Amazon closed my associates account because of "underdeveloped site"

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I use Amazon affiliate with social media and I don't bother with my site, I created one on weebly and didn't bother with it since then, after 5 months amazon decided to close my account because my site was underdeveloped or something like this, what should I do now? I even lost money on this, Is there a way to deal with this issue? what do you use as your personal site on amazon?

Here is the email:

Hello,

Upon review, we are unable to accept your application because we were not able to view your site. This is due to one or more of the following reasons.

- Your website was unavailable to be viewed by the public or requires a password
- The server response was too long and the browser timed out
- The URL provided was invalid
- The site was either under construction or not yet published

When reviewing an application, we need to have a valid URL for your web site so that we can view it to be sure it fits in with our program. Unfortunately, we are not able to review an application once it has been rejected. Once your site has been developed further to be visible, and contain beneficial content, you are welcome to submit a new application


Is it impossible to use amazon affiliate without a developed personal site? I wonder all these streamers or people on social media, how do they amazon affiliate without owning a developed site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Amazon stipulates the 'site requirement' when you sign up. You are assuming others don't have sites - based on what? Those with sites advertise on social media, too.


    Amazon gave you the 'answer' - build a site/blog with relevant content, put the site online (hosting)....and reapply.



    I know it's boring - but if you take the time to read requirements and TOS of sites you want to use - it will save you time and frustration later.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      read requirements
      Our resident comedienne. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Shanks88
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Our resident comedienne. :-)
        And who are you to talk like that? Zuckerberg in disguise? You seem to have a jerky attidute in most of your posts, do you have anything to show at all or are you just a failure trying to boost your broken self esteem with posts like this in a forum? If you can't show proper respect and be helpful then don't post on my threads. I accept criticism but I don't accept stupid posts like this. My advice to you is to keep your profanity in check otherwise it might not end well for you in real life but I guess you are not so brave on the real world aren't you?

        I have very good reasons to ask, I have seen examples of other people, I'm not saying that a site is not needed but it probably doesn't have to be advanced or updated, you can probably make something very basic and focus on social media or twitch.
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Shanks88 View Post

          And who are you to talk like that?
          Please refer to the tagline in my avatar. All your questions are answered.

          Zuckerberg in disguise?
          I've been called worse!

          You seem to have a jerky attidute in most of your posts,
          Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

          do you have anything to show at all or are you just a failure trying to boost your broken self esteem with posts like this in a forum?
          I guess the jig is up. And here I thought I could fool all of the people, all of the time.

          If you can't show proper respect and be helpful then don't post on my threads.
          Unfortunately, it's an open forum. Once you post, anyone can respond. You can always use the 'ignore' feature if my mindless drivel is such a huge shock to your delicate sensibilities.

          I accept criticism but I don't accept stupid posts like this.
          That's the funny thing about life. It's simply chock-full of surprises - not all of them welcome.

          My advice to you is to keep your profanity
          Which word, precisely, was profane? was it, "our," "resident" or comedienne?

          in check otherwise it might not end well for you in real life but I guess you are not so brave on the real world aren't you?
          It's well known that I'm a huge coward and only post knowing that no one can get at me. Your threat, alone, has me soiling myself.

          Hopefully, you feel much better, now. I know I certainly do.

          Please do enjoy the rest of your day. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Shanks88 View Post

    . . . I created one on weebly and didn't bother with it since then . . . Is there a way to deal with this issue?



    Yes, there is a very simple way to deal with this issue . . .


    You are trying to become Amazon's affiliate. If you want to play in their game, you do it by following their rules. In this case, it's the Golden Rule: Amazon has the gold so they make all the rules!


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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    what should I do now? I even lost money on this, Is there a way to deal with this issue? what do you use as your personal site on amazon?

    Best - and only thing to do Shanks is to:

    - buy your domain and hosting
    - build a respected blog on Wordpress dot org

    Peep my blog. I am an Associate. In a million years, Amazon could not call my blog under-developed because I stocked it with useful content over the course of years. They want to align with respected sellers so you need to earn that respect by showing off what you know. Show off your know-how; run a self-hosted blog.

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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    I'm guessing this is one of those instances where I should be elated to have certain individuals on 'ignore.' This is the absolute greatest forum feature since sliced bread. lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Shanks88
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      I'm guessing this is one of those instances where I should be elated to have certain individuals on 'ignore.' This is the absolute greatest forum feature since sliced bread. lol
      Are you going to put me on ignore? oh man how am I even going to cope with that? do you hope that after stating that, I will return and say "No don't put on ignore I really love you"? I would rather give you a further beating so I can extract more satisfaction from your suffering, I'm a relentless emotionless machine you b*tch, I should put an avatar too where it says "I don't sugar-coat emos or smartasses, I abuse them instead" You should find a better audience for your crap.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Shanks88 View Post

        Are you going to put me on ignore?
        Never. I was not referring to you.

        oh man how am I even going to cope with that?
        Well, you did manage to make it through life before encountering me. I'm sure you'll even be more successful now as you have someone to emulate and something to aspire, to.

        .
        do you hope that after stating that, I will return and say "No don't put on ignore I really love you"?.
        Why would I ever expect you to be different than anyone else. My love cup runneth over.

        I would rather give you a further beating so I can extract more satisfaction from your suffering,.
        Please, have mercy on my wretchedness. Oh, the humanity.

        I'm a relentless emotionless machine you b*tch,.
        Oh, I love it when you talk dirty.

        I should put an avatar too where it says "I don't sugar-coat emos or smartasses, I abuse them instead".
        The only thing you abuse is hidden under the covers.

        You should find a better audience for your crap.
        Are you kidding me. WF pays me for the comic relief.

        Who's your daddy???
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        • Profile picture of the author Shanks88
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          Are you kidding me. WF pays me for the comic relief.

          Who's your daddy???
          Who's my daddy? wait, does this mean that the above post was supposed to be offensive and I got beated? I didn't realize that until I read the last sentence, sorry but that hardly tickled.

          No, WF pays you so you can offer relief to the "true" warriors of this forum, do you know how hard it is to be a warrior? living in constant adrenaline rush, risking your life, watching corpses left and right, it's not a life for anyone, it makes you build up a lot of rage and you need to release it somewhere and that's where you kick in, by acting like the perfect punchbag, you absorb all the anger and offer conform to your customer. I can see now why they pay you, you are very beneficial, every warrior needs you.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    If you can't show proper respect and be helpful then don't post on my threads. I accept criticism but I don't accept stupid posts like this.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      "Sheldon, I told you when you were a kid, it's alright to be smarter than everyone else, but you can't go around pointing it out." ~ Mary Cooper
      A man should always be his own, best spokesperson. No one is going to do your bragging, for you. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author breedskool
    It sure happens, this is because of their policies to protect against seeming fraudulent and inappropriate vendors posing to legitimate posses an existing business. it doesn't take much to scale this phase...just upgrade and you would find the gate pass in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    And who are you to talk like that?

    He was talking to me when he said that - and knows me well enough to do that.



    Sometimes more than one 'conversation' going on in a thread so not all comments aimed at you...best not to take offense so quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shanks88
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      He was talking to me when he said that - and knows me well enough to do that.



      Sometimes more than one 'conversation' going on in a thread so not all comments aimed at you...best not to take offense so quickly.
      I normally would not but I have some experience with him from other threads, he is certainly very capable to throw provocative stuff like this out of nowhere. W/e, I didn't mean to show my ugly side in a forum like this, I should have talked with him private.

      I don't think the trash talking fits any purpose at all, maybe you should delete the posts or even the whole thread? even though there are some useful answers here.
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        Originally Posted by Shanks88 View Post

        I normally would not but I have some experience with him from other threads, he is certainly very capable to throw provocative stuff like this out of nowhere. W/e, I didn't mean to show my ugly side in a forum like this, I should have talked with him private.
        Private? That's no fun. My work demands that it be shared with the world.

        I don't think the trash talking fits any purpose at all, maybe you should delete the posts or even the whole thread? even though there are some useful answers here.
        You need to pay attention to the 'Quote' functionality of the forum. I quoted Ms. Kay and was responding to what she wrote. You then pounced on my comment. Although I am quite the magnanimous individual, I do stand-up for myself.

        BTW - I don't do "trash talking." Sardonic wit is my artistic medium of choice. I do realize that it takes a certain level of comprehension to appreciate it. I can't be held responsible for anyone's shortcomings. I worked for decades to totally eliminate all of mine. Do your own work.

        G'nite, folks.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      He was talking to me when he said that - and knows me well enough to do that.
      Careful. You know how people like to talk. :-)
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