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Starting First Amazon Affiliate Site

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Umaro, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Umaro

    Umaro Registered Member

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    I come from a developer background so this area is a bit new.

    I'm in the process of building my first Amazon Affiliate site and have a few questions. I'm targeting a niche group of products and I don't mind doing all the manual work of hand crafting descriptions, saving the image from the amazon link, and making each post and putting in the right category. I wrote a few pages on the site (about, contact, amazon affiliate disclaimer) but the site is basically a http://www.shutupandtakemyyen.com/ type site and the main page is just an assortment of hand picked listings. So how do I get approved?

    I've made some mock posts like the shutup site but with a normal amazon link instead of an AA link. I have about 4 up right now. I'm not looking for a plugin to automatically insert a bunch of "similar content" as I want to individually add each product. I did read through the megaposts and I'm not looking for advice on ranking or anything like that but do have some specific questions to get started.

    1. What else would I need to do to get approved and swap the link for AA link and start using them?
    2. Can/should I use my personal amazon account (that I use regularly to purchase things) to make my affiliate account? Looks like you need to use real information for tax purposes.
    3. What happens if I get rejected? How long until I can reapply?
    4. How do you handle price fluctuations?
    5. Anything else I should know?


    I'm not doing this as a get rich quick scheme, I'm interested in building this little site and working on it for myself and a few friends that wanted it. So even moderate success would be exciting as this is a side project.
     
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    how you like to bring traffic there ... this kind of pages normally don't rank anywhere.
     
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    Build the site up so it doesn't look like you just started it today, then apply for approval, just do it under your same account.
    Your also not allowed to display prices, unless you can make them real time.
     
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  4. Umaro

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    What's that threshold? I mean, I did just start it recently. I could keep adding my manual posts (which is a picture of the product and description in a tile view) for a month and maybe have like 30 up there. Would that be enough? I won't display prices yet but in the future that doesn't seem to tough to implement.
     
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    why are you making an e-commerce looking site for amazon affiliate? it wont end well

    You need to write your own review of the products for amazon, google, and visitors to like your website.
     
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    like 5 years to late, aint you?
     
  8. Umaro

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    Not trying to make a cash grab here. Just something that works even with low low low traffic.