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A.mazon Associates - Newb

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by sasha-bg, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. sasha-bg

    sasha-bg Junior Member

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    Ok i'm brand new to internet marketing, but been running a few ideas through my head.

    I was looking at the A.mazon Associates program, and noticed you get approximately 5% for completed sales. Let's say that you use A.mazon for fulfilling goods that you sell, would they ban you if say you create a second A.mazon account and use one for purchasing, and the other for receiving commision.

    If the answer is definitely less, then perhaps you can create ten A.mazon accounts(using the usual stealthy methods) and spread the risk.

    So you have ten accounts, you are purchasing say £30,000 a month through A.mazon, that's £3k each, 5% of £30k = £1500, or £150 for each account, which will probably stay under the radar.

    I'm also thinking it would be probably be essential to have unlimited IP addresses, otherwise of course they will see all the sales coming from one person!, maybe they use other tracking methods like flash cookies too, in which case maybe ten user accounts on your computer.

    Just throwing an idea out there, feel free to tell me if i'm nuts.
     
  2. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    Well, you first need to buy £30,000 a month worth of stuff, so I'm not sure what the point is in spending 30k to make 1.5k?

    Secondly, I've not tried to circumvent the amazon system for self purchases, but I'm sure it could be done. However, that effort could make more money spent on other endeavors.
     
  3. sasha-bg

    sasha-bg Junior Member

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    Thanks, well buying £30k worth of stuff isn't the issue, that's easy, you are spending customer's money. Ok let me elaborate, selling on E.bay, dropshippng with A.mazon, I have done this before and have spend up to 50k on A.mazon per month.

    5% for making purchases that you were going to make anyway is a no-brainer.

    I think the method could be refined so there is minimum effort. Creating many A.mazon accounts is pretty easy, especially if you're just using most to buy.