Big problem that keeps me from getting started

by tommey
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Hi!
I watched this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZgjyMqi8R8&t=1811s

where I can learn how to make an Amazon Affiliate Site, showing me the example of 'beershirts.co.uk'.

I need wzone to build a site like this. To register for wzone and make it work, I need to register and put in my Amazone Affiliate ID.

I am just getting started on Affiliate marketing, so I haven't signed up for an account yet. And I am hesitating to do so, since I read that you need to make 3 sales in the first 3 months, or your Amazon Affiliate account gets automatically deactivated.

So I wanted to build a website first, get traffic over time (I know it will take some) and then sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program. Realistically, I won't make any sale in the first 3 months, since I will be busy with building the site and learning how to do it.


How can I overcome this problem?
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    I've never heard this about deactivation. Neither have a lot of other occasional Amazon affiliate marketers.For a lot people its just a sideline or an occasional link on a post for a product. It might be an older policy. See this previous Warrior Discussion...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Million
    You can easily get around this by having a few friends click on your affiliate link and purchase something. If they won't do it out of the kindness of their heart, offer to pay for the item for them. Get something small but that will be useful like batteries, dish soap, etc...You might spend $20-$30 buying items for your friends but it will keep your account in good standing if you're worried about deactivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Herewegoagain
    Do you have an email list already or a blog following? Have you considered promoting relevant products from JVZoo, Clickbank etc. to get the ball rolling.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Feel your fear of not making sales. Now. Then let it go. Then move on and create the account. Do not obey fears; fears are not real and lie to you. Move forward and prosper.
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  • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
    There are plugins thst let you build amazon sites very easily. The next would be to get right traffic and make sales. Once you have determined those you can move quickly...
    But have a strategy first. You should probably have site built first. Then apply for amazon affiliate it might take few days. But know how and from where you going to get traffic, once you have pieces you are all set to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gladys92
      Do you consider other affiliate networks like Jvzoo or Clickbank, it is suitable and easier for beginners. There are some Vendors on Jvzoo who approve affiliators with 0 sale. Also, while you promote products on these sites, it's a good chance to improve SEO skills and building website (dont have to code) like Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveMartin
    Myself and many others who have built Amazon sites usually focus on traffic first before adding the Amazon affiliate links. There are many other affiliate programs you can use in place of Amazon before you gain momentum, you could use Adsense or Media.net.
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    Sales? Amazon? You're just a digital drone right now, who is wandering here and there; Be the owner of a drone. It'll take significant amount of time and effort to reach a certain position at least a few years from now.
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  • Profile picture of the author steveshills
    tommy just get started dude, worst case situation monetize with another affiliate program, most important thing for you right now is to kick the fears to one side, also where you generating traffic from??
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  • Well.
    You can make money within your first 3 months.

    It all depends on how you market your website.

    For me personally,Quora is my number 1 source of targeted traffic and you can use it almost with any niche by helping questioners there.

    The more answers you write,the more traffic you can drive almost overnight depending on how many and valuable answers you write.

    I wish you good luck and much success!
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  • Profile picture of the author SpaceNL
    Don't be afraid of any deactivation. I created an account and didn't make a single sale. After a while I got deactivated. But the process to reactivate the accounts was easier than signing up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emerson Tarley
    Don't worry about that, yes it's true if you don't do 3 sales in 3 months your account will be deleted. But as you said you can start developing the site and drive traffic and once you reach 100 people a day, for example, you could start putting the affiliate link and have a good chance of making some sales.

    Don't worry too much, what you are doing is called paralysis by analysis.

    It's normal at the beginning but once you become more experienced with online businesses you will take action faster
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    How can I overcome this problem?
    Don't make your business totally dependant on Amazon or any other single platform or program.
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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by tommey View Post

    Hi!
    I watched this video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZgjyMqi8R8&t=1811s

    where I can learn how to make an Amazon Affiliate Site, showing me the example of 'beershirts.co.uk'.

    I need wzone to build a site like this. To register for wzone and make it work, I need to register and put in my Amazone Affiliate ID.

    I am just getting started on Affiliate marketing, so I haven't signed up for an account yet. And I am hesitating to do so, since I read that you need to make 3 sales in the first 3 months, or your Amazon Affiliate account gets automatically deactivated.

    So I wanted to build a website first, get traffic over time (I know it will take some) and then sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program. Realistically, I won't make any sale in the first 3 months, since I will be busy with building the site and learning how to do it.


    How can I overcome this problem?
    You should never ever "hear" things from somewhere and believe it. You will waste lot of time and effort by doing that. Amazon doesn't do anything like that. Visit Amazon and check there terms and conditions..
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by salsym View Post

      You should never ever "hear" things from somewhere and believe it. You will waste lot of time and effort by doing that. Amazon doesn't do anything like that. Visit Amazon and check there terms and conditions..
      Amazon certainly does do something like that. Here's the facts:

      "Thank you again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We are reaching out to you because we have not seen qualified sales activity on your account. As a reminder, Associate accounts that have not referred three required sales to Amazon.com within 180 days of sign-up will be automatically rejected. At this time, you have 90 days left to drive qualified sales and avoid termination and closure of your account."

      You can believe it, when you 'hear it' from me. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Marshall
    thanks for the input given
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  • Profile picture of the author FrederikSG
    It seems to me that you yourself answered your own question! If you want to create a site in parallel respect in Amazon Affiliate, then it's risky, it's better to do all the work in stages.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenhenbie
    Yes It's a new rule they have brought in. As mentioned in earlier go for products for example JVZoo or Clickbank. Why promote a product where you get $3 for a sale when you can get $50 commission for the same work.
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  • Profile picture of the author newxxx
    i've had an amazon account for years and years - never made a single sale - never been deactivated

    so no fears there
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Mistake No.1.

    Stop over thinking things and 'start' taking action!

    The ONLY people that make money online are the 'Stupid' people!

    Why?

    Because everyone else is STILL trying to get their ducks in a line up.

    PS: I have a video on you tube that's titled "How Come Only Stupid People Make Money Online".

    If you're indecisive right now it can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author megakits123
    No other way. Amazon will close your account if you are not getting 3 proper sales. They will actually review at that time only.

    Build a site and generate good traffic. Then you will easily make those sales and get through amazon.
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