website, you will enter your domain here. Once you have entered in all of your domains, you can continue forward. Here’s how the Amazon Associates application works: After you have made a few sales, Amazon will review your website to make sure it fits their guidelines. You have 180 days to make 3 sales or your account will not qualify. Don’t worry, though, you can just try again. Once Amazon has reviewed the application, one of two things will happen. You will either successfully join the program and continue to sell, or, if the application gets rejected, have to start the process again. Profile Filling out your Amazon Associates Profile is the next step. Complete each section of this form to the best of your ability. Make sure you fill out all the recommended questions and check the box for the ‘Operating Agreement’ at the bottom. Once it’s all filled out, click ‘Finish’ on the bottom right. Start Using Associates Central At this point, you are just about done. The only thing left is to enter in your payment and tax information, but this can be done later. You now have full access to Amazon Associates Central 24 hours a day, and you’ll notice you now have a unique Associate ID. Your Associate ID is how Amazon will use know who is driving the traffic, and hopefully sales, to their website. The ID is embedded in any link you create using your Associates tools. When a user clicks on that link and purchases something on Amazon, you get a small commission for that sale. Click ‘Finish’, and head through to the Amazon Associates Central dashboard. What’s next for Amazon Associates? We will show you how to create an Amazon Associates affiliate ad. Once you know how to create an ad, you will be ready to start earning money through Amazon.
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