Whats the deal with Amazon

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I have tried and tried to sign up as an associate. Finally I googled why Colorado wasn't on their list of states which is required to finish the application. From what I understand Colorado is banned from amazon due to tax issues with legislature.

So my next question is what is an alternative?
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  • Profile picture of the author Niko A Berezkin
    Amazon is about as big as it gets with affiliate marketing potential on the widest selection of goods available. I'm also CO based. I read somewhere that you could set up a PO BOX and bank account in a different state, and become an affiliate that way. Haven't tried, but makes sense, if you really want to go that route.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
    You can be an Amazon Affiliate using a 3rd party service such as Skimlinks.com

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Canfield
    AvantLink Affiliate Network may be an option for you. They have a lot of different companies and products you can promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author raffman999
    You could try Squidoo if all else fails (i.e. the suggestions above). They allow you to use their Amazon account on the Lenses you create, but you split the profit.
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    • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
      Originally Posted by raffman999 View Post

      You could try Squidoo if all else fails (i.e. the suggestions above). They allow you to use their Amazon account on the Lenses you create, but you split the profit.
      Steer clear of Squidoo unless you want to wake up one day and find your entire world has been crushed. There have been way too many people who have lost everything because Squidoo decided they wanted to ban them.
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        Originally Posted by miklanderson2 View Post

        Steer clear of Squidoo unless you want to wake up one day and find your entire world has been crushed. There have been way too many people who have lost everything because Squidoo decided they wanted to ban them.
        I haven't heard of many people lost everything with Squidoo. Isn't the reason usually because the person either uses non original content or their lens are about a topic which isn't allowed. Blogger on the other hand, bans people for no reason.
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

          I haven't heard of many people lost everything with Squidoo. Isn't the reason usually because the person either uses non original content or their lens are about a topic which isn't allowed. Blogger on the other hand, bans people for no reason.
          It happens on Squidoo too,just recently. You can read this thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-seconds.html
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          • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
            Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

            It happens on Squidoo too,just recently. You can read this thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-seconds.html
            I've always been a little weary of Squidoo because of this. They seems to be pretty happy to shut down a lens for very minor reasons. That, and the fact that they take a pretty big chunk of your earnings by displaying their own affiliate links about half the time.
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            • Profile picture of the author thedark
              Actually you are not losing anything by not promoting amazon affiliate products. I am working with shareasale, cj, ejunkie, and many other merchants who have their own affiliate membership setup, and from all those, amazon is the least. Only some bucks every months.

              For example, on shareasale, a merchant gives me 10% comission on solar panels, while amazon gives 4 or 6% on books, mobile apps, movies or games. Pheraps the commisions are ok for other good they sell, but, it is their affiliate policy. You will be paid only for products that are added to the shopping cart in the first session of the buyers visit to amazon. If he closes the amazon window, and after 5 minutes he comes again and buy something, you will not be paid.
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              • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
                You can set up a company in another state and use that address. I'm from Colorado and make a good amount of money on Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Cj.com, EBay, Linkshare, Walmart.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    Get a new address with a maildrop. Maybe Amazon is more particular these days, but in the past this worked fine.

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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I wouldn't miss up with Amazon (if you ever made a purchase through them in your state they will track you down).

    If you looking for other affiliated network (and there are many who pays off), I will suggest to check Ad Networks - CPA, CPM, CPL - Millionaire Makers..
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