How should I go about becoming an amazon affiliate if I live in North Carolina?

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As I'm sure most of you are aware amazon does not offer affiliate programs to people in North Carolina. I am really losing out by not being able to utilize Amazon as an affiliate. I've read a post I saw on a blog once about Viglink but I am to new to this to know what the right decision is. What suggestions do you all have for me? Thanks!

Note: It might be worth taking note that amazon is not my only affiliate on my site.

EDIT: Just got off the phone with amazon. The ban HAS been lifted. North Carolina residents can sign up for the Amazon affiliate program.


Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Mayers
    Originally Posted by TekNite View Post

    As I'm sure most of you are aware amazon does not offer affiliate programs to people in North Carolina. I am really losing out by not being able to utilize Amazon as an affiliate. I've read a post I saw on a blog once about Viglink but I am to new to this to know what the right decision is. What suggestions do you all have for me? Thanks!

    Note: It might be worth taking note that amazon is not my only affiliate on my site.

    Daniel
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    Hey Daniel,

    Just because you can't be an Amazon affiliate, doesn't mean that you can't make money with it.

    You can get really creative, and just do your own form of DSD, or DropshippingDomination, simply by doing product research, and copy and pasting images to Ebay, but with a slighly higher price than what you would buy that product from Amazon for to ship to your buyer.

    This way, you are still netting profit for every sale you make.

    Just my two cents, but I hope this gives you some ideas!

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    • Profile picture of the author TekNite
      Originally Posted by Josh Mayers View Post

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      Hey Daniel,

      Just because you can't be an Amazon affiliate, doesn't mean that you can't make money with it.

      You can get really creative, and just do your own form of DSD, or DropshippingDomination, simply by doing product research, and copy and pasting images to Ebay, but with a slighly higher price than what you would buy that product from Amazon for to ship to your buyer.

      This way, you are still netting profit for every sale you make.

      Just my two cents, but I hope this gives you some ideas!

      -Josh
      Thank you for the reply. Could you elaborate on this just a little bit please? It's sounds very interesting. Thanks

      Daniel
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        Who says you can't incorporate in Nevada or Delaware?

        If it's not allowed in your state, just do business in another state.

        If in Nevada as an example; you have an office there, mail forwarding, call forwarding etc..

        Check into it.

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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Uh why not call Amazon to confirm, but I more than believe the Ban on North Carolina was lifted as of February this year!
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          • Profile picture of the author TekNite
            Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

            Uh why not call Amazon to confirm, but I more than believe the Ban on North Carolina was lifted as of February this year!
            I know something with the taxes happened in feb. I will call in the morning. I realllly hope this is true. = ) Thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
          Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

          Who says you can't incorporate in Nevada or Delaware?

          If it's not allowed in your state, just do business in another state.

          If in Nevada as an example; you have an office there, mail forwarding, call forwarding etc..

          Check into it.

          Patrick
          That's what I was gonna say. Incorporate in Delaware and use a registered agent. Also get an EIN.

          If you do those 2 things you'll have no issue being an Amazon affiliate.

          Most of the time, not being able to promote Amazon in certain states is the direct result of a tax issue within that state's tax code.

          When you're incorporated, you fall under different tax codes. Amazon KNOWS that some people do that - and they don't care because they don't have any reason to.
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        • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
          Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

          Who says you can't incorporate in Nevada or Delaware?

          If it's not allowed in your state, just do business in another state.

          If in Nevada as an example; you have an office there, mail forwarding, call forwarding etc..

          Check into it.

          Patrick
          ^^THIS^^

          Probably your best solution if you find that the ban hasn't been lifted.
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          • Profile picture of the author TekNite
            Just got off the phone with amazon. The ban HAS been lifted. North Carolina residents can sign up for the Amazon affiliate program. I'm pretty excited. = )
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