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How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

The Amazon Affiliate program can be an easy way to make money from your website, blog or even your social media!

While signing up with a company like Amazon may seem daunting, it’s actually quite simple.

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What is the Amazon Affiliate Program?

The Amazon Affiliate program, also called Amazon Associates is one of the largest marketing affiliates in the world. 

Amazon Affiliate Marketing is HUGE!

It’s absolutely free of charge for bloggers, content creators, website owners, and publishers. You advertise products from on your website or social media by posting unique links provided by Amazon. Then, when customers, social media friends, or blog readers click the links and buy products from Amazon, YOU earn referral fees!

Even if the customer doesn’t buy the specified product, and decides to buy a new laptop instead, you still get the referral fee. Pretty nice…right?

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1. Create a Blog or Website

To become an Amazon Associate, you must have an active website, blog, app, or YouTube channel.

If you don’t have a blog or website you can always make one for FREE! I use WordPress to write and publish my blog posts. Not only is it FREE, but it’s also user-friendly and quite easy to use. Get started with your own WordPress blog today!
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When applying to be an Amazon Affiliate, you must be able to describe the purpose of your website or blog. So, have a good idea of what your site is about, the audience you’ll target, and how you’ll bring in traffic.

2. Create Your Amazon Associates Account

  • Visit Amazon Associates and then click “Join Now for Free”
  • You can either sign in to your Amazon account or make a new one
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3. Create your Amazon Associates Profile

In order for you to make a profile, you will need to sign in to your Amazon account. Then choose “New Customer”, now you can begin building your profile.

  • Enter your account information.
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  • Enter your blog, website, apps or any website you plan to share the affiliate links. This can include social media (
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  • Enter your Amazon Store ID

When choosing your Amazon store ID, be mindful that it should be similar to your website name. Next, explain the purpose of your website or blog. Then, choose topics that describe it.

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  • How you plan to drive traffic to your blog or website

You will have to answer questions about how you drive traffic to your website or blog. How you use it to generate income. How you build links, and how much traffic does your website pull each month. If you don’t know, it’s okay to estimate.

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  • Enter your phone number

You will have to enter your phone number, then click the “call me now” button. A four-digit code will appear on the screen. Amazon will call and you will be prompted to enter your code. Then, your Amazon Affiliate Marketing account will be activated and complete!

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  • You will be given your Unique Amazon Associates ID and be able to enter payment and tax information.
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  • Now, you’re ready to create Amazon Affiliate Links

This is your Amazon Affiliate Marketing personal homepage. It is where you’ll find your performance dashboard. It includes an earnings overview, monthly summary, total clicks and you can also browse for products.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it! Please don’t forget to comment and share!

24 thoughts on “How to Become an Amazon Affiliate

  1. This is very helpful and not something I considered before. I’m still new to the whole blog and YouTube channel so I’ll definitely consider this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tika, thanks for the comment. Yes, Amazon Affiliate Marketing is one of the most used in the world! Don’t miss out. Good luck with your blog and YouTube!

    1. Thank you Yatiana. I’ve found Amazon Affiliate Marketing to be super easy to get started with. Good Luck!

  2. I’ve thought about doing this but I was never really sure what the process was, thanks for sharing this helpful post.

  3. Amazon is definitely one of the best affiliate markets out there! I’ve tried this before and I am doing it now with new my blog. Signing up though is kinda tricky as recently, they don’t just accept international applicants’ local number. I had to use/borrow my BF’s phone number (he’s in the US) when I signed up. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Thanks for the comment Polly! Amazon can be quite particular about things. Glad you were able to sign up!

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